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.”

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.”

21May/130

More New Books in Westwood

Here are some more books that are new in the Westwood library.

 The psychology of prayer 2013  Spilka and Ladd

 Essential assessment skills for couple and family therapists 2011

“Showing how to weave assessment into all phases of therapy, this indispensable text and practitioner guide is reader friendly, straightforward, and practical. Specific strategies are provided for evaluating a wide range of clinical issues and concerns in adults, children and adolescents, families, and couples. The authors demonstrate ways to use interviewing and other techniques to understand both individual and relationship functioning, develop sound treatment plans, and monitor progress. Handy mnemonics help beginning family therapists remember what to include in assessments, and numerous case examples illustrate what the assessment principles look like in action with diverse clients.”

 When to use what research design 2012

“Systematic, practical, and accessible, this is the first book to focus on finding the most defensible design for a particular research question. Thoughtful guidelines are provided for weighing the advantages and disadvantages of various methods, including qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods designs. The book can be read sequentially or readers can dip into chapters on specific stages of research (basic design choices, selecting and sampling participants, addressing ethical issues) or data collection methods (surveys, interviews, experiments, observations, archival studies, and combined methods). Many chapter headings and subheadings are written as questions, helping readers quickly find the answers they need to make informed choices that will affect the later analysis and interpretation of their data.”

 Doing what works: An integrative system for the treatment of eating disorders from diagnosis to recovery  2009

“Eating disorders at times leave practitioners feeling as emotionally challenged and out of control as the patients they treat. This is the first book of its kind to provide support, direction, clarity, and optimism to clinicians treating these disorders. In describing what to do and how to do what works, reader-friendly strategies and holistic guidelines bring together science and human personality, protocols and art, skill and instinct, evidence-based research and practicable clinical applications to provide a fully integrative approach to eating disorders care.”

 Spiritually integrated psychotherapy  2007

“From a leading researcher and practitioner, this volume provides an innovative framework for understanding the role of spirituality in people's lives and its relevance to the work done in psychotherapy. It offers fresh, practical ideas for creating a spiritual dialogue with clients, assessing spirituality as a part of their problems and solutions, and helping them draw on spiritual resources in times of stress. Written from a nonsectarian perspective, the book encompasses both traditional and nontraditional forms of spirituality. It is grounded in current findings from psychotherapy research and the psychology of religion, and includes a wealth of evocative case material.”

 Cognitive therapy for challenging problems 2005

“This groundbreaking book addresses what to do when a patient is not making progress. Provided is practical, step-by-step guidance on conceptualizing and solving frequently encountered problems, whether in developing and maintaining the therapeutic alliance or in accomplishing specific therapeutic tasks. While the framework presented is applicable to a range of challenging clinical situations, particular attention is given to modifying the longstanding distorted beliefs and dysfunctional behavioral strategies of people with personality disorders. Helpful appendices include a reproducible assessment tool, the Personality Belief Questionnaire.”

 Cognitive therapy of anxiety disorders  2010

“Updating and reformulating Aaron T. Beck's pioneering cognitive model of anxiety disorders, this book is both authoritative and highly practical. The authors synthesize the latest thinking and empirical data on anxiety treatment and offer step-by-step instruction in cognitive assessment, case formulation, cognitive restructuring, and behavioral intervention. They provide evidence-based mini-manuals for treating the five most common anxiety disorders: panic disorder, social phobia, generalized anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and posttraumatic stress disorder. User-friendly features include vivid case examples, concise "Clinician Guidelines" that reinforce key points, and over three dozen reproducible handouts and forms.”

 The psychology of religion 2009

“Scholarly and comprehensive yet accessible, this state-of-the-science work is widely regarded as the definitive psychology of religion text. The authors synthesize classic and contemporary empirical research on numerous different religious groups. Coverage includes religious thought, belief, and behavior across the lifespan; links between religion and biology; the forms and meaning of religious experience; the social psychology of religious organizations; and connections to morality, coping, mental health, and psychopathology. Designed for optimal use in advanced undergraduate- and graduate-level courses, every chapter features thought-provoking quotations and examples that bring key concepts to life.”

 Psychodynamic therapy  2010

“Presenting a pragmatic, evidence-based approach to conducting psychodynamic therapy, this engaging guide is firmly grounded in contemporary clinical practice and research. The book reflects an openness to new influences on dynamic technique, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy and positive psychology. It offers a fresh understanding of the most common problems for which patients seek help--depression, obsessionality, low self-esteem, fear of abandonment, panic, and trauma--and shows how to organize and deliver effective psychodynamic interventions. Extensive case material illustrates each stage of therapy, from engagement to termination. Special topics include ways to integrate individual treatment with psychopharmacology and with couple or family work.”

