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  • The Abusive Personality – Violence and Control in Intimate Relationships (Second Edition)


    262 pages, New 2nd edition published in 2007.

    This thoroughly documented work demonstrates that male abusiveness is more than just a learned pattern of behavior-it is the outgrowth of a particular personality configuration. Findings from the author’s research with over 400 batterers are integrated with the literature on object relations, attachment, and psychological trauma to trace the development of the abusive personality from early childhood to adulthood. Helping readers better understand the causes of abusiveness and the subjective experience of these men, the book has vital implications for research, prevention and treatment.

    Comment: This book would most benefit psychologists, psychiatrists, family therapists, social workers, legal professionals, researchers and students.

    Quotes: “Dutton’s formulations are the product of a first-rate scientific mind informed by decades of empirical research. He brings scientific rigor and intellectual clarity to his writing, which is both scholarly and compelling. With this second edition, Dutton solidifies his position as one of the world’s most eminent domestic violence researchers.” Reid Meloy, Ph.D.

    “By far the best text on the male batterer written to date…This book is a “must read” for any clinician working with perpetrators or victims of violence.” Daniel Jay Sonkin, Ph.D.

    Donald G. Dutton

  • Aggression in the Workplace: Preventing and Managing High-Risk Behavior


    Violence in the workplace has risen to “epidemic” proportions according to the Centers of Disease Control. In this volume, Dr. Marc McElhaney, a specialist in workplace violence, presents a comprehensive guide that no manager can do without when having to prepare for these potentially dangerous and often disruptive events. These are situations that often seem to explode in the workplace without warning, when in fact, they have often long incubated outside the manager’s awareness. Utilizing a risk management approach that focuses on the process of how these situations evolve, as opposed to an oversimplified presentation of “profiles”, will provide the manager with the needed tools to prevent and effectively intervene, to ensure a safe and cost-effective resolution. This book takes a comprehensive view that covers the broad range of aggression control strategies that an organization can utilize, from the fundamental building blocks of a primary prevention program to specific techniques that the manager can use to defuse and stabilize situations that are already threatening to explode. In between, the author presents a step-by-step description of the assessment and intervention process that should occur when and if an organization is faced with a potentially dangerous set of circumstances. Specific high-risk situations, such as employee termination, are discussed in detail, along with strategies that Dr. McElhaney has found to be particularly effective when having to stabilize, control and ultimately ensure a safe and long-lasting conclusion. Utilizing an approach that combines his knowledge and experience from the fields of threat assessment, risk management, conflict resolution and crisis negotiation, the author focuses on an approach that not only addresses the organization’s immediate needs, but which also strives for a resolution and management plan that addresses long-term safety concerns.

    Marc McElhaney, PhD

  • Almost a Psychopath: Do I (or Does Someone I Know) Have a Problem with Manipulation and Lack of Empathy? (The Almost Effect)


    Grandiosity and exaggerated self-worth. Pathological lying. Manipulation. Lack of remorse. Shallowness. Exploitation for financial gain. These are the qualities of Almost Psychopaths. They are not the deranged criminals or serial killers that might be coined “psychopaths” in the movies or on TV. They are spouses, coworkers, bosses, neighbors, and people in the news who exhibit many of the same behaviors as a full-blown psychopath, but with less intensity and consistency.

    In Almost a Psychopath, Ronald Schouten, MD, JD, and James Silver, JD, draw on scientific research and their own experiences to help you identify if you are an Almost Psychopath and, if so, guide you to interventions and resources to change your behavior.

    If you think you have encountered an Almost Psychopath, they offer practical tools to help you: recognize the behavior, attitudes, and characteristics of the Almost Psychopath; make sense of interactions you’ve had with Almost Psychopaths; devise strategies for dealing with them in the present; make informed decisions about your next steps; and learn ways to help an Almost Psychopath get better control of their behavior.

    The Almost Effect Series presents books written by Harvard Medical School faculty and other experts that offer guidance on common behavioral and physical problems falling in the spectrum between normal health and a full-blown medical condition. These are the first publications to help general readers recognize and address these problems.

