Los Angeles / Orange County Libraries
20Nov/130

New Streaming Videos Available Off-Campus

We have greatly expanded our available streaming video collection, it is now available 24/7 from school or from home and we’ve made a convenient web page where you can access them all:

 http://la.librarypass.org/?page_id=347

 The web page is also accessible as a link on the left side of the LA library home page “Streaming Video.” (See picture above)

 In addition to the psychotherapy.net videos and the Alexander Street counseling videos which we previously had access to (though not always off-campus access) we now have Alexander Street videos on Ethnography, Social Theory, and Education.  Explore the available videos and let us know if you have any questions or comments.

28Oct/130

New Videos in Psychotherapy.net

Below are the new videos in our psychotherapy.net database.  This database can be accessed from our “Search our databases” page  http://www.psychotherapy.net.proxy.thechicagoschool.edu/stream/tcs

 New Releases

 Watch renowned psychotherapist, Virginia Satir, present her pioneering views on the essential ingredients of successful therapy to a group of students and then watch her conduct therapy with a family struggling with separation and abuse in these dynamic videos from the Virginia Satir Series. 

Of Rocks and Flowers: Dealing with the Abuse of Children by Virginia Satir
01:02:18 minutes

Watch Virginia Satir conduct an innovative, forward-moving session with a distraught family of four who are struggling with a legacy of abuse.

The Essence of Change by Virginia Satir
00:58:55 minutes

Virginia Satir presents the four stages of therapy to an intimate audience of psychotherapy students, and powerfully demonstrates the principles via numerous role-plays, where you'll get a sense of her disarming warmth, facility in making perceptive statements that resonate with clients, and ability to use touch to deepen a client's sense of safety.

Emotionally Focused Therapy: A Complete Treatment (3-Video Set) by Rebecca Jorgensen
13:45:41 minutes

Deepen your understanding of Emotionally Focused Therapy by watching an entire, unedited 10-session course of therapy. For the first time ever, you’ll see how EFT unfolds through the different steps and stages.

EFT Part 1(Sessions 1-3) by Rebecca Jorgensen

04:28:46 Minutes
In these first three sessions, Jorgensen works quickly to develop an alliance with Sandra and Carl and identifies their negative interaction cycle and unmet needs.

EFT Part 2 (Sessions 4-6) by Rebecca Jorgensen

04:16:38 Minutes

In sessions 4-6, Sandra and Carl begin to internalize and recognize their negative interaction cycles and, with Jorgensen's guidance, begin to soften considerably toward one another.

EFT Part 3 (Sessions 7-10) by Rebecca Jorgensen

05:02:17 Minutes

In sessions 7-10, Carl and Sandra move more deeply into their attachment fears, exploring their longing, fear and rejection in the atmosphere of warmth created by Jorgensen. By the final session, the groundwork is in place for a new and more hopeful future.

27Sep/130

New Videos in Psychotherapy.net

Psychotherapy.net, one of our streaming video databases, has added the following two videos to the collection.  There are now a total of 208 videos available to you 24/7.  In addition to these two very recent releases, click here for descriptions of other videos added to the database in the past few months.  For access to all Psychotherapy.net videos, go to our "Search Our Databases" page on the library website and scroll down to "Psychotherapy Video Collection."

Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy by Otto Kernberg

(255 minutes)
Preeminent psychoanalyst Otto Kernberg doesn’t back down in this series of three diagnostic Transference-Focused Psychotherapy (TFP) sessions with a paranoid client struggling with suicidal depression after being left by his girlfriend.

Power of 2 Marriage Skills Workshop by Susan Heitler, Abigail Hirsch

(107 minutes)
In this lively interactive marriage skills workshop, Drs. Susan Heitler and Abigail Hirsch offer couples a roadmap for resolving conflict in a cooperative, “win-win” way.

As always, if you're having any trouble accessing these videos please contact a librarian.

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.

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.

29Jun/120

New Streaming Videos

We have 6 new streaming videos in the catalog.  An updated list of currently available streaming videos and a guide to accessing them is available by clicking the "Finding Guides" link on the right of this page.   If you have any problems please contact a librarian:

 Portraits in human sexuality: Human development

Parents, friends, sex education classes, the media-all of them shape our perceptions of reproduction and physical intimacy. Starting at the beginning, then, this program focuses on developmental issues in human sexuality. Its four interview segments question children on what they know about love and sex; adolescents on what they know about sex and what constitutes good sex education; adults on what they believe children should know about sexuality; and a persevering couple on their difficulties in achieving pregnancy and reaching full term. Contains clinically explicit language.

