A Guide to Self Help Workbooks for Mental Health Clinicians and Researchers

A Guide to Self Help Workbooks for Mental Health Clinicians and Researchers Author Luciano L'Abate
ISBN-10 9781317718338
Release 2014-01-14
Pages 236
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Never has the need for a compendium of self-help workbooks been so great! From the founder of the world’s first PhD program in Family Psychology comes an extensive guide to nearly all of the mental health workbooks published through 2002. Placed together in one volume for the first time, A Guide to Self-Help Workbooks for Mental Health Clinicians and Researchers includes reviews and evaluates the complexity of each workbook in regards to its form, content, and usability by the client. From abuse to women’s issues, this annotated bibliography is alphabetized by author, but can also be researched by subject. While self-help workbooks are currently not as popular or as mainstream as self-help books and video, that could soon change. Self-help workbooks are versatile, cost-effective, and can be mass-produced. The workbook user is active rather than passive, and the mental healthcare worker can analyze a more personal response from the user, whether in the office or via the Internet. A Guide to Self-Help Workbooks for Mental Health Clinicians and Researchers brings these workbooks together into one sourcebook to suit anyone’s needs. Each self-help workbook is reviewed according to specific criteria: contents structure specificity goal level of abstraction a subjective evaluation usually concludes the review of the workbook A Guide to Self-Help Workbooks for Mental Health Clinicians and Researchers also includes: an in-depth introduction discussing the need for workbooks in mental health practices indices for subject as well as author an address list of the publishing houses for the workbooks annotated in the bibliography an Informed Consent Form to verify compliance with ethical and professional regulations before administering a workbook to a client A Guide to Self-Help Workbooks for Mental Health Clinicians and Researchers offers you a complete resource to self-help workbooks for all mental health subjects. Dr. L’Abate’s highly selective review process helps you find exactly what you need. This unique sourcebook is vital for mental health clinicians, counselors, schoolteachers, and college and graduate students.



Using Workbooks in Mental Health

Using Workbooks in Mental Health Author Luciano L'Abate
ISBN-10 9781317719335
Release 2014-01-14
Pages 432
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The use of workbooks in therapy might represent one of the biggest breakthroughs that has occurred in decades. Using Workbooks in Mental Health: Resources in Prevention, Psychotherapy, and Rehabilitation for Clinicians and Researchers examines the effectiveness of mental health workbooks designed to address problems ranging from dementia and depression to addiction, spousal abuse, eating disorders, and more. Compiled by Dr. Luciano L’Abate, a leading authority on mental health workbooks, this resource will help clinicians and researchers become aware of the supportive evidence for the use of workbooks. Using Workbooks in Mental Health examines workbooks designed to specifically help: clients affected by dementia or depression abused women gambling addicts women who have substance-abuse addictions incarcerated felons couples preparing for marriage children with school refusal disorder and more! An essential reference for mental health professionals, graduate students, administrators, and researchers, Using Workbooks in Mental Health also explores the role of workbooks in psychological intervention over the past decade. Although workbooks are not yet part of the mainstream of psychological intervention, they are growing in popularity as their many advantages are recognized. They are easy to use by almost any client, they are cost-effective to both therapist and client in terms of money and time, they provide therapists with written assignments to use as homework for individuals, couples, and families, and they can be used in any setting, especially in computer-assisted offline or online interventions. In addition, this book shows how workbooks can be used to administer therapy to previously unreachable clients such as: people who are reluctant to talk to an authoritative figure or a stranger people who cannot afford face-to-face treatments incarcerated offenders who have not been helped by talk therapies Internet users who are searching for help via computer rather than in person



Mental Health Self Help

Mental Health Self Help Author Louis D. Brown
ISBN-10 1441962530
Release 2010-08-05
Pages 359
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Building on earlier patient-empowerment movements, consumer- and advocate-driven mental health self-help (MHSH) initiatives currently outnumber traditional mental health organizations. At the same time, this apparent success raises significant questions about their short-term efficacy and their value to lasting recovery. Mental Health Self-Help assembles the state of the evidence on the effectiveness of MHSH, beginning with the individual and larger social factors behind the expansion of consumer-directed services. Clearly organized and accessibly written, the book traces the development and evolution of MHSH as both alternative and adjunct to traditional mental health structures, offers research-based perspectives on the various forms of MHSH, and identifies potential areas for consumer initiatives to work with—and help improve—mental health systems. Contributors weigh strengths and limitations, raise research and methodology questions, and discuss funding and training issues to give readers a deeper understanding of the field and an informed look at its future impact on mental health treatment. Individual chapters cover the spectrum of contemporary self-help initiatives in mental health, including: • Online mutual aid groups. • Consumer-run drop-in centers. • Family and caregiver groups. • Certified peer support specialists. • Consumer advocacy initiatives. • Technical assistance organizations. • Professional/self-help collaborations. Mental Health Self-Help is a bedrock guide to an increasingly influential aspect of the mental health landscape. Researchers studying these initiatives from a variety of fields including community and clinical psychology, and public health—as well as clinicians, counselors, social workers, case managers, and policymakers—will find it an indispensable reference.



