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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 Dispatched 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 Dispatched 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."

Designing Teaching Strategies - An Applied Behavior Analysis Systems Approach (Hardcover): R.Douglas Greer Designing Teaching Strategies - An Applied Behavior Analysis Systems Approach (Hardcover)
R.Douglas Greer; Edited by P.H. Greenwood, R.S. Patterson
R2,404 Discovery Miles 24 040 Dispatched within 7 - 11 working days

The US Dept. of Education, in conjunction with the US Dept. of Health and Human Services, recently unveiled a $50 million effort to expand research on early childhood cognitive development. A key issue identified requiring more information and research was the education and professional development of educators. Along these lines, Doug Greer has prepared a book discussing how best to teach, how to design functional curricula, and how to support teachers in using state-of-the-art science instruction materials.
The book provides important information both to trainers of future teachers, current teachers, and to supervisors and policy makers in education. To trainers there is information on how to motivate, mentor, and instruct in-service teachers to use the best scientifically based teaching strategies and tactics. To in-service teachers, there is information on how to provide individualized instruction in classrooms with multiple learning and behavior problems, school interventions to help prevent vandalism and truancy, and how curricula and instruction can be designed to teach functional repetoirs rather than inert ideas. To policy makers and supervisors, the book discusses how to determine the effectiveness of curricular innitiatives toward meeting mandated standards in national assessments.
Doug Greer was recently awarded the Fred S. Keller Award for Distinguished Contributions to Education by APA for the research and application of the material covered in this book. School programs incorporating the material used in this book have produced 4-7 times more learning outcomes for students than control and baseline educational programs (see www.cabas.com)
The book provides research-based and field-tested procedures for:
* Teaching students of all ability levels ranging from preschool to secondary school
* How to teach special education students in the context of a regular classroom
* Best practices for all teachers to teach more effectively
* Means of monitoring and motivating teachers' practices
* A comprehensive and system-wide science of teaching post modern-postmodern
* Tested procedures that result in four to seven times more learning for all
* Tested procedures for supervisors to use with teachers that result in
significant student learning
* Tested procedures for providing the highest accountability
* A systems approach for schooling problems that provide solutions rather
than blame
* Parent approved and parent requested educational practices
* Means for psychologists to work with teachers and students to solve
behavior and learning problems
* A comprehensive systems science of schooling
* An advanced and sophisticated science of pedagogy and curriculum design
* Students who are not being served with traditional education can meet or
exceed the performance of their more fortunate peers,
* Supervisors can mentor teachers and therapists to provide state of the
science instruction
* Parent education can create a professional setting for parents, educators,
and therapists to work together in the best interests of the student,
* Teachers and supervisors who measure as they teach produce significantly
better outcomes for students,
* Systemic solutions to instructional and behavioral problems involving
teachers, parents, supervisors provide means to pursue problems to their
* A science of teaching, as opposed to an art of teaching, can provide an
educational system that treats the students and the parents as the clients."

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 Dispatched 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

The Essence of Psychotherapy - Reinventing the Art for the New Era of Data (Paperback): Nicholas A. Cummings The Essence of Psychotherapy - Reinventing the Art for the New Era of Data (Paperback)
Nicholas A. Cummings
R1,821 Discovery Miles 18 210 Dispatched within 7 - 11 working days

The Essence of Psychotherapy traces the common thread in all psychotherapy approaches--behavioral, cognitive, psychodynamic, strategic, and humanistic--and defines this "essence" as a set of fundamental principles and ultimate objectives that must be preserved in the face of increased standardization in the field. While today's therapist is guided by protocols and manuals, psychotherapy, in practice, remains an art. Nicholas and Janet Cummings have gathered case studies of master therapists to illustrate the essential process of successful therapy and to show that, as an art, it is both teachable and verifiable.
* Illustrated with case studies
* Analyses the techniques of six master psychotherapists in their work with difficult patients

Handbook of Psychological Assessment (Hardcover, 3rd edition): Gerald Goldstein, Michel Hersen Handbook of Psychological Assessment (Hardcover, 3rd edition)
Gerald Goldstein, Michel Hersen
R4,599 Discovery Miles 45 990 Dispatched within 7 - 11 working days

The field of psychological assessment has been undergoing rapid change. The second edition of this Handbook, published in 1990, appeared at the beginning of a decade marked by extensive advances in assessment in essentially all of its specialized areas. There are many new tests, new applications of established tests, and new test systems. Major revisions have appeared of established tests, notably the Wechsler intelligence scales. The time seemed right for a third edition, since even over the relatively brief period of ten years, many tests described in the second edition have been replaced, and are no longer commonly used. Furthermore, much new research in such areas as neuropsychology, cognitive science, and psychopathology have made major impacts on how many tests and other assessment procedures are used and interpreted. This third edition represents an effort to give the reader an overview of the many new developments in assessment, while still maintaining material on basic psychometric concepts in order for it to continue to serve as a comprehensive handbook for the student and professional.

