The field of infectious disease epidemiology has been front-and-center for the past few years. It has its own unique culture and set of tools and rules. This book offers a whole new vocabulary, from how to consider transmission—with the idea of a disease reproductive rate—to how disease is dispersed or clustered, and how to design a study. It presents the key concepts and principles underlying infectious disease epidemiology in an organized manner, and describes important activities such as disease surveillance and outbreak investigation. The book is valuable to those beginning their study of infectious disease epidemiology, as well as those working to train the next generation of prevention and control experts. It provides a unique introduction and perspective to the field of infectious disease epidemiology, utilizing a combination of intuitive case studies, popular media examples, and didactic exercises. The chapters introduce learners to major conceptual approaches in the field, as well as key factors that enable us to mitigate disease spread. Each chapter is structured to include key terms, a helpful narrative, “Heads Up” sections that help to allay conceptual confusion, highlights on a key figure in history, and a section with lessons learned from the classroom and questions to foster further investigation. The book is structured into four parts that walk learners through the world of infectious disease epidemiology, first covering disease emergence and basics, moving on to modes of transmission and types of diseases, then proceeding to infectious diseases in context, and finally disease control, eradication, and emergence. The authors hope that both the integrated approach and content of the book provide an exciting entrée into a field that is rich in its complexity, dynamicism, and multidisciplinary leanings.
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This comprehensive introductory text for counselors-in-training delivers foundational concepts through the lens of advocacy and intersectionality. This book emphasizes exploration of the individual and collective effect of local, national, and global social issues on clients and their communities, and imparts real-world experiences from authors and clinical experts who provide personal accounts of challenges and successes in their practices.
The text examines key evidence-based counseling theories with an in-depth focus on trauma-informed counseling, and prompts reflection and dialogue about critical issues in counselor development. It introduces specific counseling micro-skills, techniques, and modalities, and describes the varied settings in which counselors can practice. Engaging activities that foster self-analysis and self-actualization illuminate the path to becoming a professional counselor.
EMDR and Attachment-Focused Trauma Therapy for Adults:Reclaiming Authentic Self and Healthy Attachments
At the heart of this innovative text is the strengths-based Attachment-Focused Trauma Therapy for Adults (AFTT-A) model that facilitates healthier functioning and attachment patterns for adult clients. This model uses a multimodal, step-by-step approach to restructuring the internal personality system to reclaim the authentic “Self” by providing new attachment experiences for “Child” parts of Self and negotiating new adult-life roles. AFTT-A orients all inner personality components to the present moment in which unmet childhood needs for nurturing and protection can be met within clients themselves. The book delivers a sequence of scripted protocols that access and activate the client’s own strengths, creating an internal system of resources and using bilateral stimulation to deepen positive affective shifts.
Throughout the book in Pause and Reflect sections, the authors encourage therapists to think about their own attachment patterns that emerge in therapy sessions and implement activities to enhance personal self-awareness and improve attunement to clients. Short vignettes and e cerpts from client sessions illustrate the model’s application, and end-of-chapter Points to Remember and Troubleshooting tips reinforce key concepts and underscore common therapy challenges and their solutions. The AFTT-A model is useful not only for EMDR therapists but can also be easily integrated with non-EMDR models of trauma therapy.
At no time in recent memory has the practice of public health leadership been more challenging. This book, and its accompanying set of diverse and accessible learning experiences (interviews with notable leaders, case studies, self-assessments, reflection exercises, and the like), provides a solid foundation for the practice of leadership in organizations focusing on such leadership topics as strategic leadership, systems thinking, team leadership, change leadership, and the development of others. Further, the book exposes readers to the challenges, actions, and lessons learned from the
COVID-19 pandemic and other public health and healthcare crises—from after-action reviews to interviews and insights from those on the front lines—culminating in the development of a leadership framework to inform leadership practice. The intended audience for this textbook includes candidates for MHA, DrPH, and MPH degrees, as well as leaders in healthcare, health administration, and public health seeking to further develop their leadership practice. Although key leadership theories will be explored and integrated, the primary focus of this book is on the practice of leadership. The key differentiating feature of the book is that it gives voice to those who practice leadership and have the credibility to discuss the popular as well as the academic literature on a topic—building on a solid foundation of theory, skills, behaviors, and lessons about the challenges leaders face and the contexts in which they must succeed. The book also provides a wide and rich array of learning experiences that incorporate lessons and insights from public health and healthcare leaders. It is organized into four parts. Part I details leadership basics. Part II focuses on key leadership theories and their application. Part III discusses the context and challenges of leadership practice. The final part focuses more specifically on the practice of leadership.
