This long-awaited second edition has been thoroughly updated to include new discussions of eugenics, race hygiene and social imperialism in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. With a new and extended bibliography, introduction and illustrations, this second edition brings a classic into the 21st Century.
An entertaining guide to the exotic sensory abilities of the Earth's nonhuman creatures.
Certain insects and animals such as bees, birds, bats, fish, and dolphins possess senses that lie far beyond the realm of human experience. Examples include echolocation, internal navigation systems, and systems based on bioelectricity. In this book Howard C. Hughes tells the story of these "exotic" senses. He tells not only what has been discovered but how it was discovered--including historical misinterpretations of animal perception that we now view with amusement.
The book is divided into four parts: biosonar, biological compasses, electroperception, and chemical communication. Although it is filled with fascinating descriptions of animal sensitivities--the sonar system of a bat, for example, rivals that of the most sophisticated human-made devices--the author's goal is to explain the anatomical and physiological principles that underlie them. Knowledge of these mechanisms has practical applications in areas as diverse as marine navigation, the biomedical sciences, and nontoxic pest control. It can also help us to obtain a deeper understanding of more familiar sensory systems and the brain in general. Written in an entertaining, accessible style, the book recounts a tale of wonder that continues today--for who knows what sensory marvels still await discovery or what kind of creatures will provide the insights?
Discussions of key ethical dilemmas in mental health care, including consent, trauma and violence, addiction, confidentiality, and therapeutic boundaries.
This book discusses some of the most critical ethical issues in mental health care today, including the moral dimensions of addiction, patient autonomy and compulsory treatment, privacy and confidentiality, and the definition of mental illness itself. Although debates over these issues are ongoing, there are few comprehensive resources for addressing such dilemmas in the practice of psychology, psychiatry, social work, and other behavioral and mental health care professions. This book meets that need, providing foundational background for undergraduate, graduate, and professional courses.
Topics include central questions such as evolving views of the morality and pathology of deviant behavior; patient competence and the decision to refuse treatment; recognizing and treating people who have suffered trauma; addiction as illness; the therapist's responsibility to report dangerousness despite patient confidentiality; and boundaries for the therapist's interaction with patients outside of therapy, whether in the form of tennis games, gift-giving, or social media contact. For the most part the selections address contemporary issues in contemporary terms, but the book also offers a few historic or classic essays, including Thomas S. Szasz's controversial 1971 article "The Ethics of Addiction."
Laura Weiss Roberts, Frederic G. Reamer, Charles P. O'Brien, and Thomas McLellan
The authors explore the discursive origins of the self, the problem of agency and social understanding of personality. In the process, they elevate the emotions to a significant place in our understanding of mind, action and being. The theoretical breadth of the book is matched by its treatment of a wide range of subjects, including: consciousness; the brain; perception; thought; personality; and the emotions.
This genre-defying debut memoir by Betty Trask Prize winner, Samantha Harvey, weaves a tapestry of confessional anguish, flash fiction, cathartic poetry, and feverish observations on politics and psychology in a transcendent search for reality and truth.
In 2016, Samantha Harvey began to lose sleep. She tried everything to appease her wakefulness: from medication to therapy, changes in her diet to changes in her living arrangements. Nothing seemed to help.
The Shapeless Unease is Harvey's darkly funny and deeply intelligent anatomy of her insomnia, an immersive interior monologue of a year without one of the most basic human needs. Original and profound, and narrated with a lucid breathlessness, this is a startlingly insightful exploration of memory, writing and influence, death and the will to survive, from "this generation's Virginia Woolf" (Telegraph).
The gap between psychotherapeutic practice and clinical theory is ever widening. Therapists still don't know what role interpersonal relations play in the development of the most common psychopathologies. Valeria Ugazio bridges this gap by examining phobias, obsessive-compulsions, eating disorders, and depression in the context of the family, using an intersubjective approach to personality. Her concept of "semantic polarities" gives a groundbreaking perspective to the construction of meaning in the family and other interpersonal contexts. At no point is theory left in the wasteland of abstraction. The concreteness of the many case studies recounted, and examples taken from well-known novels, will allow readers to immediately connect the topics discussed with their own experience.
Trauma and Its Wake, Vol. 2: Traumatic Stress Theory, Research and Intervention (Brunner / Mazel Psychosocial Stress Series, No. 8)
Conceived as the most modern, humane incarceration facility the world had ever seen, New York's Blackwell's Island, site of a lunatic asylum, two prisons, an almshouse, and a number of hospitals, quickly became, in the words of a visiting Charles Dickens, "a lounging, listless madhouse." Digging through city records, newspaper articles, and archival reports, Stacy Horn tells a gripping narrative through the voices of the island's inhabitants. We also hear from the era's officials, reformers, and journalists, including the celebrated undercover reporter Nellie Bly. And we follow the extraordinary Reverend William Glenney French as he ministers to Blackwell's residents, battles the bureaucratic mazes of the Department of Correction and a corrupt City Hall, testifies at salacious trials, and in his diary wonders about man's inhumanity to his fellow man. Damnation Island shows how far we've come in caring for the least fortunate among us--and reminds us how much work still remains.
From Psychotherapy to Sacretherapy: Alternative Holistic Descriptions & Healing Processes for 170 Mental & Emotional Diagnoses Worldwide
Sacretherapy offers 8 sacred self-help steps to mental health and emotional well-being and personal transformation. Have you been searching for spiritual holistic alternative solutions to stop feeling depressed, anxious, resentful and angry, or to stop feeling like you are losing your mind? Do you want to feel more at peace, stable, whole, connected, happier and free, but are having trouble maintaining those feelings? Has something gone wrong in your life or relationships due to emotional issues, ingrained beliefs or conditioning, and you feel like you just can't get it right? Even considered suicide? This book offers hope and relief with alternative and holistic interventions to address anxiety, depression, substance abuse, personality issues, bipolar disorders, mood related distress, loss, food addictions, relationship and family issues, and much more, including even herbal remedies.
Dr. Amelia Kemp - is an author, ordained metaphysician, licensed psychotherapist, radio host, and a Board Certified Alternative Holistic Practitioner. She is the first psychotherapist to offer alternative ways to describe, interpret and treat all 170 mental and emotional diagnoses in the U.S. and cultural syndromes worldwide. She holds a non-traditional doctorate in Metaphysical Theology and a master's degree in Mental Health Counseling. During her career, she was a former President of the Broward Mental Health Counselor's Association; a Director of Mental Health Counseling within the School Board; and a former Adjunct Psychology Instructor for two colleges. She has lectured at many organizations including the Edgar Cayce Association for Research and Enlightenment, with best selling authors, and was a member of the Oprah Winfrey Network Belief Team. As a lecturer, trainer, and retreat facilitator she incorporates Jungian and Transpersonal psychologies, and also performs as Dr. K's Music Therapy where she Co-founded UR2.Global - a psycho-spiritual, not-for-profit arts project created to uplift the self-esteem of humanity. Download free episodes of The From Psychotherapy to Sacretherapy radio show.