Research in Organizational Behavior, Volume 21 (Hardcover): Robert I. Sutton, Barry M. Staw Research in Organizational Behavior, Volume 21 (Hardcover)
Robert I. Sutton, Barry M. Staw
R1,750 Discovery Miles 17 500 Dispatched within 7 - 11 working days

Volume 21 of "Research in Organizational Behavior" continues the tradition of innovation and theoretical development with eight diverse papers. Most of these papers present theory and propositions that make linkages between different levels of analysis. The subjects addressed include: a multilevel theory of self-serving behavior; individual, organizational and institutional processes which lead to environmental destruction; the role of collective mindfulness in high reliability organizations; the effect of digital communications technologies on work and organizations; and organizational identification.

Understanding Aphasia (Hardcover): Harold Goodglass Understanding Aphasia (Hardcover)
Harold Goodglass; Series edited by Laird S. Cermark
R1,712 Discovery Miles 17 120 Dispatched within 7 - 11 working days

This is a comprehensive, interpretive account of aphasia written to appeal to a broad audience. It combines historical, anatomic, and psychological approaches toward understanding the nature of aphasia. Included is a discussion of the brain-language relationship, the symptoms and syndromes common to aphasia, and alternative approaches to classification.
Key Features
* Integrates phenomenology of aphasic symptoms with the anatomy of language and current theories of brain-language relations
* Traces history of aphasic theory, from pre-Broca to contemporary theory
* Provides detailed review of manifestations of aphasia in every language modality
* Contains critical analysis of neurolinguistic inter-relations

The Psychology of Learning and Motivation, Volume 56 (Hardcover, New): Brian H. Ross The Psychology of Learning and Motivation, Volume 56 (Hardcover, New)
Brian H. Ross
R2,145 R1,997 Discovery Miles 19 970 Save R148 (7%) Dispatched within 7 - 12 working days

The "Psychology of Learning and Motivation" series publishes empirical and theoretical contributions in cognitive and experimental psychology, ranging from classical and instrumental conditioning to complex learning and problem solving. Each chapter thoughtfully integrates the writings of leading contributors, who present and discuss significant bodies of research relevant to their discipline. Volume 56 includes chapters on such varied topics as emotion and memory interference, electrophysiology, mathematical cognition, and reader participation in narrative.
Volume 56 of the highly regarded "Psychology of Learning and Motivation" seriesAn essential reference for researchers and academics in cognitive scienceRelevant to both applied concerns and basic research

Principles of Addiction - Comprehensive Addictive Behaviors and Disorders, Volume 1 (Hardcover, New): Peter M. Miller Principles of Addiction - Comprehensive Addictive Behaviors and Disorders, Volume 1 (Hardcover, New)
Peter M. Miller
R3,299 R2,696 Discovery Miles 26 960 Save R603 (18%) Dispatched within 7 - 12 working days

"Principles of Addiction "provides a solid understanding of the definitional and diagnostic differences between use, abuse, and disorder. It describes in great detail the characteristics of these syndromes and various etiological models.

The book's three main sections examine the nature of addiction, including epidemiology, symptoms, and course; alcohol and drug use among adolescents and college students; and detailed descriptions of a wide variety of addictive behaviors and disorders, encompassing not only drugs and alcohol, but caffeine, food, gambling, exercise, sex, work, social networking, and many other areas.

This volume is especially important in providing a basic introduction to the field as well as an in-depth review of our current understanding of the nature and process of addictive behaviors.

"Principles of 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.
Each article provides glossary, full references, suggested readings, and a list of web resourcesEdited and authored by the leaders in the field around the globe - the broadest, most expert coverage availableEncompasses types of addiction, as well as personality and environmental influences on addiction

Treating Worker Dissatisfaction During Economic Change (Hardcover): Morley D. Glicken, Ben Robinson Treating Worker Dissatisfaction During Economic Change (Hardcover)
Morley D. Glicken, Ben Robinson
R983 R828 Discovery Miles 8 280 Save R155 (16%) Dispatched within 7 - 12 working days

