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  1. Engaging Violence

    Trauma, memory and representation

    Edited by Ivana Maček

    Series: Cultural Dynamics of Social Representation

    This volume opens up new ground in the field of social representations research by focusing on contexts involving mass violence, rather than on relatively stable societies. Representations of violence are not only symbolic, but in the first place affective and bodily, especially when it comes to...

    Published March 27th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Exploring Internet Gambling

    Policy, Prevention and Treatment

    Edited by Sally Gainsbury, Alex Blaszczynski

    Internet gambling has emerged as the most radical change to gambling in recent years. Interactive gambling opportunities using computers and wireless devices have transformed the ways in which players engage in gambling. The technological advances that have allowed gambling to expand across...

    Published October 29th 2013 by Routledge

  3. Feminist Therapy with Latina Women

    Personal and Social Voices

    Edited by Debra M. Kawahara, Oliva M. Espín

    Feminist Therapy with Latina Women highlights the principles of feminist and multicultural counselling and therapy with Latinas and Latin American women, providing both theoretical approaches and applied frameworks. The authors are all experienced therapists and researchers with a deep...

    Published November 5th 2012 by Routledge

  4. Group Therapy for Adults with Severe Mental Illness

    Adapting the Tavistock method

    By Diana Semmelhack, Larry Ende, Clive Hazell

    Series: Advances in Mental Health Research

    Mental illness is prevalent in society with a quarter of individuals having a diagnosable mental illness. A growing percentage of these individuals develop severe disorders which incapacitate them and may leave them unemployed, lonely, isolated and untreated. In recent years, there has been a...

    Published January 30th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Handbook of Thanatology

    The Essential Body of Knowledge for the Study of Death, Dying, and Bereavement, 2nd Edition

    Edited by David K. Meagher, David E. Balk

    If ever there was an area requiring that the research-practice gap be bridged, surely it occurs where thanatologists engage with people dealing with human mortality and loss. The field of thanatology—the study of death and dying—is a complex, multidisciplinary area that encompases...

    Published May 2nd 2013 by Routledge

  6. Learning about Emotions in Illness

    Integrating psychotherapeutic teaching into medical education

    Edited by Peter Shoenberg, Jessica Yakeley

    Series: Explorations in Mental Health

    Good communication between the doctor and patient is essential for the patient to establish a trusting relationship with their doctor and to make the best use of the appropriate treatment. Traditional methods for teaching communication skills have focused on simulated clinical situations in which...

    Published March 27th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Mindfulness

    Diverse Perspectives on its Meaning, Origins and Applications

    Edited by J. Mark G. Williams, Jon Kabat-Zinn

    Mindfulness-based approaches to medicine, psychology, neuroscience, healthcare, education, business leadership, and other major societal institutions have become increasingly common. New paradigms are emerging from a confluence of two powerful and potentially synergistic epistemologies: one arising...

    Published February 11th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Mindfulness in Sexual and Relationship Therapy

    Edited by Lori A Brotto, Meg Barker

    Mindfulness represents the most significant shift in the world of counselling and psychotherapy within the last decade. Mindful approaches have been hailed as the 'third wave' of cognitive behavioural-therapy and mindfulness has been recommended – and found to be effective at treating – a wide...

    Published April 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  9. O. H. Mowrer's Theory of Integrity Therapy Revisited

    By V. Edwin Bixenstine

    In the mid 20th century, O. Hobart Mowrer was a celebrated academic psychologist, owing largely to his experiments with animals and humans that led to breakthrough theories on how we learn. His numerous publications in this arena propelled him to the post of President of the American Psychological...

    Published April 10th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Pacific Identities and Well-Being

    Cross-Cultural Perspectives

    Edited by Margaret Nelson Agee, Tracey McIntosh, Philip Culbertson, Cabrini 'Ofa Makasiale

    Series: Routledge Monographs in Mental Health

    Filling a significant gap in the cross-cultural and cross-disciplinary literature within the field of Pasifika (Polynesian) and Maori identities and mental health, this volume focuses on bridging mental health related research and practice within the indigenous communities of the South Pacific...

