The APA Handbook of Dementia addresses assessment, comorbidity, evaluation, and treatment of various forms of dementia. The handbook reviews common dementias including Alzheimer’s disease, Lewy body disease, vascular dementia, frontotemporal dementia, and other less common dementias. It is organized into sections discussing diagnosis, epidemiology, and neurobiology (including neuropathology and neuroimaging); assessment, including cultural issues, methodology, and neuropsychology; and primary, secondary, and tertiary intervention strategies. The handbook is intended as a resource for all psychologists and other health professionals that serve persons and families impacted by neurodegenerative disease.
When a person who is charged with a violent crime claims “the sleepwalking defense,” sleep experts are often retained by one or both sides of the case to examine and argue the validity of the claim. This book provides a method and essential background knowledge for examining scientific evidence and testimony regarding sleep-related criminal behavior. Case studies illustrate how to construct a detailed behavioral analysis of a sleepwalker’s actions before, during, and after episodes for which they are charged.
This book provides mental health professionals with a guide to the Gender Affirmative Model, the leading approach to providing culturally competent care to transgender and gender expansive children and their families. Authors address the complex psychological, social and community challenges faced by transgender and gender expansive children, as well as the potential mental health struggles that can arise as a result of bullying and more subtle forms of societal discrimination.
In this second edition of her popular book, Laura S. Brown reviews the history, theory, empirical basis, and practice of feminist therapy, a groundbreaking approach that not only listens to, but privileges, the voices and experiences of those who have been defined as “other” by dominant cultures. New to this edition is an updated discussion of the sociopolitical environment for women and other marginalized groups, updated research, and more inclusive terminology and discussion of transgender and nonbinary individuals.
This integrative work will help clinicians address unique challenges that arise when privilege and power differences—often unrecognized—enter the therapy room. It focuses on four core clinical situations: when therapist and patient have similar levels of social power, when either therapist or patient has more privilege relative to the other, and when both therapist and patient have similar levels of non privilege.
Patients who suffer from maladaptive anger, anxiety, or depression are reenacting dysfunctional lessons in affect management modeled by early attachment figures. In this warm and engaging book, author Lorna Smith Benjamin shows how patients can more effectively cope with threat and find safety in their everyday lives. Interpersonal Reconstructive Therapy helps the patient first understand current interpersonal patterns in light of early attachment relationships, and then work to break free from harmful internalized representations, or the “family in the head.”