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Clinical psychology

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Rumination and Related Constructs Causes, Consequences, and Treatment of Thinking Too Much

Rumination and Related Constructs Causes, Consequences, and Treatment of Thinking Too Much

Author: Ashley (Department of Psychology, The College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ, USA) Borders Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2020

Causes, Consequences and Treatment of Rumination: The Science of Thinking Too Much provides a complete synthesis of the existing research on rumination. It features clinical methods for detecting when and why rumination is occurring in clients and includes treatment modalities that have been shown to reduce unnecessary emotional distress. The book also applies a transdiagnostic overview of the broader theory and research on rumination, looking beyond depression to emphasize the wide range of outcomes associated with ruminative thought. Finally, the book examines the developmental origins of rumination (including childhood abuse and the role of negative experiences), and much more.

The Cambridge Handbook of Research Methods in Clinical Psychology

The Cambridge Handbook of Research Methods in Clinical Psychology

Author: Aidan G. C. (University of Pittsburgh) Wright Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/03/2020

This book integrates philosophy of science, data acquisition methods, and statistical modeling techniques to present readers with a forward-thinking perspective on clinical science. It reviews modern research practices in clinical psychology that support the goals of psychological science, study designs that promote good research, and quantitative methods that can test specific scientific questions. It covers new themes in research including intensive longitudinal designs, neurobiology, developmental psychopathology, and advanced computational methods such as machine learning. Core chapters examine significant statistical topics, for example missing data, causality, meta-analysis, latent variable analysis, and dyadic data analysis. A balanced overview of observational and experimental designs is also supplied, including preclinical research and intervention science. This is a foundational resource that supports the methodological training of the current and future generations of clinical psychological scientists.

The Cambridge Handbook of Research Methods in Clinical Psychology

The Cambridge Handbook of Research Methods in Clinical Psychology

Author: Aidan G. C. (University of Pittsburgh) Wright Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/03/2020

This book integrates philosophy of science, data acquisition methods, and statistical modeling techniques to present readers with a forward-thinking perspective on clinical science. It reviews modern research practices in clinical psychology that support the goals of psychological science, study designs that promote good research, and quantitative methods that can test specific scientific questions. It covers new themes in research including intensive longitudinal designs, neurobiology, developmental psychopathology, and advanced computational methods such as machine learning. Core chapters examine significant statistical topics, for example missing data, causality, meta-analysis, latent variable analysis, and dyadic data analysis. A balanced overview of observational and experimental designs is also supplied, including preclinical research and intervention science. This is a foundational resource that supports the methodological training of the current and future generations of clinical psychological scientists.

Schizophrenia and Parenting

Schizophrenia and Parenting

Author: Michael Ferriter Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/03/2020

First published in 1999, this volume examines the history of psychiatry and pathogenic parenting models over the past two centuries and contains the results of a study carried out by the author on the experiences of the parents of patients with Schizophrenia drawn from a sample of parents of patients in a forensic and a community setting. Michael Ferriter draws out the themes of the rival claims of organic and non-organic explanations of disorder, therapeutic optimism and therapeutic pessimism and rivalry between the medical professions and the non-medical for supremacy in the treatment of the mentally disordered. Ferriter further explores the issues of blame and guilt, the quality of interaction between mental health professionals and parents and the relevance of attribution theory as an explanation of why parents might still experience self-blame, even when they have nothing to blame themselves for.

Therapist Performance Under Pressure Negotiating Emotion, Difference, and Rupture

Therapist Performance Under Pressure Negotiating Emotion, Difference, and Rupture

Author: J. Christopher Muran, Catherine F. Eubanks Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/03/2020

This book draws on performance research from neuroscience and cognitive psychology to help therapists negotiate the difficult emotional challenges they face in psychotherapy. Therapists perform under pressure daily when encountering clients who arouse challenging emotions that can rupture the therapeutic alliance. Authors J. Christopher Muran and Catherine Eubanks synthesize decades of accumulated clinical knowledge and experience to provide psychotherapists, supervisors, and trainees with effective strategies for assessing and repairing emotion-based ruptures. In doing so, they demonstrate how therapists of any theoretical orientation can transform emotional ruptures from potential breaking points into opportunities for strengthening alliances with clients and improving outcomes. Clinical illustrations show therapists how to negotiate basic and self-conscious emotions and navigate individual and cultural differences. This book also reviews strategies and principles for therapist self-care, and training therapists via supervision to regulate their emotions and become good models for their clients. This book also includes the complete Rupture Resolution Rating System (or 3RS) manual, a popular assessment tool for measuring and repairing relationships.

OCD in Children and Adolescents The OCD Is Not the Boss of Me Manual

OCD in Children and Adolescents The OCD Is Not the Boss of Me Manual

In a large-size format for easy photocopying, this user-friendly manual presents a tested treatment protocol for children and adolescents (ages 6 to 18) struggling with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Ten flexible modules give clinicians tools for engaging kids and their parents and implementing successful exposure and response prevention activities, as well as other cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) strategies. Each module includes vivid clinical vignettes, sample scripts, tips and tricks drawn from the authors' extensive experience, and numerous reproducible child and parent handouts and worksheets. Purchasers get access to a Web page where they can download and print additional copies of the reproducible materials, in color.

