February Releases From APA Books!

APA Books will publish the following titles in February:

 

intro consulting psychAn Introduction to Consulting Psychology

Working With Individuals, Groups, and Organizations

by Rodney L. Lowman

Consulting psychology is rapidly growing yet sometimes underappreciated discipline whose goal is to apply psychological science to consultation at three levels: individual, group, and organizational. This foundational volume of the Fundamentals of Consulting Psychology series translates theory and research into a concise, easy-to-read introduction to the field. Case examples help to illustrate the rewarding and important work of consulting psychologists, which includes coaching individuals, assessing and improving work group dynamics, and enhancing organizational systems and processes.

 

 

ethnic minority childrenPsychoeducational Assessment and Intervention for Ethnic Minority Children

Evidence-Based Approaches

Edited by Scott L. Graves, Jr., and Jamilia J. Blake

This invaluable book is a comprehensive resource for psychologists and counselors who assess and intervene with ethnic minority children. Beginning with an historical tour of psychoeducational assessment related to ethnic minorities, the book situates basic areas of assessment—such as neuropsychology, social/emotional assessment, and early childhood development assessment—within an ethnic minority context. It then offers evidenced-based strategies for improving the educational performance and well-being of ethnically diverse students.

 

 

supervision feministSupervision Essentials for the Feminist Psychotherapy Model of Supervision

by Laura S. Brown

This book offers a theoretically-grounded yet practical approach to supervision based on the principles of feminist psychotherapy. Feminist therapy supervision challenges trainees and supervisors alike to engage with difficult questions about bias, and ways in which power distributes itself in the contexts of education, psychotherapy, and supervision itself.  Chapters examine the impact of systemic hierarchies, and stress the importance of thinking critically about dominant cultural norms in psychotherapy and elsewhere.  Includes a synthesis of the literature on feminist therapy and theory, as well as case examples and practical advice for common supervision problems.

 

 

 

human-animal interactionThe Social Neuroscience of Human–Animal Interaction

Edited by Lisa S. Freund, Sandra McCune, Layla Esposito, Nancy R. Gee, and Peggy McCardle

In this wide-ranging and fascinating volume, an international and cross-disciplinary group of authors seek to understand human–animal interaction (HAI) by applying research in the neurobiology and genetics that underlie human social functioning.  Chapters examine HAI from evolutionary and developmental perspectives, and weigh the implications of HAI research for animal welfare. Clinical applications include animal-assisted therapies for people with disabilities, acute or chronic health conditions, and social or emotional difficulties.

Katie Ten Hagen

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