Breaking Barriers: Revolutionizing “Mental Health and Psychology” Books of 2023

By delving into these subtopics, “Breaking Barriers: Revolutionizing Mental Health and Psychology” offers readers a comprehensive and forward-thinking exploration of the advancements, challenges, and transformative potential in the realm of mental health and psychology.

Stress, Health, and Behavior 1st Edition

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ The Guilford Press; 1st edition (April 7, 2023)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Pages ‏ : ‎ 340 pages

by Richard McCarty (Author)

Stressful life events can interfere with vital bodily regulating processes and cause a number of harmful health effects. This authoritative text uses a biopsychosocial framework to analyze how stress contributes to conditions including alcohol use disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder, depression, cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, cancer, and other chronic illnesses. The most recent research on how stressors are conceptualized and assessed is presented, along with connections to disease processes, systemic racism as a large, ongoing stressor for people of color, and elements that support resilience. Clinical therapies that address stress are evaluated for each of the illnesses covered. A rich bibliography and a glossary at the conclusion of the book are student-friendly elements that help with in-depth research of particular areas of interest.

Myths and Lies about Dads 1st Edition

by Linda Nielsen (Author)

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Routledge; 1st edition (March 1, 2023)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 136 pages

A revolutionary book called Myths and Lies About Dads: How They Hurt Us All dispels more than a hundred of the most harmful stereotypes about fathers. This groundbreaking work disproves these unfounded notions and the toll they have on father-child connections, parent-parent relationships, and the physical and mental health of mothers and fathers using the most recent research.

Dr. Linda Nielsen discusses a wide range of subjects, such as child custody laws, toys, and the sexist conduct of counselors, pediatricians, and lawyers, in graphic detail, demonstrating how these beliefs are connected to many of our most serious problems:

  • Creating more gender equity in childcare and housework
  • Reducing child abuse, post-partum depression, and fathers’ suicide rates
  • Expanding mothers’ and fathers’ options at home and at work
  • Reducing children’s academic, behavioral, and emotional problems
  • Lessening the pressures of parenting for both
  • parents
  • Changing sexist policies and practices that hurt parents and children
  • Improving the economic situation for parents and their children

The Science and Art of Dreaming 1st Edition

by Mark Blagrove (Author), Julia Lockheart (Author)

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Routledge; 1st edition (February 10, 2023)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 270 pages

An original text, The Science and Art of Dreaming, examines the neuroscience and psychology of how dreams are generated, how they are remembered, and how they relate to the dreamer’s waking-life events and worries. The book looks thoroughly into what happens when we dream, the artwork we create while asleep, and the relevance of dreaming to science, art, and movies. It also features stunning creative artwork based on dream representations.

The study of nightmares and lucid dreams is included, as well as the biological, psychological, and social origins of dreaming. It demonstrates how dreams can mirror the processing of memories during sleep, as well as how sharing dreams with others after waking up can lead to self-disclosure and empathy. The levity, creativity, and allegorical nature of dreams also connect them to the arts, particularly to Surrealism, the cultural movement that has prized dreams the most. The history of surrealism and films that make use of dreams and dream-like experiences are also covered in the book, along with the history of scientific research into dreams and a re-reading of the two dreams of feminist hero Dora, a patient of Freud’s. Every chapter begins with a dream story.

Researchers, students, and lecturers working in the subjects of psychology, neuroscience, psychoanalysis, consciousness, and social development will find this book to be very interesting. The general reader and anyone with a genuine interest in their own dreams will find it interesting. It will also be helpful for those studying and practicing visual art, design, and film.

De-Stress at Work 1st Edition

by Simon L. Dolan (Author)

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Routledge; 1st edition (March 17, 2023)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 270 pages

This book examines the whole range of issues related to persistent workplace stress, including burn-out, long hours, office politics, resolving complaints, solitary remote work, difficult and inefficient processes, and more. It describes the possibility of developing mental and physical illnesses as a result of one’s job and, more crucially, outlines how occupational health and wellness may be improved by bolstering the identification of chronic stress and encouraging resilience. The latter option benefits the worker, the company, and society at large.

