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Films in Psychology DVD and Streaming Video 2013–2014 Quiet Rage 9

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Fiscal Trauma 6



Positive Psychotherapy: Helping People Thrive 4

The Military and PTSD 7

The Five Forces of Counseling and Psychotherapy 5

Applied Psychology About Alexander Street Press Since 2000, Alexander Street Press has published award-winning online collections in text, music, and video. Bringing the principles of librarianship to play, our company produces high-quality resources for scholarly research, teaching, and learning. In 2010, Alexander Street acquired two imprints: Microtraining Associates and Filmakers Library, whose resources appear throughout this catalog. Microtraining, a leading publisher of multicultural and competency-based counselor education resources, has delivered cutting-edge videos and books since 1974. Filmakers Library has distributed unique, issue-focused documentaries for more than forty years and continually acquires high-caliber nonfiction titles for the education community. Together, these imprints offer influential new and best-selling documentaries, seminars, training sessions, and more on a wide variety of psychology topics.

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Narrative Therapy: A Process for a Postmodern World

Difficult Clients, Challenging Situations

Gerald Monk, John Winslade

Kevin Nadal

Dr. John Winslade conducts a counseling session with a client struggling with low self-esteem to respectfully and collaboratively examine the stories that inform and shape his client’s experience. Following the session, Dr. Winslade reflects upon the session with guest Dr. Gerald Monk in the narrative therapy tradition of respect, reflection, and transparency.

This film addresses challenging scenarios that may arise during a counseling session that require a counselor to think quickly and respond appropriately. Vignettes include clients who make racist, sexist, or homophobic remarks in session, clients with inappropriate space boundaries, and mandated clients who refuse to speak. These challenging scenarios are followed by multiple responses that allow viewers to choose their preferred approach or develop their own.

A Microtraining title. 80 min. DVD or three-year streaming: $169. 978-1-4631-1576-0

A Microtraining title. 30 min. DVD or three-year streaming: $149. 978-1-4631-1189-2

Re-membering Conversations: A Postmodern Approach to Death/Grief

Forensics Mental Health Counseling: Dialog and Demonstrations

Lorraine Hedtke, John Winslade In this moving counseling session, the client recalls the importance her deceased mother played in her life and the many ways in which her mother’s legacy contributed—and continues to contribute—to her own identity. Such contributions are resources for identity growth and problem solving. A Microtraining title. 60 min. DVD or three-year streaming: $169. 978-1-4631-1285-1

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Kevin Nadal Often, it is hard for therapists to look past an offender’s crime. However, as a forensic mental health counselor, it is important to view clients as human beings and empower them to reach their full potential, regardless of past offenses. Dr. Kevin Nadal employs humanistic theory to develop rapport and show empathy and unconditional positive regard when counseling a recently released sex offender. Dr. Nadal also demonstrates humanistic client-centered techniques when counseling a survivor of rape. A Microtraining title. 60 min. DVD or three-year streaming: $169. 978-1-4631-1315-5

History of Psychology

Table of Contents New Films 4 Biological Psychology 12 Developmental Psychology Child and Adolescent 16 Adult and Lifespan Development 19 Social Psychology 20 Gender and Sexuality 22 Cultural Psychology 23 Abnormal Psychology Developmental Disorders and Disabilities 27 Sexual Abuse 29 Schizophrenia 30 Mood Disorders 31 Other Disorders 32 Applied Psychology 34 History of Psychology 39

Sigmund Freud: His Offices and Home, Vienna, 1938 Produced by Gene Friedman This film admits viewers to a private world where few were privileged to enter. It centers on the historic photographs of Sigmund Freud taken by Edmund Engelman immediately before Freud fled to England to escape Nazi persecution. At 19 Berggasse in Vienna, Freud created an extraordinary environment that enriched and stimulated him as he conducted his work. On this intriguing tour of the birthplace of psychoanalysis, viewers can witness his famous couch and book-lined study just as his patients and colleagues saw them more than seven decades ago. Narrated by Eli Wallach, this prize-winning film gives a rare, personalized view of one of psychology’s most important figures.

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A Filmakers Library title. 17 min. DVD or three-year streaming: $95. ISBN: 978-1-4631-0799-104

Untangling the Mind: The Legacy of Dr. Heinz Lehmann Produced by Catherine Mullins for Green Lion Productions

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This riveting documentary illustrates Dr. Heinz Lehmann’s transformative impact on the field of psychiatry. After fleeing Nazi Germany in 1937, Lehmann devoted the next sixty years to finding new and more humane treatments for the mentally ill. He went on to develop the first anti-psychotic drug used in North America, successfully introducing the world to the idea that biology plays a role in mental illness. Untangling the Mind is both documentation of Lehmann’s perseverance and humanity and an important historical record incorporating extraordinary archival footage of doctors performing electric shock therapy and lobotomies that demonstrates how far psychiatric medicine has progressed.

Milton H. Erickson, M.D.: Explorer in Hypnosis and Therapy Produced by Jay Haley and Madeleine Richeport This video provides a portrait of the life and work of the world’s foremost authority on medical hypnosis and therapy, Milton H. Erickson, M.D. (1901–1980). It contains rare archival footage of Erickson at work, showcasing his extraordinary ability to heal body and mind through hypnosis. A Filmakers Library title. 56 min. DVD or three-year streaming: $99. 978-1-4631-0652-2

A Filmakers Library title. 54 min. DVD or three-year streaming: $149. 978-1-4631-1049-9

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Persons with Disabilities: Seeking Truth, Busting Myths, and Being an Advocate Robbin Miller In a series of small group discussions taped in a studio setting, three people with disabilities speak passionately from their own personal experiences. Viewers will: • Increase their understanding of negative stereotypes of people with disabilities.

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• Learn how to use proper and respectful language and terminology. • Increase understanding of the psychosocial and physical aspects of sexuality for people with disabilities. The sessions are hosted by Robbin Miller, a licensed mental health counselor in Massachusetts and producer of Miller Chat, who has worked with persons with disabilities as an advocate and counselor since 1996. Were you taught that “wheelchair-bound” was an acceptable term for person in a wheelchair? Three people with disabilities will re-educate viewers and teach them proper terminology when interacting with persons with disabilities. They will also discuss the history behind these derogatory terms.

Video #2: Perceptions, Mythologies, and Stereotypes

Video #3: Sexuality and Disability Part I—Psychosocial Aspects

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Sonya Perduta, RN, draws from her personal and professional experiences to show how society perceives persons with disabilities as asexual and unattractive. She provides an excellent overview of sexual development and sexual expression of people with disabilities. Sonya Perduta discusses how persons with disabilities can engage in sexual expression with their significant others. A Microtraining series. 30 min. each. DVD set: $250. Individual DVDs: $85. Three-year streaming: $85. 978-1-4631-1307-0

Spirituality in Counseling

Gerald Sklare Initial and follow-up interviews show the real case of Kelly, age ten, who is having difficulty concentrating in school following recent accidents and family health problems. Sklare demonstrates his five-step process of setting goals, posing the hypothetical miracle question, rating problem level, identifying successes in handling the problem, and preparing a message to help overcome obstacles to success. The second interview identifies behavior changes and reinforces improvements, an approach that yields considerable behavior changes in a short period of time.

This film teaches students concepts and skills for integrating spirituality into the counseling process. Several professors of religion are interviewed to explain the breadth and depth of spirituality, including its similarities and differences to religion. Dr. Briggs then provides information on the historically significant figures in counseling and spirituality and gives an overview of the spiritual competencies in counseling. The video concludes with two vignettes that allow viewers to observe the implementation of spirituality within the counseling relationship and ends with a moderator’s help to process the sessions and explore the impact and meaning of these therapeutic encounters for the client and clinician alike.

A Microtraining title. 60 min. DVD or three-year streaming: $149. 978-1-4631-1211-0

A Microtraining title. 50 min. DVD or three-year streaming: $169. 978-1-4631-1198-4

The Counseling Intake Process: Culturally Competent Demonstrations and Debriefings

Adlerian Early Recollections: Live Demonstration Including DCT Assessment

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Samuel Gladding, Michele Kielty Briggs

Brent Beam, Craig Woodsmall, Karolyn Sentor

Thomas Sweeney, Jane Meyers

What is the counseling intake process and how can mental health practitioners make it successful for the client? This video begins with a brief lecture on the intake process followed by demonstrations of two distinctive approaches to the session. First, Brent Beam works with a Trinidadian female who is experiencing sleep issues and feelings of discontentment in her work and romantic relationships. Second, Karolyn Sentor conducts an intake session with an Asian American male who has recently relocated to a new city and is grappling with issues of loneliness and loss of connection with family.

Building on the images, emotions, and expectations embedded in an early recollection, the client explores another situation when similar feelings were associated. From these two seemingly unrelated events, a life rule is derived, helping the client and counselor quickly assess the problem and its cognitive and emotional origin. A Microtraining title. 45 min. DVD or three-year streaming: $109. 978-1-4631-1341-4

NEW! Psychology Experiments Online This collection pairs 75 hours of audio and video recordings of quintessential experiments in psychology with 40,000 pages of primary-source documents. It’s packed with exclusive and hardto-find materials, including notes from experiment participants, journal articles, books, field notes, final reports, and more, in topics from obedience to authority and conformity to operant conditioning.

The Video Journal of Counseling and Therapy— a newly released, definitive streaming video collection of the latest in research and best practice methods in the fields of counseling, mental health, and psychology captured during presentations at some of the field’s leading conferences and events.

Video #4: Sexuality and Disability Part II—Physical Aspects

Solution-focused Brief Counseling: Two Actual Interviews with a Child

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Society often perceives perceive people with disabilities as asexual and non-social. Is this really true? This DVD reviews various perceptions, mythologies, and stereotypes describing persons with disabilities and teaches new ways of learning positive images of persons with disabilities.

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Counseling and Therapy in Video: Volume I— Contains more than four hundred hours of highquality training videos, reenactments, and footage of actual therapy sessions conducted by renowned counselors, psychiatrists, psychologists, and social workers. Counseling and Therapy in Video: Volume II— The second collection builds on the foundation laid by Volume I and moves into emerging areas such as neuroscience, evidence based treatment, narrative therapy, social construction, and art therapy. Counseling and Therapy in Video: Volume III The collection traces the evolution of the counseling field by incorporating classic films from the “giants” of counseling along with films in emerging areas, including mindfulness and cyberbullying, and will grow to more than 300 hours of content.

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A Microtraining title. 100 min. DVD or three-year streaming: $169. 978-1-4631-1194-6

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Jungian Play Therapy and Sandplay with Children: Myth, Mandala, and Meaning New Eric J. Green Jungian Play Therapy and Sandplay with Children delivers an overview of play therapy from the Jungian—or analytical— perspective and instructs how to incorporate sand play with children into clinical practice. The video details the need for practitioners to develop a “safe and protected space” to allow children to individuate, becoming whole psychological individuals. Dr. Green demonstrates two primary techniques for strengthening children’s emotional connections: modeling a symbolic attitude and executing well-timed verbal interpretations. He then discusses key terms and constructs, and illustrates microcounseling concepts directly related to Jungian play therapy. In the first case demonstration an adolescent creates mandalas and uses expressive art therapy techniques to share her emerging personality and internal feelings. In the second demonstration, an elementary school-aged child freely creates a fairy tale through sand play, illustrating the archetypal symbols and myth that correlates to her current psychological development. Through non-judgmental support and a caring therapeutic relationship, a child’s psyche produces the symbols toward self-healing.

Four Approaches to Counseling One Client: Medical, Intrapsychic, Multicultural, and Social Justice Counseling Models Manivong J. Ratts Four counselors work with the same client, an individual with a multiplicity of identities and issues. Demonstrated models are medical (bio), intrapsychic (bio-psycho), multicultural (bio-psycho-social), and social justice (biopsycho-social-advocacy). An analysis of each model is provided along with its strengths and limitations. Experts also provide a description of the social justice counseling model, which explores how biological, psychological, and sociological factors influence client problems and the relevance of advocacy in counseling. A Microtraining title. 120 min. DVD or three-year streaming: $169. 978-1-4631-1188-5

A Microtraining title. 80 min. DVD or three-year streaming: $169. 978-1-4631-1783-2

Positive Psychotherapy: Helping People Thrive New Russ Curtis and Katie Goetz This film demonstrates the practical application of positive psychotherapy strategies in individual counseling and clinical supervision. It is comprised of an introduction to positive psychotherapy and its benefits followed by eight individual counseling vignettes. Vignettes demonstrate positive psychotherapy strategies, including forgiveness, flow, optimism, finding meaning, savoring, gratitude, satisficing (satisfying and sufficing), and strengths-based clinical supervision. A Microtraining title. 60 min. DVD or three-year streaming: $169. 978-1-4631-1719-1

Exploring Cyberbullying in the 21st Century: New What Every Counselor Needs to Know, and What Young People Really Think!

Trauma-Informed Child Centered Play New Therapy: Overview and Demonstrations

Joshua Taylor

This video integrates cutting edge children’s mental health information with demonstrations and vignettes of trauma-informed child centered play therapy (TICCPT). After viewing this video, viewers will be able to: • Synthesize the neurophysiological and psychological impact of trauma on children. • Identify trauma-informed principles for working with children. • Describe and demonstrate TICCPT for establishing safety, facilitating a restorative retelling of the trauma narrative, and promoting healthy connections with family and community.

Cyberbullying affects young people of all demographics and walks of life. This video teaches counselors how to reach out to these young people and connect with them to begin the healing process. Inspiring stories from young victims of cyberbullying along with practical strategies for connecting effectively with these clients will help prepare counselors to become effective and sensitive supervisors and mentors. A Microtraining title. 40 min. DVD or three-year streaming: $149. 978-1-4631-1649-1

Finding the Skill’ionaire in Every Person: New A Conversation Map to Enhance Social and Emotional Skills with Children and Adolescents Marie-Nathalie Beaudoin Based on the popular book The Skill’ionaire in Every Child, this film examines thought-provoking conversational practices to bring forth, develop, and strengthen adult and children’s skills. Dr. Beaudoin works with a female client struggling with anxiety over her workload and a young Asian American woman dealing with strict family cultural expectations. A Microtraining title. 60 min. DVD or three-year streaming: $169. 978-1-4631-1650-7

Narrative Therapy: Practice Exercises for Developing Counseling Skills

Narrative Mediation: A Story of Two Sisters & One Will

John Winslade, Lorraine Hedtke

John Winslade

In this two-part series, Dr. John Winslade and Dr. Lorraine Hedtke demonstrate key aspects of counseling conversations. Part I: Developing Curiosity: In three engaging vignettes, the authors start each conversation with a simple phrase. Viewers will be fascinated by how these seemingly simple prompts build a generative conversation that connects with a person’s cherished identity story. Part II: Externalizing and Decision-making: Externalizing, an essential component to narrative therapy, is founded on the belief that, “the person is not the problem; the problem is the problem.” In the externalizing conversation, Donna struggles with tardiness. In the decision-making conversation, Lorena struggles with whether to stay with her girlfriend despite her family’s disapproval.

Dr. Winslade works with two sisters to re-author a relationship story that has been in conflict over their mother’s disputed will. A conversation based on the principles of narrative mediation ensues. In the context of their preferred relationship story, the sisters address and resolve the issues that have threatened to tear them apart. Compelling, fascinating, and authentic, this film is an excellent example of narrative therapy. Subtitles emphasize major points and provide clarity.

A Microtraining title. 120 min. DVD or three-year streaming: $189. 978-1-4631-1279-0

Stuart Chen-Hayes, Ketrin Saud Maxwell, Deryl Bailey

Jennifer Baggerly

A Microtraining title. 75 min. DVD or three-year streaming: $169. 978-1-4631-1675-0

Play Therapy Supervision: Basics and New Demonstrations from a Child-centered Theoretical Model Dee Ray Dr. Ray outlines the basic principles of supervision in play therapy, then provides a demonstration of how to effectively supervise five graduate students, all of whom are at different stages of experience, worldview, and perception of counseling. In each demonstration, Dr. Ray describes the student’s present stage and demonstrates the most effective supervision approach for that stage using a child-centered play therapy theoretical model. A Microtraining title. 90 min. DVD or three-year streaming: $169. 978-1-4631-1648-4

Introduction to Motivational Interviewing James Rogers, Ian Schere Motivational interviewing (MI) is a collaborative, person-centered conversation to elicit and strengthen motivation for change while addressing issues of ambivalence to change. It is an evidence-based practice with a high rate of positive effect. This film reviews the “spirit of MI,” MI principles, OARS, rolling with resistance, and eliciting change talk. It guides viewers through each aspect of MI and provides clinical demonstrations throughout. The authors work with Connor, an adolescent male trying to quit smoking; Ray, a Latino adult male struggling with a major life decision; and Rochelle, an African American young woman mandated to treatment after a DUI. A Microtraining title. 60 min. DVD or three-year streaming: $169. 978-1-4631-1173-1

Narrative Mediation with Couples Gerald Monk A divorcing couple comes to Dr. Monk to negotiate a custody arrangement for their five-year-old son. The mother is concerned about the father’s parenting skills given his recent affair and drug experimentation, and lacks trust that he will be a responsible parent to their son. Dr. Monk skillfully uses narrative mediation in their mediation session with techniques including understanding the problem-saturated story, externalizing, mapping the effects, scaling questions, scaffolding the alternative story, and more.