Treating your OCD with Exposure and Response (Ritual) Prevention Therapy Workbook

Treating your OCD with Exposure and Response (Ritual) Prevention Therapy Workbook

In the US over 3 million adults or approximately 2.3% of the population between the ages of 18-54 suffers from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), with a prevalence outranking mental disorders such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and panic disorder. This fully revised new edition of both the therapist guide and workbook is completely reformatted and revised to reflect the most current findings in the field of OCD.

Atypical Interaction The Impact of Communicative Impairments within Everyday Talk

Atypical Interaction The Impact of Communicative Impairments within Everyday Talk

Author: Ray Wilkinson Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/03/2020

Atypical Interaction presents a state-of-the-art overview of research which uses conversation analysis to explore how communicative impairments impact on conversation and other forms of talk and social interaction. Although the majority of people use spoken language unproblematically in social interaction, many individuals have an atypical capacity for communication. The first collection of its kind, this book examines a wide range of conditions where the communication of children or adults is atypical, including autism spectrum disorder, dementia, stammering, hearing impairment, schizophrenia, dysarthria and aphasia. By analyzing recordings of real-life interactions, the collection highlights not only the communication difficulties and challenges faced by atypical communicators and their interlocutors in everyday life, but also the competences and often novel forms of communication displayed. With fourteen empirical chapters from leading scholars in the field and an introductory chapter which provides a background to conversation analysis and its application to the study of atypical interactions, the collection will be an invaluable resource for students, practitioners such as speech and language therapists, and researchers with an interest in human communication, communication diversity and disorder.

Separation Anxiety Disorder in Adults Clinical Features, Diagnostic Dilemmas and Treatment Guidelines

Separation Anxiety Disorder in Adults Clinical Features, Diagnostic Dilemmas and Treatment Guidelines

Separation Anxiety Disorder in Adults: Clinical Features, Diagnostic Dilemmas and Treatment Guidelines provides clinicians and researchers with a comprehensive foundation for the assessment and treatment of adult separation anxiety. With insights on both psychological and pharmacological treatment implications, the book also covers key issues regarding the development and maintenance of separation anxiety, including physiological and evolutionary substrates of attachment and its biological correlates with separation anxiety. Life events and triggers to heightened separation anxiety in adults, as well as clinical indicators are also explored. Clinical review questionnaire measures and structured interview schedules round out this comprehensive resource.

Relational Spirituality in Psychotherapy Healing Suffering and Promoting Growth

Relational Spirituality in Psychotherapy Healing Suffering and Promoting Growth

Author: Steven J. Sandage, David Rupert, George Stavros, Nancy Gieseler Devor Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/02/2020

Spiritual and existential struggles tell a story about the quality of clients' lives, beyond what clinicians can learn from their mental health symptoms alone. This book presents the relational spirituality model (RSM) of psychotherapy, a creative clinical process that engages existential themes to help people make sense of profound suffering or trauma. To promote healing and growth, practitioners using the RSM provide a secure yet challenging therapeutic space, while guiding clients as they explore ways of relating to the sacred in their lives. In this model, therapeutic change is seen as an intense yet safe process of movement and tension between dwelling and seeking, stability and disruption. Assessment and intervention strategies focus on developmental systems' attachment, differentiation, and intersubjectivity to restructure relationships with the self, others, and the sacred. In-depth clinical case examples demonstrate how to respect diverse client perspectives on suffering and trauma, and apply the RSM in individual, couple, family, and group psychotherapy. Readers will find new ways of working within the spiritual, existential, religious, and theological concerns that infuse their clients' struggles and triumphs.

The Oxford Handbook of Infant, Toddler, and Preschool Mental Health Assessment

The Oxford Handbook of Infant, Toddler, and Preschool Mental Health Assessment

The fully revised and updated Oxford Handbook of Infant, Toddler, and Preschool Mental Health Assessment remains the first clinically-informative, research-based reference for those seeking to understand and assess mental health in infants and young children. It details the latest empirical research on measures and methods of infant and young child assessment and provides clinically applicable information for those seeking to stay apprised of the latest empirical research on measures and procedures in early assessment. Through authoritative examination by leading developmental and clinical scholars, this handbook takes a closer look at current developmentally based conceptualizations of mental health function and dysfunction in infants and young children as well as current and new diagnostic criteria in specific disorders such as sensory modulation dysfunction, autism spectrum disorders, affective disorders, and post-traumatic stress disorder. The chapters are presented in four sections corresponding to four broad themes: contextual factors in early assessment; temperament and regulation in assessment of young children; early problems and disorders; and translation and varied applied settings for assessment. Each chapter presents state of the science information on valid, developmentally based clinical assessment and makes recommendations based on developmental theory, empirical findings, and clinical experience. Chapters have been added to cover family assessment, early care and educational environments, new approaches to distinguish temperament from psychopathology, assess language, and implement second stage screening and referral. The volume recognizes and highlights the important role of developmental, social, and cultural contexts in approaching the challenge of assessing early problems and disorders. This new, updated volume will be an ideal resource for teachers, researchers, and a wide variety of clinicians and trainees including child psychologists and psychiatrists, early interventionists, and early special educators.