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Acceptance and Mindfulness in Cognitive Behavior Therapy: Understanding and Applying the New Therapies. James Herbert & Evan Forman, $72.00
The past decade has witnessed a well-documented surge in interest among clinical psychologists in mindfulness and acceptance-based approaches to behavior change. Each chapter presents a state-of-the-art description of a specific model; a brief review of the data; and a summary of directions for future development and research. Clinicians will want to add this volume to their CBT libraries.
The Adolescent & Young
Adult Self-Harming Treatment Manual: a Collaborative Strengths-Based
Brief Therapy Approach.
Mathew Selekman, $42.50
This is a practical and informative
manual that will help both experienced and beginning therapists
feel more confident and competent working with adolescent and
young self-harming clients.
Games for Children. Deborah Plummer, $29.95
This practical handbook helps adults to understand, manage and reflect constructively on children's anger. Featuring a wealth of familiar and easy-to-learn games, it is designed to foster successful anger management strategies for children aged 5-12. The book covers the theory behind the games in accessible language, and includes a broad range of enjoyable activities: active and passive, verbal and non-verbal, and for different sized groups. The games address issues that might arise in age-specific situations such as sharing a toy or facing peer pressure. They also encourage children to approach their emotions as a way to facilitate personal growth and healthy relationships.
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in Our Lives: Human-Animal Interaction in Family, Community
and Therapeutic Settings. Peggy McCardle, Sandra
McCune, James Griffin $49.50
What do we know about the benefits of human–animal interaction (HAI) — and what future research needs to be done to ensure high-quality, evidence-based practices? This book is a resource that presents the latest research on the positive effects of animal therapies and interactions on child health and development.
Gathering contributions from the leading experts in the field, this state-of-the-art research volume is essential for anyone interested in the impact animals have on child development, whether through interaction with pets or through more formal interventions like therapeutic horseback riding or assistance dogs. Program administrators, researchers, and practitioners will explore the current evidence on:
- how children with disabilities — including autism — can benefit from animal therapies
- how animals can strengthen empathy, trust, relationships, and other hallmarks of social competence
- why animal-assisted intervention is valuable for children with mental health issues and physical illnesses
- how animals in classrooms can motivate children to learn and enhance a wide range of developmental skills
- which key factors help ensure ethical HAI practices
- how to reduce risks associated with child–animal interactions, including allergies, bites, and viruses
- why pet ownership can benefit both a child and the whole family
Whether used as a text or as a reference for researchers and decision makers (or as a source of information for pet owners and parents), this book will help readers take the first important steps toward ethical, evidence-based HAI practices that really improve child outcomes.
Anxiety in Childbearing
Women: Diagnosis and Treatment. Amy Wenzel, $53.50
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. This book describes the various ways in which perinatal anxiety is expressed in women, as well as approaches for assessment and treatment.
The first half of the book describes the five main types of perinatal anxiety — worry and generalized anxiety, obsessions and compulsions, panic attacks, social anxiety and childbirth-related fear and trauma and presents a biopsychosocial model. The second half of the book covers the assessment and treatment of perinatal anxiety, including pharmacotherapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, interpersonal therapy, psychoeducation, and self-help resources.
This volume will be a tremendous resource for clinical psychologists, counselors, physicians, midwives, nurses, social workers, psychiatrists, and others who work with pregnant and postpartum women, as well as researchers and graduate students in any of these fields.
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The Art and Science of Motivation: a
Therapist’s Guide to Working with Children. Edited
by Jenny Ziviani, Anne Poulsen & Monica Cuskelly, $34.95
The book provides readers with both a
theoretical and practical understanding of methods for engaging and working
successfully with children with a range of difficulties, from physical
disabilities to learning disabilities and emotional and behavioural
difficulties. The authors present an innovative new paradigm — the model of Synthesis
of Child, Occupational Performance and Environment-In Time (SCOPE-IT) — for
working with these groups to enhance motivation and engagement and to achieve
the best possible treatment outcomes. Combining research-based theory with a
wealth of tools and strategies for practice, this book will be inspiring
reading for all those working therapeutically with children and young people,
including occupational therapists, speech and language therapists, counsellors,
psychologists and psychotherapists.
Art Therapy Sourcebook. Cathy Malchiodi, $24.95
Newly updated and revised, this
authoritative guide shows you how to use art therapy to guide
yourself and others on a special path of personal growth,
insight, and transformation. Cathy Malchiodi, a leading expert
in the field, gives you step-by-step instructions for stimulating
creativity and interpreting the resulting art pieces. This
encouraging and effective method can help you and others recover
from pain and become whole again.
for Children and Young People in Need: Helping Children to
Develop Mindfulness, Spiritual Awareness and Self-Esteem.
Diana Coholic, $34.95
Art-based activities can develop resilience and self-esteem, enabling children in need to cope better with ongoing stress and loss. Arts Activities for Children and Young People in Need offers interventions and exercises drawn from practice and research, for practitioners to use as a basis for their own arts-based groups or one-to-one sessions. The activities in this book encourage relaxation and increased self-awareness, exploration of feelings, values and understanding. It is especially beneficial for children not ready to embrace traditional therapies or counselling.
This book is accessible and suitable for helping, health and education practitioners and students from a variety of disciplines, such as social work, psychology and counselling.
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Asperger Syndrome in Adulthood: a
Comprehensive Guide for Clinicians. Kevin
Stoddart, Lillian Burke & Robert King, $34.00
A thorough overview of Asperger syndrome
for mental health professionals.
Despite the dramatic proliferation of
research, clinical perspectives, and first-person accounts of Asperger Syndrome
(AS) in the last 15 years, much of this information has focused on the
application of the diagnosis to children. This book addresses Asperger Syndrome
as it manifests in adults. It integrates research and clinical experience to
provide mental health professionals with a comprehensive discussion of AS in
adulthood, covering issues of diagnosis as well as co-morbid psychiatric
conditions, psychosocial issues, and various types of interventions—from
psychotherapy to psychopharmacology. It also discusses basic diagnostic
criteria, controversies about the disorder, and possible interventions and
treatments for dealing with the disorder.
Aspies on Mental
Health: Speaking for Ourselves. Luke Beardon &
Dean Worton, Editors, $27.95
People with Asperger Syndrome (AS) can be particularly at risk of developing mental health difficulties such as anxiety and depression. Here, adults with Asperger Syndrome speak out about their own experiences of mental health issues, offering sound advice for other Aspies and providing valuable insights for family, friends and also for mental health professionals.
Touching on everything from difficulties at work and college to coping with low self-confidence, self-harm, alcohol, misdiagnosis, sectioning, counselling, medication and battles with mental health services, the book provides a window into how people with AS experience mental health issues, and what can be done to help. The individual accounts describe innovative coping strategies and methods for maintaining emotional and psychological wellbeing as well as practical advice on things like how to stay positive and deal with day-to-day stress and meltdowns.
Assessment of Parenting Competency in Mothers
with Mental Illness. Teresa Ostler, $35.95
The stakes are undeniably high
when it comes to deciding whether a mother with mental illness
can raise her child in a safe, nurturing environment. Now,
mental health professionals will have sound assessment strategies
that fairly evaluate the parenting competency of mothers with
a wide range of mental illnesses, from "baby blues"
Going beyond measuring only the
mother's degree of mental illness, the safety of the environment,
or the rate of child development, this groundbreaking resource
integrates multiple approaches so that professionals understand
the full picture of parenting competency. With this much-needed
resource, psychologists, social workers, nurses, and child
welfare professionals will be primed to conduct more accurate
assessments, make informed decisions, build stronger mother–child
relationships, and facilitate family preservation whenever
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Theory in Clinical Work with Children: Bridging the Gap between
Research and Practice. Edited by David Oppenheim
& Douglas Goldsmith, $27.50
This book reviews state-of-the-art
knowledge on attachment and translates it into practical guidelines
for therapeutic work. Leading scientist-practitioners present
innovative strategies for assessing and intervening in parent-child
relationship problems; helping young children recover from
maltreatment or trauma; and promoting healthy development
in adoptive and foster families. Detailed case material in
every chapter illustrates the applications of research-based
concepts and tools in real-world clinical practice.
The Attachment Therapy Companion: Key
Practices for Treating Children & Families. Arthur
Becker-Weidman, Lois Ehrmann & Denise LeBow, $29.50
Here in a single accessible guide, is a
comprehensive go-to resource on the foundational principles and treatment
guidelines for doing attachment therapy. It provides all the nuts and bolts a
clinician needs to be familiar with to provide effective, informed,
attachment-focused treatment to children and families.
Complex trauma and developmental trauma disorder are also covered in depth, as
well as up-to-date information on how brain science has changed our
understanding of relationships and developmental functioning, and, in turn,
phases of treatment and intervention options. By delineating the standards
of care for treating attachment and trauma disorders, this book provides
clinicians with a comprehensive framework to assess, develop, and evaluate the
best approach to helping their clients.
The Autistic Brain: Thinking Across
the Spectrum. Temple Grandin & Richard Panek,
When Temple Grandin was born in 1947,
autism had only just been named. Today it is more prevalent than ever, with one
in 88 children diagnosed on the spectrum. And our thinking about it has
undergone a transformation in her lifetime: Autism studies have moved from the
realm of psychology to neurology and genetics, and there is far more hope today
than ever before thanks to groundbreaking new research into causes and treatments.
Now Temple Grandin reports from the forefront of autism science, bringing her
singular perspective to a thrilling journey into the heart of the autism
Weaving her own experience with remarkable new discoveries, Grandin introduces
the neuroimaging advances and genetic research that link brain science to
behavior, even sharing her own brain scan to show us which anomalies might
explain common symptoms. We meet the scientists and self-advocates who are
exploring innovative theories of what causes autism and how we can diagnose and
best treat it. Grandin also highlights long-ignored sensory problems and the
transformative effects we can have by treating autism symptom by symptom,
rather than with an umbrella diagnosis. Most exciting, she argues that raising
and educating kids on the spectrum isn’t just a matter of focusing on their
weaknesses; in the science that reveals their long-overlooked strengths she
shows us new ways to foster their unique contributions. From the “aspies” in
Silicon Valley to the five-year-old without language, Grandin understands the
true meaning of the word spectrum. THE AUTISTIC BRAIN is
essential reading from the most respected and beloved voices in the field.
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Bad Boys, Bad Men: Confronting
Antisocial Personality Disorder (Sociopathy), 2nd Edition. Donald Black, $24.95
BAD BOYS, BAD MEN examines
antisocial personality disorder, drawing on case studies, scientific data, and
current events to explore antisocial behavior in people. In this new
edition, Dr. Black builds upon the success of the previous volume and updates
it with new research findings, including the genetic and biological
determinants of antisocial personality disorder.
