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Assessments in Forensic Practice: A Handbook

Assessment in Forensic Practice: A Handbook is an interesting compilation of theme-based chapters by British psychologists. It is a wonderful primer on doing criminal assessments and provides an in-depth review of many standard assessment tools, such as the Historical Clinical Risk Management-20 (HCR-20) and the Violence Risk Appraisal Guide (VRAG). It also includes informative chapters concerning specific conditions, such as pyroman...

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Psychology and Music: The Understanding of Melody and Rhythm

This book deals with the complex cognitive processes involved in understanding two "horizontal" aspects of music perception, melody and rhythm, both separately and together. Focusing on the tonal framework for pitch material in melodies, the first section provides evidence that mere exposure to music organized in a particular way is sufficient to induce the auditory system to prepare itself to receive further input conforming to the ...

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The Physiology of Sexist and Racist Oppression

"For all those-and here, embarrassingly, I include myself-who have had too cerebral a concept of the dynamics of sexism and racism, Shannon Sullivan's new book will come as a revelation. These systems of domination turn out to be 'material' not merely in the familiar sense of generating economic advantage and disadvantage but in the literal sense of re-incorporating the bodies of both the privileged and the subordinated. Through embo...

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The Wiley Handbook of Group Processes in Children and Adolescents

A definitive reference on intra- and inter-group processes across a range of age and cultural contexts Children from infancy develop attachments to significant others in their immediate social environment, and over time become aware of other groups (e.g. gender, ethnicity, age, classroom, sports) that they do or do not belong to and why. Recent research shows that children’s attitudes, beliefs and behaviours are significantly influen...

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Managing Chronic Pain: A Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Approach Workbook

"A significant challenge to the field of pain management is the limited access to empirically-validated psychological services. This manual by Dr. John Otis provides a step-by-step guide that addresses each of the key components of adaptive pain coping and provides numerous creative and easy to use tools to support skill practice and learning. Dr. Otis is to be commended for this important contribution."--Robert D. Kerns, Ph.D., Nati...

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Interface Fantasy: A Lacanian Cyborg Ontology (Short Circuits)

"Andre Nusselder's "Interface Fantasy" is a most welcome addition to Internet Studies. Although much important work has been done on cyberspace, one area that is underdeveloped is the realm of desire. Psychoanalytically inspired studies of the Internet are relatively rare. Nusselder's contribution is a good place to begin exploring this essential domain."--Mark Poster, Film and Media Studies, University of California, Irvine

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When Dieting Becomes Dangerous

Deborah Michel and Susan Willard have drawn from their wealth of experience treating patients in one of the most enduring and effective inpatient eating disorders programs to create a concise introduction to anorexia nervosa and bulimia. When Dieting Becomes Dangerous is written plainly enough to provide a working knowledge of eating disorders to patients and families while going into sufficient depth to give treating professionals a...

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Counseling Around the World: An International Handbook

I'm in a counseling graduate program online, and I bought this as an extra resource for when I graduate and start seeing clients. It doesn't just cover general areas (i.e. continents), but also covers specific countries (i.e. China, India, etc.). I'm really happy about this book and can see it being an invaluable resource to further my multicultural competencies. This book delivers on the promise to increase counselors' global litera...

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The Dialogical Self in Psychotherapy: An Introduction

How can a theory of the self be used to understand the psychotherapeutic process? The basic assumption of the 'dialogical self' is that there is no centralised 'headquarter' in the mind, but that the internal self is made up of a number of different 'characters'. Interpersonal relationships, from infancy onwards, become internalised - these internalised relationships then influence relationships during life. The Dialogical Self in Ps...

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Treatment of generalized anxiety disorder

Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) is characterised by excessive anxiety and worry about everyday concerns such as work, family, relationships, finances, health, and safety. The worry is difficult to control; it lasts months and years rather than hours or days, and is accompanied by a variety of additional symptoms including restlessness, irritability, fatigue, muscle tension, and difficulties concentrating and sleeping. The worry an...