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Destructive Trends in Mental Health

Destructive Trends in Mental Health Author Rogers H. Wright
ISBN-10 9781135423551
Release 2013-01-22
Pages 384
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This book takes as its inspiration the assumption that the atmosphere of intellectual openness, scientific inquiry, aspiration towards diversity, and freedom from political pressure that once flourished in the American Psychological Association has been eclipsed by an "ultra-liberal agenda," in which voices of dissent, controversial points of view, and minority groups are intimidated, ridiculed and censored. Chapters written by established and revered practitioners explore these important issues within the contexts of social change, the ways in which mental health services providers view themselves and their products, and various economic factors that have affected healthcare cost structure and delivery. In short, this book is intended to help consumers, practitioners, and policy makers to become better educated about a variety of recent issues and trends that have significantly changed the mental health fields.



Propaganda in the Helping Professions

Propaganda in the Helping Professions Author Eileen Gambrill
ISBN-10 9780195325003
Release 2012-02-20
Pages 570
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This incisive look at how propaganda has infiltrated the helping professions is essential reading for social workers, psychologists, and other helping professionals, and is an excellent supplement to courses on critical thinking and introduction to practice.



Touch in Psychotherapy

Touch in Psychotherapy Author Edward W. L. Smith
ISBN-10 1572306629
Release 2001-02-01
Pages 248
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Should a therapist ever shake hands with a client, or touch a client's hand or shoulder? There are taboos against erotic touch in psychotherapy, for excellent reasons, but what about nonerotic touch? These latter forms of physical contact are not explicitly taboo and they can be powerful forms of communication. Research and clinical experience indicate that they can contribute to positive therapeutic change when used appropriately. What, then, is appropriate use?



Response to Disaster

Response to Disaster Author Richard Gist
ISBN-10 0876309988
Release 1999-01-01
Pages 363
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First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.



Handbook of Complementary and Alternative Therapies in Mental Health

Handbook of Complementary and Alternative Therapies in Mental Health Author Scott Shannon
ISBN-10 9780126382815
Release 2002
Pages 574
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Scott Shannon is an MD, president elect of the American Holistic Medical Association, and considered a national expert on holistic psychiatry. In this book he brings together a comprehensive overview of CAM treatments, with information on their effectiveness and safety for specific patient populations and for use in treating specific disorders. Modalities covered include Acupuncture, Nutritional Medicine, Herbal Medicine, Meditation, Biofeedback, Aromatherapy and others. Coverage also includes chapters on the best CAM modalities for treatment of Anxiety and PTSD, Depression, ADD, and Addictions. Each chapter will be in a similar template, beginning with a description of the treatment, it's safety, compatibility with conventional treatments and/or contrindications, scientific documentation of it's efficacy, discussion of which disorders it is best used for, and references. Key Features * Most comprehensive overview of rapidly expanding field * Includes chapters by 24 leading psychiatric/psychological experts in these fields * Documents and rates the research base in each area * Offers practical clinical approaches for four common mental health concerns-depression, anxiety, ADHD, and addictions * Areas not yet covered in professional training * Practices commonly employed by the public (40-50% of the American public use complementary or alternative approaches) * No previous book of this nature or scope



Science and Pseudoscience in Clinical Psychology Second Edition

Science and Pseudoscience in Clinical Psychology  Second Edition Author Scott O. Lilienfeld
ISBN-10 9781462517510
Release 2014-10-12
Pages 548
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This valued resource helps practitioners and students evaluate the merits of popular yet controversial practices in clinical psychology and allied fields, and base treatment decisions on the best available research. Leading authorities review widely used therapies for a range of child, adolescent, and adult disorders, differentiating between those that can stand up to the rigors of science and those that cannot. Questionable assessment and diagnostic techniques and self-help models are also examined. The volume provides essential skills for thinking critically as a practitioner, evaluating the validity of scientific claims, and steering clear of treatments that are ineffective or even harmful. New to This Edition *Reflects the significant growth of evidence-based practices in the last decade. *Updated throughout with the latest treatment research. *Chapter on attachment therapy. *Chapter on controversial interventions for child and adolescent antisocial behavior. *Addresses changes in DSM-5.



Tuning in trouble

Tuning in trouble Author Jeanne Albronda Heaton
ISBN-10 0787901067
Release 1995-08
Pages 284
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A behind-the-scenes analysis of daytime television talk shows and their hosts charges that the shows exploit their guests and promulgate a simplistic view of psychological problems and their solutions. 25,000 first printing. National ad/promo.



Attachment Therapy on Trial

Attachment Therapy on Trial Author Jean Mercer
ISBN-10 0275976750
Release 2003
Pages 259
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The tragic and shocking story of a 10-year-old girl who was suffocated during a fringe therapy illuminates legal issues that make it difficult to ban such practices.



The Practice of Psychology

The Practice of Psychology Author Rogers Wright
ISBN-10 1891944738
Release 2001
Pages 303
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The Practice of Psychology has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Practice of Psychology also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Practice of Psychology book for free.



A Nation of Victims

A Nation of Victims Author Charles J. Sykes
ISBN-10 0312098820
Release 1992
Pages 304
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A look at "victimism" in the United States criticizes the ways in which individuals define themselves by their status as victims--of parents, men, the workplace, stress, drugs, food, and physical characteristics



The Morals and Politics of Psychology

The Morals and Politics of Psychology Author Isaac Prilleltensky
ISBN-10 0791420388
Release 1994-07-28
Pages 283
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This book explores the moral, social, and political implications of dominant psychological theories and practices. The analysis entails the therapeutic uses of psychoanalysis, cognitive, behavioral, and humanistic psychology, as well as the practice of clinical, school, and industrial/organizational psychology. It is argued that applied psychology strengthens the societal status quo, thereby contributing to the perpetuation of social injustice. Most discussions of morality in psychology deal with the ethical repercussions of practices on individual clients. This book is unique in that it deals with the social ethics of psychology; that is, with the social morality of the discipline. It is also unique in that it offers a comprehensive critique of the most popular psychological means of solving human problems. The author does not stop at the level of critique but provides a vision for including the values of self-determination, distributive justice, collaboration, and democratic participation in psychology. He shows how some of these values have already been adopted by feminist and community psychologists. Given the prominence of psychology in contemporary society, The Morals and Politics of Psychology should be of interest to mental health professionals and their clients, as well as to people concerned with morality and social justice.



