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Foundations of Professional Psychology - The End of Theoretical Orientations and the Emergence of the Biopsychosocial Approach... Foundations of Professional Psychology - The End of Theoretical Orientations and the Emergence of the Biopsychosocial Approach (Hardcover)
Timothy Melchert
R1,101 R1,044 Discovery Miles 10 440 Save R57 (5%) Within 19 - 23 working days

Recent advances in the scientific understanding of the human mind and brain along with the emphases on evidence-based practice and competency-based education are creating increasing pressures to update some of the traditional approaches to structuring and organizing education and practice in the field. There have also been many calls in recent years for a unified approach to conceptualizing professional practice in psychology. This book examines whether there exists a unified conceptual framework for the field that is firmly based on current scientific understanding regarding human development and functioning, that applies across all the clinical populations and practice areas within the field, and that would also help integrate professional psychology more fully into health care and the sciences generally.
Presents a unified science-based conceptual framework for professional psychologyProvides an overview of the whole treatment process as informed by a biopsychosocial approach, from intake through outcomes assessmentAvoids highly technical language so that students and practitioners from across the field can follow the discussion

Introduction to Psychoneuroimmunology (Hardcover, 2nd edition): Jorge H. Daruna Introduction to Psychoneuroimmunology (Hardcover, 2nd edition)
Jorge H. Daruna
R1,427 Discovery Miles 14 270 Within 7 - 11 working days

Health is maintained by the coordinated operation of all the biological systems that make up the individual. "The Introduction to Psychoneuroimmunology, 2e, "presents an overview of what has been discovered by scientists regarding how bodily systems respond to environmental challenges and intercommunicate to sustain health. The book touches on the main findings from the current literature without being overly technical and complex. The result is a comprehensive overview of psychoneuroimmunology, which avoids oversimplification, but does not overwhelm the reader.

Single authored for consistency of breadth and depth, with no redundancy of coverage between chapters

Covers endocrine-immune modulation, neuro-immune modulation, and the enhancing or inhibiting processes of one or more systems on the others

Expanded use of figures, tables, and text boxes

Online test bank for professors

Working Memory and Education (Hardcover): Gary D. Phye Working Memory and Education (Hardcover)
Gary D. Phye; Volume editing by Susan J. Pickering
R1,696 Discovery Miles 16 960 Within 19 - 23 working days

Psychologists have been trying to understand the factors that underpin children's success and failure in different educational domains for many years. One psychological function that has been found to play an important role in educational achievement is 'working memory', the processes involved in the temporary maintenance and manipulation of information. This book provides the reader with an up-to-date review of the research that has identified how working memory relates to academic attainment in: reading, reading comprehension, arithmetic and writing, as well as looking at how children with difficulties relating to hearing impairment and attention deficits differ in terms of their working memory. Other chapters focus on how working memory is called upon in classroom settings, how working memory can be assessed, and approaches to remediation. The opening chapter of the book provides an account of working memory from the architect of the model that has dominated psychological theory for over two decades. This book is a valuable resource for psychologists, educationalists, and anyone seeking to understand more about the cognitive basis of educational achievement in children.
* It brings together in one volume information that would normally be found in different sources
* It brings together two disciplines that are highly relevant to one another (psychology and education) but not often linked directly
* Provides psychologists with a perspective on educational practice
* Provides educationalists with a well-established psychological framework for viewing educational phenomena
* It provides information about up-to-date research techniques
* It provides suggestions on how psychological theory can be translated into practice in educational settings

Interventions for Addiction - Comprehensive Addictive Behaviors and Disorders, Volume 3 (Hardcover, New): Peter M. Miller Interventions for Addiction - Comprehensive Addictive Behaviors and Disorders, Volume 3 (Hardcover, New)
Peter M. Miller
R2,417 Discovery Miles 24 170 Within 8 - 15 working days

"Interventions for Addiction" examines a wide range of responses to addictive behaviors, including psychosocial treatments, pharmacological treatments, provision of health care to addicted individuals, prevention, and public policy issues. Its focus is on the practical application of information covered in the two previous volumes of the series, "Comprehensive Addictive Behaviors and Disorders."

Readers will find information on treatments beyond commonly used methods, including Internet-based and faith-based therapies, and criminal justice interventions. The volume features extensive coverage of pharmacotherapies for each of the major drugs of abuse-including disulfiram, buprenorphine, naltrexone, and others-as well as for behavioral addictions. In considering public policy, the book examines legislative efforts, price controls, and limits on advertising, as well as World Health Organization (WHO) efforts.

