Neuroscience For Psychologists And Other Mental Health Professionals

Author: Dr. Jill Littrell, PhD, LCSW
Editor: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826122787
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Harnesses new research about the link between neuroscience and immunology that underlies promising nonpharmacological treatment for mental disorders As researchers learn more about the neuroscience and neurobiology of mental disorders, the prevailing understanding of how to treat these conditions-often favoring the use of psychotropic medications-is changing rapidly. This book harnesses cutting-edge research about how neuroscience integrated with recent findings in immunology can explain behavioral syndromes and describes nonpharmacological approaches for ameliorating psychic distress and promoting wellbeing. The text discusses the pros and cons of using pharmaceuticals for treating different categories of mental distress in adults and children while illuminating key developments in alternative approaches to treatment-encompassing lifestyle changes related to diet, exercise, and strong interpersonal relationships-that have value and can lead to improved outcomes without medication. These new approaches are discussed as additions to the other research-validated techniques that are already offered in the therapeutic community. The book presents the latest neuroscience and physiological explanations behind the major diagnostic categories of mental illness-including schizophrenia, depression, anxiety, and addiction-that underlie traditional pharmaceutical treatment interventions and describe how and why non-pharmaceutical treatment strategies can be effective. It integrates current information about brain function and its chemical underpinnings with new research about immunology that identifies the mechanism through which lifestyle changes can obviate stress and offer new avenues for wellbeing. Of particular note is cutting-edge information about fast-spiking GABA interneurons and the role of NMDA receptors in psychosis, the role of inflammatory processes in mood disorders, and gut microbiota' s influence on inflammation. The book also explores the physiology undergirding health and resilience, offering a research-based rationale for viewing the mind and body as inseparable for treatment purposes. Students and mental health professionals in social work, counseling, and psychology will learn the benefits of delivering treatment interventions geared toward prevention and amelioration of distress, through lifestyle changes such as diet, exercise, and maintaining regular sleep and daily routines. Key Features: Presents the latest information on the neuroscience behind disorders such as schizophrenia, major depression, anxiety disorders, and addictions Explains the mechanisms through which diet and exercise can influence mood disorders and psychosis Covers the latest on the efficacy and side effects of antidepressants, antipsychotics, anxiolytics, mood stabilizers, and stimulants Discusses ADHD, depression, pediatric bipolar, issues for children in the child welfare system, and advocacy efforts Prepares mental health professionals to provide services in a primary health care setting in the role of the behavioral health professional

Social Work Leaders Through History

Author: Dr. Jessica Gladden, PhD, LMSW
Editor: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826146457
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Vividly portraying the personal and professional lives of social work luminaries from the 19th to the present century, this text links their groundbreaking contributions in social work to current CSWE core competencies. The book focuses on leaders who shaped the field across modern American history — the Progressive Era, the Great Society, the New Deal, the Postwar period, and others—and examines their lives in the context of the social and historical environment, their contributions to social work, and lessons from their experiences that are still relevant to social work today. Through detailed, engaging life stories and photographs, readers—including undergraduates, graduate students, and practicing social workers—will learn about the profession’s rich history rooted in charitable work, “friendly visitors,” and social justice advocacy. The book also touches upon the contributions of early social work pioneers as well as those leading us forward in the 21st century. The book will provide important historical groundwork for classes in social welfare policy, introduction to social work, and social work history courses. Chapters include discussion questions and activities to facilitate professional growth and personal development. A robust instructor package offers PowerPoint slides and a sample syllabus. Key Features: Delivers vivid, detailed accounts of leading figures in social work history Presents lessons directly applicable to social work today Dovetails with CSWE’s 2015 EPAS Competencies Incorporates discussion questions and activities encouraging professional growth and personal reflection Includes PowerPoint slides and sample syllabus

Characters On The Couch Exploring Psychology Through Literature And Film

Author: Dean Haycock
Editor: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 144083699X
Size: 16,85 MB
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Providing intriguing insights for students, film buffs, and readers of various genres of fiction, this fascinating book delves into the psychology of 100 well-known fictional characters. • Provides an engaging and entertaining way to learn about both positive psychology and mental health issues through the behavior of interesting and often familiar characters, leading to a better understanding of human behavior • Helps readers distinguish realistic depictions of psychological disorders from inaccurate ones, providing a basis for avoiding negative mental health stereotypes and stigma associated with mental illness • Covers a wide range of behaviors and psychological disorders arranged in a convenient format, making it easy to find and learn about particular topics that can be read in or out of order

Introduction To Clinical Psychology

Author: John Hunsley
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119301513
Size: 16,41 MB
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TRY (FREE for 14 days), OR RENT this title: www.wileystudentchoice.com Introduction to Clinical Psychology: An Evidence-Based Approach 4ce by University of Ottawa authors Catherine M. Lee and John Hunsley introduces students to the theories and practices of clinical psychology and conveys the important work done by clinical psychologists. This text is designed to be helpful not only to those who will go on to careers in clinical psychology, but also to those who will choose other career paths.

Mental Health And Human Rights

Author: Michael Dudley
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199213968
Size: 15,46 MB
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People with mental disorders often suffer the worst conditions of life - a problem exacerbated by social stigma. In practice, the international community still tends to prioritise human rights in a manner that largely ignores mental health, which in turn remains in the shadow of physical-health programs. This book is the first comprehensive survey of the mental health/human rights relationship. It examines the relationships and histories of mental health and human rights, and their interconnections with law, culture, ethnicity, class, economics, biology, and stigma. It investigates the responsibilities of states in securing the rights of those with mental disabilities, the predicaments of specific vulnerable groups, and the challenge of promoting and protecting mental health in general.