Principles and Procedures, 5th Edition. Raymond Miltenberger,
BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION: PRINCIPLES AND
PROCEDURES is a precise, step-by-step approach to the technology, history
and application of behavior change. The book provides plenty of opportunities
for students to practice, including practice tests, application and
misapplication studies and three forms of quizzes at the end of every chapter.
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Behavior Modification: What It Is and
How It Works, 9th Edition. Gary Martin
& Joseph Pear, $118.35
This 9th edition of BEHAVIOR
MODIFICATION: WHAT IT IS AND HOW TO DO IT assumes no specific prior knowledge
about psychology or behavior modification on the part of the reader. Those who
want to know how to apply behavior modification to their everyday concerns — from
helping children learn life's necessary skills to solving some of their own
personal behavior problems — will find the text useful.
Behavioral Neuroscience of Adolescence. Linda
Recent research confirms that
the brain undergoes major development during adolescence.
This book reviews the neuroscience of the adolescent
brain and how this knowledge is revolutionizing our understanding
of adolescent behavior. Topics include the emergence
of self-control and risk-taking, use of alcohol and drugs,
Therapy with Children and Adolescents: Evidence-Based Treatment
for Everyday Practice. John Arden & Lloyd Linford,
Designed for mental health professionals
treating children and adolescents, Brain-Based Therapy
with Children and Adolescents is a simple but powerful
primer for understanding and successfully implementing the
most critical elements of neuroscience into an evidence-based
mental health practice.
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Brain Change Therapy: Clinical
Interventions for Self-Transformation. Carol
Kershaw & J. William Wade, $43.50
In this groundbreaking book, Kershaw and
Wade present Brain Change Therapy (BCT), a therapeutic protocol in which
clients learn to manage their emotions and behaviors, and thus reduce stress
and control emotional reactivity.
Drawing from the latest neuroscientific research as well as integrative
principles from hypnosis, biofeedback, and cognitive therapy, BCT helps clients
reach stable neurological and emotional states and thus shift perspectives,
attitudes, beliefs, and personal narratives toward the positive. Protocols for
specific presenting problems, such as fear, anxiety, and life-threatening and
chronic illnesses are outlined in detail. The breadth of the BCT approach also
makes it effective in working with individuals who are interested in shifting
and conditioning for peak performance. The authors also offer protocols for
helping clients reach peak performance states of consciousness.
Brain Rules: 12 Principles for
Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home and School. John Medina, $16.50
Most of us have no idea what's really
going on inside our heads. Yet brain scientists have uncovered details every
business leader, parent, and teacher should know — like the need for physical
activity to get your brain working its best. In BRAIN RULES, Dr. John Medina, a
molecular biologist, shares his lifelong interest in how the brain sciences
might influence the way we teach our children and the way we work. In each
chapter, he describes a brain rule — what scientists know for sure about how our
brains work — and then offers transformative ideas for our daily lives.
Medina's fascinating stories and
infectious sense of humor breathe life into brain science. You'll learn why
Michael Jordan was no good at baseball. You'll peer over a surgeon's shoulder
as he proves that most of us have a Jennifer Aniston neuron. You'll meet a boy
who has an amazing memory for music but can't tie his own shoes. In the
end, you'll understand how your brain really works — and how to get the most out
Child and Adolescent Clinical Psychopharmacology Made Simple, 2nd Edition. John Preston, John O'Neal & Mary Talaga, $23.95
Child and Adolescent Clinical Psychopharmacology Made Simple offers parents and professionals up-to-date information on medications for the treatment of children and teens suffering from psychological disorders. Fully revised and updated, this second edition includes new research and information on psychoactive medications for autism, ADHD, child-onset bipolar disorder and a variety of other common psychological conditions. Also included are fact sheets that clearly delineate frequently prescribed medications for each disorder along with medication side effects and signs of toxicity.
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The Child Survivor: Healing
Developmental Trauma and Dissociation. Joyanna
THE CHILD SURVIVOR is a clinically
rich, comprehensive overview of the treatment of children and adolescents who
have developed dissociative symptoms in response to ongoing developmental
trauma. Joyanna Silberg, a widely respected authority in the field, uses case
examples to illustrate hard-to-manage clinical dilemmas such as children
presenting with rage reactions, amnesia, and dissociative shut-down. These
behaviors are often survival strategies, and in The Child
Survivor practitioners will find practical management tools that are
backed up by recent scientific advances in neurobiology. Clinicians on the
front lines of treatment will come away from the book with an arsenal of
therapeutic techniques that they can put into practice right away, limiting the
need for restrictive hospitalizations or out-of-home placements for their young
Child-Centered Practices for the Courtroom &
Community: a Guide to Working Effectively With Young Children and Their
Families in the Child Welfare System. Lynne Katz,
Cindy Lederman & Joy Osofsky, $38.50
How can early childhood professionals
provide the best possible services and supports to families in the child
welfare system? This guidebook has the practical, real-world answers
professionals need as they navigate the complex system, work with the courts,
and plan interventions and treatment for the most vulnerable young children and
Voice in Family Therapy: a Systemic Perspective.
Carole Gammer, $40.00
Comprehensive and imaginative, The Child’s Voice in Family Therapy is an indispensable
resource for therapists who wish to respect and fulfill the
needs of children within a family therapy setting.
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Victimization: Violence, Crime and Abuse in the Lives of Young
People. David Finkelhor,
In this persuasive book, David
Finkelhor presents a comprehensive new vision to encompass
the prevention, treatment, and study of juvenile victims,
unifying conventional subdivisions like child molestation,
child abuse, bullying, and exposure to community violence.
Developmental victimology, his term for this integrated perspective,
looks at child victimization across childhood's span and yields
fascinating insights about how to categorize juvenile victimizations,
how to think about risk and impact, and how victimization
patterns change over the course of development. The book also
provides a valuable new model of society's response to child
victimization — what Finkelhor calls the Juvenile Victim
Justice System — and a fresh way of thinking about barriers
that victims and their families encounter when seeking help.
These models will be very useful to anyone seeking to improve
the way we try to help child victims.
Who Commit Acts of Serious Interpersonal Violence: Messages
for Best Practice. Edited by Ann Hagell & Renuka
Children Who Commit Acts of
Serious Interpersonal Violence explores risk management
and successful intervention for children in public care who
have committed, or are at risk of committing, acts of serious
violence … The book proposes strategies for effectively managing
these children, drawing evidence from international practice
and research projects. It highlights the limitations of current
structures and makes recommendations for future development.
Clinical Interviews for Children and
Adolescents, 2nd Edition: Assessment to Intervention. Stephanie McConaughy, $42.95
This authoritative work offers
guidelines for interviewing children of different ages — as well as their parents
and teachers — and for weaving the resulting data into multi-method assessment
and intervention planning. K–12 school psychologists and other practitioners
learn specific strategies for assessing school issues, peer relations,
emotional difficulties, family situations, and problem behavior. Stephanie
McConaughy is joined by two other leading experts who have contributed chapters
on assessing suicide and violence risks. In-depth case illustrations are woven
throughout. In a large-size format with lay-flat binding for easy photocopying,
the book includes over a dozen reproducible interviewing tools. Purchasers also
get access to a companion Web page where they can download and print the
Neuropsychology of Emotion. Yana Suchy, $59.50
Written in an engaging, accessible style, this book synthesizes the growing body of knowledge on the neuropsychology of emotion and identifies practical clinical implications. The author unravels the processes that comprise a single emotional event, from the initial trigger through physiological and psychological responses. She also examines how patterns of emotional responses come together to motivate complex behavioral choices. Grounded in theory and research, the book discusses relevant syndromes and populations, reviews available assessment instruments, and describes how deficits in emotional processing affect cognition, daily functioning, and mental health.
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Clinical Work with Traumatized Young Children. Edited by Joy Osofsky, $45.95
Presenting crucial knowledge and state-of-the-art treatment approaches for working with young children affected by trauma, this book is an essential resource for mental health professionals and child welfare advocates. Readers gain an understanding of how trauma affects the developing brain, the impact on attachment processes, and how to provide effective help to young children and their families from diverse backgrounds. Top experts in the field cover key evidence-based treatments — including child-parent psychotherapy, attachment-based treatments, and relational interventions — as well as interventions for pediatric, legal, and community settings. Special sections give in-depth attention to deployment-related trauma in military families and the needs of children of substance-abusing parents.
Therapies for Trauma, 2nd Edition. Edited by Victoria
M. Follette & Josef I. Ruzek, $50.95
Significantly revised and restructured
to reflect major developments in the field, the expanded second
edition of this important work is essentially a new book.
The volume presents cutting-edge cognitive and behavioral
applications for treating a variety of trauma-related symptoms,
disorders, and special populations. Leading scientist-practitioners
summarize the available treatment data and succinctly review
the "whys," "whats" and "hows"
of their respective approaches. Nearly all extant chapters
have been completely rewritten, many with new authors, and
new chapters have been added on advances in assessment, acute
stress disorder, complicated grief, cognitive processing therapy,
working with groups, and early intervention.
Therapy with Multi-Stressed Families, 2nd Edition.
William Madsen, $38.95
Thoroughly revised and expanded, the second
edition of this successful text and professional resource
offers an alternative approach to thinking about and working
with "difficult" families. From a non-pathologizing
stance, William Madsen demonstrates creative ways to help
family members shift their relationship to longstanding problems;
envision desired lives and develop more proactive coping strategies.
The second edition has been thoroughly updated with practice
innovations and many new case illustrations.
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COLUMBINE. Dave Cullen, $17.50
On April 20, 1999, two boys went to
their high school with bombs and guns. Their goal was to leave “a lasting
impression on the world.” The horror they inflicted left an indelible stamp on
the American psyche.
Now in this definitive account, Dave
Cullen presents a compelling and utterly human profile of the teenage killers.
With a keen investigative eye and psychological acumen, he draws on hundreds of
interviews, thousands of pages of police files, FBI psychologists, and the
boys’ tapes and diaries. This close-up portrait of violence, a community
rendered helpless, and police blunders and cover-ups is an unforgettable
cautionary tale for our time.
Communicating with Children When a
Parent is at the End of Life. Rachel Fearnley,
When a parent is nearing the end of
life, sensitive and clear communication with children is vital to help them
understand and cope.
This accessible book demonstrates how to
support children through effective and sensitive communication, covering types
of communication, language, information sharing, and overcoming common
barriers. Developing confidence and skills such as talking, listening, giving
children a voice and breaking bad news is also covered. The author outlines the
concept of a 'communication continuum' which can be used to assess how much a
child knows or understands about their parent's illness and how much they would
like to know. The book contains a wealth of practical strategies and ideas, as
well as case vignettes, practice tips and reflective exercises.
