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The Academic Success Center located in room CM 110, offers many resources to mental health students.  Some of the resources include software, videos, and texts that will supplement students' class sessions.

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Afrocentric Approaches to Group Work: I Am Autism:  Diagnosis, Causes, and Treatments *new
Alzheimer’s and Dementia: Caring for the Caregiver
APA Psychotherapy Videotape Series I
APA Psychotherapy Video Tape Series II
Basic Counseling Responses in Groups

Because We Are
Behavioral health and Health Counseling - Assessing Alcohol Problems Using Motivational Interviewing *new
Beyond WordsArt Therapy With Older Adults*new
Body Dysmorphic Disorder*new
Beyond Stress Series
Caring for Individuals with Cognitive and Sensory Challenges Series

Children and Adolescents Series:
1. Adolescent Girls Who Are Suicidal
2. Autism Spectrum Disorders
3. Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Adolescents With Multiple Problems
*new
Child Abuse 1:  Neglect & Sexual Abuse*new
Child-Centered Play Therapy: A Clinical Session

Childhood Trauma
*new
Child Therapy with the Experts
*new
Cognitive-Behavior Therapy for Depression Series
Communicating Between Cultures
Confronting Racial and Gender Difference
Conversations About Hope Create the Future
Coping with Anger
Counseling Survivors of Violence
Creating a Good Death: Coping with Terminal Illness

Diagnosing Depression
*new
Dr. B.F. Skinner Videos

Drugs and the Brain Series: Stimulants, Cannabis, Designer Drugs, & Legal Drugs, & Painkillers *new
Eating Disorders*new
Emotional Intelligence with Daniel Goleman
Faces of Fear
Fear of Fat: Eight Stories of Eating and Weight
*new
Groups Influence
Group Microskills: Encountering Diversity

How to Handle Conflict & Confrontation
Interpreting Nonverbal Communication

Late-Life Depression
*new
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Depression *new
Multicultural Counseling
*new
New Diagnostic Issues Series
One Is One Too Many: Preventing Client Abuse

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 Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder *new
Overcoming Language Barriers Series

Pace Seclass="links" s: Diagnosis & Treatment of Depression, Anxiety and Psychosis
*new
Panic Attacks
*new
Person Centered Therapy

Practical Psychotherapy With Adolescents *new
Psychotherapy: Therapist/Client – Boundary Challenges*new
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
*new
Responding Therapeutically to Patient Anger
Responding Therapeutically to Patient Expression of Sexual Attraction

Self-Harm
*new
She Made Me Mad – Inside the Mind of the Abused and the Abuser
*new
Signs and Symptoms of Depression
*new
Silent Epidemic: Teen Suicide

Specific Treatments For Specific Populations - Practical Psychotherapy with Adolescents
Spirituality-Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Depression
**new
Suicide BombersInside the Minds of Failed Martyrs *new
Survival From Domestic Violence – Stories of Hope & Healing
*new
Techniques of Play Therapy: A Clinical Demonstration
Teens: What Makes Them Tick
The Caring Helper with Dr. Dale G. Larson
The Helping Interview: Enhancing Therapeutic Communication Series
The Language of the Body
The Merrow Report: Lost In Translation (Latinos, Schools, and Society)
Therapeutic Issues in Mental Health Series
Therapies
Thinking Allowed: Communication and Congruence
Treatments of Psychiatric Disorder Series
Understanding Group Psychotherapy Videos
Waiting to Inhale
*new
You Don't Know Dick

 

 Videos
Afrocentric Approaches to Group Work: I Am Because We Are
 
Your students will learn: 1) diversity ethics; 2) how to integrate worldview issues into groups; 3) diversity competent group skills; 4) how to balance the self-as-individual with the self-in-relation; 5) the specifics of group work from an Afrocentric frame of reference. Working with a mixed race group, this video shows how to interface gender and racial identities and facilitate individual and group growth. The detailed leader guide includes overheads, classroom exercises, reflective discussion topics, and an overview of key points.
Time: (1:08:00)
 
Alzheimer’s and Dementia: Caring for the Caregiver The experience of the family members and spouses in this program reflects that of thousands of Alzheimer’s and dementia caregivers who struggle daily with the heartfelt conflict of love and obligation. This program presents examples of caregivers who have learned to cope effectively with these stresses, restoring balance in their own lives. The importance of caregiver support groups and other outlets for the discussion of problems is closely examined.
Time: (57:00)
 
APA Psychotherapy Videotape Series I The American Psychological Association Psychotherapy Video Series presents distinguished psychotherapists of different theoretical orientations demonstrating their own ways of conducting psychotherapy in entire sessions.

Designed for clinical training as well as for continuing education, the videotapes show spontaneous and unscripted sessions, typically representing the third or fourth session in an ongoing course of psychotherapy and typically lasting 40 to 45 minutes. The clients are portrayed by professional actors on the basis of real case materials.

The session you will view attempts to capture the psychoanalytic theoretical approach and clinical style in as close to real circumstances as possible.