A Microtraining title. 50 min. DVD or three-year streaming: $169. 978-1-4631-1210-3

Equity-focused School Counseling: Ensuring Career and College Readiness for Every Student Today’s school counselors need to be change agents for equity. As collaborators, advocates, leaders, and culturally competent counselors and program coordinators, they can use technology and data to help close achievement and opportunity gaps in K-12 schools. This video demonstrates transformative school counseling skills using the equity-focused vision of school counseling. Multiple skill-building vignettes feature a diverse range of K-12 students, school counselors, parents, teachers, and principals who demonstrate key skills and competencies to ensure every K-12 student has access to career and college readiness competencies through school counseling programs. A Microtraining title. 75 min. DVD or three-year streaming: $169. 978-1-4631-1202-8

Stress Management: Understanding and Treatment Edna Brinkley How can therapists best work with clients who present with stress? This film will provide information, techniques, and handouts viewers can immediately use with clients. Dr. Brinkley works with four clients of multi-ethnic backgrounds providing a demonstration and discussion of: • How stress, particularly chronic stress, affects the body. • How to identify clients, including unique sources and symptoms of stress. • Lifestyle strategies for stress reduction. • How to create a shared frame of reference about stress. A Microtraining title. 90 min. DVD or three-year streaming: $169. 978-1-4631-1292-9

A Microtraining title. 120 min. DVD or three-year streaming: $169. 978-1-4631-1182-3

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Suicide Assessment and Prevention Best Seller

The Five Forces of Counseling and Psychotherapy: A Two-part Video Series New

John Westefeld

Manivong J. Ratts Dr. Westefeld shares his life’s work and research on suicide prevention in a format that shows information key to counseling and clinical practices. Viewers will: • Receive the latest data concerning suicide and prevention. • Learn how to access suicidal risk. • Learn how to conduct a suicide intervention, including suicide prevention education programs, counseling with a suicidal person, and the major components of suicide post-intervention. • View a therapist working with a suicidal client around the issues of assessing risk in conjunction with developing a “no harm” contract.

In any counseling or psychology program, classes in theory are arguably some of the most important and relevant courses of study. Lessons in theoretical insight provide the foundation needed to understand the dynamics of human behavior and choose the therapeutic approach most appropriate to specific clients and situations. Counseling and psychology theories are often grouped into five key approaches, known as the “Five Forces.” This video collection helps effectively link theory to practice by offering demonstrations that deconstruct these key theories. Each force is presented in two parts. Part I provides interviews with leading scholars and experts of each counseling force. These interviews discuss each theory’s past evolution, conceptualization of client problem, role for the counselor, key techniques, and future directions. Part II shows counseling sessions with the same client from an expert in each force and concludes with a debriefing session.

A Microtraining title. 50 min. DVD or three-year streaming: $169. 978-1-4631-1199-1

Family Therapy: Universal and Unique Approaches to Solving Problems

Mindfulness in Counseling

Samuel Gladding Through a series of entertaining and instructional role plays, Dr. Gladding reviews several universals of family treatment approaches, such as types of communication patterns, rules, and feedback. He describes additional concepts including homeostasis, secondary change, and developmental aspects of a problem, then demonstrates effective use of these techniques to treat a multigenerational family. Stimulating and enlightening, this film is ideal for classes in family therapy and is a creative resource that allows beginning graduate and advanced undergraduate students to see multiple aspects of how to work clinically with families to achieve therapeutic results.

Mindfulness is a rapidly expanding area of psychotherapy practice, but is often taught in formal group settings. Although these groups may be ideal for learning mindfulness practice, clients’ attendance may be limited by issues of accessibility, time, finances, and discomfort or disinterest in group settings. In this film, Dr. Diane Gehart demonstrates how to teach basic mindfulness breath meditation in a one-on-one therapy session. When teaching mindfulness individually or with couples and families, therapists must find a way to connect with the client’s needs and motivations and determine the practical issues of when and how to practice. This film offers viewers a practical approach to collaboratively integrating mindfulness into everyday clinical practice.

A Microtraining title. 60 min. DVD or three-year streaming: $169. 978-1-4631-1569-2

A Microtraining title. 45 min. DVD or three-year streaming: $169. 978-1-4631-1543-2

Basic Influencing Skills Best Seller

Collaborative Helping: A Practice Framework for Family-centered Services

Allen Ivey, Mary Bradford Ivey, Norma Gluckstern-Packard, Kent Butler, Carlos Zalaquett This new series offers relevant and important classroom options that allow students to observe the specifics of influencing skills in reality-based demonstrations that include subscripts and discussion questions. Through case studies with a diverse range of subjects, the Basic Influencing Skills DVD includes demonstrations focusing on: • Listening skills. Bradford Ivey demonstrates the danger of poor listening skills, then contrasts this with a positive example illustrating an open style for eliciting the client’s story with a focus on multicultural sensitivity. • Integration of skills. Ivey works with a Cuban American woman who has experienced discrimination to help her progress into an action stance. • Confrontation. Gluckstern-Packard shows how to challenge a difficult client through the skills of listening and confrontation.

Diane Gehart

William Madsen This film introduces the integrated practice framework of Collaborative Helping, which draws from cutting edge ideas and practices in family therapy, community/ organizational development, and postmodern thinking while applying them in a concrete and accessible fashion. It offers a flexible map to help practitioners operationalize family-centered principles in their practices in order to help individuals and families envision their desired lives, address long-standing problems, and develop proactive coping strategies in the context of their local communities. Dr. Madsen outlines the fundamentals of Collaborative Helping and then demonstrates the framework’s use in both a clinical situation and a supervisory situation with live consultations.

• First Force: Psychoanalytic—Featuring Robert Janes, Ken King, and Susan Radant, with a counseling session with therapist Sheri Hunt. • Second Force: Cognitive Behavioral—Featuring Sam Song, with therapist Katherine Nordell conducting the counseling session. • Third Force: Existential-Humanistic—With Mark Scholl and Steven Schuetz. • Fourth Force: Multicultural—Overviewed by Patricia Arredondo, Allen E. Ivey, Thomas Parham, and Cirecie West-Olatunji, with a demonstration by Agnes Kwong. • Fifth Force: Social Justice—With Hugh Crethar, Judy Lewis, Rebecca Toporek, and a demonstration by A. Michal Hutchins. A Microtraining title. Approx. 50 min. each. Individual DVDs or three-year streaming: $169. Series: $750. 978-1-4631-1651-4

Feedback Informed Treatment New Scott D. Miller, Julie Tilsen Feedback informed treatment (FIT) is a pan-theoretical approach for evaluating and improving the quality and effectiveness of behavioral health services. FIT dramatically improves both retention and outcome of behavioral health services. The approach involves routinely and formally soliciting feedback from clients regarding the therapeutic alliance and outcome of care, and using the resulting information to inform and tailor service delivery. In this video, Dr. Miller and Dr. Tilsen describe and demonstrate how clinicians can integrate the principles and practices of FIT into their work regardless of theoretical orientation or professional discipline. They provide an overview discussion of FIT and then demonstrate how to use it with three different clients: a client with serious and persistent mental illness, a mandated client, and a mother/daughter duo seeking help with relationship issues. A Microtraining title. 120 min. DVD or three-year streaming: $169. 978-1-4631-1168-7

Testimony Therapy: Working with African American Couples in Crisis New Makungu Akinyela This video introduces students to a discursive approach to therapy called Testimony Therapy. Developed by Dr. Makungu Akinyela, it is an Afrocentric system of therapy grounded in the experiences, history, and cultural knowledge of the African American community. The therapy has a special focus on interview questions called the four healing questions. This film shares basic theoretical principals of testimony work and the significance of the four healing questions. It also delivers a demonstration of testimony therapy and the healing questions in the first session with a couple seeking help. While specific in its cultural grounding, testimony therapy is universal in its applications A Microtraining title. 60 min. DVD or three-year streaming: $169. 978-1-4631-1720-7

A Microtraining title. 120 min. DVD or three-year streaming: $169. 978-1-4631-1169-4

• Other principles, including focusing, reflection of meaning, reframing/ interpretation, feedback/self-disclosure, logical consequences, assessing client change, and directives/psychoeducation. A Microtraining title. 150 min. DVD or three-year streaming: $299. 978-1-4631-1278-3

Healing Historical Trauma: Transforming New Narratives of Shame and Subjugation

iYouth: Pop Culture, Kids, and Counseling New

David Anderson Hooker

In this engaging and provocative discussion, Dr. Tilsen and Dr. Nylund discuss the clinical use of cultural studies and methodologies as a way to engage youth in productive, meaningful, and meaning-making conversations about the influence of popular culture in their lives. Taking a “both/and” approach, they discuss ways to engage youth around the problematic and productive potential of pop culture images and texts. In an application of cultural studies methodologies, Dr. Tilsen and Dr. Nylund meet with a group of youth to explore their relationships with pop culture. Together, they discuss ways in which the youth critically engage with the messages they are exposed to, make decisions about what they consume, and construct their identities through pop culture texts.

Even when a situation that originally produced trauma is no longer present, there are institutions, relational patterns, and internalized ways of thinking that maintain the trauma producing and power wounding effects, almost as forcefully as the original context. This video helps therapists and community workers understand the mechanisms that produce the multigenerational transmission of trauma patterns and also introduces practices that can be used to identify and interrupt the transmission patterns. Dr. David Anderson Hooker shares insights developed from years of working with communities that wrestle with these issues. A Microtraining title. 60 min. DVD or three-year streaming: $169. 978-1-4631-1550-0

Julie Tilsen, David Nylund

A Microtraining title. 60 min. DVD or three-year streaming: $169. 978-1-4631-1529-6

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Microaggressions: The New Face of Discrimination New Kevin Nadal, David Rivera, Nicole Watkins

Facing Forward: A Charter School for At-risk Youth A film by Laura Paglin In Cleveland, where only one in twenty African American males graduates from high school, a new charter middle school, E Prep, is one of a wave of organizations championing the “old school” values of hard work, discipline, and respect for authority. Here viewers meet Tyree, a charismatic but troubled twelve-year-old, who struggles with his sexual identity. Endowed with a quick mind and vivid imagination, he is also plagued with a temper that leads to outbursts of anger and clashes with his teachers. His mother’s initial enthusiasm for the school vanishes as their complaints about his behavior mount. After transferring to a chaotic and undisciplined public school and finding little success there, Tyree is readmitted to E Prep, but has trouble focusing and is victimized because fellow students suspect he is gay. Despite graduating eighth grade, Tyree’s life remains in limbo as he begins to attend a low performing high school. This award-winning film asks the question, can a school with high expectations overcome the negativity of an inner city community?

First coined by American psychiatrist Chester Pierce, microaggressions are often described as, “brief and commonplace daily verbal, behavioral, or environmental indignities, whether intentional or unintentional, that communicate hostile, derogatory, or negative racial slights and insults toward people of other races.” This powerful video provides 20 examples of microaggressions in everyday life. These include microaggressions based on race, disability, gender and gender identity, sexual orientation, and religion. Several scenarios show how the intersections of multiple identities influence the types of microaggressions experienced. Dr. Nadal, Dr. Rivera, and Dr. Watkins engage in dialogue surrounding these microaggressions to better help viewers understand the complexity of these types of situations, as well as the difficulty in addressing these forms of subtle discrimination when they occur. They provide clinical insights and personal reactions to each scenario, as well as the multiple ways that people may feel or react to these microaggressions when they occur. A Microtraining title. 75 min. DVD or three-year streaming: $169. 978-1-4631-1548-7

Fiscal Trauma New

A Filmakers Library title. 67 min. DVD: $295. Three-year streaming: $199. ISBN: 978-1-4631-1191-5

Basic Attending Skills Best Seller

Vanessa Jackson How can therapists deal with the depression, anxiety, grief, despair, and rage of clients who have had their financial dreams destroyed? What is the best way to support and encourage clients to transform financial disasters into new and empowering relationships with money and people? This video explores the concept of fiscal trauma—how it is created, what maintains it—and explore strategies for supporting clients in re-scripting shame-based money stories and moving toward authentic financial freedom. Ms. Jackson meets with Alyssa and demonstrates ways of collaborating with clients to develop new relationships with financial ways of being.

Allen Ivey, Mary Bradford Ivey, Norma Gluckstern-Packard, and Azara Santiago Rivera Designed for all courses focusing on skills, counseling theories, and multicultural issues, students will be able to complete an entire session using only listening skills. Subtitled live demonstrations of real issues identify specific skills and enable students to recognize interview behavior, practice skills in small groups, and generalize skills to the actual interview. Multicultural issues are infused throughout. Topics discussed in the Basic Attending Skills demonstrations include: • Attending behavior and positive asset search • Questions • Encouraging and paraphrasing • Stimulus vignettes to identify emotions • Reflection of feeling • Summarization • Conducting a full interview using only listening skills.

A Microtraining title. 60 min. DVD or three-year streaming: $169. 978-1-4631-1542-5

Diving Deep and Resurfacing: Feminist New Therapy with African American Women Struggling with Depression Vanessa Jackson Vanessa Jackson utilizes metaphors of “diving deep” and “resurfacing” to allow a process of both acknowledging expressions of sadness and grief and reconnecting with a client’s hopes and dreams. She explores the history and culture of depression with African American women as well as historical underpinnings of mental health treatment of African American woman, in a way that heals and inspires both practitioners and clients. Vanessa demonstrates her approach in a session with a young woman who struggles with depression while managing prejudice in the workplace as well as a family history of repressing emotions. A Microtraining title. 60 min. DVD or three-year streaming: $169. 978-1-4631-1721-4

Restorative Justice in School and Community New Settings David Anderson Hooker Schools, communities, and justice systems in the US and internationally are increasingly turning to restorative justice as an alternative to a traditional punitive approach. Restorative justice recognizes the healing and restorative power of community and works to increase understanding of the impact of actions. David Anderson Hooker provides an introduction to restorative justice, including its goals, pillars, principles, and practices. A demonstration of restorative justice—as it applies to a high school with escalated student conflict—shows a community coming together for healing, responsibility, and forgiveness.

Relational Ethics New Sheila McNamee, Peggy Sax This conversation between social constructionist Sheila McNamee and narrative therapist Peggy Sax explores the subtlety of ethics in a relational context and examines the nuance of working in a small community setting. Operating with a postmodern sensibility—embracing uncertainty over certainty, continual change over stability, and local/ historical/cultural contingencies over universal laws— allows counselors to determine whether a new focus of attention is required for ethical practice. A Microtraining title. 60 min. DVD or three-year streaming: $108. 978-1-4631-1545-6

Narrative Therapy for Eating Disorders New Ali Borden How do counselors remain collaborative while working with anorexia and bulimia? Making local knowledge more visible, and moving away from generalized dominant stories about people with eating disorders, this conversation moves beyond distinctions of diagnosis to ways of being and speaking that bring forth the client’s experience. Ali Borden meets with several women who have had life-threatening struggles with anorexia and bulimia. She models ways of privileging a client’s knowledge, ideas, and resources, noting that confrontation does not produce change. She then discusses with Larry Zucker narrative approaches to anorexia and bulimia and clinicians’ fears and responsibility.

A Microtraining title. 190 min. DVD or three-year streaming: $299. 978-1-4631-1313-1

Crisis Counseling: The ABC Model Best Seller Kristi Kanel Dr. Kristi Kanel provides effective approaches to crisis by reviewing the history of crisis counseling and providing a brief background of crisis theory. She also defines crisis and offers her general formula for overcoming crisis states. Dr. Kanel counsels two clients, one a rape survivor, and one a veteran of Iraq who has just returned from service. In both sessions, Dr. Kanel demonstrates the ABC Model of Crisis Intervention which includes: A: Developing and maintaining rapport, including use of basic attending skills, paraphrasing, and reflection of feeling. B: Identifying the nature of the crisis and altering cognitions, including identifying aspects of the crisis state, medical issues, altering cognitions, and support and validation. C: Coping, which includes resolution, referral, and support groups. A debriefing session follows each counseling session. A Microtraining title. 70 min. DVD or three-year streaming: $169. 978-1-4631-1204-2

A Microtraining title. 60 min. DVD or three-year streaming: $169. 978-1-4631-1668-2

A Microtraining title. 60 min. DVD or three-year streaming: $169. 978-1-4631-1740-5

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Applied Psychology

New Counseling Titles

Jay Haley Therapy Videos

Now Available

See master therapy teacher Jay Haley in action! Considered one of the founders of family therapy, this live training video collection, produced by filmmaker Madeline Richeport-Haley, shows actual training group cases as they progress from week to week. Viewers can see case presentations by the trainees and Haley as he plans interviews with them, provides directives during live supervision, and debriefs with the group.

Principles of Counseling and Psychotherapy: The Essential Domains and Non-linear Thinking of New Master Practitioners Paul Peluso What are the secrets to successful therapy used by the “masters”? First, they think differently. Second, they operate using seven domains that are universal to all effective therapy, regardless of their theoretical orientation. This video presents, often humorously, information on successful nonlinear thinking and an overview of the seven domains. It then shows masters at work, including Steven Hayes, Marsha Linehan, Jon Carlson, Judith Beck, Francine Shapiro, Sue Johnson, Scott Miller, Steve Andreas, and William Glasser. Their widely varied theoretical approaches will be beneficial, practical, and entertaining to all current and aspiring counselors.

How Many Clients Are There in One Body? A trainee seeing her first case learns to how to diagnose a Brazilian woman whose pathology is expressed in cultural beliefs. Practical rather than cultural considerations are emphasized while working with the patient, who lives in an abuse shelter.

A Microtraining title. 75 min. DVD or three-year streaming: $169. 978-1-4631-1653-8

45 min. DVD: $169. 978-1-4631-1180-9

Changing a Violent Family A family under court order is assigned multiple helpers who must reach a consensus about how best to work with the family. Techniques are strategic with special emphasis on motivating the family to change and using paradox to make it happen.

The Military and PTSD: Counseling a Couple in Crisis New

43 min. DVD: $169. 978-1-4631-1177-9

Joshua Taylor Increasingly, veterans are surviving the wounds of combat, facing multiple deployments in combat zones, and returning home with PTSD. This video series will help identify the unique issues that our veterans face, particularly the challenges of returning home and adjusting to life outside of the military. Dr. Joshua Taylor, himself a veteran, explores the causes, symptoms, and treatments of PTSD. He meets with an Asian American couple who is caught off-guard by the significant marital difficulties resulting from the husband’s multiple deployments and recurring traumas. The film provides practical solutions to working with a military family and illustrates ways to break down the barriers that veterans have to seeking help.

Unbalancing a Couple A therapist who has been taught to remain neutral with a couple learns how to take sides. The film emphasizes the couple’s rules of communication, which are difficult to change without therapist intervention. 30 min. DVD: $169. 978-1-4631-1181-6

A Positive Approach with a Psychotic Couple A young couple has been in therapy and in and out of the hospital for years after the husband was diagnosed as schizophrenic and the wife with schizo-affective disorder. Both are on permanent disability and considered incurable. Using the theories of Sullivan and Don Jackson, Haley recommends that the therapist treat the clients solely for their issues of social situation despite past extreme behavior and suicide threats. The consultation illustrates one way to make a fresh start with a chronic case.

