Psychoneuroimmunology: Methods and Protocols, Second Edition

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May 132018
 


This fully-updated book provides systems-based methodologies and innovative technologies that can be used for solving complicated problems of complex systems. A wide range of theoretical and experimental approaches are introduced for practical applications, as the content explores the basic and novel concepts in psychoneuroimmunology (PNI), especially the relationships among stress, inflammation, and psychophysiological disorders, as well as various cutting-edge technologies and methods for PNI studies, including the utilizations of mouse models and vaccine models.
In addition, this book focuses on translational medicine by applying PNI methods in clinical practice. As part of the Methods in Molecular Biology series, the chapters seek to provide a practical, state-of-the-art, and holistic view for the translation of PNI into better preventive and personalized medical practice.
Authoritative and hands-on, Psychoneuroimmunology: Methods and Protocols, Second Edition will be of use to biomedical students and professionals at all levels who are interested in integrative studies in psychology, psychiatry, neuroscience, immunology, molecular biology, genetics, bioengineering, physiology, pathology, microbiology, systems biology, and clinical medicine.

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How to Find a Good Psychotherapist: A Consumer Guide

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May 102018
 

Describes the personal qualities and professional skills of a good psychotherapist, explains what kinds of help they can offer, and suggests a ratings checklist
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Ethics for Psychotherapists and Counselors: A Proactive Approach

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May 092018
 

Ethics for Psychotherapists and Counselors utilizes positive discussions accompanied by a variety of thought-provoking exercises, case scenarios, and writing assignments to introduce readers to all the major ethical issues in psychotherapy.
– First book designed to engage students and psychotherapists in the process of developing a professional identity that integrates their personal values with the ethics and traditions of their discipline

– Authors take a positive and proactive approach that encourages readers to go beyond following the rules and to strive for ethical excellence

– Utilizes a variety of thought-provoking exercises, case scenarios, and writing assignments

– Authors present examples from their own backgrounds to help clarify the issues discussed

– Text emphasizes awareness of one’s own ethical, personal, and cultural backgrounds and how these apply to one’s clinical practice

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Working with Ethnicity, Race and Culture in Mental Health: A Handbook for Practitioners

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May 082018
 

‘This is a book for practitioners – essentially a self-training book but also one that could be used as a source of knowledge in a complex and controversial field. The author knows about the realities at the grass roots, how NHS mental health care is currently set up, what types of approach are practicable and what are not and more than all that he understands what busy practitioners may look for in a book called a “handbook”.’
– Extract from the Foreword by Dr Suman Fernando
This book enables front line practitioners to understand why it is important to consider the specific needs of people from black and minority ethnic (BME) backgrounds in mental health settings.
It offers practical guidance on how practitioners can take positive steps to improve the quality of their work and their relationships with BME service users, and ultimately how to improve their outcomes. By advocating the practice of recognizing the individuality of each service user, this book provides practitioners with the tools and information they need to work fairly and effectively.
Case examples of organisations that have achieved a quality of delivery that is valued by BME people are included, along with exercises that help practitioners to make links between theory and their individual practice. It is invaluable reading for all those working on the front line in mental health.

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Parental Psychiatric Disorder: Distressed Parents and their Families

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May 082018
 

It is indisputable that mental illness in a parent has serious and often adverse effects on the child, a fact which is surprisingly unreflected in clinical service provision. An international, multidisciplinary team of professionals reviews the most up-to-date treatment interventions from a practical, clinical point of view in this completely rewritten new edition, It will be essential reading for all professionals dealing with adult mental illness and child-care. First Edition Hb (1996): 0-521-45259-7 First Edition Pb (1996): 0-521-45892-7
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Short-Term Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

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May 072018
 

This book is an easy-to-use guide to short-term psychodynamic psychotherapy for early career practitioners and students of mental health. Written by an expert psychiatric educator, this book is meticulously designed to emphasize clarity and succinctness to facilitate quality training and practice. Developed in a reader-friendly voice, the text begins by introducing the theoretical underpinnings of psychodynamic psychotherapy.
Topics include the principles of attachment theory, the dual system theory of emotion processing, decision theory, choice point analysis and a critical review of the research literature. The book then shifts its focus to a description in a manualized format of the objectives and tasks of each phase of therapy within the framework of the engagement, emotion-processing and termination phases. The book concludes with a chapter on psychodynamically informed clinical practice for non-psychotherapists.

Short-Term Psychodynamic Psychotherapy is the ultimate tool for the education of students, residents, trainees, and fellows in psychiatry, psychology, counseling, social work, and all other clinical mental health professions.

