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The Psychic and the Swamp Man

by Kathleen Martell Gordon

In this odd and beguiling first novel, Gordon introduces a case of characters who cheerfully blur the boundaries between the normal, the abnormal, and the paranormal.

Psychic Children

by Sylvia Browne

A child's world is filled with extraordinary things - vivid imagination, imaginary friends, simple, Zen-like naiveté, and a peculiar sense of right and wrong, good and evil. Sylvia Browne recognises these as signs that all children have extraordinary psychic gifts and abilities - including ourselves as children. PSYCHIC CHILDREN is written from Sylvia Browne's personal experience. After her own psychic abilities were revealed at the age of three, her mother tolerated but never encouraged her startling talent. Browne's own son would exhibit amazing abilities of his own as a toddler, which she fully embraced and supported. Over a lifetime, Sylvia Browne has learned that psychic gifts are present at an incredibly tender age. They are, in her view, special blessings from God. Some children learn to develop them while others are pressed to ignore them. In PSYCHIC CHILDREN she illuminates the phenomenon, issuing a call to society for more understanding and acceptance of these remarkable children.

Psychic Empowerment for Health and Fitness

by Joe H. Slate

Everyone knows working out at the health club raises your level of physical fitness. But did you realize that exercise and diet are only the starting point for achieving peak bodily health? Studies and countless real-life cases have shown that our minds also hold an enormous power to directly affect our physical well-being. Finally, here's a guide to personal health centered around the mental and spiritual dimensions of physical well-being. Psychic Empowerment for Health and Fitness explains how you can use your inborn psychic power as a practical tool for improving your health. This book continues the work begun in Dr. Slate's previous book, Psychic Empowerment, by blending traditional health and fitness concepts with an innovative, psychic approach to well-being. You'll master astral projection, self-hypnosis, psychokinesis, and other powerful psychic techniques to boost your spiritual and mental "fitness." By exercising your inner potential, you will actually begin to transform your body from the inside out! Discover how to strengthen your immune system, accelerate healing, manage your weight-even reverse the aging process. There are no limits to the health benefits you'll experience when you tap the powers of your own mind!

Psychic Experiences

by Arthur Conan Doyle

Extracted from the book Survival by Arthur Conan Doyle, this ebook gives an insight into Conan Doyle's personal psychic experiences and conclusions, including his thoughts on religion and spiritualism, science and spiritualism, the death of his son, and his wife's experiences with spiritualism.The Paranormal, the new ebook series from F&W Media International Ltd, resurrecting rare titles, classic publications and out-of-print texts, as well as new ebook titles on the supernatural-other-worldly books for the digital age. The series includes a range of paranormal subjects from angels, fairies and UFOs to near-death experiences, vampires, ghosts and witchcraft.

Psychic Intelligence

by Terry Jamison Linda Jamison

The Psychic Twins have amazed audiences all over the world with their eerie predictions that have proven to be true, including the events of 9/11, the Times Square Terrorist incident, natural disasters and more. They've also worked with countless clients who report that their predictions later came to be true. Although the Twins have an undeniable gift in this area, we all have psychic capabilities-- and in this book they show you how to strengthen your own, look into your future, and change your destiny. In PSYCHIC INTELLIGENCE, Terry and Linda Jamison explain, step-by-step, how to dissolve the blocks that can prevent you from using and trusting your own intuition. By exploring what they call the Four Clairs: clairvoyance, clairaudience, clairsentience, and claircognizance, you will be able to tap into these feelings and in turn:--Create strong and worthwhile relationships, including finding true love--Attract wealth and abundance-Know when to make a career change, and what the new path should be--Experience vibrant health--Discover your authentic self and life's purposeNow, at a time of real economic and social uncertainty, when hope is needed and so many are feeling confused and fearful, PSYCHIC INTELLIGENCE will show readers that we all have the power to tap into and control our own destiny.

