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New Books in PsycBooks

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.”


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