We have three new streaming videos available through the TCS catalog
Children of the Amazon, 2008, 72 min.
Reflects on the history and more recent changes of the Amazon River valley and rainforest area, primarily through the introduction of a group of indigenous families. Through comparison of their current lives with the lives they led when the filmmaker first met them 15 years earlier, the film portrays the significant differences of their past and current lives. As their native lands undergo extreme changes due to deforestation and development, questions are raised and discussed regarding the chances of renewing or otherwise protecting the local population and their environment.
Bowenian family therapy with Dr. Philip Guerin, 2010, 119 min.
This video is one in a series portraying the leading theories of family therapy and their applications. Bowenian therapy, also known as family-of-origin therapy, looks at how previous generations influence the present family functioning. In this video, Dr. Guerin works to help family members link cognitive processes to emotional responses.
Strategic couples therapy with James C. Coyne 2010, 120 min
Dr. James C. Coyne discusses strategic couples therapy in which the therapist takes responsibility for what happens in the session and presents a plan for change. The therapy seeks to help the couple develop a problem-solving strategy tailored to their specific concerns and values. This discussion is followed by an actual session in which Dr. Coyne demonstrates strategic couples therapy and finally a final discussion and question and answer session is held with Dr. Coyne, the hosts, and audience members
We have two new streaming videos available online through the TCS catalog. If you don't know how to access the streaming videos, click on our Finding Guide Page on this blog for a step by step guide.
Do I drink too much?: human biology, genetics, and alcohol 53 minutes
"Why does tolerance for alcohol differ so widely from person to person? Do genetic factors make alcoholism unavoidable in some people? Should we drink at all? This program searches for answers, following addiction expert Dr. John Marsden as he observes--and participates in--experiments that assess alcohol’s neurological and physiological impact. After exploring basic chemical and evolutionary concepts, Marsden visits London’s Institute of Psychiatry, where brain scans, genetic testing, and psychological profiling shed light on alcohol addiction. In the U.S., Marsden goes inside the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism to study other genetic markers, while moving toward a greater understanding of alcoholism in his own family history."--Container.
Pills: never enough! 52 minutes
"This program illustrates a growing appetite for-- and dependence on-- experience-enhancing pharmaceuticals and nutriceuticals among those who have the money, the connections, or the savvy to procure them. Drawing examples from the U.S. and France, Pills: Never Enough! examines the use of dietary supplements augmented by hormones to slow the effects of aging; the consumption of energy drinks such as the controversial Cocaine, which packs the caffeine punch of eight espressos per; the abuse of Prozac and sleep disorder med Modafinil by employees striving to work better and longer; the abuse of Ritalin and Concerta by students trying to improve their grades; and abuse of OxyContin, Xanax, and other prescription meds at "pharming parties," just for kicks. The abuse of ED meds Viagra, Cialis, and Levitra is given special attention, emphasizing their obvious value to the porn industry and their inclusion in chemical cocktails downed at gay sex clubs"--Container.
We have a new streaming video online:
Encounter groups for addictions 2009. 75 minutes
"Encounter groups are at the heart of therapeutic communities. They demonstrate a break from traditional addiction counseling techniques ... In this DVD series, Rod Mullen creates a strong argument for how and why we need to keep the encounter group thriving ... explores how encounter groups have evolved, what we can do to improve groups and overcome pitfalls, and what the keys are to leading successful groups"--Containers.
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Medical consequences of addiction 2005 36 minutes
Examines the physical problems caused by the heavy and long-term use of psychoactive drugs, especially tobacco, alcohol, methamphetamines, and marijuana.
The clinical innovators series on stages of change and addiction 2004 155 minutes
Precontemplation, contemplation, preparation, action, maintenance: clinicians the world over recognize these words as the five stages of change. Carlo DiClemente discusses the principles and processes of the stages of change.
Understanding Group Psychotherapy/ with Irvin Yalom 1990 250 minutes in 5 discs
In the first 4 programs, Dr. Yalom, professor of psychiatry at the Stanford University School of Medicine leads simulations (based on real sessions) of outpatient and of inpatient group therapy sessions. He offers commentary on the situations depicted and the techniques used. In the last program he discusses his existential perspective on group psychotherapy and other aspects of the therapeutic process and offers insights into the training of group therapists.