• Self-help & personal development
      September 2015

      Rethink it!

      Practical ways to rid yourself of anger, depression, jealousy and other common problems

      by Cohen, Michael

      Rethink it gives practical advice on tackling destructive thoughts that lead to anger, rejection, shame, jealousy, fear and worry. Words affect the way we feel and act, and negative talk leads to fear, anxiety, depression and a ‘why bother’ attitude.

    • Psychiatry
      July 1905


      Harmonising the Environment with the Patient

      by Peter Tyrer (Author)

    • Psychiatry
      August 2016

      ACT for Patients with Anxiety Disorders

      A practical Treatment Manual

      by Georg H. Eifert, Andrew T. Gloster

      After a short introduction to the ACT approach and its applications, this manual outlines the procedure of the 8 sessions that make up the core of this handbook. Each session is described in great detail and provides examples and exercises. The goal is to enable the patients to stop wrestling with their anxiety and to concentrate on what enables them to live a fulfilling life. The principles that the patient is introduced to throughout the 8 sessions can also help them to deal more flexibly with other difficult emotions such as loneliness, sadness, or anger. This handbook has also been proven to be effective with difficult patients and those resisting therapy. The DVD contains all necessary worksheets and audio files to complete the described exercises. Target Group: clinical psychologists, counselors, students and teachers of psychology, psychotherapists, specialists in psychosomatic medicine, specialists in psychiatry and psychology.

    • Psychiatry
      January 2011

      CANDIS Curriculum

      A Marijuana Treatment Program for Youth and Adults

      by Eva Hoch, Petra Zimmermann, Jana Henker, Heike Rohrbacher, René Noack, Gerhard Bühringer, Hans-Ulrich Wittchen

      The CANDIS program is a cognitive-behavioral treatment program for people with cannabis related disorders. This unique approach has been extensively evaluated and proven to be highly effective. Not only does the manual provide the therapist with up to date information on international biological, psychological and social research findings, but it offers a detailed therapy program. The “heart” of this program are the 10 therapy sessions that are described in detail. The sessions make use of cognitive-behavioral therapy drawing upon e.g. psychoeducation and functional analysis. The patients are instructed in a way that enables them to learn and apply skills that ultimately enable them to lead a drug free life. The therapy sessions described also offer support with regard to withdrawal symptoms, such as cravings, and incorporate methods preventing relapses. The book also comes with a CD-ROM, containing additional material that can be printed and used as part of the training program. Target Group: For psychologists, physicians and social workers working with patients with cannabis related disorders.

    • Psychiatry
      February 2016

      Making Resources Count

      Practical Application of Resource Activation

      by Utta Deppe-Schmitz, Miriam Deubner-Böhme

      This title shows how resource activation can take place in behavioral therapy to enhance the patient’s well-being and improve problem solving processes. In resource oriented therapy, patients learn to regain sight of their resources since, unfortunately, many patients have lost sight of their resources so these cannot aid in the patient’s recovery and remains unused potential. Resource activation, therefore, has a positive impact on therapy. This practical handbook offers different interventions for resources activation for each phase of therapy and uses practical examples to outline the procedure. It introduces interventions for resource oriented therapy planning, activation of already existing resources, resource activation at the end of therapy as well as resource oriented therapy sessions. The CD contains worksheets and other materials that can be used to aid the described interventions. Target Group: psychotherapists, specialists in psychiatry and psychotherapie, specialists in psychosomatic medicine, clinical psychologists, psychological counselors, students and teachers of psychology.

    • Psychiatry

      Bipolar Disorder

      by Robert P. Reiser, Larry W. Thompson, Sheri L. Johnson, Trisha Suppes

      This practitioner’s guide begins by describing the main features of bipolar disorder and considerations for differential diagnosis. Following this, current theories and models are described, along with decision trees for evaluating the best treatment options. The volume then guides the reader through a systematic, integrated approach to treatment, based on the best of recent research. The authors describe a structured directive therapy that is also collaborative and client centered. Special considerations, including managing suicide risk, substance misuse, and medication nonadherence, are addressed. It also provides extensive information on medication management and incorporating the latest findings of evidence-based treatment methods. The volume is rounded off by the inclusion of clinically oriented tools and sample forms. This compact volume brings to the practitioner a comprehensive, evidence-based approach to the treatment of bipolar disorder that is practical, easily accessible, and can be readily applied in clinical practice. Target Group: clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, psychotherapists, counselors, students.