Toward this end, a number of steps were taken to ensure that both the therapist and the client were anchored, conceptually and experientially, in the clinical material, each other, and previous sessions. First, therapists indicated the type of client and clinical problem with which they typically work or believed allowed the best demonstration of their approach. Second, a client profile was independently developed that included demographic data, clinical history, presenting problem, precipitating event, and other background information. Third, the therapist reviewed this profile for its representative-ness and then described what he or she typically would do and would have hoped to accomplish in the first two or three sessions. Fourth, professional actors adept at improvisation were immersed in this clinical history and presentation through formal role induction of the actors by an independent practitioner, to ensure that the actor had both a cognitive understanding and an experiential sense of what the client was struggling with, thinking, and feeling. Finally, the actor (in role) and the therapist reviewed the content and process of their earlier sessions immediately before the videotaping so that they were both anchored in the context of the course to date of the particular therapeutic relationship.
Time: (45:00) Each

Videos in this Series:
Client-Centered Therapy
Process Experiential Psychotherapy
Experiential Psychotherapy
 
APA Psychotherapy Video Tape Series II

 
The American Psychological Association Psychotherapy Video Series II presents distinguished psychotherapists of different theoretical orientations demonstrating specific treatments for specific problems and populations. Designed for clinical training as well as for continuing education, the videotapes show spontaneous and unscripted sessions, typically representing the third or fourth session in an ongoing course of psychotherapy and typically lasting 40 to 50 minutes. The clients are portrayed by professional actors on the basis of real case materials.

The session you will view attempts to capture the therapy approach and clinical style in as close to real circumstances as possible.

Toward this end, a number of steps were taken to ensure that both the therapist and the client were anchored, conceptually and experientially, in the clinical material, each other, and previous sessions. First, therapists indicated the type of client and clinical problem with which they typically work or believed allowed the best demonstration of their approach. Second, a client profile was independently developed that included demographic data, clinical history, presenting problem, precipitating event, and other background information. Third, the therapist reviewed this profile for its representativeness and then described what he or she typically would do and would have hoped to accomplish in the first two or three sessions. Fourth, professional actors adept at improvisation were immersed in this clinical history and presentation through formal role induction of the actors by an independent practitioner, to ensure that the actor had both a cognitive understanding and an experiential sense of what the client was struggling with, thinking, and feeling. Finally, the actor (in role) and the therapist reviewed the content and process of their earlier sessions immediately before the videotaping so that they were both anchored in context of the course to date of the particular therapeutic relationship.
Time: (50:00) Each

Videos in this Series:
Play Therapy With a Six-Year-Old
Interpersonal Reconstructive Therapy for Passive-Aggressive Personality Disorder
Psychotherapy of Children With Conduct Disorders Using Games and Stories
Emotion-Focused Therapy for Depression
Cognitive Therapy for Borderline Personality Disorder
Couples Therapy for Extramarital Affairs
Treating Adolescents with ADHD
Practical Psychotherapy With Adolescents
Ericksonian Hypnotherapy for an Impulse Problem
 

Applying Buddhist Principles to Clinical Work In this interview Dr. Gehart brings Buddhist ideas into clinical practice. The advantages of mindfulness are discussed fully. Dr. Gehart brings the benefit of her experience and her abilities to teach well into this session.

Diane R. Gehart, Ph.D., an associate professor of Marriage and Family Therapy at California State University Fresno. Her recent book (co-authored with Amy R. Tuttle) "Theory-Based Treatment Planning For Marriage and Family Therapists: Integrating Theory and Practice" and her many publications make her a sought after presenter at conferences nationally and internationally.
Time: (40:00)
 

Autism:  Diagnosis, Causes, and Treatments *new

 

 

What is it like for people with autism, living among others yet always, in a sense, living alone?  And how do their parents cope, as they care for them?  Built around several case studies, this program distinguishes between high- and low-functioning autism, illustrates structural and functional differences between autistic and non-autistic brains; considers genetics, neurological diseases, and immune system anomalies as possible contributory factors; and discusses associated conditions, such as mental retardation, epilepsy, and echolalia.  Applied behavior analysis, the TEACCH system, multisensory stimulation, and dietary interventions are also touched up. (53 minutes, color)

Basic Counseling Responses in Groups

This video features brief segments from the 105-minute Videocassette contained in each student’s multimedia learning system. Illustrating the concepts in the Worktext, this wonderful, professionally produced video contains real counseling sessions with unscripted, unrehearsed individuals. Students watch and learn how experienced group counselors guide their groups beyond initial “conflict” and “chaos’ to problem solving and cohesion. The video includes three sessions of a women’s group and the entire session of an adolescent boys’ group.
Time: (38:00)
 

Behavioral health and Health Counseling - Assessing Alcohol Problems Using Motivational*new
In Assessing Alcohol Problems Using Motivational Interviewing, Dr. Linda Sobell demonstrates cognitive–behavioral motivational interviewing techniques for assessing a patient's alcohol use, and then she and Dr. Mark Sobell discuss this useful approach for working with individuals with substance use disorders. Motivational interviewing is a client-centered, directive method for eliciting intrinsic motivation to change by exploring and resolving a person's ambivalence to change using open-ended questions, reflective listening, and decisional balancing. This nonjudgmental, nonconfrontational interviewing style is designed to minimize a patient's resistance. The goal is to construct an interaction with patients so they feel comfortable discussing their risky or problem behavior.

In this session, Dr. Linda Sobell works with a young man with a history of problem drinking whose recent break-up with his girlfriend triggered increased risky alcohol use. Dr. Sobell assesses his readiness for change and then interviews him about triggers, behaviors, and cognitions associated with his drinking, emphasizing throughout that the patient has the choice to change, thereby empowering the patient.(100 minutes +)
 

Beyond WordsArt Therapy With Older Adults*new

Art therapy helps older adults to enhance the quality of their lives, by providing a creative area for improving their outlook and well-being.  This video demonstrates some of the ways in which art therapy helps.  Art therapy can affirm the wisdom and self-awareness which come to those who have lived a full life; at the same time that it helps people to cope with pain, and enhances their capacity to manage a multitude of challenges...

