• 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
      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

      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.

    • 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

      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

      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

    • Medicine

      The Psychologist’s Role in Disaster Risk Reduction

      Theory and Practice

      by Olavo Sant’Anna Filho / Daniela da Cunha Lopes (Eds.)

      The book introduces the psychology of disaster scenarios, taking into account national and international research. The title outlines different concepts, like anguish, stress, and resilience, and highlights the importance of psychosocial attention to minimize the consequences of disastrous situations and maintaining good mental health. The book consists of a foreword and four chapters, which include a technical note from the Federal Counsel of Psychology, the main concepts of risk and disaster management, and information on the official agencies and nonprofit organizations that work with disaster risks reduction. Target Group: clinical psychologists, mental health professionals, psychiatrists, students, and teachers

    • Medicine

      Agoraphobia and Panic Disorder

      by Silvia Schneider/Jürgen Margraf

      Agoraphobia and panic disorder are among the most frequent mental disorders and without adequate professional help the quality of life of those who are affected and their family members can suffer greatly. In recent years, significant progress has been made in the understanding and treatment of the two disorders, so today, despite their severity, extremely successful treatment is available, which is presented in this volume. Apart from an introduction and detailed description of the disorders as well as etiological models, this title provides concrete treatment information for practitioners. Case studies guide the reader through the different phases of therapy from diagnostics to relapse prevention. Information on dealing with difficult situations as well as numerous examples of the specific procedure for the individual therapy steps makes this book a valuable resource in treating patients suffering from agoraphobia and panic disorder. Target Group: psychotherapists, specialists for psychiatry and psychotherapy, specialists for psychosomatic medicine, clinical psychologists, coaches, students and teachers of psychology

    • Medicine

      Procrastination

      A Treatment Manual

      by Anna Höcker/Margarita Engberding/Fred Rist

      This manual provides therapists with a flexible, scientifically proven procedure to treat procrastination which can be used in individual and group sessions alike. After a description of the disorder and its associated patterns, the manual explains the various treatment modules in detail. The procedure is clearly structured and divided into various cognitive behavioral treatment units, which can be combined according to the individual’s needs and time available. The manual contains photocopiable materials that can be used to diagnose and treat the affected individual and are available on the CD-ROM that is included in the book. Target Group: psychotherapists, psychiatrists, coaches, school psychologists, trainers

    • Hypnosis

      Milton H Erickson MD

      An American Healer

      by Edited by Betty Alice Erickson and Bradford Keeney

      Milton H Erickson is one of the most studied people in the field of hypnosis and psychotherapy. Hundreds of thousands of words have been written analyzing his therapeutic methods and words with miles and miles of film, audio and video tapes. In 'Milton H Erickson MD: An American Healer' read about the man Milton H Erickson, rather than his psychotherapeutic techniques. Told from the perspective of three of his children, this book uniquely explores the personal side of this world famous psychiatrist.

    • Hypnosis

      101 Things I Wish I'd Known When I Started Using Hypnosis

      by Dabney Ewin

      ‘Always read the little book’-- Charles Dunlap, MD. Dr Dunlap rolled a small library of about 30 books into his medical class and told them it was a monumental compilation of everything that was known about diabetes, published in 1920, before the discovery of insulin. He then held up a book of about 200 pages and said ‘this was published in 1930, after the discovery of insulin. ‘Always read the little book’. Dabney Ewin has been teaching medical hypnosis for the past thirty years and in his experience he believes that a small book is likely to be a clear message by a knowledgeable author. This simple but immensely powerful book is a testament to all the ideas that Dr Ewin wished he had known about when he first starting practising hypnosis. He has sought to make this publication as little as possible, consistent with the message of seeking to take a complicated idea and presenting it in the simplest way.The words and phrases are designed to give any beginning or experienced student a foundation about the working of hypnosis. Divided into five sections with a comprehensive reference section for further reading, this book can be taken one page at a time from the beginning or browsed through randomly.

    • Psychotherapy

      Innovations in NLP for Challenging Times

      by Edited by L Michael Hall and Shelle Rose Charvet

      This long awaited book brings together some of the most recent innovations and applications of the traditional NLP model. Each chapter describes a new model or application and contains step by step instructions or a case study on how and when to apply it. For NLP Practitioners it provides an outstanding collection of new tools and ideas to take their practice forward.

    • Complementary medicine

      Knowing Through Changing

      The Evolution of Brief Strategic Therapy

      by Giorgio Nardone & Claudette Portelli

      This book details the epistemology and evolution of Brief Strategic Therapy. It covers the most advanced therapeutic interventions available for the treatment of various psychological problems, strategies designed by Prof. Nardone and his collaborators at the Brief Strategic Centre in Arezzo, Italy. It further emphasizes the importance of integrating research with everyday practice in order to continuously improve the field of psychotherapy.

    • Medical counselling

      Advanced Skills and Interventions in Therapeutic Counseling

      by Gordon Emmerson PhD

      Student engagement and enjoyment are vital elements for real learning and understanding. The individual lessons in Active Learning Increasing Flow in the Classroom motivate students through active involvement in the learning process. All ages

    • Hypnosis

      The Fertile Body Method

      A Practitioner's Manual : The Applications of Hypnosis and Other Mind-body Approaches for Fertility

      by Sjanie Hugo

      The Fertile Body Method is the first complete guide to working with fertility and related issues using hypnosis and other mind-body approaches. It offers in-depth information about infertility and its possible causes, provides practitioners with a thorough understanding of all related issues, as well as effective techniques for treating them.

    • Psychotherapy

      I Have a Voice

      How to Stop Stuttering

      by Bob G. Bodenhamer

      Stuttering has been in the shadows of public awareness for years. Sure, no one dies from stuttering, and it is not pervasive – only one percent of people stutter. Yet it is a malady that has not received a great deal of attention until recently. The King’s Speech, a British historical drama, made stuttering part of the public conversation. Moviegoers learned of the embarrassing pain that most “People Who Stutter” (PWS) suffer. The movie is about the young man who became the King of England just prior to the Second World War, revealing the painful experiences that stuttering created for him. The speech trainer in the movie, brings into focus this shocking fact stuttering is not about speech! It is about the “thinking” that is mostly unconscious and in “the back of the mind” of the PWS. In this volume, the author details a completely new approach to treating this debilitating condition. It both explains the structure of stuttering and blocking and provides cognitive tools for gaining more fluency. From identifying the origins of stuttering, through teaching how to think differently to working with stress, the author provides a unique approach to achieving more fluency.

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