Psychic Sisters (Sweet Valley Twins #70)

by Jamie Suzanne Francine Pascal

Extrasensory perception ... Jessica and Elizabeth Wakefield are so different, it's sometimes hard to believe they're twins until the day they discover that they can read each other's minds! When their friends hear about the twins' special talent, they convince them to be the star performers in the upcoming school talent show. But one morning the twins wake up to discover that their gift is gone. Now Jessica and Elizabeth must figure out how to convince people that they're still psychic. Otherwise, they'll be the laughingstocks of the entire school!

The Psychic Workshop

by Kim Chestney

Using a unique workshop format, this book reveals how to enhance psychic ability simply by doing. From ESP to communicating with a loved one who has passed over, readers discover how to foster their hidden talents while lifting the veil that lies between the real world and the heavens.

Psycho

by Robert Bloch

After stealing from the bank where she works, Mary's plans for escape and a new life are ended when she has the misfortune to stop at a secluded motel.

Psycho

by Robert Bloch

It was a dark and stormy night when Mary Crane glimpsed the unlit neon sign announcing the vacancy at the Bates Motel. Exhausted, lost, and at the end of her rope, she was eager for a hot shower and a bed for the night. Her room was musty buy clean and the plumbing worked. Norman Bates, the manager, seemed nice, if a little odd. . . . Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.

Psycho-Cybernetics

by Maxwell Maltz

This book provides step by step exercises on how to change our lives for the better and how to reprogram ourselves for success.

Psycho House

by Robert Bloch

This is the third in the Psycho trilogy. Note: There are some blank pages in the book as judged by the numbering, but all the text is there.

Psycho Logic

by Craig Faustus Buck

A cop accidentally taints evidence. A killer goes free. The cop is defrocked and now lives in his car. Years later, their lives collide again on Malibu Beach and to cop winds up killing the murderer, launching a thrill ride through a dark world of blackmail, pornography, torture, betrayal, vengeance, love, guilt, passion, murder, muscle cars and valet parking.

Psycho: A Novel

by Robert Bloch

Robert Bloch's Psycho captivated a nation when it appeared in 1959. The story was all too real-indeed this classic was inspired by the real-life story of Ed Gein, a psychotic murderer who led a dual life. Alfred Hitchcock too was captivated, and turned the book into one of the most-loved classic films of all time the year after it was released. Norman Bates loves his Mother. She has been dead for the past twenty years, or so people think. Norman knows better though. He has lived with Mother ever since leaving the hospital in the old house up on the hill above the Bates motel. One night Norman spies on a beautiful woman that checks into the hotel as she undresses. Norman can't help but spy on her. Mother is there though. She is there to protect Norman from his filthy thoughts. She is there to protect him with her butcher knife.

Psycho USA

by Harold Schechter

AMERICA'S MOST COLD-BLOODED! In the horrifying annals of American crime, the infamous names of brutal killers such as Bundy, Dahmer, Gacy, and Berkowitz are writ large in the imaginations of a public both horrified and hypnotized by their monstrous, murderous acts. But for every celebrity psychopath who's gotten ink for spilling blood, there's a bevy of all-but-forgotten homicidal fiends studding the bloody margins of U.S. history. The law gave them their just desserts, but now the hugely acclaimed author of The Serial Killer Files and The Whole Death Catalog gives them their dark due in this absolutely riveting true-crime treasury. Among America's most cold-blooded you'll meet * Robert Irwin, "The Mad Sculptor": He longed to use his carving skills on the woman he loved--but had to settle for making short work of her mother and sister instead. * Peter Robinson, "The Tell-Tale Heart Killer": It took two days and four tries for him to finish off his victim, but no time at all for keen-eyed cops to spot the fatal flaw in his floor plan. * Anton Probst, "The Monster in the Shape of a Man": The ax-murdering immigrant's systematic slaughter of all eight members of a Pennsylvania farm family matched the savagery of the Manson murders a century later. * Edward H. Ruloff, "The Man of Two Lives": A genuine Jekyll and Hyde, his brilliant scholarship disguised his bloodthirsty brutality, and his oversized brain gave new meaning to "mastermind." Spurred by profit, passion, paranoia, or perverse pleasure, these killers--the Witch of Staten Island, the Smutty Nose Butcher, the Bluebeard of Quiet Dell, and many others--span three centuries and a host of harrowing murder methods. Dramatized in the pages of penny dreadfuls, sensationalized in tabloid headlines, and immortalized in "murder ballads" and classic fiction by Edgar Allan Poe and Theodore Dreiser, the demonic denizens of Psycho USA may be long gone to the gallows--but this insidiously irresistible slice of gothic Americana will ensure that they'll no longer be forgotten.

