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Positive psychology - essentially the scientific study of the
strengths that enable individuals and communities to thrive- is a
relatively new discipline that has experienced substantial growth
in the last 5-10 years. Research suggests that the principles and
theories from this area of study are highly relevant to the
practice of counseling and psychotherapy, and positive psychology
presents clinicians and patients with a much needed balance to the
more traditional focus on pathology and the disease model of mental
health. This book provides a comprehensive introduction to the
best-researched positive psychological interventions. It emphasizes
clinical application, providing a detailed view of how the research
can be applied to patients. Covering the broaden-and-build theory,
strengths-based therapy, mentoring modalities and more, the volume
will provide numerous assessment tools, exercises and worksheets
for use throughout the counseling and psychotherapy process.
Self-regulation refers to the self's ability to control its own
thoughts, emotions, and actions. Through self-regulation, we
consciously control how much we eat, whether we give in to impulse,
task performance, obsessive thoughts, and even the extent to which
we allow ourselves recognition of our emotions. This work provides
a synthesis and overview of recent and long-standing research
findings of what is known of the successes and failures of
The Psychology of Music serves as an introduction to an interdisciplinary field in psychology, which focuses on the interpretation of music through mental function. This interpretation leads to the characterization of music through perceiving, remembering, creating, performing, and responding to music. In particular, the book provides an overview of the perception of musical tones by discussing different sound characteristics, like loudness, pitch and timbre, together with interaction between these attributes. It also discusses the effect of computer resources on the psychological study of music through computational modeling. In this way, models of pitch perception, grouping and voice separation, and harmonic analysis were developed. The book further discusses musical development in social and emotional contexts, and it presents ways that music training can enhance the singing ability of an individual. The book can be used as a reference source for perceptual and cognitive psychologists, neuroscientists, and musicians. It can also serve as a textbook for advanced courses in the psychological study of music.
The new edition of "Crew Resource Management" continues to focus on CRM in the cockpit, but also emphasizes that the concepts and training applications provide generic guidance and lessons learned for a wide variety of "crews" in the aviation system as well as in the complex and high-risk operations of many non-aviation settings.
Long considered the "bible" in this field, much of the basic style and structure of the previous edition of Crew "Resource Management" is retained in the new edition. Textbooks are often heavily supplemented with or replaced entirely by course packs in advanced courses in the aviation field, as it is essential to provide students with cutting edge information from academic researchers, government agencies (FAA), pilot associations, and technology (Boeing, ALION). This edited textbook offers ideal coverage with first-hand information from each of these perspectives. Case examples, which are particularly important given the dangers inherent in real world aviation scenarios, are liberally supplied. An image collection and test bank make this the only text on the market with ancillary support.
New material includes: international and cultural aspects of CRM; design and implementation of Line-Oriented Flight Training (LOFT); airline applications beyond the cockpit; spaceflight resource management; non-aviation applications; AQP; LOSA; and special issues pertaining to low-cost airline carriers.
The second edition editors offer essential breath of experience
in aviation human factors from multiple perspectives (academia,
government, and private enterprise) and the contributors have all
been chosen as experts in their fields who represent the diversity
of the research of activities and organisational experience of
At a time when the mental health difficulties/disorders of the
elderly are coming to the fore of many practitioners' patient
rosters, naming and treating those problems is still too often
handled as an art as much as a science. Inconsistent practices
based on clinical experience and intuition rather than hard
scientific evidence of efficacy have for too long been the basis of
much treatment. Evidence-based practices help to alleviate some of
the confusion, allowing the practitioner to develop quality
practice guidelines that can be applied to the client, identify
appropriate literature that can be shared with the client,
communicate with other professionals from a knowledge-guided frame
of reference, and continue a process of self-learning that results
in the best possible treatment for clients.
