The Adverse Childhood Experiences Recovery Workbook by Glenn R. SchiraldiPractical skills for healing the hidden wounds of childhood trauma We're all a product of our childhood, and if you're like most people, you have experienced some form of childhood trauma. Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) are at the root of nearly all mental health disorders, including depression, anxiety, panic disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Memories associated with ACEs imprint on a child's brain, and can manifest themselves mentally and physically throughout adulthood--even decades after the traumatic incident. So, how can you begin healing the deep wounds of ACEs and build strength and resilience? In this innovative workbook, trauma specialist Glenn Schiraldi presents practical, evidence-based skills to help you heal from ACEs. In addition to dealing with the symptoms, you'll learn to address the root cause of your suffering, change the way your brain responds to stress and the outside world, and soothe troubling memories. Using the trauma-informed and resilience-building practices in this book, you will: Understand how toxic childhood stress is affecting your health Rewire disturbing imprints in your brain using cutting-edge skills Learn how to regulate stress and emotional arousal Discover why traditional psychological approaches might not be helping Know when and how to find the right kind of therapy Childhood trauma doesn't have to define you for the rest of your life. With this book as your guide, you will be able to make fundamental changes and replace needless suffering with self-care, security, and contentment.
Publication Date: 2021-01-02
The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook by Edmund J. BourneCelebrating 30 years as a classic in its field and recommended by therapists worldwide, The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook is an unparalleled, essential resource for people struggling with anxiety and phobias. Living with anxiety, panic disorders, or phobias can make you feel like you aren't in control of your life. Tackle the fears that hold you back with this go-to guide. Packed with the most effective skills for assessing and treating anxiety, this evidence-based workbook contains the latest clinical research. You'll find an arsenal of tools for quieting worry, ending negative self-talk, and taking charge of your anxious thoughts, including: Relaxation and breathing techniques New research on exposure therapy for phobias Lifestyle, exercise, mindfulness and nutrition tips. Written by a leading expert in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), this fully revised and updated seventh edition offers powerful, step-by-step treatment strategies for panic disorders, agoraphobia, generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), worry, and fear. You will also find new information on relapse prevention after successful treatment, and updates on medication, cannabis derivatives, ketamine,& exposure, nutrition, spirituality, the latest research in neurobiology, and more. Whether you suffer from anxiety and phobias yourself, or are a professional working with this population, this book provides the latest treatment solutions for overcoming the fears that stand in the way of living a meaningful and happy life. This workbook can be used on its own or in conjunction with therapy.
Publication Date: 2020-05-01
Anxiety First Aid Kit by Rick Hanson; David A. Carbonell; Catherine M. Pittman; Elizabeth M. Karle; Matthew McKay; Martha Davis; Elizabeth Robbins Eshelman; Martin N. Seif; Sally M. Winston"Ideal for these unsettling times; highly recommended for general readers." --Library Journal (starred review) A quick-relief guide for calming anxiety and stress right now--during the COVID-19 pandemic If you're feeling unprecedented levels of stress and anxiety right now, please know that you aren't alone. In these extreme and uncertain times, it's natural to be in a constant state of mental and physical strain. Whether you're dealing with job loss, a sick loved one, or just feeling the weight of the world during your 2 a.m. doomscroll--you need quick tools you can use right now, whenever and wherever you are, to lower stress and soothe anxiety. This emergency kit has you covered. Written by a dream team of mental health experts and grounded in evidence-based therapy, The Anxiety First Aid Kit offers powerful tools for triaging stress and anxiety in the moments when you need it most. You'll find easy and doable ways to help you press pause on panic, and find your calm spot right away. You'll discover in-the-moment interventions to help you relax before your anxiety and stress go into overdrive. And finally, you'll learn how to make healthy and workable lifestyle changes to improve your mental health and increase resilience, so you can effectively deal with stressful situations in the future--no matter what life throws at you. Between pandemic-related economic fears, the frustrations of social distancing, indoor confinement, work and household double duties (now including homeschooling!), and the looming threat of serious illness, is it any wonder you're feeling completely stressed out and anxious? If you need immediate relief, The Anxiety First Aid Kit has everything you need to manage stress and anxiety--right now.
