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Commencing with the Reed Review, this book is about policy and strategy developments, and the implementation of the ensuing chages by forensic mental health nurses. Services and units around the country are at different stages of development, which is reflected in this work.
Susan Miller, author of two foundational works on shame (The Shame Experience [TAP, 1985/1993pbk]; Shame in Context [TAP, 1996]), now turns to disgust, an intriguing emotion that has received little attention in the professional literature. For Miller, the psychological study of disgust revolves around boundary issues: We tend to feel disgusted about things (from bodily processes to decaying organic matter to ethnic attributes of "foreign" people) that lie on the border between our sense of self and nonself or between our sense of "good self" and "bad self.&
Investigative and Forensic Interviewing: A Personality-Focused Approach looks at the personality styles most commonly encountered in the criminal justice system and demonstrates how to use this insight to plan and conduct a productive interview. The book includes chapters on narcissistic, antisocial, psychopathic, borderline, inadequate/immature, paranoid, and schizotypal personalities. Written by forensic psychologists and former FBI investigators, each chapter begins with a vignette that displays the personality of an interviewee investigators might encounter in a forensic setting and then covers:
Finally, each chapter applies all of this information to an actual interview based on the opening vignette.
"One of the most accessible and useful books about habits that I have read." – Amazon Reviewer In Boost, a tech entrepreneur teaches you how to create good habits using psychology and technology. You’ll read dozens of fascinating stories, from the 13-year-old girl who landed a clothing line at Nordstrom to the little-known origins of the 20th century’s most famous Paul McCartney melody. Along the way, take a look at compelling psychological research to learn why charitable people live longer, why you’re likely to fail when your willpower is strongest, and much more.
The narrator of this book is named Renee. Her last name is not revealed, nor are many other circumstances of her life. What is revealed, however, is far more unusual, far more extraordinary. In perfect, almost painfully vivid language, Renee has revealed her journey into the depths of schizophrenia, and her step-by-step return to sanity. In doing so, she has created a human document without peer in the literature of madness.
The purpose of this book is to expose students of the helping professions, counselors, teachers, college professors, mental health workers, and social workers to the unique characteristics of representative American subgroups and to effectively assist these same professionals as they work with clients and/or students from these populations.
This much-needed volume gives clinicians essential strategies for managing the complexities of bipolar disorder and tailoring treatment to each patient’s changing needs. Highly readable, accessible, and pragmatic, the book provides expert guidance on critically important treatment questions. It addresses which medications to try and at what dosages, what psychosocial interventions are most helpful at different phases of the illness, how to continually monitor and fine-tune treatment to keep patients functioning well, and how to involve family members productively.
The study of dissociation is relevant to anyone undertaking research or treatment of mental health problems. Cognitive Behavioural Approaches to the Understanding and Treatment of Dissociation uses a cognitive approach to de-mystify the processes involved in linking traumatic incidents to their effects.Kennedy, Kennerley and Pearson present a full and comprehensive understanding of mental health problems involving dissociative disorders and their treatment, bringing together an international range of experts.
Do you feel plagued by negative thoughts about yourself, overwhelmed by loneliness, paralysed by a fear of failure? If so, you’re not alone. The good news is that with effective treatment you can overcome depression – and once you do, you will be better equipped to prevent its recurrence. In this new book world-renowned cognitive therapist and bestselling author Robert Leahy shows how you can alleviate the effects of major depressive disorders. Inside you’ll learn how to: – Change your attitude and banish unpleasant, intrusive thoughts.
This is the first book written on clinical research and work related to the development of applied trauma psychology in Hong Kong. Contributed by numerous reputable researchers and clinicians, the book covers updated research on and practice in assessment and understanding psychological sequel including psychological distress and growth of traumatic experience, evidence-based clinical intervention, rehabilitation services for people affected by various traumatic stresses including interpersonal trauma like child sexual abuse and family violence, health and medical trauma such as infectious disease and the pain related to end of life, mass trauma and disaster including community psychological support programme developed in Hong Kong and Sichuan, as well as the rationale for mainstreaming trauma training in university education.T
A mouthwatering guide to incorporating the most brain-friendly foods into your everyday life. Days filled with energy, a bright mood, no memory lapses, a good night’s sleep—that’s what the Brainpower Cookbook can help you achieve. It’s the go-to-book for brain-healthy eating. Our expert nutritionists have created 175 great-tasting recipes that will help protect your brain and boost alertness, concentration, and energy.With this book, you will:• Learn how the brain functions and discover what foods affect your brainpower and how you feel.•
This volume is an approachable, comprehensive overview of the behavioural science and neuroscience of our impulsive choices and their relation to delay discounting – the tendency to devalue temporally distant rewards or punishments, even though they may greatly outbalance the immediate benefit of our choices. The cutting-edge researchers who contributed to this volume have documented cross-species similarities in impulsive decision making and pioneered the neuroscience of impulsive choice. In this text they provide insights into harmless impulsive acts as well as those that dominate and destory lives.
From the author of the New York Times bestseller that defined nature-deficit disorder and launched the international children-and-nature movement, Vitamin N (for “nature”) is a complete prescription for connecting with the power and joy of the natural world right now, with-500 activities for children and adults-Dozens of inspiring and thought-provoking essays-Scores of informational websites-Down-to-earth adviceIn his landmark work Last Child in the Woods, Richard Louv was the first to bring widespread attention to the alienation of children from the natural world, coining the term nature-deficit disorder and outlining the benefits of a strong nature connection–from boosting mental acuity and creativity to reducing obesity and depression, from promoting health and wellness to simply having fun.
