Neuroscience for Psychologists and Other Mental Health Professionals

Neuroscience for Psychologists and Other Mental Health Professionals
Author: Jill Littrell
Publsiher: Springer Publishing Company
Total Pages: 446
Release: 2015-04-06
ISBN: 0826122787
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Neuroscience for Psychologists and Other Mental Health Professionals Book Excerpt:

Harnesses new research about the link between neuroscience and immunology that underlies promising nonpharmacological treatment for mental disorders As researchers learn more about the neuroscience and neurobiology of mental disorders, the prevailing understanding of how to treat these conditions-often favoring the use of psychotropic medications-is changing rapidly. This book harnesses cutting-edge research about how neuroscience integrated with recent findings in immunology can explain behavioral syndromes and describes nonpharmacological approaches for ameliorating psychic distress and promoting wellbeing. The text discusses the pros and cons of using pharmaceuticals for treating different categories of mental distress in adults and children while illuminating key developments in alternative approaches to treatment-encompassing lifestyle changes related to diet, exercise, and strong interpersonal relationships-that have value and can lead to improved outcomes without medication. These new approaches are discussed as additions to the other research-validated techniques that are already offered in the therapeutic community. The book presents the latest neuroscience and physiological explanations behind the major diagnostic categories of mental illness-including schizophrenia, depression, anxiety, and addiction-that underlie traditional pharmaceutical treatment interventions and describe how and why non-pharmaceutical treatment strategies can be effective. It integrates current information about brain function and its chemical underpinnings with new research about immunology that identifies the mechanism through which lifestyle changes can obviate stress and offer new avenues for wellbeing. Of particular note is cutting-edge information about fast-spiking GABA interneurons and the role of NMDA receptors in psychosis, the role of inflammatory processes in mood disorders, and gut microbiota' s influence on inflammation. The book also explores the physiology undergirding health and resilience, offering a research-based rationale for viewing the mind and body as inseparable for treatment purposes. Students and mental health professionals in social work, counseling, and psychology will learn the benefits of delivering treatment interventions geared toward prevention and amelioration of distress, through lifestyle changes such as diet, exercise, and maintaining regular sleep and daily routines. Key Features: Presents the latest information on the neuroscience behind disorders such as schizophrenia, major depression, anxiety disorders, and addictions Explains the mechanisms through which diet and exercise can influence mood disorders and psychosis Covers the latest on the efficacy and side effects of antidepressants, antipsychotics, anxiolytics, mood stabilizers, and stimulants Discusses ADHD, depression, pediatric bipolar, issues for children in the child welfare system, and advocacy efforts Prepares mental health professionals to provide services in a primary health care setting in the role of the behavioral health professional

Neuroscience for Psychologists and Other Mental Health Professionals

Neuroscience for Psychologists and Other Mental Health Professionals
Author: Dr. Jill Littrell, PhD, LCSW
Publsiher: Springer Publishing Company
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2015-04-06
ISBN: 0826122795
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Neuroscience for Psychologists and Other Mental Health Professionals Book Excerpt:

This book presents the latest neuroscience and physiological explanations behind the major diagnostic categories of mental illness—including schizophrenia, depression, anxiety, and addiction—and explains the physiological bases that underlie traditional pharmaceutical treatment interventions. Crucially, it integrates current information about brain function with new research on immunology, offering a research-based rationale for viewing the mind and the body as an integrated system. The new information on the physiological bases for behavior explains how lifestyle interventions related to diet, exercise, and interpersonal relationships can have dramatic therapeutic effects on mental health. Of particular note in this book is cutting-edge information on fast-spiking GABA interneurons and the role of NMDA receptors in psychosis, the role of inflammatory processes in mood disorders, and gut microbiota’s influence on inflammation. Beyond the physiology undergirding distress, the book also explores the physiological bases for health and resilience. Students and mental health professionals in social work, counseling, and psychology will learn how the same mechanisms available for overcoming mental anguish can be utilized for achieving life satisfaction. KEY FEATURES: Discusses attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, depression, pediatric bipolar disorder, issues for children in the child welfare system, and advocacy efforts Presents the latest information on the efficacy and side effects of antidepressants, antipsychotics, anxiolytics, mood stabilizers, and stimulants Explains the mechanisms through which diet and exercise can influence mood disorders and psychosis Prepares mental health professionals to provide services in primary care settings in the role of the behavioral health professional

