Links to Websites


Who should use these websites?

  • Visitors seeking more information.
  • My patients seeking more information
  • Students

MEDICAL

There are many medical websites and some are very good. However, for medical and psychological problems I have the confidence in and rely first on the Mayo Clinic website. Obviously, my 37 years on the Mayo Clinic staff resulted in this recommendation.

PSYCHOLOGICAL DISORDERS AND CONDITIONS, AND INTERVENTIONS

 

  • Depression

           Mayo Clinic

 

National Library of Medicine of the National Institute of Health

 

  • Suicide

 

  • Anxiety/Fears

          Mayo Clinic -- anxiety

 

          Anxiety and Depression Association of America

 

         National Library of Medicine – anxiety

 

 

 

  • Gastric by-pass surgery

 

  • Night eating
  • Calorie burning activities and other related calculators

     

  • Group support programs

       

  • Walking sites 

 

 AD/HD & ADULT ADD

 

 AIR TRAVEL PHOBIA

 

GRIEVING AND BEREAVEMENT

 

PROCRASTINATION TIC-TOC TECHNIQUE

[from BloggerSpot, written by a lay person but he does a nice job]

 

POST-POLIO SYNDROME

 

ORGANIZATIONS FOR INFORMATION AND REFERRALS

 

MY PUBLISHER (An excellent source of an extensive number of the best books for professionals and for the public)

 

STRESS MANAGEMENT

 

 

 

 

 

Public Domain Stress Measures

 

     ASSERTIVENESS

Reduce Stress With Increased Assertiveness

 

Learn Assertive Communication In Five Simple Steps

BOOKS:

Your Perfect Right (9th Edition) [The original and classic book]

 

Assertive Woman books:

 

 SOCIAL SUPPORT

 

TIME USE MANAGEMENT

 

FORGIVENESS

 

 ONLINE QUIZ AND TEST TAKING STRATEGIES

 

 

HISTORY OF PSYCHOLOGY

 

History of Functionalism in Psychology  

            An Academy in Crisis.   

 

Toward a School of It’s Own (Part 1)

 

Toward a School of It's Own (Part 2)  

 

 

The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature by Steven Pinker (2 hours}

 

     Behavior Analysis Organizations,

 

 

SEVERAL PHILOSOPHICAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL HISTORICAL INFLUENCES ON MY PHILOSOPHIES, THERAPEUTIC APPROACHES, AND LIFE (Not in any order)

 

B. F. Skinner

 

Neal Miller

http://study.com/academy/lesson/approach-avoidance-conflict-definition-examples.html

 

Gestalt Psychology

 

Law of Pragnanz and memory, misinformation, memory distortion and eyewitness testimony. 

Eyewitness testimony and memory distortion by CHARLES G. MANNING & ELIZABETH F. LOFTUS

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1468-5884.1996.tb00003.x/pdf

Textbook chapter on Perception (M.Eysenck, 2011) (Scroll down to Chapter 02) http://tandfbis.s3.amazonaws.com/rt-media/pp/common/sample-chapters/9781848720718.pdf

 

Darwin

  • Adaptation is a major stress management and survival strategy.  According to Darwin’s Origin of Species, it is not the most intellectual of the species that survives; it is not the strongest that survives; but the species that survives is the one that is able best to adapt and adjust to the changing environment in which it finds itself. Applying this theoretical concept to us as individuals, we can state that the civilization that is able to survive is the one that is able to adapt to the changing physical, social, political, moral, and spiritual environment in which it finds itself.

I commonly use the anonymous quote:  bloom where you are planted.

http://mentalizacion.com.ar/images/notas/MENTALIZING%20and%20social%20mentalities%20(Liotti).pdf

 

Joseph Wolpe and Exposure Therapies

 

Gerald Patterson’s Social Learning Child Management and Parenting

 

Carl Rogers

  • Affective Neutrality, adapted from Carl Rogers

o   http://www.marksschwartzphd.com/afneut/  

 

  • Empathetic listening and empathetic communications  

o    http://www.analytictech.com/mb119/reflecti.htm      

o    http://www.psychotherapy.net/data/uploads/5110340dadcda.pdf   

 

Aaron T. Beck, Albert Ellis, Rian E. McMullin, and others developing, teaching, and facilitating Cognitive Behavior Therapies

 

Donn Byrne

I was his 9th doctoral student Mark Stephen Schwartz, Ph.D., 1966 involving Effectance Motivation.  He was my primary and best mentor, inspiration, supporter, and facilitator in my career to my Post-doctoral Fellowship at UCLA and then to getting my job at the Mayo Clinic. He wrote letters of recommendation that I never saw but I believe were major influences helping me get those positions.

 

Viktor Frankl

 

Philosophy of “As If” from Hans Vahinger, Alfred Adler, and George A. Kelly

 

William James

 

OTHERS INFLUENCES AND INSPIRATIONS:

 

Heraclitus  

  Focused on change. Everything is constantly changing “becoming”

  Most famous statement (often paraphrased)

  “You could not step twice into the same river ; for other waters are ever flowing on to you.”

  Unity of opposites thus development depends on the tension from the strife of opposites. [Think later of Darwin, Hegel, Nietzsche, Dialectic Behavior Therapy)

 

Democritus

  All events are determined by prior causes. (Think later of John Watson, B.F.Skinner, Sigmund Freud)

 

Pythagoras

  “the wind is blowing, adore the wind” (I think of “Bloom where you are planted.”

  ‘Attempt nothing above thy strength!” (I think  of “Know your limit…ski within it”. Winter Park, CO ski lift sign) 

 

William of Ockham  

  Law of Parsimony – Of two equally plausible explanations, the simplist – usually the one with the fewest assumptions – is preferred.   

 

Sir Francis Bacon

  Birth of Scientific Method

 

Hermann Ebbinghaus

  Effect of practice (# of repetitions) -- more repetitions in original learning à fewer repetitions to relearn

  Overlearning = continued rehearsal beyond mastery à better retained than nonoverlearned

  Effect of time passage on memory -- large initial drop with decreasing losses thereafter

  • Most forgetting in 20 minutes and w/i 24 hrs

  Distributed practice preferred and much better than massed practice

 

Appendix 2: Websites
There are a huge number of websites about phobias. The list below is only a few but probably will be sufficient for you to get the information you want and need. 

  • Mayo Clinic regarding phobias:

o    http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/phobias/basics/definition/con-20023478?DSECTION=all

  • Phobias by http://AllPsych.com :  

o   http://allpsych.com/journal/phobias/

Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapy (ABCT)

o   http://www.abct.org/Information/?m=mInformation&fa=fs_PHOBIA

  • Fact sheet from ABCT:

o   http://www.abct.org/docs/factsheets/PHOBIA.pdf

  • Specific phobias treatment from Therapy Advisor:

o   http://therapyadvisor.com/taDisorder.aspx?disID=8&sm=cc8                                                                                               

  • Specific Phobia by Anxiety Disorders Association of America – ADAA

o   http://www.adaa.org/understanding-anxiety/specific-phobias

o   http://www.adaa.org/understanding-anxiety/specific-phobias/treatment

  • Laughter: 

o   Healing power of laughter:

o   The laughter prescription (old, classic book)

o   Laughter Yoga

o   Laughter Therapy

      https://www.amazon.com/Laughter-Therapy-Increased-     Emotional-Wellbeing/dp/164048048X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1497871244&sr=1-1&keywords=laughter+emotional+wellbeing

     https://www.amazon.com/Healing-Power-Humor-Disappointments-Difficulties/dp/0874775191/ref=sr_1_9?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1497871380&sr=1-9&keywords=laughter+therap