Body Dysmorphic Disorder *new

BDD, as it is called, afflicts people by causing them to become obsessed with the idea that they must drastically and constantly after their appearance.  Two apparently normal, attractive women discuss their experiences with BDD.  An expert attempts to unravel the mysteries behind this unusual condition. (15 minutes, color)

Beyond Stress Series These programs lead viewers through a variety of methods designed to alleviate the excessive stress of modern life. In the first five programs, Eli Bay (founder of the Relaxation Response Centre in Toronto) demonstrates simple and effective ways to relax both mind and body. Alternative means of stress management, including tai chi, flotation tanks, and electronic biofeedback, are also discussed. The final program is a relaxation session for viewers. 6-part series, 30 minutes each.
Time: (30:00) Each

Videos in this Series:
The Session
The Relaxation Response
Focusing the Mind
Maximizing Performance
Relaxing the Muscle Tension
Breathing Away Stress
 

Caring for Individuals with Cognitive and Sensory Challenges Series Hearing Impairment
This video describes the basic ear anatomy, identifies two common types of hearing loss, recognizes symptoms of hearing loss, discusses strategies for communicating with a hearing-impaired person, discusses strategies for communicating with a person whose speech is difficult to understand, and discusses legal requirements for providing interpretative services for deaf individuals.
Time: (20:00)

Visual Impairment
This video identifies the basic structures of the eye, defines the terms low vision and blindness, recognizes four common causes of visual impairment, and discusses strategies for providing safe care for visually impaired persons in the healthcare setting.
Time: (19:00)

Cognitive Impairment

This video describes how impaired awareness, memory, mood, and judgment affect care for persons with conditions such as Alzheimer's disease, multi-infarct dementia, and post-traumatic brain injury.
Time: (19:00)
 
Child Abuse 1:  Neglect & Sexual Abuse*new This program defines neglect and discusses characteristics of negligent parents or guardians. It considers the effects of neglect on children of different ages and describes failure-to-thrive syndrome. The program also delineates activities that are sexually abusive, examines the characteristics of perpetrators and victims, and identifies the physical and behavioral signs of abuse.

Childhood Trauma *new

What Is Childhood Trauma?  Program segments include the Range of Trauma, Survival Potential, Traumatic Memory, Self Esteem, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Addressing Trauma, Adult Trauma, and Trauma and Society.  Particular emphasis is given to the criteria that define Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder including hyper-vigilance, hyper-reactivity, and dissociation. (29 min)
 

Children and Adolescents Series:
1. Adolescent Girls Who Are Suicidal
2. Autism Spectrum Disorders
3. Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Adolescents With Multiple Problems
*new
In Adolescent Girls Who Are Suicidal, David A. Jobes demonstrates his integrative, problem-solving approach to working with female adolescents who have contemplated or attempted suicide. Suicide attempts by adolescent girls are three times as frequent as those by boys. Most teenage girls with suicidal ideation have identifiable psychological, social, or familial problems that can be helped by careful assessment and treatment, thus eliminating the need for suicide. Dr. Jobes's approach emphasizes building an alliance with the client, attending closely as she talks about her problems and feelings, and inspiring the client's motivation to pursue psychological and behavioral change.
In this session, Dr. Jobes works with a teenage girl who is emotionally hurt and contemplating escape through suicide. Dr. Jobes helps her begin to realize the difference between suicide as a "comforting" fantasy versus a scary and deadly reality.
In Autism Spectrum Disorders, Dr. James A. Mulick shows his approach to counseling children with autism and their parents. Autism spectrum disorder, which includes autism and Asperger syndrome, is characterized by impairment in communication skills, social interactions, and repetitive patterns of behavior. Dr. Mulick works with families with autistic children to help them handle this disorder.
In this session, Dr. Mulick works with a mother of a 10-year-old boy who has been diagnosed with autism. Dr. Mulick uses his behavioral–educational approach to assess the present situation and makes several intervention suggestions, including exposure, distraction, and reinforcement
In Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Adolescents With Multiple Problems, Alec L. Miller demonstrates this compassionate, principle-based therapy for clients who have difficulty regulating emotions and behaviors. Emotional dysregulation is common among adolescents, often leading them to self-injurious behavior, including suicide. Studies have shown that dialectical behavior therapy can significantly reduce suicide attempts and help adolescent clients deal with multiple problems.

In this session, Dr. Miller works with a 17-year-old boy who is depressed, abusing marijuana, and who has recently contemplated suicide. Dr. Miller highlights the client's strengths while trying to obtain commitment to treatment in order to reduce his depression and marijuana use and build a life worth living. (100 minutes +)

Child Therapy with the Experts*new

Just as children are different, there are many different approaches to child therapy.  This series explores the major theories of child therapy by providing an engaging and invaluable look at expert therapists in real, unstaged interview sessions with clients.