In the current economy, companies are expected to turn on a dime in response to changing market needs to stay vibrant. What that means is that companies are constantly reorganizing. Employees are living in a constant state of change. This dynamic in the workplace has affected worker satisfaction, morale, and burnout. This is the first treatment manual to focus on treating job-related issues, whether it's conflict in the workplace, stress, burnout, performance, and more. Divided into two parts, Part One sets the stage with a discussion of the economic climate and how it impacts businesses, how business reacts to it, and how the new business climate affects employees. Part Two lays out the most current research on effectively treating work-related client issues. Individual, group, and organizational interventions are included, along with case examples, practical treatment exercises, checklists, and outlines for treatment.
Summarizes how the changing workplace impacts workersCovers effective ways of treating and preventing worker problemsIncludes case examples of treating common workplace depression, accidents, substance abuse, violence, stress, illness, conflict, and performanceDiscusses individual, group, and organizational interventionsProvides online exercises, checklists, evaluation formats, and outlines for treatmentIntegrates issues of diversity including race, ethnicity, age, and gender

Functional Analysis in Clinical Treatment (Hardcover): Peter Sturmey Functional Analysis in Clinical Treatment (Hardcover)
Peter Sturmey
R1,357 Discovery Miles 13 570 Dispatched 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

Age Differences in Word and Language Processing, Volume 110 (Hardcover): P.A. Allen, T.R. Bashore Age Differences in Word and Language Processing, Volume 110 (Hardcover)
P.A. Allen, T.R. Bashore
R3,643 Discovery Miles 36 430 Dispatched within 7 - 11 working days

Component cognitive processes have played a critical role in the development of experimental aging research and theory in psychology as attested by articles published on this theme. However, in the last five to ten years, there has been a substantial increase in the number of articles attempting to isolate a single factor (or small subset of factors) responsible for age differences in information processing. This view of aging is frequently termed the complexity model of the generalized slowing model, the primary assumption being that age differences in cognition are due simply to a relatively larger performance decrement on the part of older adults (compared to younger adults) as task complexity increases. Because generalized complexity theorists have questioned the utility of using component cognitive processes as theoretical constructs, the editors feel it is time to restate why component cognitive processes are critical to any thorough understanding of age differences in cognition. Thus the present edited volume represents an attempt to demonstrate the utility of the process-specific approach to cognitive aging. Central to this effort are illustrations of how regression analyses may provide evidence for general slowing by maximizing explained variance while at the same time obscuring local sources of variance.

The book concentrates on age differences in word and language processing, because these factors relate to reading which is a critical cognitive process used in everyday life. Furthermore, age differences in word and language processing illustrate the importance of taking component cognitive processes into consideration. The breadth of coverage of the book attests to the wide range of cognitive processes involved in word and language processing.

Psychophysical Approaches to Cognition, Volume 92 (Hardcover): D. Algom Psychophysical Approaches to Cognition, Volume 92 (Hardcover)
D. Algom
R1,914 Discovery Miles 19 140 Dispatched within 7 - 11 working days

Our lives are informed by perceptual and cognitive processes at all levels, from instrumental learning to metaphorical discourse to memorial representation. Yet, historically, these two branches of experimental psychology, perception and cognition, have developed separately using independent methods of experimentation and analysis. This volume is motivated by the assumption that a fundamental integration of the two fields is fruitful methodologically and indispensable theoretically. It explores how the notion of psychophysics aligned with cognitive processes shapes the study of perception and cognition, and illuminates a variety of contemporary research issues from a novel theoretical perspective. The papers raise conceptual and metatheoretical issues against the background of relevant empirical data.

The authors provide a virtually narrative account of the most recent developments in their respective fields of expertise in psychophysics and cognitive psychology. Hence, this volume gives the interested reader an opportunity to reflect critically upon some of the current issues defining the two domains and their conjunction. Topics discussed include the psychology and psychophysics of similarity, the psychophysics of visual memory and cognitive factors in judgment. The emerging notion of cognitive psychophysics may well warrant the attention of experts in the field.

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
R1,133 R1,073 Discovery Miles 10 730 Save R60 (5%) Dispatched 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.

Ethics for Graduate Researchers - A Cross-disciplinary Approach (Hardcover): Maureen Junker-Kenny, Linda Hogan, Cathriona... Ethics for Graduate Researchers - A Cross-disciplinary Approach (Hardcover)
Maureen Junker-Kenny, Linda Hogan, Cathriona Russell
R1,014 R874 Discovery Miles 8 740 Save R140 (14%) Dispatched within 7 - 12 working days

This edited collection is intended as a primer for core concepts and principles in research ethics and as an in-depth exploration of the contextualization of these principles in practice across key disciplines. The material is nested so that readers can engage with it at different levels and depths. It is unique in that it combines an analysis of complex ethical debates about the nature of research and its governance with the best of case-based and discipline-specific approaches.