    • Psychiatry

      Change in 333 Questions

      Solution Focused Communication for Therapists, Coaches, and Managers

      by Lara de Bruin

      Solution based communication is a positive and very effective approach in therapy sessions. By means of specific questions, the strengths of the client are emphasized. This fan brings together the most important questions, ordered by subject (e.g. getting to know the client, goals, exceptions) and by type of conversation partner (clients who do not want to co-operate, who are in conflict, or who currently experience a crisis). All relevant questions close are at hand with this extremely practical tool!

    • Medicine

      Clinical Handbook of Psychotropic Drugs

      by Ric M. Procyshyn, Kalyna Z. Bezchlibnyk-Butler, J. Joel Jeffries

      The Clinical Handbook of Psychotropic Drugs is a user-friendly practical resource for using psychotropic drugs in any setting. The content is derived from various forms of published literature (including randomized controlled trials, scientific data such as pharmacokinetic trials, cohort trials, case series, and case reports) as well as from leading clinical experts, to provide evidence-based clinically relevant information that is easily accessed and utilized to aid with patient care decisions. It provides a comprehensive and user-friendly compilation of psychotropic drugs and is packed with unique comparison charts (dosages, side effects, pharmacokinetics, interactions…) and the latest information on newly released drugs, adverse effects, approved/unapproved indications. It furthermore, includes natural health products, and unapproved treatments. The drugs are sorted by area of application and thanks to this book’s succinct, bulleted information on all classes of medication and, therefore, easy access to information, this handbook is a practice oriented and up to date reference book for anybody working in psychiatry. The book contains 432 pages and 57 additional pages of printable PDF handouts. Target Group: Psychiatrists, pharmacists, psychiatric nurses, clinical psychologists, other mental health professionals.

    • Psychiatry
      May 2016

      Introduction to Integrative Body Psychotherapy

      by Eva Kaul, Markus Fischer

      A practical and up-to-date handbook that provides an introduction to the theory and practice of integrative body psychotherapy. The systematic focus on the body makes Integrative Body Psychotherapy unique and is something that is increasingly being regarded as an indispensable addition to and enrichment of the theory and practice of psychotherapy. This manual provides information on: • Basic humanistic concepts (presence, awareness, personal space, grounding, gestalt work) • Psychodynamic principles (developmental psychology, developmental personality model) • Stress model (disorders of stress regulation, implications for psychotherapy) • Breathing and body work (energetic approach, blockages, high-charge breathing, working with touch, self-relaxation techniques) • Working with sexuality in psychotherapy With concrete case studies and clear instructions for physical exercises (with diagrams) it makes for a comprehensive guide for any psychotherapist. Target Group: psychotherapists, coaches

    • Psychiatry

      Mindfulness and Character Strengths - A Practical Guide to Flourishing

      by Ryan M. Niemiec

      At the core of this hands-on resource for psychologists and other practitioners, including educators, coaches, and consultants, is Mindfulness-Based Strengths Practice (MBSP), the first structured program to combine mindfulness with the character strengths laid out in the VIA Institute's classification developed by Drs. Martin E. P. Seligman and Christopher Peterson. This 8-session program systematically boosts awareness and application of character strengths. The first section of the book consists of a detailed primer on mindfulness and character strengths while the second part goes into more detail about the integration of mindfulness and character strengths. The third section then leads readers step-by-step through each of the 8 MBSP sessions, including details of session structure and content, suggested homework, 30 practical handouts, as well as inspiring quotes and stories and useful practitioner tips. An additional chapter discusses the adaption of MBSP to different settings and populations (e.g., business, education, individuals, couples). The mindfulness and character strengths meditations on the accompanying CD support growth and development. Target Group: Psychologists, consultants, therapists and counselors, and all those interested in mindfulness, positive psychology, and improving life.

