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Psychological Investigations

Psychological Investigations Author Lois Holzman
ISBN-10 9781135946289
Release 2004-11-23
Pages 222
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"Psychological Investigations" lets readers listen in on one of the most exciting developments in psychology today as it is unfolding. With the current trend in therapy reflecting a movement away from traditional psychology and towards more postmodern psychologies, social therapy, a psychotherapeutic approach developed by Fred Newman, emerges as a qualitatively new way of doing therapy. Social therapy blends philosophy, the arts, and political concerns into a group approach that focuses on improved social functioning. "Psychological" "Investigations" provides insight into the revolutionary development of social therapy--an improvisational, investigatory, development-focused method of treatment. Featuring dialogues drawn from transcripts of teaching and supervisory sessions between Newman and therapists, the book presents a comprehensive guide to the core philosophical and political issues of social therapy and the social therapeutic group process. Instead of introspection and insight--traditional means to self-realization--Newman and social therapy encourages activity, involvement and commitment to causes larger than the individual ego.



Interpersonal Psychotherapy 2E A Clinician s Guide

Interpersonal Psychotherapy 2E A Clinician s Guide Author Scott Stuart
ISBN-10 9781444137545
Release 2012-08-31
Pages 320
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'This book provides a very useful and thought-provoking account of a developing form of interpersonal psychotherapy and gives a clear guide for practising clinicians." Psychological Medicine First published in 2003, this groundbreaking text firmly established itself as a touchstone for all therapists using interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT). Key features and benefits: • A wealth of clinically-based descriptions and vignettes help bring the theory to life • Numerous case studies highlight the key issues in IPT • Reproducible diagrams and flowcharts for use by therapists and their patients • Comprehensive coverage of key theoretical issues and an up-to-date critical appraisal of IPT research New for the second edition: • Extended coverage of the clinical adaptation of IPT to post-traumatic mental health and other new applications of IPT • More on depression and common problems encountered in IPT • Coverage of training and dissemination • How to manage joint sessions and integrate techniques from other approaches and models Interpersonal Psychotherapy: a clinician's guide is the international standard for the clinical trainee seeking an introduction to IPT as well as for instructors of psychiatry residents, psychology interns and graduate students, as well as social work students. It is an accessible reference for other mental health providers and primary care practitioners.



Clinician s Guide to Research Methods in Family Therapy

Clinician s Guide to Research Methods in Family Therapy Author Lee Williams
ISBN-10 9781462516063
Release 2014-05-09
Pages 298
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A research methods text with a unique focus on evidence-based practice with couples and families, this book bridges the divide between research and clinical work. The text offers comprehensive, user-friendly coverage of measurement and design issues and basic qualitative and quantitative methods. Illustrating research concepts with clinically relevant examples and sample studies, it teaches clear steps for evaluating different types of studies and identifying common threats to validity. Of special value to therapists, it provides a systematic framework for using research to guide the selection and evaluation of interventions that meet the needs of particular clients. Pedagogical features: *End-of-chapter "Applications" sections showing how to evaluate specific methods. *Appendices with quick-reference guides and recommended resources. *Instructive glossary. See also the authors' Essential Skills in Family Therapy, Third Edition: From the First Interview to Termination, which addresses all aspects of real-world clinical practice, and Essential Assessment Skills for Couple and Family Therapists, which shows how to weave assessment into all phases of therapy.



Positive Psychotherapy for Psychosis

Positive Psychotherapy for Psychosis Author Mike Slade
ISBN-10 9781134798728
Release 2016-12-19
Pages 232
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Positive Psychotherapy for Psychosis describes a new psychological intervention, which for the first time applies emerging research from the field of positive psychology specifically to psychosis. The book contains guidance on adapting the approach for use in individual treatments, and on providing part of the intervention, either as individual sessions or by integrating Positive Psychotherapy for Psychosis sessions into other treatments. Divided into two sections – Theory and the Intervention Manual – this book offers methodologically rigorous research, case studies and detailed aims and instructions for clinicians and therapists. The structured, step-by-step manual, for use with clients, includes downloadable handouts, session materials, activities, guides and therapist tips. The manual will be a practical, positive and innovative resource for mental health professionals, providing all the material needed to deliver this evidence-based approach that is designed to improve wellbeing and reduce symptoms experienced by people living with psychosis. Positive Psychotherapy for Psychosis will be of interest to mental health clinicians working with people with psychosis, as well as clinical and counselling psychologists, psychiatrists, mental health nurses, psychotherapists, social workers, occupational therapists, support workers and peer support specialists.