The Talk Therapy Revolution

The Talk Therapy Revolution
Author: Peter D. Ladd
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 190
Release: 2018-10-15
ISBN: 1498576796
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Talk Therapy Revolution Book Excerpt:

In The Talk Therapy Revolution, Peter D. Ladd demonstrates how neuroscience, combined with human experience, impacts the practice of talk therapy. Ladd explores how this combination can dramatically transform a therapist’s understanding of successful therapy.

Psychology of Aging 101

Psychology of Aging 101
Author: Robert Youdin, PhD, LCSW
Publsiher: Springer Publishing Company
Total Pages: 260
Release: 2016-02-11
ISBN: 0826130135
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Psychology of Aging 101 Book Excerpt:

A reader-friendly overview of geropsychology based on a wealth of evidence-based research Written by a renowned scholar and practitioner of gerontology and aging, this is a concise, reader-friendly overview of key concepts of geropsychology, the psychology of aging. Grounded in positive psychology, the text dispels common myths about the aging population with a wealth of evidence-based research. It encompasses a foundational knowledge base regarding issues unique to older adults, information that is essential for mental health providers, who already see an unprecedented growth in the number of older adults in their practices--a trend that is expected to continue for years to come. The text discusses theoretical models underlying geropsychology, and examines common difficulties that affect older adults along with the most effective treatment approaches for this population. With a focus on the strengths and functions of older adults, the text examines the unique psychological problems of later life and conflicts caused by retirement, living longer, financial stressors, and chronic illness. It discusses the complications of changing family systems, coping with cognitive impairments, how psychologists understand and treat Alzheimer’s and dementia patients, older adult sexuality including the unique sexual problems confronting LGBT individuals, elder abuse, ageism, substance abuse, and issues surrounding death and dying. A chapter on future directions for psychological research and practice highlights the many opportunities available in this field. The text will be of value for upper-level undergraduate courses on the psychology of aging, as a supplement to developmental and clinical psychology courses, and as a resource for interdisciplinary studies with a focus on gerontology. . Key Features: Provides a concise overview of one of the largest growing segments of our population Written by a prominent expert in gerontology and psychology Offers a wealth of evidence-based research that informs clinical issues Grounded in a positive psychology approach Integrates theory with human rights and social justice

Social Work Leaders Through History

Social Work Leaders Through History
Author: Dr. Jessica Gladden, PhD, LMSW
Publsiher: Springer Publishing Company
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2018-05-28
ISBN: 0826146457
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Social Work Leaders Through History Book Excerpt:

Vividly portraying the personal and professional lives of social work luminaries from the 19th to the present century, this text links their groundbreaking contributions in social work to current CSWE core competencies. The book focuses on leaders who shaped the field across modern American history — the Progressive Era, the Great Society, the New Deal, the Postwar period, and others—and examines their lives in the context of the social and historical environment, their contributions to social work, and lessons from their experiences that are still relevant to social work today. Through detailed, engaging life stories and photographs, readers—including undergraduates, graduate students, and practicing social workers—will learn about the profession’s rich history rooted in charitable work, “friendly visitors,” and social justice advocacy. The book also touches upon the contributions of early social work pioneers as well as those leading us forward in the 21st century. The book will provide important historical groundwork for classes in social welfare policy, introduction to social work, and social work history courses. Chapters include discussion questions and activities to facilitate professional growth and personal development. A robust instructor package offers PowerPoint slides and a sample syllabus. Key Features: Delivers vivid, detailed accounts of leading figures in social work history Presents lessons directly applicable to social work today Dovetails with CSWE’s 2015 EPAS Competencies Incorporates discussion questions and activities encouraging professional growth and personal reflection Includes PowerPoint slides and sample syllabus

