An Introduction to Psychological Assessment and Psychometrics, 2nd Edition

Psychology

Keith Coaley, “An Introduction to Psychological Assessment and Psychometrics, 2nd Edition”
Elly K. Kansiime, “In the Shadows of Truth: The Polarized Family”
Science and Pseudoscience in Social Work Practice by Thyer, Bruce A., Dr., PhD, LCSW, BCBA-D and Pignotti, Monica G., Dr., PhD, LMSW
Irvin Yalom, “Momma and the Meaning of Life: Tales of Psychotherapy”
Trauma-sensitivity and Peacebuilding: Considering the Case of South Sudanese Refugees in Kakuma Refugee Camp by Lydia Wanja Gitau

Keith Coaley, “An Introduction to Psychological Assessment and Psychometrics, 2nd Edition”

English | ISBN: 1446267148, 1446267156 | 2014 | EPUB | 400 pages | 4,5 MB

In An Introduction to Psychological Assessment and Psychometrics, Keith Coaley outlines the key ingredients of psychological assessment, providing case studies to illustrate their application, making it an ideal textbook for courses on psychometrics or psychological assessment.
New to the Second Edition:
Includes occupational and educational settings
Covers ethical and professional issues with a strong practical focus
Case study material related to work selection settings
End of chapter self-assessments to facilitate students’ progress
Compliant with the latest BPS Certificate of Testing curriculum
Electronic inspection copies are available for instructors.

Elly K. Kansiime, “In the Shadows of Truth: The Polarized Family”

2017 | ISBN-10: 2889312046 | 172 pages | PDF | 1 MB

In this book the author deals with the hidden realities posed by parents who spend much of their time occupied with work and leisure, while the children are left to their to their own devices. In the course of these long time period of separation, children build inappropriate relationships and indulge in detrimental practices that pose both short- and long-terms effects to themselves and the family at large. This book therefore focuses on parental ethical roles in the Uganda African context. It is a very moving family ethical exposition that will build up parents and help them to rethink their approach to family practises. It is a book intended to raise awareness of the subtle dangers that unintentional neglect can cause, potentially damaging their families and their children’s future.

Science and Pseudoscience in Social Work Practice by Thyer, Bruce A., Dr., PhD, LCSW, BCBA-D and Pignotti, Monica G., Dr., PhD, LMSW

English | 2015 | ISBN: 0826177689 | 330 pages | EPUB | 0,6 MB

Science is a way of thinking about and investigating the accuracy of assumptions about the world. It is a process for solving problems in which we learn from our mistakes. Social work has a long history of social reform and helping efforts. Let us continue this by paying attention to the important message of this book.
–Eileen Gambrill, PhD, School of Social Welfare
University of California at Berkeley (From the Foreword)
Although many psychosocial interventions used in social work practice have strong research evidence supporting their efficacy, a surprising number do not, potentially resulting in harmful outcomes. In this book, the authors cast a critical eye on the reality of commonly used scientific and pseudoscientific practices in social work today. Stressing the need for separating research-based practices from those not supported by adequate levels of evidence, they examine the scientific and pseudoscientific bases for popular social work interventions used in a variety of treatment settings.
The text examines the misuse of legitimate research and describes how social work education training can and should discourage pseudoscience. The concluding chapter describes pathways through which social work practice can become more firmly grounded in contemporary scientific research. This engaging book is intended for courses in critical thinking and evidence-based practice and is a valuable resource for all social work students and practitioners.
Key Features:
Promotes critical thinking regarding the evidence-based research–or lack thereof–behind a variety of social work interventions
Written by renowned social work educators
Addresses the history and characteristics of pseudoscience
Examines pseudoscience practices in assessment and work with children, adolescents, adults, and individuals with developmental difficulties

Irvin Yalom, “Momma and the Meaning of Life: Tales of Psychotherapy”

2006 | ISBN-10: 0749927488 | 256 pages | EPUB | 0,4 MB

This classic medium, first popularised by Freud and, more recently, by Oliver Sacks and Yalom himself, provides a fascinating insight into the human condition and our search for happiness. Contains six absorbing case studies which reveal the intricacies our psychological landscapes. Provides a fascinating insight into the human condition and our search for happiness. Explores the unique dynamic of the relationship between therapist and client. Absorbing and deeply thoughtful, Momma and the Meaning of Life is a work of rare insight and imagination.

Trauma-sensitivity and Peacebuilding: Considering the Case of South Sudanese Refugees in Kakuma Refugee Camp by Lydia Wanja Gitau

English | 2018 | ISBN: 3319498029 | 145 Pages | PDF | 6.1 MB

This book identifies a gap in peacebuilding theory and practice in terms of sensitivity to trauma and its impact on the survivors of war and other mass violence. The research focuses on the traumatic experiences and perceptions of peace of South Sudanese refugees in Kakuma Refugee Camp in Northwestern Kenya. It further explores the possibilities for peacebuilding identified in these perceptions. A lack of sensitivity to the trauma experienced by the survivors of conflict and mass violence leads to interventions that are at best removed from, and at worst detrimental to the welfare of the survivors. Interventions that take into consideration the complex and multifaceted ways in which the survivors experience and respond to the traumatic events, encourage capacities for resilience in the survivors, engage the creative arts in peacebuilding, and emphasise the centrality of community and relationships, are seen to assist the survivors in recovery from trauma and to facilitate peacebuilding.