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Understanding MCS: A Therapist's Guide to Multiple 
Chemical Sensitivity and Environmental Illness, 
Roselle P. O'Brien, LMHC

Newly Updated!--Understanding MCS is an accessible 
introduction to Multiple Chemical Sensitivity, 
Environmental Illness, and mast cell related disorders 
that is aligned with the DSM-5. Written primarily for 
therapists--social workers, mental health counselors, expressive and
creative arts therapists, psychologists--it is intended to inform all 
clinicians and healthcare professionals on how to recognize environmental 
illnesses and the signs and symptoms with which clients may present. 
Understanding MCS offers DSM-5 assessments and coding for these hard to 
recognize and often difficult to manage chronic diseases as well as 
providing client-focused supports, guidelines for reasonable 
accommodations, insights regarding treatment planning, and practical 
suggestions for ways to adapt counseling practices in order to best 
serve individuals living with these chronic illnesses.

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Understanding MCS: An Agency/Provider Guide to Multiple 
Chemical Sensitivity & Environmental Illness, 
Roselle P. O'Brien, LMHC

This much needed book provides insights as well as tools 
and strategies to educate agency administrators, management, 
and staff regarding the specific needs of clients with these 
environmental Illnesses (EIs) as well as what should be implemented 
regarding initial home safety, client safety, and needs assessments, training 
for staff and direct care providers, ongoing supervision and training, 
scheduling considerations, and more. Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS) is 
a real, physiological environmental illness affecting growing numbers of 
people including veterans returning home and needing care. Understanding 
MCS: An Agency/Provider Guide can be used to inform all healthcare 
professionals as they plan the care and services they will provide for 
individuals suffering from the very serious chronic illnesses of MCS, 
mastocytosis, MCAS, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, and other mast 
cell activation spectrum related disorders.

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Eco-Health & the Continuum of Care, Roselle P. O'Brien 

Agencies and organizations around the world are recognizing 
ecosystem awareness and ecosystem understanding as key in 
preventative medicine and healthcare, and imperative in the 
management and treatment of diseases. Eco-Health & the 
Continuum of Care examines eco-health, the face of our 
changing healthcare system, and the very real and difficult needs of 
individuals living with chronic environmental illnesses. Eco-Health & the 
Continuum of Care provides a solid foundation in the basics of our 
healthcare system structure, medical models, the doctor-patient relationship 
within these models, and the impact of human behaviors on health, disease, 
and the ecosystems with which we co-exist and depend upon to survive.

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The Essential Intermodal Creative Arts Therapy Primer for 
ICAF/ICAT Certification, Roselle P. O'Brien

The required handbook for all students enrolled in CELA's 
Intermodal Creative Arts Facilitator (ICAF) Certification 
Program and Intermodal Creative Arts Therapist (ICAT) 
Certification Program. The Essential Primer is not only a 
step-by-step guide for applying to internships and the CELA 
internship process, it also provides needed information about Intermodal 
Creative Arts Therapy in practice--intake, assessments, planning for sessions, 
documentation, professional ethics--and insights regarding the languages of 
the arts areas, the language of medicine, and how these separate approaches 
to healing can learn from and communicate with each other in order to best 
serve the needs of their clients.

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The Preschool Curriculum Handbook: An Arts-Based Curriculum, 
Roselle P. O'Brien

The Preschool Curriculum Handbook is an arts-based curriculum 
that provides teachers, directors, preschool professionals, 
and preschools of all kinds with a cohesive program and strong 
framework for learning. Aligned with the Common Core State 
Standards, NAEYC guidelines for accreditation, and the MA Curriculum 
Frameworks, teachers create and implement their own lessons following the 
Preschool Curriculum Handbook format and strategies. User-friendly and easy 
to understand for teachers and parents.

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The Division of Space, R.P. O'Brien 

History of place is intertwined with our personal history 
and influences who we are. We take our experiences of home 
as children and bring them with us as adults into our 
relationships with the physical environment, with other 
people, and with ourselves. We all carry within us the places 
and spaces of home. The rooms, public areas and private, 
hallways, doorframes, how we enter and exit; lilacs and the small things 
of living.

"A rich study of gardens, architecture and New England history...combined 
with a reverie or meditation upon relations and relation (the relation to 
different spaces and times...) A prose work both lyrical and incredibly 
engaging to read..." - Bhanu Kapil

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