Alison Donley discovered her love for yoga when, at the age of 16, she discovered B.K.S. Iyengar's Light on Yoga in the library of the small town of Waynesboro, PA. She started yoga programs for 2 large health clubs in the West Chester area, and opened The Light Within Yoga Studio in November of 2004 after she moved to Southern Chester County. Alison created two 3-credit electives (Yoga I and Yoga II) for West Chester University, where she has began teaching in 1998. In addition, she and Pamela Walsh, owner of The Spirit of Yoga studios in West Chester and Downingtown, co-created a Yoga III course and a 200 hour yoga teacher training program at West Chester University.
Cheryl D. Gunter and Mareile Koenig
Communication Development and Disorders for Partners in Service equips participants in the service provision continuum to describe the components of language; interpret the implications of theories of language for interaction, evaluation, and intervention; describe the accomplishments in typical language development; compare and contrast typical with atypical language development; and describe the continuum of evaluation and intervention with appreciation of their contributions to this process.
Joseph B. Lejeune and Cheryl D. Gunter
Gunter and LeJeune have developed and validated a Critical Thinking Scale that allows them to evaluate four levels of critical thinking competence across five dimensions of critical thinking skill in clinical students, clinical practitioners, and clinical administrators. In a series of studies, they have documented the level of critical thinking demonstrated in the completion of various clinical service delivery tasks for simulated patients. The Gunter and LeJeune work has resulted in 26 state and national conference presentations, as well as in the publication of the book, Critical Thinking in Clinical Practice in Speech-Language Pathology.
Jasmin Tahmaseb McConatha and Karin Volkwein-Caplan
The healthy and successful transition to later life can be a difficult experience. This book discusses the historical, cultural, and social psychological factors that shape the quality of life of older women and men. A central premise of the proposed book is that where we live is vital to how we age, Thus, this book has a look at stories of older women and men who are from different cultural backgrounds.
This book makes a vital contribution to the understanding of ethics as the cornerstone of mindfulness-based practice, and will be of interest to all those involved in delivering mindfulness-based interventions, including psychologists, counselors, spiritual directors, occupational therapists, physicians, nurses, and educators.
Donald McCown and Marc S. Micozzi
We are all busy--and we all long for quiet and connection. Yet despite the growing body of evidence supporting the benefits of mindfulness, the hectic pace of modern life leaves little time to devote to meditation, relaxation, and contemplation. In New World Mindfulness, mindfulness teacher and therapist Donald McCown and physician Marc Micozzi provide techniques to successfully integrate mindfulness into real life so we can rise above the stress of work, family, and community that can easily pull us out of the moment and into states of tension, anxiety, or depression.
Donald McCown, Diane K. Reibel, and Marc S. Micozzi
Teaching Mindfulness: A Practical Guide for Clinicians and Educators brings this increasingly important discipline into clearer focus, opening dialogue for physicians, clinical and health psychologists, clinical social workers, marriage and family therapists, professional counselors, nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists, pastoral counselors, spiritual directors, life coaches, organizational development professionals, and teachers and professionals in higher education, in short, everyone with an interest in helping others find their way into the benefits of the present moment.
Donald McCown, Diane Reibel, and Marc S. Micozzi
This master-class-in-a-book is designed to guide teachers of mindfulness-based interventions (MBI) in continuing to develop more competence while raising global standards of practice and pedagogy. Starting with the central yet elusive concept of stewardship, it then expands upon the core components of MBI pedagogy. A series of reflective essays by MBI teachers from around the world foregrounds differences and challenges in meeting participants “where they are.” Such reflections are both inspiring and thought-provoking for teachers ―wherever they are. The book also provides practical guidance and tools for adjusting teaching style and content for special populations, from chronic pain patients to trauma survivors, from health care professionals to clergy, and including many others. Detailed scripts and practices, ready to adopt and adapt, offer opportunities to explore new directions in the classroom, and to continue the life-long development of the teacher.
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