It deals with the following topics in depth: in the natural sciences, it explores the scientific integrity of the researcher and the research process, human cloning as a test case for the limits to research, and the emerging ethical issues in nanotechnology; in the health sciences, it takes up the question of consent, assent and proxies, research with vulnerable groups and the ethics of clinical trials; in the social sciences, it explores the issues that arise in qualitative research, interviews and ethnography; and in the humanities, it examines contested archaeologies and research in divided societies.

Overview of Research Ethics Principles Full text papers from experienced researchers across many disciplines Dialogue with ethicists

Advances in Experimental Social Psychology, Volume 45 (Hardcover, New): Advances in Experimental Social Psychology, Volume 45 (Hardcover, New)
R1,840 R1,703 Discovery Miles 17 030 Save R137 (7%) Dispatched within 7 - 12 working days

"Advances in Experimental Social Psychology" continues to be one of the most sought after and most often cited series in this field. Containing contributions of major empirical and theoretical interest, this series represents the best and the brightest in new research, theory, and practice in social psychology.
This serial is part of the Social Sciences package on ScienceDirect. Visit info.sciencedirect.com for more information.
"Advances in Experimental Social Psychology" is available online on ScienceDirect - full-text online of volume 32 onward.
Elsevier book series on ScienceDirect gives multiple users throughout an institution simultaneous online access to an important complement to primary research. Digital delivery ensures users reliable, 24-hour access to the latest peer-reviewed content. The Elsevier book series are compiled and written by the most highly regarded authors in their fields and are selected from across the globe using Elsevier s extensive researcher network.
For more information about the Elsevier Book Series on ScienceDirect Program, please visit: info.sciencedirect.com/bookseries/
One of the most sought after and most often cited series in this fieldContains contributions of major empirical and theoretical interestRepresents the best and the brightest in new research, theory, and practice in social psychology

Handbook of Organizational Creativity (Hardcover): Michael D Mumford Handbook of Organizational Creativity (Hardcover)
Michael D Mumford
R2,512 R2,312 Discovery Miles 23 120 Save R200 (8%) Dispatched 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 "

Positive Youth Development, Volume 41 (Hardcover): Jackie Lerner, Richard Lerner Positive Youth Development, Volume 41 (Hardcover)
Jackie Lerner, Richard Lerner
R2,513 Discovery Miles 25 130 Dispatched within 7 - 11 working days

Each chapter provides in-depth discussions and this volume serves as an invaluable resource for Developmental or educational psychology researchers, scholars, and students.
Includes chapters that highlight some of the most recent research in the area of Positive Youth DevelopmentEach chapter provides in-depth discussionsAn invaluable resource for developmental or educational psychology researchers, scholars, and students

Psychopathology and the Family (Hardcover): Jennifer L. Hudson, Ronald M Rapee Psychopathology and the Family (Hardcover)
Jennifer L. Hudson, Ronald M Rapee
R2,404 Discovery Miles 24 040 Dispatched within 7 - 11 working days

Understanding the factors that place an individual at greater risk of developing psychopathology has important implications for both treatment and prevention of psychological disorders. Of critical relevance in this regard is the exploration of the potential influence of the family. Parenting and the family environment are considered to significantly contribute to a child's early development and adjustment. It follows then that parental behavior may also be of importance in the development, maintenance and or the prevention of psychopathology. Over the past 50 years there has been a considerable amount of research as well as controversy surrounding the link between parenting and psychopathology. The purpose of this book is to provide researchers and clinicians with state-of-the art research findings, presented by experts in the field, on the role of the family in the development and maintenance of psychopathology.

This edited book is divided into 3 sections. The first addresses broader issues of theory and methodology and the second provides separate chapters relating to the role of the family in the development and maintenance of specific psychopathologies. A final section discusses the involvement of the family in treatment and prevention.

Individual Case Formulation (Hardcover, Annotated edition): Richard S. Hallam Individual Case Formulation (Hardcover, Annotated edition)
Richard S. Hallam
R971 R812 Discovery Miles 8 120 Save R159 (16%) Dispatched within 7 - 12 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"

Sleep and Brain Activity (Hardcover, New): Marcos G. Frank Sleep and Brain Activity (Hardcover, New)
Marcos G. Frank
R1,803 R1,439 Discovery Miles 14 390 Save R364 (20%) Dispatched within 7 - 12 working days

