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Foundations of Professional Psychology - The End of Theoretical Orientations and the Emergence of the Biopsychosocial Approach... Foundations of Professional Psychology - The End of Theoretical Orientations and the Emergence of the Biopsychosocial Approach (Hardcover)
Timothy Melchert
R1,148 R1,078 Discovery Miles 10 780 Save R70 (6%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

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.
Presents a unified science-based conceptual framework for professional psychologyProvides an overview of the whole treatment process as informed by a biopsychosocial approach, from intake through outcomes assessmentAvoids highly technical language so that students and practitioners from across the field can follow the discussion

Online Counseling - A Handbook for Mental Health Professionals (Hardcover, 2nd edition): Ron Kraus, George Stricker, Cedric... Online Counseling - A Handbook for Mental Health Professionals (Hardcover, 2nd edition)
Ron Kraus, George Stricker, Cedric Speyer
R1,065 R1,002 Discovery Miles 10 020 Save R63 (6%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

"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.
* Foreword by Morgan Sammons and Patrick DeLeon, past president of the American Psychological Association
* The first comprehensive textbook designed to give clinicians and mental health students everything they need to understand and start providing mental health services via the Internet
* Each chapter includes study questions and key terms, making it ideal for use in graduate or continuing education settings
* Includes clear and comprehensive chapters on research and technology related to online counseling
* Contributors include past, present, and elected presidents of the International Society for Mental Health Online (ISMHO), the Inernet's leading resource for professionals interested in online counseling and other methods of delivering mental health services via the Internet

Adolescent Addiction - Epidemiology, Assessment, and Treatment (Hardcover): Cecilia A. Essau, Paul Delfabbro Adolescent Addiction - Epidemiology, Assessment, and Treatment (Hardcover)
Cecilia A. Essau, Paul Delfabbro
R1,126 Discovery Miles 11 260 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

"Adolescent Addiction: Epidemiology, Assessment, and Treatment" presents a comprehensive review of information on adolescent addiction, including prevalence and co-morbidity rates, risk factors to addiction, and prevention and treatment strategies. Unlike other books that may focus on one specific addiction, this book covers a wide range of addictions in adolescents, including alcohol, cannabis, tobacco, eating, gambling, internet and video games, and sex addiction. Organized into three sections, the book begins with the classification and assessment of adolescent addiction. Section two has one chapter each on the aforementioned addictions, discussing for each the definition, epidemiology, risk factors, co-morbidity, course and outcome, and prevention and intervention. Section three discusses the assessment and treatment of co-morbid conditions in greater detail as well as the social and political implications of adolescent addictions.
Intended to be of practical use to clinicians treating adolescent addiction, the book contains a wealth of information that will be of use to the researcher as well. Contributors to the book represent the US, Canada, the UK, New Zealand, and Australia.
About the Editor:
Cecilia A. Essau is professor of developmental psychopathology at Roehampton University in London, UK. Specializing in child and adolescent psychopathology, she has been an author or editor of 12 previous books in child psychopathology and is author of over 100 research articles and book chapters in this area.
* Comprehensive with the state-of-the-art information on important and the most common adolescent addiction
* Easy to understand and organized chapters
* Written by international experts

Losing Control - How and Why People Fail at Self-Regulation (Hardcover): Roy F Baumeister, Todd Heatherton, Dianne M. Tice Losing Control - How and Why People Fail at Self-Regulation (Hardcover)
Roy F Baumeister, Todd Heatherton, Dianne M. Tice
R1,495 R1,062 Discovery Miles 10 620 Save R433 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

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 self-regulation.
People the world over suffer from the inability to control their finances, their weight, their emotions, their craving for drugs, their sexual impulses, and more. The United States in particular is regarded by some observers as a society addicted to addiction. Therapy and support groups have proliferated not only for alcoholics and drug abusers but for all kinds of impulse control, from gambling to eating chocolate. Common to all of these disorders is a failure of self-regulation, otherwise known as "self-control."
The consequences of these self-control problems go beyond individuals to affect family members and society at large. In Losing Control, the authors provide a single reference source with comprehensive information on general patterns of self-regulation failure across contexts, research findings on specific self-control disorders, and commentary on the clinical and social aspects of self-regulation failure. Self-control is discussed in relation to what the "self" is, and the cognitive, motivational, and emotional factors that impinge on one's ability to control one's "self."
Key Features
* Discusses the importance of the concept of self-regulation to general issues of autonomy and identity
* Encompasses self-control of thoughts, feelings, and actions
* Contains a special section on the control of impulses and appetites
* First book to integrate recent research into a broad overview of the area