Publication Date: 2020-08-01
Be Kind to Your Mind by Claire ChamberlainGive your mind a little TLC. When our bodies aren't on top form, we rest and take care of them - but we often don't do the same for our minds. Whether it's because we don't know where to start, or because it never feels like a high enough priority, carving out time and space to care for our mental health can be hard. But it needn't be. With bite-sized tips and practical advice, this book makes self-care simple and achievable. From finding calm and thinking positively, to stress-busting and balancing your life, everything you need to know about taking care of you is wrapped up in this handy pocket guide, and will give you the tools to help you feel your best.
Publication Date: 2020-06-02
Do I Need to See a Therapist? by Donna Maria BottomleyWhy is the idea of asking for professional help still so taboo? Why are we afraid of our emotions? Do I Need to See a Therapist?provides insight into how we can acknowledge and overcome the fear of being thought mad, weak or helpless. In this empathetic and practical guide, psychotherapist Donna Maria Bottomley examines these anxieties and argues that therapy should be just as acceptable as seeing a GP or booking your car into the garage and needn't be our last resort.
Publication Date: 2022-01-01
Just Ask : Why Seeking Support Is Your Greatest Strength by Andy LopataAward-Winning Finalist in the Self-Help: General category of the 2021 International Book Award. SHORTLISTED FOR THE BUSINESS BOOK AWARDS 2021. The challenges of recent years have brought to the forefront the need to allow others to support us, both personally and professionally. But it still isn't easy or natural for many. Being transparent and comfortable sharing vulnerability with the right people, in the right way, allows us to enhance not just our sense of wellbeing but also our creativity, productivity, mental resilience and the likelihood of achieving our goals. In Just Ask, Andy Lopata explores the change in mindset needed to embrace the support of our networks and the power of doing so. He discusses the impact that transparency can have on individual and collective achievement and illustrates with case studies based on exclusive interviews how it has already affected people from all walks of life.
The Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Depression by Kirk D. Strosahl; Patricia J. RobinsonWhat if depression could lead to positive change? Written by acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) cofounder Kirk Strosahl and Patricia Robinson, this revised edition of the best-selling classic, The Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Depression includes updated research on self-compassion, mindfulness, and neuroscience to help you live a more meaningful life. If you suffer from depression, you may feel like you are living under a perpetual raincloud, even when it's sunny outside. If left untreated, clinical depression can damage relationships, cause problems at work, lead to substance abuse, and even make it more difficult to overcome physical illnesses. You may feel too tired and scared to reach out for help, or you may try to avoid your feelings altogether. But you should know that there are little, effective ways you can overcome your depression, one day at a time. This fully revised and updated second edition of The Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Depression will show you how changing daily behaviors and practicing new mindfulness skills can literally reshape your brain. Rather than fruitlessly trying to avoid your depression, you'll learn to focus on living a productive life by accepting your feelings. There are hundreds of books that will try to help you overcome or put an end to depression. But what if you could use your depression to change your life for the better? Your symptoms may be signals that something in your life needs to change. Learning to understand and interpret these signals is much more important than ignoring or avoiding them--approaches that only make the situation worse. This workbook uses techniques from acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) to offer a new treatment plan for depression that will help accept your feelings instead of fruitlessly trying to avoid them. This new edition will include skills based on new research and contributions from mindfulness, self-compassion, and neuroscience. Using the skills outlined in this book, you'll be able to work through your depression, experience greater peace and well-being, and go on to create a better life.