Buddhist Psychology and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Buddhist Psychology and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Author Dennis Tirch
ISBN-10 9781462523269
Release 2015-10-23
Pages 266
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This user-friendly guide to the basics of Buddhist psychology presents a roadmap specifically designed for cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) practitioners. It explains central Buddhist concepts and how they can be applied to clinical work, and features numerous experiential exercises and meditations. Downloadable audio recordings of the guided meditations are provided at the companion website. Essential topics include the relationship between suffering and psychopathology, the role of compassion in understanding and treating psychological problems, and how mindfulness fits into evidence-based psychotherapy practice. The book describes an innovative case conceptualization method, grounded in Buddhist thinking, that facilitates the targeted delivery of specific CBT interventions.



Narrative Identities

Narrative Identities Author George Yancy
ISBN-10 184642139X
Release 2005-04-15
Pages 272
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In this thoughtful collection, thirteen eminent psychologists from diverse schools of thought - including social constructionism, narrative psychology, feminism, phenomenology and psychoanalysis - examine their professional identities in the context of their personal biographies. The contributors address challenging questions about identity in relation to personality development, language and socialisation. They demonstrate how their cultural and historical contexts influenced their theoretical approaches to the nature of `self' and how these ideas in turn shaped how they perceive their personal histories. This unique insight into the lives of highly influential psychologists is a valuable reference and compelling reading for psychologists reflecting on their professional practice, and for anyone investigating issues of selfhood and identity from a psychological or philosophical perspective.



Effective Brief Therapies

Effective Brief Therapies Author Michel Hersen
ISBN-10 9780080505077
Release 2000-07-06
Pages 458
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This treatment guide is based on selected disorders taken from the American Psychiatric Association DSM-IV Diagnostic Classifications. The disorders selected are treatable or responsive to brief therapy methods. The therapist or student in training can use this book to identify the elements needed for formulating a treatment plan on disorders typically encountered in clinical practice. The approaches taken are based on cognitive behavioral principles and makes use of empirical findings. However, the case study format allows the reader to see how the assessment and treatment is implemented in a "real-life" patient, and not as a clinical abstraction distilled from research studies. Moreover, the treatment plan is outlined in a manner that makes reimbursement likely from managed care organizations and insurance companies. Effective Brief Therapies is useful as a reference for therapists and as a training guide for graduate students. Case Descriptions Treatment Conceptualization Assessment Techniques Treatment Implementation Techniques Concurrent Diagnoses and Treatment Complications and Treatment Implications Dealing with Managed Care and Accountability Outcome and Follow-up Dealing with Recidivism



Treatment of Depression in Adolescents and Adults

Treatment of Depression in Adolescents and Adults Author David W. Springer
ISBN-10 1118015401
Release 2011-02-25
Pages 312
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Praise for Treatment of Depression in Adolescents and Adults "This outstanding book, written for clinicians, provides a fascinating examination of leading depression treatments supported by cutting-edge scientific evidence. The editors have assembled an impressive list of authors who expertly describe each intervention at a level of detail rarely seen in other books. Clinicians looking for guidance on how to implement evidence-based treatments for depression will find this book indispensable." —Aaron T. Beck, MD, Professor of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania President Emeritus, Beck Institute for Cognitive Therapy and Research "This is a much-needed book that can increase accessibility of empirically based treatments to practicing clinicians. The chapters are informative, readable, and peppered with clinical examples that bring the treatments to life. This book is an essential bridge to enhance dissemination of some of our most potent treatments for depression to those on the front lines of treatment delivery." —Adele M. Hayes, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychology, University of Delaware Evidence-based interventions for treating depression in adolescents and adults Part of the Clinician's Guide to Evidence-Based Practice Series, Treatment of Depression in Adolescents and Adults provides busy mental health practitioners with detailed, step-by-step guidance for implementing clinical interventions that are supported by the latest scientific evidence. This thorough, yet practical volume draws on a roster of experts and researchers in the field who have assembled state-of-the-art knowledge into this well-rounded guide. Each chapter serves as a practitioner-focused how-to reference and covers interventions that have the best empirical support for the treatment of depression, including: Cognitive Behavior Therapy Behavioral Activation Cognitive Behavioral Analysis System of Psychotherapy for Chronic Depression Easy to use and accessible in tone, Treatment of Depression in Adolescents and Adults is indispensable for practitioners who would like to implement evidence-based, culturally competent, effective interventions in their care of clients struggling with depression.



