Destructive Trends in Mental Health

Author: Rogers H. Wright
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135423555
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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

Author: Eileen Gambrill
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0195325001
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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.

On Being a Therapist

Author: Jeffrey A. Kottler
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470565470
Format: PDF, ePub
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An updated revision of Jeffrey Kottler′s classic book reveals the new realities and inner experiences of therapeutic practice today For more than 25 years On Being a Therapist has inspired generations of mental health professionals to explore the most private and sacred aspects of their work helping others. In this new edition, he explores many of the challenges that therapists face related to increased technology, surprising research, the Internet, advances in theory and technique, as well as stress in the international and global economy, managed care bureaucracy, patients with anxiety and depression from unemployment, dysfunctional families, poor education, poverty, parenting issues, often court mandated. Consequently, there′s a wealth of new information that explores many forbidden subjects that are rarely admitted, much less talked about openly. Goes deeper than ever before into the inner world of therapist′s hopes and fears Written by Jeffrey Kottler the "conscience of the profession" for his willingness to be so honest, authentic, and courageous New chapters explore dealing with failures, reluctant patients, how clients change therapists, and more There is also increased focus on the therapist′s role and responsibility to promote issues of social justice, human rights, and systemic changes within the community and world at large.

Universal Healthcare

Author: Nicholas A. Cummings
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781878978554
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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.

Correcting Fallacies about Educational and Psychological Testing

Author: Richard P. Phelps
Publisher: Amer Psychological Assn
ISBN:
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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.

Abnormal Psychology Taking Sides Clashing Views in Abnormal Psychology

Author: Richard Halgin
Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Dushkin
ISBN:
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This Fifth Edition of TAKING SIDES: ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY presents current controversial issues in a debate-style format designed to stimulate student interest and develop critical thinking skills. Each issue is thoughtfully framed with an issue summary, an issue introduction, and a postscript. An online instructor’s resource guide with testing material is available. USING TAKING SIDES IN THE CLASSROOM (ISBN 9780073343907) is also an excellent instructor resource with practical suggestions on incorporating this effective approach in the classroom. Each TAKING SIDES reader features an annotated listing of selected World Wide Web sites and is supported by our student website, www.mhcls.com/online.

Promoting Well Being

Author: Isaac Prilleltensky
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN:
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The only book that links psychological wellness with organizational and community health, Promoting Well-Being provides you with important insight into how these domains interact as well as strategies for helping clients harness the benefits of these interactions. It is an essential tool for psychologists, counselors, social workers, human service professionals, public health professionals, and students in these fields.