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Arthur MacNeill Horton, Jr., EdD, ABPP, ABPN,Chad A. Noggle, PhD, ABN,Raymond S. Dean, PhD, ABPP, ABN, ABPdN

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Rik Carl D\'Amato, PhD,Lawrence C. Hartlage, PhD

The field of clinical neuropsychology has grown substantially since the first edition of Essentials of Neuropsychological Assessment was published in 1987. While retaining much of its original structure, this new edition has been thoroughly updated and expanded. Chapter 5-- "The Neuropsychological Examination"--has been broken into three separate chapters that focus on specific neuropsychological batteries. And three new chapters on brain imaging, neuroanatomy, and cross-cultural issues in neuropsychology have been added. The resulting new edtion is a substantial expansion upon the earlier one. The book is written for recently-trained neuropsychology practitioners and PhD students in clinical psychology who are preparing for careers in neuropsychology. But it should also appeal to experienced clinicians who need a primer on neuropsychological assessment.

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Elizabeth M. Dowling,W. George Scarlett

The Encyclopedia of Religious and Spiritual Development is the first reference work to focus on the developmental process of religion and spirituality across the human life span. Spiritual development is an important part of human development that has links to identity development, moral development, and civic engagement. This innovative Encyclopedia offers insight into the characteristics of people and their contexts that interact to influence religious and spiritual development over time. Editors Elizabeth M. Dowling and W. George Scarlett provide readers with glimpses into the religious and spiritual developmental trajectories of people from all over the world, from many different religious and spiritual backgrounds.

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Amy Wenzel

Abnormal and clinical psychology courses are offered in psychology programs at universities worldwide, but the most recent major encyclopedia on the topic was published many years ago. Although general psychology handbooks and encyclopedias include essays on abnormal and clinical psychology, such works do not provide students with an accessible reference for understanding the full scope of the field. The SAGE Encyclopedia of Abnormal and Clinical Psychology, a 7-volume, A-Z work (print and electronic formats), will be such an authoritative work. Its more than 1,400 entries will provide information on fundamental approaches and theories, various mental health disorders, assessment tools and psychotherapeutic interventions, and the social, legal, and cultural frameworks that have contributed to debates in abnormal and clinical psychology. Key features include: 1,400 signed articles contained in 7 volumes and available in choice of print and/or electronic formats although organized A-to-Z, front matter includes a Reader’s Guide grouping related entries thematically back matter includes a Chronology, Resource Guide, Bibliography, and detailed Index entries conclude with References/Further Readings and Cross References to related entries the Index, Reader’s Guide themes, and Cross References between and among entries all combine to provide robust search-and-browse features in the electronic version.

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Elaine Wyllie

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Steven Taylor, PhD, ABPP,Dean McKay, PhD, ABPP,Jonathan S. Abramowitz, PhD, ABPP,Gordon J. G. Asmundson, PhD

This book synthesizes the best of the new research related to anxiety disorders and how they are classified and diagnosed. Dr. Dean McKay and his co-editors have brought together leading authorities from multiple theoretical traditions to present the new directions and perspectives in the field of anxiety research. The contributors also discuss why current classification systems are inadequate, and what revisions should be made. The book presents in-depth discussions of how anxiety disorders are understood and assessed, as well as potential new implications for DSM-V. Key features: Covers the existing descriptive approach to the study of anxiety disorders, its adequacy in diagnosis, and its limitations Discusses the major theoretical and methodological approaches used to assess anxiety, such as fear circuitry, taxometric methods, actigraphy, neuroscience, and behavioral genetics Reviews diagnostic and classification controversies that center on specific anxiety disorders, such as obsessive-compulsive disorder, social anxiety, posttraumatic stress disorder, and worry This book covers the full spectrum of theoretical and empirical approaches used in the study, diagnosis, and classification of anxiety problems. In short, this volume serves as the authoritative reference book on the conceptualization and diagnosis of anxiety disorders.