Publication Date: 2017-05-01
Practical Strategies in Geriatric Mental Health by Laura B. Dunn (Editor); Erin L. Cassidy-Eagle (Editor)The experienced editors of Practical Strategies in Geriatric Mental Health: Cases and Approaches recognize that older patients can pose unique challenges to general practitioners working outside this specialty, and that the shortage of geriatric mental health specialists makes the creation of trustworthy, user-friendly resources more critical than ever. In response, they produced this book to be accessible not only to physicians and mental health practitioners, but also to a broader audience of care and service providers for older adults, such as social workers and nurses. Practical Strategies in Geriatric Mental Health: Cases and Approaches brings the geriatric psychiatrist's knowledge base and armamentarium to the reader, who will find its guidance essential and empowering.
Publication Date: 2019-09-24
The Small Guide to Depression by Gary Small; Gigi VorganFrom New York Times bestselling author and expert on neuroscience, memory, Alzheimer's Disease, dementia, anxiety and human behavior, The Small Guide to Depression provides a comprehensive overview of depression, negative personality traits and anxiety -- along with the latest treatment solutions from conventional and alternative therapies to new scientific discoveries and interventions. Over 300 million people worldwide live with depression; in 2014, around 15.7 million adults age 18 or older in the U.S. had experienced at least one major depressive episode in the last year. This accessible guide starts with providing readers with an overview of depression: What it is, who gets it, how to recognize it, major causes (genetics, environment, etc.). Dr. Small discusses the various types of depression General therapeutic approaches used for all depression disorders How to know when it's time to seek professional help. Each of the chapters will cover a specific type of depression and open with a case study example. Small will describe: Causes, symptoms, conventional treatments (e.g., medications, psychotherapy) Alternative therapies (e.g., exercise, meditation, yoga, homeopathy) Novel therapies (e.g., transmagnetic stimulation [TMS]) New scientific discoveries and interventions coming down the pike (e.g., focused ultrasound). In addition to case studies and patient interviews, all chapters will include side-bars with factoids, lists, and other helpful information.
Publication Date: 2021-08-03
Stop Walking on Eggshells by Paul T. T. Mason; Randi KregerIsn't it time you stopped walking on eggshells? Learn how with this fully revised and updated third edition of a self-help classic--now with more than one million copies sold! Do you feel manipulated, controlled, or lied to? Are you the focus of intense, violent, and irrational rages? Do you feel you are 'walking on eggshells' to avoid the next confrontation? If the answer is 'yes,' someone you care about may have borderline personality disorder (BPD)--a mood disorder that causes negative self-image, emotional instability, and difficulty with interpersonal relationships. Stop Walking on Eggshells has already helped more than a million people with friends and family members suffering from BPD understand this difficult disorder, set boundaries, and help their loved ones stop relying on dangerous BPD behaviors. This fully revised third edition has been updated with the very latest BPD research on comorbidity, extensive new information about narcissistic personality disorder (NPD), the effectiveness of schema therapy, and coping and communication skills you can use to stabilize your relationship with the BPD or NPD sufferer in your life. This compassionate guide will enable you to: Make sense out of the chaos Stand up for yourself and assert your needs Defuse arguments and conflicts Protect yourself and others from violent behavior If you're ready to bring peace and stability back into your life, this time-tested guide will show you how, one confident step at a time.