"Interventions for Addiction" is one of three volumes comprising the 2,500-page series, "Comprehensive Addictive Behaviors and Disorders." This series provides the most complete collection of current knowledge on addictive behaviors and disorders to date. In short, it is the definitive reference work on addictions.
Includes descriptions of both psychosocial and pharmacological treatments.Addresses health services research on attempts to increase the use of evidence-based treatments in routine clinical practice.Covers attempts to slow the progress of addictions through prevention programs and changes in public policy.

Online Counseling: a Handbook for Mental Health Professionals, 2e (Hardcover, 2nd edition): Cedric Speyer, George Stricker, Ron... Online Counseling: a Handbook for Mental Health Professionals, 2e (Hardcover, 2nd edition)
Cedric Speyer, George Stricker, Ron Kraus
R1,188 Discovery Miles 11 880 Within 19 - 23 working days

"Online Counseling" gives practical insight into how professionals can translate and extend their practice to the electronic online medium. The volume provides an overview of current research on the use and effectiveness of counseling online and data on the idiosyncrasies of online behavior and communication. The practical aspects of and skill sets required for counseling online are discussed at length, as are technological, ethical, legal and multicultural issues, treatment strategies, and testing and assessment.
* Foreword by Morgan Sammons and Patrick DeLeon, past president of the American Psychological Association
* The first comprehensive textbook designed to give clinicians and mental health students everything they need to understand and start providing mental health services via the Internet
* Each chapter includes study questions and key terms, making it ideal for use in graduate or continuing education settings
* Includes clear and comprehensive chapters on research and technology related to online counseling
* Contributors include past, present, and elected presidents of the International Society for Mental Health Online (ISMHO), the Inernet's leading resource for professionals interested in online counseling and other methods of delivering mental health services via the Internet

Play Therapy Treatment Planning and Interventions - The Ecosystemic Model and Workbook (Paperback, 2nd edition): Kevin John... Play Therapy Treatment Planning and Interventions - The Ecosystemic Model and Workbook (Paperback, 2nd edition)
Kevin John O'Connor, Sue Ammen
R1,064 Discovery Miles 10 640 Within 10 - 17 working days

"Play Therapy: Treatment Planning and Interventions: The Ecosystemic Model and Workbook, 2e," provides key information on one of the most rapidly developing and growing areas of therapy. Ecosystemic play therapy is a dynamic integrated therapeutic model for addressing the mental health needs of children and their families. The book is designed to help play therapists develop specific treatment goals and focused treatment plans as now required by many regulating agencies and third-party payers. Treatment planning is based on a comprehensive case conceptualization that is developmentally organized, strength-based, and grounded in an ecosystemic context of multiple interacting systems.

The text presents guidelines for interviewing clients and families as well as pretreatment assessments and data gathering for ecosystemic case conceptualization. The therapist's theoretical model, expertise, and context are considered. The book includes descriptions of actual play therapy activities organized by social-emotional developmental levels of the children. Any preparation the therapist may need to complete before the session is identified, as is the outcome the therapist may expect. Each activity description ends with a suggestion about how the therapist might follow up on the content and experience in future sessions. The activity descriptions are practical and geared to the child. Case examples and completed sections of the workbook are provided. It provides the therapist with an easy-to-use format for recording critical case information, specific treatment goals, and the overall treatment plan. Workbook templates can be downloaded and adapted for the therapist's professional practice.
Presents a comprehensive theory of play therapyClearly relates the theoretical model to interventionsProvides examples of the application of both the theory and the intervention model to specific casesDescribes actual play therapy activitiesWorkbook format provides a means of obtaining comprehensive intake and assessment dataCase examples provided throughout"

Therapist's Guide to Positive Psychological Interventions (Hardcover): Jeana L. Magyar-Moe Therapist's Guide to Positive Psychological Interventions (Hardcover)
Jeana L. Magyar-Moe
R1,046 Discovery Miles 10 460 Within 10 - 17 working days

Positive psychology - essentially the scientific study of the strengths that enable individuals and communities to thrive- is a relatively new discipline that has experienced substantial growth in the last 5-10 years. Research suggests that the principles and theories from this area of study are highly relevant to the practice of counseling and psychotherapy, and positive psychology presents clinicians and patients with a much needed balance to the more traditional focus on pathology and the disease model of mental health. This book provides a comprehensive introduction to the best-researched positive psychological interventions. It emphasizes clinical application, providing a detailed view of how the research can be applied to patients. Covering the broaden-and-build theory, strengths-based therapy, mentoring modalities and more, the volume will provide numerous assessment tools, exercises and worksheets for use throughout the counseling and psychotherapy process.
- Summarizes the applications of research from positive psychology to the practice of counseling and psychotherapy
- Provides clinician a variety of assessments, worksheets, handouts, and take home and in-session exercises to utilize in the process of conducting therapy from a positive psychological perspective
- Provides general treatment planning guidelines for the appropriate use of such assessments, worksheets, handouts, and exercises
- Bibliography of positive psychology references to compliment the information provided in this book"