Working with Video Gamers and Games in Therapy

Working with Video Gamers and Games in Therapy Author Anthony M. Bean
ISBN-10 1138747149
Release 2018-06-14
Pages 216
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Working with Video Gamers and Games in Therapy moves beyond stereotypes about video game addiction and violence to consider the role that games play in psychological experiences and mental health. Chapters examine the factors that compel individual gamers to select and identify with particular games and characters, as well as the different play styles, genres, and archetypes common in video games. For clinicians looking to understand their clients� relationships with video games or to use games as a therapeutic resource in their own practice, this is a thoughtful, comprehensive, and timely resource.



Vygotsky at Work and Play

Vygotsky at Work and Play Author Lois Holzman
ISBN-10 9781134099863
Release 2008-12-08
Pages 168
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Vygotsky at Work and Play relates the discoveries and insights of Russian psychologist Lev Vygotsky to ordinary people and their communities. The author—working with her intellectual partner Fred Newman—has advanced a unique performance-based methodology of development and learning that draws upon a fresh and in some ways unconventional reading of Vygotsky. In this book, Holzman shows this methodology at work in key learning environments: psychotherapy, classrooms, out-of-school youth programs, and the workplace. The book vividly describes Vygotskian-inspired programs involving thousands of people from a wide range of cultural backgrounds, ages and occupations. Interwoven in each chapter are discussions of Vygotsky’s understandings of play, speaking, thinking, the zone of proximal development, the individual and the group. Holzman brings practice and theory together to provide a way forward for those who wish to liberate human development and learning from the confines of the social scientific paradigm, the institutional location of educational and psychological research, and the practices that derive from them. Vygotsky at Work and Play presents a challenge to the underlying distinctions and boundaries of psychology, most significantly to the presumption of a cognitive-emotive divide, the notion of fixed identity, the privileging of the individual over the group, and the instrumental nature of play and performance. The book is essential reading for researchers and professionals in educational and developmental psychology, psychotherapy, cultural historical activity, social science, performance studies and education.



The Handbook of Clinical Adult Psychology

The Handbook of Clinical Adult Psychology Author S. J. E. Lindsay
ISBN-10 0415072166
Release 1994
Pages 823
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The Handbook of Clinical Adult Psychology offers the most comprehensive, authoritative and practical guide for clinical psychologists in practice and in training. Building upon the reputation of the first edition this completely revised and updated edition will rapidly establish itself as the only textbook that clinical psychologists need or want.



A Clinical Guide for the Treatment of Schizophrenia

A Clinical Guide for the Treatment of Schizophrenia Author Alan S. Bellack
ISBN-10 9781475789799
Release 2013-06-29
Pages 330
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Research on the nature and treatment of schizophrenia has undergone a revival and metamorphosis in the last decade. For a long while, the field had been moribund, weighed down by an unreliable diagnostic system, pessi mism about the possibility of new discoveries, and a dearth of research funds. A number of factors have seemingly coalesced to change this situa tion, with the result that the field is now alive with excitement and optimism. Four factors seem to have played important roles in the resurgence of interest. First, prior to the publication of DSM-III in 1980 there was no reliable diagnostic system for the disorder. Previous definitions were overly general and imprecise. Consequently, the label "schizophrenia" applied to a very heterogeneous group of severely disturhed patients. It was rarely clear whether two investigators had studied comparable samples, making it im possible to determine if (flew findings were generalizahle or if failures to replicate were due to the unreliahility of the results or the fact that the investigators had studied different disorders. DSM-III has not totally re solved this problem, but it has allowed scientists to reliably identify a much more homogeneous group. As a result, it is now possible to integrate the results of different studies, making it much more likely that we can make important advances. The second important factor was the development of new technologies that promised to help uncover the nature and etiology of the disorder.