Simon L. Dolan transforms theoretical notions of chronic stress into actionable advice for boosting resilience in a VUCA world by drawing on 40 years of research and working with some of the most well-known authorities on occupational stress (such as Cary Cooper, Susan Jackson, the late Ron Burke, and Arie Shirom). The ILO and other governments acknowledge stress as a major factor in the development of new physical and mental illnesses as well as one of the main factors influencing high absenteeism, low morale, and low productivity. While significant progress has been achieved in the identification of acute stress, it is still unclear how to treat chronic stress at work. This book presents a variety of diagnostic methods, including “The Stress Map,” in an effort to address this. The text is brought to life for the reader by short vignettes in the form of anecdotes and stories.

This book will be of particular interest to HR specialists, consultants, executive coaches, therapists, and others who seek to assist staff members and clients in better managing their own and others’ stress and in developing resilience that results in a more effective and healthier workforce.

Empathic Leadership 1st Edition

by Peter Sear (Author)

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Routledge; 1st edition (May 19, 2023)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Pages ‏ : ‎ 170 pages

The demanding field of elite athletics has joined the list of industries where empathic leadership has gained popularity. In order to demonstrate how empathy may help leaders be successful in their work, this book draws on the author’s own research, experience, and quotes from team leaders.

In-depth explanations of seven different facets of empathy are provided, along with compelling anecdotes from male and female head coaches of elite teams in nine different team sports. The end result is a true representation of what it takes to develop into an empathic leader. In exploring the theories and practices of empathic leadership, emphasis is placed on a variety of significant aspects of leadership, such as relationship management, developing a strong channel of communication, and building trust. This book also emphasizes the significance of self-empathy as the foundation for empathetic leadership, giving readers the tools to comprehend their own feelings and innermost thoughts and how these affect their leadership style. By using this model, the author shows how empathic behavior can improve welfare, unite people, and increase a leader’s popularity and influence.

Sports coaches, training organizations like national governing bodies, recruiters, business leaders from all sectors, and anybody else interested in the function of empathy in professional relationships may find this book interesting.

Linguistic Morphology in the Mind and Brain (Current Issues in the Psychology of Language) 1st Edition

by Davide Crepaldi (Editor)

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Routledge; 1st edition (February 27, 2023)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 240 pages

A detailed overview of this interdisciplinary field is provided by Linguistic Morphology, a singular collection of recent studies in the psycholinguistics of morphology.

This book examines morphology research from several fields by bringing together top specialists from linguistics, experimental psychology, and cognitive neuroscience. It gives a general review of how the brain processes complex words, looking at how they make reading simpler, how they change our brain dynamics and eye movements, how they influence language and literacy development, and how they influence computational models of the linguistic brain. The chapters cover a wide range of subjects, including subconscious visual identification, sentence-level phrase processing, how children learn their first complicated words, and how skilled adults can identify words in less than 40 milliseconds.

This book will be essential reading for students and researchers in the fields of linguistics, psychology, and cognitive neuroscience because it is a cutting-edge source for morphological research. It will serve as a one-stop shop for industry professionals as well.

Neuropsychoanalysis (A Contemporary Introduction) 1st Edition

by Georg Northoff (Author)

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Routledge; 1st edition (February 10, 2023)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 168 pages

The fundamental ideas of psychodynamics are covered in this book, such as the ideas of self, narcissism, defense mechanisms, unconsciousness/consciousness, attachment and trauma, energy/cathexis, and depression/schizophrenia. After evaluating previous and current cutting-edge theories and their shortcomings, Northoff makes a special connection between these psychodynamic traits and temporal and spatial traits in the brain (and body). Dynamic, the pattern of change through time: from brain dynamic to psychodynamic – dynamic is thus shared by brain and psyche as their “common currency” Dynamic is the important component in bridging brain and mind. This spatiotemporal approach provides fresh and occasionally unexpected insights into the enigmatic relationship between the brain and the mind. In the end, this has significant clinico-therapeutic ramifications for spatiotemporal psychodynamic psychotherapy, such as through spatiotemporal psychotherapy.