 Portraits in human sexuality: Medical Issues

Is sexuality an unavoidable casualty of physical disability or of surgery that significantly restructures intimate parts of the body? In this program, a man with a spinal cord injury, a woman with breast cancer who had a skin-saving mastectomy and reconstructive surgery, and a transsexual woman who underwent sex reassignment surgery discuss ways in which sexual expression has changed since their life-altering events. Perspectives from their significant others are elicited as well.

 Portraits in human sexuality: Sexual Dysfunction and Therapy

It has been estimated that 80 to 90 percent of couples will have one or more of the nine sexual dysfunctions outlined in the DSM-IV. This program introduces the most common dysfunctions while dispelling myths about female sexuality, stressing the importance of good communication, and offering advice on improving sexual technique. Common sexual disorders are commented upon as well. In addition, a case study of a couple with psychogenically induced low sex drive provides an opportunity for viewers to learn what it is like to participate in sex therapy.

Portraits in human sexuality: The Business of Sex

Pornography shops. Phone sex services. Strip clubs. Culturally, such businesses are typically consigned to the questionable fringes of society. But are there exceptions? In this program, workers in these three industries share their personal experiences; describe their clientele, which, in addition to men, often includes women and couples; and explain how they have lifted their occupations to a higher level by setting strict limits and boundaries that both they and their customers must adhere to.

 Portraits in human sexuality: Meeting, Dating, and Maintaining Relationships

This program looks at aspects of how relationships are formed and sustained. Interview segments include a couple who talk about connecting online through Match.com; a diverse group of young Muslim women who discuss the liberating effects of physical modesty and Islamic approaches to courting and marriage; and a couple who describe how they met and demonstrate how PREP relationship enhancement classes have strengthened their marriage.

Portraits in human sexuality: Nonconsensual Sexuality

Without consent, sexual intercourse is nothing less than rape. This program offers insights into sexual victimization through interviews with a young woman who was raped in her own home by an armed assailant and a young man who was expelled from college on a charge of acquaintance rape. Also, a rehabilitation service for sexual offenders is profiled, with an emphasis on the treatment of deviant sexual arousal and the cognitive restructuring, victim impact awareness, and empathy skills development that goes into it.

28Apr/120

New Streaming Videos

Chicago has been really busy adding new streaming videos to the catalog.  There are 12 new streaming videos available to watch.  Click on "Finding Guides" on the right side of this page to fine the updated list of titles and a guide to using streaming video.  When trying to access a video, if you are taken to the “Films on Demand” page and asked for another user ID and password use thechicagoschool as the ID and digital as the password.  Here are the new titles:

 Love & Diane (2002) In the 1980s, the crack epidemic in American inner cities left a generation of parents addicted and their children in a cycle of foster care and group homes. This film documents one New York City family’s struggle to become a family again ten years after their initial separation. Focuses on Diane, a former addict, and her daughter, Love, who is HIV positive and fighting for custody of her newborn son.

 Prejudice: more than black & white (2007)   Muslims, blacks, gays, people with disabilities, and immigrants of every ethnicity and color: they and many other groups have stood in the spotlight glare of intolerance, easy targets for every sort of discrimination and violence. What makes people prone to irrational hate, and what steps can individuals and society take to eradicate it? In this program, psychology professors Susan Fiske and Mahzarin Banaji share their insights and experiences. A pro-gay Baptist minister who formerly took a biblical stance against homosexuality and an ex-imperial wizard of the Ku Klux Klan who now speaks out for tolerance also offer their views.

 If I Could (2006)  Documentary film about a family’s effort to escape the effects of trauma after decades of abuse, abandonment, drugs, and rage. Follows the life of Tracy, a single mother fighting to keep her son from falling prey to the same problems that almost destroyed her through intervention of a program called VisionQuest.

Self esteem and identity in the digital age  (2009)  The program examines how we develop our own identity, what influences the development of our identity, and the key factors in the development of positive and negative self-esteem. Empowers and educates students in the face of a powerful cultural force.

