Jul 222016
 

Lead Babies: Breaking the Cycle of Learning Disabilities, Declining IQ, ADHD, Behavior Problems, and Autism


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By (author): Joanna Cerazy MEd, Sandra Cottingham PhD

This groundbreaking study reveals the continuing danger that lead contamination presents to health—particularly in the earliest stages of life. Disclosure about the lead content in house paint, gasoline, canned food, and tap water revolutionized the manufacturing of those products a generation ago, but lead-based products are still produced and pose a health hazard as lead remains in the environment years after its initial use. The deleterious effects of lead on early cognitive development are well documented, but the data in this reference regarding in utero lead transfer contains critical new information that shows the effects on infants and families. Week-by-week brain development in unborn and newborn children is demonstrated, explaining lead’s damage potential at each stage and how that household sources and surroundings—including soil, plumbing, imported canned goods, and house dust—are outlined and simple precautions that can reduce or minimize exposure are discussed. With an awareness that has allowed a generation of injured children to be born, and empowers the reader to break this destructive cycle.

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Jul 182016
 

Family-Focused Behavioral Pediatrics


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By (author): William L. Coleman, Coleman

This handbook addresses behavioral problems that patients and their parents frequently bring to the pediatrician’s attention, such as school avoidance, nightmares, and ‘hanging around with the wrong friends’. Because these behaviors are the family’s problem rather than just the child’s, Dr. Coleman presents family-focused, solution-oriented techniques that primary care practitioners can implement. This handbook is particularly timely in light of the growing importance of behavioral and developmental pediatrics.
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Jul 162016
 

Acute Stress Disorder: What It Is and How to Treat It


By (author): Richard A. Bryant PhD

Drawing on extensive research and clinical experience, leading authority Richard A. Bryant explores what works–and what doesn’t work–in managing acute traumatic stress. He reviews the current state of the science on acute stress disorder (ASD) and presents diagnostic guidelines based on DSM-5. In a straightforward, highly readable style, Bryant shares rich insights into how to provide effective, compassionate care to specific populations, including those with mild traumatic brain injury, military personnel and first responders, and children. Evidence-based intervention procedures are described. Reproducible assessment tools and handouts can be downloaded and printed in a convenient 8 1/2″ x 11″ size.
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Jul 162016
 

Adaptive Disclosure: A New Treatment for Military Trauma, Loss, and Moral Injury


By (author): Brett T. Litz PhD, Leslie Lebowitz PhD, Matt J. Gray PhD, William P. Nash M.D.

A complete guide to an innovative, research-based brief treatment specifically developed for service members and veterans, this book combines clinical wisdom and in-depth knowledge of military culture. Adaptive disclosure is designed to help those struggling in the aftermath of traumatic war-zone experiences, including life threat, traumatic loss, and moral injury, the violation of closely held beliefs or codes. Detailed guidelines are provided for assessing clients and delivering individualized interventions that integrate emotion-focused experiential strategies with elements of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). Reproducible handouts can be downloaded and printed in a convenient 8 1/2″ x 11″ size.
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Jul 162016
 

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Body Dysmorphic Disorder: A Treatment Manual


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By (author): Sabine Wilhelm PhD, Katharine A. Phillips MD, Gail Steketee PhD

Presenting an effective treatment approach specifically tailored to the unique challenges of body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), this book is grounded in state-of-the-art research. The authors are experts on BDD and related conditions. They describe ways to engage patients who believe they have defects or flaws in their appearance. Provided are clear-cut strategies for helping patients overcome the self-defeating thoughts, impairments in functioning, and sometimes dangerous ritualistic behaviors that characterize BDD. Clinician-friendly features include step-by-step instructions for conducting each session and more than 50 reproducible handouts and forms; the large-size format facilitates photocopying.

See also the related self-help guide by Dr. Wilhelm, Feeling Good about the Way You Look, an ideal recommendation for clients with BDD or less severe body image problems.  
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Jul 162016
 

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Anxiety Disorders: Mastering Clinical Challenges (Guides to Individualized Evidence-Based Treatment)


By (author): Gillian Butler PhD, Melanie Fennell PhD, Ann Hackmann PhD

Helping therapists bring about enduring change when treating clients with any anxiety disorder, this invaluable book combines expert guidance, in-depth exploration, and innovative clinical strategies. The authors draw on extensive experience and research to provide a framework for constructing lucid formulations of complex cases. They identify obstacles that frequently arise during the early, middle, and later stages of treatment and present a wide range of practical solutions. The volume demonstrates clear-cut yet flexible ways to enhance client engagement, foster metacognitive awareness, facilitate emotional processing, address low self-esteem and fear of uncertainty, and much more. Reproducible handouts and forms are included.