The Handbook Of Sport Neuropsychology

Author: Frank Webbe
Editor: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826115721
Size: 13,54 MB
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"...both the perspective and the scope of this volume are well conceived and executed. This book provides an important platform for developing expertise in a fascinating and growing field. It is required reading from my students...Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology "The book will provide an excellent reference for health care providers in the area of concussion management and the increased emphasis on the incorporation of neurocognitive testing and the role of neuropsychologists. This is information that needs to out in the Sports Medicine arena as to how to incorporate neuropsychologists in the Sports Medicine team." --Steven L. Cole, ATC Associate Athletic Director, Internal Operations College of William and Mary "Dr. Webbe has used his vast knowledge and experience in the field of sports neuropsychology to create a superb road map, which provides important information and direction for the study of sports concussion. This handbook reflects his skill in attracting some of the world's leaders in sports neuropsychology as chapter authors, and his ability to organize and integrate their unique funds of knowledge." --Jeffrey T. Barth, PhD University of Virginia School of Medicine An estimated 300,000 sport-related concussions occur every year in the United States, many of which lead to short- or long-term impairment or even sudden death. Frank Webbe, one of the foremost leaders in the field, has compiled the most up-to-date, comprehensive volume on sport neuropsychology currently available. It presents, through the contributions of leading practitioners in the field, an exhaustive study of sport-related concussions and the multitude of management and treatment issues that arise from them. The handbook is structured within a conceptual framework, which includes an overview of the field, ethical considerations, risk factors and mechanisms, diagnosis and assessment, and counseling and rehabilitation principles. It integrates research findings from a wide variety of professional and amateur sports, including football, hockey, boxing, wrestling, and others. The book also addresses collateral effects of mild and traumatic head injury such as Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, and depression. Synthesizing all the diverse facets of the burgeoning field of sport neuropsychology, this clear and concise volume will serve as a springboard for research yet to be realized. Key features: Integrates knowledge from sports and exercise science with neuropsychology Includes the latest research on the role of neuroimaging and electrophysical approaches to understanding concussion Clarifies the professional training and ethical behavior of a sport neuropsychologist Highlights the emotional components of concussion Discusses the acute and chronic effects of repeated head trauma

Military Psychology Second Edition

Author: Carrie H. Kennedy
Editor: Guilford Press
ISBN: 1462506569
Size: 13,33 MB
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Widely regarded as the authoritative work in the field, this book comprehensively explores the psychological needs of today's service members and how to meet them effectively. Expert contributors review best practices for conducting fitness-for-duty evaluations and other types of assessments, treating frequently encountered clinical problems, responding to disasters, and promoting the health and well-being of all personnel. The book also examines the role of mental health professionals in enhancing operational readiness, with chapters on crisis and hostage negotiation, understanding terrorists, and more. New to This Edition *The latest scientific knowledge, clinical interventions, and training recommendations. *Chapter on acute combat stress. *Chapter on post-deployment problems, including PTSD and depression. *Chapter on military psychology ethics. *Coverage of blast concussion screening and evaluation.

Chronic Mental Illness And The Changing Scope Of Intervention Strategies Diagnosis And Treatment

Author: Prasad, Barre Vijaya
Editor: IGI Global
ISBN: 1522505202
Size: 15,60 MB
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Although the epidemiology of mental illnesses is innately complex, there have been many strides in the diagnosis and treatment of chronic mental illnesses as more research is being conducted in the field. As more information becomes available, mental health professionals are able to develop more effective plans for caring for their patients. Chronic Mental Illness and the Changing Scope of Intervention Strategies, Diagnosis, and Treatment examines emergent research on the identification and epidemiology of various mental illnesses. Featuring information on the prevalence of the disease, psychopharmacological advancements, and strategies for the management of chronic mental illnesses, this book is ideally suited for students, psychiatrists, psychologists, neurologists, social workers, rehabilitation therapists, and other health professionals interested in learning more about shifting practices in the mental health sector.

The Mark Of Shame

Author: Stephen P. Hinshaw
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019973092X
Size: 17,79 MB
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"In this book, Stephen P. Hinshaw examines the long-standing tendency to stigmatize those with mental illness. He also provides practical, multilevel strategies for overcoming this serious problem, including enlightened social policies that encourage contact with those afflicted, media coverage emphasizing their underlying humanity, family education, and responsive treatment."--Jacket.

Child Psychology And Psychiatry

Author: David Skuse
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119995744
Size: 11,59 MB
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Written by leading clinicians and research experts in the fields of child development and psychopathology, this book is an authoritative and up to date guide for psychologists, psychiatrists, paediatricians and other professionals working with vulnerable children. The opening chapters outline neurobiological, genetic, familial and cultural influences upon child development, especially those fostering children's resilience and emotional wellbeing. Discussion of the acquisition of social and emotional developmental competencies leads on to reviews of child psychopathology, clinical diagnoses, assessment and intervention. Developed with busy professionals and trainees in mind, it is comprehensively yet concisely written, using visual aids to help the reader absorb information rapidly and easily. This book is an essential purchase for those working or training in all clinical and community child settings.