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Alliant International University Psychology Collection

Description: Alliant International University donated an electronic collection of psychology books to the Bookshare library as part of their school-wide effort to scan and share its course materials with Bookshare users across the country. #general

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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

Awakening the Heart

by John Welwood

contrast between eastern and western perspectives on the mind and counseling.

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


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

Building Multicultural Competency

by Joseph White and Sheila Henderson

Researchers have discovered that the mental health workforce lacks adequate training and sufficient number of staff to meet the needs of a growing multicultural population. Promising Practices in Multicultural Competency Training addresses this problem, and provides a workable solution relevant to today. Using a Multiracial/Multiethnic/Multicultural Competency Building model, individuals who are dedicated to the study of psychology will learn how to provide mental health services, education, and training to the growing multicultural population.

Date Added: 05/25/2017

Childhood Disorders

by Philip Kendall

In Childhood Disorders, Philip C. Kendall provides an up-to-date summary of the current information about the psychological disorders of childhood - their causes, nature and course - together with discussion and evaluation of the major models that guide psychological thinking about the disorders. Drawing on the research literature and case studies from his own clinical work, Kendall describes each of the major childhood disorders. He goes on to give a detailed consideration of the criteria used to make the diagnoses, a presentation of the latest research findings on the nature of the disorder, and an overview of the methods used and evaluations conducted for the treatment of the disorders. Throughout, the range of normal behavioural variations is set as the backdrop against which to make judgements about psychological disorders, and the role of the family in the onset and course of psychological difficulties is explored. Within the coverage of the treatments of childhood disorders, emphasis is placed upon those treatments that have been empirically evaluated and found to be effective in producing beneficial change for the children. In the end, a series of provocative questions are raised and the reader is asked to recognise and think about the personal and social implications of the decisions that we make regarding how we deal with the disorders of childhood. Childhood Disorders will provide an accessible, up-to-date introduction to the field for both students and professionals alike.

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

Completing Your Thesis or Dissertation

by Fred Pyrczak

In Completing Your Thesis Or Dissertation, Fred Pyrczak has assembled advice and anecdotal examples from seventy-one university professors for students who are frustrated with, or fail to complete, their dissertations. The wealth of techniques and strategies offered will prove invaluable for anyone struggling to complete a thesis or dissertation regardless of subject matter or category of topic. The contributors cover all aspects of the thesis or dissertation process including defending the writing, getting help from others, goals and timelines, outside pressures, overcoming self-doubt and anxiety, the prospectus/proposalm reviewing the literature, rewarding oneself, selecting a committee and chair, selecting a topic, writing, work habits, working with the committe and chair, dealing with writer's block, and more. Completing Your Thesis Or Dissertation should be required reading for all students who are faced with the often daunting task of writing a thesis or dissertation.

Date Added: 05/25/2017

Counseling the Culturally Diverse

by Derald Wing Sue and David Sue

Sue and Sue's important work about counseling diverse populations.

Date Added: 05/25/2017

Cross-Cultural Psychotherapy

by Charles Negy

Table of Contents Part I: Conceptual and Practical Considerations for Effective Therapy 1. Treating Dissimilar Clients: No Longer the Road Less Traveled 1 Charles Negy 2. Competencies for Providing Services to Dissimilar Clients 23 Anthony F Greene 3. Cross-Cultural Assessment: Conceptual Framework and Guiding 35 Principles Lisa A. P. Sanchez-Johnsen and Israel Cuellar 4. Religious Bigotry in Multicultural Psychology and Therapy 61 Charles Negy and Christopher J. Ferguson Part II: Racial and Ethnic Populations 5. Introduction to Hispanic Americans and Latinos/as 77 Miguel Angel Cano and Flor Vanessa Perez 6. Mexican American Psychology: Theory and Clinical Application 85 Linda G. Castillo and Miguel A. Cano 7. Psychological Issues with Puerto Ricans: A Review of Research Findings 103 Consuelo Arbona and Baisilisa Virella 8. Immigration History and Therapy Considerations with Hispanics from Cuba, Central and South America 133 Edward Anthony Delgado-Romero, Angela Rojas-Vilches, and Kimber L. Shelton 9. African American Clients: History and Therapy Considerations 161 Nique Fajors and Charles Negy 10. Caucasian (White) Americans: The Forging of an Identity and Culture 187 Christopher Aaron Myers, Dawna Cricket Martita Meehan, and Charles Negy 11. Assessment and Psychotherapy with Asian Americans 207 Eddie Yu-Wai Chiu 12. Cultural Bereavement and Sense of Coherence: Implications for Psychotherapy with Southeast Asian Refugees 237 Eddie Yu-Wai Chiu 13. Psychotherapy with Asian Indian Immigrants: Evolving Issues 251 and Concerns Vidyulata Kamath, Benjamin A. Orooji, and Christopher J. Ferguson 14. Multiracial/ethnic Clients: History, Models, and Treatment Implications 269 Charles Negy, Jenny L Klein, and Eva D. C. Brantley 15. Therapy with Native American Clients 289 Charles Negy 16. Mental Health Counseling with Arab Americans 309 Christopher J. Ferguson PART III: Other Culturally Diverse Populations 17. Feminist Therapies: Working with Diverse Women 327 Shelley M. Park 18. Affirmative Counseling and Psychotherapy with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Clients 363 Dean M. Amadio and Ruperto M. Perez 19. Working with Disabilities: Client, Therapist, Treatment, and Family Variables 401 Cliff McKinney 20. Older Adults: The Emerging Population for the 21st Century 413 Andrea Dixon Rayle

