Los Angeles / Orange County Libraries
30Sep/140

New Books in PsycBooks

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.

14Jul/140

New Books added to PsycBooks database

The PsycBooks database added 5 contemporary books to the database last month and 20 classic books.  A complete list of the books is here

 The 5 contemporary books are described below:

Attachment in Group Psychotherapy  2013  By Cheri L. Marmarosh, PhD, Rayna D. Markin, PhD, and Eric B. Spiegel, PhD

“This book applies attachment theory to group psychotherapy, explaining how group therapists can effectively work with members of different attachment styles. By understanding the needs of each member based on his or her attachment style, the leader can best foster corrective emotional exchanges that challenge members' maladaptive beliefs about themselves and others.”

Building Psychological Resilience in Military Personnel: Theory and Practice  2013  Edited by Robert R. Sinclair, PhD, and Thomas W. Britt, PhD

“…Researchers have consistently identified resilience, a term derived from the psychological and psychiatric literature, as perhaps the single most important factor predicting successful outcomes for military personnel and their families.  In this book, editors Robert Sinclair and Thomas Britt and a distinguished group of researchers investigate the concept of resilience, its essential role in normal psychological development, and its relevance within various occupational contexts unique to the military.”

Families of Children With Developmental Disabilities: Understanding Stress and Opportunities for Growth  2013  By David W. Carroll, PhD

“This book surveys the most recent empirical research on families of children with disabilities and provides guidelines and strategies for the developmental and family psychologists who support these clients.”

Internet Sex Offenders  2013  By Michael C. Seto, PhD

“In this comprehensive, state-of-the science work, Michael C. Seto examines a wealth of research conducted over the last decade regarding the use and contribution of the internet to sexual crimes including the creation and dissemination of child pornography, and online and offline solicitation efforts leading to contact offenses such as rape and sexual assault.”

Strategic Decision Making in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy  2013  By Amy Wenzel, PhD

“This book describes strategic decision making, a flexible yet evidenced-based approach to working through decision points in order to move treatment forward in cognitive behavioral therapy. It dispels the myth that there is a single "right" therapeutic intervention that must be delivered in any one instance; in fact, many courses of action can facilitate change provided they are implemented strategically.”

24Jun/140

New Streaming Videos

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

24Jun/140

New Books in PsycBooks database

PsycBooks has added the following contemporary books to the database:

Attachment-Based Psychotherapy: Helping Patients Develop Adaptive Capacities 2013  By Peter C. Costello, PhD

“This book presents an attachment-based approach to therapy that addresses the limiting and detrimental effects of negative early attachment experiences. Attachment-based psychotherapy has two major components: establishing a security-engendering therapeutic relationship and helping the patient to communicate more openly and thus to access more adaptive feelings, thoughts, and behaviors.”

Principles of Forensic Report Writing 2013  By Michael Karson, PhD, and Lavita Nadkarni, PhD

Principles of Forensic Report Writing explores the psychology of report writing, including the motivations of readers and writers, communicative and performative concerns, and the cognitive science that applies to the process.”

 Purpose and Meaning in the Workplace 2013 Edited by Bryan J. Dik, Zinta S. Byrne, PhD, and Michael F. Steger, PhD

“In this groundbreaking book, editors Bryan Dik, Zinta Byrne, and Michael Steger have brought together experts in counseling and vocational psychology, industrial and organizational psychology, and the fields of executive coaching and management to investigate how meaningful work can be fostered and sustained throughout a wide range of work environments.”

 The Suicidal Patient: Clinical and Legal Standards of Care, Third Edition  2013  By Bruce Bongar, PhD, and Glenn R. Sullivan, PhD

The Suicidal Patient provides an overview of the legal landscape, evaluates evidence-based assessment methods, and reviews treatment and management strategies for both outpatients and inpatients. Bongar and Sullivan propose practical risk management strategies for suicide prevention and postvention, emphasizing the importance of effective evaluation and documentation. Significant and extensive new material has been included on firearms, veterans and the military, diversity, and sexual minority status.”