Child-Centered Play Therapy: A Clinical Session Garry Landreth illustrates eight basic principles of child centered play therapy in this videotaping of a first play therapy session. Building a relationship, following the child’s lead, cultivating the child’s strengths, responding to accident s, building the child’s self-esteem, returning responsibility to the child, participation without structuring, empowering children and dealing with reluctance to leave the playroom are shown.
Time: (49:00)
 
Picture of Video CoverCognitive-Behavior Therapy for Depression Series The American Psychological Association's (APA) Cognitive-Behavior Therapy for Depression Video Series is a 5-part demonstration of theory-driven, empirically supported interventions. The series is designed for mental health professionals and is appropriate for both new and experienced clinicians. The tapes teach important clinical skills in a systematic, step-by-step manner, providing hands-on demonstrations and clear guidelines for replicating the skills shown in the demonstrations.

Each video in the series demonstrates a fundamental component of cognitive-behavior therapy for depression. These components are also used in cognitive-behavioral therapies for many other common psychiatric and medical disorders and problems, including anxiety disorders, substance abuse, chronic pain, eating disorders, and marital problems.

An important goal of the series is to teach empirically supported methods. Four of the tapes in the series teach central components of empirically supported cognitive-behavioral therapies for depression (Activity Scheduling, Using the Thought Record, Schema Change Methods, and Structure of the Therapy Session). The Individualized Case Formulation and Treatment Planning tape offers methods for adapting the standardized, empirically supported methods to an individual case in a systematic, empirically driven manner.
Time: (1:00:00) Each

Videos in this Series:
Activity Scheduling
• Using the Thought Record
• Schema Change Method
• Structure of the Therapy
• Individualized Case Formulation and Treatment Planning

Communicating Between Cultures Communicating Between Cultures show how to make cultural differences visible and improve communication.
Time: (23:00)
 
Confronting Racial and Gender Difference How can counselors and therapists deal with racism and cultural difference in the counseling session? This video will stimulate extensive discussion on how complex issues such as unintentional racism underlie cross-racial interviews. Feedback sessions provide insight into client thought processes and specific ideas for interview action and change.
Time: (1:20:00)
 
Conversations About Hope Create the Future When we participate in conversations that reach into the future through questions about actions that can be taken because there is a future, we participate in co-creating the future for the person with whom we are speaking. In cases of catastrophe, crisis and loss when people are uncertain about the future, this kind conversation can generate hope. Rich examples of such conversations are offered and we feel hopeful as we participate in this event through our own listening.

Yvonne Dolan is a psychotherapist and international trainer in Solution-focused Brief Therapy. She is the author of 5 books including Resolving Sexual Abuse: Solution-focused therapy and Ericksonian Hypnosis for Survivors (W.W. Norton, 1991 and co-author (with Insoo Kim Berg) of Tales of Solution: A Collection of Hope Inspiring Stories and Solution-Focused Brief Therapy: It's Effective Use in Agency Settings with Teri Pichot.
Time: (40:00)
 
Coping with Anger
 
Ray DiGiuseppe, Ph.D.
34-year-old man with anger and low frustration tolerance on the job.
Time: (49:00)
 
Counseling Survivors of Violence How do we work with clients who have experienced severe trauma such as war and rape or children who have lost their parents? Nancy Baron has worked with displaced persons in Cambodia, Uganda, and Sri Lanka. She presents her model of crisis management and training. You will find that her ideas closely parallel those of micro counseling with an emphasis on listening skills, drawing out brief stories of the trauma, and problem-solving to handle immediate necessities. Her ideas are immediately applicable to counseling issues faced by those who experience hurricane, flood, or other life-changing situations.
Time: (48:00)
 
Creating a Good Death: Coping with Terminal Illness For years, Laura Schmidt helped cancer patients come to terms with their mortality. She even had a degree in thanatology, the study of death and dying. Then, at the age of 51, she was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. This ABC News program follows Laura through her final months as she applies her knowledge and experience to her own case, squarely addressing end-of-life issues to create a good death that would leave herself and those caring for her at peace. Interviews conducted with her husband and others after Laura passed away provide additional insights into the end of life even as they add closure to the story of a caring person who had the courage to model the very behaviors she had instilled in so many others.
Time: (26:00)
 
Diagnosing Depression Although the stigma of depression is fading, less than half of those who need help with depression will seek it out. Using several patient histories, this program addresses mild, moderate, and severe depression as well as the specialized cases of vascular depression, treatment-resistant depression, and the depressive aspect of bipolar disorder. Signs and symptoms of depression are spelled out, and multimodal treatment through psychotherapy, medication, support groups, and aerobic exercise is discussed. Commentary is provided by Thomas Insel, director of the National Institute of Mental Health; Susan Blumenthal, of the Georgetown University School of Medicine; and P. Murali Doraiswamy, of Duke University Medical Center. (28 minutes)
Dr. B.F. Skinner Videos Part 1
Dr, Skinner evaluates Freudian theory and discusses his views on motivation, operant conditioning, schedules of reinforcement, punishment, and teaching machines. From the Notable Contributions the Psychology of Personality series, produced by R.I. Evans.
Time: (50:00)

Part 2
Dr. Skinner discusses his novel, Walden Two, illustrating the problems of creating a society based on positive rather than negative control. Skinner evaluates the American educational system and describes the application of operant conditioning to society at large. From the Notable Contribution to the Psychology of Personality series.
Time: (50:00)
 
