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17Jan/130

New PsycBooks

 

The PsycBooks database in EBSCO added 4 contemporary titles and 20 classic titles to its database in December.  The contemporary titles are described below.  A full list is accessible here

 The Adolescent Brain: Learning, Reasoning, and Decision Making  2011   Edited by Valerie F. Reyna, PhD; Sandra B. Chapman, PhD; Michael R. Dougherty, PhD; and Jere Confrey, PhD

“This volume brings together an interdisciplinary group of leading scientists to examine how the adolescent brain develops, and how this development impacts various aspects of reasoning and decision-making, from the use and function of memory and representation, to judgment, mathematical problem-solving, and the construction of meaning.”

Interdisciplinary Research on Close Relationships: The Case for Integration  2011  Edited by Lorne Campbell, PhD and Timothy J. Loving, PhD

“This book brings together different perspectives on close relationships to explore how such relationships develop, function, and interact across a variety of contexts. Prominent scholars contribute theory and empirical research rooted in developmental, social, and cross-cultural psychology, as well as evolutionary science, individual differences, and psychophysiology. Both early and adult relationships are examined, along with parent–child relationships.”

Multicultural Care: A Clinician's Guide to Cultural Competence  2011  By Lillian Comas-Diaz, PhD

“This book offers a comprehensive, practical approach for enhancing your understanding of clients' contexts, developing a multicultural therapeutic relationship, and adapting your healing approach to your clients' needs. Each chapter demonstrates the application of cultural competence to a different aspect of clinical practice: self-awareness, assessment, engagement, treatment, psychopharmacology and testing, folk healing, and general multicultural consciousness.”

Social Categories in Everyday Experience  2011  Edited by Shaun Wiley, PhD; Gina Philogène, PhD; and Tracey A. Revenson, PhD

Social Categories in Everyday Experience explores and expands on the construct of social categories by analyzing timely questions such as: How do members of marginalized groups cope with identity and discrimination in everyday settings like school and the workplace? How can stereotyping and discrimination be reduced among members of society's many cross-cutting categories?”

9Dec/120

New PsycBooks

PsycBooks added 2 contemporary books to its database in November as well as 20 classic books.  A full list of the new books is here.  The two contemporary books are highlighted below: 

Dynamic Network Theory: How Social Networks Influence Goal Pursuit  2011  By James D. Westaby, PhD

The author “melds social psychology's traditional focus on individual and collective goals with organizational/management science's analyses of institutional roles. The result is a masterly interdisciplinary work that explores these networks' generation of social capital in formal and informal organizations and settings. This analysis is made possible through a powerful combination of approaches from social psychology, industrial/organizational psychology, organization/management science, social learning, and helping skills.”

Therapeutic Presence: A Mindful Approach to Effective Therapy  2011  By Shari M. Geller, PhD and Leslie S. Greenberg, PhD

“Therapeutic presence is the state of having one's whole self in the encounter with a client by being completely in the moment on a multiplicity of levels — physically, emotionally, cognitively, and spiritually. Present therapists become aware of both their own experience and that of their client through bodily sensations and emotions, and this awareness helps them to connect deeply with the client. Therapeutic presence is not a replacement for technique, but rather a foundational therapeutic stance that supports deep listening and understanding of the client in the moment.”

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.”

12Oct/120

New Books in PsycBooks

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

How Motivation Affects Cardiovascular Response: Mechanisms and Applications  2011  Edited by Rex A. Wright, PhD and Guido H. E. Gendolla, PhD

This book conveys the amount and diversity of motivationally based cardiovascular response research that currently is being conducted. Chapters discuss mechanisms of motivational influence on CV response and apply motivational approaches to studying CV response in different life circumstances. Health implications are considered throughout.

The Social Psychology of Morality: Exploring the Causes of Good and Evil  2011  Edited by Mario Mikulincer, PhD and Phillip R. Shaver, PhD

The contributors to this volume begin by presenting basic issues and controversies in the study of morality; subsequent chapters explore the psychological processes involved, such as the cognitive mechanisms and motives underlying immoral behavior and moral hypocrisy. Later chapters discuss personality, developmental, and clinical aspects of morality as well as societal aspects of good and evil, including the implications of moral thinking for large-scale violence and genocide.