Psychoanalytic Diagnosis, Second Edition

by Nancy Mcwilliams

This acclaimed clinical guide and widely adopted text has filled a key need in the field since its original publication. Nancy McWilliams makes psychoanalytic personality theory and its implications for practice accessible to practitioners of all levels of experience. She explains major character types and demonstrates specific ways that understanding the patient's individual personality structure can influence the therapist's focus and style of intervention. Guidelines are provided for developing a systematic yet flexible diagnostic formulation and using it to inform treatment. Highly readable, the book features a wealth of illustrative clinical examples. New to This Edition Reflects the ongoing development of the author's approach over nearly two decades. Incorporates important advances in attachment theory, neuroscience, and the study of trauma. Coverage of the contemporary relational movement in psychoanalysis. *A number of the case examples are entirely new.

Psychoanalytic Thinking in Occupational Therapy

by Lindsey Nicholls Julie Cunningham-Piergrossi Margaret Daniel Carolina de Sena-Gibertoni

This book is the first to use psychoanalysis as a basis for exploring how occupational therapists do their work, and it incorporates a new conceptual model to guide practice. The authors emphasize the role of the unconscious in all that people do and are, and argue that activities (or occupations) are simultaneously real (i.e. tangible) and symbolic. Ideal for academic and clinical occupational therapists, this book will also appeal to psychotherapists.

Psychodrome

by Simon Hawke

Psychodrome- An intergalactic scavenger hunt that sends its players across the stars in a game player for keeps... a game where the lines between reality and computer-generated fiction blur, and the only sure thing is that there is no sure thing. Now Arkardy O'Toole has entered Psychodrome. A gambler down on his luck, O'Toole hopes to pick up quick cash- and avoid some nasty characters that he's accidentally crossed. But his past has followed him into the game, and he and his teammates soon find out that if Psychodrome doesn't kill them, reality will...

Psychodynamic Counselling

by Susan Howard

Psychodynamic Counselling in a Nutshell explains in clear, jargon-free style, the concepts at the heart of the psychodynamic approach, and, drawing on case material, describes the therapeutic practice which rests on those ideas. Assuming no previous knowledge of the subject, the book introduces: - the history of the approach, - the key main concepts, and - practical techniques used by practitioners In the first chapter, the author introduces a client, John, whose case is revisited throughout the book, connecting together theory and practice for the reader. This new and revised edition also now includes new material on supervision and ethics, on Freud and Jung, and on outcome research and the most recent developments in the field. Psychodynamic Counselling in a Nutshell is the ideal place to start for anyone reading about the psychodynamic approach for the first time.

Psychodynamic Diagnostic Manual

by Alliance of Psychoanalytic Organizations

This manual is based on current neuroscience and treatment outcome studies that demonstrate the importance of focusing on the full range and depth of emotional and social functioning. Beginning with a classification of the spectrum of personality patterns and disorders found in individuals and then describing a profile of mental functioning that permits a clinician to look in detail at each of the patient's capacities, the entries include a description of the patient's symptoms with a focus on the patient's internal experiences as well as surface behaviors. Intended to expand on the DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders)and ICD (International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems) efforts in cataloging the symptoms and behaviors of mental health patients, this manual opens the door to a fuller understanding of the functioning of the mind, brain, and their development.

