March Releases from APA Books!

confidentiality limitsConfidentiality Limits in Psychotherapy

Ethics Checklists for Mental Health Professionals

by Mary Alice Fisher

 

Can therapists keep their patients’ secrets? Should they? Psychotherapists are careful to safeguard information about their clients, but in some instances, they may be legally or otherwise compelled to disclose information, even without client consent. This little confidentiality manual walks readers through this complex topic, using the author’s easy-to-follow six-step Ethical Practice Model.

 

 

cost of racismThe Cost of Racism for People of Color

Contextualizing Experiences of Discrimination

Edited by Alvin N. Alvarez, Christopher T.H. Liang, and Helen A. Neville

 

In this book, leading scholars examine the felt experience of being the target of racism, with a focus on mental and physical health—as the result of particular racist encounters as well as across the lifespan—in addition to group contexts such as education and the workforce. With its skillful synthesis of voices and approaches, this work should appeal to a broad range of scholars and practitioners in clinical psychology, as well as ethnic studies, sociology, and public and allied health.

 

 

dark side personalityThe Dark Side of Personality

Science and Practice in Social, Personality, and Clinical Psychology

Edited by Virgil Zeigler-Hill and David K. Marcus

 

Dark personality traits are connected to a host of behavioral and interpersonal problems. To better understand and address these problems, this book unites personality psychology and clinical psychology to provide an interdisciplinary taxonomy of dark personality traits. It expands upon the “Dark Triad”—narcissism, psychopathy, and Machiavellianism—to encompass traits that have largely been ignored or not characterized as dark (e.g., spite, authoritarianism, and perfectionism).

 

emotion aging healthEmotion, Aging, and Health

Edited by Anthony D. Ong and Corinna E. Löckenhoff

 

Although older adults face significant health challenges, they tend to have better emotion regulation skills than younger or middle-age adults. Why is this so? This book explores the reciprocal relations between aging and emotion, as well as applications for promoting mental and physical health across the lifespan.

 

 

 

supervision essentials systems approachSupervision Essentials for a Systems Approach to Supervision

by Elizabeth L. Holloway

 

This book describes the dynamic interplay between various supervisory “systems,” including the client, trainee, supervisor, functions, learning tasks, and setting. Understanding these systems and the interplay between them is the foundation of a thriving supervisory relationship.

 

 

 

 

 

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.

January Releases From APA Books!

 

ethical choices

Ethical Choices in Research  

Managing Data, Writing Reports, and Publishing Results in the Social Sciences

by Harris Cooper

If you conduct original research and publish the results, this book is for you. Following the course of a typical project, Harris Cooper describes the ethics—and etiquette—behind each stage. He anticipates ethical problems that occur in the early stages of planning research, the middle stages of data management and report preparation, and the final stage of publications. At each stage, he emphasizes the value of early planning to meet one’s professional responsibilities as a scientist.

 

 

 

cultural complexitiesAddressing Cultural Complexities in Practice 

Assessment, Diagnosis, and Therapy

THIRD EDITION

by Pamela A. Hays

This third edition is richly illustrated with case material and includes up-to-date information on the DSM-5, ICD-10, and upcoming ICD-11, plus new sections on working with people in poverty, children, and transgender people; and trauma-informed care.  Each chapter includes a Key Ideas summary and practice exercises, making it ideal for personal education or group use.

 

 

internationalizing

Internationalizing the Undergraduate Psychology Curriculum 

Practical Lessons Learned at Home and Abroad

Edited by Dana Gross, Kenneth Abrams, and Carolyn Zerbe Enns

Building on the foundation laid by the APA-sponsored book Undergraduate Education in Psychology: A Blueprint for the Future of the Discipline (Halpern, 2009), this book offers teachers of psychology what they need most to internationalize the undergraduate curriculum: clear approaches to studying psychology across cultures, practical ideas they can use in the classroom, resources that connect students to the world beyond their home campus, and expert advice on how to develop and administer study abroad programs.

 

 

positive psych

Positive Psychology in Racial and Ethnic Groups 

Theory, Research, and Practice

Edited by Edward C. Chang, Christina A. Downey, Jameson K. Hirsch, and Natalie J. Lin

 

For the first time, leaders in the field have come together to provide a comprehensive reference that focuses specifically on how a culturally-informed approach to positive psychology can help capitalize on the strengths of racial minority groups and have a greater potential to positively impact their psychological well-being.

 

 

psychoanalytic theory

Psychoanalytic Theory and Cultural Competence in Psychotherapy

by Pratyusha Tummala-Narra

While psychoanalytic scholars often address specific aspects of diversity such as gender, race, immigration, religion, sexual orientation, and social class, the literature lacks a set of core principles to inform and support culturally competent practice. This approachable volume responds to that pressing need. Drawing on the contributions of psychoanalytic scholars as well as multicultural and feminist psychologists, Tummala-Narra presents a theoretical framework that reflects the realities of clients’ lives and addresses the complex sociocultural issues that influence their psychological health.

 

 

 

psychtherapy teaching

The PsycTHERAPY® Teaching Guide

The PsycTHERAPY®Teaching Guide provides practical ideas on how to use APA’s video database of streaming psychotherapy demonstrations in a variety of classes, in clinical supervision, and in other training contexts.

On the surface, PsycTHERAPY is simple to use: Find a video and learn as you watch a master clinician demonstrating psychotherapy. However, professors in clinical psychology and counseling have discovered many different uses for PsycTHERAPY, including teaching personality theories and psychopathology classes, training researchers on how to code therapy sessions, and augmenting empathy training for psychotherapy students.