Top » Psychology » BooksRelated Categories:
Do One Thing Different
Ten Simple Ways to Change Your Life
By Bill O'Hanlon
You can move quickly from "stuck" to "smooth sailing" in all aspects of your life using Bill O'Hanlon's ten easy Solution Keys, Humorous, direct, and effective, they help you change how you view and "do" your problems-from difficult relationships to enhancing sexuality and resolving conflicts of all kinds. The next time you have a problem, try one of these solution Keys: Break Problem Patter: Change any one of what you usually do in the problem situation-i.e. do one thing different! Example: If you usually get angry and defensive, sit quietly and listen.
Find and Use Solution Pattern: Import solutions from other situations where you felt competent. Examples: what do you know on the golf course that you forget when you get behind the wheel of your car? What do you say to resolve a problem with an angry customer that you don't say to your angry partner?
Shift Your Attention: Focus what you would like to have happen rather than on what is happening.
Grounded in therapeutic practice, this bold and funny book will put you back in control of your emotions and your life.
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0688177948/psychcentral/?ref=nosim - 29-Mar-2005 - Hits: 941 - Rate This | Details
Fostering Changes: Treating Attachment-Disordered Foster Children
"'Fostering Changes' is an excellent resource for training foster parents. It gives a clear, easily understood format for foster parents that want to learn more about the children in their care." - Bonnie McNulty, Foster Parent for 33 years, Region VIII Vice-President of National Foster Parent Association, CEO of Presidio, Inc. "It would have been great to have had this book five years ago, when I started foster care. It is such a useful tool for sorting out the many odd behaviors, not normally experienced in society's so-called normal homes."
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1885473192/psychcentral - 7-Jan-2003 - Hits: 554 - Rate This | Details
Games (and Other Stuff) for Group, Book 1
Like his other books, I find his style of writing to be easy to follow and the instructions to the activities are clear. The props are minimal and/or affordable and the activities are versatile and easy to adapt to different settings and age groups. The objectives and discussion questions are helpful and thought-provoking. This book is a great resource for all who work with groups, from beginning practitioners to seasoned professionals.
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1885473397/psychcentral - 7-Jan-2003 - Hits: 481 - Rate This | Details
How Good Do We Have to Be? A New Understanding of Guilt and Forgiveness
Kushner, best known for his best-selling When Bad Things Happen to Good People (1985), here deals with an equally vexing topic, overcoming shame and guilt. As in his other books, Rabbi Kushner turns to the Bible to find answers to hard questions, and when it comes to guilt and shame, there is no better place to start than at the beginning, with the story of Adam and Eve.
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0316519332/psychcentral - 7-Jan-2003 - Hits: 701 - Rate This | Details
Impact Publishers produces a select list of psychology and self-improvement books and audio and video recordings for adults, children, families, organizations, and communities. Written by highly respected psychologists and other human service professionals, these innovative, research-based materials offer real help for people who need real answers. Featuring works by Albert Ellis, Arnold Lazarus, Jon Carlson, John Krumboltz, John Preston, and other distinguished authors. "Since 1970 -- Psychology you can use, from professionals you can trust."
http://www.impactpublishers.com/ - 26-Jun-2008 - Hits: 101 - Rate This | Details
Interpretation of Dreams
Whether we love or hate Sigmund Freud, we all have to admit that he revolutionized the way we think about ourselves. Much of this revolution can be traced to The Interpretation of Dreams, the turn-of-the-century tour de force that outlined his theory of unconscious forces in the context of dream analysis. Introducing the id, the superego, and their problem child, the ego, Freud advanced scientific understanding of the mind immeasurably by exposing motivations normally invisible to our consciousness. While there's no question that his own biases and neuroses influenced his observations, the details are less important than the paradigm shift as a whole. After Freud, our interior lives became richer and vastly more mysterious.
These mysteries clearly bothered him--he went to great (often absurd) lengths to explain dream imagery in terms of childhood sexual trauma, a component of his theory jettisoned mid-century, though now popular among recovered-memory therapists. His dispassionate analyses of his own dreams are excellent studies for cognitive scientists wishing to learn how to sacrifice their vanities for the cause of learning. Freud said of the work contained in The Interpretation of Dreams, "Insight such as this falls to one's lot but once in a lifetime." One would have to feel quite fortunate to shake the world even once.
