Authoritative Guide to Self-Help Resources in Mental Health / Edition 2

Authoritative Guide to Self-Help Resources in Mental Health / Edition 2

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by John C. Norcross, John W. Santrock, Linda F. Campbell, Thomas P. Smith
     
 

ISBN-10: 1572305800

ISBN-13: 9781572305809

Pub. Date: 08/10/2000

Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.

Self-help materials have become a prime source of psychological advice for millions of Americans. While many self-help resources provide high-quality information, others may be misleading, inaccurate, or even harmful. This indispensable volume reveals which are the good ones, which are the bad ones, and why. Based on the results of 5 acclaimed national studies

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Overview

Self-help materials have become a prime source of psychological advice for millions of Americans. While many self-help resources provide high-quality information, others may be misleading, inaccurate, or even harmful. This indispensable volume reveals which are the good ones, which are the bad ones, and why. Based on the results of 5 acclaimed national studies involving over 2,500 mental health professionals, the book reviews and rates 600+ self-help books, autobiographies, and popular films. In addition, hundreds of Internet sites are described and evaluated by a clinical psychologist, and valuable listings are provided of national and online support groups. The concluding chapter presents practical guidelines for selecting an effective self-help resource. Addressing 28 prevalent clinical disorders and life challenges—from ADHD, Alzheimer's, and anxiety disorders, to marital problems and mood disorders, to weight management and women's issues—this timely book will be tremendously useful to consumers and professionals alike.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781572305809
Publisher:
Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
08/10/2000
Series:
Clinician's Toolbox Series
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
399
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents


Contents
1. Introduction to Self-Help in Mental Health
Self-Help Resources
Five National Studies
One to Five Stars and a Dagger
How This Book Is Organized
Using This Book Effectively
2. Abuse
Self-Help Books
Autobiographies
Movies
Internet Resources
National Support Groups
3. Addictive Disorders and Codependency
Self-Help Books
Autobiographies
Movies
Internet Resources
National Support Groups
4. Adult Development and Aging
Self-Help Books
Autobiographies
Movies
Internet Resources
National Support Groups
5. Anger
Self-Help Books
Internet Resources
6. Anxiety Disorders
Self-Help Books
Autobiographies
Movies
Internet Resources
National Support Groups
7. Assertiveness
Self-Help Books
Internet Resources
8. Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
Self-Help Books
Autobiographies
Internet Resources
National Support Groups
9. Career Development
Self-Help Books
Internet Resources
10. Child Development and Parenting
Self-Help Books
Movies
Internet Resources
National Support Groups
11. Communication and People Skills
Self-Help Books
Movies
Internet Resources
12. Death and Grieving
Self-Help Books
Autobiographies
Movies
Internet Resources
National Support Groups
13. Dementia/Alzheimer's Disease
Self-Help Books
Autobiographies
Movies
Internet Resources
National Support Groups
14. Divorce
Self-Help Books
Movies
Internet Resources
National Support Groups
15. Eating Disorders
Self-Help Books
Autobiographies
Movies
Internet Resources
National Support Groups
16. Families and Stepfamilies
Self-Help Books
Movies
Internet Resources
National Support Groups
17. Love and Intimacy
Self-Help Books
Movies
Internet Resources
18. Marriage
Self-Help Books
Internet Resources
National Support Groups
19. Men's Issues
Self-Help Books
Movies
Internet Resources
National Support Groups
20. Mood Disorders
Self-Help Books
Autobiographies
Movies
Internet Resources
National Support Groups
21. Pregnancy
Self-Help Books
Movies
Internet Resources
National Support Groups
22. Schizophrenia
Self-Help Books
Autobiographies
Movies
Internet Resources
National Support Groups
23. Self-Management and Self-Enhancement
Self-Help Books
Internet Resources
24. Sexuality
Self-Help Books
Movies
Internet Resources
National Support Groups
25. Spiritual and Existential Concerns
Self-Help Books
Internet Resources
26. Stress Management and Relaxation
Self-Help Books
Internet Resources
27. Teenagers and Parenting
Self-Help Books
Movies
Internet Resources
National Support Groups
28. Weight Management
Self-Help Books
Autobiographies
Internet Resources
National Support Groups
29. Women's Issues
Self-Help Books
Autobiographies
Movies
Internet Resources
National Support Groups
30. Strategies for Selecting Self-Help Resources
Appendix A: The Five National Studies
Appendix B: Ratings of Self-Help Books in the National Studies
Appendix C: Ratings of Autobiographies in the National Studies
Appendix D: Ratings of Movies in the National Studies

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Authoritative Guide to Self-Help Resources in Mental Health 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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This was an extremely comprehensive guide to self help resources... Many topics that you don't usually see in these sorts of books. Interesting too... includes good websites and movies for each topic. A must read!