Drugs and the Brain This is your brain on drugs,” may be an effective sound bite, but the reality of drug use and abuse is more complicated. As this five-part series shows, the brain can be affected by drugs and alcohol in many different ways, depending on the substance consumed. The effects of stimulants, painkillers, tobacco and alcohol, cannabis, and hallucinogens are analyzed in detail, using the latest research and computer graphics. Each program demonstrates the elaborate and frequently dangerous ways in which various drugs alter brain chemistry. Scientific histories and case studies are clearly illustrated in each program. 5-part series, 51 minutes each
Picture of Video CoverEmotional Intelligence with Daniel Goleman Clinical psychologist Dr. Daniel Goleman's EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE, based on his best-seller, focuses on emotion as a better measure of intelligence, redefining what it means to be "smart." Goleman argues that strong interpersonal skills-not just IQ-shape destiny by improving health, professional prospects, and family life. Individuals can strengthen their relationship with themselves and other by developing a better EQ (Emotional Quotient).
Time: (70:00)
 

Eating Disorders*new

Anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa-two conditions rooted in the desire to be slim—are the focus of this program.  While the first deprives the body of food, the other causes its victims to compulsively purge food through vomiting.  Two women who suffer with these conditions tell poignant stories of how these compulsive behaviors have nearly destroyed their lives and the lives of their respective families.  An expert explains the specialized approach used in treating both disorders. (15 minutes, color)
Picture of Video CoverFaces of Fear Domestic violence knows no racial, gender, or cultural boundaries. Abuse happens everywhere, and silence is its accomplice. Join Diane Sawyer as she explores this problem and the innovative responses to it by the medical community, law enforcement agencies, and corporate America. Her journey leads to Puerto Rico, Miami, San Diego, a Native-American reservation in New Mexico, and even Israel.
Time: (60:00)
 
Fear of Fat: Eight Stories of Eating and Weight *new

What is it like to eat around the clock?  At 457 pounds.  Wally knows.  And Tammy, at 67 pounds, experienced both anorexia and bulimia – at the same time.  This haunting program introduces eight ordinary people who tell, in a chillingly matter-of-fact way, about their life-scarring-and even severely life-threatening experiences with body weight and self-image.  Bouts with eating disorders are described in detail, as well as deep feelings of hurt, anger, alienation, and utter hopelessness.  Fear of Fat provides penetrating insights into society’s unhealthy focus on thinness and the toll in mental and physical suffering that such cultural fixation exacts. (61 minutes) @2006

Groups Influence This video examines how groups can influence people's behavior. It discusses individuality, group think, and deindividuation, and considers some of the dangers of group behavior.
Time: (30:00)
 
Group Microskills: Encountering Diversity
 
Your students will learn: 1) skills and strategies precisely identified with subtitles clarifying what group leaders actually do to make things happen; 2) how to encounter difficult issues around diversity, including White privilege. This video is invaluable for both group and multicultural courses. Lynn leads a five-stage sessions showing how intentional use of group microskills leads to concrete change in awareness of self-in-relation. Allen demonstrates issues that can occur when a White person leads a multiracial group.
Time: (2:24:00)
 
Picture of Video CoverHow to Handle Conflict & Confrontation This video shows how to resolve conflict professionally and calmly using expert conflict-management techniques. 60 minutes (divided into three 20-minute modules). Comes with Interactive Handbook, Participant's Guide, and Instructor's Guide.
Time: (1:00:00)
 
Interpreting Nonverbal Communication Includes information on understanding verbal communication, nonverbal patterns and symbols, projecting nonverbal communication, and misinterpreting nonverbal communication.
Time: (35:00)
 
Late-Life Depression *new

As many as one in five older Americans have late-life depression, which can lead to suicide.  In this program from The Doctor Is In, three senior citizens describe how they have coped with this life-threatening illness.  Medical commentary is provided by Charles Reynolds III, director of the Late-Life Depression Evaluation and Treatment Center at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine; psychiatrist Thomas Oxman, of the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center; and Lucille Karatzas, director of Elder Services at Seacoast Mental Health Center.  The central message?  Late-life depression is a treatable disease, not an inevitable part of aging.  A Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center Production. (28 minutes, color)

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Depression
*new

 
In Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Depression, Dr. Zindel V. Segal demonstrates a mind–body approach to helping clients who have experienced depression to prevent a relapse into depressive symptoms. Depression poses an ongoing challenge to staying well because certain thought patterns, usually involving rumination or self-criticism, often lead back to depression. By teaching clients mindfulness exercises, Dr. Segal helps them to recognize these thought patterns and, by being aware of them, to find healthy ways to work with and adapt to them.
In this group session, Dr. Segal talks with four clients who have experienced depression. He then leads them through a series of mindfulness exercises, followed by a discussion explaining the benefits of mindfulness practices as a way to avoid relapsing into depression.
Multicultural Counseling*new

The APA Psychotherapy Videos present distinguished psychologists demonstrating specific approaches to a wide range of patient problems.  Designed for clinical training and continuing education, these videos were created to provide psychology students and practitioners with expert introductions to various therapeutic approaches and hands-on demonstrations of how to treat particular patient issues.