In the last few decades, scientists have discovered that far from being a time of neural silence, sleep is characterized by complex patterns of electrical, neurochemical, and metabolic activity in the brain. "Sleep and the Brain" presents some of the more dramatic developments in our understanding of brain activity in sleep. The book discusses what parts of the brain are active in sleep and how, and presents research on the function of sleep in memory, learning, and further brain development. Coverage encompasses the network and membrane mechanisms responsible for waking and sleeping brain activity, the roles of glial cells in the sleeping brain, the molecular basis of sleep EEG rhythms, and research on songbirds, rodents, and humans indicating the function of sleep.
Collates material dispersed across a wide gamut of primary literature into one placeFocuses on the most interesting and prolific research results on brain activity as it relates to sleepPractical real data discussion includes functional brain imaging and EEG research

Behavioral Ecology of Tropical Animals, Volume 42 (Hardcover, 42nd edition): Regina H. Macedo Behavioral Ecology of Tropical Animals, Volume 42 (Hardcover, 42nd edition)
Regina H. Macedo; Edited by H. Jane Brockmann, Charles T. Snowdon, Timothy J. Roper, Marc Naguib, …
R2,191 R2,047 Discovery Miles 20 470 Save R144 (7%) Dispatched within 7 - 12 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 thematic volume makes another important "contribution to the development of the field" by bringing together material that aggregates studies conducted on the behavior of tropical animals. "Advances in the Study of Behavior" is now available online at ScienceDirect - full-text online from volume 30 onward.

Solution Focused Anxiety Management - A Treatment and Training Manual (Paperback): Ellen K. Quick Solution Focused Anxiety Management - A Treatment and Training Manual (Paperback)
Ellen K. Quick
R941 R812 Discovery Miles 8 120 Save R129 (14%) Dispatched within 7 - 12 working days

"Solution Focused Anxiety Management" provides the clinician with evidence-based techniques to help clients manage anxiety. Cognitive behavioral and strategic tools, acceptance-based ideas, and mindfulness are introduced from a solution-focused perspective and tailored to client strengths and preferences.

The book presents the conceptual foundation, methods, and attitudes of a solution-focused approach. Case examples illustrate how to transform anxiety into the "Four Cs" (courage, coping, appropriate caution and choice). Readers learn how to utilize solution focused anxiety management in single-session, brief, and intermittent therapy as well as in a class setting.

The book additionally includes all materials needed for teaching solution focused anxiety management in a four-session psychoeducational class: complete instructor notes, learner readings, and companion online materials.

Special Features

Focuses on what works in anxiety management

Presents evidenced based techniques from a solution-focused perspective

Increases effectiveness by utilizing client strengths and preferences

Describes applications in single session, brief, and intermittent therapy

Supplies forms and worksheets for the therapist to use in practice

Features clinically rich case examples

Supplements text with online companion material

Suitable for use as a treatment manual, reference, or course text
Offers a solution-focused anxiety treatmentFocuses on anxiety management, not "elimination"Translates the program to individual therapyPresents patient exercises and case examplesIncludes a guide for teaching/learning this therapeutic technique

Problem Solving Therapy in the Clinical Practice (Hardcover, New): Mehmet Eskin Problem Solving Therapy in the Clinical Practice (Hardcover, New)
Mehmet Eskin
R1,383 Discovery Miles 13 830 Dispatched within 7 - 11 working days

Evidence based or empirically supported psychotherapies are becoming more and more important in the mental health fields as the users and financers of psychotherapies want to choose those methods whose effectiveness are empirically shown. Cognitive-behavioral psychotherapies are shown to have empirical support in the treatment of a wide range of psychological/psychiatric problems. As a cognitive-behavioral mode of action, Problem Solving Therapy has been shown to be an effective psychotherapy approach in the treatment and/or rehabilitation of persons with depression, anxiety, suicide, schizophrenia, personality disorders, marital problems, cancer, diabetes-mellitus etc.

Mental health problems cause personal suffering and constitue a burden to the national health systems. Scientific evidence show that effective problem solving skills are an important source of resiliency and individuals with psychological problems exhibit a deficiency in effective problem solving skills. Problem solving therapy approach to the treatment and/or rehabilitation of emotional problems assumes that teaching effective problem solving skills in a therapeutic relationship increases resiliency and alleviates psychological problems.The book, in the first chapters, gives information on problem solving and the role of problem-solving in the etiology and the treatment of different forms of mental health problems. In the later chapters, it concentrates on psychotherapy, assessment and procedures of problem solving therapy. At the end it provides a case study.

This book integrates theory, research & practiceand provides a comprehensive appreciation of problem solving therapy.Itcontains empirical evidence and applied focus for problem solving therapy which provides a scientific base and best practices.The bookalso highlights the problem solving difficulties of persons with specific disorders and provides a better understanding of the relevance of problem solving therapy to a broad range of emotional problems. "

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