The Psychology Of Humor - An Integrative Approach (Hardcover): Rod A. Martin The Psychology Of Humor - An Integrative Approach (Hardcover)
Rod A. Martin
R1,390 Discovery Miles 13 900 Within 7 - 11 working days

Research on humor is carried out in a number of areas in psychology, including the cognitive (What makes something funny?), developmental (when do we develop a sense of humor?), and social (how is humor used in social interactions?) Although there is enough interest in the area to have spawned several societies, the literature is dispersed in a number of primary journals, with little in the way of integration of the material into a book.
Dr. Martin is one of the best known researchers in the area, and his research goes across subdisciplines in psychology to be of wide appeal. This is a singly authored monograph that provides in one source, a summary of information researchers might wish to know about research into the psychology of humor. The material is scholarly, but the presentation of the material is suitable for people unfamiliar with the subject-making the book suitable for use for advanced undergraduate and graduate level courses on the psychology of humor-which have not had a textbook source.
2007 AATH Book Award for Humor/Laughter Research category
*Up-to-date coverage of research on humor and laughter in every area of psychology
*Research findings are integrated into a coherent conceptual framework
*Includes recent brain imaging studies, evolutionary models, and animal research
*Draws on contributions from sociology, linguistics, neuroscience, and anthropology
*Provides an overview of theories of humor and early research
*Explores applications of humor in psychotherapy, education, and the workplace
*Points out interesting topics for further research and promising research methodologies
*Written in a scholarly yet easily accessible style
*2007 AATH Book Award for Humor/Laughter Research category

Encyclopedia of Body Image and Human Appearance (Hardcover, New): Thomas F. Cash Encyclopedia of Body Image and Human Appearance (Hardcover, New)
Thomas F. Cash
R7,653 Discovery Miles 76 530 Within 8 - 15 working days

This scholarly work is the most comprehensive existing resource on human physical appearance-how people s outer physical characteristics and their inner perceptions and attitudes about their own appearance (body image) affect their lives. The encyclopedia s 117 full-length chapters are composed and edited by the world s experts from a range of disciplines-social, behavioral, and biomedical sciences. The extensive topical coverage in this valuable reference work includes: (1) Important theories, perspectives, and concepts for understanding body image and appearance; (2) Scientific measurement of body image and physical attributes (anthropometry); (3) The development and determinants of human appearance and body image over the lifespan: (4) How culture and society influences the meanings of human appearance; (5) The psychosocial effects of appearance-altering disease, damage, and visible differences; (6) Appearance self-change and self-management; (7) The prevention and treatment of body image problems, including psychosocial and medical interventions. Chapters are written in a manner that is accessible and informative to a wide audience, including the educated public, college and graduate students, and scientists and clinical practitioners. Each well-organized chapter provides a glossary of definitions of any technical terms and a Further Reading section of recommended sources for continued learning about the topic.

Available online via ScienceDirect or in a limited-release print version.

The Encyclopedia of Body Image and Human Appearance is a unique

reference for a growing area of scientific inquiry. It brings together in one source the research from

experts in a variety of fields examining this psychological and sociological phenomenon. The breadth of

topics covered, and the current fascination with this subject area ensure this reference will be of interest

to researchers and a lay audience alike."

Introduction to Quantitative EEG and Neurofeedback - Advanced Theory and Applications (Hardcover, 2nd edition): Thomas H.... Introduction to Quantitative EEG and Neurofeedback - Advanced Theory and Applications (Hardcover, 2nd edition)
Thomas H. Budzynski, Helen Kogan Budzynski, James R. Evans, Andrew Abarbanel
R1,520 Discovery Miles 15 200 Within 10 - 17 working days

The study of Quantitative EEGs and Neurofeedback offer a window into brain physiology and function via computer and statistical analyses, suggesting innovative approaches to the improvement of attention, anxiety, mood and behavior. Resources for understanding what QEEG and Neurofeedback is, how they are used, and to what disorders and patients they can be applied are scarce, and this volume serves as an ideal tool for clinical researchers and practicing clinicians, providing a broad overview of the most interesting topics relating to the techniques. The revised coverage of advancements, new applications (e.g. Aspberger's, music therapy, LORETA, etc.), and combinations of prior approaches make the second edition a necessary companion to the first. The top scholars in the field have been enlisted and contributions will offer both the breadth needed for an introductory scholar and the depth desired by a clinical professional.
*Detailed new protocols for treatment of anxiety, depression, ADHD, and PTSD
*Newest protocol in Z-score training enables clinicians to extend their practices
*LORETA diagnostic tool lets the clinician watch for changes deep in the brain through working with surface EEG patterns

Aging, Ageism and Abuse - Moving from Awareness to Action (Hardcover, New): Gloria Gutman, Charmaine Spencer Aging, Ageism and Abuse - Moving from Awareness to Action (Hardcover, New)
Gloria Gutman, Charmaine Spencer
R1,209 Discovery Miles 12 090 Within 8 - 13 working days

Population aging is occurring worldwide. Reports of abuse and neglect of older men and women are also evident on a global basis. While much of the work on identification, treatment and prevention of abuse of older persons has been within the family setting, it cannot be separated from the broader experience of growing old in contemporary society. Time and time again, issues around legislation, policy and practice collide with human rights, societal attitudes and stereotypes.