Enhancing Clinical Case Formulation

Enhancing Clinical Case Formulation
Author: Patrick Ryan
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 148
Release: 2019-12-16
ISBN: 0429942893
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Enhancing Clinical Case Formulation Book Excerpt:

Clinical formulation lies at the heart of how mental health professionals understand psychological distress. It is the application of a framework that cohesively integrates scientific knowledge with the symptoms of distress. In essence, it is the creation of order to what is often experienced as disorder. The aim of this book is to bring awareness to the theoretical and practical opportunities for mental health professionals that exists by using atypical information when adapting typical formulation models. Each chapter reflects some variation in how formulation is defined, conceptualised and practiced, by using information that regularly materializes from professional encounters but often is omitted from the formulation of a particular presenting problem. Chapters on diet and exercise, sleep, spirituality, sexuality and meaning-making highlight how approaches to formulation can be extended to provide additional opportunities for intervention for the client and practitioner. A professional encounter orientated in the manner proposed will generate a type of formulation that will raise interesting and testable hypotheses that can assist in understanding ‘stuck’ points in therapy, difficulties within the therapeutic relationship, low motivation or inability to engage in particular approaches and will assist in devising person-specific mental health interventions. This book will appeal to clinical psychologists and psychotherapists in practice and training.

Practicing Positive Psychiatry

Practicing Positive Psychiatry
Author: Fredrike Bannink,Frenk Peeters
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 212
Release: 2020-08
ISBN: 9780889375772
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Practicing Positive Psychiatry Book Excerpt:

A practical guide to a positive psychiatry of the future!A highly practical book for all mental health professionals wanting to know how to apply positive psychiatry into their daily work. Positive psychiatry is the science and practice of psychiatry and clinical psychology that seeks to understand and promote well-being among people who have or are at high risk of developing mental illnesses. In this new approach, the person takes center stage, not the disease, and the focus is not only on repairing the worst, but also on creating the best in our patients.The authors from the fields of medicine and clinical psychology present over 40 applications and many cases and stories to illustrate the four pillars of positive psychiatry: positive psychology, solutionfocused brief therapy, the recovery-oriented approach, and nonspecific factors. This book shows how mental health professionals can significantly increase patient collaboration to co-create preferred outcomes through discovering possibilities, and competences and through building hope, optimism, and gratitude.Essential reading for psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, other professionals working in the field of mental health care as well as students who want to take a positive focus to make psychiatry faster, lighter, and yes, more fun. We have high hopes that positive psychiatry will become a firm part of the psychiatry of the future.

Ayahuasca Healing and Science

Ayahuasca Healing and Science
Author: Beatriz Caiuby Labate,Clancy Cavnar
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 249
Release: 2021-04-15
ISBN: 3030556883
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ayahuasca Healing and Science Book Excerpt:

This book offers a series of perspectives on the therapeutic potential of the ritual and clinical use of the Amazonian hallucinogenic brew ayahuasca in the treatment and management of various disorders. This book presents biomedical and anthropological data on the use of ayahuasca and provides critiques on how it is used for treating depression, PTSD, anxiety, substance dependence, and eating disorders. The volume also explores ayahuasca’s role in the psychological well-being and quality of life of humans, and discusses possibilities of it enhancing cognition and coping with grief. The book examines ayahuasca’s association with psychotherapy and also highlights the challenges of integrating plant medicines into psychiatry. Further, the book expands on some preliminary research with animals, suggesting that ayahuasca acts at multiple levels of neural complexity. The study on the neurogenic effects of ayahuasca alkaloids opens a new avenue of research with potential applications ranging from psychiatric disorders to brain damage and dementia. Psychologists, psychiatrists, and other mental health professionals will find this book relevant to their work regarding substance abuse and alternative medicine.

