Psychological Resilience Treatment Manual (PRTM) provides mental health professionals with an evidence-based guide to psychological resilience treatment designed to equip clients with a tool-box of adaptive coping strategies.

This intervention treatment manual is for practitioners working with clients to develop resilience and the skills they need to cope with daily challenges, reduce stress levels and increase general well-being, without necessarily diagnosing a specific disorder, such as anxiety or depression. The manual is structured around four guided intervention modules: Passive Coping, Self-Care Behaviour, Social Support and Active Coping. Each module encompasses four, one-hour sessions and includes a contents framework, overview, and target objectives for each session. The manual includes 16 client worksheets which correspond to each session and relapse prevention therapy is incorporated at the end of each module. Flexible in nature, the manual can be used by practitioners in its entirety, or modules can be selected as appropriate, depending on a client’s needs.

Psychological Resilience Treatment Manual is an essential resource for qualified and registered psychologists, qualified CBT practitioners, psychiatrists and postgraduate counselling psychology students.

Module 1: Passive Coping 1. The Psychology of Coping and Venting Session 2. Reviewing Behaviour Disengagement and Self-distraction activities 3. Addressing self-blame and denial tendencies 4. Metacognition and relapse prevention exercises 5. Client worksheets for Passive Coping Module Module 2: Self-Care Behaviours 6. Getting Active and Right Nutrition: Paying attention! 7. Mindfulness practice- All about thoughts, feelings and body sensations 8. Practicing self-compassion techniques 9. Learning how to relax, managing time, space and meaning-making activities. Revisiting relapse prevention exercises 10. Client worksheets for Self-Care Module Module 3: Social Support 11. Structural and Functional Social Support 12. Emotional Social Support 13. Instrumental or Material Social Support 14. Information or Cognitive Social Support and relapse prevention exercises 15. Client worksheets for Social Support Module Module 4: Active Coping 16. Introduction to active coping, stress experience and reactions 17. Positive reframing, tracking thoughts, behaviour and learning effective problem-solving techniques 18. Utilizing restraint coping, grateful journaling and relapse prevention exercises 19. Humour- an active coping strategy 20. Client worksheets for Active Coping Module