The following recent books were added to the PsycBOOKS database in April. In addition, 20 classic books from the late 19th and 20th centuries were also added. A complete list is available here
Clinical Hypnosis for Pain Control by David R. Patterson
This book makes the argument for hypnosis over medication.
Emotions, aggression, and morality in children by Arsenio and Lemerise
This book demonstrates how early affective experiences and relationships provide a foundation for children's subsequent social cognitive understanding of victimization, harm, and moral intentionality.
Evidence-based treatment of personality dysfunction. Edited by Jeffrey Magnavita
This volume is a collection of the most up-to-date research on personality disorder treatment written by leading scholars of psychopathology and psychotherapy. Organized by different therapeutic approaches, each chapter presents a theoretical framework, evidence-based methods, and clinical examples.
Grief in childhood by Michelle Y. Pearlman, PhD; Karen D'Angelo Schwalbe, PhD; and Marylène Cloitre, PhD
This book presents Integrated Grief Therapy for Children—an evidence-based model for treating bereaved children that draws extensively on cognitive–behavioral, family systems, and narrative approaches to therapy.
Multiple personality disorder and demonic possession by Jose M. Meza
Behavior interventionist burnout: the importance of coping by Michelle D. Saenz
Congratulations, Jose and Michelle!
The workgroup recommending changes to the DSM-5, due out in 2013, has proposed that narcissistic personality disorder along with 4 other personality disorders be eliminated from the new edition. Narcissism itself isn't being eliminated (too bad) but the change reflects an emphasis in the DSM-5 on the "dimensional approach" to diagnosing personality disorders. The four other personality disorders being eliminated are Paranoid, Schizoid, Histrionic and Dependent Personality Disorders. (Schizotypal, Antisocial, Borderline, Avoidant and Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorders will remain in the new revision.) Read more about these changes in today's New York Times as well as in the Workgroup's report .