Authoritative Guide to Self-Help Resources in Mental Health, Revised Edition (The Clinician's Toolbox)

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9781572308398: Authoritative Guide to Self-Help Resources in Mental Health, Revised Edition (The Clinician's Toolbox)

Keeping pace with the ever-changing world of self-help, the revised and expanded edition of this indispensable reference helps consumers and professionals distinguish high-quality self-help resources from those that are misleading, inaccurate, or even harmful. The number of resources reviewed has increased by more than 60%, to over 1,000 self-help books, autobiographies, and popular films. Ratings now embody the collective wisdom of more than 3,000 mental health professionals. Supplementing their eight national studies, the authors also describe and evaluate hundreds of Internet sites and provide valuable listings of self-help and support groups. The volume is organized around 36 frequently encountered clinical problems and life challenges, with entirely new chapters covering posttraumatic stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, youth violence, borderline personality disorder, bipolar disorder, and suicide. The concluding chapter delineates 11 key strategies for selecting an effective self-help resource.

Winner--American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award

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About the Author:

John C. Norcross, PhD, is professor and former chair of psychology at the University of Scranton and a clinical psychologist in part-time independent practice.

John W. Santrock, PhD, is professor and former chair of psychology at the University of Texas at Dallas.

Linda F. Campbell, PhD, is associate professor and director of the training clinic in the Department of Counseling and Human Development at the University of Georgia.

Thomas P. Smith, PsyD, is a clinical psychologist in the Counseling Center at the University of Scranton and in independent part-time practice.

Robert Sommer, PhD, is professor and former chair of psychology at the University of California, Davis.

Edward L. Zuckerman, PhD, a clinical psychologist and independent practitioner, is a consultant to the Social Security Disability Determination Division.

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Chapter 1. Introduction to Self-Help in Mental Health
Chapter 2. Abuse
Chapter 3. Addictive Disorders
Chapter 4. Adult Development
Chapter 5. Aging
Chapter 6. Anger
Chapter 7. Anxiety Disorders
Chapter 8. Assertiveness
Chapter 9. Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
Chapter 10. Bipolar Disorder (Manic¿Depression)
Chapter 11. Borderline and Narcissistic Personality Disorders
Chapter 12. Career Development
Chapter 13. Child Development and Parenting
Chapter 14. Communication and People Skills
Chapter 15. Death and Grieving
Chapter 16. Dementia/Alzheimer¿s
Chapter 17. Depression
Chapter 18. Divorce
Chapter 19. Eating Disorders
Chapter 20. Families and Stepfamilies
Chapter 21. Infant Development and Parenting
Chapter 22. Love and Intimacy
Chapter 23. Marriage
Chapter 24. Men¿s Issues
Chapter 25. Obsessive¿Compulsive Disorder
Chapter 26. Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
Chapter 27. Pregnancy
Chapter 28. Schizophrenia
Chapter 29. Self-Management and Self-Enhancement
Chapter 30. Sexuality
Chapter 31. Spiritual and Existential Concerns
Chapter 32. Stress Management and Relaxation
Chapter 33. Suicide
Chapter 34. Teenagers and Parenting
Chapter 35. Weight Management
Chapter 36. Women¿s Issues
Chapter 37. Violent Youth
Chapter 38. Strategies for Selecting Self-Help Resources
Appendix A. The Eight National Studies
Appendix B. Ratings of Self-Help Books in the National Studies
Appendix C. Ratings of Autobiographies in the National Studies
Appendix D. Ratings of Films in the National Studies
References
Author and Title Index
Subject Index

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