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Clinical psychology

See below for a selection of the latest books from Clinical psychology category. Presented with a red border are the Clinical psychology books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Clinical psychology books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

Systemic Constellations

Systemic Constellations

Author: Damian Janus Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/06/2021

Changing Emotion With Emotion

Changing Emotion With Emotion

Author: Leslie S. Greenberg Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/05/2021

This book presents principles and methods for working with emotion in psychotherapy to address the core maladaptive processes that cause anxiety, depression, and other common mental health disorders. Mental health providers confront emotional suffering every day, yet working with emotion is rarely explicitly taught in most clinical graduate programs. There is evidence that emotional experience in therapy relates to therapy outcome, across multiple diagnoses. This research has given rise to strategies that address the core maladaptive processes that cause distress and dysfunction, rather than specific diagnoses. Methods described in this book can help clients with all types of disorders to 'arrive at,' or fully experience, their painful maladaptive emotions, and then 'leave' these emotions by accessing new, adaptive emotions. These methods include helping clients sit with painful feelings, access bodily felt experience, identify unmet needs, and articulate the meaning of an emotion. Excerpts from moment-to-moment clinical dialogues help demonstrate techniques such as memory reconsolidation, providing corrective emotional experiences, chair work, and imaginal re-entry to past situations.

Clinical Supervision

Clinical Supervision

Author: Carol A. Falender, Edward P. Shafranske Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/05/2021

Clinical supervision is the cornerstone of professional training in psychology. In this long-awaited second edition of their now-classic guide, Falender and Shafranske demonstrate the clinical supervisor's central role in orienting and socializing graduate students, interns, and postdoctoral fellows into psychology as a profession. The authors promote a competency-based approach to supervision, wherein supervisors establish expectations and standards to help new clinicians build clinical competence, develop their professional identity, and shape future practice with psychology's values and hopes. The chapters cover such topics as what makes for good and effective supervision, building multiculturalism and diversity competence in supervision, alliance in supervisory relationships, ethical and legal perspectives and risk management, and evaluation in the supervisory process. This updated edition incorporates the best of 15 years of research developments and evidence-based practice in clinical supervision.

International Handbook of Threat Assessment

International Handbook of Threat Assessment

In recent history, planned violent attacks have persisted in the United States and abroad. Ranging from targeted attacks on private individuals, public figures, schools, universities, corporations, and public venues, among others, these attacks have continued to illustrate the need for improved threat assessment and management efforts at local and national levels. In the few years since its publication in 2014, the International Handbook of Threat Assessment has become the gold standard textbook for the prevention of targeted violence. With this new edition, editors J. Reid Meloy and Jens Hoffmann have expanded their landmark text, reflecting the rise of scholarship and growth within the field of threat assessment and management. The book spans across disciplines and explores the foundations of threat assessment, the fields of practice in which it is utilized, and provides detail on practical applications from the most notable threat assessors and programs in North America, Europe, and Australia. Since the first edition, new chapters focusing on lone actor terrorism, insider threats, cyberthreats, the use of artificial intelligence, bystander effects, and enhanced interviewing techniques, offer new guidance for threat assessment professionals. International Handbook of Threat Assessment is the comprehensive resource for mental health practitioners, law enforcement, and professionals working to prevent targeted violence. This guide will serve as inspiration for further research and equip those working to intercept harm with the necessary tools for intervention.

Revolutionizing Trauma Treatment

Revolutionizing Trauma Treatment

Author: Babette Rothschild Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/05/2021

Being able to monitor and modulate a trauma client's dysregulated nervous system is one of the practitioner's best lines of defence against traumatic hyperarousal going amok-risking consequences such as dissociation and decompensation. This paperback edition of Babette Rothschild's The Body Remembers Volume 2, clarifies and simplifies autonomic nervous system (ANS) understanding and observation. It includes a full-colour table that distinguishes six levels of arousal, which has proven to be an essential clinical tool, presenting a new and useful distinction between trauma-induced hypoarousal and the low arousal that is caused by lethargy or depression. Multiple therapeutic transcripts illuminate key points in trauma treatment, including stabilising clients who dissociate, identifying and implementing hidden somatic resources, and utilising good memories and somatic markers. With an authoritative yet personal voice, Rothschild's book is essential reading for anyone working with those who have experienced trauma. The full-colour ANS table is also available separately as a laminated desk reference card.

Advances in the Study of Behavior

Advances in the Study of Behavior

Advances in the Study of Behavior, Volume 53 provides users with the latest insights in this ever-evolving field. New chapters in this release include Cooperative breeding in birds, Interactive singing in birds: What have we learned in the last 20 years? Pied babblers, Mate choice in frogs, Dogs, and Do hosts of avian brood parasites discriminate parasitic vs. predatory threats? A review.

