Here are some more books that are new in the Westwood library.
The psychology of prayer 2013 Spilka and Ladd
Essential assessment skills for couple and family therapists 2011
“Showing how to weave assessment into all phases of therapy, this indispensable text and practitioner guide is reader friendly, straightforward, and practical. Specific strategies are provided for evaluating a wide range of clinical issues and concerns in adults, children and adolescents, families, and couples. The authors demonstrate ways to use interviewing and other techniques to understand both individual and relationship functioning, develop sound treatment plans, and monitor progress. Handy mnemonics help beginning family therapists remember what to include in assessments, and numerous case examples illustrate what the assessment principles look like in action with diverse clients.”
When to use what research design 2012
“Systematic, practical, and accessible, this is the first book to focus on finding the most defensible design for a particular research question. Thoughtful guidelines are provided for weighing the advantages and disadvantages of various methods, including qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods designs. The book can be read sequentially or readers can dip into chapters on specific stages of research (basic design choices, selecting and sampling participants, addressing ethical issues) or data collection methods (surveys, interviews, experiments, observations, archival studies, and combined methods). Many chapter headings and subheadings are written as questions, helping readers quickly find the answers they need to make informed choices that will affect the later analysis and interpretation of their data.”
Doing what works: An integrative system for the treatment of eating disorders from diagnosis to recovery 2009
“Eating disorders at times leave practitioners feeling as emotionally challenged and out of control as the patients they treat. This is the first book of its kind to provide support, direction, clarity, and optimism to clinicians treating these disorders. In describing what to do and how to do what works, reader-friendly strategies and holistic guidelines bring together science and human personality, protocols and art, skill and instinct, evidence-based research and practicable clinical applications to provide a fully integrative approach to eating disorders care.”
Spiritually integrated psychotherapy 2007
“From a leading researcher and practitioner, this volume provides an innovative framework for understanding the role of spirituality in people's lives and its relevance to the work done in psychotherapy. It offers fresh, practical ideas for creating a spiritual dialogue with clients, assessing spirituality as a part of their problems and solutions, and helping them draw on spiritual resources in times of stress. Written from a nonsectarian perspective, the book encompasses both traditional and nontraditional forms of spirituality. It is grounded in current findings from psychotherapy research and the psychology of religion, and includes a wealth of evocative case material.”
Cognitive therapy for challenging problems 2005
“This groundbreaking book addresses what to do when a patient is not making progress. Provided is practical, step-by-step guidance on conceptualizing and solving frequently encountered problems, whether in developing and maintaining the therapeutic alliance or in accomplishing specific therapeutic tasks. While the framework presented is applicable to a range of challenging clinical situations, particular attention is given to modifying the longstanding distorted beliefs and dysfunctional behavioral strategies of people with personality disorders. Helpful appendices include a reproducible assessment tool, the Personality Belief Questionnaire.”
Cognitive therapy of anxiety disorders 2010
“Updating and reformulating Aaron T. Beck's pioneering cognitive model of anxiety disorders, this book is both authoritative and highly practical. The authors synthesize the latest thinking and empirical data on anxiety treatment and offer step-by-step instruction in cognitive assessment, case formulation, cognitive restructuring, and behavioral intervention. They provide evidence-based mini-manuals for treating the five most common anxiety disorders: panic disorder, social phobia, generalized anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and posttraumatic stress disorder. User-friendly features include vivid case examples, concise "Clinician Guidelines" that reinforce key points, and over three dozen reproducible handouts and forms.”
The psychology of religion 2009
“Scholarly and comprehensive yet accessible, this state-of-the-science work is widely regarded as the definitive psychology of religion text. The authors synthesize classic and contemporary empirical research on numerous different religious groups. Coverage includes religious thought, belief, and behavior across the lifespan; links between religion and biology; the forms and meaning of religious experience; the social psychology of religious organizations; and connections to morality, coping, mental health, and psychopathology. Designed for optimal use in advanced undergraduate- and graduate-level courses, every chapter features thought-provoking quotations and examples that bring key concepts to life.”
Psychodynamic therapy 2010
“Presenting a pragmatic, evidence-based approach to conducting psychodynamic therapy, this engaging guide is firmly grounded in contemporary clinical practice and research. The book reflects an openness to new influences on dynamic technique, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy and positive psychology. It offers a fresh understanding of the most common problems for which patients seek help--depression, obsessionality, low self-esteem, fear of abandonment, panic, and trauma--and shows how to organize and deliver effective psychodynamic interventions. Extensive case material illustrates each stage of therapy, from engagement to termination. Special topics include ways to integrate individual treatment with psychopharmacology and with couple or family work.”
