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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Perinatal Distress

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Perinatal Distress

This book discuss the benefits of CBT for pregnant and postpartum women who suffer from emotional distress.
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Coping With Infertility, Miscarriage, and Neonatal Loss: Finding Perspective and Creating Meaning

Coping With Infertility, Miscarriage, and Neonatal Loss: Finding Perspective…

This book applies the principles of cognitive behavioral therapy, the most well-researched psychotherapeutic approach for treating mood, anxiety disorders, and stress-related disorders, to the unique experience of reproductive loss.
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Tokens of Affection

Tokens of Affection

The reader is introduced to a model of collaboration that refers to 8 specific features, which guide postpartum couples back from depression.
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Strategic Decision Making in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Strategic Decision Making in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

This book describes strategic decision making, a flexible yet evidence-based approach to working through decision points in order to move treatment forward in cognitive behavioral therapy.
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Exploring Three Approaches to Psychotherapy

This book provides an in-depth analysis of what occurs in therapy according to three different orientations: cognitive, emotion-focused, and psychodynamic.
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Group Cognitive Therapy for Addictions

This pragmatic guide provides a clear-cut framework for helping patients with addictions prevent relapse and improve their quality of life.
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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Depressed Veterans and Military Servicemembers: Therapist Manual

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Depressed Veterans and Military Servicemembers

This book is a therapist guide that describes the fundamentals of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for depression in veterans and military servicemembers.
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Anxiety in Childbearing Women

This book provides a comprehensive evaluation of the scientific literature on the nature, prevalence, diagnosis, and treatment of anxiety disorders in pregnant and postpartum women.
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Dropping the Baby and Other Scary Thoughts

This book describes five domains of “scary thoughts” that postpartum women experience—excessive worry, rumination, obsessive thoughts, intrusive memories, and catastrophic misinterpretations of bodily sensations.
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Cognitive Therapy for Suicidal Patients

This book is a treatment manual describing strategies for implementing cognitive therapy for suicidal patients.
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Handbook of Relationship Initiation

Handbook of Relationship Initiation

This edited volume brings together top-quality scholars in the field of close relationships to explore the manner in which contemporary theory on close relationships explains relationship initiation.
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Cognitive Methods and Their Application to Clinical Research

Cognitive Methods and Their Application to Clinical Research

TThis uniquely organized book contains companion chapters on methodological approaches that have been used to study cognitive processes in individuals with psychopathology.
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The Handbook of Sexuality in Close Relationships

The Handbook of Sexuality in Close Relationships

This edited volume brings together top-quality scholars in the field of close relationships to explore the intersection between theories on close relationship and theories of sexuality.
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 A Clinician’s Guide to Maintaining and Enhancing Close Relationships

A Clinician’s Guide to Maintaining and Enhancing Close Relationships

This edited volume applies theories of the maintenance and enhancement of close relationships to clinical settings and special populations.
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Close Romantic Relationships: Maintenance and Enhancement

Close Romantic Relationships: Maintenance and Enhancement

This edited volume brings together top-quality scholars in the field of close relationships to examine ways to maintain and enhance relationships, rather than to focus on the manner in which relationships begin or dissolve.
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Wenzel, A., with Kleiman, K. (2015). Cognitive behavioral therapy for perinatal distress. New York, NY: Routledge.

Countless studies have established the efficacy of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for many manifestations of depression and anxiety. This book discuss the benefits of CBT for pregnant and postpartum women who suffer from emotional distress. The myths of CBT as rigid and intrusive are shattered as the authors describe its flexible application for perinatal women. This text teaches practitioners how to successfully integrate CBT structure and strategy into a supportive approach in working with this population. The examples used in the book will be familiar to postpartum specialists, making this an easily comprehensive and useful resource.

Praise for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Perinatal Distress

Wenzel and Kleiman have done a superb job in writing this comprehensive guide utilizing CBT with a unique population. Their clinical expertise, in the care of women living with perinatal distress, informs their presentation, making it easy to read and highly applicable to providers in this specialty practice area.

Jeanne Watson Driscoll, PhD, RN, PC, Co-author of Women’s Moods; Postpartum Mood and Anxiety Disorders: A Clinician’s Guide; and Traumatic Childbirth.

We usually think of pregnancy and the postpartum as times of happiness and joy, yet for a number of reasons, depression and anxiety are actually very common experiences during these times. All too often, these problems go unrecognized by healthcare providers. This book, which emphasizes cognitive-behavioral therapy, the most effective treatment for emotional distress, is sure to be of great use to practitioners and patients alike. The many personal examples and illustrations of therapeutic techniques make this a very usable workbook.

