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Anna Motz Interview about 'Managing Self-Harm'
November 10, 2010 05:04 AM PST
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Self-harm often arises at moments of despair or emotional intensity, and its reasons are not necessarily available to the conscious mind. 'Managing Self-Harm' explores the meaning and impact of self-harm, and the sense in which it is a language of the body. It is designed to help clinicians, people who self-harm and their families and carers to understand its causes, meaning and treatment.

Anna Motz is a Consultant Clinical and Forensic Psychologist with Thames Valley Forensic Mental Health Services. She has particular interest in psychoanalytic approaches to understanding and treating violence and self-harm. She is the Past President of the International Association for Forensic Psychotherapy and the author of The Psychology of Female Violence: Crimes Against the Body (Second Edition, 2008).

Here she talks to Routledge about her role in editing the book.

'Collaborative Case Conceptualization', an interview with the authors.
November 10, 2010 02:42 AM PST
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Presenting an innovative framework for tailoring cognitive-behavioral interventions to each client's needs, this accessible book is packed with practical pointers and sample dialogues. Step-by-step, the authors show how to collaborate with clients to develop and test conceptualizations that illuminate personal strengths as well as problems, and that deepen in explanatory power as treatment progresses. An extended case illustration demonstrates the three-stage conceptualization process over the entire course of therapy with a multiproblem client. The approach emphasizes building resilience and coping while decreasing psychological distress. Special features include self-assessment checklists and learning exercises to help therapists build their conceptualization skills.

Willem Kuyken, PhD, is Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Exeter, United Kingdom; Cofounder of the Mood Disorders Centre; and Fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. H

Christine A. Padesky, PhD, is a Distinguished Founding Fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy and recipient of their Aaron T. Beck Award. She is an internationally renowned speaker, consultant, and coauthor of six books.

Robert Dudley, PhD, is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist for the Early Intervention in Psychosis Service at the Northumberland, Tyne, and Wear Mental Health NHS Trust, United Kingdom.

In this interview they talk about their co-authored book, 'Collaborative Case Conceptualization'.

Dorothy Rowe Interview about 'What Should I Believe?'
November 10, 2010 02:24 AM PST
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Dorothy Rowe is a psychologist and author of 13 books, including the worldwide best seller Depression: The Way Out of Your Prison. She is Australian and divides her time between London and Sydney.

Her latest book 'What Should I Believe?'asks why people believe as they do and describes how deep-seated emotions shape our ideas about life and mold our experience of it. This book is a timely reminder that we choose what we believe and how we believe it, and a passionate, liberating argument for self-awareness.

June Alexander Interview about 'My Kid is Back'
November 09, 2010 09:26 AM PST
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My Kid is Back explains how family-based treatment can greatly reduce the severity of anorexia nervosa in children and adolescents, allowing the sufferer to return to normal eating patterns, and their families to return to normal family life.

June Alexander is a writer and journalist with a particular focus on eating disorders stemming from her personal battle with anorexia and subsequently bulimia, that was undiagnosed for 21 years. June is a strong supporter of the Maudsley family approach to treating anorexia nervosa, and is based in Victoria, Australia.

her she talks to us about the Routledge published 'My Kid is Back'

Mark Williams Interview about 'The Mindful Way through Depression'
November 09, 2010 09:11 AM PST
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The Mindful Way through Depression draws on the collective wisdom of four internationally renowned mindfulness experts, including bestselling author Jon Kabat-Zinn, to provide effective relief from the most prevalent psychological disorder. This authoritative, easy-to-use self-help program is based on methods clinically proven to reduce the recurrence of depression.

Mark Williams, PhD, is Professor of Clinical Psychology and Wellcome Principal Research Fellow at Oxford University.

Here he talks to us about 'The Mindful Way through Depression', published by Routledge Mental Health, and the benefits of mindfulness.