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Stefan G. Hofmann

Psychobiological Approaches for Anxiety Disorders presents a comprehensive overview of the latest empirical evidence and research results on combining pharmacological agents and CBT techniques for the treatment of anxiety disorders. The first book to focus on the issue of enhancing CBT with pharmacological agents Features chapters from leading authors in the fields of psychiatry, pharmacology, clinical psychology, neuroscience, and emotion research Contributes significantly to the field by summarizing the contemporary research in combination treatments in anxiety disorders A valuable resource for clinicians in training, as well as experienced clinicians seeking to help patients with anxiety disorders

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Joseph H. Ricker, PhD,ANPP,CN,RP

This text clearly presents a multitude of variables that potentially affect the results of neuropsychological tests. THe chapter authors, all noted experts in their respective fields, begin with a general discussion of neuropsychological constructs known to impact performance on neuropsychological tests, including demographics, personality, and sociocultural factors. They then present an empirical approach to assessment. They focus on the disorders under discussion (not solely the tests that might be used in diagnosis) and reflect the contributions the field has made to detecting differences in disorders that have neurological underpinnings. The disorders reviewed include dementia, HIV-related syndromes, adult seizure disorders, toxic exposure, mild to severe brain injury, and chronic fatigue syndrome.

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Thomas F. Collura

Technical Foundations of Neurofeedback provides, for the first time, an authoritative and complete account of the scientific and technical basis of EEG biofeedback. Beginning with the physiological origins of EEG rhythms, Collura describes the basis of measuring brain activity from the scalp and how brain rhythms reflect key brain regulatory processes. He then develops the theory as well as the practice of measuring, processing, and feeding back brain activity information for biofeedback training. Combining both a "top down" and a "bottom up" approach, Collura describes the core scientific principles, as well as current clinical experience and practical aspects of neurofeedback assessment and treatment therapy. Whether the reader has a technical need to understand neurofeedback, is a current or future neurofeedback practitioner, or only wants to understand the scientific basis of this important new field, this concise and authoritative book will be a key source of information. .

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Paul Gilbert, FBPsS

The relatively new and controversial evolutionary approaches to psychopathology are examined in this collection edited by Paul Gilbert. Leading contributors explore some of the central evolutionary concepts that may have implications for cognitive theory and practice. The collection also focuses on specific problems where evolutionary-cognitive theory approach has been effective, for example on issues of optimism/pessimism, fear and anxiety, and command hallucinations in psychosis.

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Carrie Winterowd, PhD,Aaron T. Beck, MD,Daniel Gruener, MD

This manual begins with an introduction to chronic, nonmalignant pain treatment and some of the main pain theories, as well as approaches to pain management . The core of the book delineates the application of Beck's cognitive therapy assessment and intervention strategies with this client population, and offers an easy-to-follow structured approach. The book provides case examples and therapist-patient dialogues to demonstrate cognitive therapy in action and illustrate ways to improve collaborative efforts between practitioners and patients.

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Albert Ellis, PhD,Windy Dryden, PhD

