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.

Touch in Psychotherapy

Author: Edward W. L. Smith
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 9781572306622
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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?

Handbook of Complementary and Alternative Therapies in Mental Health

Author: Scott Shannon
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0126382816
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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

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.

Tuning in trouble

Author: Jeanne Albronda Heaton
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
ISBN: 9780787901066
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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

Author: Jean Mercer
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275976750
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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.

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.

The Morals and Politics of Psychology

Author: Isaac Prilleltensky
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791420386
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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.