“Happiness is a spiritual path. The more you learn about true happiness, the more you discover the truth of who you are, what is important, and what your life is for.”Be Happy! is the follow-up to Robert Holden’s best-selling Happiness NOW! In this book, Robert gives you a front-row seat on his 8-week happiness program—famously tested by independent scientists for the BBC-TV documentary called How to Be Happy. Step-by-step he introduces you to a set of proven techniques, principles, meditations, and insights that will help you be happy now! Key lessons include:• Follow Your Joy — stop chasing happiness and start enjoying your life as it happens• The Happiness Contract — undo mental and emotional blocks to happiness and success• The Receiving Meditation — increase your natural capacity for happiness and abundance• The Forgiveness Practice — give up all hopes for a better past and be happy now• The Gift of Happiness — use the power of happiness to bless your life and benefit others “This happiness training not only changes the way you feel; it actually changes the way your brain functions.”
Hey, gorgeous!You know how you’re always thinking about getting more organized? More focused? Healthier? Changing up your hair routine? And so many other things?It’s time to stop thinking about it and do it! We know getting started seems overwhelming; we’ve been there. We’re both busy professionals and moms, so we know how self-care gets pushed to the side. But that’s not the way it should be!We want to help you become your best self—that’s why we teamed up to write Get It! And gathered all our favorite tips, tricks, and secrets to help you get whatever “it” you want: Get Centered, Get on Track, Get Organized, Get Healthy, Get Fit, Get Beautiful Hair, Get Flawless Skin, Get Made Up, Get Stylish and Sexy—in just minutes a day.F
Trial-Based Cognitive Therapy (TBCT) is a new model of cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) that organizes standard cognitive and behavioural techniques in a step-by-step fashion, making CBT more easily mastered by the new therapist, more easily understood by the patients, and simpler to be implemented, whilst still maintaining flexibility and CBT’s recognized effectiveness.Dividing thirty key features into two parts: ‘Theory and Practice’, this concise book explores the principles of TBCT, explains the techniques developed throughout TBCT therapy to change dysfunctional cognitions, and provides a clear guide to the distinctive characteristics of TBCT.T
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Joy is the root of happiness.
Joy is a sustainable state that fuels our creativity and inspiration for innovation. It strengthens our ability to attract friends and to get along with people. Learning to cultivate joy is the fundamental secret to success. In this long-awaited follow-up to the New York Times bestselling Search Inside Yourself, Chade-Meng Tan shows us how anyone, no matter where they are, can access this source of happiness.
Meng writes, “If you have been unhappy, or you are happy and aspire to be even happier, know that your happiness set point can be upgraded.
This is a 3-in-1 reference book. It gives a complete medical dictionary covering hundreds of terms and expressions relating to clinical depression. It also gives extensive lists of bibliographic citations. Finally, it provides information to users on how to update their knowledge using various Internet resources.
Many people are responsible for taking care of an aging parent, an ailing spouse, or a handicapped child and do so out of love, devotion, or obligation, and many others have caretaking occupations in the areas of nursing, social work, counseling, and so on. But there are other less benign caretakers in our midst. These people have an excessive need to be needed, and they assume the caretaking role not out of love, obligation, or choice of profession but due to unconscious motivations over which they have little control.
Exploring concepts of ageing, personhood, capacity, liberty, best interests and the nature and ethics of palliative care, this book will help those in the caring professions to understand and engage with the thoughts and arguments underpinning the experience of dementia and dementia care. Dementia is associated with ageing: what is the significance of this? People speak about person-centred care, but what is personhood and how can it be maintained? What is capacity, and how is it linked with the way a person with dementia is cared for as a human being? How should we think about the law in relation to the care of older people? Is palliative care the right approach to dementia, and if so what are the consequences of this view? What role can the arts play in ensuring quality of life for people with dementia? In answering such questions, Julian Hughes brings our attention back to the philosophical and ethical underpinnings of dementia care, shedding new light on the significance and implications for those in the caring professions, academics and researchers, and those living with dementia and their families.
Authors: Alford, C. FredThis book examines the social contexts in which trauma is created by those who study it, whether considering the way in which trauma afflicts groups, cultures, and nations, or the way in which trauma is transmitted down the generations. As Alford argues, ours has been called an age of trauma. Yet, neither trauma nor post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are scientific concepts. Trauma has been around forever, even if it was not called that. PTSD is the creation of a group of Vietnam veterans and psychiatrists, designed to help explain the veterans’ suffering.
In A Mood Apart, one of the country’s most distinguished psychiatrists–an internationally renowned authority in the field–examines mood disorder as an affliction of the self, exploring the human experience of manic depressive illness, rediscovering the human being within the diagnosis.
A fascinating look at compulsive hoarding by a woman whose mother suffers from the disease.To be the child of a compulsive hoarder is to live in a permanent state of unease. Because if my mother is one of those crazy junk-house people, then what does that make me?When her divorced mother was diagnosed with cancer, New York City writer Jessie Sholl returned to her hometown of Minneapolis to help her prepare for her upcoming surgery and get her affairs in order. While a daunting task for any adult dealing with an aging parent, it’s compounded for Sholl by one lifelong, complex, and confounding truth: her mother is a compulsive hoarder.
From the child taunted by her playmates to the office worker who feels stifled in his daily routine, people frequently take out their pain and anger on others, even those who had nothing to do with the original stress. The bullied child may kick her puppy, the stifled worker yells at his children: Payback can be directed anywhere, sometimes at inanimate things, animals, or other people. In Payback, the husband-and wife team of evolutionary biologist David Barash and psychiatrist Judith Lipton offer an illuminating look at this phenomenon, showing how it has evolved, why it occurs, and what we can do about it.R
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