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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
R1,148 R1,085 Discovery Miles 10 850 Save R63 (5%) Within 7 - 12 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

Online Counseling - A Handbook for Mental Health Professionals (Hardcover, 2nd edition): Ron Kraus, George Stricker, Cedric... Online Counseling - A Handbook for Mental Health Professionals (Hardcover, 2nd edition)
Ron Kraus, George Stricker, Cedric Speyer
R1,065 R1,010 Discovery Miles 10 100 Save R55 (5%) Within 7 - 12 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

Evidence-Based Counseling and Psychotherapy for an Aging Population (Hardcover): Morley D. Glicken Evidence-Based Counseling and Psychotherapy for an Aging Population (Hardcover)
Morley D. Glicken
R1,236 R1,059 Discovery Miles 10 590 Save R177 (14%) Within 7 - 12 working days

At a time when the mental health difficulties/disorders of the elderly are coming to the fore of many practitioners' patient rosters, naming and treating those problems is still too often handled as an art as much as a science. Inconsistent practices based on clinical experience and intuition rather than hard scientific evidence of efficacy have for too long been the basis of much treatment. Evidence-based practices help to alleviate some of the confusion, allowing the practitioner to develop quality practice guidelines that can be applied to the client, identify appropriate literature that can be shared with the client, communicate with other professionals from a knowledge-guided frame of reference, and continue a process of self-learning that results in the best possible treatment for clients.
The proposed volume will provide practitioners with a state-of-the-art compilation of evidence-based practices in the assessment and treatment of elderly clients. As such it will be more clinically useful than anything currently on the market and will better enable practitioners to meet the demands faced in private and institutional practice. Focusing on the most current research and best evidence regarding assessment, diagnosis, and treatment, the volume covers difficulties including, but not limited to: social isolation/loneliness, elder abuse/neglect, depression and suicidal inclinations, anxiety disorders, substance abuse, dementias, prolonged bereavement, patients with terminal illnesses.
Because concrete research evidence is so often not used as the basis for practice, this book provides a timely guide for clinicians, social workers, and advanced students to a research-oriented approach to serving the mental health needs of elderly adults.
Fully covers assessment, diagnosis & treatment of the elderly, focusing on evidence-based practices
Consolidates broadly distributed literature into single source and specifically relates evidence-based tools to practical treatment, saving clinicians time in obtaining and translating information and improving the level of care they can provide
Detailed how-to explanation of practical evidence-based treatment techniques
Gives reader firm grasp of how to more effectively treat patients
Chapters directly address the range of conditions and disorders most common for this patient population - i.e. social isolation, elder abuse/neglect, depression, anxiety disorders, terminal illnesses/disabilites, bereavement, substance abuse, and dementias
Prepares readers for the conditions they will encounter in real world treamtent of an elderly patient population
Cites numerous case studies and provides integrative questions at the end of each chapter
Exposes reader to real-world application of each treatment discussed
Offers reader easy base for further study of subject, saving clinicians time

Therapist's Guide to Positive Psychological Interventions (Hardcover): Jeana L. Magyar-Moe Therapist's Guide to Positive Psychological Interventions (Hardcover)
Jeana L. Magyar-Moe
R1,289 R1,085 Discovery Miles 10 850 Save R204 (16%) Within 7 - 12 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"

Introduction to Psychoneuroimmunology (Hardcover, 2nd edition): Jorge H. Daruna Introduction to Psychoneuroimmunology (Hardcover, 2nd edition)
Jorge H. Daruna
R1,368 Discovery Miles 13 680 Within 7 - 12 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

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
R1,971 R1,653 Discovery Miles 16 530 Save R318 (16%) Within 7 - 12 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

Handbook of Self-Regulation (Paperback): Monique Boekaerts, Paul R. Pintrich, Moshe Zeidner Handbook of Self-Regulation (Paperback)
Monique Boekaerts, Paul R. Pintrich, Moshe Zeidner
R1,501 R1,280 Discovery Miles 12 800 Save R221 (15%) Within 7 - 12 working days