Publication Date: 2020-12-01
Technological Addictions by Petros Levounis (Editor); James Sherer (Editor)Technological Addictions is a wakeup call alerting the medical community--and society at large--to the addictive potential of technology and to technological addictions as legitimate psychiatric conditions worthy of medical assessment, diagnosis, and treatment. No other book tackles these addictions, individually and collectively, contextualizing them for both mental health professionals and the interested public. Petros Levounis, an authority on addiction who's been an early voice on the intersection of addiction and technology, and James Sherer are uniquely well-suited to the task, and they have recruited an impressive list of contributors who write thoughtfully, eloquently, and authoritatively on their respective topics. The 10 chapters address the different kinds of technological addiction, as well as how they manifest and impact particular populations. Core to this discussion is the fine line between addictive and nonpathological use. After all, technology makes modern life possible, so assessing whether patients have crossed that line is not an easy task. Other noteworthy topics * In 2019, "gaming disorder" was added to the ICD-11, a controversial move raised a difficult question: are video games addictive and harmful, or are they just another pastime? The book helps clinicians understand video games as a cultural phenomenon, analyzing both their social importance and with their addictive potential.* Cybersex and online pornography can hijack our dopaminergic reward pathways like any other addictive substance, destroying relationships, bank accounts, and mental health. The book provides a brief history followed by a discussion of diagnostic criteria, screening tools, associations, and treatments.* Although seemingly harmless, even social media can become addictive, as people create online personae that may confuse and undermine both their sense of self and their sense of connectedness to the world, leading to anxiety, depression, impulsivity, and ADHD. The book helps readers distinguish between healthy and pathological social media use and explores treatment options for the latter. * Technology is an integral factor in what has become known as "information overload," which is associated with decreased performance and job satisfaction, work-related stress, social isolation, impaired sleep, relationship issues, and other problems. The book examines the underlying psychology of internet addiction and problematic internet use, their comorbidities, psychopathological models, and treatments. * Significantly older when first introduced to the internet, older adults may face unique challenges and vulnerabilities, and this evolving understanding of the role of technology in their lives, both in terms of positive changes and the risk for pathological patterns of use and other potential harms, is explored in-depth. Although written primarily for psychiatrists and other mental health professionals, patients, parents, teachers, students, administrators, and anyone who is interested in how humans interact with technology will find Technological Addictions fascinating and thought provoking.
The CBT Toolbox, Second Edition : 185 Tools to Manage Anxiety, Depression, Anger, Behaviors and Stress by Jeff RiggenbachIn this highly anticipated second edition of the bestselling CBT Toolbox, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy expert Dr. Jeff Riggenbach translates 20 years of practice and training into an accessible, step-by-step approach to create meaningful change for your clients. Designed for mental health clinicians, coaches, and clients alike, The CBT Toolbox is a go-to resource for addressing unhelpful thinking patterns and implementing practical, proven, action steps to achieve goals and live life more intentionally. Dr. Riggenbach is legendary for providing evidence-based strategies that actually work, all in the form of his signature "tools." The second edition contains 185 exercises and activities that are reproducible and ready-to-go for in-session, homework, or your own self-improvement. Depression Anxiety Anger Problem Solving Overcoming daily obstacles Addictive behaviors Stress Goal setting Time management Dealing with difficult people
Publication Date: 2021
Hidden Lives : True Stories From People Who Live with Mental Illness by Lenore Rowntree (Editor)A revised and updated edition of a collection of personal essays that illuminate what life is like for those who live with mental illness, and how it impacts their family members. More than 4 million Canadians and 57 million Americans suffer from a diagnosable mental illness, and yet there are still considerable stigmas and a great deal of misunderstanding surrounding even the most common diagnoses--schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, autism, obsessive-compulsive disorder, clinical depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, and dissociative identity disorder. Rather than analyze the diagnoses and symptoms, these first-hand accounts focus on the very essence of a psycho-emotional breakdown, and respond to the mental, physical, and emotional turmoil it inevitably causes. What does a mother do when her teenage son's personality suddenly fractures? How does a police officer cope when his employer refuses to provide adequate care until he can prove his PTSD is work-related? How do children grow up under the care of a manic father whose illness lands him in and out of medical and social incarceration? Raw, honest, and painful, these essays communicate disappointment and despair, but also courage and compassion. They offer a lifeline for sufferers and support for their friends and family, and promote new and improved attitudes toward those with mental illness. With a foreword by respected physician, bestselling author, and renowned speaker Dr. Gabor Maté, Hidden Lives gives readers a place to turn, and provides a platform to share their struggle.