A Microtraining title. 60 min. DVD or three-year streaming: $169. 978-1-4631-1665-1

Counseling Military Families: Deployment, New Co-Morbidity, and PTSD

Compulsory Therapy: A Case of Violence

Joshua Taylor

Vanessa Jackson

The film centers on two high school brothers from an ethnic minority group who are sentenced to probation and therapy for using violence against a student who calls them by a racial slur. Haley’s directive involves bringing the family together to assure violence will not be a repeat occurrence. Cultural patterns are highlighted in such a way that viewers can understand the damage that may have been caused had this case been handled inappropriately.

Dr. Taylor meets with a military family—including the father, stepmother, teenage sister, and teenage brother—in conflict. He navigates the complex and multiple stressors that create conflict, miscommunication, and dysfunction within this blended family.

Sand Tray Counseling with Veterans and Their New Families

In this provocative and compelling video, Vanessa Jackson demonstrates how power complicates the process of assessment and diagnosis. She shares her views on why understanding and changing the power dynamics that impact us is the only way for individuals and societies to authentically heal. In a therapy session with a woman coping with her teenage son’s arrest, Ms. Jackson skillfully facilitates a dialogue to show the client an understanding and acknowledgement of the ways she had been affected by power and powerlessness, and how this awareness can help her cope with her present day pressures.

Kristi Kanel, Sheila McCabe

A Microtraining title. 60 min. DVD or three-year streaming: $149. 978-1-4631-1549-4

This film demonstrates the use of sand tray therapy with a female veteran who has survived sexual assault, then with a couple, a veteran of the Persian Gulf War and his wife. It demonstrates how this approach can be effective in treating military service-related PTSD and depression, and explains how the cognitive, emotional, and neurobiological components of trauma can be addressed in this nontraditional format.

Three Approaches to Counseling a Couple: New Solution-focused, Emotionally-focused, and Somatic Experiencing

A Microtraining title. 60 min. DVD or three-year streaming: $169. 978-1-4631-1666-8

35 min. DVD: $169. 978-1-4631-1174-8

The Boy Who Can’t Stop Fighting An African American boy with repeated violent tendencies is sent from school to school, therapist to therapist, group to group. After the child again becomes violent, the therapist who has been seeing him for a year brings him in for a consultation, in which a paradoxical approach is used to improve his behavior. 45 min. DVD: $169. 978-1-4631-1179-3

Brief Strategic Therapy with Couples This training film illustrates therapy techniques that can be used with married couples in distress. Marital relations can be defined in terms of a comprehensive set of rules that governs a couple’s interactions, ranging from small issues to major crises. Troubled marriages are often composed of rules that can cause the couple distress and rarely change with insight. The therapy presented focuses on the problem sequences and uses directives to change them, particularly through the use of paradox. 50 min. DVD: $169. 978-1-4631-1178-6

Family Therapy at a Distance: A Case of Depression A Middle Eastern student living in the United States shows signs of depression. The therapist uses a directive approach, instructing the student to write a letter to his father living in the Middle East. The session illustrates the parallels between therapy and supervision. 55 min. DVD: $169. 978-1-4631-1175-5

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Transforming Powerlessness into Power: New Practical Counseling Skills for Building Hope

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A Microtraining title. 90 min. DVD or three-year streaming: $169. 978-1-4631-1667-5

Neighborly Ways of Being: Social Healing New through Therapeutic Conversations Peggy Sax “Neighborly Ways of Being” is Peggy Sax’s name for her work with clients to restore meaning and purpose while transforming painful experiences. She describes the approach as, “guided by the belief that therapeutic conversations can strengthen social connectedness within the family, as well as in naturally occurring communities.” This video explores her work within her community and her approach to crisis.

Ed Hamann, Holly Nickels, Shawn Parmanand Three different therapists counsel a biracial couple using three different theoretical models: solution-focused, emotionally-focused, and somatic experiencing. The couple presents with complex issues of work-related stress; the wife struggles with her husband’s busy schedule and worries about its effects on their family life. Witness professionals skillfully demonstrate these theories as they provide counseling to help mitigate these issues. A Microtraining title. 120 min. DVD or three-year streaming: $169. 978-1-4631-1652-1

A Microtraining title. 60 min. DVD or three-year streaming: $108. 978-1-4631-1544-9


New Counseling Titles

Abnormal Psychology: Other Disorders

Counseling Transgender Clients: Three Demonstrations New Kevin Nadal In the fifth edition of the Diagnostic Statistical Manual of Psychiatric Disorders, the term “gender identity disorder” is replaced with “gender dysphoria,” signifying that individuals who identify as transgender should no longer be viewed as disordered. Because of this, it is important for counselors and clinicians to become culturally competent in working with transgender and gender-nonconforming people. In this video, Dr. Nadal uses diverse approaches to work with three clients: (1) Jude, a Latino FTM (female-to-male) transgender person who describes experiences with microaggressions in the workplace; (2) Ray, a white gender non-conforming person who discusses difficulties finding acceptance at home; and (3) Morena, a Filipina MTF (male-to-female) transgender woman, who shares difficulties with dating and people’s reactions to her transgender status. A Microtraining title. 90 min. DVD or three-year streaming: $169. 978-1-4631-1722-1

Queer Theory 2 New Cybersex Addiction Best Seller

Counseling the Antisocial Client: Working with Resistance and Denial

Directed by Melanie Wood In North America alone, more than eight million people spend more than eleven hours each week pursuing online sex. This startling documentary reveals how the Internet has removed much of the human contact from sex and contributed to a growing alienation in the area of human sexuality. Cybersex Addiction profiles people who find virtual encounters more liberating and exciting than those with “real” people. Many of the subjects quickly find themselves addicted, often at the expense of their day-to-day lives and relationships. The film examines emergent research on the growing topic of cybersex addiction, and serves a unique resource for those interested in psychology, human sexuality, and sociology.

Norma Gluckstern-Packard

“Highly Recommended. Takes a serious look at the internet’s profound effect on human sexuality.” –Educational Media Reviews Online

A Microtraining title. 60 min. DVD or three-year streaming: $149. 978-1-4631-1296-7

A Filmakers Library title. 57 min. DVD: $225. Three-year streaming: $199. 978-1-4631-0725-3

Julie Tilsen, David Nylund

Secret Fears: Phobias

A Microtraining title. 60 min. DVD or three-year streaming: $169. 978-1-4631-1530-2

A Filmakers Library title. 47 min. DVD or three-year streaming: $149. 978-1-4631-0865-6

Produced by Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Secret Fears: Phobias takes a compassionate look at the wide variety of people who suffer from phobias and anxiety disorders, and illustrates the therapeutic strides being made to help patients conquer their fears. Through footage of therapy sessions and discussions with professionals, viewers get an up-close look at phobia treatment techniques, including exposure therapy. The film also features research on early identification of individuals with anxiety disorders, and on the treatments that are helping patients with post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, and other anxiety disorders lead more comfortable and productive lives.

Slender Existence A film by Laura Murray

John Arden Recent advances in the neurosciences have increased our knowledge of how and why people change. Brainbased therapy synthesizes neuroscience, evidence-based treatment, and attachment theory into a hybrid therapeutic model. Using this model, Arden demonstrates treatment strategies for an African American woman who presents with anxiety. Viewers will develop a new way of conceptualizing the therapeutic process and move beyond the traditional theoretical school approach. A Microtraining title. 60 min. DVD or three-year streaming: $169. 978-1-4631-1672-9

Brain-based Therapy for Adolescents New

Future Focus on the Needs of Transgenders New

John Arden

Phyllis Randolph Frye

Relying on research in developmental neurobiology, neuroscience, temperament, and attachment studies as well as evidence-based psychotherapeutic practices, Brain-based Therapy for Adolescents addresses the importance of understanding how the brain develops and functions during the actual work of child and adolescent psychotherapy. It offers tips on helping children and adolescents reregulate such neurodynamically important processes as sleep and the mind-body relationship. Arden works with a teenage boy struggling with social anxiety; he uses his knowledge of the brain to skillfully help the teen understand his emotions and the way the brain works.

Phyllis Randolph Frye is the first openly transgender judge in the United States. She offers various ideas on such topics as what restroom to use, the legality of marriages, dealing with probation officers if convicted of a crime, whether or not surgery is necessary, and how to advise nursing home clients in the care of transgender elderly. A Microtraining title. 60 min. DVD or three-year streaming: $109. 978-1-4631-1743-6

Borderline Syndrome: A Personality Disorder of Our Time A film by John Peter Spellos, narrated by Maureen Stapleton

A year after their first meeting, Julie meets with Tighearnan to discuss the developments in his life, particularly in his relationship with his mom. Using a queer theory-informed dialogical approach, Julie joins Tighearnan in a conversational walk that opens up possibilities for new identity conclusions for Tighearnan, his mom, and their relationship. The influence of prevailing discourses about the gender binary, culture, and age unfold as Tighearnan reflects on the year past and the year to come. Dr. Nylund joins Julie and Tighearnan with reflections on and questions about their conversation. He then meets with Zach, 17, and his mother Gina, to recount his journey of self-acceptance and bravery as a gay young man. Zach and Dr. Nylund originally worked together five years earlier, when Zach was a victim of homophobic bullying in school. This harassment had harmful effects on Zach’s identity and jeopardized his personal safety. In the present session, Zach and his mother share his personal triumphs and poise in the face of heterosexism at a mainstream high school. Gina’s unwavering support serves as an inspirational model for parents of queer-identified youth.

Brain-based Therapy New

This film focuses on counseling a court-referred client who places little value on reflective thinking and views counseling as a means of avoiding prison. The counselor employs traditional communications skills such as attending, questioning, and paraphrasing to learn the client’s point of view. However, work with an antisocial personality can be demanding, as such clients are persistent in seeking to manipulate and control the counseling session in the manner they see most beneficial to themselves. The counselor adapts to the situation by providing consistent support but also challenging and confronting the client. This film includes a large number of running subtitles, and is excellent for anyone working with difficult clients.

Borderline Syndrome offers a clear presentation of knowledge about borderline personality disorder and provides views from leading therapists in the field concerning causation, development, diagnosis, and treatment. The film also incorporates rare footage of in-depth conversations with patients. A Filmakers Library title. 74 min. DVD or three-year streaming: $195. 978-1-4631-0117-6

Beyond the Borderline Produced by Olive Tree Productions, Inc. Beyond the Borderline revisits five women suffering from borderline personality disorder, all of who were profiled six years earlier in the film Borderline Syndrome: A Personality Disorder of Our Time. This title uses candid interviews and older footage to offer insight into each subject’s personal progress. A Filmakers Library title. 54 min. DVD or three-year streaming: $149. 978-1-4631-0096-4

“In ninth grade I was diagnosed with anorexia nervosa. I have little memory of it.” Thus begins the filmmaker’s story of her ten-year struggle with her eating disorder. Laura describes the nearly immediate onset of the disease after being told by a modeling agency that she should lose fifteen pounds. This compelling film documents Laura’s descent from a healthy, attractive teenager into one starving herself to the verge of death, obsessed with exercise, unable to sleep, solitary, and secretive. With the help of antidepressants and counseling, Laura is able to return to normal life, concluding that, “Living with an eating disorder is a trauma; surviving it is a triumph!”

In Search of Sleep A film by Josh Freed and Eric Siblin

“An excellent portrayal of the difficulties a young person encounters in identifying the psychophysiological signs of anorexia nervosa.” –Science Books & Films

More than one-third of North Americans and Europeans suffer from sleep problems. Plagued by his own long history of sleeplessness, filmmaker Josh Freed begins meeting with top sleep experts to learn more. Freed explores techniques from acupuncture and New Age relaxation therapy to a custom-made bed. He travels to the World Sleep Symposium in Toronto and to Spain to learn the art of the siesta before spending a night wired up at the Toronto Sleep Disorders Clinic, where he gains insight into some of the reasons behind his condition. But, he wonders, will any of it help cure what ails him?

A Filmakers Library title. 32 min. DVD or three-year streaming: $195. 978-1-4631-0904-2

A Filmakers Library title. 50 min. DVD or three-year streaming: $195. 978-1-4631-0465-8

Deception: Munchausen’s Disorder

One of Five: Families Coping with Mental Disorders

Produced by Nicholas Kent for Channel 4

A film by Justin Choma Zimmerman

This powerful documentary follows two subjects with Munchausen’s disorder, a condition that prompts patients to invent illnesses in order to receive medical attention. The film includes interviews with psychiatrists who describe the severity of the condition and the complications of treating it.

The film provides the inspiring portraits of five families, each caring for an emotionally handicapped or alcohol-addicted member. In a society where those with mental disorders and are often abandoned or ill-cared for, One of Five serves as a testament to the love and support that so many strive to offer to those who need it most.

A Filmakers Library title. 52 min. DVD or three-year streaming: $99. 978-1-4631-0264-7

A Filmakers Library title. 30 min. DVD or three-year streaming: $149. 978-1-4631-0740-6

A Microtraining title. 60 min. DVD or three-year streaming: $169. 978-1-4631-1673-6

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Abnormal Psychology: Other Disorders Strike Dice! Betting on My Father A film by Natalie Picoe Addiction can break up families, and often does. Strike Dice! is the story of a daughter whose father left the family when she was young to pursue his gambling addiction. As a grown woman, Natalie goes to Las Vegas in search of her father, whom she finds homeless, gaunt, and unwashed, but still driven by the desire to gamble. Despite her best efforts, he is initially unwilling to acknowledge his addiction and accept the help he needs. The film chronicles a daughter’s struggle to get her father off the streets and back into society, and to accept him for his flaws. It follows Natalie’s journey as she helps her father find shelter and treatment to conquer his addiction, and illustrates the progress they make toward repairing their relationship as father and daughter.

New Counseling Titles Quiet Rage New Philip Zimbardo Philip Zimbardo skyrocketed to infamy in the social psychology world after leading the notorious Stanford Prison Experiment in 1971. The experiment was designed to test the virtues of “good” and “evil” and to determine whether average people, when placed under certain circumstances, can be prompted to behave cruelly. Experimenters randomly assigned male, college-aged volunteers to the role of either prisoner or guard and placed them in a simulated prison on Stanford University’s campus. The experiment, which was slated to last for two weeks, was terminated after just six days, when prisoners began to demonstrate signs of mental distress, including depression, resulting from the guards’ harsh treatment. The dramatic outcomes of the experiment remain relevant today as situations like the torture of prisoners in Abu Ghraib raise questions about the motives behind such brutality.

“A one-of-a-kind, high stakes match of wits and wills between father and daughter ... Natalie Picoe’s film invites us into a full house of emotion: love, regret, anger, compassion, understanding, and acceptance; a story of how one family copes with the consequences of gambling when there are no more chips on the table.” –Alan Berliner, Emmy Award-winning director of Nobody’s Business

A Microtraining title. 50 min. DVD or three-year streaming: $149. 978-1-4631-1682-8

A Filmakers Library title. 57 min. DVD: $295. Three-year streaming: $199. 978-1-4631-1266-0

The Enigma of Sleep Best Seller Produced by Zenit in association with Les Films d’Ici/ZDF/Arte/Discovery Channel, YLE Teema, RTSI, international distribution by GA&A

Neurobiology and Narrative Therapy: Therapeutic Practices for Lasting Change New Marie-Nathalie Boudoin How can we make insightful conversations, moments of wisdom, and people’s experiences of competency stick in their memories and become usable in their everyday lives? Using playful explanations of brain structures, funny demonstrations of their implications, and live interviews with adults and children, this video offers critical ideas on how to empower people to live to their fullest potential while dealing with the intricacies of their unique lives. Boudoin works with a female client struggling with anxiety over her workload. She also counsels a young Asian American women dealing with strict family cultural expectations. Applicable to a wide range of issues, the unique ideas in this lively video will assist professionals in accomplishing the original goal of our profession: increasing well-being, optimism, and agency.

Despite the large number of people whose lives they touch, sleep disorders are little understood. The Enigma of Sleep offers a look into laboratories in Italy, France, Israel, and Switzerland, where researchers are trying to untangle the mysterious working of the brain in order to help those who suffer from such disorders. Researchers interviewed include Dr. Peretz Lavie, the director of the Technion Sleep Laboratory in Haifa, Israel, which studies two thousand patients a year, six nights a week, and Dr. Michel Jouvet, an expert in Paris who has studied the functions of sleep and dreams for more than fifty years. The film provides a glimpse into patients’ broad-ranging sleep disorders, from narcolepsy and sleepwalking to a rare, lethal form of insomnia and the world’s only documented case of sleep without REM. The Enigma of Sleep helps build an understanding of the pain of sleep deprivation and the extremes to which it manifests itself. Although science can treat and cure some sufferers, many sleep disturbances remain, even to the most experienced doctors and researchers, very much an enigma.

