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New Books in PsycBooks

PsycBooks added these four (4)  2010  titles to the PsycBooks database in November.  In addition, 60 classic titles have been added to the database.  A complete list is here

 Anxiety in Childbearing Women: Diagnosis and Treatment (2010)  By Amy Wenzel, PhD

 Nearly all new mothers experience some apprehension about the transition to parenthood, but some women's symptoms reach the point of meeting diagnostic criteria for an anxiety disorder. Indeed, new research suggests that in the perinatal period—which includes both pregnancy and the first year postpartum—some types of anxiety are more common than depression.

 Building a Therapeutic Alliance With the Suicidal Patient (2010)  Edited by Konrad Michel, MD and David A. Jobes, PhD, ABPP

 In this book, editors Konrad Michel and David A. Jobes have enlisted an elite group of clinicians and researchers to explore what has become known as the "Aeschi approach" to clinical suicide prevention.  According to this view, mental health professionals working with patients at risk for suicide must recognize a fundamental conflict at the heart of good clinical practice: while they are experts in the assessment of disorders of mental health, when it comes to the patient's story, the patient is the expert. Any successful intervention with a suicidal patient must therefore be based on an empathic understanding of suicidal thoughts and behavior that honors the patient's very personal perspective.

Self-Objectification in Women: Causes, Consequences, and Counteractions (2010)  Edited by Rachel M. Calogero, PhD; Stacey Tantleff-Dunn, PhD; and J. Kevin Thompson, PhD

 This book integrates recent research developments and current clinical knowledge on self-objectification in women. Using Barbara L. Fredrickson and Tomi-Ann Roberts' objectification theory as a framework, the contributors address various aspects of the theory, including evidence for and causes of self-objectification across the life span, psychological consequences, and associated mental health risks.

 Therapy With Coerced and Reluctant Clients (2010) By Stanley L. Brodsky, PhD

This thought-provoking book examines the clinical dilemmas faced by therapists who, for a variety of reasons, are working with involuntary or reluctant clients. These individuals often come to therapy through the judicial system but might also be problem employees or spouses persuaded to enter therapy by their mates. Under these circumstances, working together can be frustrating for both therapist and client. The typical therapist's skills of reflecting, probing, and supporting often fail with individuals who did not enter into therapy of their own accord—or who, once there, do not engage readily with the therapist. The inquiring approach to therapy, with its frequent questioning of the client, can have an unwelcome and intrusive quality for poorly motivated clients.

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