This is an essential resource for anyone
working with or supporting a child whose parent is at the end of life,
including palliative care workers, nurses, social workers, teachers and
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Companioning the Grieving Child: a
Soulful Guide for Caregivers. Alan Wolfelt, $32.95
Renowned author and educator Alan
Wolfelt redefines the role of the grief counselor in this guide for caregivers
to grieving children. Providing a viable alternative to the limitations of the
medical establishment’s model for companioning the bereaved, Wolfelt encourages
counselors and other caregivers to aspire to a more compassionate philosophy in
which the child is the expert of his or her grief - not the counselor or
caregiver. The approach outlined in the book argues against treating grief as
an illness to be diagnosed and treated but rather for acknowledging it as an
event that forever changes a child's worldview. By promoting careful listening
and observation, this guide shows caregivers, family members, teachers, and
others how to support grieving children and help them grow into healthy adults.
A Comprehensive Guide
to Suicidal Behaviours: Working with Individuals at Risk and
Their Families. David Aldridge & Sergio Pérez
Taking an interdisciplinary approach
that looks at the person at risk, the family and personal relationships they
have and the communities in which they are embedded, this book will help anyone
working with suicidal individuals to prevent this major cause of death.
Backed up by research and clinical
expertise the book clarifies the facts about suicide and debunks the many
unfounded myths surrounding the subject. It covers the classifications and
manifestations of suicide, as well as the major risk factors, at-risk groups
and warning signs. Advice on effective communication and a repertoire of
strategies for distress management are offered, not only for supporting at-risk
individuals and those who have survived a suicide attempt, but also families
coping with bereavement. A final chapter explores the impact of the internet
and the digital age on both the propagation and prevention of suicide.
This book will be essential reading for
anybody working with people at risk of suicide, including clinicians,
therapists, psychologists, social and healthcare workers and volunteers working
in suicide prevention.
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Coparenting: a Conceptual and
Clinical Examination of Family Systems. Edited by James
Coparents may be members of the extended
family, divorced or foster parents, or other specialized caregivers. The
editors of this volume bring together a wide range of research to explore the
various caregiving arrangements and dimensions that the term comprises. COPARENTING
examines the concepts, theories, and empirical research underlying this dynamic
socialization force characteristic of all family systems: explores clinical
applications; and concludes with policy implications for human services
agencies, courts, and educational systems.
Children and Adolescents through Grief and Loss.
Jody Fiorini & Jodi Ann Mullen, $30.95
This comprehensive resource provides
developmentally appropriate interventions for counseling children
and adolescents who have experienced a wide range of grief
and loss, including secondary and intangible losses such as
moving or divorce. The book synthesizes current research and
best-practice approaches for counseling youth. It provides
a method for assessing individual needs and offers guidelines
for selecting appropriate counseling strategies.
DBT Made Simple: a Step-by-Step Guide
to Dialectical Behavior Therapy. Sheri van Dijk,
Originally developed for the treatment
of borderline personality disorder, dialectical behavior therapy, or DBT, has
rapidly become one of the most popular and most effective treatments for all
mental health conditions rooted in out-of-control emotions. However, there are
limited resources for psychologists seeking to use DBT skills with individual
clients. DBT MADE SIMPLE provides clinicians with everything they need to
know to start using DBT in the therapy room.
The first part of this book briefly
covers the theory and research behind DBT and explains how DBT differs from
traditional cognitive behavioral therapy approaches. The second part focuses on
strategies professionals can use in individual client sessions, while the third
section teaches the four skills modules that form the backbone of DBT: core
mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and interpersonal
effectiveness. The book includes handouts, case examples, and example
therapist-client dialogue—everything clinicians need to equip their clients
with these effective and life-changing skills
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Strategies for Working with Kids in Military Families. Karen
Petty, $34.95 (Ages 1-12)
Military kids face many unique
stressors and difficult transitions related to deployment,
relocation, separation from loved ones and changes
in family structure. Caring for these children requires
a clear understanding of the challenges and triumphs
military families deal with so that you can offer the
best support possible.
Deployment: Strategies for
Working with Kids in Military Families is a comprehensive
handbook which includes theory-based, practice-driven
strategies and curriculum suggestions to help children
move forward living full lives. Includes information
on how to enhance childcare programs using multiple
intelligences theory and the Reggio Emila approach.
Devastating Losses: How Parents Cope
with the Death of a Child to Suicide or Drugs. William
Ferguson, John Jordan, John McIntosh & Beverly Feigelman, $60.50
This book fills a critical gap in our
scientific understanding of the grief response of parents who have lost a child
to traumatic death and the psychotherapeutic strategies that best facilitate
healing. It is based on the results of the largest study ever conducted of
parents surviving a child's traumatic death or suicide. The book intertwines
data, insight, and critical learning gathered from research with the voices of
the 575 survivors who participated in the study.
The text emphasizes the sociological
underpinnings of survivors' grief and provides data that vividly documents
their critical need for emotional support. It explains how bereavement
difficulties can be exacerbated by stigmatization, and by the failure of
significant others to provide expected support. Also explored in depth are the
ways in which couples adapt to the traumatic loss of a child and how this can
bring them closer or render their relationship irreparable. Findings suggest
that with time and peer support affiliations, most traumatically bereaved
parents ultimately demonstrate resilience and find meaningful new roles for
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Developing Everyday Coping Skills in
the Early Years: Proactive Strategies for Supporting Social and Emotional
Development. Erica Frydenberg, Jan Deans &
Kelly O’Brien, $37.95
This book will help develop coping
skills through arts and language-based activities. The strategies suggested
build on children's existing knowledge and skills to enhance their learning,
and contribute to improving children's emotional health and creativity;
developing resilience; and increasing children's capacity to cooperate, respect
and play with others.
The authors also explain how to identify
children at risk, particularly those experiencing anxiety or delay in social
and emotional development, so that parents and practitioners can intervene
early where difficulties exist. Practitioners and parents of children aged 3-8
will find a treasure trove of activities to build coping and self-esteem
through creative play and imagination.
Manual-Intellectual Disability (DM-ID): a Clinical Guide for Diagnoses
of Mental Disorders in Persons with Intellectual Disability.
Editors Robert Fletcher, Earl Loschen, Chrissoula Stavrakaki &
Michael First, $86.95
Although psychiatric disorders
in persons with intellectual disabilities (ID) are common,
they are often not appropriately identified. Determining
an accurate psychiatric diagnosis becomes especially difficult
as the level of intellectual functioning declines.
To address this issue, The Diagnostic
Manual — Intellectual Disability (DM-ID): a Clinical
Guide for Diagnosis of Mental Disorders in Persons with Intellectual
Disability offers clinicians who work with individuals
with ID a convenient, easy-to-use reference for applying DSM-IV-TR
diagnostic criteria to their clients.
Diagnostic Manual-Intellectual Disability (DM-ID): a Textbook of Diagnoses of Mental Disorders in Persons with Intellectual Disability. Editors Robert Fletcher, Earl Loschen, Chrissoula Stavrakaki & Michael First, $150.00
The Diagnostic Manual —
Intellectual Disability (DM-ID): a Textbook of Diagnosis
of Mental Disorders in Persons with Intellectual Disability is a diagnostic manual designed to facilitate an accurate
DSM-IV-TR diagnosis in persons who have intellectual disabilities
and to provide a thorough discussion of the issues involved
in reaching an accurate diagnosis. The DM-ID offers
a broad examination of the issues involved in applying diagnostic
criteria for psychiatric disorders to persons with intellectual
disabilities. It includes a description of each psychiatric
disorder, a summary of the DSM-IV-TR diagnostic criteria,
a review of the research and an evaluation of the strength
of evidence supporting the literature conclusions, a discussion
of the etiology and pathogenesis of the disorder, and adaptations
of the diagnostic criteria, where applicable, for persons
with intellectual disabilities.
Dignity in Health Care: a Practical
Approach for Nurses and Midwives. Milika Matiti,
Dignity in the care of patients and
clients of all ages, whether in hospital or community settings, is an area of
increasing importance and concern. DIGNITY IN HEALTHCARE provides a practical
approach, underpinned by up-to-date theory, to this crucial issue for those
providing care to people in all stages of life, including those with mental
illnesses or learning disabilities. Care in areas such as maternity, community,
palliative and acute care and others is explored in depth. Approaches to
education and practice development for promoting dignity in care are also
outlined clearly and accessibly, with each chapter combining an evidence-based
theoretical underpinning with practical application through scenarios. This
book will be of interest to practicing nurses, midwives and other health
professionals seeking clear insights into the principle of care that is central
to all healthcare professions.
Disorders of Behavioral and Emotional Regulation in the First Years of Life: Early Risks and Intervention in the Developing Parent-Infant Relationship. Mechtild Papousek, Michael Schieche & Harald Wurmser, Editors. $64.95
Disorders of Behavioral and Emotional Regulation in the First Years of Life provides a scientifically proven demonstration of how to help families struggling with common and behavioral disorders. Contains numerous case studies and describes scientific and clinical evidence on topics such as excessive crying, sleeping and feeding disorders, and failure to thrive.
with Children and Adolescents with Asperger Syndrome. Richard
Doing Therapy with Children and Adolescents with Asperger Syndrome is the only guide of its kind for doing both talk and play therapy with young people with Asperger Syndrome. It meets the growing need for practical clinical guidance in this area. Using vivid case material, it offers wisdom attuned to clinicians’ needs and those of the young people they endeavor to help.
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the Baby and Other Scary Thoughts: Breaking the Cycle of Unwanted
Thoughts in Motherhood. Karen Kleiman & Amy Wenzel,
This book addresses the nature of the intrusive, negative, and anxious thoughts pregnant and postpartum women can experience. It provides answers to the women who seek information, clarification, and validation and is a useful resource for healthcare professionals who work with them. It is a resource for consumers and clinicians who confront these negative cognitions by outlining what these thoughts are, why they are there, and what can be done about them. The compassionate tone of the book aims to inform and reassure, and is written by two clinicians who have established themselves as leading experts and authors in this specialized field.
EMDR Therapy and Adjunct Approaches
with Children: Complex Trauma, Attachment, and Dissociation. Ana Gomez, $60.50
This book provides a wide range of
leading-edge, step-by-step strategies for clinicians using EMDR therapy and
adjunct approaches with children with severe dysregulation of the affective
system. The book offers developmentally appropriate and advanced tools for
using EMDR therapy in treating children with complex trauma, attachment wounds,
dissociative tendencies, and compromised social engagement. The book also
presents the theoretical framework for case conceptualization in EMDR therapy
and in the use of the Adaptive Information Processing (AIP) model with
A unique and innovative feature of this
book is the masterful integration of strategies from other therapeutic
approaches, such as Play therapy, Sandtray therapy, Sensorimotor psychotherapy,
Theraplay and Internal Family Systems (IFS), into a comprehensive EMDR
treatment maintaining appropriate adherence to the AIP model and EMDR therapy
Emotion Regulation in Children and
Adolescents: a Practitioner’s Guide. Michael
Emotion regulation difficulties are
central to a range of clinical problems, yet many therapies for children and
adolescents lack a focus on emotion and related skills. In a flexible modular
format, this much-needed book presents cutting-edge strategies for helping
children and adolescents understand and manage challenging emotional
experiences. Each of the eight treatment modules can be used on its own or in
conjunction with other therapies, and includes user-friendly case examples,
sample dialogues, and engaging activities and games. Emotion-informed
assessment and case conceptualization are also addressed.