Jonathan S. Abramowitz, PhD, Professor and Associate Chair of Psychology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Two experts in the field of perinatal mental health have teamed up to produce an outstanding volume on the identification and management of perinatal distress. This book recognizes that few women present with pure perinatal depression or anxiety and it provides a thorough going guide to working with the perinatal woman who is suffering from a mixture of symptoms. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Perinatal Distress should be read by any clinician or student who works with women suffering from perinatal depression or anxiety.

Michael W. O’Hara, PhD, Professor of Psychology, University of Iowa

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Wenzel, A. (2014). Coping with infertility, miscarriage, and neonatal loss: Finding perspective and creating meaning. Washington, DC: APA Books (LifeTools).

Perhaps the most dreaded nightmare for adults of childbearing age is infertility or a pregnancy loss. These events are collectively described as reproductive loss because in all instances, one experiences the loss of a greatly anticipated addition to the family that is expected to add layer of meaning in life, perhaps like no other event could do. Many people who have experienced reproductive observe that there are few established rituals in today’s society for grieving such events, in contrast to the rituals for grieving the loss of a parent or spouse, as well as no clear expectations for ways to handle and work through these events. This book applies the principles of cognitive behavioral therapy, the most well-researched psychotherapeutic approach for treating mood, anxiety disorders, and stress-related disorders, to the unique experience of reproductive loss. It describes specific strategies for coping, finding perspective, overcoming avoidance, creating meaning, and living a valued life, regardless of the number of children one has. It provides steps for reengaging in life, clarifying one’s values, modifying unhelpful thinking, communicating effectively, solving problems, and achieving acceptance. The result is a pathway toward hope and grace after the devastation of a profound sorrow.

Praise for Coping With Infertility, Miscarriage, and Neonatal Loss: Finding Perspective and Creating Meaning

As a fertility and adoption coach I find this book to be such a helpful and practical tool to turn to when supporting my clients through the most unspeakable of losses.

Jenilyn Gilbert, Fertility and Adoption Coach

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Kleiman, K., with Wenzel, A. (2014). Tokens of affection: Reclaiming your marriage after postpartum depression. New York, NY: Routledge.

Postpartum depression is hard on a marriage. Clinicians who work with postpartum depression often find themselves face-to-face with marriages that are suffocating, as if the depression has sucked the life out of a relationship that was only prepared for the anticipated joy of pending childbirth. What happens to marriage? Why do couples become angry, isolated, and disconnected? Tokens of Affection looks closely at marriages that have withstood the passing storm of depression and are now seeking, or in need of, direction back to their previous levels of functioning and connectedness. The reader is introduced to a model of collaboration that refers to 8 specific features, which guide postpartum couples back from depression. These features, framed as “Tokens,” are based on marital therapy literature and serve as a reminder that these are not just communication skill-building techniques; they are gift-giving gestures on behalf of their relationship. A reparative resource, Tokens of Affection helps couples find renewed harmony, a solid relational ground, and reconnection.

Praise for Tokens of Affection

Postpartum Depression knocks most couples off their feet and Tokens of Affection serves as a solid ‘grab bar’ for regaining balance. Written with humor, sensitivity, and remarkable insight, Kleiman and Wenzel have created a practical and effective roadmap for couples seeking enhanced connection and stability, not only during the postpartum period but at ANY phase of their lives.

Margaret Howard, PhD, Director, Postpartum Depression Day Hospital at Women & Infants Hospital; Professor of Psychiatry & Human Behavior (Clinical) and Medicine (Clinical), Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Depression puts stress on a relationship. But with postpartum depression, it’s a ‘double whammy.’ With the perfect blend of clinical experience and scientific knowledge, Karen Kleiman, with Amy Wenzel, has written an outstanding book that will teach you the skills you’ll need to stay focused on your relationship and successfully ride out this trying period of time.

Jonathan S. Abramowitz, PhD, Professor and Associate Chair of Psychology; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

A welcome resource for marriages touched by postpartum depression,T okens of Affection provides important information, real-world examples, and practical skills for improving communication, compromise, and marital satisfaction. This is a must-read for couples looking to reconnect and rediscover the strengths in their relationship after postpartum depression.

