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Psychotherapy

See below for a selection of the latest books from Psychotherapy category. Presented with a red border are the Psychotherapy 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 Psychotherapy books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

Reflections of a Cynical Clinical Psychologist

Reflections of a Cynical Clinical Psychologist

Author: Max Heinrich Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/03/2020

Presenting first-hand accounts from the 'front line', Reflections of a Cynical Clinical Psychologist provides the reader with a participant experience of the daily ups and downs of a US mental health professional. Vividly describing actual clinical events ranging from tragic to comedic, this book calls attention to the human realities of the system's dysfunction. Illustrated throughout by anecdotes based on the author's 50 years' experience and observations in the field, the book focuses on 'the system' as the problem, identifying the limitations in current mental health policy with the emphasis misplaced onto profit rather than optimal patient care. These anecdotes are organized by themes such as the harsh treatment of patients by staff; loss in the workplace; anomalous staff behavior; problems with the legal system; and clinically unexpected and bizarre episodes. The value of humor as a stress reducer, social leveler and a means to make incisive points, is highlighted throughout. This is important reading for mental health professionals, policy makers and those interested in humanizing social policy.

The Serious Business of Being Happy A Cognitive Behavior Workbook to Bring Happiness to Every Day of Life

The Serious Business of Being Happy A Cognitive Behavior Workbook to Bring Happiness to Every Day of Life

Author: Russell (University of Virginia, USA) Grieger Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/03/2020

The Serious Business of Being Happy combines scientific research and clinical experience to lay out a wealth of strategies to bring about happiness with oneself, other people, and daily life in general. Suitable for a wide range of mental health professionals, the book provides an applicable, comprehensive step-by-step approach to fulfilling a happy life. Chapters draw on Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy and Cognitive Behavior Therapy theory and practice to illustrate key areas where happiness can be maximized, including identifying life purpose and sacred principles, finding happiness with oneself, and finding happiness with others. Also included is a personalized 'Happiness Action Plan', along with case examples, exercises and reflections, to translate the ideas into concrete action. Leaving aside the psychobabble and feel-good cliches, The Serious Business of Being Happy is a valuable resource for practitioners working with individuals to build a positive psychology in everyday life.

The Serious Business of Being Happy A Cognitive Behavior Workbook to Bring Happiness to Every Day of Life

The Serious Business of Being Happy A Cognitive Behavior Workbook to Bring Happiness to Every Day of Life

Author: Russell (University of Virginia, USA) Grieger Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/03/2020

The Serious Business of Being Happy combines scientific research and clinical experience to lay out a wealth of strategies to bring about happiness with oneself, other people, and daily life in general. Suitable for a wide range of mental health professionals, the book provides an applicable, comprehensive step-by-step approach to fulfilling a happy life. Chapters draw on Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy and Cognitive Behavior Therapy theory and practice to illustrate key areas where happiness can be maximized, including identifying life purpose and sacred principles, finding happiness with oneself, and finding happiness with others. Also included is a personalized 'Happiness Action Plan', along with case examples, exercises and reflections, to translate the ideas into concrete action. Leaving aside the psychobabble and feel-good cliches, The Serious Business of Being Happy is a valuable resource for practitioners working with individuals to build a positive psychology in everyday life.

Reflections of a Cynical Clinical Psychologist

Reflections of a Cynical Clinical Psychologist

Author: Max Heinrich Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/03/2020

Presenting first-hand accounts from the 'front line', Reflections of a Cynical Clinical Psychologist provides the reader with a participant experience of the daily ups and downs of a US mental health professional. Vividly describing actual clinical events ranging from tragic to comedic, this book calls attention to the human realities of the system's dysfunction. Illustrated throughout by anecdotes based on the author's 50 years' experience and observations in the field, the book focuses on 'the system' as the problem, identifying the limitations in current mental health policy with the emphasis misplaced onto profit rather than optimal patient care. These anecdotes are organized by themes such as the harsh treatment of patients by staff; loss in the workplace; anomalous staff behavior; problems with the legal system; and clinically unexpected and bizarre episodes. The value of humor as a stress reducer, social leveler and a means to make incisive points, is highlighted throughout. This is important reading for mental health professionals, policy makers and those interested in humanizing social policy.