New Diagnostic Issues Series This series of three clinical programs reveals additions and changes from DSM-III-R to DSM-IV for mood, psychotic, and anxiety disorders. Each videotape focuses on one particular area of psychiatric diagnosis and contains enactments of three outstanding clinicians’ actual patient interviews. Each videotape begins with an introductory discussion between the clinician and the moderator. The clinician then conducts three 10-minute psychiatric diagnostic interviews. Following each interview, the clinician and the moderator discuss the taped segments and comment on issues illustrated during the interviews.  The interviews utilize reference data to examine conclusions reached during the interviews. Each tape also demonstrates good interviewing techniques and highlights the development of a good doctor-patient relationship.
Time: (60:00) Each

Videos in this Series:
• Anxiety disorders
• Mood disorders
• Psychotic disorders

 

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder *new

Intrusive, repetitive thoughts, often of a disturbing nature, are the symptoms of the anxiety-related condition, OCD.  In this program, two people whose lives

have been shattered by OCD tell their stories.  An 18-year-old woman talks about how she feels compelled to perform detailed rituals every day of her life.  A man tells how he is tormented by the obsessive belief that he has killed someone.  A professional psychiatrist sheds light o this bewildering condition. (15 minutes, color)

One Is One Too Many: Preventing Client Abuse This powerful video of nurses and clients sharing their real life experiences on camera is intended to help nurses and other healthcare providers recognize the warning signs leading to abuse of clients and the necessary steps to take to prevent it from occurring. Includes dramatized vignettes illustrating the four types of abuse: physical, verbal, emotional, and sexual. To help identify and prevent abuse, insights and strategies from professionals experienced in abuse prevention provide a solid basis to the information provided.
Time: (27:00)
 
Overcoming Language Barriers Series Teaching Patients with Low Literacy Skills
Describes the extent of the problem of low patient literacy, demonstrates how to assess patient reading level, and presents useful strategies that healthcare professionals can use to teach this group more effectively.
Time: (26:00)

Caring for Patients with Limited English Proficiency
Describes the percentage of the population with limited English proficiency, discusses the legal requirements for the use of interpreters in clinical settings, outlines the advantages and disadvantages of several interpretation methods, and describes strategies for healthcare professionals to use when working with an interpreter.
Time: (31:00)
 
Pace Seminars: Diagnosis & Treatment of Depression, Anxiety and Psychosis*new

Thomas L. Rochat, Ph.D. has been a licensed Psychologist for 16 years and a nationwide seminar educator for 18 years.  He has worked in both public and private sectors and is currently in private practice.  Dr. Tom’s passion is teaching, and he fulfils this passion as an Adjunct Professor at Friends University and with PACE Seminars where he is currently doing seminars in Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Kentucky, Tennessee, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, New Mexico and Nevada.  Students and seminar attendees praise Dr Rochat’s enthusiasm, sense of humor and organized teaching style.

Panic Attacks*new

 

This program shows panic attacks as a symptom of other stress-related conditions—specific phobias, agoraphobia, generalized anxiety disorders and also as a separate condition.  A housewife and businessman tell how panic attacks placed limitations on their daily lives and how they finally sought help and relief.  A specialist in behavioral psychotherapy provides professional advice on how to identify panic attacks and what treatments are available. (15 minutes, color)

Picture of Video CoverPerson Centered Therapy The theory, developed by Carl Rogers, can be described as a philosophy, a value system, and a belief system from which each individual has the capacity to be his or her full self.  It is applicable to a wide range of individuals, couples, and families.

 

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder*new

 

While controversy flares over whether this anxiety-related condition even exists, two men are certain of it based on their own experiences.  This program examines the disorder associated with anxiety symptoms experienced following the witnessing of a traumatic event.  One man, who witnessed the deaths of his two teenage daughters, and another man shot in an IRA ambush, give highly personal accounts of the behavioral changes experienced as a result of the traumas.  An expert from a hospital traumatic stress unit tells why she supports the view that the condition does, indeed, exist. (15 minutes, color)

Practical Psychotherapy With Adolescents *new
In Practical Psychotherapy With Adolescents, Dr. Alice K. Rubenstein demonstrates her approach to working with adolescent clients. Because of the complexity of their lives, adolescents often have difficulty describing their feelings and identifying the source of stressors. Dr. Rubenstein helps adolescent clients to identify their feelings and the factors contributing to the problems they are dealing with, and then helps brainstorm possible solutions. In this session, Dr. Rubenstein works with a 15-year-old boy with behavioral difficulties, family conflicts, and academic problems. She helps him find ways to reduce the tension with his father and address some of the problems he is having at school because of his recently diagnosed attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder.This video features a client portrayed by an actor on the basis of actual case material.
Psychotherapy: Therapist/Client – Boundary Challenges*new

The APA Psychotherapy Stimulus videos present selected scenes of distinguished psychologists facing therapist-client boundary challenges.  These vignettes are designed to stimulate discussion of preferred responses to ethically ambiguous situations.
Designed for clinical training, this video is appropriate for workshops or individual study for the professional development of practicing clinical psychologists, psychotherapists, social workers, counselors, and graduate psychology students.

Responding Therapeutically to Patient Anger This stimulus training tape, created from the APA Psychotherapy Videotape Series, demonstrates how seven psychologists handle patient anger in-session. The vignettes are drawn from videotaped sessions in which professional actors, adept at improvisation, portrayed actual clients in unscripted and spontaneous exchanges expressing anger toward their respective therapists at some point in the session. Anger is used in the general and descriptive meaning of a strong feeling of displeasure and usually of antagonism.
 
Responding Therapeutically to Patient Expression of Sexual Attraction This stimulus training tape, created from the APA Psychotherapy Videotape Series, demonstrates how six psychologists respond in session to clients’ expressions of sexual attraction. The vignettes were drawn from videotaped sessions in which professional actors, adept at improvisation and experienced in psychotherapy, portray actual clients in unscripted and spontaneous exchanges.
 