Reissued with a new foreword by Raymond DiGiuseppe, PhD, ScD, St. John's University "New trainees often get the theory of psychopathology; they struggle to get the case conceptualization and the strategic plan. Then they ask themselves. "What do I do now?" Going from the abstractions to the actions is not always clear. The Practice of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy represents a compilation of years of theoretical and clinical insights distilled into a specific theory of disturbance and therapy and deductions for specific clinical strategies and techniques....The structure of this books focuses on an explication of the theory, a chapter on basic practice, and a chapter on an in depth case study. A detailed chapter follows on the practice of individual psychotherapy. Although the book is not broken into sections, the next four chapters represent a real treasure. The authors focus on using REBT in couples, family, group, and marathons sessions. Doing REBT with one person is difficult to learn. Once the clinician adds more people to the room with different and sometimes competing agendas things get more complicated. These chapters will not only help the novice clinician but also the experienced REBT therapists work better in these types of sessions. So, consider yourself lucky for having picked up this book. Reading it will help many people get better." - From the Foreword by Raymond DiGiuseppe, PhD, ScD, Director of Professional Education, Albert Ellis Institute; Professor and Chair, Department of Psychology, St. John's University This edition, involving a unique collaboration between Albert Ellis and the world's greatest Ellis scholar, Windy Dryden, modernizes Ellis's pioneering theories. The book begins with an explanation of rational emotive behavior therapy as a general treatment model and then addresses different treatment modalities, including individual, couple, family, and sex therapy. The authors have added material new since the book's original edition on teaching the principles of unconditional self-acceptance in a structured group setting. With extensive use of actual case examples to illustrate each of the different settings, and a new brand new foreword by Raymond DiGiuseppe that sets the book into its 21st-century context.

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Frank Webbe

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Susan L. Simonds, PhD

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Dominic A. Carone, Ph.D.

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Jan Leslie Holtz, PhD

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Jordan Zarren, MSW, DAHB,Bruce Eimer, PhD, ABPP

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Frank L. Gardner, PhD, ABPP,Zella E. Moore, PsyD

The MAC approach developed by connecting the more traditional scientific knowledge base on human performance and self-regulation to more contemporary findings to do with meta-cognitive processes, emotion regulation, and acceptance-based behavioral interventions. Written by the originators of the MAC model, this book will provide both the necessary theory, empirical background, and a structured step-by-step, easy-to-use protocol for the understanding, assessment, conceptualization, and enhancement of human performance. It is a protocol that can be readily adapted for a wide variety of high-performing clientele--from athletes and business people, to sales people, professionals in a variety of fields, and emergency/military personnel. The material can be integrated by practicing clinicians as an adjunctive intervention strategy to help clients with specific performance problems. Numerous case examples, forms, handouts, in- and out-of-session assignments and activities, and verbatim client instructions are included.

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Dr. Bruce A. Thyer, PhD, LCSW, BCBA-D,Dr. Monica G. Pignotti, PhD, LMSW

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Dennis R. Maki, PhD, CRC, NCC

Based on the Handbook of Rehabilitation Counseling (Rigger/Maki 2004), this new volume has been completely revised and updated to accommodate the overarching changes that have recently occurred in the field. It reflects the new, accepted definition of rehabilitation counseling as a specialization within the field of counseling and demonstrates how the knowledge, skills and attitudes of rehabilitation counseling complement those of mental health counseling. The volume now includes an increased emphasis on education in general counseling, and mental health and substance abuse counseling; empirically supported practice; and a focus on the globalization of professional practice in rehabilitation counseling. It has been organized within a new conceptual framework for ease of use, and is based on the authors' ecological model that is a core framework for the book and the field itself. Key Features: Places rehabilitation counseling firmly within the profession of counseling Imparts the essence of the transformative rehabilitation practice Compatible with both CORE and CACREP standards for basic professional identity content Authored by nationally recognized experts in specialized topics who are acknowledge leaders in their field Designed for the practical use of students and instructors of introductory courses, as well as practicing professionals New to This Edition: Learning objectives for each chapter Content review and discussion questions for each chapter to enhance active learning PowerPoint presentations for instructors' use Model syllabus for an introduction to rehabilitation counseling course for instructors Exhaustive in scope, The Professional Practice of Rehabilitation Counseling will provide the expertise necessary for new graduates and practicing professionals who need to gain licensure and employment opportunities.