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The Emotional Brain: the Mysterious Underpinnings of Emotional Life. Joseph LeDoux, $17.50
What happens in our brains to make us feel fear, love, hate, anger, joy? Do we control our emotions, or do they control us? Do animals have emotions? How can traumatic experiences in early childhood influence adult behavior, even though we have no conscious memory of them? In The Emotional Brain, Joseph LeDoux investigates the origins of human emotions and explains that many exist as part of complex neural systems that evolved to enable us to survive. In this provocative book, he explores the brain mechanisms underlying our emotions, mechanisms that are only beginning to be revealed.
in Treatment. Craig Haen, Editor, $43.50
Traditional therapy can often be an off-putting experience for boys as it is in direct opposition to the ways they generally interact and connect with others. This book explores a variety of creative approaches that professionals can use to enhance the clinical experience and better reach their young male clients. Chapters discuss the theory behind and implementation of various creative approaches to therapy with boys, such as play therapy, including sports, movement, and gross-motor activity; animal-assisted therapy; the use of video games and computers; the use of superheroes in role play, metaphor, and play therapy; and art therapy. Attention is also given to methods for working with several subgroups of boys that require specialized treatment approaches, including gender variant and sexual minority boys and boys with ADHD. The first book of its kind, mental health professionals will find this a comprehensive and highly valuable text to help them understand, help, and support boys and their development.
Executive Functions Assessment. George McCloskey &
Lisa Perkins, $53.95
Quickly acquire the knowledge, skills
and tools you need to understand and assess children and adolescents struggling
with executive functions deficits.
Essentials of School Neuropsychological Assessment, 2nd Edition. Daniel
This evidence-based guide provides a
current and concise overview of the field of school neuropsychology with
practical guidance on how to apply neuropsychological assessment principles in
school settings. The Second Edition features new coverage of major
neuropsychological tests batteries for children, including NEPSY-II, WISC-IV Integrated,
and D-KEFS. A new accompanying CD-ROM includes helpful tools such as sample
case studies and searchable databases of neuropsychological tests.
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Executive Function & Child
Development. Marcie Yeager & Daniel Yeager,
Poor executive function (EF) in the
brain can mean behavioral and attentional problems in school. This book
explains to professionals and parents how EF develops in kids, what EF
difficulties look like, and what creative and effective interventions can meet
their needs. Executive functions involve mental processes such as:
- Working memory–holding several pieces of
information in mind while we try to do something with them–for example,
understand and solve a problem or carry out a task.
- Response inhibition–inhibiting actions that
interfere with our intentions or goals.
- Shifting focus–interrupting an ongoing response
in order to direct attention to other aspects of a situation that are important
for goal attainment.
- Cognitive flexibility–generating alternative
methods of solving a problem or reaching a goal.
- Self-monitoring–checking on one's own cognitions
and actions to assure that they are in line with one's intentions.
- Goal Orientation–creating and carrying out a
multi-step plan for achieving a goal in a timely fashion, keeping the "big
picture" in mind.
a Professional's Guide to Building Family Management Skills.
Thomas Dishion, Elizabeth Stormshak & Kathryn Kavanagh,
The EVERYDAY PARENTING program can be
used for guiding individual family therapy, leading parent groups, and training
counselors to work collaboratively with parents. This session-based approach is
divided into three areas of skills based on the concept of mindful parenting:
supporting positive behavior, setting healthy limits, and building family
relationships by helping parents change interaction patterns that occur daily
in families and relationships. An accompanying CD contains printable forms
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The Family Guide to Mental Health
Care: Advice on Helping Your Loved Ones. Lloyd
THE FAMILY GUIDE TO MENTAL HEALTH
CARE is the first comprehensive print resource for the millions of people
who have loved ones suffering from some kind of mental illness. In this book,
families can find the answers to their most urgent questions. From
understanding depression, bipolar illness and anxiety to eating and traumatic
disorders, schizophrenia, and much more, readers will learn what to do and how
Real-life scenarios and authoritative
information are written in a compassionate, reader-friendly way, including
checklists to bring to a doctor’s appointment so you can ask the right questions.
For readers who fear they will never see the light at the end of the tunnel,
this book gives hope and a path forward.
From the first signs of a problem to
sorting through the variety of treatment options, you and your family will be
able to walk into a doctor’s office know what to do and what to ask.
Treatment with Struggling Young Adults: a Clinician’s Guide
to the Transitions from Adolescence to Autonomy. Brad
FAMILY-CENTERED TREATMENT WITH
STRUGGLING YOUNG ADULTS is an indispensible guidebook to the unique set of
problems and opportunities that families face when young adults are
experiencing difficulty pulling anchor and setting sail. Renowned clinician
Brad Sachs, PhD, provides both a conceptual framework for understanding the
reasons behind the increasing number of young adults who are unable to achieve
psychological and financial self-reliance and a treatment framework that will
enable practitioners to help these young adults and their families to get unstuck
and experience age/stage-appropriate growth and development.
In FAMILY-CENTERED TREATMENT WITH STRUGGLING YOUNG ADULTS, clinicians
will gain an in-depth understanding of the complex psychological challenges
that parents and young adults face as the latter forges a path towards success
and self-reliance. Moreoever, they'll come away from the book having learned an
innovative approach to sponsoring family engagement at the launching stage—one
that reduces tension, resolves conflicts, and promotes evolution and
differentiation on both generations’ parts.
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The Felt Feelings Series. Lynne Steffy, illustrated by Gary Frederick, $10.95 each
The Felt Feelings Series was designed to help therapists and parents understand appropriate ways of expressing their feelings. Each therapeutic story has rich and detailed text, accompanied by delightful illustrations.
- The Angry Lizard. Lynne Steffy, illustrated by Gary Frederick, $10.95 (for children who have anger problems)
- The Butterfly Blanket. Lynne Steffy, illustrated by Gary Frederick, $10.95 (for children who have lost a parent or caregiver to illness)
- Crustback and the Wormhole. Lynne Steffy, illustrated by Gary Frederick, $10.95 (parental separation, lack of parental involvement)
- Elephant in My Room. Lynne Steffy, illustrated by Gary Frederick, $10.95 (for children who struggle to express their feelings)
- Glo’s Amazing Journey. Lynne Steffy, illustrated by Gary Frederick, $10.95 (challenges related to an illness of disability)
- Shelly’s Shell. Lynne Steffy, illustrated by Gary Frederick, $10.95 (for children who have been sexually abused)
- Stretch. Lynne Steffy, illustrated by Gary Frederick, $10.95 (for children coping with family conflict)
- The Telling Bee. Lynne Steffy, illustrated by Gary Frederick, $10.95 (encourages children to disclose abuse or bullying)
Handbook of Executive Functioning. Sam Goldstein & Jack Naglieri, $349.00 (due August 2013)
Planning. Attention. Memory.
Self-regulation. These and other core cognitive and behavioral operations of
daily life comprise what we know as executive functioning (EF). But despite all
we know, the concept has engendered multiple, often conflicting definitions and
its components are sometimes loosely defined and poorly understood. THE
HANDBOOK OF EXECUTIVE FUNCTIONING cuts through the confusion, analyzing both
the whole and its parts in comprehensive, practical detail for scholar and
clinician alike. Background chapters examine influential models of EF, tour the
brain geography of the executive system, and pose salient developmental
questions. A section on practical implications relates early deficits in
executive functioning to ADD and other disorders in children, and considers
autism and later-life dementias from an EF standpoint. Further chapters weigh
the merits of widely used instruments for assessing executive functioning and
review interventions for its enhancement, with special emphasis on children and
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of High-Risk Challenging Behaviors in People with Intellectual
and Developmental Disabilities. Edited by James Luiselli, $53.50
Aggressive and destructive behaviors are
an ongoing challenge for many children, adolescents, and adults with
intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). This comprehensive text is
a compendium of knowledge on addressing challenging behaviors
using evidence-based, empirically supported practices. With contributions
from more than 30 prominent clinicians and researchers, this book gives readers
cutting-edge research and clear assessment and intervention guidelines in six
key topic areas:
- Self-Injurious Behavior
- Aggressive Behavior
- Sexual Offending Behavior
- Health-Threatening Eating Disorders
- Criminal Behavior
- Therapeutic (Physical) Restraint
Ideal for use as a graduate-level
textbook or a valuable in-service reference for psychologists, social workers,
educators, and other professionals, this book gives professionals the knowledge
and proven best practices they need to assess high-risk challenging behavior,
intervene appropriately, and improve quality of life for the people they serve.
Handbook of Self-Regulation, 2nd Edition: Research, Theory, and Applications. Edited
by Roy Baumeister & Kathleen Vohs, $53.50
This authoritative handbook
comprehensively examines the conscious and non-conscious processes by which
people regulate their thoughts, emotions, attention, behavior, and impulses.
Individual differences in self-regulatory capacities are explored, as are
developmental pathways. The volume reviews how self-regulation shapes, and is
shaped by, social relationships. Failures of self-regulation are also
addressed, in chapters on addictions, overeating, compulsive spending, and
attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Wherever possible, contributors
identify implications of the research for helping people enhance their
self-regulatory capacities and pursue desired goals.
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He Shoots! He Scores! A Tale from the Iris the Dragon Series. Gayle Grass & Graham Ross, $18.00
A children’s book dealing with child and youth mental health challenges and stigma.
Together: a Couple’s Guide to Coping with Trauma & Post-Traumatic
Phillips & Dianne Kane, $21.95
When one or both partners in
a relationship experience a major traumatic event, the
strain can really put the relationship in jeopardy; Healing
Together offers couples simple techniques for communicating,
regaining trust, and supporting one another through the
process of trauma recovery.
Young Brains — the Neurofeedback Solution: Drug-Free
Treatment for Childhood Disorders, Including Autism, ADHD,
Depression, and Anxiety. Robert
Hill & Eduardo Castro, $18.95
Healing Young Brains is
a parent’s guide to treating their children with
neurofeedback as an alternative to drugs. Neurofeedback
is a form of brainwave feedback that can help train a
child's brain to overcome slow brainwave activity and
increase and maintain its speed permanently. Quick, noninvasive
and cost effective, neurofeedback is effective without
any of the side effects associated with drugs commonly
used to such childhood disorders as autism, ADHD, dyslexia,
sleep disorders, and emotional problems.