Self-Harm*new

 

One person in 600 attended to by an emergency unit is a victim of self-harm– surely the most disturbing of all anxiety-related disorders.  Its victims compulsively cut, burn, or strike themselves to relieve unresolved anxieties. This program shows how victims carry the burden of guild and shame associated with their actions.  Two women, who have regularly harmed themselves for years share their tragic personal experiences.  An expert from a hospital crisis recovery unit explains the theories behind the condition and discusses various treatments. (15 minutes, color)

She Made Me Mad – Inside the Mind of the Abused and the Abuser*new

Every year nearly four million North American women suffer violence at the hands of their husband, intimate partner, or friend.  Hear one woman’s story of how this violence invaded her life and how she escaped.  But could the abuser be in as much crisis as the abused?  The tables are turned by exploring the mind of an abuser. (28 min)

Signs and Symptoms of Depression*new

Are any of your patients depressed?  Would you recognize the signs or symptoms?  This program explores depression and provides information to facilitate early identification of depression in the elderly. (30 min)

Picture of Video CoverSilent Epidemic: Teen Suicide Part talk show and part docu-drama, this program focuses on the epidemic of teenage suicide and depression. The 30-minute program profiles teens who have attempted suicide and their progression in coping with depression. Grammy-award winning recording artist CeCe Winans hosts a studio audience segment in which teens and suicide experts discuss warning signs, causes and prevention of teen suicide.
Time: (30:00)
 

Suicide Bombers Inside the Minds of Failed Martyrs *new

 

In a series of powerful and revealing interviews from inside Israeli prisons, this Wide Angle documentary examines the motives of Palestinian suicide bombers.  A recruiter, a bomb builder, and three failed suicide bombers captured by Israeli security forces speak openly of their training, motivation, operational methodology, and profound belief in the idea of entering paradise as a shahid—a martyr for Islam.  They discuss their hatred of Jews and Israel, their determination to die, and the personal motivations that have influenced them--including a failed love, a sense of personal revenge, the frustration of living under Israeli occupation, and envy for the prosperous Israeli lifestyle.  In addition, Sari Nusseibeh, president of Al-Quds University, speaks with anchor Mishal Husain. (60 minutes) @2004

Survival From Domestic Violence *new Stories of Hope & Healing (14 minutes)
Techniques of Play Therapy: A Clinical Demonstration In this lively introduction to play therapy techniques, the audience sees unrehearsed segments of initial play therapy sessions, follow-up sessions, and scenes from an initial parent interview. Viewers learn how to engage and communicate therapeutically with children, work with children from ages 4 to 12 at different stages of therapy, implement play techniques, and equip a tote bag with basic play therapy materials. Materials demonstrated include drawings, clay, Play-Doh, puppets, dolls, blocks, and card and board games.
Time: (35:00)
 
Teens: What Makes Them Tick How are teenagers different from adults? In this ABC News special John Stossel examines the physiological reasons behind teen behavior and talks with teens and parents about how they get along and what they want from each other.
Time: (41:00)
 
The Caring Helper
with Dr. Dale G. Larson
The Caring Helper is a videotape training program with workbook designed for volunteer and professional caregivers working with people who face life-threatening illness, grief, and loss.

Over 600 hospices, home care and pastoral care centers use The Caring Helper to support their bereavement training. It may be used for self-study or as support for group facilitated training. The set includes six videotapes and a reproductable workbook master. The titles average 30 minutes in running time each.
Time: (30:00)

Video in this Series:
Communication Skills for Effective Helping 
 
The Helping Interview: Enhancing Therapeutic Communication Series This series shows effective communication techniques for nursing professionals when assisting clients. Nonverbal communication, including body position, eye contact, observation and active listening are explored in this first video.
Time: (19:00) Each

Videos in this Series:
Basic, Components, Helper Qualities, and Attending Skills
Opening, Questioning, and Use of Silence
Responding and Closing

 
Picture of Video CoverThe Language of the Body Zoologist Desmond Morris thinks human survival rests on our ability to communicate nonverbally, using gestures and facial expressions to communicate in countless subtle and complex ways. Morris visited 60 countries over eight years, defining and classifying nonverbal communication and compiling, in the process, a virtual dictionary of body language.
Time: (50:00)
 
The Merrow Report: Lost in Translation (Latinos, Schools, and Society) The extraordinarily high drop-out rate among Latinos is the result of many factors, one of which is language. While language is key, it is only part of the picture. This documentary explores the successes and failures of different types of language programs- English only, bilingual, and dual. Host John Merrow talks to Latino youth and educators to uncover additional reasons many Latino youth are falling through the cracks.
Time: (48:00)
 
Therapeutic Issues in Mental Health Series Therapeutic Community: Empowering Clients in Treatment Settings
Provides the viewer with a clear introduction into how therapeutic communities function with a variety of populations, including those with difficulties in the areas of substance abuse and mental illness. Through documenting three distinctly different treatment programs, it shows how the community model differs from traditional hospital care and how group support, confrontation, and role modeling are major elements in a successful treatment process.
Time: (32:00)

Crossing the Line: The Dilemma of Staff-Patient Involvement
Using a docudrama style, program explores, through the eyes of those affected, the psychology and dynamics involved with the difficult and often taboo subject of staff over-involvement with patients. Addresses issues of staff vulnerability, counter-transference, and the mutual responsibility of co-workers in enabling or intervening in the process. Demonstrates practical methods for staff evaluation and intervention.
Time: (21:00)
 
Therapies Therapies examines four different styles of therapy treatment for mental disorders and discusses the role of each style of therapy.
Time: (30:00)
 
