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!
Monday, September 17, is Constitution Day, the anniversary of the day in 1787 on which the United States Constitution was signed after 4 months of debate in Philadelphia. The Constitution drafters had to resolve many issues which had arisen since the end of the Revolutionary War. The Constitution is a product of the great minds of the time and is a model of forward thinking, cooperation and compromise. Go to the National Archives Constitution page to learn more about the creation and contents of the United States Constitution.
Because the United States is a country founded on ideas with the Constitution as its foundation, Constitution Day was created to encourage all of us, and especially students, to learn about and understand what the Constitution contains and stands for.
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.
Four streaming videos have been added to the catalog. The new list and a guide to accessing the videos is posted on the blog. Just click on the "Finding Guides" link in the right column of this page.
Bellevue: inside out 2003. 77 minutes
“New York City’s Bellevue Hospital has a renowned psychiatric emergency center that treats 7,000 men and women annually. This gritty program takes a daunting look at the daily operation of the center by focusing on a handful of people as they struggle with their illnesses"
Satir family therapy with Jean McLendon, LCSW 2010 104 minutes
Explores one of the major theories in family therapy, Satir therapy, with family therapist Jean McLendon, who studied under Virginia Satir. In a brief interview session, Jean McLendon works with an African-American woman and her son, helping both mother and son deal with significant losses in their lives.
Raising Cain 2006 116 minutes
Two of the country’s leading child psychologists identify the social and emotion challenges that boys encounter in school and show how parents can help boys cultivate emotional awareness, giving them the support to navigate the social pressures of youth.
Mirrors of privilege: making whiteness visible 2006 50 minutes
Features the up close and personal stories of white activists and their ongoing journeys of transformation. Participants will talk about being unconscious about their learned and internalized sense of white supremacy. They will share what was required and what actions they took to move through the common first stages of denial, defensiveness, guilt, fear and shame into making solid commitments towards ending racism. The video uses art, theatre, movement, photographs and music to amplify stories that share richly varied experiences and life processes informed by deep reflection and social justice action. The individuals’ interviews will also be enhanced by historical sources, spoken word, photographs and video archives which will serve to address systemic racist oppression.
You may or may not have noticed the new look to our "Search Our Databases" page. Most of the changes require you to scroll down past the first page but, it's worth doing. The revised page categorizes all our databases into subject areas so that if you're searching in a specific subject area you can use the best database. It also gives you direct links to our online book collections and links to web resources and open access journals. Take some time and explore the page so you'll know what's there when you need it. If you need any help or have any comments let one of your librarians know.
PsycBooks has added 8 new titles and 56 classic titles to the database. A complete list can be found here. Below are the 8 new titles. A guide to using PsycBooks, one of the EBSCO databases, can be found by clicking on ""Finding Guides" on the right side of this page.
Bilingualism and Cognition: Informing Research, Pedagogy, and Policy 2011. By Eugene E. García, PhD and José E. Náñez, Sr., PhD
“Bridging the fields of cognitive psychology and education, this volume presents research-based knowledge on language acquisition and learning to leverage the strengths and achievements of bilingual children. By understanding the neurocognitive mechanisms of the bilingual brain and the need for socioculturally inclusive pedagogy, educational researchers and practitioners can better serve this rapidly growing population.”
Malpractice in Psychology: A Practical Resource for Clinicians 2011 By David L. Shapiro, PhD and Steven R. Smith, JD
Many mental health practitioners fear malpractice suits. Besides obtaining the appropriate insurance, clinicians should understand the risks of lawsuits and implement risk management strategies to avoid unfounded malpractice claims and decrease the likelihood of being sued successfully. With combined expertise in psychotherapy and law, Shapiro and Smith expertly navigate you through the unfamiliar territories of professional liability, negligence, informed consent, privacy and confidentiality, HIPAA, defamation, violence and suicide, and trials and settlements.
Self-Regulation: Brain, Cognition, and Development 2011 By Andrea Berger, PhD
This book presents self-regulation as a crucial link between genetic predisposition, early experience, and later adult functioning in society. Individual chapters examine what self-regulation is, how it functions, how genetic and environmental factors influence its development, how it affects social and academic competence in childhood and adulthood, what pathologies can emerge if it is under-developed, and how it might be fostered in children.