5Jun/140

New Books in the Westwood Library

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.

5May/140

New Videos in Psychotherapy.net

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.

7Apr/140

New PsycBooks

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.”

3Mar/140

New Books in PsycBooks

The PsycBooks database added three new books in February.  They also added 5 classic books.  The full list is available here.  Below are the 3 new books

 The Best Within Us: Positive Psychology Perspectives on Eudaimonia  2013  Edited by Alan S. Waterman, PhD

“The Best Within Us assembles a panel of distinguished scholars whose work has been central to understanding positive aspects of psychological functioning. Together, the chapters explore the many ways in which the philosophic concept of eudaimonia is being employed in psychology.”

 Neuropsychological Assessment and Intervention for Youth: An Evidence-Based Approach to Emotional and Behavioral Disorders  2013  Edited by Linda A. Reddy, PhD; Adam S. Weissman, PhD; and James B. Hale, PhD

“Many recent books in clinical psychology with children and adolescents have highlighted the use of neuropsychological assessment, neuroscience, and clinical interventions for complex developmental and neurological disorders — but not for the most common behavioral disorders that present in this young population. Neuropsychological Assessment and Intervention for Youth serves to fill this significant void in the professional literature.  This comprehensive text translates basic brain science into empirically-supported clinical assessments and interventions for children. Co-editors Reddy, Weissman, and Hale — all first-rate clinical researchers — selected the emotional and behavioral disorders examined in each chapter based on their high prevalence in children and adolescents (e.g., OCD, ADHD, anxiety disorders, conduct disorders, etc.).” 

That's So Gay!: Microaggressions and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Community  2013  By Kevin L. Nadal, PhD

“In this book, Kevin Nadal provides a thought-provoking review of the literature on discrimination and microaggressions toward LGBT people. The generous use of case examples makes the book ideal for gender studies courses and discussion groups. Each case is followed by analysis of the elements involved in microaggressions and discussion questions for the reader to reflect upon.”

27Jan/140

New Books in PsycBooks

Here are the new books recently added to our PsycBooks database:

Activities for Teaching Positive Psychology: A Guide for Instructors 2012  Edited by Jeffrey J. Froh, PsyD and Acacia C. Parks, PhD

“Positive psychology is a rapidly expanding area of study that is of great interest to students at the graduate, undergraduate, and high school levels. But the field is so broad that teachers who want to cover all the bases when designing a positive psychology course may have difficulty locating and selecting materials.  Activities for Teaching Positive Psychology addresses this problem by presenting a comprehensive set of fun, interactive classroom activities devised by contributors who are experienced teachers as well as leading scholars in their areas.”

  Controversy in the Psychology Classroom: Using Hot Topics to Foster Critical Thinking  2012  Edited by Dana S. Dunn, PhD; Regan A. R. Gurung, PhD; Karen Z. Naufel, PhD; and Janie H. Wilson, PhD

“This book provides frameworks for teaching controversial topics and skills for handling disruptions, so teachers can help students evaluate evidence and develop testable questions.”

  Health and Social Relationships: The Good, The Bad, and The Complicated  2012  Edited by Matthew L. Newman, PhD and Nicole A. Roberts, PhD

“The contributors to Health and Social Relationships not only examine the psychological and physiological linkages between relationships and health, but also offer clinical implications — such as how to foster good social relationships in our personal lives and in our communities at large.”

  Presurgical Psychological Screening: Understanding Patients, Improving Outcomes  2012  Edited by Andrew R. Block, PhD, ABPP and David B. Sarwer, PhD

“The success of many surgical procedures depends not only on the skill of the surgeon and the use of state-of-the-art technology, but also on the actions and characteristics of the patient. Patients' emotional and psychosocial concerns, health-related behaviors, outcome expectations, and compliance with treatment regimen can all strongly influence the ultimate effectiveness of surgery.  Thus, mental health professionals are increasingly called upon to perform presurgical psychological screening (PPS) to ensure that patients are given the treatments most likely to be effective, while reducing the chances of worsening their conditions.  This book presents PPS procedures for a wide range of surgery types, such as spinal surgery, organ transplantation, bariatric surgery, and plastic surgery. Drawing on both research and clinical experience, the authors explain how to conduct PPS, communicate results to patients and surgeons, and identify possible pre- or postsurgery interventions to mitigate risk factors and maximize the likelihood of surgical success.”