Therapist's Guide to Positive Psychological Interventions (Hardcover): Jeana L. Magyar-Moe Therapist's Guide to Positive Psychological Interventions (Hardcover)
Jeana L. Magyar-Moe
R1,289 R1,101 Discovery Miles 11 010 Save R188 (15%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

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.
- Summarizes the applications of research from positive psychology to the practice of counseling and psychotherapy
- Provides clinician a variety of assessments, worksheets, handouts, and take home and in-session exercises to utilize in the process of conducting therapy from a positive psychological perspective
- Provides general treatment planning guidelines for the appropriate use of such assessments, worksheets, handouts, and exercises
- Bibliography of positive psychology references to compliment the information provided in this book"

Introduction to Forensic Psychology - Court, Law Enforcement, and Correctional Practices (Hardcover, 3rd edition): Stacey L.... Introduction to Forensic Psychology - Court, Law Enforcement, and Correctional Practices (Hardcover, 3rd edition)
Stacey L. Shipley, Bruce A. Arrigo
R1,267 Discovery Miles 12 670 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

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.

Human Factors in Aviation (Paperback, 2nd edition): Eduardo Salas, Florian Jentsch, Dan Maurino Human Factors in Aviation (Paperback, 2nd edition)
Eduardo Salas, Florian Jentsch, Dan Maurino
R1,915 R1,782 Discovery Miles 17 820 Save R133 (7%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

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.
The new editors offer essential breath of experience on aviation human factors from multiple perspectives (i.e. scientific research, regulation, funding agencies, technology, and implementation) as well as knowledge about the science. Thecontributors are experts in their fields.
Topics carried over from the first edition arefully updated, severalby new authors who are now at the fore of the field. New material -whichrepresents 50% of the volume -focuses on the challenges facing aviation specialists today. One of the most significant developments in this decade has been NextGen, the Federal Aviation Administration's plan to modernize national airspace and to address the impact of air traffic growth by increasing airspace capacity and efficiency while simultaneously improving safety, environmental impacts and user access. NextGen issues arecovered in full. Other new topics include: High Reliability Organizational Perspective, Situation Awareness & Workload in Aviation, Human Error Analysis, Human-System Risk Management, LOSA, NOSS and Unmanned Aircraft System.
*Comprehensive text with up-to-date synthesis of primary source material that does not need to be supplemented
*New edition thoroughly updated with 50% new material and full coverage of NexGen and other modern issues
*Instructor website with test bank and image collection makes this the only text offering ancillary support
*Liberal use of case examples exposes readers to real-world examples of dangers and solutions"

Evidence-Based Counseling and Psychotherapy for an Aging Population (Hardcover): Morley D. Glicken Evidence-Based Counseling and Psychotherapy for an Aging Population (Hardcover)
Morley D. Glicken
R1,309 R1,108 Discovery Miles 11 080 Save R201 (15%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

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.
The proposed volume will provide practitioners with a state-of-the-art compilation of evidence-based practices in the assessment and treatment of elderly clients. As such it will be more clinically useful than anything currently on the market and will better enable practitioners to meet the demands faced in private and institutional practice. Focusing on the most current research and best evidence regarding assessment, diagnosis, and treatment, the volume covers difficulties including, but not limited to: social isolation/loneliness, elder abuse/neglect, depression and suicidal inclinations, anxiety disorders, substance abuse, dementias, prolonged bereavement, patients with terminal illnesses.
Because concrete research evidence is so often not used as the basis for practice, this book provides a timely guide for clinicians, social workers, and advanced students to a research-oriented approach to serving the mental health needs of elderly adults.
Fully covers assessment, diagnosis & treatment of the elderly, focusing on evidence-based practices
Consolidates broadly distributed literature into single source and specifically relates evidence-based tools to practical treatment, saving clinicians time in obtaining and translating information and improving the level of care they can provide
Detailed how-to explanation of practical evidence-based treatment techniques
Gives reader firm grasp of how to more effectively treat patients
Chapters directly address the range of conditions and disorders most common for this patient population - i.e. social isolation, elder abuse/neglect, depression, anxiety disorders, terminal illnesses/disabilites, bereavement, substance abuse, and dementias
Prepares readers for the conditions they will encounter in real world treamtent of an elderly patient population
Cites numerous case studies and provides integrative questions at the end of each chapter
Exposes reader to real-world application of each treatment discussed
Offers reader easy base for further study of subject, saving clinicians time

