Here are some useful resources:
- The Action Research Dissertation: A Guide for Students and Faculty - Google Books: http://books.google.com/books/about/The_Action_Research_Dissertation.html?id=wa2FruKrl1MC
- 1 Introduction: What is an Action Research Dissertation? : SAGE Research Methods: http://srmo.sagepub.com/view/the-action-research-dissertation/n1.xml
- 6 What does an Action Research Dissertation Look Like? : SAGE Research Methods: http://srmo.sagepub.com/view/the-action-research-dissertation/n6.xml
- Examples of Action Research Dissertation Proposals: http://stuffspec.com/publicfiles/Examples_Of_Action_Research_Dissertation_Proposals.html
- Microsoft Word - acc_edd_dis_gl.doc: http://www.warner.rochester.edu/documents/programs/tc/acc_edd_dis_gl.pdf
- On Writing Up Action Research for Dissertations Or Other Forms of Publication: http://ezinearticles.com/?On-Writing-Up-Action-Research-for-Dissertations-Or-Other-Forms-of-Publication&id=6182297
PsycBooks added two new books to the database as well as 20 classic texts. They can all be viewed here. Below are the contemporary books added this month:
Premature Termination in Psychotherapy: Strategies for Engaging Clients and Improving Outcomes 2014 By Joshua K. Swift, PhD, and Roger P. Greenberg, PhD
This book helps therapists and clinical researchers identify the common factors that lead to premature termination, and it presents eight strategies to address these factors and reduce client dropout rates. Such evidence-based techniques will help therapists establish proper roles and behaviors, work with client preferences, educate clients on patterns of change, and plan for appropriate termination within the first few sessions.
Psychological Practice With Women: Guidelines, Diversity, Empowerment 2014 Edited by Carolyn Zerbe Enns, PhD, Joy K. Rice, PhD, and Roberta L. Nutt, PhD
The ambitious goal of this book is to transform how mental health practitioners understand and treat diverse groups of women. Doing so involves thinking in more nuanced ways about women's multiple identities that are formed from the complex interplay of ethnic and racial background, social class, sexual orientation, ability/disability status, religion, age, and other factors.
Great news about PsycBooks. They have expanded the database to include APA books when they are published (usually they hold them back one year) and APA Handbooks which, up until now, have been excluded from PsycBooks. Click here for a list of all the new books added in July, including a list of all the APA handbooks which are now available.
The APA Handbooks are wonderful reference sources and include the following areas:
- Behavior Analysis
- Counseling Psychology
- Educational Psychology
- Ethics in Psychology
- Industrial and Organizational Psychology
- Multicultural Psychology
- Personality and Social Psychology
- Psychology, Religion, and Spirituality
- Research Methods in Psychology
- Sexuality and Psychology
- Testing and Assessment in Psychology
Check out PsycBooks in our EBSCO databases. Use “Choose Databases” to include PsycBooks in your search. Then, put the handbook title in the search box as “SO Source” to find all chapters in the handbooks. You can also put in the handbook title in the search box and search as “TI Title.” Just be sure to ignore the SFX, click on the title and scroll down on the next page for a full list of all the chapters. Click on a chapter title to get to the PDF.
As always, contact a librarian if you're having any trouble.
Our psychotherapy.net database has added two videos to the collection:
- Evidence Based Treatment Planning for Anger Control Problems with Timothy Bruce and Arthur Jongsma
- Anger Management in Counseling and Psychotherapy with Raymond Chip Tafrate and Howard Kassinove
Access them on our Streaming Video page – the last link on the left on the library home page
Multicultural Gender Roles, edited by Marie L. Miville 2013 A look at gender role development among men and women of color.
The Crisis Counseling and Traumatic Events Treatment Planner. Another in this useful series.
Selecting Effective Treatments, 4th edition. Seligman and Reichenberg. 2014. Includes updates for DSM-5.
Life After Loss by Bob Diets.