The Handbook of Self-Regulation represents state-of-the-art coverage of the latest theory, research, and developments in applications of self-regulation research. Chapters are of interest to psychologists interested in the development and operation of self-regulation as well as applications to health, organizational, clinical, and educational psychology.
This book pulls together theory, research, and applications in the self-regulation domain and provides broad coverage of conceptual, methodological, and treatment issues. In view of the burgeoning interest and massive research on various aspects of self-regulation, the time seems ripe for this Handbook, aimed at reflecting the current state of the field. The goal is to provide researchers, students, and clinicians in the field with substantial state-of-the-art overviews, reviews, and reflections on the conceptual and methodological issues and complexities particular to self-regulation research.
Key Features
* Coverage of state-of-the-art in self-regulation research from different perspectives
* Application of self-regulation research to health, clinical, organizational, and educational psychology
* Brings together in one volume research on self-regulation in different subdisciplines
* Most comprehensive and penetrating compendium of information on self-regulation from multi-disciplinary perspectives

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
R1,022 R892 Discovery Miles 8 920 Save R130 (13%) Within 7 - 12 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"

Losing Control - How and Why People Fail at Self-Regulation (Hardcover): Roy F Baumeister, Todd Heatherton, Dianne M. Tice Losing Control - How and Why People Fail at Self-Regulation (Hardcover)
Roy F Baumeister, Todd Heatherton, Dianne M. Tice
R1,130 R1,069 Discovery Miles 10 690 Save R61 (5%) Within 7 - 12 working days

Self-regulation refers to the self's ability to control its own thoughts, emotions, and actions. Through self-regulation, we consciously control how much we eat, whether we give in to impulse, task performance, obsessive thoughts, and even the extent to which we allow ourselves recognition of our emotions. This work provides a synthesis and overview of recent and long-standing research findings of what is known of the successes and failures of self-regulation.
People the world over suffer from the inability to control their finances, their weight, their emotions, their craving for drugs, their sexual impulses, and more. The United States in particular is regarded by some observers as a society addicted to addiction. Therapy and support groups have proliferated not only for alcoholics and drug abusers but for all kinds of impulse control, from gambling to eating chocolate. Common to all of these disorders is a failure of self-regulation, otherwise known as "self-control."
The consequences of these self-control problems go beyond individuals to affect family members and society at large. In Losing Control, the authors provide a single reference source with comprehensive information on general patterns of self-regulation failure across contexts, research findings on specific self-control disorders, and commentary on the clinical and social aspects of self-regulation failure. Self-control is discussed in relation to what the "self" is, and the cognitive, motivational, and emotional factors that impinge on one's ability to control one's "self."
Key Features
* Discusses the importance of the concept of self-regulation to general issues of autonomy and identity
* Encompasses self-control of thoughts, feelings, and actions
* Contains a special section on the control of impulses and appetites
* First book to integrate recent research into a broad overview of the area

Handbook of Exposure Therapies (Hardcover, Illustrated Ed): David C. S. Richard, Dean Lauterbach Handbook of Exposure Therapies (Hardcover, Illustrated Ed)
David C. S. Richard, Dean Lauterbach
R1,668 R1,567 Discovery Miles 15 670 Save R101 (6%) Within 7 - 12 working days

Exposure Therapy refers to any clinical intervention in which a client directly confronts a source of fear. Since high levels of anxiety can not be maintained indefinitely, repeated exposure leads to decreased anxiety. This type of treatment is effective with phobias, post traumatic stress disorder, obsessive compulsive disorders, panic, generalized anxiety, and several other disorders. It's also been found to be effective in helping to treat substance abuse. Although exposure-based treatments have been extensively researched and reported in the literature, there is no single comprehensive treatment of exposure therapies. Writings tend to be limited to larger pieces on treating specific disorders or types of patients. A comprehensive book on the use of these treatments across patient disorders will be of great use to practitioners.
The book is divided into three sections: Foundation, Applications, and Issues. Foundation chapters considers theoretical and assessment issues. Applications chapters will discuss research literature on each disorder having been proven to be successfully treated with exposure therapy. Issue chapters will discuss liability issues, false memory syndrome, and the use of computers and virtual reality in exposure therapy.
*Covers the broad range of exposure therapies in one comprehensive source
*Provides an integrated look at exposure therapy across a variety of disorders
*Each such chapter will include a case study
*Blends literature review and practice guidelines

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
R991 R852 Discovery Miles 8 520 Save R139 (14%) Within 7 - 12 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"

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
R1,276 Discovery Miles 12 760 Within 7 - 12 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.

