The Complete Idiot s Guide to Child and Adolescent Psychology

Author: Jack C. Westman, M.D., M.S.
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 110151678X
Format: PDF, ePub
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Simplifying a complex subject. Child psychology is required for college level psych and elementary education majors. It is a complex subject that can include developmental psychology, biology, sociological psychology, and various schools of theory and therapies. The only sources of information about this complex subject are long, expensive textbooks. Until now. This, the first trade book to give a detailed, easy to understand explanation of the subject. ? Age-by-age discussion of the psychological development of children.

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Fatherhood

Author: Kevin Osborn
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780028631899
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A guide for expecting, new, or veteran fathers on topics such as helping a spouse during pregnancy, care of newborns, communicating with children, and strategies for keeping kids safe

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Psychology

Author: Joni E. Johnston
Publisher: Alpha Books
ISBN: 9781592578917
Format: PDF, Docs
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A latest edition of a comprehensive supplement for students and self-help readers, written by an award-winning clinical practitioner, provides accessible coverage of topics ranging from child psychology and personality disorders to mood-altering drugs and forensics. Original.

The Pocket Idiot s Guide to Grammar And Punctuation

Author: Jay Stevenson PhD
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1440696543
Format: PDF, ePub
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Writing an academic paper or business document need not be a daunting task. 'The Pocket Idiot's Guide to Grammar and Punctuation' provides the basics rules of grammar and punctuation, along with the examples readers need to make points clearly and quickly. Straightforward, no-frills rules of grammar and punctuation with clever, interesting examples that clarify points without complicating them; Examples of common mistakes and how to avoid them; Computer spellcheckers cannot adequately correct grammar and punctuation.

Rein In Your Brain

Author: Cynthia Moreno Tuohy, BSW, NCAC II
Publisher: Hazelden Publishing
ISBN: 1616494670
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Those in recovery learn to “rein in their brain,” ending compulsive behaviors while fostering a more thoughtful lifestyle that ensures long term emotional sobriety. Addiction—whether to mood-altering substances, gambling, sex, or food— stems in part from an over-reliance on the reward system of a primitive part of the brain that can push us to make poor choices based on an expectation of immediate gratification. Those of us in recovery often struggle with the compulsive thoughts and behaviors that are still programmed in our addictive brains well after the drinking and drugging has stopped. These often play out thoughtlessly in our interactions with others, damaging our relationships and growth as balanced human beings. Rein in Your Brain, by addiction expert Cynthia Moreno Tuohy, offers ten tools for breaking the cycle of impulsivity. These time-tested self-interventions include standing still in the moment, giving up control, not assuming the other person’s intent, tolerating differences, accepting emotions without giving them free reign, and differentiating between immediate fear-driven reactions and measured thoughts. By incorporating these tools in your daily interactions, your relationships can move from those of conflict to mutual respect and understanding.

Abnormal Child Psychology

Author: Eric J Mash
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1305445767
Format: PDF, Docs
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Through a thoughtful and accurate balance of developmental, clinical-diagnostic, and experimental approaches to child and adolescent psychopathology, Eric Mash and David Wolfe's ABNORMAL CHILD PSYCHOLOGY remains the most authoritative, scholarly, and comprehensive book in its market. This edition has been organized and updated to reflect DSM-5 categories, as well as dimensional approaches to classification and evidence-based assessment and treatment. Accessible to a broad range of readers, the book traces the developmental course of each disorder. It also shows how child psychopathology involves biological, psychological, and sociocultural factors interacting with a child's environment. Case histories, case examples, and first-person accounts are at the heart of the text, illustrating the categorical and dimensional approaches used to describe disorders and bringing life to the theories discussed. The authors also consistently illustrate how troubled children behave in their natural settings: homes, schools, and communities. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Group Filial Therapy

Author: Louise Guerney
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 0857005162
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In Group Filial Therapy (GFT), therapists train parents to conduct play sessions with their own children to help meet children's therapeutic needs, and to transfer appropriate skills to family life. Based on parents' application of Child-Centred Play Therapy, taught and supervised by filial therapists, this evidence-based method is highly effective for working with families from diverse backgrounds and locations. This book provides an accessible guide to the theory and practice of GFT, and for the first time offers step-by-step guidelines for implementing the GFT program developed by Dr Guerney, the co-creator of Filial Therapy. Important practical considerations are addressed by Dr Guerney and Dr Ryan, such as how to determine the composition of groups and the duration of programs, and how to conduct Filial Therapy intakes. The facilitative attitudes and skills needed to be an effective Filial Therapy group leader are also described, and comprehensive instructions for implementing Dr Guerney's 20-week model of GFT are provided. The book closes with examples of how the program may be adapted to meet the needs of special groups. Replete with examples and dialogues bringing to life the group process, this definitive guide will enable therapists already familiar with the method, as well as those wishing to learn it, to maximise the fulfilment of therapeutic goals for participating families. Practitioners in mental health, social services and counselling, as well as parenting experts, play and filial therapists and therapists in training will find that this book expands and enriches the services they can offer their clients.

Dude You re a Fag

Author: C. J. Pascoe
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520950690
Format: PDF, Docs
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High school and the difficult terrain of sexuality and gender identity are brilliantly explored in this smart, incisive ethnography. Based on eighteen months of fieldwork in a racially diverse working-class high school, Dude, You're a Fag sheds new light on masculinity both as a field of meaning and as a set of social practices. C. J. Pascoe's unorthodox approach analyzes masculinity as not only a gendered process but also a sexual one. She demonstrates how the "specter of the fag" becomes a disciplinary mechanism for regulating heterosexual as well as homosexual boys and how the "fag discourse" is as much tied to gender as it is to sexuality.

Effective Treatments for PTSD

Author: Edna B. Foa
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 1609181492
Format: PDF
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Developed under the auspices of the PTSD Treatment Guidelines Task Force of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, this tightly edited work is the definitive best-practice reference for practitioners caring for any trauma population. Leading clinical scientists thoroughly review the literature on widely used therapeutic approaches for both adults and children. Succinct treatment guidelines are presented that feature standardized ratings of the evidence for each approach. The book also offers insightful guidance to help clinicians select the most suitable therapy for particular patients and overcome frequently encountered obstacles.