Five ways of doing qualitative analysis 2011
“This unique text provides a broad introduction to qualitative analysis together with concrete demonstrations and comparisons of five major approaches. Leading scholars apply their respective analytic lenses to a narrative account and interview featuring "Teresa," a young opera singer who experienced a career-changing illness. The resulting analyses vividly exemplify what each approach looks like in action. The researchers then probe the similarities and differences among their approaches; their distinctive purposes and strengths; the role, style, and subjectivity of the individual researcher; and the scientific and ethical complexities of conducting qualitative research. Also included are the research participant's responses to each analysis of her experience. A narrative account from another research participant, "Gail," can be used by readers to practice the kinds of analysis explored in the book.”
Child and adolescent therapy 2012
“Widely regarded as the definitive clinical reference and text in the field, this authoritative volume presents effective cognitive-behavioral approaches for treating frequently encountered child and adolescent disorders. The editor and contributors are leading experts who provide hands-on, how-to-do-it descriptions illustrated with clinical examples. Relevant theories and research findings are explained, and exemplary treatment manuals and client workbooks reviewed. Coverage encompasses evidence-based treatments for aggression, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, anxiety disorders, depression and suicidality, obsessive–compulsive disorder, eating disorders, and trauma. Ways to involve parents in treatment are addressed throughout.”
6 contemporary books have been added to PsycBooks along with 40 classic titles. Below are the contemporary books recently added to PsycBooks which you can access through EBSCO:
Cop Watch: Spectators, Social Media, and Police Reform 2012 By Hans Toch, PhD
“In Cop Watch: Spectators, Social Media, and Police Reform, renowned social psychologist Hans Toch takes stock of the vast changes in police procedures that have occurred over the last half-century by examining the evolving role of spectators to police–citizen interactions.”
Methodological Approaches to Community-Based Research 2012 Edited by Leonard A. Jason, PhD and David S. Glenwick, PhD
“Methodological Approaches to Community-Based Research offers innovative research tools that are most effective for understanding social problems in general and change in complex person-environment systems at the community level.”
Relationship Science: Integrating Evolutionary, Neuroscience, and Sociocultural Approaches 2012 Edited by Omri Gillath, PhD; Glenn Adams, PhD; and Adrianne Kunkel, PhD
“This book brings together researchers from psychology and neighboring disciplines whose work sheds light on the topic of relationships. It focuses on evolutionary, neuroscience, and sociocultural perspectives — three relatively new interdisciplinary approaches at the forefront of relationship science”
The Science of Attorney Advocacy: How Courtroom Behavior Affects Jury Decision Making 2012 By Jessica D. Findley, JD, PhD and Bruce D. Sales, PhD, JD
This book reviews “the scientific support for popular [attorney] advocacy recommendations. It first summarizes trial commentators' recommendations, then reviews the scientific support for these recommendations, and finally evaluates the recommendations in light of the scientific support.”
The Journey From Child to Scientist: Integrating Cognitive Development and the Education Sciences 2012 Edited by Sharon M. Carver, PhD and Jeff Shrager, PhD
“The impulse to investigate the natural world is deeply rooted in our earliest childhood experiences. This notion has long guided researchers to uncover the cognitive mechanisms underlying the development of scientific reasoning in children.”
Qualitative Strategies for Ethnocultural Research 2012 Edited by Donna K. Nagata, PhD; Laura Kohn-Wood, PhD; and Lisa A. Suzuki, PhD
“This volume presents the state-of-the-art discourse on qualitative methods in psychology and community studies”
PsycBooks has added 2 new books to the PsycBooks database. They are described below. In addition, they added 20 “classic” books from earlier in the 20th century. Click here for a list of all the new titles.
Teaching Ethically: Challenges and Opportunities 2012 Edited by R. Eric Landrum, PhD and Maureen A. McCarthy, PhD
In this book, editors R. Eric Landrum and Maureen McCarthy identify four broad areas of concern in the ethical teaching of undergraduate psychology: pedagogy, student behavior, faculty behavior toward students, and considerations in the diverse classroom. Together with their team of experts, they provide evidence-based advice and case studies that illustrate the application of relevant ethical principles.
