First Responder's Guide to Abnormal Psychology gives readers critical insights into the human impact of extreme trauma, and the various levels of mental impairment suffered by both victims and survivors. Renowned trauma experts William Dorfman and Lenore Walker give this book immediate relevance through the use of real-life examples from a wide range of crisis situations. They have also deliberately minimized research citations within the text for greater readability.
Highlights of the coverage:Comprehensive review of the major forms of mental illness and how to recognize them
The latest theories of stress, trauma, resilience, and coping
Overview of key mental health issues in the law, from competence to the insanity defense
Special chapter on emotional and psychological disorders in children and adolescents
Introduces the concept of therapeutic justice—an innovative problem-solving court for people with mental illness
Intervention strategies for putting psychological knowledge into action
A practice-enhancing seminar in book form, First Responder's Guide to Abnormal Psychology is an essential resource for professionals in the emergency, security, and rescue services, as well as a valuable text for those training to enter these demanding careers. It confirms gut feelings, clarifies judgment calls, and puts into sharp focus the human stories behind critical incidents.
Comprehensive in coverage, Functional Assessment for Challenging Behaviors expands the knowledge base by providing information on all aspects of its topic. This unique volume addresses basic questions in salient detail, from types and rates of challenging behaviors to populations that warrant functional assessment. In addition, it examines typical assessment techniques, including interview, scaling, experimental, and in vivo methods. The use of functional assessment in treatment planning – and in combination with other interventions – is covered in depth. An especially timely chapter identifies key ethical and legal concerns in working with challenging behavior populations.
The history of behavior analysis and functional assessment.The nature, prevalence, and characteristics of challenging behaviors.Interview and observation methods in functional assessment and analysis.Experimental functional analysis for challenging behaviors.Treatment methods commonly used with functional assessment.Using functional assessment in treatment planning.
Functional Assessment for Challenging Behaviors is an essential resource for researchers, scientist-practitioners, and graduate students in clinical child and school psychology, pediatric psychiatry and medicine, social work, rehabilitation, and developmental psychology.
What makes someone feel healthy? Why do some people respond differently under stress to others? Why don’t people always follow nursing advice?
This second edition of Introducing Psychology for Nurses and Healthcare Professionalsprovides an accessible but thorough introduction to the key psychological theories and concepts which underpin nursing and healthcare, and clearly demonstrates how they can be applied in clinical practice. Using a research-led approach, each chapter guides you through important theories and topics in health psychology, such as lifespan and development, communication, and social processes, and helps you use your understanding to deliver better patient care.