5Sep/120

New Books in PsycBooks

Six new titles have been added to PsycBooks.  In addition, PsycBooks added 30 classic texts.  A complete list is available here

 Here are the six recent titles:

Billing and Collecting for Your Mental Health Practice: Effective Strategies and Ethical Practice 2010  By Jeffrey E. Barnett, PsyD, ABPP and Steven Walfish, PhD

While mental health professionals receive extensive clinical training, they typically receive minimal, if any, training in the business aspects of private practice. As a result, billing and collecting can be overwhelming. The process is further complicated because our attempts to maximize profits must occur in the context of a therapeutic relationship.  Ethically balancing the business and clinical aspects of practice is an essential matter for all clinicians.  This book presents specific, practical guidance on the technical aspects of billing and related ethical and legal considerations.

Conviction of the Innocent: Lessons From Psychological Research  2012  Edited by Brian L. Cutler, PhD

This book presents a state-of-the-field review of current psychological research on conviction of the innocent. Chapter authors investigate how the roles played by suspects, investigators, eyewitnesses, and trial witnesses and how pervasive systemic issues contribute to conspire to increase the risk of conviction of the innocent.

Heart and Mind: The Practice of Cardiac Psychology, Second Edition  2011  Edited by Robert Allan, PhD and Jeffrey Fisher, MD

This second edition provides chapters by the world's foremost authorities on the major psychosocial risk factors linked with heart disease, including depression, social isolation, and anger, as well as several emerging factors, such as "Type D" (distressed) personality, anxiety, posttraumatic stress disorder, and vital exhaustion. Clinical interventions involving stress reduction, exercise, and Transcendental Meditation are also explored.

Pathways to Individuality: Evolution and Development of Personality Traits  2011  By Arnold H. Buss, PhD

Drawing from his own published research over a half-century of teaching and writing on personality, Buss masterfully summarizes key theories and recent advances in the study of temperament (aggression, dominance, etc.), the self (self-conscious shyness, self-esteem, identity), and abnormal behavior and style as crucial dimensions in understanding personality and individual differences.

Reinforcement-Based Treatment for Substance Use Disorders: A Comprehensive Behavioral Approach  2012  By L. Michelle Tuten, MSW, LCSW-C; Hendree E. Jones, PhD; Cindy M. Schaeffer, PhD; and Maxine L. Stitzer, PhD

This book is a clinician-friendly manual for implementing Reinforcement-Based Treatment (RBT), an intensive, evidence-based model for treating substance use disorders in community settings.

Stepfamily Therapy: A 10-Step Clinical Approach 2012  By Scott Browning, PhD and Elise Artelt, LMFT

Recent research has confirmed that, given their unique dynamics, stepfamilies are vulnerable in a way that is distinct from typical "first-families," leaving them often resistant to traditional family therapy techniques.  In this book, Scott Browning and Elise Artelt integrate clinically validated interventions within an original theoretical framework for stepfamily therapy. They envision the stepfamily as comprised of subsystems, a series of overlapping relationships between individuals. This key insight enables clinicians to divide the stepfamily into more manageable units and plan treatment accordingly.

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.

2Apr/120

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.”

8Feb/120

New Books in PsycBooks

PsycBooks, our online database of full-text books published by the APA and available through EBSCO, has added three new books to the database in January. In addition, they have added  60  “classic” books from the early part of the 20th century (including several books by Josiah Royce of Royce Hall fame).  The contemporary books are described below.  For a list of all added books click here.  Click here for a guide to using PsycBooks.

Caring for Veterans With Deployment-Related Stress Disorders: Iraq, Afghanistan, and Beyond  2011.  Edited by Josef I. Ruzek, PhD; Paula P. Schnurr, PhD; Jennifer J. Vasterling, PhD; and Matthew J. Friedman, MD, PhD

“[This book] explores the myriad causes and consequences of these peculiar war-zone disorders, yet its emphasis is on prevention and treatment through better assessment, psychopharmacological and psychotherapeutic interventions (including couple/family therapy), and appropriate evidence-based treatments. The final part of this edited volume concludes with broad guidelines for minimizing current barriers to treatment for stress-disordered veterans and their families by shifting care to the local/community level of health care providers.”

 Moving Beyond Prejudice Reduction: Pathways to Positive Intergroup Relations  2011   Edited by Linda R. Tropp, PhD and Robyn K. Mallett, PhD

"[This book] examines the dynamics of attitudinal change from the individual to the group levels and proposes a proactive analytical framework that scholars and researchers on intergroup contact and social conflict can use to improve relations between groups."

The Psychology of Prejudice: From Attitudes to Social Action 2011  By Lynne M. Jackson, PhD

"This book provides an accessible yet scholarly review of social psychological theory on prejudice with the goal of integrating recent theories about its causes and introducing emerging trends in the area."