Raising awareness of the linkamong aging, ageism and abuse, is one goal of this book and a necessary first step in the battle to eliminate abuse and neglect of older persons. But awareness is not enough, action needs to be taken to develop, case finding procedures and remedial and preventive policies and programs that are elder-friendly both in intent and in the way that they are implemented. This book offers a thought-provoking examination of selected current policies and programs that have been developed within the health, social services and criminal justice systems. It highlights the special issues and vulnerabilities of older women, older men and persons from the LGTB community. It also features a unique approach to reaching young people through an educational program that shapes attitudes and behavior via graphic art.
* Clear, straightforward writing style - reader does not have to contend with murky theories and obscure references

* Practical approach - readers can relate to the examples that are provided of situations in which abuse and neglect has or can occur"

Human Factors in Aviation (Paperback, 2nd edition): Eduardo Salas, Florian Jentsch, Dan Maurino Human Factors in Aviation (Paperback, 2nd edition)
Eduardo Salas, Florian Jentsch, Dan Maurino
R1,771 Discovery Miles 17 710 Within 7 - 11 working days

This edited textbook isa fully updated and expanded version of the highly successful first edition of "Human Factors in Aviation." Written for the widespread aviation community - students, engineers, scientists, pilots, managers, government personnel, etc., HFA offers a comprehensive overview of the topic, taking readers from the general to the specific, first covering broad issues, then the more specific topics of pilot performance, human factors in aircraft design, and vehicles and systems.
The new editors offer essential breath of experience on aviation human factors from multiple perspectives (i.e. scientific research, regulation, funding agencies, technology, and implementation) as well as knowledge about the science. Thecontributors are experts in their fields.
Topics carried over from the first edition arefully updated, severalby new authors who are now at the fore of the field. New material -whichrepresents 50% of the volume -focuses on the challenges facing aviation specialists today. One of the most significant developments in this decade has been NextGen, the Federal Aviation Administration's plan to modernize national airspace and to address the impact of air traffic growth by increasing airspace capacity and efficiency while simultaneously improving safety, environmental impacts and user access. NextGen issues arecovered in full. Other new topics include: High Reliability Organizational Perspective, Situation Awareness & Workload in Aviation, Human Error Analysis, Human-System Risk Management, LOSA, NOSS and Unmanned Aircraft System.
*Comprehensive text with up-to-date synthesis of primary source material that does not need to be supplemented
*New edition thoroughly updated with 50% new material and full coverage of NexGen and other modern issues
*Instructor website with test bank and image collection makes this the only text offering ancillary support
*Liberal use of case examples exposes readers to real-world examples of dangers and solutions"

WAIS-IV Clinical Use and Interpretation - Scientist-Practitioner Perspectives (Hardcover): Lawrence G. Weiss, Donald H.... WAIS-IV Clinical Use and Interpretation - Scientist-Practitioner Perspectives (Hardcover)
Lawrence G. Weiss, Donald H. Saklofske, Diane L Coalson, Susan Engi Raiford
R1,217 Discovery Miles 12 170 Within 19 - 23 working days

Published in August of 2008, WAIS IV is the most widely used intelligence test for adults in the world. Substantive changes were made to the WAIS-IV from the WAIS-III leaving clinicians with questions as to how to use and interpret the measure effectively. Written by the creators of the new test, this book serves as the ultimate insider's guide to the new test, providing users with the kind of access to norms and data that would be unavailable to any subsequent book on clinical use of this measure.

The book discusses the changes made between 3rd and 4th editions along with an FAQ and answers about use and interpretation. The reader is instructed how to interpret composite scores, and everything needed to use and interpret two entirely new composite scores: the General Ability Index (GAI), and the Cognitive Proficiency Index (CPI). This information does NOT appear in the manual accompanying the test.