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Health Consequences of Abuse in the Family: a
Clinical Guide for Evidence-Based Practice. Edited
by Kathleen Kendall-Tackett, $26.95
HEALTH CONSEQUENCES OF ABUSE IN THE
FAMILY translates research into practice by examining the intersection of
family violence and health. Specifically this volume looks at the healthcare
needs of people who have experienced abuse and subsequently have related
chronic diseases and conditions.
HEALTH CONSEQUENCES OF ABUSE IN THE
FAMILY broadly summarizes research and clinical cases and offers practical
suggestions to the psychologists and other healthcare providers working in a
variety of settings. Chapters address the implications for clinical practice as
well as review relevant studies and provide additional resources. In addition,
the special needs of children with disabilities, elders, and women are
The Hospital for Sick Children Handbook of
Pediatrics, 11th Edition. Anne Dipchand,
et al, $85.95
This handbook offers current diagnostic
and therapeutic approaches to pediatric clinical problems.
Behavior, Learning, and the Developing Brain: Volume 1, Typical
Development. Edited by Donna Coch, Kurt Fischer &
Geraldine Dawson, $59.95
This state-of-the-science volume brings together leading authorities
from multiple disciplines to examine the relationship between
brain development and behavior in typically developing children.
Chapters explore the complex interplay of neurobiological
and environmental influences in the development of memory,
language, reading, inhibitory control, and other core aspects
of cognitive, emotional, and social functioning. Throughout,
the volume gives particular attention to what the research
reveals about ways to support all children's learning and
Behavior, Learning, and the Developing Brain: Volume 2, Atypical
Development. Edited by Donna Coch, Geraldine Dawson
& Kurt W. Fischer, $59.95
Synthesizing the breadth of current
knowledge on brain-behavior relationships in atypically developing
children, this important volume integrates theories and data
from multiple disciplines. Leading authorities present their
latest research on specific clinical problems, including autism,
Williams syndrome, learning and language disabilities, ADHD,
and issues facing infants of diabetic mothers. In addition,
the effects of social stress and maltreatment on brain development
and behavior are thoroughly reviewed. Demonstrating the uses
of cutting-edge methods from developmental neuroscience, developmental
psychology, and cognitive science, the contributors emphasize
the implications of their findings for real-world educational
and clinical practices.
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The Impact of Attachment. Susan Hart, $53.00
Combining theories of neurobiology, interpersonal relationships, and intra-psychic concepts, this significant book explores the importance of attachment. Hart addresses children's normal development and relational disorders and presents a unified and integrated therapeutic approach that takes attachment issues into consideration.
and Early Childhood Mental Health: a Comprehensive Developmental
Approach to Assessment and Intervention. Stanley
Greenspan, & Serena Wieder, $75.95
Infant and Early Childhood
Mental Health: a Comprehensive Developmental Approach to Assessment
and Intervention redefines working with infants, young
children, and their families when mental health, developmental,
or learning problems occur. Greenspan and Wieder show how
mental health and developmental challenges can be classified
according to each child's unique emotion, cognitive, language,
and sensory processing profile. Most importantly, they demonstrate
and present their new data on the most effective ways of intervening
with these challenges, demonstrating how even children with
the most severe mental health and developmental problems can
make more progress than formerly thought possible in learning
to relate, communicate, and think meaningfully and adaptively.
The Infant Mind: Origins of the
Social Brain. Edited by Maria Legerstee, David
Haley & Marc Bornstein, $90.95
Integrating cutting-edge research from
multiple disciplines, this book provides a dynamic and holistic picture of the
developing infant mind. Contributors explore the transactions among genes, the
brain, and the environment in the earliest years of life. The volume probes the
neural correlates of core sensory, perceptual, cognitive, emotional, and social
capacities. It highlights the importance of early relationships, presenting
compelling findings on how parent–infant interactions influence neural
processing and brain maturation. Innovative research methods are discussed,
including applications of behavioral, hormonal, genetic, and brain imaging
Interventions in Child and Adolescent Mental Health. Edited
by Christine Lynn Norton, $42.95
Innovative Interventions in Child and Adolescent Mental Health is a unique composite of the literature on various innovative interventions for children and adolescents, and provides a developmental and neurobiological rationale for utilizing innovative interventions with this population. Based on the latest research, this book emphasizes that children and adolescents need more than just talk therapy. These innovative interventions can be applied in a variety of practice settings including schools, juvenile justice, community-based counseling centers, and residential treatment. This book bridges the gap between theory and practice, and provides a historical, theoretical, and research-based rationale, as well as a helpful case study, for each type of intervention being discussed.
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January First: a Child’s Descent Into
Madness and Her Father’s Struggle to Save Her. Michael
Michael Schofield’s daughter January is
at the mercy of her imaginary friends, except they aren’t the imaginary friends
that most young children have; they are hallucinations. And January is caught
in the conflict between our world and their world, a place she calls
Calalini. Some of these hallucinations, like “24 Hours,” are friendly and
some, like “400 the Cat” and “Wednesday the Rat,” bite and scratch her until
she does what they want. They often tell her to scream at strangers, jump
out of buildings, and attack her baby brother.
At six years old, January Schofield, “Janni,” to her family, was diagnosed with
schizophrenia, one of the worst mental illnesses known to man. What’s
more, schizophrenia is 20 to 30 times more severe in children than in adults
and in January’s case, doctors say, she is hallucinating 95 percent of the time
that she is awake. Potent psychiatric drugs that would level most adults barely
JANUARY FIRST captures Michael and his family's remarkable story in a
narrative that forges new territory within books about mental illness. A
compelling, unsparing and passionate account, JANUARY FIRST vividly
details Schofield’s commitment to bring his daughter back from the edge of
insanity. It is a father’s soul-baring memoir of the daily struggles and
challenges he and his wife face as they do everything they can to help Janni
while trying to keep their family together.
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Work: Clinical Process for New
Practitioners. Deborah Roth Ledley, Brian Marx &
Richard Heimberg, $38.50
A highly practical guide for beginning
therapists, this concise primer fills the gap between academic
training and what clinicians need to know for day-to-day work
with clients … Invaluable appendices point the reader toward
additional resources, including empirically supported treatment
manuals, journals, and websites.
A Manual of Dynamic
Play Therapy: Helping Things Fall Apart, the Paradox of Play.
Dennis McCarthy, $33.95
Children will experience natural growth
and change throughout their lives. Play, by its very nature, always results in
things falling apart, often literally, and children generally find satisfaction
in this process of collapse and renewal.
This book harnesses the power of the reorganizing
process to elicit positive and profound change in children dealing with social,
neurological, developmental, health and family issues. The author
clarifies the theory behind this innovative play therapy approach, and explains
its practical application to a full spectrum of client needs, using
inspirational and real-life anecdotes as examples. He also describes the
importance of using symbols in play therapy and focuses on ways to enable
children to act out their internal aggression in a safe and healthy manner.
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Medication Fact Sheets: a Behavioral
Medication Reference for Educators, 4th Edition. Dean Konopasek, $45.50
This newly revised edition serves as a
handy and easy-to-understand reference for nonmedical professionals. It is
essential for teachers, counselors, social workers, and psychologists to have a
basic understanding of medications that are frequently used to treat students
with psychiatric conditions such as ADHD, depression and other mood disorders,
anxiety, and other mental disorders. The author provides a brief overview of 99
prescription medications. Each one-page, reproducible fact sheet identifies
what the medication is for, what it does, potential side effects, dosages, and
in what forms it is available. User-friendly appendixes separate medications by
class, pregnancy risk, and controlled substance categories. A CD providing PDFs
of the fact sheets is included.
Memoirs of an Addicted Brain: a Neuroscientist
Examines His Former Life on Drugs. Marc Lewis,
Marc Lewis is a distinguished
neuroscientist. And, for many years, he was a drug addict, dependent on a
series of dangerous substances, from LSD to heroin. His narrative moves back
and forth between the often dark, compellingly story of his relationship with
drugs and a revelatory analysis of what was going on in his brain. He shows how
drugs speak to the brain - which is designed to seek rewards and soothe pain -
in its own language. He shows in detail the neural mechanics of a variety of
powerful drugs and of the onset of addiction.
Dr. Lewis freed himself from addiction
and ended up studying it. He traded in his pharmaceutical supplies for the life
of a graduate student, eventually becoming a professor of developmental
psychology, and then of neuroscience. This is the fascinating story of his
journey, seen from the inside out.
Health in Pregnancy and Childbirth. Edited by Sally
Ann Price, $83.95
Describing common disorders and
their relationship with pregnancy, Mental Health in Pregnancy
and Childbirth promotes an understanding of the issues
involved and offers tools to providing the most effective
woman-centered maternity care. All health professionals concerned
with the wellbeing of the pregnant woman will find invaluable
help and guidance in this book. Given the identification of
mental health problems as a leading cause of maternal death
(CEMD 2001), this is an essential guide to the effects of
pregnancy and childbirth on women and families coping with
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A Mind Apart: Travels in a Neurodiverse World.
Susanne Antonetta, $18.00
In this fascinating literary memoir,
Susanne Antonetta draws on her personal experience as a manic-depressive,
as well as interviews with people with multiple personality
disorder, autism, and other neurological conditions, to form
an intimate meditation on mental ‘disease’. She traces the
many capabilities-the visual consciousness of an autistic,
for example, or the metaphoric consciousness of a manic-depressive-that
underlie these and other mental ‘disabilities’. A stunning
portrait of how the world shapes itself in minds that are
profoundly different from the norm, A Mind Apart urges
readers to look beyond the concept of cures to the gifts inherent
in many neuro-atypical conditions. Employing a wide-ranging
approach to her subject, Antonetta provides a rare glimpse
into the wildly varying landscapes of human thought, perception,
Mindful Movements: Ten Exercises for
Well-Being. Thich Nhat Hanh, illustrations by
Wietske Vriezen, $19.95
Initially developed as stretching breaks
between long periods of sitting meditation, the Ten Mindful Movements have become
a popular tool to reduce stress and tension. These simple and effective
movements, based in yoga and Tai Chi, can increase mental, emotional, and
physical well-being, and are suitable for people with a wide range of physical
abilities. Each exercise is fully illustrated by Wietske Vriezen, a Dutch
artist and movement teacher. The book includes a 35-minute DVD of Thich Nhat
Hanh and members of the Plum Village Sangha demonstrating the Mindful
Mindfulness & Acceptance for
Counseling College Students: Theory and Practical Applications for
Intervention, Prevention & Outreach. Jacqueline
The college years are very stressful for
many people, so it comes as little surprise that college-aged youth often
suffer from diagnosable psychiatric disorders. Even among college students
whose distress is not clinically diagnosable, the college years are fraught
with developmental challenges that can trigger bouts of psychological
suffering. In MINDFULNESS AND ACCEPTANCE FOR COUNSELING COLLEGE STUDENTS,
clinical researcher Jacqueline Pistorello explores how mindfulness and
acceptance-based approaches are being utilized in higher education settings
around the world to treat student mental health problems like severe
depression, substance abuse, and eating disorders, and/or to help students
thrive in and out of the classroom.