Authoritative Guide to Self help Resources in Mental Health

Authoritative Guide to Self help Resources in Mental Health Author John C. Norcross
ISBN-10 1572305800
Release 2000
Pages 399
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Revealing which self-help materials are good and why, this volume is the result of five national studies involving more than 2,500 mental health professionals. The book reviews and rates more than 600 self-help books, autobiographies and popular films, and evaluates hundreds of Internet sites. Addressing 28 of the most prevalent clinical disorders and life challenges this timely book will be useful to consumers and professionals alike.



Clinical Research in Mental Health

Clinical Research in Mental Health Author Gordon J G Asmundson
ISBN-10 0761922105
Release 2002-03-05
Pages 181
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The goal of this research methods text is to provide a practical, how-to guide in an accessible format. The authors' goal is to "demystify the research process," with a style that is informative yet easy-to-read, humorous, and user friendly. They hope to encourage students to do research early in their studies so that they see it as a natural extension of their future work. This book is problem oriented and therefore different from any other on the subject. It addresses practical aspects of research sure to be encountered during training and thereafter. It emphasizes that research methods are appropriate to most clinical settings while dealing with many issues of clinical research that are often ignored by other research methods books. Written simply and clearly with a minimal use of scientific jargon it provides a thorough coverage of clinical research issues with real-life examples. This book is a helpful aid for students and professionals in the healthcare and medical fields.



Oxford Guide to Low Intensity CBT Interventions

Oxford Guide to Low Intensity CBT Interventions Author James Bennett-Levy
ISBN-10 9780191029356
Release 2010-05-13
Pages 632
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Mental disorders such as depression and anxiety are increasingly common. Yet there are too few specialists to offer help to everyone, and negative attitudes to psychological problems and their treatment discourage people from seeking it. As a result, many people never receive help for these problems. The Oxford Guide to Low Intensity CBT Interventions marks a turning point in the delivery of psychological treatments for people with depression and anxiety. Until recently, the only form of psychological intervention available for patients with depression and anxiety was traditional one-to-one 60 minute session therapy - usually with private practitioners for those patients who could afford it. Now Low Intensity CBT Interventions are starting to revolutionize mental health care by providing cost effective psychological therapies which can reach the vast numbers of people with depression and anxiety who did not previously have access to effective psychological treatment. The Oxford Guide to Low Intensity CBT Interventions is the first book to provide a comprehensive guide to Low Intensity CBT interventions. It brings together researchers and clinicians from around the world who have led the way in developing evidence-based low intensity CBT treatments. It charts the plethora of new ways that evidence-based low intensity CBT can be delivered: for instance, guided self-help, groups, advice clinics, brief GP interventions, internet-based or book-based treatment and prevention programs, with supported provided by phone, email, internet, sms or face-to-face. These new treatments require new forms of service delivery, new ways of communicating, new forms of training and supervision, and the development of new workforces. They involve changing systems and routine practice, and adapting interventions to particular community contexts. The Oxford Guide to Low Intensity CBT Interventions is a state-of-the-art handbook, providing low intensity practitioners, supervisors, managers commissioners of services and politicians with a practical, easy-to-read guide - indispensible reading for those who wish to understand and anticipate future directions in health service provision and to broaden access to cost-effective evidence-based psychological therapies.



