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What Has Psychopharmacology Taught Us?

And the Four Psychological Conditions We Now Know Are Lifelong Disorders

John Preston • 2/27/2017

By John Preston - Ultimately, while psychiatric drugs do save lives, the fact remains that integrative treatment (psychotherapy, lifestyle changes, exercise, and sometimes medications) works best. It behooves us to give our clients the best we have to offer, which involves much more than just offering pills to temporarily relieve symptoms.

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Then, Now & Tomorrow

Oral Histories of Psychotherapy 1978-2017

Marian Sandmaier, Bessel van der Kolk, John Gottman, Dan Siegel, John Preston, Ken Hardy, Mary Jo Barrett, Salvador Minuchin • 1/1/2017

A group of innovators and leaders look back over different realms of therapeutic practice and offer their view of the eureka moments, the mistakes and misdirections, and the inevitable trial-and-error processes that have shaped the evolution of different specialty areas within the field. 
  • Trauma: Retreats and Advances  BESSEL VAN DER KOLK 
  • Couples: In Search of a Safe Haven  JOHN GOTTMAN 
  • Systems Therapy: The Art of Creating Uncertainty  SALVADOR MINUCHIN 
  • Family Violence: Out of the Shadows  MARY JO BARRETT 
  • Psychopharmacology: The Jury Is Still Out  JOHN PRESTON 
  • Race Matters: How Far Have We Come?  KENNETH HARDY 
  • Neuroscience and Therapy: The Craft of Rewiring the Brain  DANIEL SIEGEL

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Meds: Myths and Realities
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4/28/2016
Authors:
RICHARD SIMON, PH.D.
 
THOMAS A SMITH, P.D., LMHC, NCP, FAPA, BCCP
 
JOSEPH F WEGMANN, PHARM.D., LCSW
 
FRANK G. ANDERSON, M.D.
 
PETER KRAMER, MD
 
JOHN PRESTON, LICENSED PSYCHOLOGIST
 
STEVEN DUBOVSKY, MD
Product:
CRS001064
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$489.90 USD     $199.99 USD

VIDEO: Why Anticipating Relapse Is Our Best Defense against It

How to Mobilize the Client’s Support System

John Preston • 9/3/2014

It’s always cause for celebration when depressed clients nears the finish line of treatment, feeling energized, empowered, and more content with their life. But it’s one thing to get people back on their feet from a depressive episode; it’s another to prevent recurrences down the road.

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VIDEO: What Therapists Need to Know about the Research on Meds

Helping Clients Recognize their Treatment Options

John Preston • 8/13/2014

When it comes to treating depression, neuropsychologist John Preston, author of Clinical Psychopharmacology Made Ridiculously Simple, says that psychoactive medication is only one alternative and often not the most effective. In addition to his integrative approach—which includes exercise, combating social withdrawal, family involvement, and possibly meds—he’s always on the lookout for toxic relationship issues in the client’s life.

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SSRIs in Perspective

Have They Lived up to Their Promise?

John Preston • 7/11/2014

After wading through the controversies and contradictions in the research literature on SSRIs, a critic of Big Pharma explains why he thinks these drugs may have gotten a bad rap.

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In Consultation

It’s More Complicated Than That: Probing the complexities of the antidepressants debate

John Preston • 1/1/2012

The recent spate of negative research findings and unfavorable media coverage of antidepressant drugs have obscured some important clinical issues.

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Meds: Myths and Realities
Copyright:
4/28/2016
Authors:
RICHARD SIMON, PH.D.
 
THOMAS A SMITH, P.D., LMHC, NCP, FAPA, BCCP
 
JOSEPH F WEGMANN, PHARM.D., LCSW
 
FRANK G. ANDERSON, M.D.
 
PETER KRAMER, MD
 
JOHN PRESTON, LICENSED PSYCHOLOGIST
 
STEVEN DUBOVSKY, MD
Product:
CRS001064
Type:
$489.90 USD     $199.99 USD
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What Has Psychopharmacology Taught Us?