    Published: 05-22-12
    Pages: 280
  • Assessing and Managing Violence Risk in Juveniles


    Randy Borum
    David Verhaagen
    226 pages. Published in 2006

    Highly practical and accessible, this is an indispensable resource for any mental health practitioner working with youth at risk for violent behavior. Presented is a comprehensive framework for evaluating juveniles in the justice system or those whose behavior in school, therapy sessions, or other contexts raises concern about violence. Detailed case examples illustrate the authors’ scientifically grounded approach to selecting appropriate instruments, analyzing and communicating assessment results, and designing effective interventions. Special problems addressed include bullying, sexual aggression, fire setting, and homicide. The book also examines the development of aggressive conduct problems and their connections to other emotional and behavioral disorders.

  • Assessing Student Threats – Implementing the Salemkeizer System, 2nd Edition


    Assessing Student Threats: Implementing the Salem-Keizer System, 2nd Edition is a manual for the application of a threat assessment system that follows the recommendations of the Safe Schools Initiative and the prescriptive outline provided by the FBI. Written from an educator’s perspective with contributing authors from Law Enforcement, Public Mental Health, and the District Attorney’s office, it contains an introduction to the basic concepts of threat assessment, a review of the research, and an outlined process for the application of a comprehensive, yet expeditious multi-disciplinary system. The book also includes the forms and protocols needed to assess threats, document concerns and interventions, and track the progress of supervision. As extra features, chapters on site security, community safety, domestic violence and teen dating violence, communicating with potential victims, training school resource officers, adult threat assessment, and an adaptation of the system for higher education are included.

  • ATAP Body of Knowledge Books


    This special, discounted price is for the five books from which the greatest body of knowledge is derived for ATAP’s Certified Threat Manager (CTM) exam. The package price represents a substantial discount from the retail rate and includes shipping. The following are the books that make up this package:

    • Threat Assessment and Management Strategies, 2nd Edition, Calhoun and Weston
    • International Handbook of Threat Assessment, 2nd Edition, Meloy et. Al
    • Snakes in Suits, Revised and Updated Edition, Hare and Babiak
    • Violence Assessment and Intervention, 3rd Edition, James Cawood & Michael Corcoran
    • Handbook of Violence Risk Assessment, 2nd Edition, Kevin Douglas & Randy Otto
  • Children Who Witness Homicide and Other Violent Crimes


    Published 2002, 239 pages

    This one of a kind book provides information on how to conduct investigative interviews with children who have witnessed a homicide or other violent crime. The second part of the book discusses counseling children who have seen violent crimes. Forensically sound techniques, interview processes, environment, are all discussed. The author, Tascha Boychuk-Spears, has interviewed or counseled over 3000 children and is considered the foremost expert in the field.

    “Enormously instructive and without a doubt a must for criminal justice and mental health professionals” Lt. Brad Simpson, MFT, Las Vegas Metro Police Dept.

    “Gripping… the first book of its kind by one of the foremost authorities on children who witness homicide” Caryl Ainley, Ph.D., Psychologist, former clinical director Children’s Advocacy Center of Phoenix

    “Dr. Spears has presented an excellent resource for persons functioning in the fields of law enforcement, child protection services, mental health, education and corrections. With devastating clarity, Spears has unveiled the suffering of children touched by violence.” Det. Donald Morris, NYPD

    Chapter titles:
    Prologue: Entering the World of Children’s Grief
    Chapter 1. Foundations of Investigative Interviews
    Chapter 2. When the Basic Principles Don’t Work
    Chapter 3. Interviews With Preschool Children: Two Dynamic Cases
    Chapter 4. Investigating Child Deaths in Foster Care
    Chapter 5. Child Witnesses in Cold Case Homicides
    Chapter 6. Managing Active Children During Interviews
    Chapter 7. Children’s Accuracy in Describing Homicide of a Family Members: Preliminary Research Findings
    Chapter 8. Children Who Witness Domestic Violence
    Chapter 9. Child Abductions: Victims and Witnesses
    Chapter 10: Charley and Sammy: The Quiet Children
    Chapter 11: Grief and Trauma: Counseling Children Who Witness Severe Violence
    Chapter 12. Compassion Fatigue
    Epilogue, References, Recommended Books

  • Contemporary Threat Management


    This book takes readers through the process of threat assessment and threat management from start to finish. The book first looks at intended violence and discusses the paths that all intended violence takes. It follows with identifying individuals of violent intent, evaluating those individuals and the threat they present, investigations and two chapters on managing…

  • Coping with Cross-Examination and Other Pathways to Effective Testimony


    In his latest collection of essays for forensic psychologists, Brodsky offers lessons and advice to mitigate the vulnerability psychologists may feel on the witness stand. More than 50 brief essays teach about the typical techniques attorneys use to challenge experts’ credibility and the basis of their opinions.