Clinician s Guide to Mental Illness

Clinician s Guide to Mental Illness Author Dennis C. Daley
ISBN-10 UOM:39015050503716
Release 2001
Pages 336
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*provides a thorough, yet easy-to-understand review of common adult mental illness and substance use disorders *includes a comprehensive framework for recovery *offers a unique integration of empirical findings and clinical experience *presents valuable clinical information on treatment and medication for the major psychiatric disorder groups *examines both psychosocial and pharmacological treatment *focuses on family and relapse issues in treatment



Distance Writing and Computer assisted Interventions in Psychiatry and Mental Health

Distance Writing and Computer assisted Interventions in Psychiatry and Mental Health Author Luciano L'Abate
ISBN-10 1567505244
Release 2001
Pages 236
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An introduction to the newly discovered "writing cure" that represents an evolutionary, if not a paradigmatic shift in how mental health services will be delivered in this century.



Anxiety Disorders in Children and Adolescents

Anxiety Disorders in Children and Adolescents Author Wendy K. Silverman
ISBN-10 0521789664
Release 2001-01-01
Pages 402
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An international team of psychiatrists and psychologists review the most recent developments in the treatment and assessment of anxiety disorders in the young.



Pathological Gambling

Pathological Gambling Author Jon E. Grant
ISBN-10 1585626953
Release 2008-05-20
Pages 288
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The past five years have witnessed dramatic advances in research on pathological gambling -- a diagnosis often overlooked by clinicians who are unaware not only of the personal and social consequences of pathological gambling, but also of the possible treatment options. Today, clinicians can choose from an array of treatment options to substantially improve the lives of patients with this disabling illness. Eloquently attesting to this extraordinary progress, this remarkable clinician's guide comprises the most extensive coverage on public health, clinical characteristics and treatment, psychotherapy and psychopharmacology, and interventions for adolescents, adults, and older adults. Written by the world's leading researchers on psychiatric aspects of gambling, this truly comprehensive volume discusses how to diagnose pathological gambling and provides the tools to do so. Here, 32 experts detail the clinical phenomenology, etiology, and treatment of pathological gambling, highlighting the current clinical approaches most likely to lead to early identification, symptom remission, and improvement maintenance. Useful appendixes provide specific tests, scales, and diagnostic criteria following four major sections of the book: Public Health and Epidemiology discusses prevalence and definitions of recreational, problem, and pathological gambling; the relationship between the different levels of gambling severity; and gambling's effects on societal, familial, and individual health and well-being. Clinical Characteristics covers the symptoms and sequelae of pathological gambling and the differences among adolescents, older adults, and men and women, and shows that pathological gambling -- rather than being categorized as a single disorder -- shares important features with many disorders, among them obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorders, affective spectrum disorders, addiction, and impulse-control disorder. Etiology details the realms of both psychology (behavioral, cognitive, and dispositional theories) and neurobiology (noradrenergic, serotonergic, dopaminergic, and opioidergic systems as well as familial and inherited factors) to explain the behavior of pathological gambling -- knowledge that may prove useful in understanding a range of addictive and impulsive disorders. Prevention and Treatment emphasizes the vital role of the clinician in prevention efforts, including a prevention strategy tailored specifically for adolescents and young adults; discusses a variety of behavioral and pharmacological interventions for patients including self-help and professional-based interventions for family members; and concludes with assessments useful in diagnosing pathological gambling and monitoring symptom change. Psychiatrists, psychiatric researchers, and other mental health care professionals will welcome this book as their most up-to-date source for invaluable knowledge about and research from the world's recognized experts on pathological gambling.



Culture and the Therapeutic Process

Culture and the Therapeutic Process Author Mark M. Leach
ISBN-10 9781135593629
Release 2013-03-01
Pages 329
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While there are numerous resources for practitioners on the subject, the ambiguity remains of what actually constitutes effective multicultural counseling and psychotherapy and how it should be incorporated into their sessions. This book addresses the question of how to apply current theories and research with a unique “start-to-finish” approach, examining the role culture plays in each stage of the therapeutic process, from before the clinical intake to termination. Each chapter is devoted to one of these stages and provides practical strategies, techniques, examples, and case studies. The reader will find new ways to consider the influence of culture and expand their own knowledge and skills as a practitioner.



Circles of Recovery

Circles of Recovery Author Keith Humphreys
ISBN-10 113943957X
Release 2003-10-30
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Self-help organizations across the world, such as Alcoholics Anonymous, Croix D'Or, The Links, Moderation Management, Narcotics Anonymous, and SMART Recovery, have attracted tens of millions of individuals seeking to address addiction problems with drugs or alcohol. This book, originally published in 2004, provides an integrative, international review of research on these organizations, focusing in particular on the critical questions of how they affect individual members and whether self-help groups and formal health care systems can work together to combat substance abuse. Keith Humphreys reviews over 500 studies into the efficacy of self-help groups as an alternative and voluntary form of treatment. In addition to offering a critical review of the international body of research in this area, he provides practical strategies for how individual clinicians and treatment systems can interact with self-help organizations in a way that improves outcomes for patients and for communities as a whole.