Handbook of Organizational Creativity (Hardcover): Michael D Mumford Handbook of Organizational Creativity (Hardcover)
Michael D Mumford
R2,512 R2,347 Discovery Miles 23 470 Save R165 (7%) Within 7 - 12 working days

"Handbook of Organizational Creativity" is designed toexplain creativity and innovation in organizations. This handbook contains 28 chapters dedicated to particularly complex phenomena, all written by leading experts in the field of organizational creativity. The format of the book follows the multi-level structure of creativity in organizations where creativity takes place at the individual level, the group level, and the organizational level. Beyond just theoretical frameworks, applications and interventions are also emphasized. This topic will be of particular interest to managers of creative personnel, and managers that see the potential benefit of creativity to their organizations.

*Information is presented in a manner such that students, researchers, and managers alike should have much to gain from the present handbook *Variables such as idea generation, affect, personality, expertise, teams, leadership, and planning, among many others, are discussed *Specific practical interventions are discussed that involve training, development, rewards, and organizational development *Provides a summary of the field s history, the current state of the field, as well as viable directions for future research "

The Psychology of Music (Paperback, 3rd edition): Diana Deutsch The Psychology of Music (Paperback, 3rd edition)
Diana Deutsch
R1,358 R1,166 Discovery Miles 11 660 Save R192 (14%) Within 7 - 12 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.

The Psychology Of Humor - An Integrative Approach (Hardcover): Rod A. Martin The Psychology Of Humor - An Integrative Approach (Hardcover)
Rod A. Martin
R1,367 Discovery Miles 13 670 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

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
R838 R746 Discovery Miles 7 460 Save R92 (11%) Within 7 - 12 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 "

Learning About Learning Disabilities (Hardcover, 4th edition): Bernice Y.L. Wong, Deborah L. Butler Learning About Learning Disabilities (Hardcover, 4th edition)
Bernice Y.L. Wong, Deborah L. Butler
R1,910 Discovery Miles 19 100 Within 7 - 11 working days

Learning about Learning Disabilities, 4e continues to provide equal attention to the intellectual, conceptual, and practical aspects of learning disabilities. The Fourth Edition of this popular title presents 80% new material, keeping the chapters up to date in this fast-moving field. With new contributors, and 11 new chapters, coverage is both comprehensive and thorough, encompassing the classification and identification of learning disabilities, learning disabilities in reading, writing, math, and social studies, interventions, and the issues germane to different age ranges of the learning disabled: children, adolescents, and adults. Readers will find Learning About Learning Disabilities, Fourth Edition suitable for use as a reference source for researchers or as a graduate level text.

Reviews of previous editions:

"This text provides a balanced focus on both the conceptual and practical aspects of learning disabilities. Its research coverage is more comprehensive and of greater depth than any other LD textbook, and it is distinctive in its treatment of such important areas as consultation skills and service delivery." -CHILD ASSESSMENT NEWS .".. provides a broad overview of some important issues in relation to the education and development of pupils with learning disabilities... Wong has succeeded in providing detailed descriptions and comments within a book which covers a broad range of topics. Without exception the chapters are clearly written and accessible, and many provide the reader with challenging ideas and practical suggestions." -BRITISH JOURNAL OF SPECIAL EDUCATION
Learning Disabilities occur in 20% of the population. Three million children in the US have a learning disability and receive special education in school.

30% of children with learning disabilities drop out of high school, and 48% of those with learning disabilities are out of the workforce or unemployed.