Neuroscientists, neuropsychoanalysts, psychologists, psychoanalysts, and anybody else interested in the relationship between the brain and the mind will find this accessible volume to be of considerable use.

Sex, Social Justice, and Intimacy in Mental Health Practice 1st Edition

by Erin Martinez-Gilliard (Author)

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Routledge; 1st edition (March 21, 2023)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 254 pages

In order to ensure that they are well-prepared to incorporate sexual functioning into core evaluation, interventions, and treatment, this book intends to enable mental health professionals to integrate talks about sexual identity, health, wellbeing, and intimacy within the context of their client’s mental health.

Our sexual health, identity, and relationship issues are stigmatised in our communities, and this fear permeates our mental health professions. Since sex, intimacy, and sexual identity have traditionally been treated as “specialised” subjects in clinical training, practitioners have felt unqualified to discuss this fundamental aspect of their clients’ psychological, biological, physical, and interpersonal well-being. This book examines a movement in the counselling community to incorporate sexual health into treatment and offers new approaches to basic teaching, viewing this as a social justice issue. Before tackling difficulties relating to transference and countertransference, chapters first examine the history of sex therapy and the topics that have previously been addressed as concerns for the sex therapy profession solely. The book starts off by encouraging self-reflection on one’s own beliefs, prejudices, and attitudes towards sexuality-related issues before moving on to discuss integrative strategies for treating co-occurring conditions like trauma, sexual difficulty diagnosis, stigma and societal messages, biopsychosocial treatment, networking, and care coordination, as well as spiritual health and healing.

This book will give graduate courses and continuing education instructors the essential information to aid in the training and development of aspiring and current professionals. It includes journaling exercises, assessment tools, and case studies of how to incorporate approaches addressing sexual concerns into practise.

Transforming Cognitive Rehabilitation: Effective Instructional Methods First Edition

by McKay Moore Sohlberg (Author), Justine Hamilton (Author), Lyn S. Turkstra (Author)

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ The Guilford Press; First Edition (January 25, 2023)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 336 pages

This useful reference and text, which builds on the authors’ influential prior work, Optimising Cognitive Rehabilitation, is informed by the most recent research on cognitive function and recovery from brain injury. It takes into account significant breakthroughs in the area to offer a new framework for evaluating patients and creating tailored rehabilitation strategies. The eminent writers provide guidelines and techniques for encouraging involvement, instructing patients in cognitive methods, specific facts, and routines, providing external cognitive aids, and enhancing their social skills. The use of computer-based training, treating functional cognitive symptoms, and offering cognitive rehabilitation in the inpatient setting are further themes. In-depth case illustrations and examples of 19 printable planning and progress tracking forms are included in the book.

Trauma-Informed Pedagogy in Higher Education: A Faculty Guide for Teaching and Learning 1st Edition

by Ernest Stromberg (Editor)

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Routledge; 1st edition (May 9, 2023)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 190 pages

This book provides theories and examples of trauma-informed teaching and learning while also examining the present situation of student mental health and trauma.

This collection of interdisciplinary experts discusses the roles, procedures, and frameworks in higher education that can promote the academic performance and wellness of students who are dealing with the aftereffects of traumatic experiences. Developing institutional structures to promote trauma-informed pedagogies, inclusive pedagogies responsive to systemically imposed trauma, and teaching painful materials ethically and effectively are all subjects covered in the chapters.

This timely and significant book is intended for academic staff at higher education institutions who want to cultivate trauma-informed learning environments and classrooms for their students.

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