People experiencing disorders in regulation are highly sensitive
to stimulation from the environment, emotionally reactive, and have
difficulty maintaining an organized and calm life style. They are
impulsive, easily frustrated, and as a result make decisions that
lead to an overwrought state-or who conversely retreat entirely
from the world. This disorder is most likely to accompany diagnoses
of bipolar or mood disorder, anxiety, depression,
obsessive-compulsive disorder, Asperger s syndrome, eating or sleep
disorders, and/or attention deficit disorder. This book instructs
therapists how best to treat the dysregulated adult, providing
diagnostic checklists, and a chapter by chapter inventory in
approaching treatment of dysregulation in a variety of life
Recent advances in the scientific understanding of the human mind
and brain along with the emphases on evidence-based practice and
competency-based education are creating increasing pressures to
update some of the traditional approaches to structuring and
organizing education and practice in the field. There have also
been many calls in recent years for a unified approach to
conceptualizing professional practice in psychology. This book
examines whether there exists a unified conceptual framework for
the field that is firmly based on current scientific understanding
regarding human development and functioning, that applies across
all the clinical populations and practice areas within the field,
and that would also help integrate professional psychology more
fully into health care and the sciences generally.
Health is maintained by the coordinated operation of all the
biological systems that make up the individual. "The Introduction
to Psychoneuroimmunology, 2e, "presents an overview of what has
been discovered by scientists regarding how bodily systems respond
to environmental challenges and intercommunicate to sustain health.
The book touches on the main findings from the current literature
without being overly technical and complex. The result is a
comprehensive overview of psychoneuroimmunology, which avoids
oversimplification, but does not overwhelm the reader.
Single authored for consistency of breadth and depth, with no redundancy of coverage between chapters
Covers endocrine-immune modulation, neuro-immune modulation, and the enhancing or inhibiting processes of one or more systems on the others
Expanded use of figures, tables, and text boxes
Online test bank for professors
"Online Counseling" gives practical insight into how
professionals can translate and extend their practice to the
electronic online medium. The volume provides an overview of
current research on the use and effectiveness of counseling online
and data on the idiosyncrasies of online behavior and
communication. The practical aspects of and skill sets required for
counseling online are discussed at length, as are technological,
ethical, legal and multicultural issues, treatment strategies, and
testing and assessment.
While the brain is ruled to a large extent by chemical
neurotransmitters, it is also a bioelectric organ. The collective
study of Quantitative ElectroEncephaloGraphs (QEEG-the conversion
of brainwaves to digital form to allow for comparison between
neurologically normative and dysfunctional individuals), Event
Related Potentials (ERPs - electrophysiological response to
stimulus) and Neurotherapy (the process of actually retraining
brain processes to) offers a window into brain physiology and
function via computer and statistical analyses of traditional EEG
patterns, suggesting innovative approaches to the improvement of
attention, anxiety, mood and behavior.
While it does not offer the breadth provided by an edited work,
this volume does provide a level of depth and detail that a single
author can deliver, as well as giving readers insight into the
personl theories of one of the preeminent leaders in the
Therapist's Guide to Clinical Intervention, Second Edition is a
must-have reference for clinicians completing insurance forms,
participating in managed care, or practicing in treatment settings
requiring formalized goals and treatment objectives. This
practical, hands-on handbook outlines treatment goals and
objectives for each type of psychopathology as defined by the
diagnostic and statistical manual by the American Psychiatric
Association, identifies skill-building resources, and provides
samples of all major professional forms.
The Handbook of Self-Regulation represents state-of-the-art
coverage of the latest theory, research, and developments in
applications of self-regulation research. Chapters are of interest
to psychologists interested in the development and operation of
self-regulation as well as applications to health, organizational,
clinical, and educational psychology.
"Play Therapy: Treatment Planning and Interventions: The Ecosystemic Model and Workbook, 2e," provides key information on one of the most rapidly developing and growing areas of therapy. Ecosystemic play therapy is a dynamic integrated therapeutic model for addressing the mental health needs of children and their families. The book is designed to help play therapists develop specific treatment goals and focused treatment plans as now required by many regulating agencies and third-party payers. Treatment planning is based on a comprehensive case conceptualization that is developmentally organized, strength-based, and grounded in an ecosystemic context of multiple interacting systems.
The text presents guidelines for interviewing clients and
families as well as pretreatment assessments and data gathering for
ecosystemic case conceptualization. The therapist's theoretical
model, expertise, and context are considered. The book includes
descriptions of actual play therapy activities organized by
social-emotional developmental levels of the children. Any
preparation the therapist may need to complete before the session
is identified, as is the outcome the therapist may expect. Each
activity description ends with a suggestion about how the therapist
might follow up on the content and experience in future sessions.
The activity descriptions are practical and geared to the child.
Case examples and completed sections of the workbook are provided.