The second section of the book focuses on WAIS IV use and interpretation with special clinical applications and populations, including with multicultural clients, in neuropsychological settings, with individuals experiencing psychological disorders, and with older adults. The editors and chapter authors have exclusive access to proprietary WAIS IV data to run advanced analyses and provide information beyond what is offered in the WAIS-IV manual.
* Provides practical advice on scoring and administration
* Facilitates understanding WAIS-IV use with special populations
* Describes use of the WAIS-IV with WMS-II"

The Psychology of Music (Paperback, 3rd edition): Diana Deutsch The Psychology of Music (Paperback, 3rd edition)
Diana Deutsch
R1,149 Discovery Miles 11 490 Within 10 - 17 working days

The Psychology of Music serves as an introduction to an interdisciplinary field in psychology, which focuses on the interpretation of music through mental function. This interpretation leads to the characterization of music through perceiving, remembering, creating, performing, and responding to music. In particular, the book provides an overview of the perception of musical tones by discussing different sound characteristics, like loudness, pitch and timbre, together with interaction between these attributes. It also discusses the effect of computer resources on the psychological study of music through computational modeling. In this way, models of pitch perception, grouping and voice separation, and harmonic analysis were developed. The book further discusses musical development in social and emotional contexts, and it presents ways that music training can enhance the singing ability of an individual. The book can be used as a reference source for perceptual and cognitive psychologists, neuroscientists, and musicians. It can also serve as a textbook for advanced courses in the psychological study of music.

Introduction to Forensic Psychology - Court, Law Enforcement, and Correctional Practices (Hardcover, 3rd edition): Stacey L.... Introduction to Forensic Psychology - Court, Law Enforcement, and Correctional Practices (Hardcover, 3rd edition)
Stacey L. Shipley, Bruce A. Arrigo
R1,487 Discovery Miles 14 870 Within 19 - 23 working days

Introduction to Forensic Psychology, Third Edition, has been completely restructured to explain in greater detail how courses on forensic psychology are taught, making it more applicable as a textbook than previous editions. It also features more figures, tables and text boxes, making it a true textbook. What this book has that others do not is equal representation of criminal behavior, the court systems, and law enforcement/prisons. It also has equal representation of criminal and civil forensics. Other texts tend to be weighted towards just criminal behavior or just criminal justice and primarily criminal or civic forensics but not both. This new edition also has equal representation of issues to pertaining to adults and children. It contains new coverage of cyberbullying, tests and assessments in the courtroom, mental deficiency and competency to stand trial, and information on mothers who kill their children. Adult, juvenile and family issues are dealt with separately, making it easier to find what you need. Case illustrations dramatically highlight how the lives of individuals have been (or could be) impacted by developments in psychology and law. Chapters now include pedagogy, including outlines, main points, and relevant websites. This book is intended for professors teaching introduction to forensic psychology, as well as for students interested in adult, child, and family forensics as they apply to criminal and civic forensics law enforcement/prisons.

Crew Resource Management (Paperback, 2nd edition): Earl L. Wiener, Barbara G. Kanki, Robert L. Helmreich, Jose M. Anca Crew Resource Management (Paperback, 2nd edition)
Earl L. Wiener, Barbara G. Kanki, Robert L. Helmreich, Jose M. Anca
R1,520 Discovery Miles 15 200 Within 10 - 17 working days

The new edition of "Crew Resource Management" continues to focus on CRM in the cockpit, but also emphasizes that the concepts and training applications provide generic guidance and lessons learned for a wide variety of "crews" in the aviation system as well as in the complex and high-risk operations of many non-aviation settings.

Long considered the "bible" in this field, much of the basic style and structure of the previous edition of Crew "Resource Management" is retained in the new edition. Textbooks are often heavily supplemented with or replaced entirely by course packs in advanced courses in the aviation field, as it is essential to provide students with cutting edge information from academic researchers, government agencies (FAA), pilot associations, and technology (Boeing, ALION). This edited textbook offers ideal coverage with first-hand information from each of these perspectives. Case examples, which are particularly important given the dangers inherent in real world aviation scenarios, are liberally supplied. An image collection and test bank make this the only text on the market with ancillary support.

New material includes: international and cultural aspects of CRM; design and implementation of Line-Oriented Flight Training (LOFT); airline applications beyond the cockpit; spaceflight resource management; non-aviation applications; AQP; LOSA; and special issues pertaining to low-cost airline carriers.

The second edition editors offer essential breath of experience in aviation human factors from multiple perspectives (academia, government, and private enterprise) and the contributors have all been chosen as experts in their fields who represent the diversity of the research of activities and organisational experience of CRM.
The only CRM text on the market offering an up-to-date synthesis of primary source materialNew edition thoroughly updated and revised to include major new findings, complete with discussion of the international and cultural aspects of CRM, the design and implementation of LOFTInstructor website with testbank and image collectionLiberal use of case examples

Practical Skills and Clinical Management of Alcoholism and Drug Addiction (Hardcover, New): Samuel Obembe Practical Skills and Clinical Management of Alcoholism and Drug Addiction (Hardcover, New)
Samuel Obembe
R943 Discovery Miles 9 430 Within 10 - 17 working days

This insightful book is a synoptic presentation of Causes and Treatment of Alcoholism and Drug Addiction. It gives an insight into Alcoholism and Drug Addiction genetic and/or acquired etiologies through researched studies that draw the conclusion that Addiction is a disease/ medical condition. It features the treatment from detox followed by psychotherapy with evidence based practices and supported by Aftercare programs to maintain sobriety and recovery.

