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Psychology Books

These books are highly recommended resources for clinicians who work in clinical psychology, health psychology, or behavioral medicine settings.

adult_adhd_book_coverAdult Learning Disabilities and ADHD: Research-Informed Assessment (Oxford Workshop Series : American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology)

A great book on adult learning disabilities and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The author provides a condensed, evidence based overview (about 250 pages) of adult learning disabilities/ADHD research and assessment, as well as working with clients with these disorders.

beck_anxiety_book Anxiety Disorders and Phobias: A Cognitive Perspective

Anxiety is at the core of many different psychological/behavioral disorders and represents one of the more common ailments treated by psychologists. Beck’s book is a classic, yet still very relevant today. An advanced look at anxiety with immense clarity and readability. This book will help you grasp anxiety and its related disorders, such as panic disorder and social anxiety disorder, at a theoretical and practical level.

best_practices_chronic_disease_book Best Practices in the Behavioral Management of Chronic Disease: Neuropsychiatric Disorders (Vol. I)

Part of the excellent “Best Practices” series. An evidenced based review of behavioral medicine-based treatments for the management of chronic disease. Essential for clinical health and medical psychologists.

best_practices_other_disorders_book Best Practices in the Behavioral Management of Chronic Disease: Other Medical Disorders (Volume II)

Part of the excellent “Best Practices” series. An evidenced based review of behavioral medicine-based treatments for medical conditions not covered in volumes 1 and 3, such as COPD, hypertension, coronary artery disease, and diabetes. Essential for clinical health and medical psychologists.

best_practices_health_book Best Practices in the Behavioral Management of Health from Preconception to Adolescence (Volume III)

Part of the excellent “Best Practices” series. An evidenced based review of behavioral medicine-based treatments for children’s health. Essential for pediatric clinical health and medical psychologists.

bergin_garfield_book Bergin and Garfield’s Handbook of Psychotherapy and Behavior Change

18 chapters that are the essential guide to evaluating variables that contribute to treatment success, to better understanding evidenced-based therapies and the process of behavior change, to working with culturally diverse patients/clients, and more. Also includes one chapter dedicated to Health Psychology and another that covers combined psychotherapy and psychopharmacology treatment approaches.

health_psych_primarycare Clinical Health Psychology and Primary Care: Practical Advice and Clinical Guidance for Successful Collaboration

A reference guide for the many common ailments that clinical primary care / health psychologists face on a daily basis, such as hypertension, obesity, diabetes, and insomnia. Includes brief assessment and treatment guidelines. Clearly written with concise information.

Clinical Neuroanatomy, 26th Edition

The essential and classic neuroanatomy textbook now in its 26th edition. A highly technical, but concise and readable (at least for a medical textbook) look at the human central nervous system. Full color illustrations and photos along with brain images from various imaging techniques throughout the book. Essential and reasonably priced.

cbt_for_bipolar_disorder_book Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Bipolar Disorder, Second Edition

Bipolar Disorder (BPD) sometimes falls under the purview of health psychologists because medication management and emotional support support helps improve patient treatment adherence and outcome. This book provides a great overview of BPD and medication and psychological treatment approaches. A 20 session CBT treatment manual is provided in the appendix.

Cognitive Therapy Of Anxiety Disorders Book Cover
Cognitive Therapy of Anxiety Disorders: Science and Practice

The quintessential guide to treating anxiety disorders with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) as devised by one of the most distinguished psychologists in the history of psychology: Aaron Beck. This is an absolutely essential book and when combined with the Exposure Therapy for Anxiety book (below), these are a one-two punch to treat the most challenging anxiety disorders in an evidence-based approach.

Front Cover Of Doing What Works Book Doing What Works in Brief Therapy, Second Edition: A Strategic Solution Focused Approach

Intended for the practicing psychologist or counselor, this book provides a concise overview of Strategic Solution Focused Therapy (SSF