Handbook of Police Psychology

Handbook of Police Psychology

Author: Jack Kitaeff

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429554667

Category: Psychology

Page: 652

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The Handbook of Police Psychology features contributions from over 30 leading experts on the core matters of police psychology. The collection surveys everything from the beginnings of police psychology and early influences on the profession; to pre-employment screening, assessment, and evaluation; to clinical interventions. Alongside original chapters first published in 2011, this edition features new content on deadly force encounters, officer resilience training, and police leadership enhancement. Influential figures in the field of police psychology are discussed, including America’s first full-time police psychologist, who served in the Los Angeles Police Department, and the first full-time police officer to earn a doctorate in psychology while still in uniform, who served with the New York Police Department. The Handbook of Police Psychology is an invaluable resource for police legal advisors, policy writers, and police psychologists, as well as for graduates studying police or forensic psychology.

Rethinking Pain in Person-Centred Health Care

Rethinking Pain in Person-Centred Health Care

Author: Stephen Buetow

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000339390

Category: Social Science

Page: 182

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This book explores how person-centred health care could be refined to help persons alleviate pain-related distress and construct pain as a potentially positive experience. Rethinking Pain in Person-Centred Health Care is a fascinating contribution to the multidisciplinary literature on person-centred health care, pain and ethics. Traditionally, Western intellectual culture has downplayed the intuitive and emotional, promoting instead rational, natural-scientific perspectives. Applied to pain, an instrumental approach promotes the immediate and effective relief of pain, due to the widespread suffering and expense it can cause. However, different persons experience pain in different ways and Buetow moves beyond a commitment to eliminate pain to exploring how benefits of pain could include creating and managing meaning from pain. Rather than always looking to put pain behind them, persons may flourish by moving around pain, through pain, into pain and above pain. Buetow argues that this model depends on adopting a person-centred approach to health care, focusing less on the condition of pain and more on mobilizing the persons who present with, and manage, pain. This book will be of interest to professionals and academics/researchers in the fields of psychology and psychiatry who have a special interest in people with persistent pain conditions. It will also be an invaluable resource for physiotherapists, chronic pain consultants in secondary care and GPs.



Author: Chonyi Taylor

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9781559399876

Category: Religion

Page: 192

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All of us are caught up in addictions—big or small. Enough! presents a practical path that releases us from the grip of negative habits and addictions that block a full and meaningful life. We can learn how to undo our habits and addictions, but to do this we have to first find their triggers. With the right techniques, we can disarm them and learn more effective ways for dealing with the pain that so often underlies our problem-causing behaviors. Without the support of effective methods, we are likely to return to our addictions when pain and painful issues arise. Chönyi Taylor helps us break through that cycle, reconnect with ourselves and others, and feel more centered in our spiritual awareness. The meditations in this book are designed to develop familiarity with states of mind that can release us from addictive patterns. Presenting the essence of Buddhism without the jargon and fusing it with Western psychology, Chönyi Taylor engagingly combines practical exercises that were developed through her workshops with meditations and stories and presents invaluable insights about how the mind works. Enough! is intended for anyone who is looking for a powerful and effective way out of addiction, regardless of religious or secular background, and is suitable for self-study or as part of a guided program.

The Happiness Habit

The Happiness Habit

Author: Brian Colbert

Publisher: Gill & Macmillan Ltd

ISBN: 9780717151431

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 304

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Whatever you want from life, this book will have a benefit for you. A key element to finding happiness is understanding what your (often unconscious) basic drives are and ensuring that these are being satisfied. Brian Colbert addresses the core questions that will help you discover who you really are. In this book he will teach you how to get past what’s stopping you from reaching your true potential and how to bring about lasting happiness into your life. Many of us think that in order to change, we need therapy. This is not always the case – you may just need this book. Using a series of powerful mind exercises, The Happiness Habit shows you: How to improve your relationship with yourself (and others) How to build your confidence and stay positive How to face adversity and overcome challenges How to live a happier and more fulfilling life. Research is increasingly proving that traditional methods of exploring negative experiences from your past doesn’t necessarily help you to move forward. The exercises in this book will help you train your brain to replace constant self-criticism and depreciation with more useful ways of thinking. Brian will teach you the skills, ability, direction and focus to develop the habit of happiness. This book gives you all the tools you need to lead a happier life.

Change Mastery

Change Mastery

Author: Billy Epperhart

Publisher: Destiny Image Publishers

ISBN: 9781680311983

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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On April 20th, 1999, Billy Epperhart was taking a break to go fishing. That's when he received the call that two students had opened fire at Columbine High School. As the pastor of the nearest church to the school, Billy found himself thrust to the forefront of tragedy, broken people with lots of questions, and a whirlwind of media attention. Life changed quickly and darkly for the Columbine community. The lessons Billy practiced and learned from that tragedy have stuck with him ever since. The principles for navigating change are the same for handling unexpected tragedy to handling a new diet. Change Mastery is a book that offers a spiritual and practical guide to becoming the master of change in your life. Whether life throws an unexpected, difficult change your way, or you just want to lose a couple pound, this book will help you navigate the waters of choosing and implementing change into your life. By mastering change, you will be able to stand strong no matter what comes your way.