This book includes: An insight into Alcoholism and Drug Addiction Psychotherapy with evidence based practices Aftercare programs .Classification and effects of psychoactive drugs Drug screening proceduresMotivational InterviewingCauses and Treatment of Alcoholism and Drug Addiction Life and clinical experiencesCulture and Drug AddictionLevels of Care in Structured Programs"

Therapist's Guide to Clinical Intervention - The 1-2-3's of Treatment Planning (Paperback, 2nd edition): Sharon L.... Therapist's Guide to Clinical Intervention - The 1-2-3's of Treatment Planning (Paperback, 2nd edition)
Sharon L. Johnson
R1,006 Discovery Miles 10 060 Within 19 - 23 working days

Therapist's Guide to Clinical Intervention, Second Edition is a must-have reference for clinicians completing insurance forms, participating in managed care, or practicing in treatment settings requiring formalized goals and treatment objectives. This practical, hands-on handbook outlines treatment goals and objectives for each type of psychopathology as defined by the diagnostic and statistical manual by the American Psychiatric Association, identifies skill-building resources, and provides samples of all major professional forms.
With over 30% new information, this new edition covers a variety of new special assessments including domestic violence, phobias, eating disorders, adult ADHD, and outpatient progress. New skill-building resources focus on surviving holiday blues, improving communication, overcoming shyness, teaching couples to fight "fair," surviving divorce, successful stepfamilies, managing anger, coping with post traumatic stress, and more. Additional professional forms have been added including treatment plans, a brief mental health evaluation, parent's questionnaire, and a contract for providing service for people with no insurance.
In a practical hands-on approach, this handbook:
* Outlines treatment goals and objectives for DSM-IV diagnoses
* Provides outlines for assessing special circumstances
* Offers skill building resources to supplement treatment
* Provides samples for a wide range of business and clinical forms
* Outlines treatment goals and objectives for DSM-IV diagnoses
* Outlines for assessing special circumstances
* Offers skill building resources to supplement treatment
* Provides samples for a wide range of business and clinical forms

The Dysregulated Adult - Integrated Treatment Approaches (Hardcover): Georgia A. DeGangi The Dysregulated Adult - Integrated Treatment Approaches (Hardcover)
Georgia A. DeGangi
R1,093 Discovery Miles 10 930 Within 19 - 23 working days

People experiencing disorders in regulation are highly sensitive to stimulation from the environment, emotionally reactive, and have difficulty maintaining an organized and calm life style. They are impulsive, easily frustrated, and as a result make decisions that lead to an overwrought state-or who conversely retreat entirely from the world. This disorder is most likely to accompany diagnoses of bipolar or mood disorder, anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, Asperger s syndrome, eating or sleep disorders, and/or attention deficit disorder. This book instructs therapists how best to treat the dysregulated adult, providing diagnostic checklists, and a chapter by chapter inventory in approaching treatment of dysregulation in a variety of life skills.
Informs the therapist how dysregulation relates to multiple disordersIncludes clinical observations and case studiesGives the therapist tools and techniques for the client to understand his behavior, reframe problems in a positive way, and take responsibility for behavior changeEncompasses sensory integration therapy and mind-body techniques for the therapist to guide the client toward self-calmingEmphasis on effective relational dynamics between the client and significant persons in his or her lifeSeparate chapters on how to treat dysregulation effects on multiple behaviors, including mood regulation, behavioral control, inattention, sleep, feeding, and social interactions"

Functional Analysis in Clinical Treatment (Hardcover): Peter Sturmey Functional Analysis in Clinical Treatment (Hardcover)
Peter Sturmey
R1,380 Discovery Miles 13 800 Within 7 - 11 working days

