APA PsycBooks Newly Released Titles

The July and August releases cover subjects related to research and therapies for diversity and social justice issues, patients living with chronic disease, early childhood education intervention, cognitive neuroscience, and clinical guidelines for the treatment of PTSD.

The new releases featured below include books aimed to help students, faculty, and researchers in their studies related to PTSD, trauma, trauma recovery, and alternative treatments of PTSD. Please share this list along with any complimentary titles or resources available through your library.

Three New Titles about PTSD Therapy and Treatment

Addressing Moral Injury in Clinical Practice

Authors: Joseph Currier, Kent Drescher, Jason Nieuwsma

Associated Courses: Understanding Trauma and PTSD; Trauma and PTSD   

Release Date: August 2020

Leading experts summarize their views of moral injury as they advance theoretical models and clinical practices to support clinicians in caring for morally injured persons. Vivid case examples illustrate modifications to existing interventions for PTSD and novel approaches that have already received some scientific support.


Alternative Therapies for PTSD: The Science of Mind-Body Treatments

Author: Robert Matta

Associated Courses: Trauma and Posttraumatic Stress; PTSD and Combat-Related Trauma

Release Date: July 2020

This book covers what is known and what is still unknown or unproven regarding the use and clinical effectiveness of non-traditional treatments for PTSD, including mindfulness meditation, yoga, acupuncture, animal-assisted therapies, and MDMA-ecstasy. Included are clinical vignettes and insights derived from the author’s experience as both a mental health provider and a military veteran with PTSD.


Casebook to the APA Clinical Practice Guideline for the Treatment of PTSD

Editors: Lynn F. Bufka, Caroline V. Wright, and Raquel Halfond

Associated Courses: Introduction to Clinical Practice; Clinical Practice with Individuals

Release Date: June 2020

This casebook offers detailed guidance to help practitioners understand and implement the treatments recommended in APA’s Clinical Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Adults. The editors describe the unique factors involved in PTSD treatment and the core competencies necessary for providers. Chapters then describe each treatment described in the guideline, summarize the empirical evidence for their effectiveness, and offer rich, detailed case examples demonstrating how readers can use these interventions with real clients.                                                         

Additional New Releases

Assessing Undergraduate Learning in Psychology: Strategies for Measuring and Improving Student Performance                                             

Editors: Susan A. Nolan, Christopher M. Hakala, and R. Eric Landrum 

Associated Courses: Practicum in Teaching Psychology, Seminar in Teaching Psychology

Release Date: August 2020


Healthy Development in Young Children: Evidence-Based Interventions for Early Education

Editors: Vincent C. Alfonso and George J. DuPaul                                         

Associated Courses: Developmental Learning: Foundations in Early Childhood Education

Release Date: July 2020               


Liberation Psychology: Theory, Method, Practice, and Social Justice 

Editors: Lillian Comas-Diaz and Edil Torres Rivera                         

Associated Courses: Diversity and Social Justice; Multicultural and Social Justice Issues in Counseling

Release Date: July 2020


Psychological Treatment of Patients with Chronic Respiratory Disease

Editors: Susan M. Labott

Associated Courses: Psychology of Chronic Illness; Clinical Practice with Chronic and Life-Limiting Illness

Release Date: July 2020


The Cognitive Neuroscience of Humor

Editors: Sheila M. Kennison                                                                   

Associated Courses: Behavioral Neuroscience; The Psychology of Humor

Release Date: July 2020


The Psychology of Groups: The Intersection of Social Psychology and Psychotherapy Research

Editors: Craig D. Parks and Giorgio Al Tasca

Associated Courses: Group Psychology; Psychotherapy Research and Methods

Release Date: August 2020

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