Neuroscience of Stress

Neuroscience of Stress
Author: Gustavo E. Tafet
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 210
Release: 2022-05-17
ISBN: 9783031008634
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Neuroscience of Stress Book Excerpt:

This textbook provides an introduction to the interdisciplinary study of stress, helping students and professionals understand the main neurobiological and psychological causes and consequences of stress in human beings. It’s aimed at understanding the concept of stress at different levels, from the impact of environmental stressors to its processing in the brain, and from the neural mechanisms involved in this processing to the expression of different adaptive responses. All these neural mechanisms are clearly explained according to different levels of complexity, from the neurobiological level, including the cellular and molecular mechanisms, to the psychological level, including the cognitive and emotional processing, and behavioral expressions. The whole content is described in a very comprehensive manner, accompanied with descriptive graphics to clearly illustrate every detail, therefore allowing a full integration of all the covered concepts. In addition, clinical expressions of stress, such as mood and anxiety disorders, are also covered in detail, including an overview of different factors of vulnerability and resilience, therefore providing a unique and fundamental insight of this interdisciplinary field. Given its interdisciplinary approach, Neuroscience of Stress: From Neurobiology to Cognitive, Emotional and Behavioral Sciences will provide a comprehensive and clear introduction to the study of stress to students and professionals from different fields of the behavioral and health sciences. It will serve as a valuable text for adoption in classes of a wide range of graduate courses dealing with mental health and well-being, in areas such as health and clinical psychology, health promotion and disease prevention, psychiatry and behavioral medicine, among others.

Encyclopedia of Medical Organizations and Agencies

Encyclopedia of Medical Organizations and Agencies
Author: Karen Boyden
Publsiher: Gale Cengage
Total Pages: 1606
Release: 1996
ISBN: 9780810391192
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Advances in School Mental Health Promotion

Advances in School Mental Health Promotion
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2009
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Mental health promotion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Ghana Journal of Psychology

Ghana Journal of Psychology
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2001
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Mental health
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ghana Journal of Psychology Book Excerpt:

NIH almanac 1993 94

NIH almanac 1993 94
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 154
Release: 1978
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Psychiatric Services

Psychiatric Services
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 740
Release: 2008
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Community psychiatry
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Expressive Therapy A Clinical Implications in the Field of Mental Health

Expressive Therapy  A Clinical Implications in the Field of Mental Health
Author: Vijay Prasad Barre
Publsiher: GRIN Verlag
Total Pages: 30
Release: 2020-03-30
ISBN: 3346139204
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Expressive Therapy A Clinical Implications in the Field of Mental Health Book Excerpt:

Seminar paper from the year 2017 in the subject Psychology - Consulting, Therapy, , language: English, abstract: Expressive therapy is also known as the expressive therapies, expressive arts therapy or creative arts therapy, is the use of the creative arts as a form of psychotherapy.Expressive therapy is predicated on the assumption that people can heal through use of imagination and the various forms of creative expressions.All expressive therapists tapping of the imagination, a person can examine the body, feelings, emotions and his or her thought process. Therapist and client move freely between drawing, dancing, music, drama, and poetry.

The Psychologist

The Psychologist
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 970
Release: 2008
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Foundations of Clinical Psychology

Foundations of Clinical Psychology
Author: Salvatore Cullari
Publsiher: Allyn & Bacon
Total Pages: 488
Release: 1998
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Foundations of Clinical Psychology Book Excerpt:

Responding to the needs of the 21st century clinical psychologist, Dr. Cullari and his distinguished contributing authors have written a new, exciting survey of the field. This book is the first to take an integrated approach to assessment and therapy while focusing on the scientific-practitioner model of clinical psychology. In addition to the traditional topics, the book examines issues pertaining to psychopharmacology; ethics; forensic psychology; behavioral medicine; brief therapy; treatment resistance; and much more. Upon completion of this book, readers will gain an understanding and an awareness of clinical psychology's beginning and its future. Clinical psychologists.