“Provides an interesting take on sleep disorders and is recommended. This would be a good addition to collections supporting health sciences.” –Educational Media Reviews Online A Filmakers Library title. 52 min. DVD or three-year streaming: $195. 978-1-4631-0311-8

Massacre at Virginia Tech Best Seller An OR Media production for the BBC and Investigation Discovery On April 16, 2007, on the campus of Virginia Tech, twenty-three-year-old student Seung-Hui Cho shot and killed thirty-two people and injured numerous others before turning his gun on himself. Through interviews with psychologists, professors, and key witnesses, Massacre at Virginia Tech delves into the mystery of how Cho, a young man with no criminal history, perpetrated the deadliest gun rampage in the history of the United States. While no links between Cho and his victims nor any clear motive have been found, Cho’s personal history included accusations of stalking by two female students and a period spent at a mental health facility in 2005. Though the “video manifesto” Cho sent to NBC included claims of a life of torment and shared his desire to punish a decadent community, there is no existing evidence that he was ever victimized at school or at home. Commentary from assorted experts and witnesses helps piece together the puzzle of Cho as a man who bore strong similarities to many other mass killers, and who may have suffered from a combination of grandiosity, bipolar depression, and schizophrenia. In the aftermath of such attacks, questions inevitably arise about whether these tragedies could have been prevented. What authority does a university have to mandate counseling for a troubled student and what issues of privacy prevail? A Filmakers Library title. 50 min. DVD or three-year streaming: $195. 978-1-4631-0634-8

A Microtraining title. 60 min. DVD or three-year streaming: $169. 978-1-4631-1671-2

The Power of Mentoring: Strategies to Bring Out the Best in Anyone New Anne Chan Mentoring is rarely taught at school, yet it’s an essential piece of professional and personal development. Through engaging role-plays, interspersed with inspiring stories and concrete tips from actual experience in mentoring, this video will teach viewers how to take steps to become outstanding mentors. It provides researchbased, practical strategies for how to connect effectively with culturally different mentees. The strategies presented are geared for counselors, educators, supervisors, and mentors in all types of settings and illustrate clearly what viewers can do to make a tangible difference in the lives of others. A Microtraining title. 60 min. DVD or three-year streaming: $169. 978-1-4631-1192-2

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with Older New Adults from Diverse Populations Transitioning to Long Care Facilities Carlos Zalaquett, SeriaShia Chatters, Levette Dames This video discusses the use of cognitive behavioral therapy in the treatment of older adults, specifically those with generalized anxiety disorder. A demonstration of the intake process, treatment plan, and follow-up are shown with a slide show and subtitles that emphasize key concepts.

Group Counseling: Process and Technique New Kevin Fall What does group counseling look like? Dr. Fall facilitates a group consisting of six diverse adult members. Divided into six easy 20-minute view-and-learn segments, viewers will see examples of the first session, moving to here and now, managing conflict, moving toward greater group responsibility, preparing for termination, and termination. This video is an ideal teaching tool for a group class. A Microtraining title. 120 min. DVD or three-year streaming: $189. 978-1-4631-1656-9

A Microtraining title. 60 min. DVD or three-year streaming: $149. 978-1-4631-1669-9

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New Counseling Titles

Abnormal Psychology: Mood Disorders

Exploring Relational Practices in Peacebuilding, Mediation, and Conflict Transformation: From the Intimate to the International

A Deathly Silence: A Teen’s Suicide Produced by Australian Broadcasting Corporation This powerful film examines the intellectual attraction of suicide to a vulnerable teen and the catastrophic impact on his family. Campbell Bolton came from a high achieving, middle-class family and had no background of drug abuse, violence, or psychiatric illness. He was funny, charismatic, and extremely intelligent. After experiencing a dramatic drop in his grades and struggling with how to come out as gay to his family, he ran away from home and was not heard from for sixteen days before committing suicide. A Deathly Silence includes discussion from Professor Graham Martin, a suicide prevention expert, along with an exploration of the resulting grief of Campbell’s family, school, and community. The film takes a candid look at suicide, the third leading cause of death among young people, and stresses the importance of remaining sensitive to these events and fostering open conversations about this important topic.

Conflict from a Constructionist Standpoint: Resources for Innovation New Kenneth J. Gergen Gergen keynotes the 2012 Taos Institute Conference, an event that aims to promote a sharing of ideas and practices for achieving peaceful, collaborative, and sustainable practices from the individual to the global level. Although efforts to replace conflict with community have been with us for centuries, social constructionist thought brings new ideas into the mix. In the presentation, Dr. Gergen highlights constructionist ideas that can function as resources for reflecting on our efforts, and stimulate further innovation in practices and policies.

“Recommended. It does do a fine job of reminding us to put more credence into observations that something might not be quite right with a student and to act on the observation sooner and more decisively.” –Educational Media Reviews Online

60 min. DVD or three-year streaming: $109. 978-1-4631-1713-9

A Filmakers Library title. 43 min. DVD or three-year streaming: $109. 978-1-4631-0262-3

Sunny Intervals and Showers: Living with Bipolar Disorder A film by Jonathan Goodman Levitt Following behavioral episodes caused by his bipolar disorder, Dr. Allan Levi finds himself suspended from work and in trouble at home. Filmed in the year after his diagnosis, Sunny Intervals and Showers is an intimate and ironic portrait of a marriage in crisis. Endearing yet self-obsessed, Allan leaves a career as a medical researcher and university professor to start a business selling model airplanes while his wife Jackie, a doctor, struggles with the unexpected role of being a “caregiver” for a mentally ill husband. But is Allan’s increasingly frenetic lifestyle evidence of illness, eccentricity, or simply hard work? This warm, humorous, and poignant documentary allows viewers to draw their own conclusions about the nature of truth, reality, and madness.

Toward Wholeness: Me, Thee, and We New Diana Whitney Dr. Whitney calls upon her work in organizations and communities to show how the notion of wholeness can be used to create powerful possibilities for healing, collective wisdom, and inspired collaborative action. She shares practices, derived from her experiences with Appreciative Inquiry, that enable diverse and oppositional groups of people to recognize, appreciate, and apply differences for successful results. 60 min. DVD or three-year streaming: $109. 978-1-4631-1714-6

A Filmakers Library title. 60 min. DVD or three-year streaming: $195. 978-1-4631-0969-1


Living the Roller-coaster

Produced by Harriet Koskoff

A film by Jonathan Goodman Levitt

Despair is the first full-length documentary about depression to consider the pervasive mood disorder from multi-ethnic viewpoints. In culturally sensitive personal portraits and riveting interviews with psychiatrists, social workers, and spiritual leaders from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds, this uncommonly eloquent documentary explores depressive illness from traditional and nontraditional perspectives. Classical music and jazz, poetry and art enrich Despair as it unmasks the stigma and denial which veil a misunderstood and potentially fatal illness. This brilliant documentary has become essential viewing in psychology, public health, sociology and multicultural studies.

Living the Roller-coaster explores the experiences of two young women who are attending Stanford University when they’re diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Through their voices and those of family and friends, the documentary describes their manic and depressive episodes, as well as their common interpersonal ramifications. Because the onset of bipolar disorder typically occurs between the ages of eighteen and twenty-one, the film provides a particularly relevant introduction to a prevalent yet often misunderstood condition.

Mediating Conflict in Intimate Relationships New

Transforming Conflict in Non-linguistic Ways New

Gerald Monk and John Winslade

Sheila McNamee

Dr. Monk and Dr. Winslade show examples of the practice of conflict resolution from a narrative perspective and discuss the key principles of this practice. They focus in this presentation on resolving conflict in intimate and family relationships, rather than on organizational, community, or international conflict.

This talk offers several illustrations of artistic and other performance-based modalities being conducted globally to help individuals and communities move beyond limited understandings of self and other. Discussion centers on the generativity of movement beyond words to coordinate new forms of life.

60 min. DVD or three-year streaming: $109. 978-1-4631-1715-3

20 min. DVD or three-year streaming: $49. 978-1-4631-1717-7

Resolving Professional Client Conflicts New through Restoring Dialogue

A “War” of Words New

Harlene Anderson

Have you ever counted the number of times in a typical day you hear violent language used? Whether in a meeting with coworkers, listening to the radio, having coffee, watching a TV commercial, or just walking down the street? How many times in your ordinary day do you use language that is deliberately peaceful? This talk focuses on how to embrace the latter.

“Despair is the first film to explore intersections between depression and other dimensions of social and cultural identity ... a ground-breaking film, in both a clinical context and a general social justice education context.” –MultiCultural Review

20 min. DVD or three-year streaming: $49. 978-1-4631-1718-4

A Filmakers Library title. 56 min. DVD or three-year streaming: $195. 978-1-4631-0271-5

Professionals and clients sometimes reach a point when dialogue collapses into monologue. Both parties find themselves imprisoned in a state of dueling monologues, and professionals must find a way to shift back. Restoring selfor inner dialogue is a critical step to resolving spoken dueling dialogues. The presentation focuses on how a professional can slip into monologue and how to restore dialogue. An example of a consultation conversation with a professional team and its agency executive director and attorney illustrates a process for restoring dialogue.

A Filmakers Library title. 14 min. DVD or three-year streaming: $99. 978-1-4631-0585-3

Sally St. George and Dan Wulff “Unusual and revealing.” –Booklist

60 min. DVD or three-year streaming: $109. 978-1-4631-1716-0

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Abnormal Psychology: Schizophrenia Before They Fall off the Cliff: The Ripple Effect of Schizophrenia Best Seller A film by Art Holliday Before They Fall off the Cliff is the story of a family devastated by one member’s paranoid schizophrenia, and their ultimate struggle to find the courage to forgive and to enlighten others about mental illness. In 1994, Matthew McBride, the youngest son of a suburban St. Louis family was suffering from paranoid schizophrenia when imaginary voices convinced him to kill his parents in order to prevent World War III. After Matt stabbed his parents to death, his siblings were left to deal with their parents’ violent end and to oversee their younger brother’s treatment for his debilitating illness. With the support of his siblings, Matt was placed in the care of a psychologist in a hospital’s maximum security wing, where he battled psychosis, depression, and suicidal impulses. This film, co-produced by Matt’s brother Mark McBride, explores the story of a family tested by tragedy, and the importance of advocating for those with mental illnesses. A Filmakers Library title. 60 min. DVD: $250. Three-year streaming: $199. 978-1-4631-0085-8

Out of My Mind Best Seller Produced and directed by Katie Cadigan Out of My Mind is an intimate portrait of twenty-three year old John Cadigan, the filmmaker’s brother, who developed schizophrenia as a college art student. Filmed over three years, the documentary narrates the story of John’s painful deterioration despite various therapies. John’s acute self-awareness and his intense artistic talent make him an ideal subject as he describes the experience of being labeled as “psychotic” and the feeling of having his mind work against him. Out of My Mind is the story of John’s struggle to lead a normal life despite his difficult illness. “A remarkable film shedding light on this dark corner of human experience.” –Dan E. Weisburd, Editor, The Journal, California Alliance for the Mentally Ill A Filmakers Library title. 27 min. DVD or three-year streaming: $195. 978-1-4631-0760-4

Shattered Dreams

Unbreakable Minds

Directed by Wendy Hill-Tout for The National Film Board of Canada

Produced by Abbey Jack Neidik and Irene Lilienheim Angelico

Shattered Dreams recounts the emotional journey of a family forced to deal twice with the tragedy of schizophrenia. Six years after the Martini family lost their youngest son Ben, who had schizophrenia, to suicide, they discover that their second son has developed the same mental illness. Through the voice of the Martini family’s third son Clem, the film chronicles a family plagued by guilt and distress. It shows how a lack of information about schizophrenia left the family ill-prepared to help Ben when he was released from the hospital, and the growth that allows them to provide their second son with the support he needs. A Filmakers Library title. 28 min. DVD or three-year streaming: $149. 978-1-4631-0882-3

Blind Spot: Schizophrenia in the Family Directed by Vanessa Laufer, produced by Boja Vasic for TVOntario Blind Spot is an intensely painful portrait of the director’s experiences of growing up in the shadow of her older sister’s schizophrenia, and the anger, shame, and deprivation she felt for both the loss of her sister’s health and of her parents’ nurturing.

Filmed over three years, Unbreakable Minds captures the emotional journeys of Randy, Brad, and Rob, three engaging men who are struggling with schizophrenia and depression. Through the points of view of the patients and their caregivers, this poignant portrayal follows their progress and their setbacks: the struggle to find the right medication, the delusional episodes, the challenges faced by their loyal and loving families, and the group homes that help enable them to live successfully within their communities. A Filmakers Library title. 55 min. DVD or three-year streaming: $149. 978-1-4631-1039-0

Through Madness Produced by Kenneth Paul Rosenberg, original music and narration by Elizabeth Swados Through firsthand accounts from three patients, this penetrating documentary demystifies psychotic illnesses including schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, and humanizes those who suffer from them. Each story offers an engrossing picture of the difficulties of these sicknesses and the complicated road to recovery. A Filmakers Library title. 30 min. DVD or three-year streaming: $195. 978-1-4631-1003-1

A Filmakers Library title. 28 min. DVD or three-year streaming: $99. 978-1-4631-0112-1

Columbia University Teachers College Winter Roundtable on Cultural Psychology from 2006–2013 The Winter Roundtable of Columbia University’s Teachers College is the longest running conference devoted solely to cultural issues in psychology and education. For nearly 30 years, the roundtable has brought together scholars, practitioners, researchers, and social change agents and students examining intersections among race, ethnicity, social class, gender, sexual orientation, and religious affiliation.

Lessons Learned: Understanding the Meaning New of Internationalization of Counseling

Working Across Cultural Borders: Examples New from Haiti

Changming Duan

Guerda Nicolas

Dr. Duan, an immigrant counseling psychologist, shares her experiences and observations of the internationalization movement in the field of counseling. Using the Chinese context and her personal experience as examples, she discusses the possibility of serious unintentional harm even good-willed people may cause in their international engagement. She sees the unshared “power” and the ethnocentrism embedded in our knowledge base as the key issues and argues that true internationalization is not possible without power sharing.

A recent series of international reports illustrates the urgency of responding to the mental needs of persons in low- and middle-income countries. However, many of these countries are not equipped with the resources to respond to a growing treatment gap. This talk shares some of the guidelines that have been used to implement sustainable international mental health programs and uses Haiti as a case study to provide an illustrative framework of a sustainable model of mental health programs.

60 min. DVD or three-year streaming: $109. 978-1-4631-1658-3

Decolonizing International Border Crossings: New Feminist Psychologists and Peace Workers Collaborating at the Fault Lines Kathryn Norsworthy Dr. Norsworthy brings a post-colonial, global feminist analysis to the question of how psychologists and peace workers can engage in decolonizing, power-sharing partnerships as they engage in this peace and justice work. 60 min. DVD or three-year streaming: $109. 978-1-4631-1659-0

Pulling the Tiger’s Tail: Scholarship and Advocacy New Alvin Alvarez Dr. Alvarez uses the metaphor of “pulling the tiger’s tail” to underscore the role of scholarship as a potent form of intellectual advocacy on behalf of people of color—what Dr. King called “creative maladjustment.” Using personal stories, real-life events, and the research on Asian Americans and racism, he argues that mental health professionals can respond to the call for advocacy by using multicultural research to challenge the empirical status quo, to make visible the lives that are invisible, and to give voice to people of color. 60 min. DVD or three-year streaming: $109. 978-1-4631-1661-3

Boundaries and Solidarity: The Importance of Being Real Suzette L. Speight Dr. Speight explores the connections between therapy boundaries, solidarity, and being real as a clinician. She critiques the universal conception of boundaries and suggests there is a need for a reexamination of session boundaries. Through the use of personal case illustrations and various research findings, Dr. Speight presents a culturally congruent view of boundaries.

60 min. DVD or three-year streaming: $109. 978-1-4631-1660-6

More than 30 additional conference titles include: • Becoming Social Justice Agents: If Not Us, Then Who? • Double Consciousness: Hegemonic Psychology and the Politics of Ethnic Minority Research Coming Soon • Economic Privilege and Protection from Consequences: How Affluence and Inequality Structure Differences in Identity, Resilience, and SelfEfficacy Coming Soon • Exploring the Emotions of White Racism and Antiracism Coming Soon • Honoring the Spiritual and Cultural Legacy of Mentoring: Empowering Future Generations Coming Soon • Hope for Hard Work and Looking for a Better Life: Welcome to English Class and Our Neighborhood • Indigenous Healing and Psychotherapeutic Intervention: Complicating the Prospects for Integration Coming Soon

Keeping the Wisdom and Sharing Our Gifts Coming Soon Mentoring for Multicultural and Advocacy Competencies Multicultural Feminist Leadership: Benefits for All Coming Soon Naamitapiikoan: Blackfoot Influences on Abraham Maslow’s Developmental and Organizational Psychology • Reducing Mental Health Disparities: Preliminary Findings from a Brief, Anti-stigma Intervention for Chinese Immigrant Relatives of Individuals with Psychosis • Social Justice in Action: Examples of Practice and Visions of the Future • Socio-Structural Influences on the Work Participation of Refugees

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60 min. DVD or three-year streaming: $109. 978-1-4631-1357-5

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Biological Psychology Where Did I Put My Memory? A film by Josh Freed

Abnormal Psychology: Sexual Abuse The Healing Years: Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse Produced and directed by Kathy Barbini for Big Voice Pictures This important documentary investigates the effects of child sexual abuse on three women’s lives and illuminates their journey from pain and despair toward recovery and finally to working to end the cycle of child sexual abuse. The Healing Years combines footage from interviews, reminiscences with family members, counseling groups, and home movies to share the women’s poignant and difficult stories. The film profiles former Miss America Marilyn Derbur and her nationwide work as an advocate for victims’ rights. It also features Janice Mirikitani, president of San Francisco’s Glide Memorial Church, who works with inner-city individuals addicted to drugs and alcohol, and discovers that ninety percent of women in recovery were abused as children. Also profiled is Barbara Hamilton, a seventy-nine-year-old survivor who describes growing up in a household plagued by sexual abuse. She explains how these events gave rise to suicidal feelings, though she was eventually able to employ therapy to work through her pain and succeed at ending three generations of incest.

With Americans’ increasing life expectancy, memory loss is becoming one of the great health concerns. As people live longer, their brains age more dramatically and accumulate more information that can be forgotten. This process is only furthered by the information overload that often comes with new technologies. Are we all doomed to lose our ability to recall, or are there ways to keep our memories intact? Where Did I Put My Memory? is a light-hearted yet enlightening journey into the world of memory. The film visits London’s World Memory Championship, an annual battle of the brains where the world’s best memories go head to head in a grueling mental Olympics. It profiles Canadian Dave Farrow, who was diagnosed with ADHD and dyslexia as a child before going on to become the Guinness world record holder for greatest memory after memorizing 3,068 playing cards in one viewing. Where Did I Put My Memory? also draws on the talents of Newfoundland singer, Pamela Morgan, and her “memory songs” and the insight of a range of academic memory specialists who help fill the blanks about the subject of memory and how it can be improved.