Exposure Therapy for Child and Adolescent Anxiety and OCD

Exposure Therapy for Child and Adolescent Anxiety and OCD

Exposure is the most important component of therapy for anxiety disorders and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) in children and adolescents. Unfortunately, few clinicians offer this treatment, making it very difficult for youth and their families to seek effective care. Exposure Therapy for Child and Adolescent Anxiety and OCD delivers a succinct yet comprehensive guide to the use of exposure therapy with youth suffering from anxiety and OCD. Within the heart of this book, clinicians will discover a clear, step-by-step model, illustrated with sample dialogue, for engaging their young patients in this most effective treatment. Detailed case examples bring to life the application of all forms of exposure (in vivo, imaginal, and interoceptive) to a wide range of anxiety and OCD presentations. Beyond teaching the mechanics for implementing exposure, the authors present a clinical model for understanding how exposure works, synthesizing the key issues from current competing theories. This model can enhance the ability of clinicians to apply exposure to new and more challenging presentations. The authors review common challenges to implementing exposure in real-world settings and assist clinicians in overcoming frequently encountered barriers. Within this compact book, clinicians will find a comprehensive guide to build their expertise in the delivery of exposure therapy for children and adolescents suffering from anxiety disorders or OCD.

Sexual Attraction in Therapy Managing Feelings of Desire in Clinical Practice

Sexual Attraction in Therapy Managing Feelings of Desire in Clinical Practice

Author: Michael Shelton Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/02/2020

This accessible book offers effective protocol for engaging in better sexual decision-making in clinical practice. It demonstrates that damaging sexual behaviors are often the result of a process in which a clinician progresses towards the crossing of a client-clinician boundary. Sexual Attraction in Therapy explores state-of-the art research from a multitude of related fields and includes sage advice on how to recognize personal risk factors, manage arousal, identify counterproductive sexual behaviors, and use self-talk to exit sexual situations. Sexual boundary violations usually follow a much longer insidious process and the book carefully discusses and highlights the warning signs for clinicians, which can develop into sexual predicaments affecting their lives and those of their clients, their workplaces and colleagues, and the reputation of the mental health field. Chapters provide essential guidance so that therapists can monitor progress along the 'sexual decision cycle' and, importantly, create organizations far more resistant to poor sexual decision-making. This text is an excellent teaching guide for clinicians and treatment professionals who seek therapeutic growth for both clients and themselves. Clinicians will be able to improve their decision-making and prevent themselves from engaging in damaging sexual behaviors, and organizations can redesign their approach to include preventative practices.

Sexual Attraction in Therapy Managing Feelings of Desire in Clinical Practice

Sexual Attraction in Therapy Managing Feelings of Desire in Clinical Practice

Author: Michael Shelton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/02/2020

This accessible book offers effective protocol for engaging in better sexual decision-making in clinical practice. It demonstrates that damaging sexual behaviors are often the result of a process in which a clinician progresses towards the crossing of a client-clinician boundary. Sexual Attraction in Therapy explores state-of-the art research from a multitude of related fields and includes sage advice on how to recognize personal risk factors, manage arousal, identify counterproductive sexual behaviors, and use self-talk to exit sexual situations. Sexual boundary violations usually follow a much longer insidious process and the book carefully discusses and highlights the warning signs for clinicians, which can develop into sexual predicaments affecting their lives and those of their clients, their workplaces and colleagues, and the reputation of the mental health field. Chapters provide essential guidance so that therapists can monitor progress along the `sexual decision cycle' and, importantly, create organizations far more resistant to poor sexual decision-making. This text is an excellent teaching guide for clinicians and treatment professionals who seek therapeutic growth for both clients and themselves. Clinicians will be able to improve their decision-making and prevent themselves from engaging in damaging sexual behaviors, and organizations can redesign their approach to include preventative practices.

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.

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.

Principle-Guided Psychotherapy for Children and Adolescents The FIRST Program for Behavioral and Emotional Problems

Principle-Guided Psychotherapy for Children and Adolescents The FIRST Program for Behavioral and Emotional Problems

Author: John R (Harvard University, MA) Weisz, Sarah Kate Bearman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/02/2020

Presenting a fresh approach to child and adolescent therapy, this book identifies five principles at the heart of the most potent evidence-based treatments--and shows how to apply them. Clinicians learn efficient, engaging ways to teach the skills of Feeling Calm, Increasing Motivation, Repairing Thoughts, Solving Problems, and Trying the Opposite (FIRST) to 5- to 15-year-olds and their parents. FIRST principles can be used flexibly and strategically in treatment of problems including anxiety, posttraumatic stress, depression, and misconduct. In a convenient large-size format, the book features reproducible parent handouts, decision trees, and other clinical tools. Purchasers get access to a Web page where they can download and print these materials, plus Spanish-language versions of the parent handouts.