Discusses different types of learning disabilities including problems with attention, memory, language, math, reading, and writing

Encompasses the impact of LD on learning as well as social competence and self-regulation

Provides research summaries on most effective ways to teach children with LD

Encompasses a lifespan perspective on LD, discussing the impact on children, adolescents, and adults

Advances in the Study of Behavior, Volume 41 (Hardcover): John C Mitani, H. Jane Brockmann, Timothy J. Roper, Marc Naguib,... Advances in the Study of Behavior, Volume 41 (Hardcover)
John C Mitani, H. Jane Brockmann, Timothy J. Roper, Marc Naguib, Katherine E Wynne-Edwards
R3,419 Discovery Miles 34 190 Within 7 - 11 working days

"Advances in the Study of Behavior" was initiated over 40 years ago to serve the increasing number of scientists engaged in the study of animal behavior. That number is still expanding. This volume makes another important "contribution to the development of the field" by presenting theoretical ideas and research to those studying animal behavior and to their colleagues in neighboring fields. "Advances in the Study of Behavior" is now available online at ScienceDirect full-text online from volume 30 onward.

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
R1,089 R994 Discovery Miles 9 940 Save R95 (9%) Within 7 - 12 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"

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
R1,915 R1,795 Discovery Miles 17 950 Save R120 (6%) Within 7 - 12 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"

Advances in the Study of Behavior, Volume 39 (Hardcover, 39th edition): H. Jane Brockmann, Charles T. Snowdon, Timothy J.... Advances in the Study of Behavior, Volume 39 (Hardcover, 39th edition)
H. Jane Brockmann, Charles T. Snowdon, Timothy J. Roper, Marc Naguib, Katherine E Wynne-Edwards
R3,409 Discovery Miles 34 090 Within 7 - 11 working days

"Advances in the Study of Behavior" was initiated over 40 years ago to serve the increasing number of scientists engaged in the study of animal behavior. That number is still expanding. This volume makes another important "contribution to the development of the field" by presenting theoretical ideas and research to those studying animal behavior and to their colleagues in neighboring fields. "Advances in the Study of Behavior" is now available online at ScienceDirect full-text online from volume 30 onward.

Adolescent Addiction - Epidemiology, Assessment, and Treatment (Hardcover): Cecilia A. Essau Adolescent Addiction - Epidemiology, Assessment, and Treatment (Hardcover)
Cecilia A. Essau
R1,548 Discovery Miles 15 480 Within 7 - 11 working days

"Adolescent Addiction: Epidemiology, Assessment, and Treatment" presents a comprehensive review of information on adolescent addiction, including prevalence and co-morbidity rates, risk factors to addiction, and prevention and treatment strategies. Unlike other books that may focus on one specific addiction, this book covers a wide range of addictions in adolescents, including alcohol, cannabis, tobacco, eating, gambling, internet and video games, and sex addiction. Organized into three sections, the book begins with the classification and assessment of adolescent addiction. Section two has one chapter each on the aforementioned addictions, discussing for each the definition, epidemiology, risk factors, co-morbidity, course and outcome, and prevention and intervention. Section three discusses the assessment and treatment of co-morbid conditions in greater detail as well as the social and political implications of adolescent addictions.
Intended to be of practical use to clinicians treating adolescent addiction, the book contains a wealth of information that will be of use to the researcher as well. Contributors to the book represent the US, Canada, the UK, New Zealand, and Australia.
About the Editor:
Cecilia A. Essau is professor of developmental psychopathology at Roehampton University in London, UK. Specializing in child and adolescent psychopathology, she has been an author or editor of 12 previous books in child psychopathology and is author of over 100 research articles and book chapters in this area.
* Comprehensive with the state-of-the-art information on important and the most common adolescent addiction
* Easy to understand and organized chapters
* Written by international experts

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Subtypes and Spectrum Conditions (Hardcover): Jonathan S Abramowitz, Dean McKay, Steven Taylor Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Subtypes and Spectrum Conditions (Hardcover)
Jonathan S Abramowitz, Dean McKay, Steven Taylor
R2,182 Discovery Miles 21 820 Within 7 - 11 working days