This book offers easy-to-use programs for college counselors, therapists,
instructors, administrators, and even high school counselors who are looking
for tools to help high school students prepare for the transition to college.
Counselors with extensive experience with mindfulness and acceptance approaches
can learn new ways of adapting these approaches to interventions with college
students, and counselors interested in these approaches but lacking experience
can learn about these effective therapies. Finally, college administrators and
staff can gain ideas for implementing mindfulness practices in various campus
contexts to help promote student mental health or academic engagement.
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Minding the Child:
Mentalization-Based Interventions with Children, Young People, and Their Families. Nick Midgley & Ionna Vrouva, Editors, $40.95
What is 'mentalization'? How can this
concept be applied to clinical work with children, young people and families?
What will help therapists working with children and families to 'keep the mind
in mind'? Why does it matter if a parent can 'see themselves from the outside,
and their child from the inside'?
MINDING THE CHILD considers the
implications of the concept of mentalization for a range of therapeutic
interventions with children and families. Mentalization, and the empirical
research which has supported it, now plays a significant role in a range of
psychotherapies for adults. In this book we see how these rich ideas about the
development of the self and interpersonal relatedness can help to foster the
emotional well-being of children and young people in clinical practice and a
range of other settings.
MINDING THE CHILD will be of
particular interest to clinicians and those working therapeutically with
children and families, but it will also be of interest to academics and
students interested in child and adolescent mental health, developmental
psychology and the study of social cognition.
The Neuroscience of Human Relationships: Attachment
and the Developing Social Brain. Louis Cozolino,
In The Neuroscience
of Human Relationships, Louis Cozolino shows us how brains
are highly social organisms. Balancing cogent explanation
with instructive brain diagrams, he presents an atlas of sorts,
illustrating how the architecture and development of brain
systems—from before birth through adulthood—determine how
we interact with others.
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The Neuroscience of Psychotherapy, Second Edition: Healing the Social Brain. Louis Cozolino, $56.00
Theoretical advances in brain imaging have revealed that the brain is an organ continually built and re-built by one's experience. We are now beginning to learn that many forms of psychotherapy, developed in the absence of any scientific understanding of the brain, are supported by recent neuroscientific findings. In fact, it could be argued that to be an effective psychotherapist these days it is essential to have some basic understanding of neuroscience. Louis Cozolino's The Neuroscience of Psychotherapy, Second Edition is the perfect place to start.
Written for psychotherapists and others interested in the relationship between brain and behavior, this book encourages us to consider the brain when attempting to understand human development, mental illness, and psychological health. Fully and thoroughly updated with the many neuroscientific developments that have happened in the eight years since the publication of the first edition, this revision to the bestselling book belongs on the shelf of all practitioners.
A Non-Violent Resistance Approach with Children in Distress: a Guide for Parents and Professionals. Carmelite Avraham-Krehwinkel & David Aldridge, $33.95
Parents, teachers and other professionals often struggle to know how to deal with disruptive, abusive or aggressive behavior. This book addresses the urgent need for a realistic, practical and effective approach to dealing with severe disruptive behavior in children and adolescents.
Adapting the principles of non-violent resistance originally advocated by Mahatma Gandhi, the book provides de-escalation techniques which empower the adult and unburden the distressed child. The authors outline the theoretical basis upon which the approach was developed, and explain how and why it can be so effective. Case studies demonstrate how the approach can be used to reach more successful places with unhappy and disruptive children of different ages. A separate section for parents provides useful advice on how to take the theoretical material and use it to deal with problematic behavior in everyday life.
As effective as it is original, this approach will empower desperate parents and despairing caregivers by equipping them with hands-on tools to contain, counter and positively direct the aggression and opposition which they face from children in distress.
Natures: Attachment and Children’s Emotional, Sociocultural
and Brain Development. Graham Music, $55.95
This book provides an indispensable account of current understandings of children’s emotional development. Integrating the latest research findings from areas such as attachment theory, neuroscience and developmental psychology, it weaves these into a readable and easy to digest text.
It provides a tour of the most significant influences on the developing child, always bearing in mind the family and social context. It looks at key developmental stages, from life in the womb to the pre-school years and right up until adolescence, whilst also examining how we develop key capacities such as language, play and memory.
Issues of nature and nurture are addressed and the effects of different kinds of early experiences are unpicked, looking at both individual children and larger-scale longitudinal studies. Psychological ideas and research are carefully integrated with those from neurobiology and understandings from other cultures to create a coherent and balanced view of the developing child in context.
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101 Things to Do on the Street: Games and Resources for Detached, Outreach and Street-Based Youth Work, 2nd Edition. Vanessa Rogers, $31.95
101 Things to Do on the Street is packed with creative and innovative ideas for street games and activities to help young people aged 11-19 explore personal, social and emotional issues.
Specifically designed so that few resources or props are needed, the activities included are all practical, easy to follow, and above all, fun. As well as helping young people get to know each other, they explore issues such as gender stereotypes, offending behaviour, values, trust and street safety. They also aim to improve skills such as teamwork, communication, compromise and negotiation. From role-play and arts and crafts to discussion and quizzes, there are over 100 ideas to meet the needs of young people who choose to meet on the street, which can also be adapted for use elsewhere. This second edition includes information on what detached and outreach work is, tips and ideas on how to get started, staying safe guidelines, and over 30 revised or new activities.
This invaluable resource will be used time and again by outreach youth workers, mobile projects, community development officers, and youth offending teams — in fact anyone working with young people who need tried and tested ideas to engage and motivate outside of building-based provision.
Our Arms: Helping Troubled Kids Do Well. Kathy Regan,
Opening Our Arms is the journey
of one child psychiatric unit and a profound questioning of current
practice in child welfare. In this bird's eye view of a group of
people undertaking major change, the unit transforms itself toward
more humane, trauma-sensitive care based on the Collaborative Problem
Solving Approach of Ross Greene and Stuart Ablom. An extraordinary
and compassionate view of the most troubled children.
Pediatric & Neonatal Dosage Handbook 18th Edition: a Comprehensive Resource for all Clinicians Treating Pediatric and
Neonatal Patients. Carol Taketomo, et al, $66.50
The pediatric population is a dynamic
group, with major changes in pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics taking place
throughout infancy and childhood. Because of these changes, the need for the
evaluation and establishment of medication dosing regimens in children of
different ages is great. THE PEDIATRIC & NEONATAL DOSAGE HANDBOOK is a
trusted resource for all medical professionals managing pediatric patients.
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Pills Are Not for Preschoolers: a Drug-Free
Approach for Troubled Kids. Marilyn Wedge, $17.00
Family therapist Marilyn Wedge offers a
much-needed alternative to the labels and potentially harmful medications that
so often are given to children whose behavior is deemed problematic. In her
provocative new book, Wedge explains why addressing family problems with prescriptives — not prescriptions — can achieve longer lasting and better results for the
entire family. PILLS ARE NOT FOR PRESCHOOLERS demonstrates why family therapy
can be a successful alternative to medications in alleviating the symptoms of
childhood ADHD, depression, anxiety and behavioral issues.
Playing with Fire: Training for Those
Working with Young People in Conflict, 2nd edition. Fiona MacBeth & Nic Fine, $52.95
PLAYING WITH FIRE is a structured manual
and training programme to help youth counsellors work with young people caught
up in conflict and violence. All aspects of conflict are covered, from the
initial igniting spark to the roaring blaze.
The manual includes ideas and session
plans that can be adapted to the needs of a particular group. Sessions include
exercises and activities that explore situations of conflict, develop skills to
deal with them, and rehearse techniques for future use. The training section
outlines how to deliver the programme, including how to use role-play and work
constructively with conflict in the training room.
This second edition includes new
sessions on working with issues of identity and prejudice and working with
wider community issues, as well as new exercises and activities. Appendices
include alternative session plans and ideas on games and group work exercises.
This is a valuable guide for youth practitioners and all those working with
young people who face conflict or violence.
Pocket Guide to Interpersonal Neurobiology:
an Integrative Handbook of the Mind. Daniel Siegel,
Many fields have explored the nature of
mental life from psychology to psychiatry, literature to linguistics. Yet no
common "framework" where each of these important perspectives can be
honored and integrated with one another has been created. Our mental lives are
profoundly relational. The interactions we have with one another shape our
mental world. Yet as any neuroscientist will tell you, the mind is shaped by
the firing patterns in the brain. How can we reconcile this tension — that the
mind is both embodied and relational? Interpersonal Neurobiology is a way of
thinking across this apparent conceptual divide.
This POCKET GUIDE TO INTERPERSONAL
NEUROBIOLOGY is designed to aid in your personal and professional
application of the interpersonal neurobiology approach to developing a healthy
mind, an integrated brain, and empathic relationships. It is also designed to
assist you in seeing the intricate foundations of interpersonal neurobiology as
you explore relatedresources.
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Theory: Neurophysiological Foundations of Emotions, Attachment,
Communication, and Self-regulation. Stephen Porges,
A collection of groundbreaking research by a leading figure in neuroscience. This book compiles, for the first time, Stephen Porges's decades of research. A leading expert in developmental psychophysiology and developmental behavioral neuroscience, Porges is the mind behind the groundbreaking Polyvagal Theory, which has startling implications for the treatment of anxiety, depression, trauma, and autism. Adopted by clinicians around the world, the Polyvagal Theory has provided exciting new insights into the way our autonomic nervous system unconsciously mediates social engagement, trust, and intimacy.
Mood and Anxiety Disorders: a Clinician's Guide.
Cheryl Tatano Beck & Jeanne Watson Driscoll, $94.95
Designed for clinicians
delivering postpartum care, including physicians, midwives,
OB-GYN nurse practitioners, and women's health practitioners,
this text overviews the six different mood and anxiety disorders
that may present during a woman's postpartum year. Postpartum
Mood and Anxiety Disorders focuses on assessment, screening
tools, diagnosis, treatment, and implications for practice,
and includes case studies to integrate the process.
The Practitioner Guide to Skills
Training for Struggling Kids. Michael Bloomquist,
frequently encountered emotional, behavioral, and academic difficulties, this
essential guide shows how to help parents implement proven skills-building
strategies with their kids (ages 5–17). The author draws on over 25 years of
research and clinical practice to provide a flexible program for individual
families or parent groups. The focus is on teaching kids the skills they need
to get their development back on track and teaching parents to cope with and
manage challenging behavior. Featuring vignettes and troubleshooting tips, the Practitioner
Guide is packed with ideas for engaging clients and tailoring the
interventions. In a large-size format for easy photocopying, it contains more
than 60 reproducible handouts and forms.