“An exhibition of abundant courage and great heart.” –Maya Angelou “An excellent film … Highly recommended for child abuse and domestic violence professionals, therapists and teachers.” –Library Journal

A Filmakers Library title. 48 min. DVD: $295. Three-year streaming: $199. 978-1-4631-1267-7

A Filmakers Library title. 52 min. DVD or three-year streaming: $195. 978-1-4631-1260-8

Soul & Science: The Power of the Mind Produced and directed by Thomas Breinholt, Danish Radio Though it’s generally accepted that the human mind affects the body, the extent of the relationship is not always understood. Soul & Science: The Power of the Mind offers dramatic examples supported by scientific data of people who have recovered from debilitating physical and mental illnesses, including depression and post-traumatic stress disorder, without the aid of drugs. The documentary shares the surprising cases of astonishing patient recoveries prompted by the use of placebos, including the story of a dyskinetic woman whose violent flailing and other dramatic symptoms disappear after she is told that she has undergone corrective brain surgery. It incorporates observations from researchers at established institutions in Europe and America, including a scientist from Turin who shares his remarkable success using placebos to treat patients with Parkinson’s disease. Soul & Science asserts the importance of alternative methods, including meditation and visualization, in treating patients and strives to demonstrate the deep-seated connection between the immune system and the brain. A Filmakers Library title. 60 min. DVD: $295. Three-year streaming: $199. 978-1-4631-1539-5

Electric Mind

Boys and Men Healing from Child Sexual Abuse

My Mother, My Abuser

Produced and directed by Kathy Barbini for Big Voice Pictures

A film by Nicole Messier and Helene Courchesne for Radio-Canada

This powerful documentary sheds light upon the epidemic of sexual abuse of boys and the impact it has on individuals and their families. Throughout the film, men from a diverse group of survivors share their intimate memories of sexual abuse and the difficult healing process that followed. Boys and Men Healing from Child Sexual Abuse offers a heartfelt look at the dynamics of a male survivor support group, and will serve as a source of hope and inspiration for all those who seek an end to sexual abuse.

Child sexual abuse perpetrated by women is a rarely documented subject. In this film, six victims of maternal incest offer powerful testimonies of their nightmarish childhoods, where sexual abuse was often accompanied by physical violence. My Mother, My Abuser shares the difficult stories along with expert theories on the root causes of some women’s inclination toward sexual abuse, a phenomenon more prevalent than formerly believed. It also examines many victims’ emotional scars and the long-term struggle for maternal love that results from a childhood of abuse.

“Highly recommended for public and academic libraries.” –Library Journal “Absolutely superb.” –Matthew Hendel, Ph.D., Author, Male Survivor: Impact of Sexual Abuse

A Filmakers Library title. 60 min. DVD: $325. Three-year streaming: $199. 978-1-4631-1533-3

Incest: The Family Secret

A Filmakers Library title. 58 min. DVD or three-year streaming: $195. 978-1-4631-1261-5

Produced by Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

A Stranger in Our Home

In this shockingly frank program, women tell of their childhood experiences of sexual abuse. It explores the role of the mother in an incestuous family and includes the testimony of a formerly abusive father who underwent psychiatric treatment.

A film by Nadav Harel Electric Mind is a cutting-edge documentary that ushers viewers through the hospitals, research centers, and clinics that are conducting groundbreaking research on the electricity of brain function as a treatment for conditions including depression, bipolar disorder, epilepsy, and dystonia. Electric Mind shares the experiences of various patients receiving treatment using some of the field’s most novel techniques. The film follows the progress of a young girl with epilepsy whose treatment enables her to lead a normal life with her friends without the threat of seizures. It profiles a mid-career photographer, felled by intense depression, whose experience with deep brain stimulations yields considerable medical improvements. Lastly, it introduces viewers to an elderly woman who, after enduring many months of inability to respond to stimuli or remember recent history, shows tangible improvements following her treatments. Renowned neurologists, psychiatrists, and surgeons discuss questions of medical ethics, brain-body/brain-mind interactions, and issues of personal identity. While the prospect of using technology to manipulate patients’ minds and behaviors has long captured the human imagination, Electric Mind illustrates how recent advances are successfully bringing the promise of relief to many suffering from brain disorders.

A Filmakers Library title. 42 min. DVD or three-year streaming: $195. 978-1-4631-0693-5

A film by Melanie Wood This gripping documentary exposes the alarming rise of sexual predators on the Internet. In an age when predators can slip silently into homes and assume false identities to attract their unsuspecting victims, one in five young people with Internet access has been approached sexually on the Web. A Stranger in Our Home tells the troubling stories of Daniel and Stephanie, two teenagers who believed they were communicating online with peers, but were instead revealing some of their most intimate information to far older men. The film chronicles these dangerous scenarios, and discusses the difficulties faced by law enforcers in trying to regulate such crimes. A Filmakers Library title. 40 min. DVD or three-year streaming: $149. 978-1-4631-0960-8

A Filmakers Library title. 57 min. DVD or three-year streaming: $195. 978-1-4631-0470-2

Men Who Molest: Children Who Survive Produced by Rachel Lyon, directed by Bobbie Birleffi This film explores the lives of four child molesters, three of whom are in treatment at the nation’s largest community-based facility in Seattle. It provides expert commentary and footage of the dramatic group therapy sessions in which they struggle to control their deviancy in this tough-minded treatment system.

“Despite the potential for exploitation, the show, to its credit, covers the topic with sensitivity and balance and debunks some myths about offenders.” –Psychology Today A Filmakers Library title. 52 min. DVD or three-year streaming: $195. 978-1-4631-0647-8

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Abnormal Psychology: Developmental Disorders and Disabilities Make Me Normal: Autistic Teenagers Speak Out

John’s Not Mad: Tourette Syndrome

Produced by Channel 4

Produced by Valerie Kaye

For four students at the specialized Spa School in England, autism can make even the most supportive environment a difficult one. Roxanne is, in many regards, a typical teenage girl, but often finds herself unable to make friends because of her inappropriate behavior. Esther is a loner. Moneer is a smart and outgoing twelve-year-old boy, but his Asperger’s syndrome makes him prone to violence. Roy is easily disturbed by life changes. Despite the obstacles, Make Me Normal demonstrates how the patience and sensitivity of the school’s staff help these young people to interact better with the outside world and serves as an important resource for people working with those with autism.

This powerful documentary provides a portrait of John, an adolescent who suffers from a severe case of Tourette syndrome. John’s neurological disorder causes him to make involuntary sounds, including unleashing a constant stream of profanity that is beyond his ability to control. Daily life becomes difficult once he leaves the confines of his home, as many of the people he encounters do not understand his illness. The film demonstrates the difficulty John has sustaining normal adolescent friendships due to his alienating behavior, and features insight from Dr. Oliver Sacks, who describes the history and treatment of Tourette syndrome.

Biological Psychology Brain Gain: Better Grades through Fitness Produced by Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Brain Gain transports viewers to an inner city high school in Saskatchewan where disciplinary and learning problems are rampant among students. More than half of the school’s eighth and ninth grade students have a diagnosis of ADHD and many cannot read above a fourth grade level. When teacher Allison Cameron discovers the research of Harvard psychiatry professor John J. Ratey, she learns of his proposed link between sustained aerobic activity and the brain’s ability to grow new cells. Cameron also learns of a Chicago-area high school which, after instituting an exercise program eighteen years earlier, now has one of the best academic records in the United States. With the support of the school’s principal and donations from the community, Cameron sets up an in-classroom fitness area with a variety of aerobic equipment. Brain Gain tells the story of Cameron and her students, their enthusiasm for exercising before each class, and the dramatic increase in academic achievement that resulted.

A Filmakers Library title. 28 min. DVD or three-year streaming: $99. 978-1-4631-0514-3

A Filmakers Library title. 40 min. DVD or three-year streaming: $195. 978-1-4631-0618-8

Nowhere You Are Today’s Man: Adventures of a Young Best Seller Man with Asperger Syndrome A film by Lizzie Gottlieb Nicky has always been an insightful person of remarkable talents and great charm. At age three, he became fluent in Italian in two weeks. However, his speech is often peculiar, his interests obsessive, and his interactions odd. He lacks an understanding of what is socially acceptable, and can often behave inappropriately. Shortly after Nicky is diagnosed with Asperger syndrome at age twenty-one, his sister Lizzie sets out to try to understand his disorder and documents the process on film. She wonders, will Nicky will be able to live an independent life?

Nowhere You Are is one of the first documentaries to portray high functioning autism, as seen through footage of Stefanie Sacks, an autistic young woman whose poetry and haunting artwork express her feelings of alienation and her struggle to communicate.

ADHD: Out of Control Kids

Reaching the Autistic Mind uses two years of footage from six families to take viewers inside the world of New York schoolchildren living with autism and the treatments that are helping them develop into strong, functioning individuals.

A Filmakers Library title. 47 min. DVD or three-year streaming: $195. 978-1-4631-0010-0

A Filmakers Library title. 63 min. DVD or three-year streaming: $195. 978-1-4631-0825-0

A Poseidon production for Channel 4, England This sensitive film takes a comprehensive view of autism by focusing on three children of different ages with very different behavior patterns. It also introduces a remarkable group of parents, teachers, and therapists who strive to maximize these children’s potential. A Filmakers Library title. 52 min. DVD or three-year streaming: $195. 978-1-4631-0065-0

Behind the Curtain: A Search for Solutions to Autism

Designated as one of America’s best physicians for seven years, Dr. Ratey leads a tour through the basics of neuroscience and the brain. During the session, viewers will learn the importance of brain plasticity and how clients learn new thoughts, feelings, and behaviors and develop new neural networks. Perception, attention, and motor systems are basic to memory and emotion. Ratey describes the “social brain” that is deeply impacted by learning and environmental conditions and presents specifics for improving the brain functioning of clients. This is an essential film for professionals and students who wish to be on the cutting edge of neuroscientific research and developments. A Microtraining title. 120 min. DVD or three-year streaming: $149. 978-1-4631-1196-0

The Mystery of Sleep Best Seller A film by Mel Stuart

Shattered Lives: A Study of Autism A film by Alexandre Valenti Produced in France, this enlightening film covers all aspects of the debate swirling around the treatment of those with autism. Through interviews, it shares the stories and histories of children, adolescents, and adults living with autism and their ongoing struggles to communicate. It also includes examples of “life skills centers,” developed to help improve patients’ lives by teaching them individualized skills. A Filmakers Library title. 52 min. DVD or three-year streaming: $99. 978-1-4631-0883-0

Autism: A Strange, Silent World

John J. Ratey, Allen Ivey

Reaching the Autistic Mind: An Educational Challenge A film by Roberto Mitrotti, Rob Vanalkemade, and Christina Hajdinjak for RPM Media

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is a complicated behavioral disorder which is difficult to diagnose. It manifests itself in adults and children, and has far reaching effects on the lives of those who suffer from it. This remarkable film provides a helpful overview of ADHD’s many variants in males and females from pre-school age through adulthood. The film documents episodes in the lives of people with ADHD, individuals who often have difficulty focusing, act on sudden impulses, and are hyperactive. The manifestations shown throughout the film—from school disturbances and theft to suicide—will sensitize educators and parents to a complex behavioral problem and some potential solutions.

Neuroscience & the Brain: Implications for Counseling & Therapy Best Seller

A Filmakers Library title. 33 min. DVD or three-year streaming: $99. 978-1-4631-0722-2

A Filmakers Library title. 55 min. DVD: $295. Three-year streaming: $199. 978-1-4631-1014-7

A film by Vincent Burke and Sue Younger

A Filmakers Library title. 18 min. DVD or three-year streaming: $195. 978-1-4631-0122-0

A film by Justin Crane

This film explores the strange and relatively unknown world of sleep—a state in which we spend approximately one-third of our lives. The Mystery of Sleep details Dr. Nathaniel Kleitman’s 1950s discovery of rapid eye movement during the human dream period, a finding that brought about a much broader understanding of the mechanisms of sleep. Before his discovery, it was believed that the brain was in a state of rest during sleep. Dr. Kleitman’s discovery prompted explorations of the nature and frequency of dreams and nightmares, and the sleep disorders that affect millions of Americans. The film uses computer-generated images to illustrate dream cycles and the state of “active paralysis” in which humans usually sleep. Featured are interviews with several of the leading figures in sleep research, including Dr. William Dement of Stanford University, author or co-author of more than five hundred scientific publications on sleep including the book The Promise of Sleep. And despite the many advances in this field, as one researcher notes, “We know more about Mars and Venus than about sleep.”

To Be or Not to Be A film by Paul Larsen To Be or Not To Be compassionately captures the struggle of two mothers to find a place in society for their sons Isaac and Willie, both of whom have Down syndrome. The film follows the sixth graders as they enter the classroom and later participate in a production of Hamlet. But when crisis strikes, the resolution process leads to unexpected answers about how the boys fit in.

“This is a fantastic documentary on how the field of sleep has evolved from being truly mysterious to one of intrigue as some of those mysteries have been explored and solved by the experts in our field and some have not.” –Glenna L. Carroll, Crozer School of Clinical Neurophysiology A Filmakers Library title. 48 min. DVD: $295. Three-year streaming: $199. 978-1-4631-0696-6

A Filmakers Library title. 45 min. DVD or three-year streaming: $195. 978-1-4631-1010-9

Produced by Sally Wells for Yorkshire Television This information-packed program explores the possible origins of autism and the therapies developed for treatment. It introduces viewers to a broad spectrum of professionals—child development experts, psychotherapists, teachers, and researchers—with widely differing views on the roots of this disorder. A Filmakers Library title. 28 min. DVD or three-year streaming: $149. 978-1-4631-0088-9

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Biological Psychology

Abnormal Psychology: Developmental Disorders and Disabilities

The Brain That Changes Itself: The Plasticity of the Brain Best Seller Directed by Mike Sheerin, produced by 90th Parallel Productions Ltd. in association with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

A Diagnosed Boy: The Renowned Professor Feuerstein on Enhancing Learning Potential A film by Jens Pedersen Lars is the father of thirteen-year-old Silas, who has been diagnosed with ADHD, Tourette’s syndrome, and other developmental disorders. Despite sending his son to a specialized Danish school that shields him from frustration and defeat, Lars is concerned that Silas is learning little. So when Lars learns of ninety-one-yearold Israeli professor Reuven Feuerstein, who has worked with children with problems similar to Silas’s, he travels to Jerusalem to learn more. A Diagnosed Boy details Feuerstein’s theories, which state that one should challenge children to help them enhance their mental skills, overcome their disabilities, and become integrated into society. Feuerstein’s focus on potential found its roots in his work as a young cognitive psychologist in Jerusalem after World War II, when he was entrusted with many of the surviving children who were traumatized by their experiences in Nazi concentration camps. There, he developed his theory of intelligence, which he found to be not “fixed” but modifiable through intervention, an approach that Lars hopes will help treat his son.

For centuries the human brain was considered incapable of fundamental change. People suffering from neurological defects, brain damage, or stroke were frequently written off as hopeless cases. But recent and continuing research into the human brain is radically changing how scientists look at the potential for neurological recovery. The human brain, as recent research is showing, has a remarkable ability to adapt and ultimately rewire itself. In The Brain That Changes Itself, psychiatrist and author Dr. Norman Doidge travels across North America to meet with some of the pioneering researchers making revolutionary discoveries about the plasticity of the human brain. Doidge also visits with patients once thought of as incurable who are now leading normal lives. Known in scientific circles as “neuroplasticity,” this radical new understanding of the brain provides an incredible way to bring the human brain back to life, one that’s only just beginning to exert its impact across research, medical, and rehabilitation circles.

“The information is clear, accurate and easily understandable ... an excellent overview of a fascinating field.” –Science Books & Films A Filmakers Library title. 44 min. DVD: $295. Three-year streaming: $199. 978-1-4631-0123-7

A Filmakers Library title. 40 min. DVD: $295. Three-year streaming: $199. 978-1-4631-1572-2

Kids with Cameras: Creativity and the Autism Spectrum A film by Alex Rotaru This engaging film follows an intensive film camp for children aged eleven to nineteen who have autism spectrum disorders. The camp is led by award-winning educator Brad Koepenick, an actor who found his true passion in the classroom. Koepenick models his camp around recent research principles showing that developing autistic children’s creativity significantly improves social interaction skills. The film follows seven children with Asperger syndrome as they create films, poems, paintings, and music. Revealing moments in the children’s private lives and candid interviews with their parents bring to life the challenges they and their families face in coping with their disorders. Presently, more than one child in 150 has autism, and a growing number are diagnosed each year. Kids with Cameras offers insight into the potential of these young people when their creative energies are unleashed.

Passion and Fury: The Emotional Brain Series A co-production of Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and the Australian Broadcasting Corporation This four-part series looks at the primal emotions that are generated in the brain and examines how nature and nurture combine to make humans feel and react the way they do. Films in the series include: • Anger: The Emotional Brain—An examination of anger from its primordial roots in self-defense to its expression in modern violence. Psychologists and neuroscientists demonstrate how the potential for impulsive anger lurks in human genes and what science can do to help control it. • Fear: The Emotional Brain—A primer on fear, from its evolutionary origins in the involuntary fightor-flight survival instinct to its essential function as a learning tool today. This film features the latest research on phobias and their treatments, and the role of nature versus nurture. • Happiness: The Emotional Brain—An exploration of the evolutionary role of happiness with a focus on what happens in the brain and genes to make some happy and others sad. This title includes a neurobiological research focus and strives to illuminate the causes of human’s emotional dispositions, and the role of medication. • Love: The Emotional Brain—A scientific overview of the complexity of the emotion we call love. What is the incredible bond a mother feels for her infant, and how does it relate to the feeling couples may have after a lifetime of living together? This film includes insight from researchers, including anthropologists and neuroscientists, who strive to illuminate one of humanity’s most complicated emotions. A Filmakers Library title. 43 min. each. Individual DVDs or three-year streaming: $195. Series: $695. 978-1-4631-0912-7

A Filmakers Library title. 52 min. DVD: $295. Three-year streaming: $199. 978-1-4631-1262-2

It’s a Different World

The Boy Who Draws Buildings

A film by Ramona Persaud

Produced by BBC Television

It’s a Different World follows one family with three autistic children: eleven-year-old Scott Turner and his ten-year-old twin siblings Stephen and Katie. For two years, the children used video cameras to explore their evolving thoughts and feelings on life with autism. As the three children become increasingly communicative, self-aware, and divergent in their perspectives, the film offers a captivating glimpse into three different faces of autism, and guarantees to challenge preconceptions about the disorder.