Virtuous Leaders: Strategy, Character, and Influence in the 21st Century 2012 By Richard R. Kilburg, PhD
In this extensively researched yet thoroughly practical book, renowned executive consultant Richard Kilburg characterizes effective leadership as a combination of specific behaviorally based competencies and virtuous aspects of character. He demonstrates that despite all the complexities of the modern world, the foundations of executive leadership can still be found in the timeless and enduring virtues of the ancient Chinese and Greeks.
We have 5 new streaming videos listed below. Attached is a guide to accessing streaming videos and a current list of the streaming video titles.
The Gender puzzle 2006 45 minutes
What really determines human gender? Looks at "brain sex" and the role of newly discovered genes. Landmark Australian court case re validity of a transsexual marriage. Right of doctors to arbitrarily assign genders to children with ambiguous "intersex" conditions questioned.
Silences 2007 22 minutes
Bi-racial filmmaker Octavio Warnock-Graham attempts to learn the identity of his father and the circumstances of his birth, two topics never discussed by his white mother in their suburban Ohio household.
Psychotherapy with gay, lesbian and bisexual clients 2005 314 minutes
A video series based on the collaborative efforts of mental health professionals with research and experience on psychotherapy with gay, lesbian, and bisexual individuals. The purpose is to provide information to students and to other mental health professionals.
Portraits in human sexuality: Sexual Orientation 2006 37 minutes
Geoffrey and Mark and Lisa and Allison are a pair of gay couples who are co-parenting biological children they conceived together. In this program, the four discuss when they first discovered they are gay; how they met their partners; major issues they have faced as gay couples; their children, ages 2 and 4, and the co-parenting experience; and what it means to them all to be a family. In addition, an overview on HIV/AIDS given by a healthcare professional distinguishes the virus from the syndrome, explains how HIV is contracted and transmitted, and promotes protected and informed sex for sexually active students, debunking a variety of myths along the way.
No dumb questions 2009 24 minutes
The program follows three sisters, ages 6, 9, and 11, as they struggle to understand why and how Uncle Bill is becoming Aunt Barbara.
We have added a new database on our "Search our Database" page. It is under the multi-disciplinary databases and is titled:
The database searches participating university repositories where researchers deposit free copies of their research which was or will be published in print journals. Click on a segment of the graphic or click on "Social and Behavioral Sciences" at the bottom of the home page. On the left there will be sub-disciplines. Click on Psychology and there will be another list of sub-disciplines including "Counseling Psychology." The database has over 600,000 items and they are all full-text. The searching is not as sophisticated as EBSCO, you just put in key words in the box on the upper right of the page, but it could prove to be a valuable tool giving you access to material you might not otherwise have easy access to.
Let us know what you think of it.
The PsycBooks database added 4 new contemporary books and 20 classic psychology texts. The full list of added books is here. The four new books are shown below:
Assessing the Implicit Personality Through Conditional Reasoning 2011 By Lawrence R. James, PhD and James M. LeBreton, PhD
“This book lays out a novel framework to examine how new measures of the implicit personality interact with more popular explicit personality measures to provide a comprehensive assessment of personality.”
Gender Differences in Prenatal Substance Exposure 2011 Edited by Michael Lewis, PhD and Lisa Kestler, PhD
Exciting new research has found that there are gender differences when there is prenatal exposure to neurotoxins resulting in different outcomes for males and females. Namely, exposed males appear to be more vulnerable and experience greater deficits than exposed females. This book aims to contribute to our knowledge of central nervous system development.
Group Play Interventions for Children: Strategies for Teaching Prosocial Skills 2011 By Linda A. Reddy, PhD
“Author Linda A. Reddy lays out the grounding principles and research of group play interventions and sketches out the most common disorders and symptom sets for which children are referred for group training. She then offers practical suggestions for forming groups and for managing instruction and behavior, as well as a chapter on how to make the most of caregivers' skills and interests to maintain children's progress. Step-by-step instructions are given for teaching, modeling, organizing, and coaching children through skill sequences and fun, developmentally appropriate games. Detailed lists of preparatory and follow-up actions are also provided, as well as tips on tailoring instruction to children's ages and special needs. Positive interactions are emphasized throughout the book, from parent interviews through implementation and questions for the children post-training.”
The Immigrant Paradox in Children and Adolescents: Is Becoming American a Developmental Risk? 2011 Edited by Cynthia García Coll, PhD and Amy Kerivan Marks, PhD
“Many academic and public policies promote rapid immigrant assimilation. Yet, researchers have recently identified an emerging pattern, known as the "immigrant paradox," in which assimilated children of immigrants experience diminishing developmental outcomes and educational achievements.”