The Self Esteem Workbook

The Self Esteem Workbook Author Glenn R. Schiraldi
ISBN-10 1572242523
Release 2001-08-01
Pages 200
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Packed with skill-building activities and practical exercises, this guide to conquering self-doubt and building confidence teaches readers how to build self-esteem. Original.



Seeking Safety

Seeking Safety Author Lisa Najavits
ISBN-10 9781572306394
Release 2002
Pages 399
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This much-needed manual presents the first empirically studied, integrative treatment approach developed specifically for PTSD and substance abuse. The manual is divided into 25 specific units or topics, addressing a range of different cognitive, behavioral, and interpersonal domains. The volume is designed for ease of use with a large format, lay-flat binding, and helpful reproducible handouts and forms. 4/01.



Overcoming Panic 2nd Edition

Overcoming Panic  2nd Edition Author Vijaya Manicavasagar
ISBN-10 9781472135834
Release 2017-10-05
Pages 224
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Overcome the crippling effects of panic attacks and agoraphobia Do you sometimes feel overwhelmed by feelings of panic that seem to come from nowhere and yet feel terrifyingly real? Do you avoid certain situations because you think you'll experience a panic attack? If so, this step-by-step self-help course can give you the necessary skills to overcome and prevent such attacks and the associated agoraphobia. Based on cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) techniques and the authors' many years of experience and expertise in treating this disabling condition, it offers an indispensable guide for anyone affected, including sufferers, their friends and families, psychologists and those working in the medical profession. Explains the many forms and causes of panic Contains a complete self-help program and monitoring sheets Based on clinically proven techniques of cognitive therapy



Mental Health Practice in a Digital World

Mental Health Practice in a Digital World Author Naakesh A. Dewan
ISBN-10 9783319141091
Release 2015-03-04
Pages 228
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The purpose of the Mental Health Practice in a Digital World: A Clinicians Guide book is to prepare clinicians to understand, critically evaluate, and embrace well-designed and validated technologies that have the potential of transforming the access, affordability, and accountability of mental healthcare. The reader will become aware of the practical applications of technology in mental health as well as research supporting information technology tools, policy debates. Each chapter contains either examples or scenarios that are relevant to the current practice of mental health care. Policy makers, application developers, scientists, and executives that have lead or supported the use of technologies in real world practice are chapter authors. The goal for this book is to be the key resource for current and future mental health clinicians in the U.S. and around the world to become familiar with technology innovations and how they impact and improve clinical practice.



Using Books in Clinical Social Work Practice

Using Books in Clinical Social Work Practice Author Jean A Pardeck
ISBN-10 9781317826699
Release 2014-03-18
Pages 172
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Using Books in Clinical Social Work Practice: A Guide to Bibliotherapy introduces clinical social workers and other helping professionals to bibliotherapy, an innovative approach to helping individuals deal with psychological, social, and developmental problems. Literally meaning “treatment through books,” bibliotherapy actively involves the client in the therapeutic process through the reading of carefully selected and evaluated books. With this guide, the therapy you give will provide information and insight, stimulate discussion, communicate new values and attitudes, create awareness that others have similar problems, and provide solutions to problems. Using Books in Clinical Social Work Practice offers a detailed approach for helping clinicians use bibliotherapy in practice. You’ll discover which types of problems best respond to bibliotherapy and you’ll learn how to select the most effective books to treat those problems. You’ll even find the structure of the book helpful, as it: introduces you to the basics of bibliotherapy provides a detailed examination of the techniques for using books in treatment reviews and analyzes the extensive research that has been conducted on bibliotherapy focuses on the problems most effectively treated with bibliotherapy--divorce and remarriage, dysfunctional families, parenting, adoption and foster care, self-development, serious illness, substance abuse offers an authoritative guide to over 300 books found to work most effectively--including summaries and levels of interest presents conclusions and a summary for the use of books in treatment Although bibliotherapy is a well-established practice technique in other professions, including psychiatry and psychology, social work practitioners have not traditionally used bibliotherapy as part of their practice. Using Books in Clinical Social Work Practice gives today’s helping professional an approach to problem solving that you and your clients will find refreshing and effective.