And the Four Psychological Conditions We Now Know Are Lifelong Disorders

John Preston • 2/27/2017

By John Preston - Ultimately, while psychiatric drugs do save lives, the fact remains that integrative treatment (psychotherapy, lifestyle changes, exercise, and sometimes medications) works best. It behooves us to give our clients the best we have to offer, which involves much more than just offering pills to temporarily relieve symptoms.

Daily Blog

VIDEO: Why Anticipating Relapse Is Our Best Defense against It

How to Mobilize the Client’s Support System

John Preston • 9/3/2014

It’s always cause for celebration when depressed clients nears the finish line of treatment, feeling energized, empowered, and more content with their life. But it’s one thing to get people back on their feet from a depressive episode; it’s another to prevent recurrences down the road.

Daily Blog

VIDEO: What Therapists Need to Know about the Research on Meds

Helping Clients Recognize their Treatment Options

John Preston • 8/13/2014

When it comes to treating depression, neuropsychologist John Preston, author of Clinical Psychopharmacology Made Ridiculously Simple, says that psychoactive medication is only one alternative and often not the most effective. In addition to his integrative approach—which includes exercise, combating social withdrawal, family involvement, and possibly meds—he’s always on the lookout for toxic relationship issues in the client’s life.

Daily Blog
Page 1 of 1 (3 Items)

Then, Now & Tomorrow

Oral Histories of Psychotherapy 1978-2017

Marian Sandmaier, Bessel van der Kolk, John Gottman, Dan Siegel, John Preston, Ken Hardy, Mary Jo Barrett, Salvador Minuchin • 1/1/2017

A group of innovators and leaders look back over different realms of therapeutic practice and offer their view of the eureka moments, the mistakes and misdirections, and the inevitable trial-and-error processes that have shaped the evolution of different specialty areas within the field. 
  • Trauma: Retreats and Advances  BESSEL VAN DER KOLK 
  • Couples: In Search of a Safe Haven  JOHN GOTTMAN 
  • Systems Therapy: The Art of Creating Uncertainty  SALVADOR MINUCHIN 
  • Family Violence: Out of the Shadows  MARY JO BARRETT 
  • Psychopharmacology: The Jury Is Still Out  JOHN PRESTON 
  • Race Matters: How Far Have We Come?  KENNETH HARDY 
  • Neuroscience and Therapy: The Craft of Rewiring the Brain  DANIEL SIEGEL

Magazine Article

SSRIs in Perspective

Have They Lived up to Their Promise?

John Preston • 7/11/2014

After wading through the controversies and contradictions in the research literature on SSRIs, a critic of Big Pharma explains why he thinks these drugs may have gotten a bad rap.

Magazine Article

In Consultation

It’s More Complicated Than That: Probing the complexities of the antidepressants debate

John Preston • 1/1/2012

The recent spate of negative research findings and unfavorable media coverage of antidepressant drugs have obscured some important clinical issues.

Magazine Article
Page 1 of 1 (3 Items)
John Preston, Psy.D., ABPP, is a professor with Alliant International University (California School of Professional Psychology), Sacramento. He has also taught at UC Davis, School of Medicine. He is the author/co-author of 21 books on various topics including depression, psychotherapy, psychopharmacology, borderline disorders, bipolar disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder. He is the author of Drugs in Psychiatry chapter in the Encyclopedia Americana as well as Integrative Treatment for Borderline Personality Disorder: Effective, Symptom-Focused Techniques, Simplified for Private Practice. Dr. Preston is the recipient of the Mental Health Association’s President’s Award for contributions to the mental health community and the California Psychological Association’s “Distinguished Contributions to Psychology” award. He has lectured in the United States, Canada, Europe, Africa, and Russia.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: John D. Preston is an author for numerous publishers including Impact Publishers, New Harbinger Publications, and Abingdon Press. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-Financial: John D. Preston has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.