WAIS-IV Clinical Use and Interpretation - Scientist-Practitioner Perspectives (Hardcover): Lawrence G. Weiss, Donald H.... WAIS-IV Clinical Use and Interpretation - Scientist-Practitioner Perspectives (Hardcover)
Lawrence G. Weiss, Donald H. Saklofske, Diane L Coalson, Susan Engi Raiford
R1,089 R988 Discovery Miles 9 880 Save R101 (9%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

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 WAIS-IV manual.
* Provides practical advice on scoring and administration
* Facilitates understanding WAIS-IV use with special populations
* Describes use of the WAIS-IV with WMS-II"

Therapist's Guide to Clinical Intervention - The 1-2-3's of Treatment Planning (Paperback, 2nd edition): Sharon L.... Therapist's Guide to Clinical Intervention - The 1-2-3's of Treatment Planning (Paperback, 2nd edition)
Sharon L. Johnson
R1,124 Discovery Miles 11 240 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

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.
With over 30% new information, this new edition covers a variety of new special assessments including domestic violence, phobias, eating disorders, adult ADHD, and outpatient progress. New skill-building resources focus on surviving holiday blues, improving communication, overcoming shyness, teaching couples to fight "fair," surviving divorce, successful stepfamilies, managing anger, coping with post traumatic stress, and more. Additional professional forms have been added including treatment plans, a brief mental health evaluation, parent's questionnaire, and a contract for providing service for people with no insurance.
In a practical hands-on approach, this handbook:
* Outlines treatment goals and objectives for DSM-IV diagnoses
* Provides outlines for assessing special circumstances
* Offers skill building resources to supplement treatment
* Provides samples for a wide range of business and clinical forms
* Outlines treatment goals and objectives for DSM-IV diagnoses
* Outlines for assessing special circumstances
* Offers skill building resources to supplement treatment
* Provides samples for a wide range of business and clinical forms

Functional Analysis in Clinical Treatment (Hardcover): Peter Sturmey Functional Analysis in Clinical Treatment (Hardcover)
Peter Sturmey
R1,401 R1,310 Discovery Miles 13 100 Save R91 (6%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

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.
In his 1996 book (Functional Analysis in Clinical Psychology, Wiley UK), Sturmey applied the functional behavioral approach to case formulation across a wide range of psychological disorders and behaviors. Since the publication of his book, no other volume has taken an explicit behavioral approach to case formulation. The changes that have occurred over the last 10 years in behavioral case formulation have been significant and substantial. They include (a) a large expansion of the range of problems addressed, such as ADHD, (b) a range of new verbal behavior therapies such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapies, (c) increased area of activity in the area of autism spectrum disorders; (d) many publications in how to train professionals, staff and parents in behavioral technology, and (e) new assessment instruments and procedures.
*Makes theories of functional analysis accessible to a wide range of mental health professionals
*Reviews behavioral assessment methods and strategies for case formulation
*Offers readers a practical, organized, data-based means of understanding psychiatric conditions for intervening effectively and measuring positive change

Play Therapy Treatment Planning and Interventions - The Ecosystemic Model and Workbook (Paperback, 2nd edition): Kevin John... Play Therapy Treatment Planning and Interventions - The Ecosystemic Model and Workbook (Paperback, 2nd edition)
Kevin John O'Connor, Sue Ammen
R1,081 R949 Discovery Miles 9 490 Save R132 (12%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

"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.
Presents a comprehensive theory of play therapyClearly relates the theoretical model to interventionsProvides examples of the application of both the theory and the intervention model to specific casesDescribes actual play therapy activitiesWorkbook format provides a means of obtaining comprehensive intake and assessment dataCase examples provided throughout"

Handbook of Exposure Therapies (Hardcover, Illustrated Ed): David C. S. Richard, Dean Lauterbach Handbook of Exposure Therapies (Hardcover, Illustrated Ed)
David C. S. Richard, Dean Lauterbach
R1,668 R1,555 Discovery Miles 15 550 Save R113 (7%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