The Unapologetic Guide to Black Mental Health by Rheeda Walker; Na'im Akbar (Foreword by)An unapologetic exploration of the Black mental health crisis--and a comprehensive road map to getting the care you deserve in an unequal system. We can't deny it any longer: there is a Black mental health crisis in our world today. Black people die at disproportionately high rates due to chronic illness, suffer from poverty, under-education, and the effects of racism. This book is an exploration of Black mental health in today's world, the forces that have undermined mental health progress for African Americans, and what needs to happen for African Americans to heal psychological distress, find community, and undo years of stigma and marginalization in order to access effective mental health care. In The Unapologetic Guide to Black Mental Health, psychologist and African American mental health expert Rheeda Walker offers important information on the mental health crisis in the Black community, how to combat stigma, spot potential mental illness, how to practice emotional wellness, and how to get the best care possible in system steeped in racial bias. This breakthrough book will help you: Recognize mental and emotional health problems Understand the myriad ways in which these problems impact overall health and quality of life and relationships Develop psychological tools to neutralize ongoing stressors and live more fully Navigate a mental health care system that is unequal It's past time to take Black mental health seriously. Whether you suffer yourself, have a loved one who needs help, or are a mental health professional working with the Black community, this book is an essential and much-needed resource.
Publication Date: 2020-05-01
Youth Suicide Prevention and Intervention: Best Practices and Policy Implications by John P. Ackerman(editor), Lisa M. Horowitz (editor)This open access book focuses on the public health crisis of youth suicide and provides a review of current research and prevention practices. It addresses important topics, including suicide epidemiology, suicide risk detection in school and medical settings, critical cultural considerations, and approaches to lethal means safety. This book offers cutting-edge research on emerging discoveries in the neurobiology of suicide, psychopharmacology, and machine learning. It focuses on upstream suicide prevention research methods and details how cost-effective approaches can mitigate youth suicide risk when implemented at a universal level.
Publication Date: 2022
The Cambridge Handbook of Applied Psychological Ethics by Mark M. Leach (Editor); Elizabeth Reynolds Welfel (Editor)The Cambridge Handbook of Applied Psychological Ethics is a valuable resource for psychologists and graduate students hoping to further develop their ethical decision making beyond more introductory ethics texts. The book offers real-world ethical vignettes and considerations. Chapters cover a wide range of practice settings, populations, and topics, and are written by scholars in these settings. Chapters focus on the application of ethics to the ethical dilemmas in which mental health and other psychology professionals sometimes find themselves. Each chapter introduces a setting and gives readers a brief understanding of some of the potential ethical issues at hand, before delving deeper into the multiple ethical issues that must be addressed and the ethical principles and standards involved. No other book on the market captures the breadth of ethical issues found in daily practice and focuses entirely on applied ethics in psychology.
Call Number: RA 790.5 .C3194 2018
Publication Date: 2018-03-22
Clinical Mental Health Counseling in Community and Agency Settings by Samuel Gladding; Debbie NewsomeFor courses in Community/Agency Counseling. A strong foundation for building counseling skills that addresses the latest CACREP standards. Rapid changes in our world compel changes in the way mental health counselors must practice. Focusing on approaches that promote prevention, early intervention, wellness, and advocacy, Clinical Mental Health Counseling in Community and Agency Settings gives today's counseling students a user-friendly yet scholarly approach to all aspects of their future profession. The Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) now recognises only Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC) programs that have met the accreditation standards; therefore, the authors now focus exclusively on clinical mental health counseling to give students a strong base in this specialty area. Gladding and Newsome examine the history and professional foundations of counseling, legal and ethical issues, counseling with diverse populations, multiple roles and functions of clinical mental health counselors, and the many settings in which clinical mental health counselors practice. Information presented in the chapters is supplemented with narratives supplied by mental health professionals employed across counseling settings, who share their views of the rewards and challenges associated with the services they provide. In addition, case studies in each chapter provide opportunities for students to grapple with challenging issues faced by clinical mental health counselors.
