Destructive Trends In Mental Health

Author: Rogers H. Wright
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135423555
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This book takes as its inspiration the assumption that the atmosphere of intellectual openness, scientific inquiry, aspiration towards diversity, and freedom from political pressure that once flourished in the American Psychological Association has been eclipsed by an "ultra-liberal agenda," in which voices of dissent, controversial points of view, and minority groups are intimidated, ridiculed and censored. Chapters written by established and revered practitioners explore these important issues within the contexts of social change, the ways in which mental health services providers view themselves and their products, and various economic factors that have affected healthcare cost structure and delivery. In short, this book is intended to help consumers, practitioners, and policy makers to become better educated about a variety of recent issues and trends that have significantly changed the mental health fields.

Propaganda In The Helping Professions

Author: Eileen Gambrill
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0195325001
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This incisive look at how propaganda has infiltrated the helping professions is essential reading for social workers, psychologists, and other helping professionals, and is an excellent supplement to courses on critical thinking and introduction to practice.

On Being A Therapist

Author: Jeffrey A. Kottler
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470565470
Size: 43.12 MB
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An updated revision of Jeffrey Kottler′s classic book reveals the new realities and inner experiences of therapeutic practice today For more than 25 years On Being a Therapist has inspired generations of mental health professionals to explore the most private and sacred aspects of their work helping others. In this new edition, he explores many of the challenges that therapists face related to increased technology, surprising research, the Internet, advances in theory and technique, as well as stress in the international and global economy, managed care bureaucracy, patients with anxiety and depression from unemployment, dysfunctional families, poor education, poverty, parenting issues, often court mandated. Consequently, there′s a wealth of new information that explores many forbidden subjects that are rarely admitted, much less talked about openly. Goes deeper than ever before into the inner world of therapist′s hopes and fears Written by Jeffrey Kottler the "conscience of the profession" for his willingness to be so honest, authentic, and courageous New chapters explore dealing with failures, reluctant patients, how clients change therapists, and more There is also increased focus on the therapist′s role and responsibility to promote issues of social justice, human rights, and systemic changes within the community and world at large.

Handbook Of Complementary And Alternative Therapies In Mental Health

Author: Scott Shannon
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0126382816
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Scott Shannon is an MD, president elect of the American Holistic Medical Association, and considered a national expert on holistic psychiatry. In this book he brings together a comprehensive overview of CAM treatments, with information on their effectiveness and safety for specific patient populations and for use in treating specific disorders. Modalities covered include Acupuncture, Nutritional Medicine, Herbal Medicine, Meditation, Biofeedback, Aromatherapy and others. Coverage also includes chapters on the best CAM modalities for treatment of Anxiety and PTSD, Depression, ADD, and Addictions. Each chapter will be in a similar template, beginning with a description of the treatment, it's safety, compatibility with conventional treatments and/or contrindications, scientific documentation of it's efficacy, discussion of which disorders it is best used for, and references. Key Features * Most comprehensive overview of rapidly expanding field * Includes chapters by 24 leading psychiatric/psychological experts in these fields * Documents and rates the research base in each area * Offers practical clinical approaches for four common mental health concerns-depression, anxiety, ADHD, and addictions * Areas not yet covered in professional training * Practices commonly employed by the public (40-50% of the American public use complementary or alternative approaches) * No previous book of this nature or scope

Response To Disaster

Author: Richard Gist
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780876309988
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First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Tuning In Trouble

Author: Jeanne Albronda Heaton
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
ISBN: 9780787901066
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A behind-the-scenes analysis of daytime television talk shows and their hosts charges that the shows exploit their guests and promulgate a simplistic view of psychological problems and their solutions. 25,000 first printing. National ad/promo.

Science And Pseudoscience In Clinical Psychology Second Edition

Author: Scott O. Lilienfeld
Publisher: Guilford Publications
ISBN: 146251751X
Size: 75.37 MB
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This valued resource helps practitioners and students evaluate the merits of popular yet controversial practices in clinical psychology and allied fields, and base treatment decisions on the best available research. Leading authorities review widely used therapies for a range of child, adolescent, and adult disorders, differentiating between those that can stand up to the rigors of science and those that cannot. Questionable assessment and diagnostic techniques and self-help models are also examined. The volume provides essential skills for thinking critically as a practitioner, evaluating the validity of scientific claims, and steering clear of treatments that are ineffective or even harmful. New to This Edition *Reflects the significant growth of evidence-based practices in the last decade. *Updated throughout with the latest treatment research. *Chapter on attachment therapy. *Chapter on controversial interventions for child and adolescent antisocial behavior. *Addresses changes in DSM-5.

Universal Healthcare

Author: Nicholas A. Cummings
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781878978554
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This collection of essays examines the consequence of expanding behavioral healthcare within the context of current healthcare delivery and proposed models of universal care.

Correcting Fallacies About Educational And Psychological Testing

Author: Richard P. Phelps
Publisher: Amer Psychological Assn
ISBN:
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Phelps and a team of measurement specialists describe the current state of public debate about testing across fields, explain and refute the primary criticisms of testing, and present a vigorous defense of testing and practical vision for its promise and future.