Los Angeles / Orange County Libraries
5Jun/140

New Books in the Westwood Library

Multicultural Gender Roles, edited by Marie L. Miville  2013   A look at gender role development among men and women of color.

The Crisis Counseling and Traumatic Events Treatment Planner.  Another in this useful series.

Selecting Effective Treatments, 4th edition.  Seligman and Reichenberg.  2014.  Includes updates for DSM-5.

Life After Loss by Bob Diets.

Therapy in the real world.  Nancy Boyd-Franklin, et al.  2013.  This book aims to help "beginning and experienced therapists cope with the myriad challenges of working in agencies, clinics, hospitals, and private practice,”

Pathological altruism  edited by Oakley, et al. 2012    This book may be the first to explore negative aspects of altruism and empathy, which seem to be undisputed positive traits.

Quiet: the power of introverts in a world that can’t stop talking.  By Susan Cain.2013   How introverts are undervalued and misunderstood in our society.  “At least one-third of the people we know are introverts. They are the ones who prefer listening to speaking, reading to partying; who innovate and create but dislike self-promotion”

Come in and check out these new books.

1Feb/130

New Streaming Videos

We have 5 new streaming videos listed below.  Attached is a guide to accessing streaming videos and a current list of the streaming video titles.

 The Gender puzzle  2006  45 minutes

 What really determines human gender? Looks at "brain sex" and the role of newly discovered genes. Landmark Australian court case re validity of a transsexual marriage. Right of doctors to arbitrarily assign genders to children with ambiguous "intersex" conditions questioned.

 Silences  2007  22 minutes

 Bi-racial filmmaker Octavio Warnock-Graham attempts to learn the identity of his father and the circumstances of his birth, two topics never discussed by his white mother in their suburban Ohio household.

 Psychotherapy with gay, lesbian and bisexual clients  2005  314 minutes

 A video series based on the collaborative efforts of mental health professionals with research and experience on psychotherapy with gay, lesbian, and bisexual individuals. The purpose is to provide information to students and to other mental health professionals.

 Portraits in human sexuality: Sexual Orientation  2006  37 minutes

 Geoffrey and Mark and Lisa and Allison are a pair of gay couples who are co-parenting biological children they conceived together. In this program, the four discuss when they first discovered they are gay; how they met their partners; major issues they have faced as gay couples; their children, ages 2 and 4, and the co-parenting experience; and what it means to them all to be a family. In addition, an overview on HIV/AIDS given by a healthcare professional distinguishes the virus from the syndrome, explains how HIV is contracted and transmitted, and promotes protected and informed sex for sexually active students, debunking a variety of myths along the way.

 No dumb questions  2009  24 minutes

 The program follows three sisters, ages 6, 9, and 11, as they struggle to understand why and how Uncle Bill is becoming Aunt Barbara.

4Nov/120

New Books in PsycBooks

The PsycBooks database added 4 new contemporary books and 20 classic psychology texts.  The full list of added books is here.  The four new books are shown below:

 Assessing the Implicit Personality Through Conditional Reasoning  2011  By Lawrence R. James, PhD and James M. LeBreton, PhD

“This book lays out a novel framework to examine how new measures of the implicit personality interact with more popular explicit personality measures to provide a comprehensive assessment of personality.”

 Gender Differences in Prenatal Substance Exposure  2011  Edited by Michael Lewis, PhD and Lisa Kestler, PhD

Exciting new research has found that there are gender differences when there is prenatal exposure to neurotoxins resulting in different outcomes for males and females. Namely, exposed males appear to be more vulnerable and experience greater deficits than exposed females.  This book aims to contribute to our knowledge of central nervous system development.

 Group Play Interventions for Children: Strategies for Teaching Prosocial Skills  2011  By Linda A. Reddy, PhD

“Author Linda A. Reddy lays out the grounding principles and research of group play interventions and sketches out the most common disorders and symptom sets for which children are referred for group training. She then offers practical suggestions for forming groups and for managing instruction and behavior, as well as a chapter on how to make the most of caregivers' skills and interests to maintain children's progress.  Step-by-step instructions are given for teaching, modeling, organizing, and coaching children through skill sequences and fun, developmentally appropriate games. Detailed lists of preparatory and follow-up actions are also provided, as well as tips on tailoring instruction to children's ages and special needs. Positive interactions are emphasized throughout the book, from parent interviews through implementation and questions for the children post-training.”

 The Immigrant Paradox in Children and Adolescents: Is Becoming American a Developmental Risk?  2011  Edited by Cynthia García Coll, PhD and Amy Kerivan Marks, PhD

“Many academic and public policies promote rapid immigrant assimilation. Yet, researchers have recently identified an emerging pattern, known as the "immigrant paradox," in which assimilated children of immigrants experience diminishing developmental outcomes and educational achievements.”

   

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