It provides the therapist with an easy-to-use format for recording
critical case information, specific treatment goals, and the
overall treatment plan. Workbook templates can be downloaded and
adapted for the therapist's professional practice.
Published in August of 2008, WAIS IV is the most widely used intelligence test for adults in the world. Substantive changes were made to the WAIS-IV from the WAIS-III leaving clinicians with questions as to how to use and interpret the measure effectively. Written by the creators of the new test, this book serves as the ultimate insider's guide to the new test, providing users with the kind of access to norms and data that would be unavailable to any subsequent book on clinical use of this measure.
The book discusses the changes made between 3rd and 4th editions along with an FAQ and answers about use and interpretation. The reader is instructed how to interpret composite scores, and everything needed to use and interpret two entirely new composite scores: the General Ability Index (GAI), and the Cognitive Proficiency Index (CPI). This information does NOT appear in the manual accompanying the test.
The second section of the book focuses on WAIS IV use and
interpretation with special clinical applications and populations,
including with multicultural clients, in neuropsychological
settings, with individuals experiencing psychological disorders,
and with older adults. The editors and chapter authors have
exclusive access to proprietary WAIS IV data to run advanced
analyses and provide information beyond what is offered in the
This edited textbook isa fully updated and expanded version of the
highly successful first edition of "Human Factors in Aviation."
Written for the widespread aviation community - students,
engineers, scientists, pilots, managers, government personnel,
etc., HFA offers a comprehensive overview of the topic, taking
readers from the general to the specific, first covering broad
issues, then the more specific topics of pilot performance, human
factors in aircraft design, and vehicles and systems.
WIth the ongoing pressures for psychologists to practice
evidence-based care, and the requirement insurance carriers have
both for treatment goals, measurement of outcomes, and a focus on
brief therapy, functional analysis provides a framework for
achieving all of the above. Having proven itself in treating
behavioral problems in education, functional analysis is now being
applied more broadly to behavioral and psychologial disorders.
Exposure Therapy refers to any clinical intervention in which a
client directly confronts a source of fear. Since high levels of
anxiety can not be maintained indefinitely, repeated exposure leads
to decreased anxiety. This type of treatment is effective with
phobias, post traumatic stress disorder, obsessive compulsive
disorders, panic, generalized anxiety, and several other disorders.
It's also been found to be effective in helping to treat substance
abuse. Although exposure-based treatments have been extensively
researched and reported in the literature, there is no single
comprehensive treatment of exposure therapies. Writings tend to be
limited to larger pieces on treating specific disorders or types of
patients. A comprehensive book on the use of these treatments
across patient disorders will be of great use to practitioners.
This insightful book is a synoptic presentation of Causes and
Treatment of Alcoholism and Drug Addiction. It gives an insight
into Alcoholism and Drug Addiction genetic and/or acquired
etiologies through researched studies that draw the conclusion that
Addiction is a disease/ medical condition. It features the
treatment from detox followed by psychotherapy with evidence based
practices and supported by Aftercare programs to maintain sobriety
This book includes: An insight into Alcoholism and Drug Addiction Psychotherapy with evidence based practices Aftercare programs .Classification and effects of psychoactive drugs Drug screening proceduresMotivational InterviewingCauses and Treatment of Alcoholism and Drug Addiction Life and clinical experiencesCulture and Drug AddictionLevels of Care in Structured Programs"
The study of Quantitative EEGs and Neurofeedback offer a window
into brain physiology and function via computer and statistical
analyses, suggesting innovative approaches to the improvement of
attention, anxiety, mood and behavior. Resources for understanding
what QEEG and Neurofeedback is, how they are used, and to what
disorders and patients they can be applied are scarce, and this
volume serves as an ideal tool for clinical researchers and
practicing clinicians, providing a broad overview of the most
interesting topics relating to the techniques. The revised coverage
of advancements, new applications (e.g. Aspberger's, music therapy,
LORETA, etc.), and combinations of prior approaches make the second
edition a necessary companion to the first. The top scholars in the
field have been enlisted and contributions will offer both the
breadth needed for an introductory scholar and the depth desired by
a clinical professional.
This book is a collection of contemporary applications of psychological insights into practical human factors issues. The topics are arranged largely according to an information processing/energetic approach to human behavior. Consideration is also given to human-computer interaction and organizational design.