This book primarily is founded upon the credence gleaned from Dr. Vannatta’s published dissertation that demonstrated through a rigorous systematic content analysis of Group Counseling course syllabi used to prepare students at the graduate level to conduct group counseling programs and interventions, while learning group leadership skills, and understanding group dynamics and so forth, minimally included evidence of multiculturalism being incorporated in the courses. It provides content, experiential activities, strong case applications in group leadership across every chapter. The book also provides a detailed case illustration that includes a solid foundation of the goals, purpose, membership, and other group dynamics. It uses different examples to bring to life the learning objectives of the chapter. The cases attempt to provide a broad spectrum of group leaders, coleaders, and group members. The use of multiple cases affords the reader some consistency of engaging in the material while reflecting on applying specific aspects of group leadership. Additionally, the book has an entire chapter that includes a variety of creative and thoughtful case illustrations to highlight special topics centered on a myriad of multicultural considerations. Finally, it pays particular attention to providing information on leading groups, like most group counseling texts on the market; however, it expands the market by offering counselor educators, doctoral students and early career professionals strategies on providing supervision to masters’ level practitioners.
Treating Depression With
EMDRTherapy: Techniques and Interventions introduces EMDRDeprEnd, a pathogenic memory-based EMDRtherapy approach. DeprEnd has been demonstrated in a number of studies and meta-analyses to be at least as effective as—and often more effective than—other guideline-based therapies in treating depression, including cognitive behavioral therapy. EMDRDeprEnd is particularly helpful with chronic and recurrent depression that does not respond well to other treatments. Written by the international research team who developed this quick-acting and efficient therapy, this book provides clinicians with the evidence-based tools they need to integrate EMDRDeprEnd into their practices. Treating Depression With EMDRTherapy explains a step-by-step approach to processing the pathogenic memory structures that are the basis of most depressive disorders and ways to address both Depressive and Suicidal States. Real-world case studies incorporate the often-co-occurring trauma-based disorders found in depressive patients. These are practical “how-to” chapters, including one devoted to drawing integration with numerous examples of actual patient drawings as clients go through the EMDRprocess. Abundant illustrations enhance understanding of stress- and trauma-based depressive disorders and the successful interventions that improve client outcomes. Protocol scripts for therapist and client also help prepare readers to provide optimal treatment to their clients.
As humans navigate the different ages of life, they pass through different stages of development. Mental health professionals rely on various theories, treatment modalities, and ongoing research to inform their best practice; this book supports the reader to do so in a culturally responsive, humble, self-reflective way, in order that the clients will be ethically and effectively served across the lifespan. It is organized in a way that makes it interesting, entertaining, and relevant. The book is organized in two parts. Part one uses three chapters to provide an overview of lifespan development, theories of human and lifespan development, and theories of intersectionality and identity development. These chapters provide the foundation from which to explore relevant developmental concepts as they apply to people at various ages and stages of development. Part two cover different ages and stages of development. It presents each age and stage in a two-chapter sequence. The first chapter in each sequence will introduce a case study of a client belonging to a particular age group. The second chapter in each age and stage will anchor specific theories, models, and presents clinical interventions to working with the identified case. New and relevant research will be included to further contextualize the application of the theory. The book inspires the lifelong learners as scientist-practitioners, with ongoing openness to revising what one “know”, even as one become more clear about what appears to be self-evident.