Researchers and clinicians working with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders (OCD) and related disorders who need the most current information available will find this volume of great use. This work covers contemporary theory, research, and treatment of the various subtypes of OCD and problems often referred to as OCD spectrum disorders.
As the mental health field considers the next iteration of the DSM, an entire research agenda is being planned to elucidate issues such as how best to understand and classify OCD. The questions of subtypes and spectrum disorders are at the heart of this issue and will guide how OCD is conceptualized in DSM-V. This volume, dedicated to such diagnostic, theoretical, and treatment issues, helps informs the field of the most up-to-date knowledge and what remains to be resolved.
* Deconstructs OCD into its subtypes
* Reviews current research and treatment for these problems
* Considers how OCD will be conceptualized in DSM-V
* Represents an international scope with contributions from field experts in psychology, psychiatry, and social work
* Includes critical discussion of the OCD subtype and OCD spectrum concepts

Clinician's Handbook of Adult Behavioral Assessment (Paperback): Michel Hersen Clinician's Handbook of Adult Behavioral Assessment (Paperback)
Michel Hersen
R2,304 Discovery Miles 23 040 Within 7 - 11 working days

Given the vast amount of research related to behavioral assessment, it is difficult for clinicians to keep abreast of new developments. In recent years, there have been advances in assessment, case conceptualization, treatment planning, treatment strategies for specific disorders, and considerations of new ethical and legal issues. Keeping track of advances requires monitoring diverse resources limited to specific disorders, many of which are theoretical rather than practical, or that offer clinical advice without providing the evidence base for treatment recommendations. This handbook was created to fill this gap, summarizing critical information for adult behavioral assessment.
The Clinician s Handbook of Adult Behavioral Assessment provides a single source for understanding new developments in this field, cutting across strategies, techniques, and disorders. Assessment strategies are presented in context with the research behind those strategies, along with discussions of clinical utility, and how assessment and conceptualization fit in with treatment planning. The volume is organized in three sections, beginning with general issues, followed by evaluations of specific disorders and problems, and closing with special issues. To ensure cross chapter consistency in the coverage of disorders, these chapters are formatted to contain an introduction, assessment strategies, research basis, clinical utility, conceptualization and treatment planning, a case study, and summary. Special issue coverage includes computerized assessment, evaluating older adults, behavioral neuropsychology, ethical-legal issues, work-related issues, and value change in adults with acquired disabilities. Suitable for beginning and established clinicians in practice, this handbook will provide a ready reference toward effective adult behavioral assessment."

Counseling Problem Gamblers - A Self-Regulation Manual for Individual and Family Therapy (Paperback): Joseph W. Ciarrocchi Counseling Problem Gamblers - A Self-Regulation Manual for Individual and Family Therapy (Paperback)
Joseph W. Ciarrocchi
R1,611 Discovery Miles 16 110 Within 7 - 11 working days

Over the past decade, legal wagering has expanded rapidly in North America. In 1998 alone, people lost 50 billion dollars in legal betting and it is estimated that illegal wagering is twice that amount. A recent government report, based on the broadest population survey, concludes that the lifetime and pathological gamblers in the U.S. range between 4 and 10 million persons and is growing. If we include the families affected by problem gambling then the potential impact is indeed prodigious. Virtually no community in the U.S. and Canada is left untouched by entertainment or problem gambling. Treating problem gambling has evolved from a small group of practitioners in the 1980's working in specialty impatient units into an international enterprise that affects the caseload of many mental health professionals. Owing to its quiet origins, problem gambling treatment strategies are not well known throughout the clinical community. Consequently the average clinician is him/herself "learning as they go." This approach does not benefit either client or therapist. As the book's first chapter makes clear, problem gambling differs significantly from substance abuse, its nearest clinical relative. Not attending to these differences leads to poor results and clinical failure. This book is the one essential tool needed by clinicians treating or likely to treat problem gambling. Written by a clinician with wide experience, it is intended for the general clinician treating or likely to treat problem gambling desiring a comprehensive, yet user-friendly guide.
Key Features
* Assessment and treatment of problem gambling and those affected by it is discussed
* Includes diagnostic instruments developed by the author
* An integrative approach is taken with a special focus on cultural concerns and clinical applications for women and minorities
* Integration of spirituality in treatment is covered

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