Cognitive Behavioral Protocols for Medical Settings

Cognitive Behavioral Protocols for Medical Settings Author Jennifer Labuda
ISBN-10 9781315282398
Release 2018-04-09
Pages 374
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This book offers specific evidence-based behavioral treatment plans for the most commonly observed symptoms seen in medical and clinical settings. It will address the needs of therapists who work in fast-paced clinics and are often mandated to provide time-limited and effective treatment. Intended for early career clinicians as well as experienced psychotherapists, clear goal-directed protocols are outlined in a specific manner to assist the clinician in treating frequently reported pain complaints, somatic illnesses, anxiety, sleep difficulties, panic, agitation, anger management, and more. A brief review of symptoms is followed by specific cognitive behavioral treatment strategies, quantitative treatment tracking tools, and methods to address obstacles and facilitate progress. This clinician-friendly manual will guide research based interventions and documentation needs, while also showing how the intervention can best be used to avoid common pitfalls in treatment.



Exposure Therapy for Anxiety

Exposure Therapy for Anxiety Author Jonathan S. Abramowitz
ISBN-10 9781462509690
Release 2012-12-17
Pages 398
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Exposure therapy is the most effective psychological treatment for anxiety, yet many clinicians lack confidence in their ability to implement it effectively while keeping clients engaged. This indispensable book provides guidelines for conducting exposure-based interventions and overcoming common roadblocks. Drawing on cutting-edge theory and research, the authors walk clinicians through assessment and treatment planning and demonstrate a wealth of specific exposure exercises. Chapters are organized around common anxiety triggers that may cut across different diagnoses, making it easier to tailor treatment to each individual's needs. Several reproducible handouts and forms can be downloaded and printed in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size.



Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia Author Neil A. Rector
ISBN-10 9781609182380
Release 2011-03-01
Pages 418
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From Aaron T. Beck and colleagues, this is the definitive work on the cognitive model of schizophrenia and its treatment. The volume integrates cognitive-behavioral and biological knowledge into a comprehensive conceptual framework. It examines the origins, development, and maintenance of key symptom areas: delusions, hallucinations, negative symptoms, and formal thought disorder. Treatment chapters then offer concrete guidance for addressing each type of symptom, complete with case examples and session outlines. Anyone who treats or studies serious mental illness will find a new level of understanding together with theoretically and empirically grounded clinical techniques.



Brief Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy

Brief Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy Author Alessandra Lemma
ISBN-10 9780199602452
Release 2011-06-16
Pages 256
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Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT) is a brief psychodynamic psychotherapy developed for the treatment of mood disorders. This valuable new book is a user-friendly, practical guide for the implementation of a brief psychodynamic intervention in routine clinical practice as well as in research protocols.



The Schema Therapy Clinician s Guide

The Schema Therapy Clinician s Guide Author Joan M. Farrell
ISBN-10 9781118509166
Release 2014-04-15
Pages 352
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The Schema Therapy Clinician’s Guide is a complete clinical resource for psychotherapists implementing schema therapy, group schema therapy or a combination of both in a structured, cost-effective way. The authors provide ready-made individual and group sessions with patient hand-outs. A unique resource providing ready-made individual and group schema therapy sessions, linked across schema modes, allowing clinicians to pick and choose what they need or adopt a full integrated individual and group program which can be delivered over a range of treatment lengths from a six week intensive program to a one year outpatient treatment Approaches treatment by targeting maladaptive Schema Modes rather than specific disorders, thus increasing clinical flexibility and ensuring shelf life through changes in diagnostic classification Provides step-by-step instructions and tips for therapists, along with a wealth of unique clinical resources including sample scripts, handouts, session exercises, assignment forms and patient materials Meets the current need for effective clinical treatments that can provide tangible effects on time and on budget