Therapy in the real world. Nancy Boyd-Franklin, et al. 2013. This book aims to help "beginning and experienced therapists cope with the myriad challenges of working in agencies, clinics, hospitals, and private practice,”
Pathological altruism edited by Oakley, et al. 2012 This book may be the first to explore negative aspects of altruism and empathy, which seem to be undisputed positive traits.
Quiet: the power of introverts in a world that can’t stop talking. By Susan Cain.2013 How introverts are undervalued and misunderstood in our society. “At least one-third of the people we know are introverts. They are the ones who prefer listening to speaking, reading to partying; who innovate and create but dislike self-promotion”
Come in and check out these new books.
Good News! All of the Westwood dissertations which were formerly on the shelves in the library (going back to the 1970’s) are now online in ProQuest. Search for them like you would search for any other dissertation. It may be easier to limit your search to just the dissertations in The Chicago School database, the first choice in ProQuest after you've selected Dissertations and Theses from the main menu. The library now only has hard copies of dissertations written from 2004 to the present. Please let the librarian know if you're having any trouble accessing these dissertations. You can still use the online dissertaton catalog (link to your right) to find TCS and CGI dissertations and then go to ProQuest to access them.
Psychotherapy.net, one of our streaming video resources, has added three new videos to the database. All of them include therapists who have authored some of your textbooks or the treatment planners in the library. You can access the videos from the Streaming Video link on the library's webpage or click here http://www.psychotherapy.net.proxy.thechicagoschool.edu/stream/tcs:
Multicultural Competence in Counseling and Psychotherapy - Derald Wing Sue
In this provocative interview with multicultural expert Derald Wing Sue, learn about the history of multicultural counseling, the unmet needs of diverse clients, and ways to counter the culture-bound values that may be impacting your work.
Evidence-Based Treatment Planning for Depression - Timothy Bruce, Arthur Jongsma, Jr.
Learn everything you need to know about creating detailed, practical evidence-based treatment plans for depressed clients in this one-of-a-kind video with Drs. Timothy Bruce and Arthur Jongsma, who present an overview and accompanying demonstrations of depression’s most empirically supported treatment methods.
Evidence-Based Treatment Planning for Panic Disorder - Timothy Bruce, Arthur Jongsma, Jr.
What exactly is evidence-based treatment planning, and how do you do it? Find out in this comprehensive video with Drs. Timothy Bruce and Arthur Jongsma, who present an overview, clinical vignettes, and commentary on empirically supported treatment for panic disorder.
PsycBooks has added 3 contemporary books and 20 classic books to its database. A complete list of the added books can be found here. Below are the 3 contemporary books:
Beyond Significance Testing: Statistics Reform in the Behavioral Sciences, Second Edition 2013 By Rex B. Kline, PhD
“This accessibly written book reviews the controversy about significance testing, which has now crossed various disciplines as diverse as psychology, ecology, commerce, education, and biology, among others. It also introduces readers to alternative methods, especially effect size estimation (at both the group and case levels) and interval estimation (confidence intervals) in comparative studies. Basics of bootstrapping and Bayesian estimation are also considered. Research examples from substance abuse, education, learning, and other areas illustrate how to apply these methods.”
Human Information Processing: Vision, Memory, and Attention 2013 Edited by Charles Chubb, PhD; Barbara A. Dosher, PhD; Zhong-Lin Lu, PhD; and Richard M. Shiffrin, PhD
“This book focuses on three topics within the field of cognitive psychology that directly influence human information processing: vision, memory, and attention. Inspired by the work of George Sperling, a renowned expert in cognitive science and an early pioneer in the study of human information processing, the contributors to this book examine new computational models and methodologies. They study concepts such as the effects of human eye movements on our interpretation of visual stimuli to demonstrate how vision, memory, and attention are interlinked, and how they influence how we learn. The contributors also describe real-world applications for research, including technological innovations that can augment our senses and help us derive more information from our environment.”
Reform of Eyewitness Identification Procedures 2013 Edited by Brian L. Cutler, PhD
In this book the author “narrows his focus to the most important single factor underlying many innocent convictions: mistaken eyewitness identifications.”