Coparenting: A Conceptual and Clinical Examination of Family Systems 2011 Edited by James P. McHale, PhD and Kristin M. Lindahl, PhD
This landmark book was written to encourage good coparenting as a powerful support for at-risk children's social, emotional, and behavioral needs. Part I examines the concepts, theories, and empirical research underlying this dynamic socialization force characteristic of all family systems. Part II explores clinical applications—the various assessments and interventions that promote coparenting. The result is essential reading for those interested in the welfare of children.
Couples Therapy for Domestic Violence: Finding Safe Solutions 2011 By Sandra M. Stith, PhD; Eric E. McCollum, PhD; and Karen H. Rosen, EdD This book is currently being used in Dr. Sorrell’s MM636 class.
This book presents a safety-focused approach to assessment and treatment of couples who choose to remain together after one or both partners have been violent. Treatment options for intimate partner violence have evolved alongside the growing awareness and broader definitions of domestic violence. Since 1997 the authors have conducted Domestic Violence Focused Couples Treatment (DVFCT), collected data, and refined their program. The authors outline their assessment and screening process and share case illustrations to demonstrate when conjoint treatment can be a safe and viable option.
High-Stakes Testing in Education: Science and Practice in K–12 Settings 2011 Edited by James A. Bovaird, PhD; Kurt F. Geisinger, PhD; and Chad W. Buckendahl, PhD
This volume covers a selection of contemporary issues about testing science and practice that impact the nation's public education system, including local and state assessment development, assessing special populations, charter schools, and the role of college placement and entrance examinations. Also featured is a section focusing on validation practices, defining, and interpreting resulting test scores. Specific topics include the role of examinee motivation, obtaining and making decisions based on validity evidence, evidence of consequences, and considering contextual sampling effects when evaluating validity evidence.
Shame in the Therapy Hour 2011 Edited by Ronda L. Dearing, PhD and June Price Tangney, PhD
This book explores the manifestations of shame and presents several approaches for treatment. It brings together the insights of master clinicians from different theoretical and practice orientations, such as psychodynamics, object relations, emotion-focused therapy, functional analysis, group therapy, family therapy, and couples therapy. The chapters address all aspects of shame, including how it develops, how it relates to psychological difficulties, how to recognize it, and how to help clients resolve it. Strategies for dealing with therapist shame are also provided, since therapist shame can be triggered during sessions and can complicate the therapeutic alliance.
Working With Narrative in Emotion-Focused Therapy: Changing Stories, Healing Lives 2011 By Lynne E. Angus, PhD and Leslie S. Greenberg, PhD
In psychotherapy, as in life, all significant emotions are embedded in important stories, and all significant stories revolve around important emotional themes. Yet, despite the interaction between emotion and narrative processes, emotion-focused therapy (EFT) and narrative-informed therapies have evolved as separate clinical approaches. In this book, Lynne Angus and Leslie Greenberg address this gap and present a groundbreaking, empirically based model that integrates working with narrative and emotion processes in EFT. According to Angus and Greenberg's narrative-informed approach to EFT, all successful psychotherapy entails the articulation, revision, and deconstruction of clients' maladaptive life stories in favor of more life-enhancing alternatives. Because emotions and narratives interact to form meaning and sense of self, the evocation and articulation of emotions is critical to changing life narratives.
We have 6 new streaming videos in the catalog. An updated list of currently available streaming videos and a guide to accessing them is available by clicking the "Finding Guides" link on the right of this page. If you have any problems please contact a librarian:
Portraits in human sexuality: Human development
Parents, friends, sex education classes, the media-all of them shape our perceptions of reproduction and physical intimacy. Starting at the beginning, then, this program focuses on developmental issues in human sexuality. Its four interview segments question children on what they know about love and sex; adolescents on what they know about sex and what constitutes good sex education; adults on what they believe children should know about sexuality; and a persevering couple on their difficulties in achieving pregnancy and reaching full term. Contains clinically explicit language.