This book addresses a growing concern. Implementation science seeks to close the research-to-practice gap by identifying the barriers that impede the adoption, implementation, sustainability, and scale-up of evidence-based health interventions, and by identifying the best methods for overcoming those barriers. The implementation scientists’ aspiration for the field is to generate useful and usable scientific knowledge to improve the practice of implementation. The rapid growth of implementation science as a research enterprise, however, has given rise to concerns that the authors and implementation scientists share that implementation science itself will replicate the research-to-practice gap that the field was intended to address. This book represents the first systematic attempt by leading implementation researchers to “translate” implementation science for implementation practitioners by making accessible and practical the wealth of scientific knowledge and associated tools that implementation science has produced. It also addresses an unmet need. Although a growing number of colleges and universities offer courses in implementation science, there are no textbooks in implementation science geared specifically for graduate health professional students or advanced undergraduate students. Instead, instructors teaching such courses must rely on peer-reviewed articles published by implementation researchers for implementation researchers. The book is organized into 14 chapters, suitable for a semester-long course but also useful for a quarter-long course. The core of the book consists of eight chapters organized by common tasks or steps involved in planning, executing, and evaluating implementation efforts. These tasks or steps include assessing the knowledge-practice gap (also known as the know-do gap); selecting an evidence-based practice (
EBP) to reduce the gap; assessing EBPfit and adapting the EBP; assessing barriers and facilitators of implementation; engaging stakeholders; creating an implementation structure; implementing the EBP; and evaluating the implementation effort.
Trauma Counseling, 2nd Edition:Theories and Interventions for Managing Trauma, Stress, Crisis, and Disaster
This book is a much-needed update that offers an in-depth and comprehensive exploration of the variety of relevant issues concerning clients’ traumatic, crisis-related, and disaster events that commonly are encountered by professional counselors and other mental health professionals. The textbook is framed, theoretically, within a systemic paradigm, including important recent physiological and neurobiological understandings of the impact of trauma on individuals. The book is organized into six sections. Section I offers a foundation for understanding the various trauma-associated issues. In fact, it tries, with a great deal of intentionality, in the first three chapters, to construct a trauma scaffold of foundational knowledge, upon which students can build increasingly more complex conceptualizations of more nuanced clinical issues associated with trauma. Section II explicates relevant constructs, such as loss and grief; these constructs continue to build upon and expand the trauma scaffolding of the first section. It also offers information about the traumatic events that may be experienced by specific age groups, people who are vulnerable, and other particular populations. Section III begins with his explication of the moral psychology of evil. Section IV presents a broader systemic context for understanding the effects of trauma on groups of people. Section V analyzes assessment methods and interventions associated with psychological trauma. It identifies and discusses the larger scope of integrative approaches to trauma, crisis, and disaster intervention, thus emphasizing the importance of more systemic models. Section VI begins by presenting ethical perspectives on trauma work. It explicates vicarious traumatization, highlighting the need for counselor selfawareness. It also focuses on the importance of mindfulness-based self-care for counselors, encouraging clinicians to be healing counselors rather than wounded healers.
This textbook provides a unique case study approach to public health emergencies through the combined perspective of both the 2020 10 Essential Public Health Services and the 2021 Master of Public Health Foundational Competencies. For the ease of the reader to approach learning about the roles that they may be called upon to play in addressing public health emergencies, this book is logically arranged into three parts. In the first part, “Fundamentals of Public Health Emergency Preparedness”, the reader gains an overall perspective of public health emergencies. The second part, “Lessons Learned from Actual Incidents”, is the “heart” of the book in the sense that it provides case studies that clearly demonstrate the application of the Essential Public Health Services using Foundational Competencies through activities undertaken by public health workers at different levels; namely, frontline staff, program managers and supervisors, and executive directors and leaders. By the articulation of specific activities to address disasters using the competencies needed to prepare and respond to actual public health emergencies in the case studies, the reader can gain knowledge and insights and then incorporate the lessons learned into their own learning. In the future, when they are working in public health settings and confronted with public health disasters, readers will be able to better respond knowing the vocabulary, incident command structure, and approaches best suited to the public health emergency. The third part of the book, “Special Considerations”, provides the reader with some of the cross-cutting issues confronting public health workers in disaster settings. Public health law, for example, serves as the basis for public health action and supports public health officers in issuing health officer orders for quarantine, isolation, travel restrictions, curtailment or limitation of business and restaurant operations, and vaccination prioritization all of which have been used in the COVID-19 pandemic.