Pamela S. Wiegartz, PhD, Director, CBT Services and Training, Brigham and Women’s Hospital; Assistant Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School; Author, The Pregnancy and Postpartum Anxiety Workbook

This enlightening book describes the impact of postpartum depression on marriages, never before described so accurately in print. It’s been the missing link to help couples back on their feet, and I’m excited to say we now have it! Based on years of clinical practice and solid research, Kleiman and Wenzel’s practical, easy-to-read guide is a must-read for postpartum couples.

Shoshana Bennett, PhD, Former President, Postpartum Support International; Clinical Psychologist; Author, Postpartum Depression For Dummies

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Wenzel, A. (2013). Strategic Decision Making in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Washington, DC: APA Books.

Cognitive behavioral therapists must make clinical decisions in numerous instances during each session and across the course of treatment. These “decision points” include such instances as a specific intervention not achieving the desired effect, the patient not understanding or accepting the rationale for particular techniques, or a crisis emerging that requires a shift in focus. This book describes strategic decision making, a flexible yet evidence-based approach to working through decision points in order to move treatment forward in cognitive behavioral therapy. It dispels the myth that there is a single “right” therapeutic intervention; in fact, many course of action can facilitate change, provided that they are implemented strategically. Strategic decisions (a) follow logically from the case conceptualization, (b) are arrived upon collaboratively between the therapist and patient, (c) allow the patient to leave the session with something new, and (d) are seen through in their entirety before their effectiveness is evaluated. This compelling, accessible book will benefit all cognitive behavioral therapists, especially those who have mastered basic concepts and are refining their skills.

Praise for Strategic Decision Making in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

This book is a wonderful distillation of Wenzel’s approach to cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), which includes her “four principles of strategy” and emphasizes the ongoing need to recognize decision points in therapy. The practical suggestions offered, coupled with several extended case examples, ensure that this will be a book that trainees and seasoned practitioners alike will want.

Keith S. Dobson, Ph.D., Professor of Clinical Psychology, University of Calgary and Past President of the International Association of Cognitive Psychotherapy

This book is an outstanding resource for students and teachers of CBT. It combines state-of-the-art therapeutic techniques with a pragmatic and methodical approach to complex patients.

Donna Sudak, MD, Professor and Director of Psychotherapy Training, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, Past Present of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy

The development of a meaningful strategy for change is a crucial feature of skilled CBT practice. This book illustrates the importance of collaboration in deciding on the selection of techniques and discusses how to use the patient’s experience as the criterion for their evaluation. I highly recommend this volume to all CBT practitioners.

Nikolaos Kazantzis, Ph.D., Founder/Director, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Research Unit, La Trobe University

This well-written text provides a clear and concise road map for treating virtually any mental disorder. Using rich case examples and concrete clinical problems, this comprehensive book provides in-training and more seasoned therapists with the necessary CBT strategies to develop and successfully implement effective treatment places. It should be on any clinician’s bookshelf.

Stefan G. Hofmann, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, Boston University, and author of An Introduction to Modern CBT.

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Greenberg, L. S., McWilliams, N., & Wenzel, A. (2014). Exploring Three Approaches to Psychotherapy. Washington, DC: APA Books

This book provides an in-depth analysis of what occurs in therapy according to three different orientations: cognitive, emotion-focused, and psychodynamic. The authors explain the theory and principle techniques of their respective models and discuss how they are applied in the therapy demonstrations in the APA DVDs Three Approaches to Psychotherapy. The book grants readers access to the authors’ insights about how their three approaches work in practice, offering a rare look into the minds of the therapists as they comment on the therapy sessions. The books and the DVDs, used together or independently, illustrate the differences and similarities among the three approaches, and thus among the theoretical schools. Readers will gain new insights into and renew their understanding of these major theoretical systems.

Praise for Exploring Three Approaches to Psychotherapy

For decades, “the Gloria tapes,” which portrayed the same client in therapy sessions with three different therapists—Carl Rogers, Albert Ellis, and Fritz Perls—were the seminal materials used for training therapists. … This volume is a must read for those who want to understand how three different therapies are effective, in very different ways

Bruce E. Wampold, Ph.D., ABPP, Patricia L. Wolleat Professor of Counseling Psychology, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, University of Wisconsin-Madison

A currently fashionable ideology suggests that therapists are mere technicians who can be superficially trained to follow manuals and packaged protocols. This volume challenges any view that leaves out the therapist’s emotional and interpersonal sensitivity and the capacity to form and sustain a deep sense of relationship. The master therapists whose sessions are discussed in this book are models of the kind of clinical skillfulness essential to our capacity to genuinely benefit the people who seek our help.

