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Fourth Edition


Jerry Meyer

10 August 2022

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On Being a Therapist

Sixth Edition


Jeffrey A. Kottler

03 June 2022

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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy: A Very Short Introduction


Freda McManus

28 April 2022

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CBT is a form of psychological therapy with a range of approaches that share a common underpinning model of the importance of cognition and behaviour in alleviating psychological distress. This book gives an overview of what CBT is, what it does, when it can be used, and the ways in which the field can adapt to meet future challenges.

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Depression: What Everyone Needs to Know®


Jonathan Rottenberg

27 January 2022

What Everyone Needs To Know®

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Principles of Psychology: Contemporary Perspectives


Matt Jarvis, Paul Okami

21 January 2020

Accessible, encouraging, innovative: Principles of Psychology: Contemporary Perspectives encourages critical thinking and provides the most student-friendly introduction to the science of psychology.

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Psychopathy: A Very Short Introduction


Essi Viding

24 October 2019

Very Short Introductions

Despite the fascination with psychopaths in film, TV, and novels, psychopathy remains widely misunderstood. Most psychopaths are not murderers; most violent criminals are not psychopaths. Separating myth from fact, Essi Viding explores how we identify psychopaths, why they behave and develop the way they do, and whether treatment is possible.

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Clinical Psychology: A Very Short Introduction


Susan Llewelyn, Katie Aafjes-van Doorn

27 April 2017

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Clinical psychology treats people who are facing difficulties or changes in their lives. Approaching personal distress as an unhappy outcome of certain ways of thinking, behaving and relating, often occurring within difficult circumstances, practitioners work with people to try and help them change what is distressing or concerning them.

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Depression: A Very Short Introduction


Mary Jane Tacchi, Jan Scott

26 January 2017

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What is depression? What is bipolar disorder? How are they diagnosed and how are they treated? This Very Short Introduction gives a history of these two disorders and considers how they are experienced and understood today. Scott and Tacchi also discuss how mood disorders can influence creativity.

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Anxiety: A Very Short Introduction


Daniel Freeman, Jason Freeman

31 May 2012

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Are we born with our fears or do we learn them? Why do our fears persist? What purpose does anxiety serve? In this Very Short Introduction we discover what anxiety is, what causes it, and how it can be treated. Looking at six major anxiety disorders, the authors introduce us to this most ubiquitous and essential of emotions.

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Madness: A Very Short Introduction


Andrew Scull

25 August 2011

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Madness is something that frightens and fascinates us all. It is a word with which we are universally familiar, and a condition that haunts the human imagination. In this Very Short Introduction, Andrew Scull examines the social, historical and culturally variable responses to madness over the centuries.

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Autism: A Very Short Introduction


Uta Frith

23 October 2008

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What causes autism? Is it a genetic disorder, or due to some unknown environmental hazard? Are we facing an epidemic? What are the main symptoms, and how does it relate to Asperger syndrome? This Very Short Introduction answers the key questions and offers a clear statement on what is currently known about autism and Asperger syndrome.

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Jung: A Very Short Introduction


Anthony Stevens

22 February 2001

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Freud: A Very Short Introduction


Anthony Storr

22 February 2001

Very Short Introductions

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