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Critical Inquiries for Social Justice in Mental Health
Critical Inquiries for Social Justice in Mental Health
Edited by Marina Morrow and Lorraine Halinka Malcoe

An exceptional showcase of interdisciplinary research, Critical Inquiries for Social Justice in Mental Health presents various critical theories, methodologies, and methods for transforming mental health research and fostering socially-just mental health practices.

Published Jun 2017
PTSD and the Politics of Trauma in Israel: A Nation on the Couch
PTSD and the Politics of Trauma in Israel: A Nation on the Couch
By Keren Friedman-Peleg

In PTSD and the Politics of Trauma in Israel, Keren Friedman-Peleg sheds light on a new way of speaking about mental vulnerability and national belonging in contemporary Israel.

Published Dec 2016
Mental Disorder: Anthropological Insights
Mental Disorder: Anthropological Insights
By Nichola Khan

This brief book introduces the ways in which contemporary anthropology engages with the "psych" disciplines: psychology, psychiatry, and medicine.

Published Nov 2016
Love, Fear, and Health: How Our Attachments to Others Shape Health and Health Care
Love, Fear, and Health: How Our Attachments to Others Shape Health and Health Care
By Robert Maunder and Jonathan Hunter

Using attachment theory, Maunder and Hunter provide a practical, clinically focused introduction to the influence of attachment styles on an individual’s risk of disease and the effectiveness of their interactions with health care providers.

Published Sep 2015
Recovering from Genocidal Trauma: An Information and Practice Guide for Working with Holocaust Survivors
Recovering from Genocidal Trauma: An Information and Practice Guide for Working with Holocaust Survivors
By Myra Giberovitch

Recovering from Genocidal Trauma is a comprehensive guide to understanding Holocaust survivors and responding to their needs. In it, Myra Giberovitch documents her twenty-five years of working with Holocaust survivors as a professional social worker, researcher, educator, community leader, and daughter of Auschwitz survivors.

Published Jan 2014
Solution-Focused Interviewing: Applying Positive Psychology, A Manual for Practitioners
Solution-Focused Interviewing: Applying Positive Psychology, A Manual for Practitioners
By Ronald E. Warner

Based on Warner’s extensive clinical experience and therapy workshops conducted over more than two decades, Solution-Focused Interviewing is the first skill-development manual based on this innovative tri-phase approach to counseling and applied positive psychology.

Published Oct 2013
Haunted Narratives: Life Writing in an Age of Trauma
Haunted Narratives: Life Writing in an Age of Trauma
Edited by Gabriele Rippl, Philipp Schweighauser, Tiina Kirss, Margit Sutrop, and Therese Steffen

Exploring life writing from a variety of cultural contexts, Haunted Narratives provides new insights into how individuals and communities across time and space deal with traumatic experiences and haunting memories.

Published Mar 2013
Learning to Change Lives: The Strategies and Skills Learning and Development Approach
Learning to Change Lives: The Strategies and Skills Learning and Development Approach
By A. Ka Tat Tsang

Aimed at clinical practitioners, mental health professionals, social workers, and other human service professionals, this book can be used as a manual by practitioners and as a textbook for courses and training programs.

Published Mar 2013
Social Perspective: The Missing Element in Mental Health Practice
Social Perspective: The Missing Element in Mental Health Practice
By Richard U'Ren

Adding a new dimension to understandings of mental health, mental illness, and psychological distress, Social Perspective offers clinicians a concise account of society's impact on the individual.

Published Sep 2011
Tranquil Prisons: Chemical Incarceration under Community Treatment Orders
Tranquil Prisons: Chemical Incarceration under Community Treatment Orders
By Erick Fabris

A brave and innovative book, Tranquil Prisons is a rare academic study of psychiatric treatment written by a former mental patient.

Published Aug 2011