Portraits in human sexuality: Medical Issues
Is sexuality an unavoidable casualty of physical disability or of surgery that significantly restructures intimate parts of the body? In this program, a man with a spinal cord injury, a woman with breast cancer who had a skin-saving mastectomy and reconstructive surgery, and a transsexual woman who underwent sex reassignment surgery discuss ways in which sexual expression has changed since their life-altering events. Perspectives from their significant others are elicited as well.
Portraits in human sexuality: Sexual Dysfunction and Therapy
It has been estimated that 80 to 90 percent of couples will have one or more of the nine sexual dysfunctions outlined in the DSM-IV. This program introduces the most common dysfunctions while dispelling myths about female sexuality, stressing the importance of good communication, and offering advice on improving sexual technique. Common sexual disorders are commented upon as well. In addition, a case study of a couple with psychogenically induced low sex drive provides an opportunity for viewers to learn what it is like to participate in sex therapy.
Portraits in human sexuality: The Business of Sex
Pornography shops. Phone sex services. Strip clubs. Culturally, such businesses are typically consigned to the questionable fringes of society. But are there exceptions? In this program, workers in these three industries share their personal experiences; describe their clientele, which, in addition to men, often includes women and couples; and explain how they have lifted their occupations to a higher level by setting strict limits and boundaries that both they and their customers must adhere to.
Portraits in human sexuality: Meeting, Dating, and Maintaining Relationships
This program looks at aspects of how relationships are formed and sustained. Interview segments include a couple who talk about connecting online through Match.com; a diverse group of young Muslim women who discuss the liberating effects of physical modesty and Islamic approaches to courting and marriage; and a couple who describe how they met and demonstrate how PREP relationship enhancement classes have strengthened their marriage.
Portraits in human sexuality: Nonconsensual Sexuality
Without consent, sexual intercourse is nothing less than rape. This program offers insights into sexual victimization through interviews with a young woman who was raped in her own home by an armed assailant and a young man who was expelled from college on a charge of acquaintance rape. Also, a rehabilitation service for sexual offenders is profiled, with an emphasis on the treatment of deviant sexual arousal and the cognitive restructuring, victim impact awareness, and empathy skills development that goes into it.
We have a new dissertation in the Westwood library:
Family systems, archetypes, and the son's mother complex: a Jungian perspective by Ludmilla Kerr
PsycBooks added 63 new books in April. 3 of them are new books which are highlighted below. The rest are classic books from the early part of the last century. A complete list is available here. If you need help using Psycbooks click on "Finding Guides" in the column to the right and open up the finding guide for PsycBooks on the Finding Guides page or contact your campus librarian.
Quantitative Models in Psychology 2011 By Robert E. McGrath, PhD
This book presents a comprehensive survey of quantitative methods and concepts in psychology that covers everything needed at the graduate level and beyond, including generalizing from samples to populations, using measurement instruments to generate quantitative scales, and modeling real-world patterns and relationships.
Treating Patients With Alcohol and Other Drug Problems: An Integrated Approach, Second Edition 2011 By Robert D. Margolis, PhD and Joan E. Zweben, PhD
This new edition of the book seeks to enhance the confidence and skill of psychotherapists and other practitioners in addressing alcohol and drug use in the context of their ongoing work. It includes new material on individual psychotherapy and family therapy for clients with AOD problems, as well as an updated overview of the treatment community (both self-help and professional) that examines the basic assumptions and operating principles of various treatment venues in an effort to minimize the miscommunication that can occur when professionals from different "cultures" attempt to collaborate on client care.
Young Children With ADHD: Early Identification and Intervention 2011 By George J. DuPaul, PhD and Lee Kern, PhD
This book is the first to describe empirically-supported early intervention with children aged 2–5 years who have or are at risk for ADHD. The authors present a three-tiered model for prevention and intervention that can be implemented at home or in preschool settings. This promising model can be adjusted to the degree of difficulty the child is experiencing and consists of universal intervention strategies, small group skills instruction, and assessment-based behavioral interventions.