    Published October 29th 2012 by Routledge

  11. Quantitative and Qualitative Methods in Psychotherapy Research

    Edited by Wolfgang Lutz, Sarah Knox

    Series: Explorations in Mental Health

    In this collection, international contributors come together to discuss how qualitative and quantitative methods can be used in psychotherapy research. The book considers the advantages and disadvantages of each approach, and recognises how each method can enhance our understanding of psychotherapy...

    Published November 28th 2013 by Routledge

  12. Rationality and Pluralism

    The selected works of Windy Dryden

    By Windy Dryden

    Series: World Library of Mental Health

    Leading psychologist, lecturer, and author Windy Dryden has compiled his most valuable writings on Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy from the last thirty five years. This collection reveals the thinking, concepts and practical experience that have made Dryden one of the most respected and cited...

    Published March 8th 2013 by Routledge

  13. The Bilingual Counselor's Guide to Spanish

    Basic Vocabulary and Interventions for the Non-Spanish Speaker

    By Roberto Swazo

    Designed specifically with mental health professionals in mind, The Bilingual Counselor’s Guide to Spanish is perfect for counselors interested in expanding their client base and language skill set. Featuring terminology and cultural phrases specific to the mental health profession, this text...

    Published April 29th 2013 by Routledge

  14. The Bilingual Counselor's Guide to Spanish

    Basic Vocabulary and Interventions for the Non-Spanish Speaker

    By Roberto Swazo

    Designed specifically with mental health professionals in mind, The Bilingual Counselor’s Guide to Spanish is perfect for counselors interested in expanding their client base and language skill set. Featuring terminology and cultural phrases specific to the mental health profession, this text...

    Published May 8th 2013 by Routledge

  15. The Clinical Effectiveness of Neurolinguistic Programming

    A Critical Appraisal

    Edited by Lisa Wake, Richard Gray, Frank Bourke

    Series: Advances in Mental Health Research

    Despite widespread use, Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP) is a topic of much debate, often receiving criticism from academic and professional sectors. In this book international academics, researchers and therapists are brought together to examine the current evidence of the clinical efficacy of...

    Published October 21st 2012 by Routledge

  16. The Philosophy, Theory and Methods of J. L. Moreno

    The Man Who Tried to Become God

    By John Nolte

    Series: Explorations in Mental Health

    J. L. Moreno, M.D., is recognized as the originator of sociometry and psychodrama, and was a prodigious creator of methods and theories of creativity, society, and human behavior. The methods and techniques he authored have been widely adopted; the theories and philosophy upon which the methods are...

    Published May 21st 2014 by Routledge

  17. The Price of Love

    The selected works of Colin Murray Parkes

    By Colin Murray Parkes

    Series: World Library of Mental Health

    In the course of a long career Colin Murray Parkes, one of the most important and influential psychiatrists working in the field of bereavement and loss, has produced a body of work which can be considered truly ground-breaking. His early studies involved working alongside John Bowlby in the...

    Published July 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  18. The Resilience Handbook

    Approaches to Stress and Trauma

    Edited by Martha Kent, Mary C. Davis, John W. Reich

    How are people and communities able to prevail despite challenge? What helps them bounce back from adversity and even grow in knowledge and understanding? And can this resilience be taught? During the past decade, exciting scientific advances have shed light on how resilience operates from neurons...

    Published November 14th 2013 by Routledge

  19. What We See and What We Say

    Using Images in Research, Therapy, Empowerment, and Social Change

    By Ephrat Huss

    Series: Routledge Monographs in Mental Health

    Image-based research methods, such as arts-based research, can fill the absence of the voice of impoverished, under-privileged populations. In What We See and What We Say, Ephrat Huss argues that images are deep and universally psycho-neurological constructs through which people process their...

    Published December 9th 2012 by Routledge

  20. Women Psychotherapists' Reflections on Female Friendships

    Sisters of the Heart

    Edited by Lillian Comas-Diaz, Marcella Bakur Weiner

    Psychologists, as well as the general public, have recognized the importance of female friendships. Scientists call this bond the tending instinct- a kind of female relaxation response that has salutary effects. Such special attachment shields women from isolation and provides an enhanced sense of...

    Published September 8th 2013 by Routledge