Call Number: BF 636.6 .G62 2018
Publication Date: 2017-03-20
A Clinician's Guide to Gender-Affirming Care by Sand C. Chang; Anneliese Singh; lore m. dickeyTransgender and gender nonconforming (TNGC) clients have complex mental health concerns, and are more likely than ever to seek out treatment. This comprehensive resource outlines the latest research and recommendations to provide you with the requisite knowledge, skills, and awareness to treat TNGC clients with competent and affirming care. As you know, TNGC clients have different needs based on who they are in relation to the world. Written by three psychologists who specialize in working with the TGNC population, this important book draws on the perspective that there is no one-size-fits-all approach for working with TNGC clients. It offers interventions tailored to developmental stages and situational factors--for example, cultural intersections such as race, class, and religion. This book provides up-to-date information on language, etiquette, and appropriate communication and conduct in treating TGNC clients, and discusses the history, cultural context, and ethical and legal issues that can arise in working with gender-diverse individuals in a clinical setting. You'll also find information about informed consent approaches that call for a shift in the role of the mental health provider in the position of assessment and referral for the purposes of gender-affirming medical care (such as hormones, surgery, and other procedures). As changes in recent transgender health care and insurance coverage have provided increased access for a broader range of consumers, it is essential to understand transgender and gender nonconforming clients' different needs. This book provides practical exercises and skills you can use to help TNGC clients thrive.
Call Number: RA 564.9.S49 C43 2018 A
Publication Date: 2018-12-01
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in Schools by Linda Raffaele MendezIn recent years, many U.S. schools have implemented tiered models of support to address a range of student needs, both academic and behavioral, while cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) has simultaneously gained popularity as an effective means of supporting the mental health needs of students. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in Schools　provides school-based practitioners with the necessary skills to determine students' mental health needs; establish a tiered, CBT-based system of supports; select appropriate programs at Tiers 1, 2, and 3; deliver CBT using various formats to students who are at risk or demonstrating problems; progress monitor multiple tiers of service; and work collaboratively with teachers, administrators, and families.
Call Number: LB 3430 .R34 2017
Publication Date: 2016-11-14
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy by Michaela A. Swales; Heidi L. HeardDialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) is a psychotherapeutic approach used to treat individuals with complex psychological disorders, particularly chronically suicidal individuals with borderline personality disorder (BPD). The therapy articulates a series of principles that effectively guide clinicians in responding to problematic behaviours. Treated problems include, among others, attempting suicide, bingeing, purging, using illegal drugs and behaviours that directly impede the treatment. Dialectical Behaviour Therapy: Distinctive Features highlights theoretical and practical features of the treatment using extensive clinical examples to demonstrate how the theory translates into practice. This updated edition reviews recent modifications to the structure of the treatment and considers more recent research evidence for both the biosocial theory underpinning the treatment and treatment efficacy. The book provides a clear overview of a complex treatment, through a unique application of strategies and a discussion of a comprehensive treatment programme that structures the therapeutic journey for the client. The book will be of interest to clinicians wanting to develop their knowledge about the treatment, prior to formal training; post-graduate students in mental health seeking to learn how to conceptualize complex problems; DBT trained clinicians who require a useful précis of the treatment with clinical examples, and clients about to embark upon this treatment. This book provides a clear and structured overview of a complex treatment. It is written for both practising clinicians and students wishing to learn more about DBT and how it differs from the other cognitive behaviour therapies.
Call Number: RC 569.5.B67 S93 2017
Publication Date: 2016-11-08
Handbook of Counseling Women by Mary Kopala (Editor); Merle Keitel (Editor)The second edition′s table of contents has been reorganized into nine sections, with a brand new introductory section called Women′s Voices: Personal Perspectives on Professional Contributions. A new section that builds on the counseling profession′s social justice imperative addresses violence against women, intimate partner violence, women in poverty, and the ecology of women's career barriers.