 Rage (2006)  Explores the emotional causes and social dangers of short fuses, linking the pressures of a hard-driving, high-tech world to the prevalence of an easily threatened, easily angered point of view.

 Divide of the sexes  (2008)  Why do boys underachieve? How does celebrity culture influence the self-esteem of young girls? In an atmosphere dominated by sex and consumerism, are children growing up too quickly? This program addresses those issues, reporting on a group of 25 eight-year olds as they adjust to gender roles and expectations. An episode of Child of Our Time, which focuses on a group of millennium babies and follows their physical and emotional development as they grow into adulthood.

 Conformity: in the real-life lab (2006)  Recreates a lab experiment by Dr. Gregory Berns on how and why people "follow the pack." Sequences with subjects in candid-camera style settings are backed up with the results of MRI experiments that study brain activity.

 Cut up kids: the epidemic of self-harm  (2008)  For reasons still being explored, a growing number of children, teenagers, and; young adults regularly and willfully cut, burn, and otherwise harm their own bodies. This films follow three young people as they confront the violence they have inflcted upon themselves

 Love, lust and marriage: why we stay and why we stray (2003)  How do people find love, why do they fall in love, and once married, how do they stay in love? In this ABC News special with correspondent John Stossel, the modern-day notion of love, with all of its attendant expectations, is examined. Despite divorce rates that are currently holding steady at 50 percent, research shows that married couples are actually healthier -- and claim to be happier as well. Also discussed are what can make a marriage fail and other cultures’ solutions to "the dating game," such as arranged marriages

 Cyberbullies   2006  Uses dramatizations and question and answer sessions to prevent children and teenagers from being bullied by others when using chat rooms, blogs, and instant messaging. Describes possible responses to such abuse and explains the legal issues involving privacy and libel.

 Insights into violence  2003  Examines the many manifestations of violence, from sports to murder and genocide; how societies harvest violence; and how the latest research reveals that violence might have served a necessary function for group survival that continues in our genetic make-up today.

 Obeying or resisting authority: a psychological retrospective  2007  “Echoing the infamous Milgram experiment from the 1960s, this ABC News program sets up a psychological test in which an authority figure urges men and women to inflict pain. Test administrator and social psychologist Dr. Jerry Burger interprets the disturbing findings. The program also analyzes the 1971 Stanford prison experiment as well as the 2004 hoax in which a McDonald’s manager and her fiancé--directed by a caller impersonating a police officer-- strip-searched and abused an employee. Original footage from all of these occurrences is included, along with present-day commentary from Dr. Philip Zimbardo, who designed the Stanford test. Finally, the program explores the ethics of using human participants in psychological tests”

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.

12Jul/110

New Streaming Video

We have a new streaming video in the catalog

Group therapy: a live demonstration   2011  201 minutes

Group therapist and teacher Molyn Leszcz leads two groups of actors in separate group therapy sessions. While based on the characters and plot of Irvin Yalom’s novel "The Schopenhauer cure", the group therapy sessions are unscripted and allow the major themes and dynamics of all group therapy sessions to be demonstrated. Also includes an interview between Irvin Yalom and his son Victor Yalom in which they discuss the basics of group therapy and the specific two group sessions led by Leszcz.

If you have a MAC and you have trouble accessing the streaming videos check your email for instructions that were sent out today which may help

7Jun/110

New Streaming Videos

We have 3 new streaming videos in the catalog - click here for instructions on accessing them.

Promises  (2004)

This film follows the journey of a filmmaker who travels in and around Jerusalem, from a Palestinian refugee camp to an Israeli settlement in the West Bank, where he meets seven Palestinian and Israeli children who exist in separate worlds, divided by physical, historical, and emotional boundaries although they live only 20 minutes apart. Explores the Israeli-Palestinian conflict through the eyes of these children and tells the story of a few children who dared to cross the lines to meet their neighbors.

Multicultural counseling - issues of ethnic diversity  (1992)

Provides a stimulus for counselors to increase their awareness, understanding, and skills in multicultural issues in counseling.

Susceptible to kindness: Miss Evers’ boys and the Tuskegee Syphilis Study  (1993)

Examines the ethical issues raised by the Tuskegee Study of Untreated Syphilis in the Negro Male (1932-1972). Includes excerpts from David Feldshuh’s play Miss Evers boys and comments by nurses; physicians; government officials; James Jones, the author of Bad blood; and others on the issues raised by the play.

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