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The Cost of Insanity in Nineteenth-Century Ireland: Public, Voluntary and Private Asylum Care

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May 072018
 

This open access book is the first comparative study of public, voluntary and private asylums in nineteenth-century Ireland. Examining nine institutions, it explores whether concepts of social class and status and the emergence of a strong middle class informed interactions between gender, religion, identity and insanity. It questions whether medical and lay explanations of mental illness and its causes, and patient experiences, were influenced by these concepts. The strong emphasis on land and its interconnectedness with notions of class identity and respectability in Ireland lends a particularly interesting dimension. The book interrogates the popular notion that relatives were routinely locked away to be deprived of land or inheritance, querying how often “land grabbing” Irish families really abused the asylum system for their personal economic gain. The book will be of interest to scholars of nineteenth-century Ireland and the history of psychiatry and medicine in Britain and Ireland.
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Embodiment

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May 052018
 

Embodiment illustrates how we are now in an age of “body plasticity”; our body boundaries are increasingly ambiguous, allowing more “degrees of freedom” and offering more opportunities than ever before to overcome physical limitations. The book draws on research from diverse areas including health and clinical psychology, neuroscience, medicine, anthropology, and sociology

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The Crusade for Forgotten Souls: Reforming Minnesota’s Mental Institutions, 1946–1954

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May 032018
 

The stirring story of the reform movement that laid the groundwork for a modern mental health system in Minnesota

In 1940 Engla Schey, the daughter of Norwegian immigrants, took a job as a low-paid attendant at Anoka State Hospital, one of Minnesota’s seven asylums. She would work among people who were locked away under the shameful label “insane,” called inmates—and numbered more than 12,000 throughout the state. She acquired the knowledge and passion that would lead to “The Crusade for Forgotten Souls,” a campaign to reform the deplorable condition of mental institutions in Minnesota. This book chronicles that remarkable undertaking inspired and carried forward by ordinary people under the political leadership of Luther Youngdahl, a Swedish Republican who was the state’s governor from 1946 to 1951.

Susan Bartlett Foote tells the story of those who made the crusade a success: Engla Schey, the catalyst; Reverend Arthur Foote, a modest visionary who guided Unitarians to constructive advocacy; Genevieve Steefel, an inveterate patient activist; and Geri Hoffner, an intrepid reporter whose twelve-part series for the Minneapolis Tribune galvanized the public. These reformers overcame barriers of class, ethnicity, and gender to stand behind the governor, who, at a turbulent moment in Minnesota politics, challenged his own party’s resistance to reform. The Crusade for Forgotten Souls recounts how these efforts broke the stigma of shame and silence surrounding mental illness, publicized the painful truth about the state’s asylums, built support among citizens, and resulted in the first legislative steps toward a modern mental health system that catapulted Minnesota to national leadership and empowered families of the mentally ill and disabled. Though their vision met resistance, the accomplishments of these early advocates for compassionate care of the mentally ill hold many lessons that resonate to this day, as this book makes compellingly clear.

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International Human Rights and Mental Disability Law: When the Silenced are Heard

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May 012018
 

Society is largely blind-often willfully blind-to the ongoing violations of international human rights law when it comes to the treatment of persons with mental disabilities. Despite a robust set of international law principles, standards and doctrines, and the recent ratification of the United Nations’ Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, people with mental disabilities continue to live in some of the harshest conditions that exist in any society. These conditions are the product of neglect, lack of legal protection against improper and abusive treatment, and social attitudes that demean, trivialize and ignore the humanity of persons with disabilities.
International Human Rights and Mental Disability Law: When the Silenced are Heard draws attention to these issues in order to shed light on deplorable conditions that governments continue to ignore, and to invigorate the debate on a social policy issue that remains a low priority for most of the world’s nations. Examining the mistreatment of persons with mental disabilities around the world, Michael Perlin identifies universal factors that contaminate mental disability law, including lack of comprehensive legislation and of independent counsel; inadequate care; poor or nonexistent community programming; and inhumane forensic systems. Using examples from Western and Eastern Europe, South America, Africa and Asia, Perlin examines and summarizes the growing field of international mental health law, arguing that governmental inaction demeans human dignity, denies personal autonomy, and disregards the most authoritative and comprehensive prescription of human rights obligations. As Perlin argues, these issues pertain to all citizens of the world who value human rights and who care about how we treat those of us who may be most vulnerable. International Human Rights and Mental Disability Law is an indispensable resource for scholars, policymakers, governmental officials, and mental health professionals who care about the treatment of those with disabilities, and to human rights advocates and activists worldwide.

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