Also available: Skills Training for Struggling Kids: Promoting Your
Child’s Behavioral, Emotional, Academic, and Social Development. Michael
Bloomquist, $20.50 —- An invaluable client recommendation, which guides parents
to implement Dr. Bloomquist's strategies and includes all of the handouts and
forms they need.
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Promoting Psychological Well-Being in Children with Acute and Chronic Illness. Melinda Edwards & Penny Titman, $34.95
Living with a chronic illness can have a significant psychological impact on a child and his or her family, and it is essential that this aspect of their care is not overlooked.
Promoting Psychological Well-Being in Children with Acute and Chronic Illness provides a comprehensive guide to promoting the psychological well-being of children with chronic illnesses and medical conditions, covering support within health, social services and education. It discusses issues such as the impact of diagnosis and the experiences of children and their families in managing their medical condition and treatment. Strategies to support children and help them to cope with medical conditions are demonstrated, including cognitive behavioural and systemic approaches, and techniques such as relaxation and motivational interviewing. Case examples from clinical practice are given to illustrate the application of psychological ideas and frameworks to a variety of medical conditions and psychological difficulties. The book also includes a comprehensive resources section of where to look for further information.
Psychotherapy for Individuals with
Intellectual Disability. Edited by Robert Fletcher,
This book provides the reader with
insightful and useful ways to provide psychotherapy treatment for individuals
who have intellectual disability. It brings together all three modalities
(individual, couple, and group), and a variety of theoretical models and
techniques are discussed. This book is a major contribution to the effort
to make psychotherapy available to individuals who have ID and should serve to
further stimulate interest in the provision of psychotherapy treatment for
individuals who have ID co-occurring with significant mental health problems.
Psychotherapy with Infants and Young
Children: Repairing the Effects of Stress and Trauma on Early Attachment. Alicia Lieberman & Patricia Van Horn, $28.95
This eloquent book presents an
empirically supported treatment that engages parents as the most powerful
agents of their young children's healthy development. Child-parent psychotherapy
promotes the child's emotional health and builds the parent's capacity to
nurture and protect, particularly when stress and trauma have disrupted the
quality of the parent-child relationship. The book provides a comprehensive
theoretical framework together with practical strategies for combining play,
developmental guidance, trauma-focused interventions, and concrete assistance
with problems of living. Filled with evocative, "how-to-do-it"
examples, it is grounded in extensive clinical experience and important
research on early development, attachment, neurobiology, and trauma.
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The Quiet Mind: Reducing Anxiety. Loretta Oleck, $43.95
- For Children, Teens and Adults
- Easy and Ready to Use Activities
- Includes Book and CD
THE QUIET MIND: REDUCING ANXIETY provides photo-activities to resolve anxiety,
including overcoming fears, decreasing feelings of apprehension, learning to
relax, reducing triggers, and building an inner safety and calm. The
combination of activities and creative options along with the visual cues of
the photographs lay out an easy-to-follow groundwork for healthy and needed
change. The Quiet Mind series is suitable for educators, mental health
professionals, and parents looking for practical and creative ways to modify or
diminish negative behaviors and symptoms.
Resilient Grandparent Caregivers: a
Strengths-Based Perspective. Bert Hayslip Jr. &
Gregory Smith, Editors, $53.50
The study of grandparents raising
grandchildren has tended to have a negative bias, emphasizing the difficulties
such people face and the negative impact that grandparent caregiving has on
them physically, socially, and emotionally. This book seeks to reverse this
trend by taking a positive approach to understanding grandparent caregivers,
focusing on their resilience and resourcefulness. This method reflects a
strengths-based approach and the importance of benefit-finding and positive
coping. Chapters feature information from both qualitative and quantitative
studies and are written by a diverse range of professionals, such as
counselors, psychologists, geriatric social workers, and nurse practitioners,
to provide multidisciplinary perspectives for practitioners working with
The School Psychologist's Survival
Guide, Grades K-12. Rebecca Branstetter, $39.95
THE SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGIST'S SURVIVAL GUIDE
offers help for school psychologists who must often travel to multiple school
sites, deal with students with severe disabilities, meet with concerned
parents, and manage school crises. The book is filled with practical advice,
proven strategies, and useful tools, complete with reproducible forms, letters,
and checklists for busy professionals.
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The Self-Esteem Workbook for Teens: Activities
to Help You Build Confidence and Achieve Your Goals. Lisa Schab, $18.95
Psychologists believe that low
self-esteem is at the root of many emotional problems. When you have healthy
self-esteem, you feel good about yourself and see yourself as deserving of the
respect of others. When you have low self-esteem, you put little value on your
opinions and ideas, and may find yourself fading into the background of life.
Without some measure of self-worth, you cannot accomplish your goals.
In THE SELF-ESTEEM WORKBOOK FOR
TEENS, you will learn to develop a healthy, realistic view of yourself that
includes honest assessments of your weaknesses and strengths, and you will
learn to respect yourself, faults and all. You will also learn the difference
between self-esteem and being self-centered, self-absorbed, or selfish.
Finally, this book will show you how to distinguish the outer appearance of
confidence from the quiet, steady, inner acceptance and humility of true
The book also includes practical
exercises to help you deal with setbacks and self-doubt, skills for dealing
with criticism, and activities that will aid in the development of
self-awareness, self-acceptance, and self-worth. With the right amount of
self-confidence, you will have the emotional resources you need to reach your
Play Therapy for Children, 2nd Edition. Edited by
Heidi Gerard Kaduson & Charles Schaefer, $33.50
Now in a thoroughly revised and
updated second edition, this volume presents a variety of
play approaches that facilitate children's healing in a shorter
time frame. Invaluable for all those optimizing limited time
with clients, the book describes effective methods for individual,
family, and group treatment of children struggling with specific
disorders and life challenges. Featured are detailed, session-by-session
guidelines and lively clinical illustrations that bring diverse
techniques to life. In the second edition, all chapters have
been updated, some with new authors, and five new chapters
have been added on bipolar disorder, PTSD, family and groups
and play, and parent training approaches.
in Adolescents and Young Adults: Translating Developmental
Science into Practice. Candice Alfano, Editor, $75.95
During adolescence, the physical,
cognitive, and behavioral hallmarks of social anxiety disorder (SAD) often make
their first appearance. This developmental period is characterized by rapid
physical growth and sexual maturation, as well as unique emotional and
cognitive developments and underlying neurological changes. At the same time,
increasing social demands, peer pressure, romantic interests, hormonal changes,
and greater independence present a dizzying and sometimes overwhelming array of
challenges. 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. The contributors to this book examine social
anxiety in the lives of young people (aged 12 to 25) in the context of dating
and romantic relationships, alcohol and drug use, performance anxiety and
school refusal, and alongside co-morbid disorders such as depression.
Splitting: Protecting Yourself While
Divorcing Someone with Borderline or Narcissistic Personality Disorder. Bill Eddy & Randi Kreger, $19.95
Divorce is difficult under the best of
circumstances. When your spouse has borderline personality disorder (BPD),
narcissistic personality disorder (NPD), or is manipulative, divorcing can be
especially complicated. While people with these tendencies may initially appear
convincing and even charming to lawyers and judges, you know better — many of
these "persuasive blamers" leverage false accusations, attempt to manipulate
others, launch verbal and physical attacks, and do everything they can to get
SPLITTING is your legal and
psychological guide to safely navigating a high-conflict divorce from an
unpredictable spouse. Written by Bill Eddy, a family lawyer, therapist, and
divorce mediator, and Randi Kreger, coauthor of the BPD classic STOP WALKING ON
EGGSHELLS, this book includes all of the critical information you need to work
through the process of divorce in an emotionally balanced, productive way.
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Starving the Anger Gremlin: a
Cognitive Therapy Workbook on Anger Management for Young People. Kate Collins-Donnelly, $19.95
Starving the Anxiety Gremlin: a
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Workbook on Anxiety Management for Young People. Kate Collins-Donnelly, $22.95
Starving the Stress Gremlin: a
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Workbook on Stress Management for Young People. Kate Collins-Donnelly, $22.95
These creative resources are based on
cognitive behavioural principles that link thoughts, feelings and behaviours.
With engaging activities, the books help young people to understand why they
get anxious, what stresses them, or why they get so angry - and how they can
'starve' these gremlins in order to manage their feelings.
These appealing workbooks use fun
activities, worksheets, and real life stories, and can be used by young people
aged 10+ on their own or with a parent or practitioner. They are also ideal
resources for those working with young people, including mental health
practitioners, social workers, educators, guidance counselors, and youth
Stop Overreacting: Effective Strategies
for Calming Your Emotions. Judith Siegel, $19.95
When you are criticized or rejected, do
you have a tendency to lash out or withdraw entirely? Both types of knee-jerk
reactions can have lasting and unintended consequences, affecting our
friendships, careers, families, and romantic relationships.
STOP OVERREACTING helps you identify
your emotional triggers, discover a new way of processing impulsive thoughts
and feelings, and understand how your emotions can undermine your ability to
think rationally in moments of crisis and stress. You'll learn how to
neutralize overwhelming emotions and choose healthy responses instead of flying
off the handle. It's time to stop overreacting and start feeling collected and
on Eggshells: Taking Your Life Back When Someone You Care
About Has Borderline Personality Disorder, 2nd Edition.
Paul Mason & Randi Kreger, $24.95
Stop Walking on Eggshells has already helped nearly half a million people with friends and family members suffering from BPD understand this destructive disorder, set boundaries, and help their loved ones stop relying on dangerous BPD behaviors. This fully revised edition has been updated with the very latest BPD research and includes coping and communication skills you can use to stabilize your relationship with the BPD sufferer in your life.
The Stop Walking on Eggshells Workbook: Practical Strategies for Living with Someone Who Has Borderline Personality Disorder. Randi Kreger, $29.95
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Struggle for Control: Child and Youth Behaviour Disorders. Helen Slinger & Melanie Wood, National Film Board of Canada, $19.95 (DVD, 57 minutes)
This documentary looks at the causes, symptoms, community resources and treatments of three of the most commonly diagnosed behavior disorders: ADHD, Oppositional Defiant Disorder and Conduct Disorder. Viewers see how these disorders affect the life of the child at home and at school and the effects on the family.
Suffer the Children: the Case against Labeling and Medicating and an Effective Alternative. Marilyn Wedge, $33.50
A persuasive rejection of mainstream child psychiatry that guides parents to understand their child's behavioral problems without stigmatizing diagnoses. Instructive, illuminating, and uplifting, Suffer the Children radically reframes how we as parents, as health professionals, and as a society can respond to problems of childhood in a considerate and respectful fashion.
Survival Guide for Newly Qualified Child and Family Social
Workers. Helen Donnellan
& Gordon Jack, $38.95
So, you've passed your degree and have started your first job. But are you confident about translating the theory into practice? Are you prepared to juggle the workload of a busy social worker? Do you have a plan for your continuing professional development? This practical guide provides a wealth of suggestions to help you to hit the ground running in the early stages of your new career.