Paul L. Wachtel, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor, Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology, City College of CUNY

Greenberg, McWilliams, and Wenzel beautifully blend theory with vivid and fascinating case material, illustrating how they conceptualize and practice their craft. This book provides a unique learning experience for both novice and seasoned therapists.

Stanley B. Messer, Ph.D., Dean and Distinguished Professor, Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology, Rutgers University

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Wenzel, A., Liese, B. S., Beck, A. T., & Friedman-Wheeler, D. G. (2012). Group Cognitive Therapy for Addictions. New York, NY: Guilford Press.

This pragmatic guide provides a clear-cut framework for helping patients with addictions prevent relapse and improve their quality of life. The cognitive therapy addictions group is grounded in decades of research, and it incorporates proven cognitive and behavioral treatment strategies while harnessing the power of cohesiveness and support among group members. Clinicians are taken step-by-step through establishing groups and working with group members to meet their individual goals.

Praise for Group Cognitive Therapy for Addictions

This very welcome book expands the domain of cognitive therapy. Building on the empirical literature, the authors adapt cognitive therapy for conducting open therapy groups with clients who have a variety of addictive disorders. The extensive emphasis on—and many examples of—cognitive case conceptualization is particularly helpful.

Mark B. Sobell, Ph.D., ABPP, and Linda Carter Sobell, Ph.D., ABPP, Center for Psychological Studies, Nova Southeastern University

This book describes what a cognitive model of addiction looks like and presents a clear rationale for an open-ended group. Clients are encouraged to discuss their challenges, with a strong focus on achievable changes that they can implement. The cognitive model guides rather than drives the discussion…An admirably clear call to skillful practice.

Stephen Rollnick, Ph.D., Department of Primary Care and Public Health, Cardiff University

Although the group format has become one of the most widely used modalities for treating substance use disorders, books that offer scientifically based, practical guidance for leading these groups are rare. This book presents a comprehensive cognitive model of addiction and provides a fresh approach to extending cognitive interventions to a group setting. Rather than creating a ‘cookbook,’ the authors have maintained a nice balance between the process of group therapy and the application of specific techniques.

Mary Marden Velasquez, Ph.D., Director, Health Behavior Research and Training Institute, School of Social Work, University of Texas at Austin

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Cognitive behavioral therapy for depressed Veterans and Military servicemembers: Therapist manual

Wenzel, A., Brown, G. K., & Karlin, B. E. (2011). Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Depressed Veterans and Military Servicemembers: Therapist Manual. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

This book is a therapist guide that describes the fundamentals of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for depression in veterans and military servicemembers. Although the manual was originally developed for mental health clinicians who work in Veterans Affairs (VA) hospital settings, it is relevant for any clinicians who wish to learn the basics of CBT for depression. Topics covered include CBT theory, cognitive case conceptualization, session structure, behavioral strategies, cognitive strategies, and relapse prevention and termination. The manual is available for free at http://www.mirecc.va.gov/docs/CBT-D_Manual_Depression.pdf (PDF).


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Wenzel, A. (2011). Anxiety in Childbearing Women: Diagnosis and Treatment. Washington, DC: APA Books.

This book provides a comprehensive evaluation of the scientific literature on the nature, prevalence, diagnosis, and treatment of anxiety disorders in pregnant and postpartum women. This book was written for psychologists, psychiatrists, obstetricians, nurse practitioners, midwives, social workers and other helping professionals who work with childbearing women, as well as scholars and students who conduct research in this area and people who are interested in gaining an up-to-date overview of the scientific literature on this topic.

Praise for Anxiety in Childbearing Women: Diagnosis and Treatment

This volume is comprehensive in its coverage of perinatal anxiety and will be a wonderful resource for clinicians who work with pregnant and postpartum women. Wenzel’s scholarship and clinical acumen shine through in every page.

Michael O’Hara, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, The University of Iowa

Wenzel strikes a perfect balance between reviewing the available research and presenting and integrative conceptual framework for understanding perinatal anxiety. This is an outstanding and much-needed resource for clinicians, researchers, and students.

Pamela S. Wiegartz, Ph.D., Director of CBT Services and Training in Psychiatry, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School

This book is a must for health care providers who treat women of childbearing age. Wenzel is an expert in the area and has done a fantastic job not only of presenting the information but also making recommendations regarding future research.