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Fong Chan, PhD, CRC,Norman L. Berven, PhD,Kenneth R. Thomas, DEd

This text provides a state-of-the-art treatment of the dominant theories and techniques of counseling and psychotherapy from a rehabilitation perspective. Written by recognized experts in their content areas, the book focuses on several knowledge domains underlying the practice of counseling in rehabilitation settings. These domains are presented within the framework of the major theoretical approaches to counseling and applications are explained as they relate specifically to people with disabilities. Case examples are used throughout the text. Basic techniques and selected professional issues related to practice are also presented. This collection will be useful for practitioners as well as for upper-level undergraduates and graduate students in rehabilitation counseling/psychology and other rehabilitation health care disciplines such as nursing, occupational therapy, and physical therapy.

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Dawn Apgar, PhD, LSW, ACSW

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Arthur M. Nezu, PhD, ABPP,Christine Maguth Nezu, PhD, ABPP,Thomas J. D\'Zurilla, PhD

"Problem-Solving Therapy: A Treatment Manual is a laudable and distinctive resource that contributes to contemporary and exemplary psychotherapy in a big way."--New England Psychologist "Through Problem-Solving Therapy: A Treatment Manual, Nezu and colleagues offer an excellent manual that has the potential to help a wide range of individuals cope with lifeís challenges. This book is an invaluable addition to any practicing psychologistís bookshelf."--PsycCRITIQUES Problem-solving therapy (PST) has been increasingly used to treat a variety of health and mental health problems due to its flexibility and proven effectiveness. This text, written by the co-developers of PST, is a comprehensive and detailed manual of how to apply PST to a wide variety of populations and situations. It reflects the significant conceptual and clinical revisions that supersede earlier versions of PST, and is based on the authors' clinical and research experience, the treatment outcome literature, and advances in related areas of psychology and neuroscience research. The book offers specific treatment guidelines, sample client-therapist dialogues, clinical exercises and activities, homework assignments, client handouts, clinical case examples, and worksheets. These resources are based on a "stepped-care" model of PST that takes into account the nature of a client's problems, the intensity of these problems, the setting and treatment structure, and treatment goals. The manual offers clients four major "toolkits," which include a multitasking guide to overcoming "cognitive overload" when under stress, a guide to overcoming problems related to emotional dysregulation, a guide to overcoming barriers to effective problem-solving through use of healthy thinking and positive imagery, and a guide to fostering effective problem-solving by designing and employing a rational plan. Digital accompaniments include patient handouts, worksheets, and toolkits. Intended for use by a wide variety of mental health professionals in multiple settings, the manual can also serve as a text for both undergraduate and applied graduate courses. Key Features: Describes an increasingly popular psychotherapeutic intervention that works for multiple client populations and can be combined with other treatment modalities Authored by the co-developers of PST Provides the most up-to-date, detailed guidelines to PST Presents treatment guidelines, case examples, and numerous clinical aids Includes digital components, such as patient handouts, homework worksheets, and toolkits

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Jenni A. Ogden

Fractured Minds introduces the reader to clinical neuropsychology through vivid case descriptions of adults who have suffered brain damage. At one level, this is a book about the courage, humor, and determination to triumph over illness and disability that many "ordinary people" demonstrate when coping with the extraordinary stress of a brain disorder. On another level, it is a well-referenced and up-to-date textbook that provides a holistic view of the practice of clinical neuropsychology. Included are reader-friendly descriptions and explanations of a wide range of neurological disorders and neuroscientific concepts. Two introductory chapters are followed by 17 chapters that each focus on a specific disorder and include research, clinical assessment, rehabilitation, and a detailed case study. Disorders range across the full spectrum from common ones such as traumatic brain injury and dementia, to rare disorders such as autotopagnosia. Each of the 16 chapters retained from the first edition has been revised to reflect current research and clinical advances. Three new chapters on multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, and Huntington's disease incorporate discussion of important current topics such as genetically-transmitted diseases, genetic counseling, gene transplantation, functional neurosurgery, and the complex ethical issues that go hand-in-hand with these new techniques. This informative and engaging book will be of interest to students of clinical psychology, neuropsychology, and neurology, health professionals who work with neurological patients, neurological patients and their families, and lay readers who are simply fascinated by the mind and brain.