Talking to Families About Mental Illness: What Clinicians Need to Know. Igor Galynker, $41.00
A clinician's guide to understanding and responding to the concerns of family members whose loved one suffers from mental illness.
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Social Skills to Youth with Mental Health Disorders. Jennifer
Resetar, Tara Snyder, Michael Sterba, $34.95
Incorporating social skills
into treatment planning for 109 emotional, behavioral
and social disorders, this is a practical guide for therapists,
psychologists and educators striving to improve the lives
of troubled youth.
Testifying in Court: Guidelines and
Maxims for the Expert Witness, 2nd Edition. Stanley
Testifying in court can be a challenging
experience. Novices who are unfamiliar with the judicial environment can feel
insecure about many aspects of their testimony, from the language they use to
the clothes they wear. Even experienced expert witnesses can be flustered by a
skillful lawyer's cross-examination.
For over 20 years, Stanley
Brodsky's TESTIFYING IN COURT has been a trusted guide for expert
witnesses across a variety of professions. Readers have come to know and trust
his sage and good-humored advice on every aspect of the experience from initial
preparations to maintaining power and control during cross-examination. In this
extensively updated edition of his classic text, the author has combined a
wealth of new research with feedback from users of the first edition and his
own evolving experience as an expert witness. As in the first edition, key
principles are addressed in brief essays that draw on real-life scenarios and
end in a take-home maxim.
Therapeutic Exercises for Children:
Guided Self-Discovery Using Cognitive Behavioral Techniques. Robert Friedberg, Barbara Friedberg & Rebecca Friedberg, $31.95
THERAPEUTIC EXERCISES FOR CHILDREN is an
empirically-supported program for helping anxious and depressed children ages 8
to 11. The guide provides specific recommendations for implementing this
cognitive-behavioral program including suggestions for selecting and
individualizing the workbook exercises to meet the specific needs of different
children and groups of children. Theoretical and clinical issues related to the
treatment of anxious and depressed children including indications and contra-indications
for using these techniques, and cultural adaptations. This program makes
therapy fun for children by balancing the teaching of new coping skills with
coaching to help them experientially apply these skills to highly personalized
events in their day-to-day lives. Also includes suggestions for working with
parents, conducting school-based groups, and numerous references.
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Transforming Behavior: Training
Parents & Kids Together. Mary Cook, $75.95
Looking for a proven, flexible, and
cost-effective way to address challenging behavior, social skills development,
and family conflict? Look no further than this ready-to-use group therapy
program, ideal for clinicians working in a range of settings with children 8–12
and their parents.
With 22 adaptable modules (11 for
children, 11 for parents), this field-tested program gives professionals
everything they need to lead group therapy sessions that improve the lives of
whole families. The TRANSFORMING BEHAVIOR program is easy to implement, with a
comprehensive manual and a CD-ROM with dozens of printable worksheets, quizzes,
sample scenarios, and other practical handouts for parents and children. A
program with long-term benefits for children and parents, TRANSFORMING BEHAVIOR
will transform whole families and equip children with social-emotional skills
they'll use for their entire lives.
Experience and the Brain: a Handbook for Understanding and
Treating Those Traumatized as Children. Dave Ziegler,
Traumatic Experience and the
Brain is the result of Dr. Dave Ziegler's three decades
of experience with children traumatized by abuse and/or neglect.
This book details the effect of such trauma on the developing
brain, describing how it actually rewires one's perceptions
of self, others, and the world. It is a book of hope for foster,
natural, and adoptive parents of such "broken" children
and the therapists, teachers and social workers who attempt
to help them.
Complex Traumatic Stress Disorders: an Evidence-Based Guide.
Edited by Christine Courtois & Julian Ford, $63.50
Chronic childhood trauma, such
as prolonged abuse or family violence, can severely disrupt
a person's development, basic sense of self and later
relationships. Adults with this type of history often
come to therapy with complex symptoms that go beyond
existing criteria for PTSD. This important book brings
together prominent authorities to present the latest
thinking on complex traumatic stress disorders and provide
practical guidelines for conceptualization and treatment.
Evidence-based assessment procedures are detailed and
innovative individual, couple, family, and group therapies
are described and illustrated with case vignettes and
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Understanding and Addressing Girls’
Aggressive Behaviour Problems: a Focus on Relationships. Debra Peplar & Bruce Ferguson, Editors, $38.99
UNDERSTANDING AND ADDRESSING GIRLS’
AGGRESSIVE BEHAVIOUR PROBLEMS aims to understand what is going wrong in
children’s relationships that might create, exacerbate, and maintain aggressive
behaviour problems in childhood and adolescence. In this volume, leading
researchers in the aggression field examine, with a particular focus on girls,
how problems develop for children in relationships and how we can help them
develop healthy relationships.
Individual chapters explore biological
and social contexts, including physical health and relationship problems that
might underlie the development of aggressive behaviour problems. Contributors
discuss prevention and intervention strategies that help aggressive children
build the requisite skills and relationship capacities and also shift dynamics
within critical social contexts, such as the family, peer group, classroom, and
school. The support of healthy development not only of children but of their
parents and other important adults in their lives, including teachers, has been
shown to be effective in reducing the burden of suffering associated with
aggression among children and adolescents.
What Children Need to Be Happy,
Confident and Successful: Step by Step Positive Psychology to Help Children
Flourish. Jeni Hooper, $27.95
This book provides a practical model for
helping children flourish and achieve their personal potential in every area of
their lives. Drawing on ideas from positive psychology and child development
theory, the model explores the five key areas of wellbeing: personal strengths,
emotional wellbeing, positive communication, learning strengths, and
resilience. Practical activities are included for each area, and a
questionnaire provides an assessment to enable you to keep track of progress.
Suitable for use with children aged
3–11, this step-by-step guide is an ideal resource for professionals working
with children, including counsellors, social workers, teachers, and
psychotherapists, as well as parents.
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Do When Your Brain Gets Stuck: a Kid’s Guide to Overcoming
OCD. Dawn Huebner, $17.95 (ages 6-12)
What to Do When Your Brain
Gets Stuck guides children and their parents through
the cognitive-behavioral techniques used to treat obsessive
compulsive disorder. This interactive self-help book turns
kids into super-sleuths who can recognize and more appropriately
respond to OCD's tricks. With engaging examples, activities,
and step-by-step instructions, it helps children master the
skills needed to break free from OCD's sticky thoughts and
urges, and live happier lives.
The complete list of books in this
series by psychologist Dawn Huebner:
What to Do When You Dread
Your Bed: a Kid's Guide to Overcoming Problems with Sleep
What to Do When You Grumble
Too Much: a Kid's Guide to Overcoming Negativity
What to Do When You Worry
Too Much: a Kid's Guide to Overcoming Anxiety
What to Do When Your Brain
Gets Stuck: a Kid's Guide to Overcoming OCD
What to Do When Your Temper
Flares: a Kid's Guide to Overcoming Problems with Anger
What to Do When Bad Habits
Take Hold: a Kid’s Guide to Overcoming Nail Biting and More
People Die by Suicide. Thomas Joiner, $22.50
In the wake of a suicide, the most troubling questions are
invariably the most difficult to answer: How could we have
known? What could we have done? And always, unremittingly:
Drawing on extensive clinical and epidemiological evidence,
as well as personal experience, Thomas Joiner brings a comprehensive
understanding to seemingly incomprehensible behavior. Among
the many people who have considered, attempted, or died by
suicide, he finds three factors that mark those most at risk
of death: the feeling of being a burden on loved ones; the
sense of isolation; and, chillingly, the learned ability to
hurt oneself. Joiner tests his theory against diverse facts
taken from clinical anecdotes, history, literature, popular
culture, anthropology, epidemiology, genetics, and neurobiology
- facts about suicide rates among men and women; white and
African-American men; anorexics, athletes, prostitutes, and
physicians; members of cults, sports fans, and citizens of
nations in crisis.
The result offers insight, guidance, and essential information
to clinicians, scientists, and health practitioners, and to
anyone whose life has been affected by suicide.
|| Wishing Wellness: a Workbook for
Children of Parents with Mental Illness. Lisa Anne
Clarke, Illustrated by Bonnie Matthews, $16.50
Wishing Wellness is a workbook for the child whose
mother or father is suffering from a serious mental illness.
Packed with information, interactive questions, and fun activities,
it's an ideal tool for children and their therapists or other
professional mental health workers.
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Working with Alienated Children and
Families: a Clinical Guidebook. Amy Baker & S.
Richard Sauber, Editors, $51.50
No matter how the professional
intersects with families affected by alienation, be it through individual
treatment, reunification therapy, a school setting, or support groups, he or
she needs to consider how to make proper assessments, how to guard against
bias, and when and how to involve the court system, among other challenges.
The cutting edge clinical interventions
presented in this book will help professionals answer these questions and help
them to help their clients. The authors present a range of clinical options
such as parent education, psycho-educational programs for children, and
reunification programs for children and parents that make this volume a useful
reference and practical guide.
Working with Children and Teenagers
Using Solution Focused Approaches: Enabling Children to Overcome Challenges and
Achieve their Potential. Judith Milner & Jackie
Solution focused approaches offer proven
ways of helping children overcome a whole range of difficulties, from academic
problems to mental health issues, by helping them to identify their strengths
Based on solution focused practice
principles, this book illustrates communication skills and playful techniques
for working with all children and young people, regardless of any health,
learning or development need. It demonstrates how the approach can capture
children's views, wishes and worries, and can assist them in identifying their
strengths and abilities. The approach encourages positive decision-making, and
helps children to overcome challenges, achieve their goals and reach their full
potential. The book is packed with case examples, practical strategies, and
This valuable text will be of great use
to a range of practitioners working with children and young people, including
social workers, youth workers, counsellors, teachers and nurses.
Your Child in the Balance: Solving the
Psychiatric Medicine Dilemma. Kevin Kalikow, $25.50
This book deftly navigates the thorny
subject of whether and when to give prescription psychiatric medication to
children and adolescents. A perfect overview for parents looking for an
accessible guide, this book takes readers through the basics of diagnosis and
treatment in children and adolescents. Your CHILD IN THE BALANCE is
chock full of a wide variety of clinical scenarios, each demonstrating the
challenges faced by parents and professionals who are considering the use of
The book teaches the reader how to analyze the risks and benefits that
characterize all medicines and that underlie the decision to medicate. The
principles discussed in YOUR CHILD IN THE BALANCE will resonate with
parents and professionals whether they are considering Ritalin and Adderall or
Prozac and Zoloft. The use of antipsychotics, like Abilify and Risperdal, and
even holistic sleep medicines, like melatonin, are put into an even-handed
perspective, as is the question of whether psychiatric medicines are over or
under prescribed to children. The book concludes with a guide to help all
parents navigate this vexing, but crucial, choice.
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