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The Psychology of Blacks

by Joseph White and Thomas A. Parham and Adisa Ajamu

This book highlights the limitations of traditional psychological theories and approaches when applied to African descent people.

Date Added: 05/25/2017

Students with Learning Disabilities at Graduate and Professional School

by Stanley J. Antonoff

This comprehensive text examines strategies to help students with learning and attentional disabilities get the most out of their graduate school experience.

Date Added: 05/25/2017

Nature's Operating Instructions

by Kenny Ausubel and J. P. Harpignies

This engaging collection of essays, culled from the Bioneers Conference, explores the possibilities for eco-consciousness to infiltrate and transform the industrial economy. The subtitle refers not to conventional corporate biotech (which is denounced in several essays, including Elaine Ingham's account of a genetically modified bacterium that could have wiped out all terrestrial plant life), but innovations based on the wisdom and engineering prowess of Mother Nature. On the micro-level, these include self-cleaning paints modeled on the structure of leaves, bacteria that eat oil spills and gardens that treat sewage run-off and sequester heavy metals. On the macro-level, they include industrial processes that, like thrifty ecosystems, recycle wastes or eliminate them altogether, and experiments with a "new paradigm for agriculture" inspired by prairies. The bird's-eye view is offered by Paul Hawken, Amory Lovins and Hunter Lovins, who advocate a natural capitalism based on the flow of services rather than the production of goods. Some of the pieces are written by green entrepreneurs touting their wares, with a less than meticulous accounting of performance and costs, and the eco-moralizing can sometimes be heavy-handed. But the articles are stuffed with intriguing ideas, and while they sound a necessary alarm about environmental destruction, they also point the way forward to solutions. Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

Date Added: 05/25/2017

Cognitive Therapy of Depression

by Aaron T. Beck

Classic in psychology. Discusses the cognitive behavioral perspectives of treating depression.

Date Added: 05/25/2017

Evaluator Competencies

by Darlene F. Russ-Eft and Marge J. Bober and Ileana de la Teja and Tiffany A. Koszalka and Marguerite Foxon

Evaluator Competencies, based on research by the International Board of Standards for Training, Performance, and Instruction, identifies the competencies needed for evaluating organizational settings.

Date Added: 05/25/2017

How Clients Make Therapy Work

by Karen Tallman and Arthur Bohard

Offers an integrative and constructive view of the client as the primary agent of change in psychotherapy. Covers the spectrum, including difficult and despairing clients. For therapists and residents.

Date Added: 05/25/2017

Seven Life Lessons of Chaos

by F. David Peat and John Briggs

Introduces the major ideas of chaos theory. Shows how they can be used metaphorically in day to day living.

Date Added: 05/25/2017

Steps to Independence for People with Learning Disabilities

by Dale S. Brown

The booklet is designed to help learning disabled (LD) adults become economically independent and fulfill their potential. Introductory chapters define LD and specify such types of LD as auditory perceptual problems, catastrophic responses, directional problems, disinhibition, perceptual problems, and short term memory problems. Psychological effects of never being diagnosed are noted as well as potential dangers of being labeled. Suggestions for securing a professional diagnosis and for diagnosing one's self are given. Parents are encouraged to find practical solutions to family life problems and to teach independent living skills. Vocational aspects are examined, including searching for a job, choosing the right one, and being proud of one's job. Ideas are listed for analyzing strengths and weaknesses to overcome one's own handicap. The importance of social skills training is stressed. Practical coping strategies for dealing with perceptual problems (visual perception, dyslexia, and auditory perception) and central nervous system disorganization (directionality, hyperactivity, disinhibition, catastrophic response, and perseveration) are addressed. A final chapter lists sources of further information, professional help, and self help groups.

Date Added: 05/25/2017

Culturally Diverse Children and Adolescents

by Ian A. Canino and Jeanne Spurlock

Child assessment and treatment is complicated by numerous factors: developmental variables, how and where symptoms are expressed, and the different ways that parents and teachers may perceive and define problem behavior. The clinician's task is further compounded when clients are culturally diverse children and adolescents dealing with multiple social stressors. Now in a revised and updated second edition, this volume guides mental health practitioners in conducting culturally competent, effective work with economically disadvantaged youngsters from African American, Asian American, Latino, and Native American backgrounds. From distinguished clinicians and educators Ian A. Canino and the late Jeanne Spurlock, the new second edition is sure to succeed its predecessor as a widely used clinical resource and text.

Date Added: 05/25/2017

The Turning Point

by Fritjof Capra

Capra discusses the philosophical implications of modern science.

