Los Angeles / Orange County Libraries
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 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.”

25Jul/130

New Dissertation

We have a new dissertation in the library: 

Intimacy: a theoretical exploration on the influence of exposure from domestic violence, child abuse, and lack of early attachment from primary caregiver  Luis Dinamitardo Lara Ramirez II

Congratulations!

21Mar/120

New Dissertations in the Westwood Library

 We have three new dissertations in the Westwood Library

 A substance abuse treatment plan for teenage mothers: an attachment theory perspective by Farzaneh Fay Talei

Complex traumatic stress: using movement to form an original treatment plan by Alexis Holz

An integrated communication treatment model designed to reduce anxiety, depression, and postraumatic stress with female victims of domestic violence  by Linda Pratt

Congratulations to all of you! 

Come check them out!

8Sep/110

New Dissertations in the Westwood Library

  We have four new dissertations in the Westwood Library:

   Korean American women: acculturation experience in the United States  by Kim Hsieh

  The effects of birth order on the personality of the middle child  by Mona Laaly

   A psychodynamic treatment for a high-functioning autistic adolescent by Sophia Nakabayashi

                                                       An attachment perspective on the use of therapist self-disclosure in contemporary psychoanalytic psychotherapy  by Ginger Schwartz

Congratulations to all of you!

11Feb/110

Conflict Recovery

A new study in  Psychological Science with potential interest for marital therapists, finds that if one partner in a romantic relationship recovers well from conflict, that benefits not only the recovering partner but the other partner as well - both partners feel more satisfaction with the relationship.  Most studies focus on how couples resolve conflict - not what happens after the resolution.  

A partner who recovers well doesn't let the conflict spill over or leak into other parts of the relationship. 

The study also found that infant attachment security plays a role in how partners recover from conflict.

"What we show is that recovering from conflict well predicts higher satisfaction and more favorable relationship perceptions. You perceive the relationship more positively," Salvatore said.  "The interesting finding is that you don't have to be the one who recovers well to benefit."

Read a news article about the study here.

27Jan/110

New Dissertations in the Westwood Library

We have FOUR new dissertations in the Westwood library.

The subjective experience of parents engaged in a conflicted divorce  by Shauna Spellman

An evaluation of the school-based integrative treatment manual for children with autism spectrum disorders   by Grace Liu

 Attachment, mentalization, and affect regulation: intimacy and conflict in adult romantic relationships  by Lori J. Grapes

                                                    An exploration of countertransference issues faced by beginning therapists from the supervisor's perspective  by Kimberly Eddy-Bross

Congratulations to all of you!

2Dec/100

New Dissertation

We have a new dissertation in the library:

An attachment-oriented psychodynamic therapy manual for the treatment of love addiction   by Shannon Chavez

Congratulations, Shannon!

 

6Oct/100

New Dissertations

  We have 2 new dissertations in the library:

The relationship between the quality of early childhood attachment, ability to contain traumatic events, and coping by Alex Sigal-Liberman 2010

The effectiveness of a 10-week group intervention for high functioning new mothers and infants by Aimee Wheeler 2010

Congratulations to both of you!

   

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