Thinking Allowed: Communication and Congruence Many of us are afraid to communicate to others our true feelings. One of the most influential modern psychologists and a founder of family therapy, Virginia Satir describes how internalized "rules" for social behavior limit our communication. Ms. Satir demonstrates various communication styles--depreciation, blaming, intellectualizing and irrelevance--which people use to cover up their feelings of low self-esteem.
Time: (29:00)
 
Treatments of Psychiatric Disorder Series These videotapes are based on material presented by the distinguished faculty at West and East Coast conferences on treatments of psychiatric disorders sponsored by the American Psychiatric Association. These videotapes present the unusual opportunity to listen and watch these clinicians discuss four of the most critically important psychiatric disorders.
Time: (75:00) Each

Videos in this Series:
• Integrated Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder
• Obsessive-Compulsive disorder
• Strategies and Tactics in the treatment of Mood Disorders

 
Understanding Group Psychotherapy Videos Irvin Yalom didn't invent group psychotherapy, but he has been the primary spokesman and teacher of this powerful medium for the past three decades. His classic, The Theory and Practice of Group Psychotherapy was first published in 1968, and revolutionized the practice of group psychotherapy in this country and the world. Now in its 4th edition, it has sold over half a million copies in hardback. Dr. Yalom is no longer on the lecture circuit, so these videotapes are the best way to obtain training from this master therapist.

You'll have the opportunity to see Dr. Yalom explaining the concepts of the interactive approach to group psychotherapy in precise, articulate terms, and to observe these concepts demonstrated in group sessions. You'll get a clear picture of how the group becomes a social microcosm, and understand how to harness the power of the group by bringing it into the here-and-now. These are by far the best videotapes on group psychotherapy ever produced.

Volume 1, Outpatients

Volume 1 is a two-tape set which portrays a re-enactment of four segments of group sessions over the course of a time-limited mixed adult group. We view Yalom leading each session, and then providing behind the scenes insights regarding his interventions. The general principles clearly outlined here will be extremely helpful and applicable to almost any population participating in outpatient psychotherapy group. If you have read his text (perhaps many years ago now), here is the perfect way to get a feel for what an effectively run group actually looks like. You'll learn how to make the interventions which will keep your groups dynamic, on-track, and most importantly, truly therapeutic.
Time: (55:00) and (55:00)

Volume 2, Inpatients

Volume 2 is a two-tape set which portrays an entire session, based on the model detailed in Dr. Yalom's text Inpatient Group Psychotherapy (see below). The group session is presented in three segments: introduction, agenda setting, and agenda filling. Dr. Yalom provides commentary before and after each segment, giving clear step-by-step explanations for the structure and specific interventions.

You will learn how to run effective groups for the challenging client populations encountered in inpatient settings, structured outpatient programs, and residential treatment facilities. The highly structured format helps to contain rather than escalate client anxiety.
Time: (48:00) and (60:00)

Volume 3, An Interview
In this candid discussion, Yalom discusses group psychotherapy, his existential perspective, and more. He describes the early influences that helped shape his professional life, his insights into the training of group psychotherapists, the healing factors of group work, death anxiety, and his internationally acclaimed work on bereavement. This personal perspective will add depth to your understanding of this innovative theorist and practitioner. Our special 3 volume package price below will make this purchase especially worthwhile.
Time: (42:00)
 

Waiting to Inhale*new

 

Waiting to Inhale examines the current debate over legalizing medical marijuana in the United States and abroad.  In the United States, eleven states have passed laws with medical marijuana provisions.  Yet, use, cultivation and possession – for any reason – remain illegal under federal law.
Is marijuana really a gateway drug?  Is there scientific evidence to support the claim that cannabis can treat the painful symptoms of illnesses like cancer, AIDS and Multiple Sclerosis?  The film sheds new light on this controversial struggle while exploring deeper issues of medical ideologies.  Waiting to Inhale is not a propaganda film for either side of this conflict; instead it focuses on passionate individuals enmeshed in a struggle whose stakes are nothing short of life and death.

You Don't Know Dick *new

Produced by Bestor Cram,Candace Schermerhorn.
58 min. Color. 1997.
Simply put, this is the most profound, compelling, and thought-provoking documentary ever made on gender identity. It may also be the most entertaining. It provides extraordinarily honest and riveting portraits of six men who once were women. They are a diverse group: one gave birth to three children; another is a longtime mechanic and body-builder. Each has lived within a body he didn't accept; each has tried to adapt to social expectations he couldn't fulfill; and each has experienced devastating personal pain that could not be obscured by denial. All have embarked upon an enormous and transfiguring struggle to recover their dignity and an identity once denied to them.
Michael, Ted, Stephan, Max, Loren, and James share the joy and the pain of their journey from female to male. Through their commentary and the experiences of their partners, friends, and family members emerges an unforgettable story of self-discovery. There also emerges a remarkable series of reflections on the differences between male and female sexuality, on social perceptions of gender, and on the relationship of one's personal history to one's present life.
"You Don't Know Dick" challenges all of us to re-examine the foundations of our ideas and feelings about gender, personality, sexuality, and identity. It is not just a film about sex and surgical procedures; it is about knowing who we are and what we must go through to become that person. It is a must for a wide array of courses in psychology, sociology, gender studies, women's studies, social work, and the health professions. It was produced and directed by Candace Schermerhorn and Bestor Cram for Northern Light Productions.

 

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