Psychodynamic Group Psychotherapy, Fifth Edition

by Walter N. Stone Joseph J. Shay J. Scott Rutan

Regarded as the definitive practitioner reference and text, this accessible work addresses all aspects of setting up therapy groups and making them work. A wealth of clinical material illustrates the components of effective group therapy and the mechanisms and processes of change. Practical topics discussed include patient selection and preparation, leadership issues, communication of affect in groups, dealing with "difficult" patients, time-limited groups, and facilitating successful terminations. A chapter-length case example with commentary from each author brings an entire group session to life and explores ways to handle common dilemmas. New to This Edition *Incorporates current theory (psychodynamic and interpersonal), which is grounded in clinical and neurobiological research. *Every chapter revised and updated. *Chapter-length case example is entirely new. *Chapter on Frequently Asked Questions includes many new issues.

Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

by Anna R. Schwartz Sabrina Cherry Deborah L. Cabaniss Carolyn J. Douglas

Psychodynamic psychotherapy offers people a chance to create new ways of thinking and behaving in order to improve the quality of their lives.This book offers a practical, step-by-step guide to the technique of psychodynamic psychotherapy, with instruction on listening, reflecting, and intervening. It will systematically take the reader from evaluation to termination using straightforward language and carefully annotated examples. Written by experienced educators and based on a tried and tested syllabus, this book provides clinically relevant and accessible aspects of theories of treatment processes. The workbook style exercises in this book allow readers to practice what they learn in each section and more "actively" learn as they read the book.This book will teach you:About psychodynamic psychotherapy and some of the ways it is hypothesized to workHow to evaluate patients for psychodynamic psychotherapy, including assessment of ego function and defensesThe essentials for beginning the treatment, including fostering the therapeutic alliance, setting the frame, and setting goalsA systematic way for listening to patients, reflecting on what you've heard, and making choices about how and what to sayHow to apply the Listen/Reflect/Intervene method to the essential elements of psychodynamic techniqueHow these techniques are used to address problems with self esteem, relationships with others, characteristic ways of adapting, and other ego functionsWays in which technique shifts over timeThis book presents complex concepts in a clear way that will be approachable for all readers. It is an invaluable guide for psychiatry residents, psychology students, and social work students, but also offers practicing clinicians in these areas a new way to think about psychodynamic psychotherapy. The practical approach and guided exercises make this an exceptional tool for psychotherapy educators teaching all levels of learners.This book includes a companion website: www.wiley.com/go/cabaniss/psychotherapywith the "Listening Exercise" for Chapter 16 (Learning to Listen). This is a short recording that will help the reader to learn about different ways we listen.Praise for Psychodynamic Psychotherapy: A Clinical Manual"This book has a more practical, hands-on, active learning approach than existing books on psychodynamic therapy."Bob Bornstein, co-editor of Principles of Psychotherapy; Adelphi University, NY"Well-written, concise and crystal clear for any clinician who wishes to understand and practice psychodynamic psychotherapy. Full of real-world clinical vignettes, jargon-free and useful in understanding how to assess, introduce and begin psychotherapy with a patient. Extraordinarily practical with numerous examples of how to listen to and talk with patients while retaining a sophistication about the complexity of the therapeutic interaction. My trainees have said that this book finally allowed them to understand what psychodynamic psychotherapy is all about!"--Debra Katz, Vice Chair for Education at the University of Kentucky and Director of Psychiatry Residency Training"This volume offers a comprehensive learning guide for psychodynamic psychotherapy training."--Robert Glick, Professor, Columbia University(Cover painting by Nicki Averill)

Psychoeducational Assessment of Students Who Are Visually Impaired or Blind: Infancy Through High School

by Sharon Bradley-Johnson

Discusses administering psychological tests to students who are blind.

The Psychological and Social Impact of Illness and Disability (5th Edition)

by Paul W. Power Arthur E. Dell Orto

This collection, which defines disability very broadly to include post-traumatic stress and normal aging, includes classic articles and discussion questions as well as new material on illness. With a few exceptions it concentrates on the needs of caregivers and those who seek to rehabilitate people with disabilities. Therefore articles cover such issues as definitions of disability and current or past models, shifts in expectations of care demanded by the disabled, perceptions of stages of adjustment to disability, differences in the experience of men and women, the difficulties in discerning the quality of life from outside disability, sexuality, methods of intervention and treatment to promote acceptance o a disability, family issues surrounding life and death, special resources such as assistive technology and spirituality, new applications of eugenics and euthanasia, and "quality aging." Includes exercises and narratives about disability, primarily by caregivers.

