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.
There are 3 new books in PsycBooks as well as 60 classic texts. A full list of the new books 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.
These are the 3 new contemporary books:
Social Anxiety in Adolescents and Young Adults: Translating Developmental Science Into Practice. 2011. Edited by Candice A. Alfano, PhD and Deborah C. Beidel, PhD, ABPP
“Although symptoms of social anxiety are common in adolescents, only recently have researchers begun to examine the problem in this age group. Fortunately, an increasing number of studies have uncovered important nuances in the development and presentation of social anxiety symptoms and SAD in adolescents and young adults. This book assesses the implications of the research for both researchers and clinicians who want to provide the latest and most up-to-date treatments for their anxiety-plagued patients.”
Spiritually Oriented Interventions for Counseling and Psychotherapy. 2011. Edited by Jamie D. Aten, PhD; Mark R. McMinn, PhD; and Everett L. Worthington, Jr., PhD
“Spirituality and religion influence the way many clients interpret their life experiences. Recognizing this reality, Spiritually Oriented Interventions for Counseling and Psychotherapy offers mental health professionals an in-depth look at how to integrate both Western and Eastern spiritually oriented interventions into clinical practice.”
Treating Dementia in Context: A Step-by-Step Guide to Working With Individuals and Families. 2011. By Susan M. McCurry, PhD and Claudia Drossel, PhD
“In this book, authors Susan McCurry and Claudia Drossel present a clear and practical blueprint for psychologists, physicians, nurses, social workers, and other health care professionals who work with dementia patients and their families. Their evidence-based contextual model of dementia care lays out broad intervention strategies, and encourages readers to use their own creativity and inner resources to develop appropriate solutions for each unique situation and individual.”
We have 3 new books in the library:
Character Strengths and Virtues: A Handbook and Classification 2004. Christopher Peterson and Martin Seligman
Qualitative Inquiry & Research Design 2013 3rd edition. John Creswell
This is the newest edition of this heavily used work
Psychoanalytic Diagnosis 2011 Nancy McWilliams
Come in and Check them out!
We have two new streaming videos in the catalog. Click on "Finding Guides" in the column to the right to access the complete list of streaming videos and a guide to how to use them.
Meds by Gary and Krista Ledbetter 2007 29 minutes
This documentary follows a group of people who have been given medicine to treat their mental illness
Mind-body integration presented by Ilana Rubenfeld 1992 90 minutes
Explains the Rubenfeld Synergy Method which incorporates elements of the Alexander technique, the Feldenkreis technique, gestalt psychotherapy and Ericksonian hypnosis into one unique psychotherapeutic modality.
PsycBooks, our online database of full-text books published by the APA and available through EBSCO, has added three new books to the database in January. In addition, they have added 60 “classic” books from the early part of the 20th century (including several books by Josiah Royce of Royce Hall fame). The contemporary books are described below. For a list of all added books click here. Click here for a guide to using PsycBooks.
Caring for Veterans With Deployment-Related Stress Disorders: Iraq, Afghanistan, and Beyond 2011. Edited by Josef I. Ruzek, PhD; Paula P. Schnurr, PhD; Jennifer J. Vasterling, PhD; and Matthew J. Friedman, MD, PhD
“[This book] explores the myriad causes and consequences of these peculiar war-zone disorders, yet its emphasis is on prevention and treatment through better assessment, psychopharmacological and psychotherapeutic interventions (including couple/family therapy), and appropriate evidence-based treatments. The final part of this edited volume concludes with broad guidelines for minimizing current barriers to treatment for stress-disordered veterans and their families by shifting care to the local/community level of health care providers.”
Moving Beyond Prejudice Reduction: Pathways to Positive Intergroup Relations 2011 Edited by Linda R. Tropp, PhD and Robyn K. Mallett, PhD
"[This book] examines the dynamics of attitudinal change from the individual to the group levels and proposes a proactive analytical framework that scholars and researchers on intergroup contact and social conflict can use to improve relations between groups."
The Psychology of Prejudice: From Attitudes to Social Action 2011 By Lynne M. Jackson, PhD
"This book provides an accessible yet scholarly review of social psychological theory on prejudice with the goal of integrating recent theories about its causes and introducing emerging trends in the area."
The Westwood library has expanded its evening hours and is now open on Saturday also. Check Facebook and Twitter for times when the librarian will be in. Also, some weeks Saturday may switch to Friday evening. Here are the new hours:
Monday: 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM, 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:30 AM to 8:30 PM
Wednesday 9:30 AM to 8:30 PM
Thursday 9:30 AM to 8:30 PM
Friday 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Saturday 10 AM to 2 PM
Sunday 10 AM to 2 PM
RefWorks is a useful bibliographic tool. Very helpful during the dissertation process or for general studies. Students have to set up the accounts individually.
Here is a campus link.
It can also be found at http://chi.librarypass.org/
We have 2 new streaming videos. You can find a guide to accessing the videos here along with the current list of streaming videos.
Steroids : big muscles, bigger problems 2011.
Illustrates the biochemical basics of anabolic steroids and their synthetic relationship to testosterone, their general impact on the human anatomy and how they can be especially devastating in young people whose bodies aren’t fully developed. Presents the medical and psychological risks of steroid use, both in the short term and over an extended period.
Constructing the multi generational family genogram: exploring a problem in context 1983
Describes how to construct the multi-generational genogram and its importance in family therapy
And, don't forget that we also have counseling videos accessible only when you're on campus by clicking on "Online Counseling Videos" in the area to the right of this blog entry.