Date Added: 05/25/2017

Learning from My Mother's Voice

by Jean Lau Chin

"As the reader takes Jean Lau Chin’s guided tours through myth and cultural history, it is clear that these stories are more than entertainment: They represent cultural messages about living as a woman. The juxtaposition of Chinese and Western myths with their similarities and differences, followed by the author’s incisive analysis of contemporary stories depicting Asian women in print and on the screen, provide culturally driven connections to perceptions and behaviors of Chinese women both individually and in relation to the world. Through these stories, a rich tapestry of information about Chinese women and Chinese American women emerges. The stereotypical Chinese woman fails to appear as the various lenses of ethnicity, gender, location, and epoch make explicit the diversity that exists within any ethnic group and liberate us by providing an informed array of images and possibilities." From Book

Date Added: 05/25/2017

Designing and Using Organizational Surveys

by Allan H. Church and Janine Waclawski

This book will serve as an excellent primer for executives and practitioners who are about to embark on an organizational survey

Date Added: 05/25/2017

Narrative Therapy

by Jill Freedman and Gene Combs

Offers a fundamental understanding of the narrative approach to therapy and illustrates some of the potential applications of the technique.

Date Added: 05/25/2017

The Making of a Therapist

by Louis Cozolino

To help fellow psychotherapists stay sane by covering what wasn't taught in school, Cozolino (Pepperdine U., CA) offers advice based on his extensive clinical experience. Emphasizing the personal and emotional aspects of the profession rather than its theoretical orientations (though he does advise training in at least two), he presents survival strategies, principles, and suggested readings. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Date Added: 05/25/2017

Learning to be Old

by Margaret Cruikshank

What does it mean to grow old in America today? Is successful aging our responsibility, and what will happen if we fail to grow old gracefully? Especially for women, the onus on the aging population in the U.S. is growing rather than diminishing. Gender, race, and sexual orientation have been reinterpreted as socially constructed phenomena, yet aging is still seen through physically constructed lenses. This book helps put aging in a new light, neither romanticizing nor demonizing it. Feminist scholar Margaret Cruikshank looks at a variety of different forces affecting the progress of aging including fears and taboos, multicultural traditions, and the medicalization and politicization of natural processes. Through it all, we learn a better way to inhabit our age whatever it is.

Date Added: 05/25/2017

Black American Men Who Stutter

by Derek Eugene Daniels

Complete abstract: The purpose of this qualitative investigation was to develop an understanding of how communicative, cultural and race-ethnic factors affect the identity and lifestyle of Black American men who stutter. The majority of stuttering research in the field of communication disorders is designed to reflect quantitative paradigms that focus primarily on physical actions of speech. Moreover, many writers and investigators allude to the idea that racial, ethnic and cultural dimensions influence the lives of people who stutter, but rarely will one find in-depth studies to document this supposition. This study was designed to expand knowledge of what it means to be a person who stutters, and how communicative, cultural and race-ethnic factors affect one's identity and lifestyle. The primary investigator conducted semi-structured interviews with six participants. An initial 60 to 90 minute videotaped interview was designed to elicit each participant's life experience of being both a Black American male and a person who stutters. During this initial interview, the participant was also asked to respond to a contrived scenario. Data were analyzed for major and minor themes using a dramaturgical methodology (i.e., abstracting major and minor themes about (a) being Black American, (b) being a person who stutters, (c) identity and (d) lifestyle). The primary investigator conducted a follow-up interview with each participant approximately a week later to assess the credibility of the data analysis. Based on findings from the narrative interpretations and scenario answers, two major themes emerged: (a) avoidance and (b) perseverance. Minor themes included (a) race-ethnic dimensions to the participant's life experience, (b)perceptions of stuttering as physical actions of speech with little associated social implications, (c) negative self-esteem and (d) personal identity conflicts. Results indicate that communicative, cultural and race-ethnic factors influence the lives of Black American men who stutter.

Date Added: 05/25/2017

Handbook of Psychotherapy Case Formulation

by Tracy D. Eells

Psychotherapy case formulation : history and current status / Tracy D. Eells -- The traditional psychoanalytic approach to case formulation / Stanley B. Messer, David L. Wolitzky -- The Core Conflictual Relationship Theme : a basic case formulation method / Lester Luborsky -- Cyclical maladaptive patterns : case formulation in Time-Limited Dynamic Psychotherapy / Hanna Levenson, Hans H. Strupp -- The Plan Formulation Method / John T. Curtis, George Silberschatz -- The Idiographic Conflict Formulation method / J. Christopher Perry -- Configurational Analysis : states of mind, person schemas, and the control of ideas and affect / Mardi J. Horowitz, Tracy D. Eells -- Case formulation in interpersonal psychotherapy of depression / John C. Markowitz, Holly A. Swartz -- Interpersonal case formulation : describing and explaining interpersonal patterns using the structural analysis of social behavior / William P. Henry -- Plan Analysis / Franz Caspar -- Case formulation in Cognitive Analytic Therapy / Anthony Ryle, Dawn Bennett -- Cognitive-Behavioral Case Formulation / Jacqueline B. Persons, Michael A. Tompkins -- Case formulation in Dialectical Behavior Therapy for borderline personality disorder / Kelly Koerner, Marsha M. Linehan -- Case formulation in behavior therapy : problem-solving and functional analytic strategies / Arthur M. Nezu ... [et al.] -- Case formulation in process-experiential therapy / Rhonda Goldman, Leslie S. Greenberg.

