Destructive Trends in Mental Health

Author: Rogers H. Wright
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135423555
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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
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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.

The Assassin and the Therapist

Author: Jeffrey Kottler
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135967776
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Many therapists have likely worked with a client who has caused the therapist to confront his most cherished beliefs, or has changed the therapist in ways that forever altered the way he performs therapy, looks at the world, and sees himself. The author of this book found himself in just such a situation, causing him to begin his own search for truth. This book is the result of his search; it explores the nature of truth in psychotherapy and in the therapist’s life, examining some of the things that are often denied and rarely spoken about. This book contains two parallel narratives: the first tells the story of Jacob, a man in his seventies, who lived through one of the most dramatic periods in history and actually altered events through his acts of violence. Following him from his childhood to his recruitment, training, and life as an assassin, it is a tale of intrigue, of adventure and courage, but one that also raises a number of profound moral issues. The reader will find several unexpected but significant themes scattered throughout Jacob’s story which, upon close examination, have significant implications for the ways therapists think about their work and their relationships with clients. The second narrative details the author’s struggles as a therapist as he tries to make sense of his doubt, imperfections, and self-deceptions. The reader will join him on his search for truth in both psychotherapy and life. His story becomes a lesson for digging deep into the complex and ambiguous nature of what therapists do and what they think they learn in their work. A greatly unique and fascinating work, readers will find themselves both enthralled in and changed by Jacob’s story and the author’s journey.

Response to Disaster

Author: Richard Gist
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780876309988
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First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Tuning in trouble

Author: Jeanne Albronda Heaton
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
ISBN: 9780787901066
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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.

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.