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.
The book is divided into three sections: Foundation, Applications, and Issues. Foundation chapters considers theoretical and assessment issues. Applications chapters will discuss research literature on each disorder having been proven to be successfully treated with exposure therapy. Issue chapters will discuss liability issues, false memory syndrome, and the use of computers and virtual reality in exposure therapy.
*Covers the broad range of exposure therapies in one comprehensive source
*Provides an integrated look at exposure therapy across a variety of disorders
*Each such chapter will include a case study
*Blends literature review and practice guidelines

Practical Skills and Clinical Management of Alcoholism and Drug Addiction (Hardcover, New): Samuel Obembe Practical Skills and Clinical Management of Alcoholism and Drug Addiction (Hardcover, New)
Samuel Obembe
R1,042 R869 Discovery Miles 8 690 Save R173 (17%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

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 and recovery.

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"

Human Factors Psychology, Volume 47 (Hardcover): Peter A. Hancock Human Factors Psychology, Volume 47 (Hardcover)
Peter A. Hancock
R1,445 Discovery Miles 14 450 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

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.

The Dysregulated Adult - Integrated Treatment Approaches (Hardcover): Georgia A. DeGangi The Dysregulated Adult - Integrated Treatment Approaches (Hardcover)
Georgia A. DeGangi
R978 R926 Discovery Miles 9 260 Save R52 (5%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

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 skills.
Informs the therapist how dysregulation relates to multiple disordersIncludes clinical observations and case studiesGives the therapist tools and techniques for the client to understand his behavior, reframe problems in a positive way, and take responsibility for behavior changeEncompasses sensory integration therapy and mind-body techniques for the therapist to guide the client toward self-calmingEmphasis on effective relational dynamics between the client and significant persons in his or her lifeSeparate chapters on how to treat dysregulation effects on multiple behaviors, including mood regulation, behavioral control, inattention, sleep, feeding, and social interactions"

Therapist's Guide to Pediatric Affect and Behavior Regulation (Paperback, New): Sharon L. Johnson Therapist's Guide to Pediatric Affect and Behavior Regulation (Paperback, New)
Sharon L. Johnson
R915 R799 Discovery Miles 7 990 Save R116 (13%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

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 practice.
Outlines treatment goals and objectives for diagnosis Discusses interventions and the evidence basis for each Offers skill building resources to supplement treatment Provides business and clinical forms for use with child patients "

Learning About Learning Disabilities (Hardcover, 4th edition): Bernice Y.L. Wong, Deborah L. Butler Learning About Learning Disabilities (Hardcover, 4th edition)
Bernice Y.L. Wong, Deborah L. Butler
R2,007 Discovery Miles 20 070 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

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
Learning Disabilities occur in 20% of the population. Three million children in the US have a learning disability and receive special education in school.

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

Introduction to Psychoneuroimmunology (Hardcover, 2nd edition): Jorge H. Daruna Introduction to Psychoneuroimmunology (Hardcover, 2nd edition)
Jorge H. Daruna
R1,358 Discovery Miles 13 580 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

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

Handbook of Traffic Psychology (Hardcover): Bryan E. Porter Handbook of Traffic Psychology (Hardcover)
Bryan E. Porter
R2,812 R2,359 Discovery Miles 23 590 Save R453 (16%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

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 discipline.
Focuses specifically on traffic, as opposed to transportCovers all key areas of research in traffic psychology including theory, applications, methodology and analyses, variables that affect traffic, driver problem behaviors, and countermeasures to reduce the risk of variables and behaviorContents include how to conduct traffic research and how to analyze dataContributors come from more than 10 countries, including US, UK, Japan, Netherlands, Ireland, Switzerland, Mexico, Australia, Canada, Turkey, France, Finland, Norway, Israel, and South Africa"

Advances in the Study of Behavior, Volume 41 (Hardcover): John C Mitani, H. Jane Brockmann, Timothy J. Roper, Marc Naguib,... Advances in the Study of Behavior, Volume 41 (Hardcover)
John C Mitani, H. Jane Brockmann, Timothy J. Roper, Marc Naguib, Katherine E Wynne-Edwards
R3,603 Discovery Miles 36 030 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

"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.

