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
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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.

Science and Pseudoscience in Clinical Psychology Second Edition

Author: Scott O. Lilienfeld
Publisher: Guilford Publications
ISBN: 146251751X
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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.

Advances in Psychology Research

Author: Alexandra Columbus
Publisher: Nova Publishers
ISBN: 9781600219245
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Presents original research results on the leading edge of psychology research. Each article has been carefully selected in an attempt to present substantial research results across a broad spectrum.

Handbook of Complementary and Alternative Therapies in Mental Health

Author: Scott Shannon
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0126382816
Format: PDF, ePub
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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

Tuning in trouble

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

Introduction to Psychology Gateways to Mind and Behavior

Author: Dennis Coon
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 0495599115
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Co-written by an author who garners more accolades and rave reviews from instructors and students with each succeeding edition, INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY: GATEWAYS TO MIND AND BEHAVIOR, TWELFTH EDITION attracts and holds the attention of even difficult-to-reach students. The Twelfth Edition's hallmark continues to be its pioneering integration of the proven-effective SQ4R learning system (Survey, Question, Read, Reflect, Review, Recite), which promotes critical thinking as it guides students step-by-step to an understanding of psychology's broad concepts and diversity of topics. Throughout every chapter, these active learning tools -- together with the book's example-laced writing style, discussions of positive psychology, cutting-edge coverage of the field's new research findings, and excellent media resources -- ensure that students find the study of psychology fascinating, relevant, and above all, accessible. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Response to Disaster

Author: Richard Gist
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317771745
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First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.