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0380010003/psychcentral - 7-Jan-2003 - Hits: 749 - Rate This | Details
LochNels Productions, Inc
We are dedicated to developing and offering research supported psychotherapeutic educational and practical workbooks and materials, as well as audiovisual programs to mental health professionals and educators who work with children and adolescents.
http://www.lochnels.com/ - 5-Oct-2008 - Hits: 51 - Rate This | Details
Rapid Psychological Assessment
by Jason T. Olin & Carolyn Keatinge
"In today's time-pressured managed care environment, it is important for clinicians to quickly identify the nature of a patient's problem and initiate treatment. With thousands of psychological instruments available, this can often be difficult. This book offers a form of psychological assessment "triage." It eliminates the guesswork and helps psychologists quickly select, administer, and interpret psychological tests. "
Divided into three logical sections (Assessment Overview, Differential Diagnosis, and Completing the Evaluation), this book is a must-have reference for any professional who conducts regular psychological assessment in their practice or work. While a bit overwhelming at first, because it is filled with so much information, once you get used to the book's layout and style it becomes an invaluable tool. Especially handy is the authors' inclusion of a Testing Tips index, which nicely lists all of the no-nonsense tips described throughout the book. Examples of these include, "Choosing an Apperception Test," "Rorschach Rapid Interpretation," "Test Results Associated with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder," "Test Results Associated with Anorexia," and about a hundred additional tips. 400 pages, published in 1998, and well worth it.
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0471181811/psychcentral - 4-May-2000 - Hits: 713 - Rate This | Details
Reference Books in Assessment and Testing
These books can be purchased and used for research and reference in assessment and testing issues.
http://www.assessmentpsychology.com/books.htm - 26-Dec-2005 - Hits: 144 - Rate This | Details
Self-Help for Smarties: Secret Success Codes for Weight Loss, Love, Career and Parenting, 2007
This is Dr. Irwin Gootnick's latest book: "Self-Help for Smarties: Secret Success Codes for Weight Loss, Love, Career and Parenting, 2007"
http://www.amazon.com/Self-help-Smarties-Secret-Success-Parenting/dp/1883955416/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1199710384&sr=1-1 - 16-Jun-2008 - Hits: 81 - Rate This | Details
The Dilemma of Psychology: A Psychologist Looks at His Troubled Profession
Featuring a new introduction by Dr. Stanley Krippner—coeditor of the best-selling Broken Images, Broken Selves—this expanded edition of The Dilemma of Psychology reveals why more than 100 years of psychology and armies of psychotherapists have not helped to solve humanity's most pressing issues. Uncompromising, yet with a deep passion for his field, Lawrence LeShan talks about the expectations that rose with the birth of psychology, how the new science started off on the wrong foot, and why it might still be the only tool to solve the deepest issues of our time: war, pollution, and overpopulation. In order to improve the human condition, LeShan argues, psychology has to make humanity and human life its focus. Witty and full of imaginative examples, this visionary roadmap to a more authentic, more vital psychology will fascinate anyone concerned about the mental health of today's society.
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1581152515/psychcentral/103-0294974-7613462?ref=nosim - 7-Jan-2003 - Hits: 336 - Rate This | Details
The Psychology of Emotions, Feelings and Thoughts
The book concerns emotions, thoughts, and feelings, and discusses their relationship in an accessible way that will be suitable for newcomers to psychology.
http://cnx.org/content/m14358/latest/ - 16-Aug-2007 - Hits: 475 - Rate This | Details
Theoretical Evolutions in Person-Centered/Experiential Therapy:
Applications to Schizophrenic and Retarded Psychoses
by Garry Prouty
Praeger Publishers (ISBN: 0-275-94543-X)
A concisely written professional book discussing the historical foundations and evolution of person-centered/experiential therapy
from Carl Rogers and Eugene Gendlin to its application (via pre-therapy) with individuals suffering from schizophrenia or mental
retardation. An insightful book taking a somewhat unorthodox but certainly more human look at how professionals could treat
these disorders. Also offers specifics of how this approach could be integrated into other, existing approaches, such as Gestalt. A
very interesting read. 113 pages, hardback.
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/027594543X/psychcentral/104-0687230-0185559 - 4-May-2000 - Hits: 684 - Rate This | Details
Western Psychological Services
Western Psychological Services (WPS) is a leading publisher of tests, books, software, and therapy tools for professionals in psychology, education, and allied fields. Western Psychological Services publishes assessment tools for: clinical and school psychology neuropsychology special education family therapy speech, language, hearing occupational therapy substance abuse treatment human resource development
http://portal.wpspublish.com/portal/page?_pageid=53,53086&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL - 25-Dec-2005 - Hits: 344 - Rate This | Details
Your Daily Walk
Home Page of Your Daily Walk with the Great Minds of the Past and Present by Richard A. Singer Jr. MA
http://www.yourdailywalk.org - 10-Jan-2006 - Hits: 219 - Rate This | Details