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Jul 132016
 

From Health Behaviours to Health Practices: Critical Perspectives (Sociology of Health and Illness Monographs)


A wide range of international contributions draw on theoretical and empirical sources to explore whether alternatives exist to both conceptualise and conduct research into what people do and don’t do, in relation to their health and experiences of illness.

  • Presents a collection of international contributions that complement, as well as critique, dominant conceptualisations of health behaviour
  • Includes a wide range of both theoretical perspectives and empirical cases
  • Reasserts the unique contribution social sciences can make to health research
  • Challenges assumptions about the usefulness of the concept of health behaviour
  • A timely publication given the rise of chronic and lifestyle diseases and the resulting changes in global health agendas
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Jul 072016
 

Addiction and Change: How Addictions Develop and Addicted People Recover


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The stages-of-change model has become widely known as a framework for conceptualizing recovery. Less well known are the processes that drive movement through the stages or how the stages apply to becoming addicted. From Carlo C. DiClemente, codeveloper of the transtheoretical model, this book offers a panoramic view of the entire continuum of addictive behavior change. The author illuminates the common path that individuals travel as they establish and reinforce new patterns of behavior, whether they are developing an addiction or struggling to free themselves from one, and regardless of the specific addictive behavior. The book addresses crucial questions of why, when, and how to intervene to bolster recovery in those already addicted and reach out effectively to people at risk.
 
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Jul 062016
 

Coffee, Tea, Chocolate, and the Brain (Nutrition, Brain and Behavior)


Coffee, tea, and chocolate are among the most frequently consumed products in the world. The pleasure that many experience from these edibles is accompanied by a range of favorable and adverse effects on the brain that have been the focus of a wealth of recent research.

Coffee, Tea, Chocolate, and the Brain presents new information on the long-debated issue about the beneficial and/or potentially negative effects on the brain of the consumption of coffee, tea, and chocolate. With caffeine as the common component in these beverages and food, this volume features important data on the effects of caffeine on sleep, memory, cognition, mood, performance, and more. It also contains specific information on new directions of research on the effect of caffeine on Parkinson’s disease, seizures, ischemia, the stress axis, and brain development. Debate on the potential addiction to caffeine is included, as well as discussion of how chocolate and caffeine can induce or alleviate various types of headaches.

With contributions from world-renowned experts in the field, this up-to-date reference provides important information for scientists, researchers, industry professionals, and students involved in nutrition, neurology, neuropharmacology, clinical psychology, and other health-related sciences.

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Jul 012016
 

Practitioner’s Guide to Functional Behavioral Assessment: Process, Purpose, Planning, and Prevention (Autism and Child Psychopathology Series)


By (author): Stephanie M. Hadaway, Alan W. Brue

This practical guide introduces functional behavioral assessment as a critical tool in planning interventions to reduce disruptive and other problematic behaviors. The book offers proven methods and strategies as a four-stage protocol in an easy-to-follow format with checklists, Q&A sections, applications, and an extended case example including an assessment report and intervention plan. Step-by-step instructions are delivered in an accessible teaching style, making all phases of assessment equally manageable. And although functional behavioral assessment is typically associated with schoolchildren, this material is also useful for working with adults in residential and community settings.
The Guide gives readers:

  • The basics of functional behavioral assessment.
  • Guidance in preparing for conducting a functional behavioral assessment.
  • An overview of assessment methods: formal and informal measures, interview, and observation.
  • A framework for translating assessment data into an appropriate intervention plan.
  • In-depth understanding of the role of prevention in behavioral intervention.
  • A kit of questionnaires, worksheets, and other ready-to-use resources.

Practitioner’s Guide to Functional Behavioral Assessment is an essential resource for clinicians and related professionals as well as researchers and graduate students in school and clinical child psychology; school psychology; behavior therapy; assessment, testing and evaluation; special education; and educational psychology.

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