    Stanley Brodsky, Ph.D.
    Published in 2004, 249 pages

  • Dark Personalities in the Workplace


    Dark Personalities in the Workplace defines dark personalities, their prevalence in the workplace, and how they are best managed. The book brings together research in psychology and business to both profile these employees and impart best practices for businesses to manage them. Chapters explore narcissism, Machiavellianism, and psychopathy in a work context. Coverage includes common behaviors such as incivility, negative attitudes, counterproductive behavior and escalating to harassment, bullying, violence, and fraud. Practical advice is given on how to avoid hiring dark personalities, avoid promoting dark personalities, and how to perform investigations and interventions with dark personalities. With a background in forensic psychology and industrial/organizational psychology, Cynthia Mathieu provides a researched understanding to these personalities, case studies to better understand them, and practical tools and applied solutions for dealing with them.

    Cynthia Mathieu

  • The Dark Side of Relationship Pursuit: From Attraction to Obsession and Stalking


    Published in 2004, 335 pages
    William R. Cupach and Brian M. Spitzberg

    1. The Evolution of Relationship Intimacy and Intrusion
    2. The Pursuit of Ordinary Relationships
    3. The Topography of Unwanted Pursuit
    4. Explaining Unwanted Pursuit
    5. Managing Unwanted Pursuit
    Appendices, Bibliography, Author Index,Subject Index

  • Does Wednesday mean Mom’s house or Dad’s: Parenting Together While Living Apart


    -Marc Ackerman, Ph.D.
    Published in 1997, 206 pages

    Divorce is tough for everyone involved, but it can be especially devastating for children. Ultimately, how children are affected depends on how parents conduct themselves during this trying time. Dr. Ackerman coaches you on every aspect of the divorce, custody and co-parenting process. You’ll learn how to help your children deal with their feelings about divorce, and handle the changes in their lives. You’ll also get a wealth of practical information on what to expect in the legal process, the ins and outs of various custody arrangements and visitation plans, and how to avoid the pitfalls of parenting from a distance.

    Quotes: “…gives clear, practical guidelines to all parents who are wrestling with the pangs of separation and divorce.” – Lita Linzer Schwartz, Ph.D., ABPP

  • Essentials of Forensic Psychological Assessment, Second Edition


    Published in 2010, 352 pages

    There are various psychological areas that must be addressed when performing forensic assessments. In order to do this properly, professionals need an authoritative source of advice and guidance on how to administer, score and interpret these tests. Written by noted forensic psychologist, Marc Ackerman, Ph.D., Essentials of Forensic Psychological Assessment is the first book to provide forensic psychologists and other mental health professionals involved in court cases with state-of-the-art interpretive and administrative guidelines for the most widely used assessment tools (including the ASPECT, BPS, PCRI, TSI, MPS, MMPI-2 and the WAIS-III).


  • Essentials of the Personality Assessment Inventory


    Written by the Personality Assessment Inventory author, Essentials of PAI Assessment provides the fundamentals of administration and interpretation of the PAI in an easy-to-use format. It also offers more advanced user tips and insights for combining different types of information provided by the test.

    Essentials of PAI Assessment, Leslie C. Morey, 256 pages

  • Evaluation for Risk of Violence in Adults


    Evaluation for Risk of Violence in Adults

    Forensic mental health assessment (FMHA) has grown into a specialization informed by research and professional guidelines. Evaluation for Risk of Violence in Adults is one in a series of works on FMHA.  It synthesizes the important developments in violence risk assessment with adults, particularly over the last two decades.

    2009, 187 pages