The PsycBooks database added two new contemporary books and 20 classic psychology texts. The full list of added books is here. The two new books are below
How Motivation Affects Cardiovascular Response: Mechanisms and Applications 2011 Edited by Rex A. Wright, PhD and Guido H. E. Gendolla, PhD
This book conveys the amount and diversity of motivationally based cardiovascular response research that currently is being conducted. Chapters discuss mechanisms of motivational influence on CV response and apply motivational approaches to studying CV response in different life circumstances. Health implications are considered throughout.
The Social Psychology of Morality: Exploring the Causes of Good and Evil 2011 Edited by Mario Mikulincer, PhD and Phillip R. Shaver, PhD
The contributors to this volume begin by presenting basic issues and controversies in the study of morality; subsequent chapters explore the psychological processes involved, such as the cognitive mechanisms and motives underlying immoral behavior and moral hypocrisy. Later chapters discuss personality, developmental, and clinical aspects of morality as well as societal aspects of good and evil, including the implications of moral thinking for large-scale violence and genocide.
We have three new dissertations in the Westwood Library:
A study of atypical and aberrant socio-sexual behaviors in the lower functioning late teen and young adult male population with autism by K. Geborah Goldberger 2010
A theoretical exploration of the feminine warrior archetype and how it can help women transcend depression by Anais Munoz Kelly 2012
The effects of resilience training on post-traumatic stress disorder levels for Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom veterans by Deke Marcus 2011
Congratulations to all of you!
Six new titles have been added to PsycBooks. In addition, PsycBooks added 30 classic texts. A complete list is available here
Here are the six recent titles:
Billing and Collecting for Your Mental Health Practice: Effective Strategies and Ethical Practice 2010 By Jeffrey E. Barnett, PsyD, ABPP and Steven Walfish, PhD
While mental health professionals receive extensive clinical training, they typically receive minimal, if any, training in the business aspects of private practice. As a result, billing and collecting can be overwhelming. The process is further complicated because our attempts to maximize profits must occur in the context of a therapeutic relationship. Ethically balancing the business and clinical aspects of practice is an essential matter for all clinicians. This book presents specific, practical guidance on the technical aspects of billing and related ethical and legal considerations.
Conviction of the Innocent: Lessons From Psychological Research 2012 Edited by Brian L. Cutler, PhD
This book presents a state-of-the-field review of current psychological research on conviction of the innocent. Chapter authors investigate how the roles played by suspects, investigators, eyewitnesses, and trial witnesses and how pervasive systemic issues contribute to conspire to increase the risk of conviction of the innocent.
Heart and Mind: The Practice of Cardiac Psychology, Second Edition 2011 Edited by Robert Allan, PhD and Jeffrey Fisher, MD
This second edition provides chapters by the world's foremost authorities on the major psychosocial risk factors linked with heart disease, including depression, social isolation, and anger, as well as several emerging factors, such as "Type D" (distressed) personality, anxiety, posttraumatic stress disorder, and vital exhaustion. Clinical interventions involving stress reduction, exercise, and Transcendental Meditation are also explored.
Pathways to Individuality: Evolution and Development of Personality Traits 2011 By Arnold H. Buss, PhD
Drawing from his own published research over a half-century of teaching and writing on personality, Buss masterfully summarizes key theories and recent advances in the study of temperament (aggression, dominance, etc.), the self (self-conscious shyness, self-esteem, identity), and abnormal behavior and style as crucial dimensions in understanding personality and individual differences.
Reinforcement-Based Treatment for Substance Use Disorders: A Comprehensive Behavioral Approach 2012 By L. Michelle Tuten, MSW, LCSW-C; Hendree E. Jones, PhD; Cindy M. Schaeffer, PhD; and Maxine L. Stitzer, PhD
This book is a clinician-friendly manual for implementing Reinforcement-Based Treatment (RBT), an intensive, evidence-based model for treating substance use disorders in community settings.
Stepfamily Therapy: A 10-Step Clinical Approach 2012 By Scott Browning, PhD and Elise Artelt, LMFT
Recent research has confirmed that, given their unique dynamics, stepfamilies are vulnerable in a way that is distinct from typical "first-families," leaving them often resistant to traditional family therapy techniques. In this book, Scott Browning and Elise Artelt integrate clinically validated interventions within an original theoretical framework for stepfamily therapy. They envision the stepfamily as comprised of subsystems, a series of overlapping relationships between individuals. This key insight enables clinicians to divide the stepfamily into more manageable units and plan treatment accordingly.