 Understanding and Treating Pathological Narcissism  2012  Edited by John S. Ogrodniczuk, PhD

“In this book, today's most prominent thinkers and clinical experts on pathological narcissism address the challenges facing therapists who work with narcissistic patients. They trace the history of our understanding of narcissism, from ancient myth, to Freud and subsequent psychodynamic approaches and also provide clinicians with a comprehensive guide to treatment that covers features of the disorder, diagnosis, and assessment, as well as special considerations in the vital areas of transference and countertransference.”

  Alcohol and Illicit Drug Use in the Workforce and Workplace  2012  By Michael R. Frone, PhD

“In this authoritative book, Michael R. Frone takes a close look at what we know and don't know about workforce and workplace substance involvement. In doing so, he exposes the lack of evidence behind many popular myths that have persisted since the "war on drugs" began in the 1980s.”

  Authoritative Parenting: Synthesizing Nurturance and Discipline for Optimal Child Development  2012  Edited by Robert E. Larzelere, PhD; Amanda Sheffield Morris, PhD; and Amanda W. Harrist, PhD

“In this book, leading scholars update our thinking about authoritative parenting and address three unresolved issues: mechanisms of the style's effectiveness, variations of effectiveness across cultures, and untangling how parents influence children from how children influence them.”

  Spiritual Interventions in Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy  2012  Edited by Donald F. Walker, PhD and William L. Hathaway, PhD

“This book presents guidance for integrating spiritual interventions in psychotherapy with children and their families. The interventions are appropriate for a range of settings, presenting problems, and client belief systems. Specific chapters address the use of prayer, forgiveness, acceptance, spiritual awareness, sacred texts, and God images in therapy. Illustrative case studies are included, and ethical issues are given special consideration.”

Cognition and Brain Development: Converging Evidence From Various Methodologies  2013  Edited by Bhoomika Rastogi Kar, PhD

‘In this book, an elite group of international contributors presents the latest advances in the science of cognitive development.”

Internationalizing Multiculturalism: Expanding Professional Competencies in a Globalized World  2013  Edited by Rodney L. Lowman, PhD

“This book broadens the concept of multiculturalism to encompass internationalism. In other words, it internationalizes multiculturalism. It argues that professionals in all fields can enhance both their multicultural and international competence to perform more effectively.”

The Psychology of Meaning  2013  Edited by Keith D. Markman, PhD; Travis Proulx, PhD; and Matthew J. Lindberg, PhD

The Psychology of Meaning explores the multifaceted nature of this highly subjective construct. The volume's contributors examine meaning along five dimensions — the architecture of meaning, responding to uncertainty, meaning from retrospection, compensating for meaning violations, and restoring meaning: physiological and neurocognitive mechanisms.”

27Jan/140

Database of Psychological Experiments

Through February 23 we have a trial subscription to Alexander Street Press'  database of psychological experiments.  This is an exciting and interesting database combining primary source material, video and other media to bring you a new understanding of some of the most important psychological experiments of this and the last century.   Here's their description of the database:

"Psychological Experiments Online is a multimedia online resource that synthesizes the most important psychological experiments of the 20th and 21st centuries, fostering deeper levels of understanding for students and scholars alike. The collection pairs 75 hours of audio and video recordings of the original experiments (when existent) with 40,000 pages of primary-source documents. It’s packed with exclusive and hard-to-find materials including notes from experiment participants, journal articles, books, field notes, letters penned by the lead psychologist, videos of modern-day replications, and modifications to the original experiments.

Click here to access the database. Help navigating the site is available here

Try it out for the next month.  Let the library know if you like it and think it's something we should purchase.

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