Authoritative Guide to Self-Help Resources in Mental Health, Revised Edition | Edition: 2
Author: John C. Norcross, John W. Santrock, John W. Santrock (Joint Author)
publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.
publisher Date: 05/22/2003
Schools: University at Albany (SUNY)
Description: Keeping pace with the ever-changing world of self-help, the revised and expanded edition of this indispensable reference helps consumers and professionals distinguish high-quality self-help resources from those that are misleading, inaccurate, or even harmful. The number of resources reviewed has increased by more than 60%, to over 1,000 self-help books, autobiographies, and popular films. Ratings now embody the collective wisdom of more than 3,000 mental health professionals. Supplementing their eight national studies, the authors also describe and evaluate hundreds of Internet sites and provide valuable listings of self-help and support groups. The volume is organized around 36 frequently encountered clinical problems and life challenges, with entirely new chapters covering posttraumatic stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, youth violence, borderline personality disorder, bipolar disorder, and suicide. The concluding chapter delineates 11 key strategies for selecting an effective self-help resource.Winner--American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award