Department of Psychiatry

Penn Behavioral Health

Faculty Authored Books


Community Mental Health and Rehabilitation

Phyllis Solomon, et al. Phyllis Solomon, et al. 
Principles and Practice of Psychiatric Rehabilitation: An Empirical Approach
This book deals with psychotherapeutic interventions for adults with severe psychiatric disorders that address the functional loss or disability that result from these disorders. The primary practice domainscovered include independent education and employment, personal relationships, health, criminal justice, living, and spiritual life and recreation, therefore, encompassing all aspects of social functioning and community living. The authors take an evidence based perspective to presenting the diversity of rehabilitative interventions

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Family Therapy

Michael Ascher, MD
Couples and Family Therapy in Clinical Practice
This updated classic textbook on couples and family therapy is written through a psychiatric and psychosocial lens. It delineates clinical practice, research, and training issues, in part through case examples. The chapters present family therapy and family-oriented interventions with an emerging evidence base in an easy-to-read and digestible manner.
 
Robert Garfield Robert Garfield, MD
Breaking the Male Code examines the critical role same-sex friendships play in helping men navigate an increasingly demanding world.
Salvador Minuchin Salvador Minuchin
Family Therapy Techniques
A master of family therapy, Salvador Minuchin, traces for the first time the minute operations of day-to-day practice.
Salvador Minuchin Salvador Minuchin
Mastering Family Therapy: Journeys of Growth and Transformation
Text on the contrasting theories, techniques, and approaches of family therapy. Presents the author’s theories and perspectives, and illustrates their applications through the therapeutic interventions of nine supervised therapists.
Amy Wenzel Amy Wenzel
A Clinician’s Guide to Maintaining and Enhancing Close Relationships
This literature targets the everyday behaviors, expressions of love, and cognitive styles that characterize such relationships. Chapters provide a sampling of the expanse of topics in the domain of how clinical scholars and practitioners address the timely topic of maintaining and enhancing close romantic relationships, including marriage. Topics include maintenance issues relevant to: depression, anxiety disorders, the role of children in affecting close relationships, how premarital therapy may serve as an antidote to early relationship problems, forgiveness, remarriage issues, and peer marriage.

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Forensic Psychiatry

Adrian Raine Adrian Raine
Biosocial bases of violence
This book investigates interaction between psychosocial and biological processes in violence in both adults and children.
Adrian Raine Adrian Raine
Psychopathology of Crime: Criminal behavior as a clinical disorder
This lauded bestseller takes an uncompromising look at how we define psychopathology and makes the argument that criminal behavior can and perhaps should be considered a disorder.
Adrian Raine Adrian Raine
Violence and psychopathy
This book tackles the difficult process of isolating the important biological, psychological, and social processes that contribute to violence.
Weiss, Watson Kenneth J. Weiss, MD and Clarence Watson, JD, MD
Psychiatric Expert Testimony: Emerging Applications 
Psychiatric Expert Testimony: Emerging Applications
is for practitioners who need to be at the cutting edge of admissibility in court. The book avoids standard applications, such as the insanity defense and specific capacity assessments, in favor of those that may be controversial or require evidentiary hearings. It is divided into two broad areas: human development and its deviations; and science and technology.

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Health Professionals Guidebooks