9Jan/120

New Books in PsycBooks

Three new books were added to the PsycBooks database in December.  In addition, 60 classic texts were added.  A complete list is available here.  For help in accessing the PsycBooks database, click here.

 Here are the 3 new books:

 The Conscious Body, by Perrin Elisha, PhD.  (2010)

 In The Conscious Body: A Psychoanalytic Exploration of the Body in Therapy, Perrin Elisha, PhD, delves into the underlying bias in psychology and psychotherapy that views the mind and body as separate, and that views the mind as having a higher status than the body in all contexts. In pointing out this consistent bias, Elisha confronts the broader fact that most people in Western contemporary culture—psychologists as well as lay people—have come to think of psychological space, what we think of as consciousness, as somehow not really being located in the body.

Violence Against Women and Children, volume 1, Mapping the Terrain.  Edited by Jacquelyn W. White, PhD; Mary P. Koss, PhD; and Alan E. Kazdin, PhD (2010).

 In this first of a two part book, experts from diverse disciplines describe prevalence rates among various populations; risk factors for perpetration and vulnerability and protective factors for potential victims. They also document the impact of violence on the victims in terms of psychological, reproductive, maternal and child health, and behavioral and economic consequences. In the process, they establish commonalities across child abuse, sexual and domestic violence, and suggest vital next steps for collaborative efforts.

Violence Against Women and Children, volume 2, Navigating Solutions.  Edited by Jacquelyn W. White, PhD; Mary P. Koss, PhD; and Alan E. Kazdin, PhD (2010).

In this volume, eminent scholars use a public health model to examine current societal responses to interpersonal violence. Authors examine the efficacy of medical and psychological treatments for victims, families, and perpetrators, as well as justice system responses to various forms of child abuse, sexual violence, and domestic violence. Interventions are suggested at several levels of prevention, including initiatives designed to eradicate the problem (primary prevention), reduce it among those at risk (secondary prevention), and minimize the negative consequences of violence and stabilize health (tertiary prevention). Finally, the editors present an integrative conclusion that provides a sound foundation for future responses across practice, research, advocacy and policy, at the local and national level.

6Dec/110

New Books in PsycBooks

PsycBooks added these four (4)  2010  titles to the PsycBooks database in November.  In addition, 60 classic titles have been added to the database.  A complete list is here

 Anxiety in Childbearing Women: Diagnosis and Treatment (2010)  By Amy Wenzel, PhD

 Nearly all new mothers experience some apprehension about the transition to parenthood, but some women's symptoms reach the point of meeting diagnostic criteria for an anxiety disorder. Indeed, new research suggests that in the perinatal period—which includes both pregnancy and the first year postpartum—some types of anxiety are more common than depression.

 Building a Therapeutic Alliance With the Suicidal Patient (2010)  Edited by Konrad Michel, MD and David A. Jobes, PhD, ABPP

 In this book, editors Konrad Michel and David A. Jobes have enlisted an elite group of clinicians and researchers to explore what has become known as the "Aeschi approach" to clinical suicide prevention.  According to this view, mental health professionals working with patients at risk for suicide must recognize a fundamental conflict at the heart of good clinical practice: while they are experts in the assessment of disorders of mental health, when it comes to the patient's story, the patient is the expert. Any successful intervention with a suicidal patient must therefore be based on an empathic understanding of suicidal thoughts and behavior that honors the patient's very personal perspective.

Self-Objectification in Women: Causes, Consequences, and Counteractions (2010)  Edited by Rachel M. Calogero, PhD; Stacey Tantleff-Dunn, PhD; and J. Kevin Thompson, PhD

 This book integrates recent research developments and current clinical knowledge on self-objectification in women. Using Barbara L. Fredrickson and Tomi-Ann Roberts' objectification theory as a framework, the contributors address various aspects of the theory, including evidence for and causes of self-objectification across the life span, psychological consequences, and associated mental health risks.

 Therapy With Coerced and Reluctant Clients (2010) By Stanley L. Brodsky, PhD

This thought-provoking book examines the clinical dilemmas faced by therapists who, for a variety of reasons, are working with involuntary or reluctant clients. These individuals often come to therapy through the judicial system but might also be problem employees or spouses persuaded to enter therapy by their mates. Under these circumstances, working together can be frustrating for both therapist and client. The typical therapist's skills of reflecting, probing, and supporting often fail with individuals who did not enter into therapy of their own accord—or who, once there, do not engage readily with the therapist. The inquiring approach to therapy, with its frequent questioning of the client, can have an unwelcome and intrusive quality for poorly motivated clients.

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