Retraining the Brain

Retraining the Brain

Author: Sheila Rauch, Carmen McLean Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/04/2021

Rauch and McLean bridge the gap between neuroscience research and the treatment of PTSD patients. Individuals with PTSD have developed automatic associations between specific stimuli and traumatic events. As a result, these individuals experience intense fear when exposed to the stimuli, even though the original threat is no longer present. This book presents prolonged exposure therapy (PE), a specific manualized exposure therapy program for PTSD. A variant of exposure therapy, PE is a cognitive behavioral approach designed to reduce pathological anxiety and related emotions by helping patients approach relatively safe but distress-provoking thoughts, memories, situations, and stimuli, with the goal of reducing unhelpful emotional reactions to those stimuli. Informed by extensive research but written for clinicians, the book explains how neuroscience can guide our application of the three key components of PE: (1) psychoeducation about the nature of trauma, (2) in vivo exposure to trauma reminders, and (3) imaginal exposure to the memory of the traumatic event followed by processing of the imaginal and other exposures.

Non-Violent Resistance

Non-Violent Resistance

Author: Haim (Tel-Aviv University) Omer Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/04/2021

Non-violent resistance (NVR) is an approach for parents and other caregivers that helps to increase presence and overcome impulsive and dangerous behaviors, while reducing conflict and escalation. The practical, evidence-based advice accompanies a detailed list of all the new applications of NVR and an overview of the supporting literature. A step-by-step presentation of the treatment is laid out alongside a useful model on escalation and its prevention. The approach achieves high parent engagement and cooperation, with over twenty controlled studies showing that NVR effectively reduces parental helplessness, parental impulsiveness, parent-child conflicts, and family discord.

Non-Violent Resistance

Non-Violent Resistance

Author: Haim (Tel-Aviv University) Omer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/04/2021

Non-violent resistance (NVR) is an approach for parents and other caregivers that helps to increase presence and overcome impulsive and dangerous behaviors, while reducing conflict and escalation. The practical, evidence-based advice accompanies a detailed list of all the new applications of NVR and an overview of the supporting literature. A step-by-step presentation of the treatment is laid out alongside a useful model on escalation and its prevention. The approach achieves high parent engagement and cooperation, with over twenty controlled studies showing that NVR effectively reduces parental helplessness, parental impulsiveness, parent-child conflicts, and family discord.

Undoing Aloneness and the Transformation of Suffering into Flourishing

Undoing Aloneness and the Transformation of Suffering into Flourishing

Author: Diana Fosha Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/04/2021

This book updates clinical guidance and theory for Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP), an approach that gives patients corrective emotional and relational experiences that mobilize changes in the brain. Practitioners of AEDP understand psychopathology as a byproduct of internal working models, borne out of insecure attachment experiences, that now thwart adaptive functioning in adulthood. The goal of AEDP is to be therapeutically present with patients and their pain and to guide them to have a new experience-a good experience-thus rewiring memory and capacity to reflect. Updates to the AEDP approach (moving it into its second iteration, or 2.0 ) leverage emerging findings from the field of affective neuroscience to enhance individuals' healing and transformation. The authors demonstrate the power of relational work by sharing excerpts and analysis of clinical session transcripts. In each chapter, they engage different aspects of the AEDP model to show how emotional suffering can be transformed into adaptive connection, even for individuals with histories of neglect, abuse, and complex trauma.

Women and the Psychosocial Construction of Madness

Women and the Psychosocial Construction of Madness

Author: Noel Hunter, Harshad Keval Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/04/2021

Women and the Psychosocial Construction of Madness focuses on the question of madness as it is experienced by women within gendered sociopolitical contexts. Contributors to this edited collection engage with a diverse range of topics, including black and ethnic minority women's experiences of psychosis, psychosis in transwomen, sexual trauma and psychosis, the doctor-patient relationship, and women's experiences of mental health treatment and recovery. Chapters span the disciplines of psychoanalysis, sociology, women's studies, critical theory, and madness studies.

Reassembling Models of Reality

Reassembling Models of Reality

Author: Aldrich Chan Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/04/2021

Therapists must rely on their clients' reporting of experience in order to assess, treat and offer help. Yet we all experience the world through various filters of one sort or another, and our experiences are transformed through several nonconscious processes before reaching our conscious awareness. Science, philosophy and wisdom traditions share the belief that our awareness is very restricted. How, then, can anyone accurately report their experience, let alone get help with it? Neuropsychologist Aldrich Chan examines how our experience of reality is assembled and shaped by biological, psychological, sociocultural and existential processes. Each chapter explores processes within these domains that may act as veils . Topics in the book include: the default mode network, cognitive distortions, decision-making heuristics, the interconnected mind, memory and cultural concepts of distress. By understanding the ways in which reality can be distorted, clinicians can more effectively help their clients reach their personal psychotherapeutic goals.