WIth the ongoing pressures for psychologists to practice evidence-based care, and the requirement insurance carriers have both for treatment goals, measurement of outcomes, and a focus on brief therapy, functional analysis provides a framework for achieving all of the above. Having proven itself in treating behavioral problems in education, functional analysis is now being applied more broadly to behavioral and psychologial disorders.
In his 1996 book (Functional Analysis in Clinical Psychology, Wiley UK), Sturmey applied the functional behavioral approach to case formulation across a wide range of psychological disorders and behaviors. Since the publication of his book, no other volume has taken an explicit behavioral approach to case formulation. The changes that have occurred over the last 10 years in behavioral case formulation have been significant and substantial. They include (a) a large expansion of the range of problems addressed, such as ADHD, (b) a range of new verbal behavior therapies such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapies, (c) increased area of activity in the area of autism spectrum disorders; (d) many publications in how to train professionals, staff and parents in behavioral technology, and (e) new assessment instruments and procedures.
*Makes theories of functional analysis accessible to a wide range of mental health professionals
*Reviews behavioral assessment methods and strategies for case formulation
*Offers readers a practical, organized, data-based means of understanding psychiatric conditions for intervening effectively and measuring positive change

Individual Case Formulation (Hardcover, Annotated edition): Richard S. Hallam Individual Case Formulation (Hardcover, Annotated edition)
Richard S. Hallam
R868 Discovery Miles 8 680 Within 10 - 17 working days

Individual Case Formulation presents formulation as a process that can be taught systematically to trainee therapists. The book begins by discussing assorted theories of case formulation, and critiques their ability to be applied in real world situations. The individual case formulation approach is then defined and discussed as a way to integrate the best of what different theoretical orientations have to offer in conjunction with the expertise and clinical judgment of the therapist. The book proposes a systemic/functional framework that focuses on difficulties as defined by the client and emphasizes constructive solutions to problems rather than symptom reduction. Moving from theory to application, the book then guides therapists in how to conduct assessment interviews, how to reach a provisional formulation, how to test that formulation for accuracy and reformulate if necessary, how a therapist can make explicit what their clinical reasoning was in making the case formulation, and provides case examples and transcripts so readers will better grasp the concepts in action.

Intended both for the starting or trainee therapist and the experienced clinician, "Individual Case Formulation" provides a practical guide for those looking to improve their case formulation skills.


Richard Hallam, in a significant contribution to the understanding of this topic, presents us with both a scholarly and reflective review about the nature of Individual Case Formulation (ICF) in contemporary psychotherapy, and, also with a practical guide (well illustrated with case material) about how it may be further developed.

...this thought provoking book provides a timely review of both conceptual bases of ICF and an examination of current assumptions underlying ICF in the light of modern pressures to put people s psychological problems and complexities in to over simple categories, such as medical diagnoses.

This is a book that should be a major reference text in all clinical and counselling psychology courses but, it is also a thought provoking volume to read for the established practitioner (or clinician).

-David J. de L. Horne, "Clinical Psychologist"

Reviews, critiques and compares multiple theories on formulationIdentifies benefits of utilizing the individual case approachGuides trainee therapists how to conduct assessment interviews and reach a provisional formulationPresents a conceptual framework for developing and testing a formulationHelps trainees make explicit their clinical reasoningField-tested for several decadesProvides case examples with annotated transcripts to illustrate the process of formulation"

Hurting Memories and Beneficial Forgetting - Posttraumatic Stress Disorders, Biographical Developments, and Social Conflicts... Hurting Memories and Beneficial Forgetting - Posttraumatic Stress Disorders, Biographical Developments, and Social Conflicts (Hardcover, New)
Michael Linden, Krzysztof Rutkowski
R1,066 Discovery Miles 10 660 Within 7 - 11 working days

Memories are indispensable for individuals as well as social groups. Forgetting not only means loss of functioning but also loss of identity. Memories can also be hurting and cause problems, as research on posttraumatic stress disorders (PTSD) has shown. This is true for individuals as well as social groups and even societies. Memories and especially negative memories can escape the control of the individual. Many political conflicts can only be understood when taking history and memories into account.

In this volume a comprehensive scientific overview is given on the development of "hurting memories" in individuals and societies. Consequences are described, i.e. from mental disorders in individuals, like PTSD or other neurotic disorders, to societal tensions and conflicts, from South Africa to Northern Europe. Additionally, "beneficial forgetting" is discussed, from treatments of individuals to reconciliation between social groups. The contrasting of "hurting memories and beneficial forgetting" can help to understand, that memories can have positive and negative results and that it is difficult to decide when to support memories and when forgetting.

Bringing individual and societal memories in coincetion - the benefit is a new perspective on the interactrion between individuals and society. Pointing to possible negative consequences of memory - the benefit is a new perspective of an important but under recognized scientific and clinical problem. Presenting modes of treatment and reconciliation for individuals and social groups - an overview which can not be found elsewhere.