This film follows Stephen Wiltshire, the autistic artist first profiled in The Foolish Wise Ones. At age twelve he was considered the best child artist in Britain, and at sixteen his talents continue to amaze. Despite the maturity of his talents, his agent must act as his protector, as Stephen still cannot be trusted to cross the street alone safely. Viewers will marvel at his prodigious talents, fueled by his fascination with the buildings of Venice and Moscow. The Boy Who Draws Buildings provides a fascinating case study of an inspirational individual and his life with autism.

A Filmakers Library title. 28 min. DVD: $250. Three-year streaming: $199. 978-1-4631-0505-1

A Filmakers Library title. 30 min. DVD or three-year streaming: $99. 978-1-4631-0120-6

The Foolish Wise Ones: Idiot Savants Produced by BBC Television

Jackson Sandwich

The Foolish Wise Ones chronicles the stories of three mentally handicapped individuals who possess exceptional talents, a type one nineteenth-century French psychologist dubbed the idiot savant. It showcases the remarkable musical, arithmetic, and artistic talents of people whose mental handicaps often limit their ability to perform routine daily activities. The film also includes discussions with renowned psychologists about the nature of these talented minds.

When the filmmaker’s son Jackson was diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder at age four, his father knew a difficult road lay ahead. Now at age nine, Jackson is an accomplished, gregarious, insightful child. Jackson Sandwich follows Jackson’s story and describes the expert, attentive caregivers who worked with him in his early years, playing an important role in this young boy’s successful development.

A Filmakers Library title. 30 min. DVD or three-year streaming: $99. 978-1-4631-0354-5

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A film by Jack Lucido

A Filmakers Library title. 30 min. DVD or three-year streaming: $195. 978-1-4631-0506-8


Cultural Psychology

Biological Psychology

Feminist Counseling & Cultural Therapy: Two Demonstrations

Multicultural Counseling: Intake and Follow Up

Monks in the Laboratory

Kevin Nadal

Directed by Delphine Morel, ARTE

Mary Ballou, Martin J. La Roche, Charity Tabol Two dynamic, real interviews demonstrate key principles of feminist counseling and cultural therapy and highlight their similarities and differences. A male cultural counselor and then a female feminist therapist meet with a male Japanese client to discuss stress management and educational demands on the client.

This two-part series presents a real-life example of how a counselor can use multiculturally competent techniques in working with clients with specific disorders. Dr. Nadal explores the cultural elements that impact one client’s problems, while using traditional methods like strength-based counseling, cognitive reframing, and here-and-now processing.

A Microtraining title. 90 min. DVD or three-year streaming: $169. 978-1-4631-1308-7

A Microtraining title. 70 min. DVD or three-year streaming: $169. 978-1-4631-1287-5

Implicit Bias: New Forms of the American Dilemma and the New Science of Discrimination

Queer Theory in Action: Theoretical Resources for Therapeutic Conversations

Anthony G. Greenwald

Julie Tilsen, David Nylund

Though many Americans consider the United States “post-racial,” recent research has revealed that biases based on ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender, and age continue to exist in “implicit” forms that operate outside of awareness. Dr. Greenwald demonstrates the implicit association test and describes the basic findings that underlie this new science of discrimination.

Dr. Tilsen and Dr. Nylund illustrate the clinical application of queer theory, a set of ideas that challenges notions of fixed identity categories and can be useful in helping clients unpack overlooked ideas about sex and gender. Each uses a queer theory-informed practice to aid transgendered clients in resolving personal concerns associated with their gender identities.

A Microtraining title. 60 min. DVD or three-year streaming: $109. 978-1-4631-1236-3

A Microtraining title. 120 min. DVD or three-year streaming: $169. 978-1-4631-1186-1

Integrating Diversity Guidelines for Practice Competency

Race-Based Traumatic Stress: Recognition and Assessment

Marie L. Miville, Changming Duan, Roberta L. Nutt, M. Carole Pistole

Robert Carter

What is the best way to teach multicultural practice guidelines and competencies? This title demonstrates how all aspects of diversity can be taught and utilized in professional work (e.g., case conceptualization, research projects, supervision, etc.) and showcases the Integrative Training Model, which enables students and professionals to be culturally competent.

Dr. Robert Carter presents the relationship between specific types of racism and traumatic reactions. He shares the results of his groundbreaking study showing that racism can have lasting mental health effects through direct but violent or subtle encounters. He argues that race-related mental health issues are not disorders, but rather the logical results of the injury and insult.

Ana Mari Cauce Historically, certain ways of knowing have been viewed as more or less “scientific” than research psychology, a perspective that has often resulted in a prioritization of scientific methods over goals. Multicultural psychology has emerged largely out of a desire to re-focus attention back to the original goals of scientific psychology, including description, understanding, and prediction. A Microtraining title. 60 min. DVD or three-year streaming: $109. 978-1-4631-1234-9

Is Psychological Science Acultural?

A Microtraining title. 60 min. DVD or three-year streaming: $109. 978-1-4631-1235-6

Aphasia: Struggling for Understanding

Left Brain, Right Brain

Produced by Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Produced by Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Imagine having your ability to speak and understand speech taken away with no warning. What would it feel like to struggle to find words that just won’t come? This is the experience of people with aphasia, a condition that affects more than one million Americans and occurs when the brain’s language centers are damaged by stroke or brain injury. The film centers around two people faced with the daunting task of learning to speak again despite the overwhelming sentiment that “a person without language is a non-person.” Aphasia: Struggling for Understanding shares the journeys of a lawyer who practiced for thirty-seven years and of a business owner as each, with the help of his family, struggles to regain the power of communication.

Harvard’s Dr. Norman Geschwind introduces this fascinating film on hemispheric brain research, which shares research from pioneers who strive to pinpoint the exact geography of brain functions.

A Filmakers Library title. 14 min. DVD or three-year streaming: $195. 978-1-4631-0051-3

This production includes the findings of an assortment of experts who set out to explore aspects of memory including long and short term memory, hypnosis as a method of recall, amnesia, memory in young children, and the veracity of eyewitness testimony.

Intuition Research Findings on Culture and Mental Health in Ethnic Minority Communities Using Nationallyrepresentative Data Laura Kohn-Wood, James Jackson, Norah Mulvaney-Day, David Takeuchi Panelists discuss a variety of cultural and sociological findings that offer a rich view of race. Presentations include: Making Ends Meet: Financial Problems and Mental Health among Asian Americans, Understanding Mental Health Services Disparities, and The Intersection of Race, Ethnicity, Immigration and Cultural Influences on the Nature and Distribution of Health and Mental Health. A Microtraining title. 120 min. DVD or three-year streaming: $109. 978-1-4631-1575-3

Joseph Gone In many historical instances, psychological science has treated the study of diverse ethnoracial and cultural group experiences with disinterest, dismissal, or denigration. This has led some to wonder whether psychological science is acultural, or even anti-cultural in orientation. Dr. Gone argues that psychological science is not acultural, but instead emerges at particular historical moments to achieve specific goals motivated by particular interests.

A Filmakers Library title. 52 min. DVD: $325. Three-year streaming: $199. 978-1-4631-0663-8

A Microtraining title. 60 min. DVD or three-year streaming: $109. 978-1-4631-1482-4

A Microtraining title. 60 min. DVD or three-year streaming: $109. 978-1-4631-1427-5

Is Multicultural Psychology Ascientific?

For 2,500 years, Buddhists have studied the nature of the mind. Monks in the Laboratory focuses on the work of researchers at four institutions—including Princeton, University of California, and University of Wisconsin—who are studying Tibetan Buddhists in hopes of discovering how meditation affects the brain, how compassion develops, and how self-awareness, attention, and consciousness can help people in their everyday lives. Despite their differences in focus, each scientist approaches the research with the understanding that cooperation between the spiritual and scientific communities can help foster an increased understanding of human nature and how to cultivate positive life skills.

The Psychology of Men and Masculinity in Multicultural Perspective Ronald Levant, Doug McDonald, William Parham, Luis Vázquez, William Liu The key issues pertaining to men in society are presented in five clear and succinct addresses, each of which will stimulate considerable discussion of male and general multicultural issues. A Microtraining title. 50 min. DVD or three-year streaming: $109. 978-1-4631-1510-4

With David Suzuki — from The Nature of Things series Is it possible to explain some peoples’ powers to foretell events? While Einstein believed that intuition was just the projection of subconscious memories onto an unknowable future, researchers today continue to examine the science of parapsychology in hopes of proving its correlation to physical science. Intuition explores the historical and modern scientific and cultural approaches to confirming the existence of human pre-cognitive abilities and takes a look at the work of researchers attempting to link psychic phenomena to disciplines as broad ranging as evolution and physics. A Filmakers Library title. 48 min. DVD or three-year streaming: $195. 978-1-4631-0490-0

Me, My Brain and I

“Most succinctly and comprehensively pulls together many of the diverse attempts at studying hemispheric specialization.” –Contemporary Psychology A Filmakers Library title. 56 min. DVD or three-year streaming: $149. 978-1-4631-0560-0

Memory: The Past Imperfect Produced by Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

A Filmakers Library title. 46 min. DVD or three-year streaming: $195. 978-1-4631-0644-7

Sleep and Its Secrets A film by Karina Resller and Brigitte Holzinger for Prisma Filmproduktion Sleep and Its Secrets interweaves vivid graphics and informative interviews with internationally renowned researchers to provide a clear explanation of what happens during one’s unconscious hours. Topics of focus include the stages of sleep, sleep’s role in restoring metabolic energy, sleep cycles and circadian rhythms, the role of melatonin, sleep disorders, and adaptations during aging. A Filmakers Library title. 52 min. DVD or three-year streaming: $195. 978-1-4631-0903-5

Produced for The Nature of Things, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Bob thinks but doesn’t feel. Christina feels but has trouble thinking. Kent is unable to remember more than twenty minutes into his past or plan for his future. Me, My Brain and I tells the stories of individuals living with frontal lobe injuries, and how they’re helping neuroscientists unravel the mystery of the brain. Over the past several decades a whole new picture of the frontal lobe has emerged, as researchers like neuroscientist Donald Stuss uncover the spectacular abilities of this once misunderstood region. Told through the remarkable stories of patients, this film is as much about explaining the brain as it is about exploring the essence of what it means to be human.

Therapy and the Brain Richard Hill This film provides a foundation for those who wish to incorporate information about the function of the brain into their counseling and clinical practices. Topics presented include neurobiological processes of stress and anxiety and their effects on behavior; the social brain; mirror neurons; interpersonal neurobiology; and conditions such as ADHD, alexithymia, compulsive disorders, and learning difficulties. A Microtraining title. 90 min. DVD or three-year streaming: $129. 978-1-4631-1232-5

A Filmakers Library title. 52 min. DVD or three-year streaming: $195. 978-1-4631-0640-9

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Developmental Psychology: Child and Adolescent

Cultural Psychology

Born to Be Good? Moral Development in Children

Cultural Competence in the Helping Professions

Directed by Gail McIntyre and Eileen Thalenberg, produced by Gail McIntyre and Amelie Blanchard

Derald Wing Sue

Reading between the Lines: Best Seller Understanding Culture in Qualitative Research Lisa Suzuki

In laboratories around the world, psychologists are grappling with the age-old question of morality: do we come into the world as amoral creatures without any sense of right and wrong, without any conscience and only learn to be “good”? The past thirty years have brought about a revolution in our understanding of babies. New techniques have allowed psychologists to decipher what babies think and have provided greater insight into the complexity of even the youngest infant’s mind. The film highlights three-month-olds demonstrating a preference for “good guys” over “bad guys,” six-month-olds proving they understand the concepts of reward and punishment, and nine-month-olds demonstrating a sense of justice and fairness. It also includes interviews with the researchers leading the field in these discoveries. Blending scientific research and scenes of children playing in their own environments, Born to be Good? indicates that children seem to have a moral sense from the very beginning, a lesson with rich practical applications.

What is cultural competence? What is multicultural counseling and therapy? Is there any difference between counseling a white client and a black one? What do we mean by multiculturalism? Does it include gender, sexual orientation, class, religion, and other socio-demographic descriptors? This film answers these questions and more and helps students learn key basics for practice and the deeper meanings of identity development.

Jeff Harris, Jill Oliveira-Berry, Winter Hamada

Lydia Buki

A Filmakers Library title. 52 min. DVD: $295. Three-year streaming: $199. 978-1-4631-1570-8

This important five-part series shows students how to integrate strategies from several theories and combine skills from different approaches. The films demonstrate practical strategies and allow students to see theory in action, then practice the ideas for mastery and develop a portfolio of competence. Rather than choosing just one theory, students will learn basics of cognitive, behavioral, experiential, psychodynamic, and multicultural counseling so that they can develop their own integrated theory.

Health disparities among various populations are a critical social justice issue, and it is imperative for psychologists to become involved in the elimination of these disparities. To illustrate mechanisms of disparity, Dr. Buki uses breast cancer in Latina women as a model to demonstrate the psychosocial, cultural, and institutional factors that combine to produce lower survivorship rates. Dr. Buki illustrates the non-traditional roles that psychologists can take to help combat these disparities, consistent with a social justice perspective.

A Microtraining title. Approx. 300 min. Individual DVDs or three-year streaming: $149. Series: $589. 978-1-4631-1334-6

A Microtraining title. 60 min. DVD or three-year streaming: $109. 978-1-4631-1519-7

Post-Obama: The Continued Relevance of Identity Theorizing and Research

A Totalizing Conversation: Re-storying a Totalizing Description of Race

William E. Cross, Jr.

John Winslade, Lorraine Hedtke

Bill Cross, a leading researcher in cultural identity, discusses the societal movements that helped contribute to President Obama’s election: ethnic studies, women’s studies, LGBT studies, growth of new immigrant communities, changes in “mainstream” youth culture, and the globalization of hip hop. Cross shares information about his new identity research, including white identity development, enigmatic multicultural identity profiles, microaggressions, analyzing internalized oppression, and intersectionality. This video will help students remain on the cutting edge of theories in identity development.

In this powerful film focusing on race and identity, Winslade and Hedtke discuss the definition of a “totalizing description” and the damage it can inflict. Following that conversation, John interviews an African American client who has been totalized on the basis of her dark skin color and conducts a deconstructive conversation about the particular effects of racist assumptions, followed by a moderated team reflection on the client’s experiences.

Three Approaches to Counseling One Adolescent Client: Solution-focused, Reality Best Seller Therapy, and Cognitive-behavioral Edward Hamann, William McFarland, Carrie Alexander-Albritton One client, three approaches to counseling. Students will witness theory in action with demonstrations of solution-focused, reality therapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy. The client is an adolescent female who describes problems with her parents, lack of control in her life, and stress. Observe how three different therapists meet with the same client and work from three different theoretical perspectives. This is an excellent video for use in counseling theory courses and will provide students with a keen understanding of the how and why of each of these different theoretical approaches. A Microtraining title. 110 min. DVD or three-year streaming: $169. 978-1-4631-1193-9

When the Bough Breaks: Identifying Behavioral Problems Early Best Seller Produced by Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Current theory holds that if a child does not properly attach itself to a caregiver in his or her first three years, the implications for later life can be profound, and can show up in the form of overly aggressive behavior, serious learning problems, and delinquency. When the Bough Breaks follows three mothers and their troubled children, aged ten months to three years, through three months of therapy in Toronto. Two of the children have never slept through the entire night, and one child demonstrates a serious eating disorder, holding food in her mouth for up to three hours and refusing to swallow. The film chronicles the families pushed to the edge by their children’s difficult behaviors. Through in-home footage and tapes of therapy sessions, the film provides a fascinating picture of the children’s behaviors and interactions with their parents. When the Bough Breaks illustrates that even before they can speak, children give out signals of disturbance, and without proper intervention, chaos can ensue.

“This film transports the viewer to the heart of a world most of us never experience…its honesty and sensitivity allows no easy answers.” –Ruth R. Ehresman, MSW, LCSW, Policy Director, Citizens for Missouri’s Children

A Microtraining title. 60 min. DVD or three-year streaming: $109. 978-1-4631-1298-1

Multi-theoretical Counseling and Best Seller Psychotherapy: Key Strategies and Microskills: A Five-part Series

A Microtraining title. 50 min. DVD or three-year streaming: $109. 978-1-4631-1475-6

Poverty as Social Exclusion: Relational Dimensions of Social Class Stratification Laura Smith If there is any segment of society that should be concerned with the impact of classism and poverty, it is those within the helping professions—people who have built their careers around understanding and facilitating human emotional well-being. In her engaging address, Dr. Smith helps redefine social class and provides suggestions of promising new approaches to serving poor communities that go beyond remediation, sympathy, and charity. A Microtraining title. 60 min. DVD or three-year streaming: $109. 978-1-4631-1476-3

A Filmakers Library title. 72 min. DVD or three-year streaming: $195. 978-1-4631-1092-5

Affirmative Psychotherapy for American Jews Lewis Schlosser In one of the first videos to attend to Jewish issues in counseling and psychotherapy, Dr. Schlosser provides insightful guidance in working with American Jewish clients. Demographics of this culturally distinct group, Judaism, and Jewish culture are all covered in an interesting and enlightening lecture.

Qualitative research provides scholars with a means to gain a deep description of the lives they study, but entering into a community can be difficult. Researchers have to suspend their own cultural lens while examining the experiences of others. Dr. Suzuki describes the importance of understanding cultures within the context of political, economic, historical, and social considerations. Students will be moved by her personal experiences and the use of symbols as she describes her own story and culture. A Microtraining title. 50 min. DVD or three-year streaming: $109. 978-1-4631-1485-5

Uncovering the Social Determinants of Health

A Microtraining title. 70 min. DVD or three-year streaming: $169. 978-1-4631-1284-4

Counseling Gay and Lesbian People of Best Seller Color: Navigating Multiple Identities: A Two-part Series Kevin Nadal Through an exploration of clients’ presenting problems, Dr. Nadal examines how their racial, ethnic, gender, and sexual identities may influence their lives and coping skills. Using culturally sensitive skills to assess concerns, he helps clients move toward becoming healthier and happier individuals. A Microtraining title. 70 min. DVD or three-year streaming: $169. 978-1-4631-1187-8

Cultural Psychology: Fostering Agency for Human Change Edmund Gordon Dr. Edmund Gordon is a major founder of cultural psychology and an expert on youth development. In this presentation, he clarifies the intersection of culture and behavioral science, and discusses the key role of context in shaping our lives, our meaning making, and our very consciousness. A Microtraining title. 60 min. DVD or three-year streaming: $109. 978-1-4631-1391-9

A Microtraining title. 60 min. DVD or three-year streaming: $109. 978-1-4631-1343-8

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Cultural Psychology

Developmental Psychology: Child and Adolescent

Conversations on Racial and Ethnic Identity Research: Where Do We Go from Here?