Acedia: the Darkness Within

Acedia: the Darkness Within

Author: Dave Macquarrie

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781477286487

Category: Social Science

Page: 284

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There are many books written on the need to change consciousness but rarely does anyone explore the depths of humanity's refusal to do so, even under threat of the approaching cataclysm in our refusal to deal with climate change. Dave MacQuarrie has written such a book. In it, he explains both why it is so difficult for us to change and what all of us can do to become more aware and more free of the darkness within. It is a superb book. — Jim Garrison, President and CEO of Ubiquity University, and author of Civilization and the Transformation of Power. Acedia is a well-informed and inspired book about the historical and psychological origins of a centuries old affliction. Acedia masterfully connects the dots between personal psychological traumas and looming environmental collapse. Dr. MacQuarrie pulls no punches, yet offers a ray of hope that we just might save our future. — Christian de Quincey, PhD, Professor of Philosophy and Consciousness Studies, John F. Kennedy University, and author of Radical Nature: The Soul of Matter. This is a wise, searching book by an authentic scholar and seeker. It helps us enter into the darker waters of our crisis, and find their treasures of dark wisdom and endurance. — Andrew Harvey, poet, mystical scholar, Founder/Director of the Institute of Sacred Activism, and author of The Hope: A Guide to Sacred Activism. Dr. MacQuarrie has lifted the ancient monastic curse of acedia out of its medieval tomb and applied it aptly to the dis-ease of the contemporary world. His interpretation of the human resistance is perceptive and provides important insights into our present inclination to repudiate changes that demand action on our part. A serious and sensitive work. — Father John-Julian, an Episcopal priest and contemplative monk, translator of Julian of Norwich's Revelations of Divine Love.

Why Do Smart People Make Such Stupid Mistakes?

Why Do Smart People Make Such Stupid Mistakes?

Author: Chris Merrington

Publisher: Ecademy Press

ISBN: 9781907722011

Category: Customer relations

Page: 209

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Are you paid what you deserve by your clients? Learn to negotiate with your clients more profitably. This book will save you a fortune and maybe even make you a fortune. Its practical approach means you can apply the proven strategies in your business today. You will discover: How to confidently hold your price, How to say 'no' to clients while improving your relationship, How to negotiate higher fees and prices, How to handle unrealistic timescales and budgets, How to respond to 'you've got the business if you drop your price' and How to prepare for meetings with Procurement. Why Do Smart People Make Such Stupid Mistakes? is a practical negotiation guide to more profitable client relationships for marketing and communication agencies, sales teams and professional service people.

Cracking the Code

Cracking the Code

Author: Thom Hartmann

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

ISBN: 9781605090146

Category: Political Science

Page: 220

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By the bestselling author and XM and Sirius Satellite radio host heard on more than eighty radio stations coast to coast seven days a week Shows progressives how to master the science and technology of persuasive communication and counter the right-wing message machine Offers exercises and examples throughout to help readers put the concepts they’re learning into practice Millions of working Americans talk, act, and vote as if their economic interests match those of the megawealthy, the multinational corporations, and the politicians who do their bidding. How did this happen? According to Air America radio host Thom Hartmann, the apologists of the Right have become masters of the subtle and largely subconscious aspects of political communication. It’s not an escalation in Iraq, it’s a surge; it’s not the inheritance tax, it’s the death tax; it’s not drilling for oil, it’s exploring for energy. Conservatives didn’t intuit the path to persuasive messaging—they learned these techniques. There is no reason why progressives can’t learn them too. In Cracking the Code, Hartmann shows you how. Drawing on his background as a psychotherapist and advertising executive as well as a national radio host, he breaks down the science and technology of effective communication so you can apply it to your own efforts to counter right-wing disinformation. It’s both an art and a science—as Hartmann explains, political persuasion is as much about biology as ideology, about knowing how the brain processes information and how that influences the way people perceive messages, make decisions, and form a worldview. Throughout the book, Hartmann shows you precisely how to master this technology, providing examples dating back to the time of the Founding Fathers. As you read deeply in this book, you’ll see things you hadn’t realized were there—in everything from advertising to political rants—and discover abilities you didn’t know you had. Whether you’re a politician, an activist, a volunteer, or a concerned citizen, you’ll develop a strong sense for how to reach into that part of the collective human psyche where we truly do have the power to create a new world.

Born out of pain

Born out of pain

Author: Vanessa Nkhethoa-Tsotetsi

Publisher: Vanessa Nkhethoa-Tsotetsi


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 111

View: 207

"My fear started with the bang of the door, late at night when my father would come back home drunk, throwing insults and shouting at my mother for no apparent reason." This book a personal memoir and a powerful encounter and triumph of young and prayerful woman. It doesn't matter how you start, what matters is how you finish! Go on and get blown away by her courageous will to live!

Symptom Oriented Pain Management

Symptom Oriented Pain Management

Author: Dwarkadas K Baheti

Publisher: JP Medical Ltd

ISBN: 9789386322487

Category: Medical

Page: 546

View: 599

The new edition of this comprehensive guide has been fully revised to provide clinicians with the latest advances in symptom oriented pain management. Divided into fifteen sections, the book begins with an overview of acute and chronic pain, clinical examination and evaluation, and imaging modalities. The following chapters discuss different types of pain including neck pain, low back pain, cancer pain, neuropathic pain, scar pain, and more. Techniques for accurate diagnosis of aetiology are explained in depth. The final sections describe pain management techniques including physiotherapy, psychotherapy, and allied therapy. A complete section is dedicated to challenging cases such as phantom limb pain and restless leg syndrome. Edited by internationally recognised experts in the field, this second edition is highly illustrated with clinical photographs and diagrams. Previous edition (9789350257975) published in 2012. Key points Fully revised, new edition presenting latest advances in symptom oriented pain management Complete section dedicated to challenging cases such as phantom limb pain and restless leg syndrome Edited by internationally recognised experts in the field Previous edition (9789350257975) published in 2012