Date Added: 05/25/2017

What Disability Service Providers Should Know About Psychiatric Disabilities

by Ed Filo

This book examines the legal implications in accommodating students with psychiatric disabilities in college. Case law, OCR letters, and other applications are discussed.

Date Added: 05/25/2017

Survey Research Methods

by Floyd J. Fowler Jr.

Popular with those who want to collect, analyze, or read about survey data this book provides a sound basis for evaluating how each aspect of a survey can affect its precision, accuracy and credibility. Coverage includes: Improved techniques for evaluating survey questions, the latest options available to researchers in using the computer and the Internet for surveys, recent methodological findings to enhance survey research.

Date Added: 05/25/2017

Disabilities Online Services Center

by Nina Ghiselli

Appropriate services and accommodations allow students~with disabilities to have opportunities equal to their nondisabled peers. This dissertation demonstrates how services to students with disabilities can be increased through an online service entitled Disabilities Online Services Center (DOSC). This unique service allows students to request accommodations and attain information about academic policies and services external to the academic community. Additionally, teachers, training directors, tutors, and others involved in education and training can obtain information about how to make the academic and internship environment more accessible. Providing these services electronically increases information and access to various groups while increasing compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. This dissertation includes the theory, rationale, and steps made in the creation of DOSC. DOSC is currently in its conceptual stage and has not yet been implemented.

Date Added: 05/25/2017

United We Stand

by Eliana Gil

This book is written for individuals with multiple personalities, and explains what multiplicity is, why it develops, how to understand it, and when and how to seek help. Multiples have too long suffered with nagging worries about being crazy or so unique that they cannot have friends or companionship. This book defines multiplicity as a creative and life-saving adaptive strategy, not as a "disorder" or sign of mental illness.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


by Malcolm Gladwell

In his landmark bestseller The Tipping Point, Malcolm Gladwell redefined how we understand the world around us. Now, in Blink, he revolutionizes the way we understand the world within. Blink is a book about how we think without thinking, about choices that seem to be made in an instant-in the blink of an eye-that actually aren't as simple as they seem. Why are some people brilliant decision makers, while others are consistently inept? Why do some people follow their instincts and win, while others end up stumbling into error? How do our brains really work-in the office, in the classroom, in the kitchen, and in the bedroom? And why are the best decisions often those that are impossible to explain to others?In Blink we meet the psychologist who has learned to predict whether a marriage will last, based on a few minutes of observing a couple; the tennis coach who knows when a player will double-fault before the racket even makes contact with the ball; the antiquities experts who recognize a fake at a glance. Here, too, are great failures of "blink": the election of Warren Harding; "New Coke"; and the shooting of Amadou Diallo by police. Blink reveals that great decision makers aren't those who process the most information or spend the most time deliberating, but those who have perfected the art of "thin-slicing"-filtering the very few factors that matter from an overwhelming number of variables.

Date Added: 05/25/2017


by Theodore Roszak and Mary E. Gomes and Allen D. Kanner

"A breakthrough book. It makes crystal clear that the natural world is not just an `environment' around us, but it is us, existing inside our souls and minds."--Jerry Mander "A very exciting book of enormous interest for everyone concerned with the future of our species--environmentalists and legislators, industrialists and educators, you and me. Its message should become part of Western thought."--Jane Goodall --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

Date Added: 05/25/2017

The Experience of Being a Bear

by Douglas Allan Graves

The study attempted to understand the phenomenon of a gay subculture of men who call themselves bears. A review of literature described a bear as a man with a hairy body, facial hair, and a husky, burly body type. Bears are defined by particular values, norms, and sanctions, establishing them as a distinct subculture. The bear subculture reportedly started in the mid-1980s, due to exclusionary practices by other gay males. Ideals for body image, disposition, and behavior disqualified many average men from being considered attractive, resulting in exclusion from many social arenas. This study attempted to provide a foundation for understanding one group within the gay community in order to provide the groundwork and justification for research, free of presuppositions and bias towards outdated research, for other subcultures in the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community. Phenomenological methodology was determined to be the best way to study the bears, focusing solely on the actual experience of being bear. Following traditions in phenomenological research, several methods were maintained in order to reduce and remove suppositional contamination, including writing an epoche’, utilizing a process to clear suppositional thought, engaging in a reduction phase creating meaning units, allowing thematic groups to naturally emerge within a reconstruction phase, and developing a final essential statement of the bear experience. The results of this study confirm much of the historical and contextual data found in the review of literature. However, the results found that although a bear experienced himself as inclusive of others, the bear community establishes norms, values, and sanctions that exclude many men from being identified as bears. The results indicate that bears who experience rejection from the gay male majority recreate the rejecting attitudes within their own subculture. The gay male community recreates the exclusionary practice experienced in the American mainstream. As it expands, the phenomenon of becoming the rejecter rather than remaining the rejected appears to be a universal human phenomenon. A discussion about this phenomenon, other findings, and a call for further research can be found in Chapter 5.

Date Added: 05/25/2017

A.D.D. & Romance

by Jonathan Scott Halverstadt

This book examines what it is like to have ADD and be in a relationship.

Date Added: 05/25/2017

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