Encyclopedia of Associations

Encyclopedia of Associations
Author: Gale Cengage Publishing
Publsiher: Gale Cengage
Total Pages: 1548
Release: 2008-04
ISBN: 9781414420066
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Associations Book Excerpt:

This standard reference tool is the only comprehensive source for detailed information on more than 23,000 nonprofit American membership organizations of national scope. Every entry offers a wealth of valuable data, typically including the organization's complete name, address and phone number; founding date, purpose, activities and dues; national and international conferences; and more. Each Supplement includes listings for more than 500 new organizations.

New Riders Official World Wide Web Yellow Pages

New Riders  Official World Wide Web Yellow Pages
Author: New Riders Development Group
Publsiher: New Riders Publishing
Total Pages: 772
Release: 1996
ISBN: 9781562056223
Category: Internet addresses
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

New Riders Official World Wide Web Yellow Pages Book Excerpt:

Find everything worth knowing about on the Web using the ultimate reference authority. This is a revised version of a highly authoritative reference for all Web users. "Newbies" can benefit greatly by seeing what's out there in a uniquely comprehensive, easy-to-navigate resource. Experienced users will appreciate the ease with which an enormous range of topics can be accessed. can be accessed.

The Complete Guide to Mental Health for Women

The Complete Guide to Mental Health for Women
Author: Lauren Slater,Jessica Henderson Daniel,Amy Elizabeth Banks
Publsiher: Beacon Press (MA)
Total Pages: 403
Release: 2003-01-01
ISBN: 9780807029244
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Complete Guide to Mental Health for Women Book Excerpt:

An indispensable home reference for women, from the college years to old age The Complete Guide to Mental Health For Women is designed to help women take control of their mental health, whether their concern is a specific disorder or simply the psychological stresses of a life in transition. Within an accessible format that includes tables, charts, and comprehensive lists, over fifty experts provide the most up-to-date information on the entire range of women’s mental health issues, including:ADDICTIONANXIETYBIPOLAR DISORDERDEPRESSIONEATING DISORDERSLIFESPAN PSYCHOLOGYLIFE ISSUES FROM SEXUALITY TO RELATIONSHIPSTO TRAUMATIC EXPERIENCE AND ILLNESSPOSTPARTUM DEPRESSIONPSYCHOPHARMACOLOGYPSYCHOTHERAPEUTIC TREATMENTS, FROM EMDR ANDDIALECTICAL BEHAVIORAL THERAPY TO TRADITIONALINSIGHT THERAPYMENTAL HEALTH EFFECTS OF RACISM AND POVERTYQUESTIONS TO ASK A PSYCHOLOGIST OR PSYCHIATRISTTRAUMADrawing on the latest thinking in psychiatry and psychology, and written for women of diverse backgrounds, this trade reference guide to women’s mental health provides a comprehensive and readable overview to the psychologicalissues that concern women most. Arguing that women want and need to understand their mental health as more than a question of disorder or normality, it begins with the life cycle, helping women understand the major issues and biological changes associated with young adulthood, middle age, and old age. The Complete Guide to Mental Health for Women alsospecifically addresses the psychological importance of women’s sexuality and relationships, and discusses how social contexts, such as poverty and racism, affect mental health. Part Two explores specific mental disorders, including those, like postpartum depression, related to times when women are particularly vulnerable to mental illness. Part Three takes a closer look at treatments, including the use of antidepressants and other drugs, and various types of psychotherapy,from cognitive behavioral treatments to EMDR and beyond. The Complete Guide to Mental Health for Women ends with a section on life enhancements that discusses some of the activities that can help us live fuller lives.Lauren Slater, Ed.D., is a psychologist and Knight-Ridder Science Journalist Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She is the author of Love Works Like This, Lying: A Metaphorical Memoir, Prozac Diary, and Welcome to My Country. Jessica Henderson Daniel, Ph.D., A.B.P.P., is director of training in psychology at Children’s Hospital, Boston, assistant professor at Harvard Medical School, and past president of the Society for the Psychology of Women in the American Psychological Association. AmyBanks,M.D., is an instructor in psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and a faculty member at the Jean Baker Miller Training Institute.