Quantitative EEG, Event-Related Potentials and Neurotherapy (Hardcover): Juri D. Kropotov Quantitative EEG, Event-Related Potentials and Neurotherapy (Hardcover)
Juri D. Kropotov
R1,999 Discovery Miles 19 990 Within 19 - 23 working days

While the brain is ruled to a large extent by chemical neurotransmitters, it is also a bioelectric organ. The collective study of Quantitative ElectroEncephaloGraphs (QEEG-the conversion of brainwaves to digital form to allow for comparison between neurologically normative and dysfunctional individuals), Event Related Potentials (ERPs - electrophysiological response to stimulus) and Neurotherapy (the process of actually retraining brain processes to) offers a window into brain physiology and function via computer and statistical analyses of traditional EEG patterns, suggesting innovative approaches to the improvement of attention, anxiety, mood and behavior.
The volume provides detailed description of the various EEG rhythms and ERPs, the conventional analytic methods such as spectral analysis, and the emerging method utilizing QEEG and ERPs. This research is then related back to practice and all existing approaches in the field of Neurotherapy - conventional EEG-based neurofeedback, brain-computer interface, transcranial Direct Current Stimulation, and Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation - are covered in full. Additionally, software for EEG analysis is provided on a companion web site so that the theory can be practically utilized on the spot, and a database of the EEG algorithms described in the book can be combined with algorithms uploaded by the user in order to compare dysfunctional and normative data.

While it does not offer the breadth provided by an edited work, this volume does provide a level of depth and detail that a single author can deliver, as well as giving readers insight into the personl theories of one of the preeminent leaders in the field.
Features & Benefits:
provide a holistic picture of quantitative EEG and event related potentials as a unified scientific field.
present a unified description of the methods of quantitative EEG and event related potentials.
give a scientifically based overview of existing approaches in the field of neurotherapy
provide practical information for the better understanding and treatment of disorders, such as ADHD, Schizophrenia, Addiction, OCD, Depression, and Alzheimer's Disease
companion web site containing software which analyzes EEG patterns and database sample EEGs / Reader can see actual examples of EEG patterns discussed in book and can upload their own library of EEGs for analysis

Therapist's Guide to Pediatric Affect and Behavior Regulation (Paperback, New): Sharon L. Johnson Therapist's Guide to Pediatric Affect and Behavior Regulation (Paperback, New)
Sharon L. Johnson
R802 Discovery Miles 8 020 Within 10 - 17 working days

Modeled on the author's bestselling "Therapist s Guide to Clinical Intervention, "this new book on child clinical interventionpresents much of the material in outline or bullet point format, allowing easy understanding of complex material for the busy therapist. This clinician s guide to diagnosing and treating disorders in children includes definitions of the disorder, diagnostic criteria, the neurobiology of the disorder, information on functional impairment, treatment planning, and evidence-based interventions. The book additionally offers adjunctive skill building resources to supplement traditional therapy choices as well as forms for use in clinical practice.
Outlines treatment goals and objectives for diagnosis Discusses interventions and the evidence basis for each Offers skill building resources to supplement treatment Provides business and clinical forms for use with child patients "

Human Motor Control (Hardcover, 2nd edition): David A. Rosenbaum Human Motor Control (Hardcover, 2nd edition)
David A. Rosenbaum
R1,297 Discovery Miles 12 970 Within 7 - 11 working days

Motor Control is a complex process that involves the brain, muscles, limbs, and often external objects. It underlies motion, balance, stability, coordination, and our interaction with others and technology. This book is a comprehensive introduction to motor control, covering a complex topic in an approachable way encompassing the psychological, physiological, and computational approaches to motor control.
Human Motor Control, 2e cuts across all movement related disciplines: physical education, dance, physical therapy, robotics, etc. This second edition incorporates advances to the field, and integrates throughout the book how research harkens back to four critical questions: how do we select our actions of the many actions possible? How are these behaviors sequenced for appropriate order and timing between them? How does perception integrate with motor control? And how are perceptual-motor skills acquired?
As before, the book retains its signature organization around activity systems. These activity systems include walking, looking, reaching, drawing and writing, keyboarding, speaking and singing, and smiling. Chapters here exemplify rather than encompass all the behaviors related to them. Hence smiling discusses physical and neural control of the face used in other expressions besides smiling, as well as the origins of emotional expression, and the importance of emotion expression in social interaction. These chapters on activity systems are preceded by chapters on basics, with an introduction and information on the physiological and psychological foundations of movement. The last section discusses integration of movements, individual differences, theories of motor control, and the contributions of both genetics and technology to motor control.
Special features of the second edition:
Organization by major activity systems
New: brain imaging, social action, embodied cognition, advances in genetics and technology
Detailed treatment of motor neuroscience
Further Readings section added to each chapter
* Retains unique organization of first edition: Part 1 on Preliminaries, Part 2 on Activity Systems, Part 3 on Principles and Prospects
* Emphasizes exciting advances in the field and promising new directions
* Well-illustrated with entertaining figures

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