    • Psychiatry

      Narrative Exposure Therapy

      A Short-Term Treatment for Traumatic - Stress Disorders

      by Maggie Schauer, Frank Neuner, Thomas Elbert

      The Narrative Exposure Therapy manual is an effective, short-term, culturally universal intervention for trauma victims - including the latest insights and new treatments for dissociation and social pain. Narrative Exposure Therapy (NET) is a successful and culturally universal intervention for the treatment of survivors of multiple and severe traumatic events, such as organized violence, torture, war, rape, and childhood abuse. Field tests in contexts of ongoing adversity and disaster areas, as well as controlled trials in various countries, have shown that three to six sessions can be sufficient to provide considerable relief. The first part of the book describes the theoretical background. The second part shows how to use the NET approach step by step, with practical advice and tools, including how to deal with special issues (such as dealing with challenging moments, defense mechanisms for the therapist, and ethical issues). Appendices include an informed consent form, and checklists for the therapist. Target Group: Trauma therapists, clinical psychologists, counselors, psychiatrists, aid workers in conflict regions.

    • Psychiatry
      July 2014

      Operationalized Psychodynamic Diagnosis OPD-2

      Manual of Diagnosis and Treatment Planning

      by OPD-KJ Task Force

      The Operationalized Psychodynamic Diagnosis (OPD) is a form of multiaxial diagnostic and classification system based on psychodynamic principles, analogous to those based on other principles such as DSM and ICD. It is based on five axes: I = experience of illness and prerequisites for treatment, II = interpersonal relations, III = conflict, IV = structure, and V = mental and psychosomatic disorders (in line with Chapter V (F) of the ICD-10). After an initial interview lasting 1–2 hours, the clinician (or researcher) can evaluate the patient’s psychodynamics according to these axes and enter them in the checklists and evaluation forms provided. The new version, OPD-2, has been developed from a purely diagnostic system to include a set of tools and procedures for treatment planning and for measuring change, as well as for determining the appropriate main focuses of treatment and developing appropriate treatment strategies. Target Group: For psychodynamic psychotherapists, clinical psychologists, psychoanalysts, specialists in psychosomatic medicine, and psychiatrists.

    • Psychiatry

      Substance Use Problems

      by Mitch Earleywine

      The literature on diagnosis and treatment of drug and substance abuse is filled with successful, empirically based approaches, but also with controversy and hearsay. Health professionals in a range of settings are bound to meet clients with troubles related to drugs – and this text helps them separate the myths from the facts. It provides trainees and professionals with a handy, concise guide for helping problem drug users build enjoyable, multifaceted lives using approaches based on decades of research. Readers will improve their intuitions and clinical skills by adding an overarching understanding of drug use and the development of problems that translates into appropriate techniques for encouraging clients to change behavior themselves. This highly readable text explains not only what to do, but when and how to do it. Seasoned experts and those new to the field will welcome the chance to review the latest developments in guiding self-change for this intriguing, prevalent set of problems. Target Group: clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, psychotherapists, counselors, students.

    • Psychiatry


      by Katie Witkiewitz, Corey R. Roos, Dana Dharmakaya Colgan, Sarah Bowen

      This clear and concise book provides practical, evidence-based guidance on the use of mindfulness in treatment: its mechanism of action, the disorders for which there is empirical evidence of efficacy, mindfulness practices and techniques, and how to integrate them into clinical practice. Leading experts describe the concepts and roots of mindfulness, and examine the science that has led to this extraordinarily rich and ancient practice becoming a foundation to many contemporary, evidenced-based approaches in psychotherapy. The efficacy of mindfulness-based interventions in conditions as diverse as borderline personality disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, alcohol and substance use, emotional dysregulation, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, chronic stress, eating disorders, and other medical conditions including type 2 diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis is also described. The book is invaluable reading for all those curious about the current science around mindfulness and about how and when to incorporate it effectively into clinical practice. Target Group: psychotherapists / clinical psychologists / mental health professionals / students

    • Psychiatry

      Cultural and Ethnic Diversity

      How European Psychologists Can Meet the Challenges

      by Alexander Thomas

      Culture and diversity are both challenge and opportunity. This volume looks at what psychologists are and can be doing to help society meet the challenges and grasp the opportunities in education, at work, and in clinical practice. The increasingly international and globalized nature of modern societies means that psychologists in particular face new challenges and have new opportunities in all areas of practice and research. The contributions from leading European experts cover relevant intercultural issues and topics in areas as diverse as personality, education and training, work and organizational psychology, clinical and counselling psychology, migration and international youth exchanges. As well as looking at the new challenges and opportunities that psychologists face in dealing with people from increasingly varied cultural backgrounds, perhaps more importantly they also explain and discuss how psychologists can deepen and acquire the intercultural competencies that are now needed in our professional lives. Target Group: psychotherapists / clinical psychologists / mental health professionals

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