Jeanne Watson Driscoll, Ph.D., RN, PC, JWD Associates, Inc., Boston MA & co-author, Women’s Moods and Postpartum Mood and Anxiety Disorders: A Clinician’s Guide

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Kleiman, K., & Wenzel, A. (2011). Dropping the Baby and Other Scary Thoughts: Breaking the Cycle of Unwanted Thoughts in Motherhood. New York: Routledge.

This book describes five domains of “scary thoughts” that postpartum women experience—excessive worry, rumination, obsessive thoughts, intrusive memories, and catastrophic misinterpretations of bodily sensations. It is written for both postpartum women who experience these thoughts as well as for clinicians who work with perinatal women. Tips for recognizing and coping with scary thoughts are presented, along with guidelines for when one should seek professional help.

Praise for Dropping the Baby and Other Scary Thoughts

This is a masterful blending of current research and extensive clinical experience regarding scary thoughts, a woefully neglected problem that can haunt new mothers. A soon-to-be classic in the libraries of both mothers and their health care providers, it contains invaluable information an 8-step process to break the cycle of scary thoughts.

Cheryl Tatano Beck, DNSc, CNM, FAAN, Distinguished Professior, University of Connecticut School of Nursing

The title alone … confidently announces that this experience, which has historically been described in hushed tones, is now ‘out of the closet.’ With an affirming nod to postpartum women, their families, and their caregivers, Karen Kleiman and Amy Wenzel have pooled their collective expertise and deftly created a comprehensive and highly readable resource that simultaneously informs and reassures.

Margaret Howard, Ph.D., Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry & Human Behavior and Medicine, Brown Alpert Medical School; Director, Postpartum Depression Day Hospital. Women & Infants Hospital, Providence, RI.

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Wenzel, A., Brown, G. K., & Beck, A. T. (2009). Cognitive Therapy for Suicidal Patients: Scientific and Clinical Applications. Washington, DC: APA Books.

This book is a treatment manual describing strategies for implementing cognitive therapy for suicidal patients. It also contains several chapters describing the state of the scientific literature on this topic, a cognitive model of suicidal acts, and applications of the cognitive therapy protocol to special populations.

Praise for Cognitive Therapy for Suicidal Patients: Scientific and Clinical Applications

Supported by years of outstanding clinical research this book is truly a landmark text in the field. While the science is exceptional, this text is clear, cogent, and clinician-friendly, with ample and illustrative case examples throughout. The approach described in this remarkable book is a breakthrough contribution that is destined to become a “must-read” for anyone (experienced or not) in mental health care (across disciplines) who may encounter a suicidal patient.

David A. Jobes, Ph.D., ABPP, Professor of Psychology and Coordinator of Clinical Training, the Catholic University of America

Built on a foundation of convincing academic evidence, guided by elegant theory, and filled with clinical wisdom, this book is a landmark in its contribution. I recommend it without hesitation and with great enthusiasm. Whether a graduate student, recent licensee, or seasoned professional, any clinician facing the challenges of treating suicidal patients should have this book on his or her shelf. It is indeed a rare find, one that blends empirical science and practical clinical application in a seamless fashion.

M. David Rudd, Ph.D., ABPP, Professor and Chair, Psychology Department, Texas Tech University

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Handbook of Relationship Initiation

Sprecher, S., Wenzel, A., & Harvey, J. H. (Eds.) (2008). Handbook of Relationship Initiation. New York: Psychology Press.

This edited volume brings together top-quality scholars in the field of close relationships to explore the manner in which contemporary theory on close relationships explains relationship initiation. Major sections in the book target relationship initiation processes, diverse contexts that promote relationship initiation, emotional experiences in relationship initiation, challenges in relationship initiation, and cognition in relationship initiation.

Praise for the Handbook of Relationship Initiation

A good handbook organizes the literature, synthesizes lines of inquiry, and sets paths for future investigation—and this is a great handbook. The editors have assembled an all-star case of contributors from diverse disciplines, and they cover all the bases. This is a landmark work from a maturing science. It will be of interest to anyone who cares about how we take our uncertain first steps toward intimate connection with others.

Rowland Miller, Sam Houston State University, co-author of the best-selling text, Intimate Relationships

The Handbook of Relationship Initiation brings together the work of well-known experts from several disciplines to provide a synthesis of cutting-edge research and theory on the early stages of relationship development. The collection is ground-breaking. It represents and impressive array of both time-honored and innovative topics. This volume is a must-read for researchers, practitioners, and students who are interested in the social, cognitive, and emotional processes involved in two people coming together to form a relationship.