The Social Validity Manual - A Guide to Subjective Evaluation of Behavior Interventions (Hardcover): Stacy L. Carter The Social Validity Manual - A Guide to Subjective Evaluation of Behavior Interventions (Hardcover)
Stacy L. Carter
R2,061 Discovery Miles 20 610 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Applied Behavior Analysis is the science of applying experimentally derived principles of behavior to improve socially significant behavior. The research and application of ABA contributes to a wide range of practical areas, including AIDS prevention, education, gerontology, language acquisition and parenting, and ABA-based interventions have gained particular popularity in the last 20 years related to teaching students with autism spectrum disorders. Social Validity, a concept used in such behavioral intervention research, focuses on whether the goals of treatment, the intervention techniques used and the outcomes achieved are acceptable, relevant, and useful to the individual in treatment. Judgments are made (often via clinical trials) about the effects of the intervention based on statistical significance and magnitude of effect. Essentially, social validity alerts us as to whether or not the ABA-based intervention has had a palpable impact and actually helped people in ways that are evident in everyday life.
This clinical research volume offers a detailed evaluation of the extant findings on Social Validity, as well as discussion of newly emerging factors which reemphasize the need for well-developed methods of examining SV. Basic conceptualizations, measurement, research findings, applications, ethics, and future implications are discussed in full, and novel recommendations relating back to clinical treatment are provided. The volume will give readers a firm understanding of the general concept of SV, help them become familiar with the research methods and findings, and teach them how to establish and evaluate the Social Validity of individual interventions and treatment programs.
Consolidates literature broadly distributed across journals and book chapters into single source
Provides discussion of SV in greater depth and breadth than is found in other sources, which generally just focus on general conceptualization and broad research findings
Describes how concept of SV can be influential in numerous areas of clinical practice

Advances in the Study of Behavior, Volume 39 (Hardcover, 39th edition): H. Jane Brockmann, Charles T. Snowdon, Timothy J.... Advances in the Study of Behavior, Volume 39 (Hardcover, 39th edition)
H. Jane Brockmann, Charles T. Snowdon, Timothy J. Roper, Marc Naguib, Katherine E Wynne-Edwards
R3,593 Discovery Miles 35 930 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

"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.

Handbook of Crime Correlates (Hardcover): Lee Ellis, Kevin M. Beaver, John Wright Handbook of Crime Correlates (Hardcover)
Lee Ellis, Kevin M. Beaver, John Wright
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Over the past two centuries, many aspects of criminal behavior have been investigated. Finding this information and making sense of it all is difficult when many studies would appear to offer contradictory findings. The "Handbook of Crime Correlates "collects in one source the summary analysis of crime research worldwide. It provides over 400 tables that divide crime research into nine broad categories: Pervasiveness and intra-offending relationships Demographic factors Ecological and macroeconomic factors Family and peer factors Institutional factors Behavioral and personality factors Cognitive factors Biological factors Crime victimization and fear of crime Within these broad categories, tables identify regions of the world and how separate variables are or are not positively or negatively associated with criminal behavior. Criminal behavior is broken down into separate offending categories of violent crime, property crime, drug offenses, sex offenses, delinquency, general and adult offenses, and recidivism. Accompanying each table is a description of what each table indicates in terms of the positive or negative association of specific variables with specific types of crime by region. This book should serve as a valuable resource for criminal justice personnel and academics in the social and life sciences interested in criminal behavior.

References and all tabular materials can be found at our website: http: //booksite.elsevier.com/Ellis/

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Subtypes and Spectrum Conditions (Hardcover): Jonathan S Abramowitz, Dean McKay, Steven Taylor Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Subtypes and Spectrum Conditions (Hardcover)
Jonathan S Abramowitz, Dean McKay, Steven Taylor
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Researchers and clinicians working with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders (OCD) and related disorders who need the most current information available will find this volume of great use. This work covers contemporary theory, research, and treatment of the various subtypes of OCD and problems often referred to as OCD spectrum disorders.
As the mental health field considers the next iteration of the DSM, an entire research agenda is being planned to elucidate issues such as how best to understand and classify OCD. The questions of subtypes and spectrum disorders are at the heart of this issue and will guide how OCD is conceptualized in DSM-V. This volume, dedicated to such diagnostic, theoretical, and treatment issues, helps informs the field of the most up-to-date knowledge and what remains to be resolved.
* Deconstructs OCD into its subtypes
* Reviews current research and treatment for these problems
* Considers how OCD will be conceptualized in DSM-V
* Represents an international scope with contributions from field experts in psychology, psychiatry, and social work
* Includes critical discussion of the OCD subtype and OCD spectrum concepts

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