Introduction to Forensic Psychology, Third Edition, has been completely restructured to explain in greater detail how courses on forensic psychology are taught, making it more applicable as a textbook than previous editions. It also features more figures, tables and text boxes, making it a true textbook. What this book has that others do not is equal representation of criminal behavior, the court systems, and law enforcement/prisons. It also has equal representation of criminal and civil forensics. Other texts tend to be weighted towards just criminal behavior or just criminal justice and primarily criminal or civic forensics but not both. This new edition also has equal representation of issues to pertaining to adults and children. It contains new coverage of cyberbullying, tests and assessments in the courtroom, mental deficiency and competency to stand trial, and information on mothers who kill their children. Adult, juvenile and family issues are dealt with separately, making it easier to find what you need. Case illustrations dramatically highlight how the lives of individuals have been (or could be) impacted by developments in psychology and law. Chapters now include pedagogy, including outlines, main points, and relevant websites. This book is intended for professors teaching introduction to forensic psychology, as well as for students interested in adult, child, and family forensics as they apply to criminal and civic forensics law enforcement/prisons.
Modeled on the author's bestselling "Therapist s Guide to
Clinical Intervention, "this new book on child clinical
interventionpresents much of the material in outline or bullet
point format, allowing easy understanding of complex material for
the busy therapist. This clinician s guide to diagnosing and
treating disorders in children includes definitions of the
disorder, diagnostic criteria, the neurobiology of the disorder,
information on functional impairment, treatment planning, and
evidence-based interventions. The book additionally offers
adjunctive skill building resources to supplement traditional
therapy choices as well as forms for use in clinical
Learning about Learning Disabilities, 4e continues to provide equal attention to the intellectual, conceptual, and practical aspects of learning disabilities. The Fourth Edition of this popular title presents 80% new material, keeping the chapters up to date in this fast-moving field. With new contributors, and 11 new chapters, coverage is both comprehensive and thorough, encompassing the classification and identification of learning disabilities, learning disabilities in reading, writing, math, and social studies, interventions, and the issues germane to different age ranges of the learning disabled: children, adolescents, and adults. Readers will find Learning About Learning Disabilities, Fourth Edition suitable for use as a reference source for researchers or as a graduate level text.
Reviews of previous editions:
"This text provides a balanced focus on both the conceptual and
practical aspects of learning disabilities. Its research coverage
is more comprehensive and of greater depth than any other LD
textbook, and it is distinctive in its treatment of such important
areas as consultation skills and service delivery." -CHILD
ASSESSMENT NEWS .".. provides a broad overview of some important
issues in relation to the education and development of pupils with
learning disabilities... Wong has succeeded in providing detailed
descriptions and comments within a book which covers a broad range
of topics. Without exception the chapters are clearly written and
accessible, and many provide the reader with challenging ideas and
practical suggestions." -BRITISH JOURNAL OF SPECIAL EDUCATION
30% of children with learning disabilities drop out of high school, and 48% of those with learning disabilities are out of the workforce or unemployed.
Discusses different types of learning disabilities including problems with attention, memory, language, math, reading, and writing
Encompasses the impact of LD on learning as well as social competence and self-regulation
Provides research summaries on most effective ways to teach children with LD
Encompasses a lifespan perspective on LD, discussing the impact on children, adolescents, and adults
The "Handbook of Traffic Psychology" covers all key areas of
research in this field including theory, applications, methodology
and analyses, variables that affect traffic, driver problem
behaviors, and countermeasures to reduce risk on roadways.
Comprehensive in scope, the methodology section includes
case-control studies, self-report instruments and methods, field
methods and naturalistic observational techniques, instrumented
vehicles and in-car recording techniques, modeling and simulation
methods, in vivo methods, clinical assessment, and crash datasets
and analyses. Experienced researchers will better understand what
methods are most useful for what kinds of studies and students can
better understand the myriad of techniques used in this
"Advances in the Study of Behavior" was initiated over 40 years ago to serve the increasing number of scientists engaged in the study of animal behavior. That number is still expanding. This volume makes another important "contribution to the development of the field" by presenting theoretical ideas and research to those studying animal behavior and to their colleagues in neighboring fields. "Advances in the Study of Behavior" is now available online at ScienceDirect full-text online from volume 30 onward.
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