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

Culturally Responsive Cognitive-behavioral Therapy

by Pamela A. Hays and Gayle Y. Iwamasa

This engaging volume describes the application of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) with people of diverse cultures and discusses how therapists can refine CBT to increase effectiveness.

Date Added: 05/25/2017

Culture In Special Education

by Maya Kalyanpur

Examines the impact of culture and special education.

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

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

Disability and the Muslim Perspective

by Rooshey Hasnain and Laura Cohon Shaikh and Hasan Shanawani

This publication will fill a void in the literature on disability intended for use by rehabilitation and health care professionals. We highlight both the difficulties and successes that Muslims with disabilities experience as they seek access to the opportunity to live a meaningful life. The growing number and diversity of Muslims in the United States challenges disability and health care providers and researchers to understand this population's perspectives, experiences and ways of practicing Islam, particularly relative to health care, disability and rehabilitation.

Date Added: 05/25/2017

Disability-Specific Hassles

by Robin Timm

This study explored the nature of disability-specific stressors encountered by people with disabilities (PWD), examined the relationship between these unique events and psychological well-being, and determined the role that disability identity plays in the experience of stress. People with disabilities encounter many stressors comparable to those experienced by other minority groups including stigma, prejudice, and discrimination (Olkin. 1999). However, well-researched measures of stressful events have poorly captured the types of unique stressors experienced by PWD (Thoits, 1991). Therefore, this study developed a new measure, the Disability-Specific Hassles Scale(DSHS) to aid in identifying stressors and examining their impact on psychological well-being.

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

Emotions in the Practice of Psychotherapy

by Robert Plutchik

The circumplex model of emotions has been an extremely valuable paradigm for understanding personality, psychopathology, and interpersonal relations over the past 30 years. In this volume, Robert Plutchik extends his model to inform the practice of psychotherapy across all theoretical orientations and therapeutic modalities. Beginning with a description of the role of emotions in symptom formation, Plutchik demonstrates how the circumplex model has relevance not only to emotions, but to personality traits, personality disorders, and ego defenses as well. He presents a unique compendium of therapist tactics for uncovering emotions and encouraging their expression. He examines the many distinctions between social conversation and therapeutic communication and describes specific strategies of intervention found to be helpful to therapeutic enterprise.

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

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

Getting Past No

by William Ury

Book discusses negotiation skills in a user friendly way. Applies to multiple disciplines and personal issues.

Date Added: 05/25/2017

Handbook of Asian American Psychology

by Lee C. Lee and Nolan W. S. Zane

With the landmark publication of the Handbook of Asian American Psychology, professionals, students, and researchers now have a handy reference on topics that are germane to the understanding of Asian Americans. In recent years, the Asian American population has seen an explosion not only in size but also in diversity. As a result, the research and literature has reflected this explosion with a mass of new material presented in various journals on different Asian American subgroups. However, much of these research articles focus too narrowly on one subgroup, on disparate topics, and are published in varied disciplinary journals. Until now, there hasnÆt been a single-volume resource that integrates descriptions and evaluations of current research on all ethnic subgroups of Asian Americans. The Handbook of Asian American Psychology stands alone as the most comprehensive handbook on Asian Americans. A select group of prominent scholars and clinicians focus on a wide range of topics, including: + Racism + Family violence + Addictive behaviors + Interracial marriage + Academic achievement and performance + Interpersonal relations + Career development + Mental health services and treatment This bold new handbook provides insights into the diverse and varied nature of Asian American cultures and communication and makes a distinguished contribution to the body of knowledge on Asian Americans. It will be highly valued by professionals, students, and academics in ethnic studies, psychology, clinical and counseling psychology, social welfare, developmental psychology, gender studies, family studies, nursing, gerontology, research methods, and interpersonal communication

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

The HIPAA Compliance Kit

by Ofer Zurr

The kit provides you with the most basic understanding of the regulations and offers practical ways to achieve compliance. Unlike the original lengthy and hard-to-follow legislation, this kit is written in simple, understandable language. The kit does not provide the state-by-state preemption analysis, which you can obtain from your state board or national professional organization. With basic knowledge of your state’s mental health laws many psychotherapists may be able to apply the regulations, as described in this kit, to their practices. This kit uses parts of California law as an example of the preemption analysis.

Date Added: 05/25/2017

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