Social Psychology and Counseling Issues and Applications

Social Psychology and Counseling Issues and Applications

Author: Douglas A. Kleiber Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/02/2020

Social Psychology and Counseling offers a rather innovative approach to the social psychological underpinnings of professional mental health services in two respects. First, while psychology has been applied to the subject of mental health in the past, little effort has been directed to link the typical topics of social psychology to the subject of counseling practice. Thus, this volume examines such traditional social psychological topics as conformity, aggression, interpersonal attraction and prejudice with specific attention to the ways in which extant research and theory in such areas can inform professional practice. Second, most of the authors in this volume are engaged in professional practice while recently completing academic training in scholarly investigations required for a Ph.D. While most of the authors are thus in early stages of their careers, they offer especially contemporary interpretations of both research and practice related to such issues as risky behavior among adolescents, violent tendencies of incarcerated offenders, impacts of social media use on depression, social influences on eating disorders and body dissatisfaction, school violence, and consequences of stereotype threat. Chapters deal with implications for policy as well as psychotherapy, and perspectives from positive psychology are used in considering the enhancement of mental health and interpersonal relations as well as the prevention of mental health problems. Finally, the critical social theory that serves to ground a commitment to social justice in the programs of most of the authors is reflected here in chapters that challenge assumptions of mainstream social psychology particularly around issues of race and culture.

Appalachian Americans Issues and Concerns for Counseling and Psychotherapy

Appalachian Americans Issues and Concerns for Counseling and Psychotherapy

Author: Daya Singh Sandhu Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/02/2020

Appalachian Americans: Issues and Concerns for Counseling and Psychotherapy, an edited book written by Drs. Daya Singh Sandhu, Jeffrey Parsons, Quentin Hunter, has recently made debut in the fields of multicultural and cross-cultural scholarship and practice as sui generis, a unique book of its kind in many ways. This is perhaps one of the few books that brings counseling needs and mental health problems of the Appalachian people at the forefront for the first time. Generally, Appalachian Americans have been neglected, overlooked, or just forgotten. Since the Civil Rights Act 1964, when culturally different, racially diverse, and people of color started getting attention as an integral part of the American society, multiculturalism became one of the major research interests of social scientists. Most of the multicultural scholarship focused on the cultural identity, cultural worldviews, cultural values of five major racial groups which included, European Americans, African Americans, Latina/Latino Americans, Asian Americans, and Native Americans. Appalachian Americans: Issues and Concerns for Counseling and Psychotherapy is very different, unique, and distinct from most of the previous multicultural publications. This book is not based on the racial or cultural identity of the Appalachian people, it is distinctly based on the issues relating to social marginalization, economic and social injustices, and inequities. It focuses much of its attention on the impact of the oppression and marginalization on Appalachian people's lives. In its very are attempt, this powerful book explores and discusses the effects of geography on the personality and special rules for living of the Appalachian Americans. Appalachian trails also called trails of tears, have been sadly neglected by the multicultural scholarship and institutions of higher learning. While people in the other parts of the country enjoy beautiful sceneries of mountains and their ranges, people from Appalachia call their challenges of life as mountains of problems. The contributors of this book are commended for opening new vistas and visions for the Appalachian people to tread proudly and fearlessly on many unbeaten paths of their lives without worrying about becoming prisoners of mountains. More than ethnic, cultural, and racial conflicts, Appalachian people face more economical and environmental racism and discriminations mostly caused by the big corporations who are hungry for coal from the Appalachia. Many authors have discussed issues relating to social, psychological, and environmental needs of the Appalachian people and offered strategies of social justice and advocacy to deal with poverty, injustices, and social marginalization that is so prevalent in the Appalachian Land. The aim of this textbook is to address the mental health problems and counseling needs of the Appalachian people and it is indispensable for mental health professionals, professional counselors, psychologists, social workers, psychiatrists, and all other people interested in the physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being of the Appalachian people. I hope it will adorn your home library soon.