Culturally Competent Counseling and Therapy Five-part Series

Five Approaches to Counseling Best Seller Adolescents

Lila: Eight to Thirteen

Robert Sellers, Eleanor Seaton, William E. Cross, Jr., Stephen Quintana

Adisa Ajamu, Patricia Arredondo, Judy Daniels, Gayle Iwamasa, Bryan Kim, Nora Martinez, Art Martinez, Elsa Orjuela, Michael D’Andrea, Azara Santiago-Rivera, Luis Vázquez, Allen Ivey, Frederick Leong, Derald Wing Sue, Thomas Parham

Shannon Kellogg, Lucy Vail

Lila: Eight to Thirteen follows a strong, lively girl as she navigates the passage from preadolescence to adolescence, a crucial time period for coming-of-age. This charming and intimately personal film celebrates Lila’s resilience in the face of internal and external pressures. The film follows her evolution from a tree-climbing eight-year-old who likes to compete with boys, through the complexities of a changing body and a new set of “rules” for behavior, marking milestone moments like a disastrous haircut and the first day of menstruation. Despite highs and lows, Lila’s luminous personality prevails as she struggles with the loss of childhood and tries to redefine herself as a young adult.

This exciting video will get viewers involved in a discussion of how to disentangle race, ethnicity, and culture while at the same time acknowledging the intersection among these constructs. Four panelists discuss such issues as salience of race and ethnicity, epiphanies leading to new discoveries, and the movement from one level of cultural identity to another. Special attention is given to how context shapes the variability of multicultural identity. The session includes an extensive question and answer session from the audience that yields a meaningful exchange of information and ideas. A Microtraining title.120 min. DVD or three-year streaming: $109. 978-1-4631-1369-8

Racial Microaggressions: Impact and Implications for Counseling Practice Derald Wing Sue Is it possible for someone born and raised in the United States avoid inheriting society’s racial biases? Why do good, moral, and decent human beings act in ways that oppress others? Dr. Sue presents his most recent research on racial microaggressions—brief and commonplace verbal, behavioral, and environmental indignities, whether intentional or unintentional, that communicate hostile, derogatory, or negative racial slights and insults to a target person or group. Dr. Sue also links the phenomenon to gender and sexual orientation microaggressions and strives to educate therapists who may be unaware of their biases and may unintentionally engage in microaggressions that create difficulties for clients of color. A Microtraining title. 60 min. DVD or three-year streaming: $109. 978-1-4631-1483-1

This five-part film series features demonstrations with top professionals actively engaging in the specifics of multicultural counseling and therapy. The sessions, which are available individually or as a set, are hosted by Patricia Arredondo and Allen Ivey and include: • Innovative Approaches to Counseling African Descent People • Innovative Approaches to Counseling Asian American People • Innovative Approaches to Counseling Latina/o People • Innovative Approaches to Counseling Native American Indian People • Innovative Approaches from a White American Perspective A Microtraining title. 30 min. each. Individual DVDs or three-year streaming: $109. Series: $489. 978-1-4631-1460-2

Multicultural Supervision Anika K. Warren, Melissa Corpus Dr. Warren provides multicultural supervision to Melissa Corpus, an advanced doctoral student studying counseling psychology at Teachers College at Columbia University. In the first segment, Melissa uses an integrative approach to counsel a Vietnamese American gay male who completed an intake assessment several years prior. In the second segment, the client provides an overview of his counseling experience and describes his perceptions of effective counseling. In the third segment, Dr. Warren integrates experiential, multicultural, practical, and theoretical techniques to supervise to Melissa. The final segment consists of closing comments and analysis from Melissa and Dr. Warren. A Microtraining title. 75 min. DVD or three-year streaming: $169. 978-1-4631-1295-0

Counseling Veterans Herbert Exum, Amy Menna The counseling profession has not given sufficient attention to returning military veterans. Only in the wake of the Iraq and Gulf wars have counselors begun to fully understand the needs of and responsibilities toward these individuals. As veterans are members of a distinct cultural group, this film explains their culture and its members’ specialized needs. Students will learn about post-traumatic stress, specific treatment issues, and the critical importance of working with military families.

Counseling Immigrants Adam Zagelbaum, Vanna Som, Maria Avina, Miguel Loeza

This five-part series leads counselors through the unique and complex benefits and challenges of working with teen clients from diverse backgrounds. It serves as a basic instructional guide for clinicians collaborating with teens through one of the most challenging life transitions: adolescence to adulthood. Depression, anxiety, anger management, therapeutic joining, and school counseling are essential areas to master when working with adolescents. Using cognitive behavioral, narrative, interpersonal, and mindfulness approaches, each segment presents a theoretical framework, excerpts from sessions, and a close look at specific skills and interventions. This series also addresses special considerations such as confidentiality, family involvement, and the influence of social media. A Microtraining title. 60 min. DVD or three-year streaming: $169. 978-1-4631-1528-9

Group Counseling with Children Two experienced counselors lead a six-part group counseling session of a diverse group of fifth grade students with the goal of increasing members’ appreciation of cultural diversity. Viewers will observe members’ developmental level, leaders’ choice of activities and processing strategies, and issues surrounding the concept of “culture” within the group. This video is an excellent tool for counselor educators teaching group work and for school counselors and guidance directors seeking relevant training materials. A Microtraining title. 180 min. DVD: $249. Three-year streaming: $199. 978-1-4631-1219-6

The Challenge of Counseling Teens: Best Seller Techniques for Engaging and Connecting with Reluctant Youth John Sommers-Flanagan John Sommers-Flanagan works with six different teenagers to demonstrate specific engagement techniques for managing resistance. He shows how counselors can connect with teenagers in ways that deepen the relationship and facilitate therapeutic work with strategies such as teen-friendly goal-setting procedures and homework assignments, methods for giving direct and powerful feedback and interpretations, and the use of humor and self-disclosure. This film presents clients with diverse cultural backgrounds and includes clips that illustrate the power of authenticity and spontaneity when counseling teens.

Cultural Identity Theory: Origins, Present and Future Status Bailey W. Jackson, William E. Cross, Jr.

A Microtraining title. 75 min. DVD or three-year streaming: $169. 978-1-4631-1200-4

Produced at the USC School of Cinema-Television Directed by Stephen Richardson

Solving the Mystery of Racial Bias in Testing: How Much Does It Cost to Think about Being Black?

Why do so many children have such a hard time learning to read? Who can help them? This revealing documentary forges the important connection between early trouble with reading and serious classroom behavioral problems. Trouble with Reading looks at the shame and frustration that color the lives of four schoolchildren who struggle to read, and reveals a common thread of language barriers, social status, emotional problems, and sensory deficiencies. The film stresses the power of individualized tutoring, but expresses concerns about the system’s capacity to help all who need it.

Cultural identity theory is changing the way counseling professionals think about counseling and therapy. Cross and Jackson have long been central in bringing these ideas to the forefront of the counseling field, and take an opportunity to share their insight on topics including: • How the theory was generated independently by scholars across the country. • How these theories have inspired work in other areas. • Issues of racism and social justice. A Microtraining title. 60 min. DVD or three-year streaming: $169. 978-1-4631-1388-9

Janet E. Helms Students of African and Latino descent typically score at least one standard deviation lower on standardized tests than students of EuroAmerican heritage. Despite these predictable outcomes, administrators continue to use these tests. In this address, Dr. Helms illustrates how scores on standardized tests may be adjusted to compensate for unfair racial and cultural influences. A Microtraining title. 60 min. DVD or three-year streaming: $109. 978-1-4631-1497-8

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“This exceptionally well-made documentary is particularly noteworthy because it addresses those ‘tween’ years—not quite a teen but no longer a child—something not often dealt with in coming-of-age films. A fantastic addition to women’s studies, psychology or child development courses.” –School Library Journal A Filmakers Library title. 54 min. DVD or three-year streaming: $149. 978-1-4631-0572-3

Sheri Bauman, Sam Steen

As the demographics of the United States change, mental health practitioners, counselors, and psychologists need to remain aware of the specific needs of immigrants. In Microtraining’s first ever film on this timely topic, two scenarios are presented: school-counseling and community-based scenarios that touch upon language, culture, family, education, and work-related concerns that impact the wellbeing and needs of immigrant clients. Following the scenarios, three immigrants from Mexico and Asia—all of whom are in the counseling profession—discuss their reasons for immigrating, seeking counseling services, and moving toward a career in counseling, focusing specific attention on how to work with and advocate for immigrant clients so that emotional needs and social resources are met.

A Microtraining title. 60 min. DVD or three-year streaming: $109. 978-1-4631-1201-1

A film by Diane Brown

A Microtraining title. 60 min. DVD or three-year streaming: $149. 978-1-4631-1218-9

Trouble with Reading

First Person Shooter Cogent/Benger Productions, Inc. In the United States today, violent interactive video games are a twenty billion dollar industry. These games appear to have an addictive quality, particularly to teenage boys, whose lives they frequently dominate. What effect does brutality in virtual reality have on the minds and psyches of the young? First Person Shooter tells the story of the filmmaker’s son who, along with his friends, has become hooked on one such game, at the expense of all other interests. It calls necessary attention to the negative impacts of violent video games on family, school, and community life.

“Extremely highly recommended and very useful for provoking discussions as few other venues raise these issues as compellingly.” –Educational Media Reviews Online A Filmakers Library title. 50 min. DVD or three-year streaming: $149. 978-1-4631-0346-0

Lost Boys: Growing Up without a Father Produced by Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Lost Boys: Growing Up without a Father is a sensitive portrayal of several articulate men who describe the emotional problems that resulted from growing up in the absence of a father. Whether separated by death, divorce, alcoholism, or simply the inability to relate, each of the subjects describes a deep emotional void that they have spent their lives trying to fill. The film raises questions about the role of the mother in the absence of a supportive partner, and the ramifications the lack of a father figure has had on each subject’s own parenting abilities. A Filmakers Library title. 30 min. DVD: $295. Three-year streaming: $199. 978-1-4631-0599-0

A Filmakers Library title. 23 min. DVD or three-year streaming: $195. 978-1-4631-1024-6


Developmental Psychology: Child and Adolescent

Cultural Psychology

Total Baby

Empathy Training for Ethnic and Cultural Awareness Best Seller

Produced by Kate Davis and Alyson Denny

Max Parker, Chun-Chung Choi What better way to enhance empathy toward those who are culturally different than by capturing their daily experiences on campus? This title features thirty-six vignettes developed and role-played by college students based on their own experiences of marginalization. African American, Asian/Asian American, Caribbean, Gay and Lesbian, Hispanic, American Indian, and international students are featured. Audiences will not only gain insight into the experiences that challenge culturally different students, but will examine their own assumptions, feelings, and attitudes toward those who are different. An ideal video for student leaders, counselors, student affairs administrators, professors, advisors, health educators, and anyone else who comes in contact with students.

How infants are reared is often a reflection of the society into which they’re born. Set within a historical context, Total Baby shows the scramble of today’s parents to give their babies an advantage over their peers. The film provides a wry yet scholarly overview of childbearing throughout history and the evolving theories that govern the nature of babyhood. A Filmakers Library title. 59 min. DVD or three-year streaming: $195. 978-1-4631-1016-1

A Microtraining title. 45 min. DVD or three-year streaming: $169. 978-1-4631-1195-3

Out of the Mouths of Babes: The Acquisition of Language

Breaking the Cycle

What Does It Mean to Be White? The Invisible Whiteness of Being Best Seller

Produced by Roger Graef

Derald Wing Sue

Produced by Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Breaking the Cycle looks at British families struggling to raise preschoolers with serious behavior problems. The film demonstrates how early interventions can help parents learn positive reinforcement tactics to break the cycle of oppositional behavior.

Out of the Mouths of Babes provides a rare opportunity to see and hear the chronology of language acquisition during the first six years of life. By examining the natural speech of children, viewers can clearly observe the gradual progression that occurs from random babbling, to jargon and one-word sentences, to the use of complicated linguistic structures. The film emphasizes children’s ability to independently acquire language from what they hear around them and provides a clear and informative description of the process of linguistic development from Harvard researchers Peter and Jill de Villiers. A Filmakers Library title. 28 min. DVD: $295. Three-year streaming: $199. 978-1-4631-0762-8

Counseling Children: Brief Strategies

A Filmakers Library title. 52 min. DVD or three-year streaming: $195. 978-1-4631-0129-9

A Microtraining title. 60 min. DVD or three-year streaming: $109. 978-1-4631-1297-4

Newborn: With Dr. Berry Brazelton Best Seller Produced by Canadian Broadcasting Corporation This handsomely photographed film documents the extraordinary capabilities of the newborn. It demonstrates the infant’s readiness to face challenges, perceive environment, and establish individuality.

Mary Bradford Ivey

“A truly extraordinary film!” –Gayle Cunningham, Bank Street College of Education

This video shows how to conduct a five-stage interview with elementary school students. Mary Ivey demonstrates use of the community genogram and family tree to obtain children’s cultural and contextual strengths and illustrates the importance of spirituality for children.

“Authoritative without being pedantic. Very moving.” –Educational Film Library Association

A Microtraining title. 60 min. DVD or three-year streaming: $149. 978-1-4631-1216-5

Counseling Latina/o Children and Adolescents: Cross-cultural Issues Enedina Vázquez, Luis Vázquez, Mary Bradford Ivey How can non-Latino individuals work effectively cross-culturally? Through demonstrations of both ineffective models and culturally sensitive approaches, this video illustrates how to help children build on cultural strengths for problem resolution. Special attention is given to working with families and providing effective translation for non-English speaking clients. A Microtraining title. 60 min. DVD or three-year streaming: $149. 978-1-4631-1217-2

The Mirror Cracked: Attachment and the Therapeutic Relationship Judith Morgan The therapeutic relationship is widely regarded as central to the work of psychotherapy, yet the role of attachment in the therapeutic process is rarely discussed. When a child is referred for therapy, he or she has typically experienced a disruption to a significant attachment relationship. This presentation describes numerous real cases and shows experiential techniques that can be used to explore this topic.

A Filmakers Library title. 28 min. DVD or three-year streaming: $195. 978-1-4631-0706-2

Toys Produced by Canadian Broadcasting Corporation To what extent do the toys that children play with affect their attitudes, capabilities, and perceptions of gender? Toys incorporates the divergent views of psychologists and educators who explain their theories on the nature of children’s play and debate the appropriate complexity levels for children’s toys. A Filmakers Library title. 47 min. DVD: $295. Three-year streaming: $199. 978-1-4631-1019-2

Music and Early Childhood Produced by Ron Gould for Connecticut Public Television In an era of budget strains that often lead to cuts in arts programs, Music and Early Childhood makes a strong case for beginning music education at an early age. Experts from leading U.S. programs and institutions affirm the importance of music as both a precursor to language and a category of intelligence that threatens to deteriorate if unused. The film features footage of young children in a music education environment and illustrates firsthand music’s potential to foster development and encourage the formation of important new skills. This film will interest music educators, child development experts, and curriculum specialists alike. A Filmakers Library title. 28 min. DVD or three-year streaming: $149. 978-1-4631-0681-2

A Microtraining title. 90 min. DVD or three-year streaming: $129. 978-1-4631-1230-1


Based upon a series of interviews with white individuals and people of color, Dr. Sue asks a straightforward question: What does it mean to be white? The variety of reactions is both provocative and powerful as subjects’ responses reveal how unaware and uncomfortable many are with discussions of race. Why would many white individuals prefer not think about their whiteness? Why are some so uncomfortable with the question? Why do people deny the importance and influence of race in their lives? • 703.212.8520

Relational Cultural Therapy Tonya Renee Hammer This film provides an introduction to Relational Cultural Theory (RCT) and explores concepts such as relational competence, relational images, and strategies of disconnection. In the counseling session, Dr. Hammer models the theory with Angelica, who is seeking guidance for her relationship with her boyfriend. Dr. Hammer skillfully draws out relational images and connections to show Angelica how her own expectations for her role in relationships have impacted the relationship with her boyfriend. Together they explore how these relational images developed from early relationships in Angelica’s life, particularly the relationship with her sister. A Microtraining title. 60 min. DVD or three-year streaming: $169. 978-1-4631-1574-6

Confronting Racial and Gender Difference: Three Approaches to Multicultural Counseling & Therapy

Race & Assessment: Measurement & Legal Implications

Brenda Cartwright, Michael D’Andrea, Judy Daniels

William Sedlacek

This film will help viewers discover many of the issues underlying cross-racial counseling and therapy. Unintentional racism, insight into client thought processes, and specific ideas for practice are provided in this challenging video, which starts with a focus on developing an open cross-cultural relationship and negotiating the goals of counseling. The three approaches demonstrated include: • Psychodynamic: a unique approach to unconscious thoughts and feelings. • Existential/humanistic: where person-centered skills lead to a challenging discussion of the notion of “choice” and “responsibility.” • Cognitive behavioral: where the counselor uses stress management and problem solving skills that lead toward empowerment and greater life satisfaction through collective awareness.