Call Number: RC 451.4.W6 H36 2017
Publication Date: 2016-10-27
Latino Families in Therapy by Celia Jaes FalicovThis acclaimed work--now in an extensively revised second edition--provides an up-to-date conceptual framework and hands-on strategies for culturally competent clinical practice with Latino families and individuals. Practitioners and students gain an understanding of the family dynamics, migration experiences, ecological stressors, and cultural resources that are frequently shared by Latino families, as well as variations among them. Through many in-depth case illustrations, the author shows how to apply a multicultural and social justice lens to assessment and intervention, while drawing on each client's strengths. Creative ideas are presented for addressing frequently encountered clinical issues and challenges at all stages of the family life cycle. New to This Edition *Delineates the author's multidimensional, ecosystemic, and comparative approach (MECA) in greater detail; presents MECAmaps, MECAgenograms, and other innovative clinical tools. *Incorporates the latest research and over a decade of social and demographic changes. *Chapter on working with geographically separated families, including innovative uses of technology. *Chapters on health disparities and on adolescents. *Expanded discussions of second-generation risks and strengths and of same-sex marriage, intermarriage, divorce, and stepparenting.
Call Number: RC 451.5.H57 F35 2014
Publication Date: 2013-11-11
Mental Health in Rural America by Ellen Greene StewartThis book provides a comprehensive overview of mental health in rural America, with the goal of fostering urgently needed research and honest conversations about providing accessible, culturally competent mental health care to rural populations. Grounding the work is an explanation of the history and structure of rural mental health care, the culture of rural living among diverse groups, and the crucial "A's" and "S": accountability, accessibility, acceptability, affordability, and stigma. The book then examines poverty, disaster mental health, ethics in rural mental health, and school counseling. It ends with practical information and treatments for two of the most common problems, suicide and substance abuse, and a brief exploration of collaborative possibilities in rural mental health care.
Call Number: RA790.6 .S74 2018
Publication Date: 2018-03-29
Mental Health Issues and the University Student by Doris IaroviciCase-based intervention strategies for mental health professionals working with college and university students. Young adults enter college with many challenges--complicated family dynamics, identity issues, and extreme pressure to succeed, among others. Students may also have mental health difficulties, ranging from adjustment disorders to mood disorders, and growing numbers of them are seeking help on campus. But these students are also resilient and eager to learn, stepping onto campus with hope for a new and better phase of life. Doris Iarovici, a psychiatrist at Duke University Counseling and Psychological Services, sees in college and university mental health services an opportunity for mental health professionals to bring about positive change with young people during a crucial period of their development. Dr. Iarovici describes the current college mental health crisis and narrates how college mental health services have evolved along with changes in student populations. She discusses students' lifestyle problems and psychiatric concerns, using case vignettes to explore a variety of interventions. Included are discussions of substance abuse, relationship difficulties, eating disorders, depression and anxiety, and culture clashes. Problems uniquely addressed in this book include sleep disturbances and perfectionism. An essential component of the volume is a guide to making emergency assessments, from risk classification and hospitalization to public safety and communication within and outside the campus community.
Call Number: RC 451.4 S7 I37 2014
Publication Date: 2014-03-01
Mental Health of Refugee and Conflict-Affected Populations by Nexhmedin Morina (Editor); Angela Nickerson (Editor)This book provides an overview of theoretical, empirical, and clinical conceptualizations of mental health following exposure to human rights violations (HRV). There are currently hundreds of millions of individuals affected by war and conflict across the globe, and over 68 million people who are forcibly displaced. The field of refugee and post-conflict mental health is growing exponentially, as researchers investigate the factors that impact on psychological disorders in these populations, and design and evaluate new treatments to reduce psychological distress. This volume will be a substantial contribution to the literature on mental health in refugee and post-conflict populations, as it details the state of the evidence regarding the mental health of war survivors living in areas of former conflict as well as refugees and asylum-seekers.