 Five ways of doing qualitative analysis 2011

“This unique text provides a broad introduction to qualitative analysis together with concrete demonstrations and comparisons of five major approaches. Leading scholars apply their respective analytic lenses to a narrative account and interview featuring "Teresa," a young opera singer who experienced a career-changing illness. The resulting analyses vividly exemplify what each approach looks like in action. The researchers then probe the similarities and differences among their approaches; their distinctive purposes and strengths; the role, style, and subjectivity of the individual researcher; and the scientific and ethical complexities of conducting qualitative research. Also included are the research participant's responses to each analysis of her experience. A narrative account from another research participant, "Gail," can be used by readers to practice the kinds of analysis explored in the book.”

 Child and adolescent therapy 2012

“Widely regarded as the definitive clinical reference and text in the field, this authoritative volume presents effective cognitive-behavioral approaches for treating frequently encountered child and adolescent disorders. The editor and contributors are leading experts who provide hands-on, how-to-do-it descriptions illustrated with clinical examples. Relevant theories and research findings are explained, and exemplary treatment manuals and client workbooks reviewed. Coverage encompasses evidence-based treatments for aggression, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, anxiety disorders, depression and suicidality, obsessive–compulsive disorder, eating disorders, and trauma. Ways to involve parents in treatment are addressed throughout.”

2Sep/120

New Streaming Videos

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.

2Jul/120

New PsycBooks

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.

24Jan/120

New Streaming Videos

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.

7Dec/110

New Materials in the Westwood Library

We have a new DVD and a new book in the library.  Both are available to be checked out:

 Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: The process and practice of mindful change (2012)  by Hayes, Strosahl and Wilson

 This is the second edition of this seminal work. This book provides the definitive statement of ACT—from conceptual and empirical foundations to clinical techniques—written by its originators. ACT is based on the idea that psychological rigidity is a root cause of a wide range of clinical problems.

 Relationships, families and couples counseling  Program 3 of the series Psychotherapy with gay, lesbian and bisexual clients

 Throughout this DVD,  interview clips from same-sex couples, parents and their children are used to illustrate and personalize the important material covered by the expert presenters.

4Oct/110

New Material in the Library

We have three new books and a DVD in the library.  Contemporary Play Therapy is on 3-hour reserve but the other books and the DVD are not.

Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy for depression ( 2002) by Segal, Williams and Teadale

Contemporary Play Therapy (2008) edited by Schaefer and Kaduson

 The development of shyness and social withdrawal (2010) edited by Rubin and Coplan

 Structural family therapy with Harry Aponte. DVD

Come in and check them out!

30Aug/110

New Books in the Westwood Library

We have  new books in the Westwood library.

 These books are available for general circulation:

 Beyond Objectivism and Relativism (1983) by Richard J. Bernstein

The Practice of Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy, (2004) Second Edition, by Susan M. Johnson

The Discovery of the Unconscious (1970), by Henri F. Ellenberger

A Woman’s Unconscious Use of Her Body (2010) by Dinora Pines

Dancing with the Family (1988) by Carl A. Whitaker

Ageing and Older Adult Mental Health (2011) edited by Patrick Ryan and Barry J. Coughlan

The Emotionally Focused Casebook (2011)  edited by James L. Furrow, Susan M. Johnson and Brent A. Bradley

Family Therapy in Clinical Practice (1985) by Murray Bowen

A Compendium of Neuropsychological Tests (2006)  by Esther Strauss, Elisabeth M.S. Sherman, and Otfried Spreen

50 Great Myths of Popular Psychology by Scott O. Lilienfeld, Steven Jay Lynn, John Ruscio and Barry L. Beyerstein

Steps to an Ecology of Mind by Gregory Bateson

The Oxford Handbook of Stress, Health and Coping  edited by Susan Folkman

 These new books are being used this term in a class and are on 3-hour reserve

 The practice of family therapy (2007) by Suzanne Midori Hanna

 Biopsychology, (2011) 8th edition.  By John P.J. Pinel

 Family Assessment Handbook, (2010) 3rd edition, by Barbara Thomlison

COME IN AND CHECK THEM OUT!

19Jul/110

New Dissertation in the Westwood Library

  We have a new dissertation in the Westwood library:

Psychotherapists' perception of the factors influencing the outcome of family therapy  by Nastaran Khadavi

Congratulations, Nikki!

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