Racial differences in assessment processes continue to point to the questionable efficacy of such practices. Dr. Sedlacek is known for his emphasis on the use of non-cognitive variables rather than traditional standardized assessments. In this address, Dr. Sedlacek discusses findings from research involving non-cognitive variables. A Microtraining title. 60 min. DVD or three-year streaming: $109. 978-1-4631-1479-4

A Microtraining title. 90 min. DVD or three-year streaming: $169. 978-1-4631-1368-1


Gender and Sexuality

Developmental Psychology: Adult and Lifespan Development

(A)Sexual: A Minority No Longer Silent

In the End: A Medical Dilemma

A film by Angela Tucker

A film by Charlotte Roseby, Yew Tree Films This groundbreaking film introduces viewers to men and women who have never experienced sexual attraction. In 2000, David Jay came out as asexual to his parents, a quality he accepts about himself. And David is not alone; studies show that as much as one percent of the population may be asexual. Living in a society obsessed with sex, how does one deal with life as an outsider? In (A)Sexual, people describe firsthand the challenges of acknowledging to themselves—and others—their asexuality. These asexual individuals form a community and regularly assert their presence. Their personal stories show the difficulties and complexities of being “out of step” with the rest of society and the peace of mind gained by connecting with one another. Intimate interviews, vérité footage, and animation help viewers understand this little known aspect of sexual identity. (A)Sexual is a “must see” in courses on sexuality and gender.

Intensive care specialist Dr. Charlie Corke is committed to giving his elderly patients every chance to get better, but recognizes that sometimes treatment only lengthens the dying process, causing discomfort and distress.This documentary follows the journey of a doctor trying to balance his own enthusiasm for medical technology with an acceptance that, after a long and healthy life, it may be time to go. In the End is a beautiful and profound film that chronicles the touching stories of patients, their families, and the physician who’s helping them deal with the less-examined consequences of the modern-day scientific advances that are prolonging patients’ lives. “In the End shows us, in a simple and moving way, that we need to think harder about end-of-life treatment. The fact that we can prolong life means that we tend to do so without asking ourselves if we are really doing anyone any good. And if we did ask that question, then the answer would often be ‘no’.” –Peter Singer

A Filmakers Library title. 74 min. DVD: $350. Three-year streaming $199. 978-1-4631-1571-5

A Filmakers Library title. 30 min. DVD: $295. Three-year streaming: $199. 978-1-4631-1268-4

Regretters: Sex Change Revisited Best Seller A film by Marcus Lindeen Regretters gives heartfelt voice to two transgendered people who underwent sex change surgery to become women. Now, years later, they would like to return to their original male bodies. Their experiences illuminate the complicated nature of gender identity, showing that the transformation from one gender to another is not accomplished solely by sexual reassignment surgery. Orlando is an androgynous dandy who had one of Sweden’s first sex change operations in 1967. He tells of his eleven year marriage to a man who never suspected that his wife had not been born female. Mikael underwent surgery in the 1990s at the age of fifty, but has since tried to convince his doctors to change him back, as he feels desperately lost between genders, trapped inside a body that is not his. Together for the first time, Orlando and Mikael meet on stage and engage in a spontaneous dialogue. Regretters is frank without being sensational and provides important material relevant to any discussion of gender and all of its complexities. A Filmakers Library title. 60 min. DVD: $295. Three-year streaming: $199. 978-1-4631-0829-8

Class Queers

Pink Sunset Villa: A Home for Gay and Lesbian Elders

School House Productions for Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

A film by Tjarda Hockstra

Class Queers focuses on the struggles of three young people after publicly acknowledging their homosexuality. Adina, age sixteen, is a rabbi’s daughter whose father has difficulty accepting that his daughter is a lesbian. Seventeenyear-old Adam is so lonely that he makes reckless dates with strangers on the Internet. Richard, also seventeen, is leaving his unsupportive home and school for a job in a hair salon. With the help of a local church counseling program, these teens discover a refuge of acceptance, and use this platform to successfully organize a city-wide high school prom exclusively for gay and lesbian students.

Growing old presents its challenges for all individuals, but many elderly gay and lesbian people often experience the added alienation that comes from moving into homes occupied primarily by straight peers. This gentle film, made in Holland, follows the evolution of a home built for senior gays and lesbians. It introduces viewers to graying men and women as they prepare to distill their possessions and memories for the move to their new residence. The subjects speak candidly about their personal journeys to self-recognition at a time when homosexuality was often vilified. They recount their wariness of their straight neighbors and the need to keep their sexuality secret. Now, passing over a new threshold, they’re able to assert their pride in themselves and their culture.

A Filmakers Library title. 40 min. DVD or three-year streaming: $195. 978-1-4631-0207-4

Back to Nadia: Becoming a “Boy” for Survival in Afghanistan Directed by Grau Serra Returning from the hospital after the suicide bombing that killed her brother, eleven-year-old Nadia has an epiphany: she will pretend to be a boy, assuming her brother’s identity and name in order to support her family. In Taliban-ruled Afghanistan where women and girls are not allowed to work outside the home, Nadia spends eleven years masquerading as her brother Esmerai before ultimately escaping to Europe and reclaiming her identity as female. Back to Nadia is the fascinating story of gender and personal transformation in a society where being female leaves few options for freedom or autonomy. A Filmakers Library title. 52 min. DVD: $295.

A Filmakers Library title. 50 min. DVD or three-year streaming: $195. 978-1-4631-0778-9

The Remarkable Story of John/Joan

Rage against the Darkness

Lick Salt: A Grandson’s Tale

Produced by John Kastner in association with CBC and the Documentary Channel

A film by Ryan Feldman

From three-time Emmy Award-winning producer John Kastner comes Rage against the Darkness, a much-heralded series on the difficult realities of aging. Broadcast in Canada to overwhelming response, its three programs, each filmed over several years, focus on five elderly people as they make the wrenching transition from independent living to their new lives in senior homes. The ambitious series captures every step of their journey. According to Kastner, “I wanted to be there from the first fight in the family over what to do with mother, through the ordeal of first moving into an institution, and then continue to follow my subjects to show a year in the life of a senior home.” These sensitive portraits of seniors and their families raise important questions about whether there are better ways to cope with the infirmities of age. A Filmakers Library title. 210 min. Individual DVDs or three-year streaming: $195. Series: $495. Bunny & Leona: 978-1-4631-0812-0. Gert’s Secret: 978-1-4631-0813-7. Living Dangerously: 978-1-4631-0814-4.

Alzheimer’s Basics for Counselors/Therapists: Definition, Assessment, and Counseling Alizreza Atri Brilliant researcher, practitioner, and award-winning faculty member Dr. Alizreza Atri gives students a fascinating presentation explaining the counselor’s role in Alzheimer’s assessment and referral. Counselors will understand their centrality in helping the patient and the family and will not only learn key facts, but will be able to perform informal assessments. Special attention is paid to the progression of this disease, which affects millions of patients and their families, and specifics for referral and action are provided along with useful handouts to facilitate follow up. A Microtraining title. 20 min. DVD or three-year streaming: $169. 978-1-4631-1290-5

Produced by Canadian Broadcasting Corporation During circumcision, eight-month-old baby John was the victim of an accident which removed most of his penis. When John was nearly two, a doctor advised John’s family to have his testicles surgically removed and raise him as a girl. Renamed “Joan” by his family and treated as female, John spent his childhood feeling miserably disconnected from his feminine persona. After learning about his true history during adolescence, John became angry and suicidal. Now in his thirties, he has undergone reconstructive surgery to return to a male body. This unique film, which includes interviews with psychosexual development professionals, helps elucidate the biological and environmental determinants that influence gender.

Cognitive Counseling Jan Holden, Samuel Gladding Students will witness clear and specific examples of cognitive strategies for counseling clients across the lifespan, including a demonstration from Jan Holden of her “10 steps of the cognitive counseling routine.” Samuel Gladding helps debrief what occurs in these sessions. A Microtraining title. 60 min. DVD or three-year streaming: $149. 978-1-4631-1573-9

This portrait of the relationship between the filmmaker and his grandmother will be a resource for those who work with the elderly. Out of touch with his family for years, Ryan reconnects with his grandmother, a lonely though feisty elderly woman suffering from dementia. Ryan forms a strong bond with his grandmother and begins visiting her regularly, tracking her decline and delusions, but also her memories and overwhelming affection for her grandson. Lick Salt is a vivid character study of a strong-minded woman caught between reality and illusion, while still remaining vain, loving, and independent. A Filmakers Library title. 58 min. DVD or three-year streaming: $195. 978-1-4631-0567-9

Christine and Paul: A Journey with Alzheimer’s Disease Produced by NHK Christine was a forty-six-year-old mother of three when she was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. Despite a rocky recent divorce and the prospect of mental decline, Christine met and married Paul, who would become a pivotal support during her turbulent journey. Ten years after her diagnosis, Christine has published two books and remains articulate, contributing important perspective to the discussion about the value of person-centered care and the need to preserve each patient’s individuality and dignity. A Filmakers Library title. 50 min. DVD or three-year streaming: $195. 978-1-4631-0200-5

Mr. Nobody A film by Lyn Wright for the National Film Board of Canada Do mentally competent seniors have the right to neglect themselves? What should be done when reclusive or eccentric seniors refuse help? Does government have an obligation to intervene? Mr. Nobody sensitively addresses these questions by focusing on quirky sixtyfive-year-old Jack Huggins, who has lived alone for years in a house crammed with old appliances, lavishing affection on a menagerie of cats. When his neighbors complain to the health department about the condition of his house, Jack is declared incompetent and finds his finances turned over to a state-appointed trustee before ultimately receiving a psychiatric re-assessment. The film offers a poignant, sharp look at the legal, ethical, and human issues that arise as our population continues to age. A Filmakers Library title. 35 min. DVD or three-year streaming: $99. 978-1-4631-0677-5

A Filmakers Library title. 30 min. DVD or three-year streaming: $195. 978-1-4631-0830-4

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Social Psychology

Social Psychology

The Stanley Milgram Films on Social Psychology

Now Available

“The social psychology of this century reveals a major lesson: often it is not so much the kind of person a man is as the kind of situation in which he finds himself that determines how he will act.” –Stanley Milgram

In My Parents’ Basement A film by Maureen Judge This film explores the stories of three adult children who have returned to live with their parents. It captures the day-to-day lives of the subjects and their families over a nine-month period as they grapple with current struggles, future dreams, and past failures. Through conversations, anecdotes, and arguments, In My Parents’ Basement sheds light on the issues triggered when adult children move back home. It shows the trials and tribulations of Bob, an articulate thirty-four-year-old who has lived with his parents for two years and shows no signs of moving out, Nancy, a forty-two-year-old who shares a basement with her grandmother while trying to get her pet grooming business off the ground, and young married couple Denise and David, who have moved in with Denise’s parents to save money for a house. In My Parents’ Basement reflects a growing phenomenon in modern society and showcases the patience, compassion, and strength necessary to maintain strong family relationships through difficult times.

Stanley Milgram became a controversial and compelling public figure as a result of his shocking 1961 experiment Obedience to Authority, which revealed the extraordinary actions average people will take to follow orders. His film Obedience, which documented the experiment and provided visual evidence of the results, began Milgram’s interest in film as an educational tool. He went on to create five more films over the course of his career on other social psychology topics, all of which are now available in online streaming format for the first time, exclusively from Alexander Street Press. Milgram’s body of work also included also included research in small world (the source of “Six Degrees of Separation”), the lost-letter technique, mental maps of cities, the familiar stranger, and other important concepts central to the study of social psychology. Each of these films provides arresting visual imagery to supplement classroom instruction and discussion around a variety of essential themes, figures, and experiments in social psychology, making even complex topics accessible to a wide variety of students.


Invitation to Social Psychology

Chronicling one of psychology’s most famous experimental studies of all time, Obedience focuses on the conflict between obedience to authority and personal conscience. Conceived in the wake of the World War II criminal trial of Adolph Eichmann, who ordered the deaths of millions of Jews, the experiment was designed to explore how far people would go when under the instruction of an authority figure. Using footage shot at Yale University, Obedience captures the behavior of subjects who were told to administer electric shocks of increasing severity to another person. Sixty-five percent of experiment participants administered the experiment’s final massive 450-volt shock. Fifty years later, this experiment still resonates as people ask themselves, “Would I pull that lethal switch?” This is the only authentic film footage of Milgram’s renowned experiment and is essential to all foundational work in social psychology at the graduate, undergraduate, and high school level.

By placing an emphasis on three questions—What is the subject matter of social psychology? What are its methods of investigation? What are some of its findings?—this film provides an overview of the field of social psychology. It features reenactments of Asch’s experiment on conformity, Bandura and Walters’s work on the social learning of aggression, Milgram’s study of obedience, and Zimbardo’s prison simulation.

45 min. DVD $229. Three-year streaming: $199. 978-1-4631-1559-3

The City and the Self This compelling film, which combines both art film and documentary techniques, evolved out of the landmark Science magazine article Milgram wrote in 1970 that established the field of urban psychology. In the film, Milgram introduces the concepts of urban overload and selective attention and delves into the research of social psychologists John Darley and Bibb Latane, who studied New York City in the aftermath of the shocking murder of Kitty Genovese. 52 min. DVD or three-year streaming: $199. 978-1-4631-1561-6

Conformity and Independence This film examines classic research asking why people conform, obey, and dissent in various social situation and presents social psychology’s main findings and principles in the areas of conformity and independence. Sherif’s experiments on norm formation, Asch’s work on group pressure to conform and Crutchfield’s variation, Kelman’s three processes of compliance, and Moscovici’s theoretical views are all covered.

A Filmakers Library title. 57 min. DVD: $295. Three-year streaming: $199. 978-1-4631-1265-3

Lens and Pens: Art in an Unexpected Place A film by Deborah J. Schull This inspiring film tells the story of a poetry, painting, and photography workshop and its profound impact on three people deemed by the criminal justice system “not guilty by reason of insanity.” Relegated to the former maximum-security wing of a Washington, DC historic hospital, patients Ronnie, Pam, and Kevin are selected by a social worker named Ed Washington to participate in the new program: Lens, Pens, Brushes, & Friends. Washington’s intent for the workshop is to bridge the divide between this treatment population and the outside community. Lens & Pens is framed by his recollections of the program’s evolution, and interlaced with interviews of the students and their volunteer-teachers, as well as the resulting artwork. Public exhibits, performances, and art sales help foster substantial leaps in artistic skill and self-confidence, enabling Ronnie, Pam, and Kevin to grow toward their fullest potential. But how will they balance their newfound abilities with their uncertain futures?

25 min. DVD or three-year streaming: $189. 978-1-4631-1560-9

Human Aggression By depicting spontaneous and startling occurrences of aggression in the activities of a youth gang and relating them to scientific principles and laboratory findings, this film succeeds in communicating the major scientific principles and findings on human aggression. The program focuses on how aggression is learned by children, and uses the activities of a gang to demonstrate aggression in terms of dominance and territoriality, frustration, and displacement. The program also highlights Bard’s work on the psychological training of police, Bandura and Walters’s Bobo doll experiment, Milgram’s work with group influences on aggression, and the findings of Sykes and Matza on the legitimization of aggression in delinquent groups. 24 min. DVD or three-year streaming: $189. 978-1-4631-1562-3

Nonverbal Communication Through interviews with experts on interpersonal distance, this film examines the key principles of nonverbal communication. Milgram examines scientific findings on communication through gesture, body posture, intonation, eye contact, and facial expression, and presents research and theory on communication. Interviews include Hall on interpersonal distance, Argyle on the equilibrium theory of eye contact, Rosenthal on sex differences, Akaret on gestures and expressions in photographs, and Eibl-Eibesfeldt on biological programming. 22 min. DVD or three-year streaming: $189. 978-1-4631-1563-0

A Filmakers Library title. 30 min. DVD: $195. Three-year streaming: $195. 978-1-4631-1275-2

Mom’s Home

Why Do We Marry?

A film by Maureen Judge

Produced by Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Mom’s Home follows three mothers who find themselves forced to move back in with their daughters due to personal circumstances beyond their control. Gloria has recently moved to Scotland with her widowed mother May, who struggles with the onset of Alzheimer’s disease and adjustment to her new environment. Charmaine recently opened her home to her mother Harrian after family struggles pushed her out of her previous residence. Pam voluntarily moved in with her daughter Liz to help out with the finances, but after eleven years of cohabitation, Pam yearns for freedom. These women find themselves in an emotional tug-of-war as they grapple with conflicting emotions, changing expectations, social adjustments, and a sometimes ill-fated commitment to do what’s best. Candid and insightful, Mom’s Home focuses on the confusing role reversals that arise when mothers find themselves suddenly reliant on their adult children.

This heartwarming film explores why people of a variety of ages, cultures, and orientations still choose to marry in an era where social acceptance of alternate lifestyles is on the rise. Tracing customs from the traditional lifestyles of the 1950s, through the sexual revolution of the 60s, to today when fewer people are getting legally married, Robert Glossop of The Vanier Institute of the Family, discusses the reasons that prompt couples to continue to exchange vows.

A Filmakers Library title. 52 min. DVD: $295. Three-year streaming: $199. 978-1-4631-1264-6

The Complete Stanley Milgram Video Set This set includes all six of Stanley Milgram’s films and provides an essential foundation for the study of social psychology. Included are the films Obedience, Conformity and Independence, Human Aggression, Invitation to Social Psychology, Nonverbal Communication, and The City and the Self. DVD or three-year streaming: $995. 978-1-4631-1565-4

Couples Arguing

Buy five, get one free!

View Film and Video, Inc. Couples Arguing is the first documentary to capture the real, spontaneous arguments of different couples as they struggle to mitigate key relationship issues, including those of money, sex, alcohol, and children. It illustrates the conflicts between five couples, their outcomes, and the reasons behind them.

A Filmakers Library title. 45 min. DVD: $250. Three-year streaming: $199. 978-1-4631-1108-3

Why Can’t We Be a Family Again? Produced and directed by Roger Weisberg and Murray Nossel Shot over a three-year period, this emotionally wrenching story reveals the bond that develops between two brothers who long to be reunited with their cocaineaddicted mother, and their grandmother’s struggle to keep the family together. When a family court threatens to terminate the mother’s parental rights after a failed rehabilitation attempt, the boys impress the judge with their strong desire to keep the family intact. This powerful portrayal of a family torn apart by addiction will resonate with social workers, counselors, family therapists, and those training in the helping professions. A Filmakers Library title. 27 min. DVD: $295. Three-year streaming: $199. 978-1-4631-1107-6

A Filmakers Library title. 57 min. DVD: $195. Three-year streaming: $195. 978-1-4631-0227-2

23 min. DVD or three-year streaming: $189. 978-1-4631-1564-7

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