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How Psychologists and Counsellors Can Assist Clients with Gambling Problems

The top tips discussed: Stabilise the crisis Instil hope and belief in self-efficacy Open up “the conversation” Assess the benefits of outing the problem Monitor risk Normalise the process of making change, and work w...

The Use of Hypnosis as an Adjunct to Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy in a Workplace Injury

This case study describes the effectiveness of hypnosis in treating problem gambling, which developed as a means of stress management following a workplace injury. It demonstrates the effectiveness of hypnosis as an adjunct to cognitive–...

International Coaching Psychology Review – Special Debate Issue on Coaching Psychology Coming of Age

QUICK OVERVIEW A collection of papers that make significant and original contributions to the field of coaching psychology. A special debate issue on coaching psychology coming of age. COACHING PSYCHOLOGY during 2010 to 2011 really d...

TV viewing behaviour among preschoolers : implications for public health recommendations

Excessive television (TV) viewing in early childhood has been associated with adverse cognitive and behavioural outcomes.[1-3] A recent review of the literature revealed that TV viewing in the formative pre-school years has also been lin...

Physical activity guidelines for preschoolers: a call for research to inform public health policy

There are many challenges in developing evidence-based physical activity guidelines for preschoolers that can ensure health benefits for children. Guidelines for the preschool years have recently been developed in several countries,...

An Observational Approach to Testing Bi-Directional Parent-Child Interactions as Influential to Child Eating and Weight

Obesity among children has been on the rise globally for the past few decades. Previous research has centred mainly on self/parent-reported measures examining only uni-directional parental feeding styles and practices. Recent discussions...

Television viewing, television content, food intake, physical activity and body mass index: a cross-sectional study o...

Issue Addressed: The mechanisms underlying the relationship between television (TV) viewing and weight status in preschool aged children are not well understood. This study aimed to explore the relationships between preschool children's...

Maternal predictors of preschool child-eating behaviours, food intake and body mass index : a prospective study

This study extends McPhie et al. (2011)'s [Maternal correlates of preschool child eating behaviours and body mass index: A cross-sectional study. International Journal of Pediatric Obesity, Early Online, 1–5.] McPhie et al. (2011)’s cros...

Parent–child interactions and obesity prevention: a systematic review of the literature

Child obesity research has generally not examined multiple layers of parent–child relationships during weight-related activities such as feeding, eating and play. A literature review was conducted to locate empirical studies that measure...