Universal Healthcare

Universal Healthcare Author Nicholas A. Cummings
ISBN-10 1878978551
Release 2005
Pages 263
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This collection of essays examines the consequence of expanding behavioral healthcare within the context of current healthcare delivery and proposed models of universal care.



The Skeptical Inquirer

The Skeptical Inquirer Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015066256002
Release 2005
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The Skeptical Inquirer has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Skeptical Inquirer also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Skeptical Inquirer book for free.



Correcting Fallacies about Educational and Psychological Testing

Correcting Fallacies about Educational and Psychological Testing Author Richard P. Phelps
ISBN-10 UOM:39015082760250
Release 2009-01-01
Pages 287
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Phelps and a team of measurement specialists describe the current state of public debate about testing across fields, explain and refute the primary criticisms of testing, and present a vigorous defense of testing and practical vision for its promise and future.



The Shadow University

The Shadow University Author Alan Charles Kors
ISBN-10 9780684867496
Release 1999-07-15
Pages 432
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Universities once believed themselves to be sacred enclaves, where students and professors could debate the issues of the day and arrive at a better understanding of the human condition. Today, sadly, this ideal of the university is being quietly betrayed from within. Universities still set themselves apart from American society, but now they do so by enforcing their own politically correct worldview through censorship, double standards, and a judicial system without due process. Faculty and students who threaten the prevailing norms may be forced to undergo "thought reform." In a surreptitious aboutface, universities have become the enemy of a free society, and the time has come to hold these institutions to account. The Shadow University is a stinging indictment of the covert system of justice on college campuses, exposing the widespread reliance on kangaroo courts and arbitrary punishment to coerce students and faculty into conformity. Alan Charles Kors and Harvey A. Silverglate, staunch civil libertarians and active defenders of free inquiry on campus, lay bare the totalitarian mindset that undergirds speech codes, conduct codes, and "campus life" bureaucracies, through which a cadre of deans and counselors indoctrinate students and faculty in an ideology that favors group rights over individual rights, sacrificing free speech and academic freedom to spare the sensitivities of currently favored groups. From Maine to California, at public and private universities alike, liberty and fairness are the first casualties as teachers and students find themselves in the dock, presumed guilty until proven innocent and often forbidden to cross-examine their accusers. Kors and Silverglate introduce us to many of those who have firsthand experience of the shadow university, including: The student at the center of the 1993 "Water Buffalo" case at the University of Pennsylvania, who was brought up on charges of racial harassment after calling a group of rowdy students "water buffalo" -- even though the term has no racial connotations. The Catholic residence adviser who was fired for refusing, on grounds of religious conscience, to wear a symbol of gay and lesbian causes. The professor who was investigated for sexual harassment when he disagreed with campus feminists about curriculum issues. The student who was punished for laughing at a statement deemed offensive to others and who was ordered to undergo "sensitivity training" as a result. The Shadow University unmasks a chilling reality for parents who entrust their sons and daughters to the authority of such institutions, for thinking people who recognize that vigorous debate is the only sure path to truth, and for all Americans who realize that when even one citizen is deprived of liberty, we are all diminished.



Kindly Inquisitors

Kindly Inquisitors Author Jonathan Rauch
ISBN-10 9780226130552
Release 2013-10-01
Pages 224
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“A liberal society stands on the proposition that we should all take seriously the idea that we might be wrong. This means we must place no one, including ourselves, beyond the reach of criticism; it means that we must allow people to err, even where the error offends and upsets, as it often will.” So writes Jonathan Rauch in Kindly Inquisitors, which has challenged readers for more than twenty years with its bracing and provocative exploration of the issues surrounding attempts to limit free speech. In it, Rauch makes a persuasive argument for the value of “liberal science” and the idea that conflicting views produce knowledge within society. In this expanded edition of Kindly Inquisitors, a new foreword by George F. Will strikingly shows the book’s continued relevance, while a substantial new afterword by Rauch elaborates upon his original argument and brings it fully up to date. Two decades after the book’s initial publication, while some progress has been made, the regulation of hate speech has grown domestically—especially in American universities—and has spread even more internationally, where there is no First Amendment to serve as a meaningful check. But the answer to bias and prejudice, Rauch argues, is pluralism—not purism. Rather than attempting to legislate bias and prejudice out of existence or to drive them underground, we must pit them against one another to foster a more vigorous and fruitful discussion. It is this process that has been responsible for the growing acceptance of the moral acceptability of homosexuality over the last twenty years. And it is this process, Rauch argues, that will enable us as a society to replace hate with knowledge, both ethical and empirical. “It is a melancholy fact that this elegant book, which is slender and sharp as a stiletto, is needed, now even more than two decades ago. Armed with it, readers can slice through the pernicious ideas that are producing the still-thickening thicket of rules, codes, and regulations restricting freedom of thought and expression.”—George F. Will, from the foreword



Textbook of Men s Mental Health

Textbook of Men s Mental Health Author Jon E. Grant
ISBN-10 158562215X
Release 2007
Pages 452
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It also includes contributions by today's experts in men's mental health.