Barber, Crits-Christoph Jacques P. Barber and Paul Crits-Christoph 
Handbook of Short-term Dynamic Psychotherapy
The contributors thoroughly describe ten different approaches to short-term dynamic psychotherapy, covering in each instance the history of the method, inclusion and exclusion criteria, treatment goals, theory of change, techniques, case examples, problems with specific populations, and empirical evidence.
Barber, Luborsky Jacques P. Barber and Lester Luborsky
Psychodynamic Treatment Research: A Handbook for Clinical Practice
Practitioners need to be aware of the most valid and clinically useful findings relevant to their everyday work with patients. This handbook meets that need by integrating the best contributions of the clinical psychoanalytic literature with the latest generation of clinical-quantitative research, and translating these findings into pragmatic clinical wisdom about what works and what doesn’t.
Beck, Thase A.T. Beck and Michael E. Thase 
Cognitive Therapy with Inpatients: Developing a Cognitive Milieu
This book offers detailed instructions for developing and maintaining a variety of inpatient cognitive therapy units. It demonstrates with extensive examples and actual dialogue how one can adapt the cognitive milieu to address the needs of a wide variety of treatment settings.
A.T. Beck A.T. Beck
The Prediction of Suicide
This book focuses on crucial issues for the therapist: how to determine if a person is suicidal, when and how the mental health professional should intervene, etc. Topics include: prediction models, variables for assessing suicidal risk, depression and suicide, and development of suicide intent scales.
Judith S Beck et al Judith S . Beck et al 
Oxford Textbook of Psychotherapy
This volume is written for psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, mental health nurses, psychotherapists, and other mental health practitioners. Chapters are written by an international panel of experts who combine theory and research with practical treatment guidelines and illustrative case examples.
Stanley N Carroff Stanley N. Caroff 
Concise Guide to Psychiatry for Primary Care Practitioners
This book is designed as a quick reference to help primary care practitioners to better understand, diagnose, and initially manage mental illnesses. This easy-to-read manual represents the collaborative efforts of 17 experienced psychiatrists from a variety of specialties.
Stanley N Carroff Stanley N. Caroff
Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome and Related Conditions
This book is an important tool for clinicians, outlining a framework for understanding, diagnosing, treating, and preventing these little-understood and often overlapping disorders. Written by four internationally renowned authorities on NMS, the book will equip clinicians with a practical approach based on the most current science.
James C Coyne James C. Coyne
Screening for Depression in Clinical Practice: An Evidence-Based Guide
This book aims to provide an evidence-based overview of screening methods for mood disorders and synthesize the evidence into a practical guide for clinicians in a variety of settings.
David S Mandell David S. Mandell 
Working it Out: Adult Children of Alcoholics in the Workplace
Working it Out can be used as a one-hour educational workshop on parental addiction for all employees or as a tool to help mental health professionals identify and talk about workplace issues with adult children of substance abusers.
David W Oslin David W. Oslin 
Psychopharmacologic Interventions in Late Life
The book contains a compilation of articles reviewing contemporary psychopharmacology by disease, by focus of care, how the drugs work, and in the context of research in the area.
Michael L Perlis Michael L. Perlis
Treating Sleep Disorders: Principles and Practice of Behavioral Sleep Medicine
This book provides a unique, behavioral approach to sleep medicine, including chapters on sleep phase disorders, sleep apnea, periodic limb movements, narcolepsy, limit setting disorders in children, enuresis, and night terrors.
Helen M Pettinati Helen M. Pettinati 
Medical Management Treatment Manual: A Guide for Medically Trained Clinicians providing Pharmacotherapy as part of the Treatment for Alcohol Dependence
A Clinical Research Guide for Medically Trained Clinicians Providing Pharmacotherapy as Part of the Treatment for Alcohol Dependence.
Karl Rickels Karl Rickels 
Generalized Anxiety Disorder: Symptomatology, Pathogenesis and Management
Edited by three international experts, this book includes summaries of growing research by authorities from around the globe, and their insights in their respective specialties.
  Karl Rickels 
Rational and Appropriate Prescribing of the Benzodiazepines
A thought-provoking biographical and cultural history of one of the most praised and maligned drugs of modern times and its impact on society.
Mark S Salzer Mark S. Salzer 
Psychiatric Rehabilitation Skills in Practice
It provides experiential learning through group exercises to assist individuals studying for the CPRP exam or simply seeking a deeper understanding of the practice of psychiatric rehabilitation.
Steven L Sayers Steven L. Sayers 
PMI Profile - Premarital Counseling Handbook
The 75 page PMI HANDBOOK is used by the Marriage Counselor to properly administer the PMI and help to understand and utilize the results as a counseling tool.
Steven J Siegel Steven J. Siegel
Demystifying Schizophrenia for the General Practitioner
This book is an essential manual for clinicians illustrating how schizophrenia affects patients, their families and society using poignant real world examples to explain its onset, progression and prognosis.
Michael E Thase Michael E. Thase
Treating Depression Effectively: Applying Clinical Guidelines
This book focuses on how the clinical guidelines are to be interpreted effectively in everyday practice, and as such it has immense practical importance for clinical psychiatrists as an immediate source of reference.
Elizabeth B Weller Elizabeth B. Weller
Children's Interview for Psychiatric Syndromes: Report Forms for P-Chips
Package of 20 forms for reporting ChIPS results. To be used with P-ChIPS: Children's Interview for Psychiatric Syndromes
Amy Wenzel Amy Wenzel
A Clinician’s Guide to Maintaining and Enhancing Close Relationships
This literature targets the everyday behaviors, expressions of love, and cognitive styles that characterize such relationships. Chapters provide a sampling of the expanse of topics in the domain of how clinical scholars and practitioners address the timely topic of maintaining and enhancing close romantic relationships, including marriage. Topics include maintenance issues relevant to: depression, anxiety disorders, the role of children in affecting close relationships, how premarital therapy may serve as an antidote to early relationship problems, forgiveness, remarriage issues, and peer marriage.

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