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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.

24Jan/140

New Dissertation

We have a new dissertation in the Westwood library. 

The effects of a school-based emotional intelligence training program for impulse and anger management in a sample of at-risk adolescents by Shayesteh Saketkhoo.

Congratulations, Shay!

13Jan/140

New Dissertation

We have a new dissertation in the Westwood library. 

A treatment plan for working with gang members utilizing genograms by Ronaye Calvert DeSiena.

20Nov/130

New Streaming Videos Available Off-Campus

We have greatly expanded our available streaming video collection, it is now available 24/7 from school or from home and we’ve made a convenient web page where you can access them all:

 http://la.librarypass.org/?page_id=347

 The web page is also accessible as a link on the left side of the LA library home page “Streaming Video.” (See picture above)

 In addition to the psychotherapy.net videos and the Alexander Street counseling videos which we previously had access to (though not always off-campus access) we now have Alexander Street videos on Ethnography, Social Theory, and Education.  Explore the available videos and let us know if you have any questions or comments.

18Nov/130

New PsycBooks

Last month, the PsycBooks database added two new titles as well as 10 classic titles.  A full list of the new titles is here

These are the two new titles:

 Caregiver Family Therapy: Empowering Families to Meet the Challenges of Aging  2012  By Sara Honn Qualls, PhD and Ashley A. Williams, PhD

“This book presents Caregiver Family Therapy (CFT), a systems approach to treating families that care for an aging adult.  CFT consists of three core stages: Identifying the problem; Structuring caregiver roles; Ensuring caregiver self-care.  Full of rich clinical examples, this book will help therapists and other service providers meet the complex, diverse needs of caregiving families”

The Rorschach Inkblot Test: An Interpretive Guide for Clinicians 2012  By James P. Choca, PhD

“In this highly readable interpretive guide to the Rorschach Inkblot Test, James Choca describes the uses to which it is best suited. Used appropriately, the Rorschach uniquely reveals a person's level of energy, control of emotions, and thought processes — something that other tests are unable to do.”

28Oct/130

New Videos in Psychotherapy.net

Below are the new videos in our psychotherapy.net database.  This database can be accessed from our “Search our databases” page  http://www.psychotherapy.net.proxy.thechicagoschool.edu/stream/tcs

 New Releases

 Watch renowned psychotherapist, Virginia Satir, present her pioneering views on the essential ingredients of successful therapy to a group of students and then watch her conduct therapy with a family struggling with separation and abuse in these dynamic videos from the Virginia Satir Series. 

Of Rocks and Flowers: Dealing with the Abuse of Children by Virginia Satir
01:02:18 minutes

Watch Virginia Satir conduct an innovative, forward-moving session with a distraught family of four who are struggling with a legacy of abuse.

The Essence of Change by Virginia Satir
00:58:55 minutes

Virginia Satir presents the four stages of therapy to an intimate audience of psychotherapy students, and powerfully demonstrates the principles via numerous role-plays, where you'll get a sense of her disarming warmth, facility in making perceptive statements that resonate with clients, and ability to use touch to deepen a client's sense of safety.

Emotionally Focused Therapy: A Complete Treatment (3-Video Set) by Rebecca Jorgensen
13:45:41 minutes

Deepen your understanding of Emotionally Focused Therapy by watching an entire, unedited 10-session course of therapy. For the first time ever, you’ll see how EFT unfolds through the different steps and stages.

EFT Part 1(Sessions 1-3) by Rebecca Jorgensen

04:28:46 Minutes
In these first three sessions, Jorgensen works quickly to develop an alliance with Sandra and Carl and identifies their negative interaction cycle and unmet needs.

EFT Part 2 (Sessions 4-6) by Rebecca Jorgensen

04:16:38 Minutes

In sessions 4-6, Sandra and Carl begin to internalize and recognize their negative interaction cycles and, with Jorgensen's guidance, begin to soften considerably toward one another.

EFT Part 3 (Sessions 7-10) by Rebecca Jorgensen

05:02:17 Minutes

In sessions 7-10, Carl and Sandra move more deeply into their attachment fears, exploring their longing, fear and rejection in the atmosphere of warmth created by Jorgensen. By the final session, the groundwork is in place for a new and more hopeful future.

22Oct/130

New Books in PsycBooks

In September, PsycBooks added 2 contemporary books and 10 classic books to its database.  A full list can be found here.  The 2 contemporary books are described below:

Personality Disorders and the Five-Factor Model of Personality, Third Edition  2012  Edited by Thomas A. Widiger, PhD and Paul T. Costa, Jr., PhD

“This book explains how personality disorders can be understood from the perspective of the FFM, the most heavily researched and empirically supported dimensional model of general personality structure. The chapters summarize the conceptual and empirical support for the FFM, including the dimensional description of specific personality disorders and the application of the model for assessment and treatment. Case studies are also provided.”

 Testifying in Court: Guidelines and Maxims for the Expert Witness, Second Edition  2012  By Stanley L. Brodsky, PhD

“For over 20 years, Stanley Brodsky's Testifying in Court has been a trusted guide for expert witnesses across a variety of professions. Readers have come to know and trust his sage and good-humored advice on every aspect of the experience from initial preparations to maintaining power and control during cross-examination.  In this extensively updated edition of his classic text, the author has combined a wealth of new research with feedback from users of the first edition and his own evolving experience as an expert witness. As in the first edition, key principles are addressed in brief essays that draw on real-life scenarios and end in a take-home maxim.”

27Sep/130

New Videos in Psychotherapy.net

Psychotherapy.net, one of our streaming video databases, has added the following two videos to the collection.  There are now a total of 208 videos available to you 24/7.  In addition to these two very recent releases, click here for descriptions of other videos added to the database in the past few months.  For access to all Psychotherapy.net videos, go to our "Search Our Databases" page on the library website and scroll down to "Psychotherapy Video Collection."

Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy by Otto Kernberg

(255 minutes)
Preeminent psychoanalyst Otto Kernberg doesn’t back down in this series of three diagnostic Transference-Focused Psychotherapy (TFP) sessions with a paranoid client struggling with suicidal depression after being left by his girlfriend.

Power of 2 Marriage Skills Workshop by Susan Heitler, Abigail Hirsch

(107 minutes)
In this lively interactive marriage skills workshop, Drs. Susan Heitler and Abigail Hirsch offer couples a roadmap for resolving conflict in a cooperative, “win-win” way.

As always, if you're having any trouble accessing these videos please contact a librarian.

16Sep/130

Need Help with PsycInfo?

At the beginning of each school year, the publishers of PsycInfo offer online training classes to students.  Click here for a list of training for both new students and students looking for more advanced searching tips.  You can also access the PsycInfo Youtube channel for videos of different search questions.   These are short to-the-point videos averaging about 3 minutes.  Check them out and remember, as always, you can contact a librarian at any time for help.

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