The Psychological Assessment of Political Leaders: With Profiles of Saddam Hussein and Bill Clinton

by Post Jerrold M.

In an age when world affairs are powerfully driven by personality, politics require an understanding of what motivates political leaders such as Hussein, Bush, Blair, and bin Laden. Through exacting case studies and the careful sifting of evidence, Jerrold Post and his team of contributors lay out an effective system of at-a-distance evaluation. Observations from political psychology, psycholinguistics and a range of other disciplines join forces to produce comprehensive political and psychological profiles, and a deeper understanding of the volatile influences of personality on global affairs. Even in this age of free-flowing global information, capital, and people, sovereign states and boundaries remain the hallmark of the international order -- a fact which is especially clear from the events of September 11th and the War on Terrorism.

Psychological Co-morbidities of Physical Illness

by Sherry Pagoto

Evidence for the efficacy of behavioral approaches to the treatment and management of physical illness is mounting, as is the evidence for behavioral interventions for psychological disorders. A pressing question that remains is how to effectively treat co-morbid physical and psychological illnesses. Diseases co-occur more often than not, and the co-occurrence of physical and psychological illnesses is associated with greater impairment and healthcare costs. Unfortunately, the treatment literature has traditionally been disease-specific, with fewer insights and discoveries regarding the underlying processes of co-morbid physical and psychological illnesses, and even fewer of approaches to treatment. Research on co-morbidities between physical and psychological illnesses has focused primarily on depression. Quite extensive literatures describe the negative impact of depression on type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer, obesity, pain, and other physical illnesses. More recently, higher rates of physical illness have been documented in individuals with bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, schizophrenia, and impulse control disorders. Studies emanating from the National Comorbidity Survey-Replication (NCS-R), the only U.S. population-based database that includes diagnostic information on all DSM-IV psychological disorders, have revealed strong links between a number of physical and psychological illnesses. These data draw attention to the prevalence of physical and psychological co-morbidities at the population level, which has stimulated research on the biobehavioral mechanisms of those co-morbidities, with the goal of developing and improving treatment approaches. As this area of research grows, practical resources are needed for clinicians and researchers who encounter individuals with co-morbid physical and psychological illnesses in their work. This book is the first to provide a comprehensive overview of psychological co-morbidities of physical illness, biological and behavioral mechanisms of those co-morbidities, and implications for treatment. Each chapter focuses on a physical condition, such as obesity, type 2 diabetes, HIV infection, tobacco dependence, cardiovascular disease, cancer, asthma, pain, irritable bowel syndrome, autoimmune disorders, and obstetric/gynecological conditions. Chapters are structured to cover 1) the epidemiology of the most prevalent co-morbid psychological disorders within that physical condition (e.g., depression and other mood disorders, anxiety disorders, psychotic disorders, impulse control disorders, and eating disorders; 2) biobehavioral mechanisms of the co-morbidity; 3) a review of the behavioral treatment literature including evidence-based practice guidelines (where available); and 4) treatment considerations including issues of stepped care, evidence-based treatment decisions, treatment sequencing, treatment blending, treatment interactions, and contraindications. Content is guided by available research evidence and relevant theoretical models, and it is presented in such a way as to inform clinical practice, identify important gaps in the research literature, and provide directions for future research. The book serves as a tool for clinicians and researchers who work in the area of behavioral medicine in medical, academic, and/or training settings. Patients with psychological and medical co-morbidities may be encountered by clinicians working in either mental health or medical settings, where the presenting problem could be either the psychological disorder or the medical disorder. As such, assessment and treatment issues are discussed from both perspectives. For the clinician, the book reviews brief assessment tools, provides practical summaries of the treatment outcome literature and treatment considerations (e.g., treatment sequencing, contraindications), and includes treatment decision hierarchies that help the clinician incorporate each facet of evidence-based decisions (the evidence, patient characteristics, and their own expertise). For the researcher, the b...

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