Anita L. Vangelisti, University of Texas at Austin

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Cognitive Methods and Their Application to  Clinical Research

Wenzel, A., & Rubin, D. C. (Eds.) (2005). Cognitive Methods and Their Application to Clinical Research. Washington, DC: APA Books.

This uniquely organized book contains companion chapters on methodological approaches that have been used to study cognitive processes in individuals with psychopathology—one written by a well-known cognitive psychologist who has been a leader in developing the methodology, and the other written by a well-known clinical psychologist who has been a leader in applying the methodology to clinical applications. This book serves as a guide for scholars and students who conduct research on cognition in clinical populations.

Praise for Cognitive Methods and Their Application to Clinical Research

As a grad student, this book really strengthened my knowledge of cognitive psychopathology. I recommend this book to anyone interested in learning about this topic in depth.

Graduate student review on Amazon.com

Cognitive Methods and Their Application to Clinical Research is a college, graduate studies and professional-level text collecting the writings of expert psychologists concerning the discoveries and applications of cognitive psychology, particularly in the past 20 years. Clinical psychologists often have little background in cognitive psychology, and cognitive psychologists frequently have sparse training in conducting research with special populations; Cognitive Methods and Their Application to Clinical Research seeks to bridge the gap by providing the necessary background reference to discuss each essay topic, in an ambitious anthology that strives to further promote both individual and collective professional understandings of psychology as a whole. Highly recommended especially for professional and academic library psychology reference and supplemental studies shelves.

Midwest Book Review, Amazon.com

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The Handbook of Sexuality in Close  Relationships

Harvey, J. H., Wenzel, A., & Sprecher, S. (Eds.) (2004). The Handbook of Sexuality in Close Relationships. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc.

This edited volume brings together top-quality scholars in the field of close relationships to explore the intersection between theories on close relationship and theories of sexuality. Major sections in the book target the role of sexuality in close relationships, the dark side of sex, sexuality in special types of couples and contexts, and clinical applications.

Praise for The Handbook of Sexuality in Close Relationships

I know of no other book that brings together in a single course as much information pertaining to sexuality in the context of close relationships. With these editors and authors, I am sure that the book will contain the most current and relevant theory, research, and/or application.

Dr. Mark Fine, University of Missouri-Columbia

A key strength of the volume is the comprehensive coverage that authors give to their topics….the entire volume strives to weave in issues of diversity….is well suited for professionals interested in couple issues or who work with couples in the area of sexuality.

Journal of Couple & Relationship Therapy

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A Clinician's Guide to Maintaining and  Enhancing Close  Relationships

Harvey, J. H., & Wenzel, A. (Eds.) (2002). A Clinician’s Guide to Maintaining and Enhancing Close Relationships. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc.

This edited volume applies theories of the maintenance and enhancement of close relationships to clinical settings and special populations. Major sections in the book target theoretical links to practice, psychopathology, and prevention and intervention.

Praise for A Clinician’s Guide to Maintaining and Enhancing Close Relationships

A Clinician’s Guide to Maintaining and Enhancing Close Relationships is a very important book, and co-editors John H. Harvey and Amy Wenzel are to be heartily congratulated. Relational distress and enhancement is a cutting edge topic today, and the editors have invited a group of experts to present their work at the interface of research and clinical practice. Any clinician working with couples will surely find that these chapters conceptually interesting and clinically relevant…I read these chapters with great interest. I learned much, and I believe that my therapeutic work with couples will be greatly enhanced as a result.

Dr. Leonard T. Sperry, Medical College of Wisconsin

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Close Romantic Relationships: Maintenance  and Enhancement

Harvey, J., & Wenzel, A. (Eds.) (2001). Close Romantic Relationships: Maintenance and Enhancement. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc.

This edited volume brings together top-quality scholars in the field of close relationships to examine ways to maintain and enhance relationships, rather than to focus on the manner in which relationships begin or dissolve. Major sections in the book target theoretical and applied issues.

Praise for Close Romantic Relationships: Maintenance and Enhancement

This book will fill a void in the textbook market for an upper level relationships text—particularly where the focus is on close, romantic relationships. The authors for the chapters are outstanding. The editors and authors all have a successful history in publishing their research. Even better, they know how to disseminate their ideas to a broader audience.

Dr. Valerian Derlaga, Old Dominion University

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