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L'Abate, Luciano 1928-

Works: 119 works in 558 publications in 1 language and 20,582 library holdings
Genres: Handbooks and manuals  Methods (Music) 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Luciano L'Abate
Distance writing and computer-assisted interventions in psychiatry and mental health by Luciano L'Abate( )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 1,903 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Directed to mental health professionals and graduate students in the mental health disciplines, L'Abate and his associates present a new way to augment the cost-effectiveness of current face-to-face mental health therapy based on talk and offer an alternative in primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention approaches. Distance writing (DW) and computer-assisted interventions (CAI) through the Internet open up a new vista to those previously unreachable through traditional talk-based face-to-face approaches."--Jacket
Personality in intimate relationships : socialization and psychopathology by Luciano L'Abate( )

18 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 1,063 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Based on Axes I and II of the DSM-IV, the book describes relationships along a readily identifiable continuum ranging from optimal functionality to severe pathology, linking the author's conceptual framework to specific diagnostic strategies, therapeutic interventions, and prevention programs. L'Abate's theory not only integrates individual and family theories and seemingly disparate schools of thought, but is also inclusive of nontraditional relationships - grandparent/grandchild dyads, adoptive families, same-sex couples, and others - that are often left out of the family literature."--Jacket
Research on writing approaches in mental health by Luciano L'Abate( )

16 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 996 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Research on Writing Approaches in Mental Health does three things. Firstly, it brings together research on different types of writing and distance writing that have been, or need to be, used by mental health professionals. Secondly, it critically evaluates the therapeutic effectiveness of these writing practices, such as automatic writing, programmed writing poetry therapy, diaries, expressive writing and more. And thirdly, in addition to evaluating the effectiveness of various writing practices, the volume will examine how research-based writing approaches will influence the delivery of menta
The Praeger handbook of play across the life cycle : fun from infancy to old age by Luciano L'Abate( Book )

14 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 885 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book explains why play is so vital to our wellbeing and to our development as healthy people, physically, intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually
Hurt feelings : theory, research, and applications in intimate relationships by Luciano L'Abate( Book )

14 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 827 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hurt feelings are universal and are present in human beings as well as in animals. These feelings are usually avoided by human beings and overlooked by the scientific and professional mental health communities. Yet, if unresolved and not shared with loved ones and professionals, they tend to fester in our bodies and effect our functioning. If not expressed and shared with caring others, anger, sadness, and fear are at the bottom of mental illness. Developmentally, each of these feelings respectively gives rise to anti-social acts, depression, and severe mental illness. This book suggests that instead of traditional one-on-one, face-to-face, conversation-based interventions, distance writing will allow mental health professionals to assign interactive practice exercises specifically focused on hurt feelings
Advances in relational competence theory : with special attention to alexithymia by Mario Cusinato( )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 708 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paradoxical psychotherapy : theory and practice with individuals, couples, and families by Gerald R Weeks( Book )

8 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 630 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Handbook of homework assignments in psychotherapy : research, practice, and prevention by Nikolaos Kazantzis( )

18 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The process of psychotherapy is essentially a means of helping patients to help themselves. As such, psychotherapy is not limited to the relatively brief in-session consultation time with the practitioner. Rather, patients' engagement in therapeutic activities between sessions has become an important part of the therapy process. Such activities, often termed 'homework', are central to ensuring that therapeutic goals are reached. The Handbook of Homework in Psychotherapy is the first resource for the practicing clinician that addresses the role of homework across major therapeutic paradigms and complex clinical problems. It opens with a series of practice-orientated chapters on the role of homework in different psychotherapies (acceptance and commitment, client-centered, constructivist, cognitive-behavioral, experiential, family, interpersonal, psychodynamic) written by an international team of expert psychotherapy practitioner-researchers. Then, experienced practitioners present strategies, examples, and formulated assignments for use with different populations (couples, families, older adults) and complex problems (chronic depression, chronic pain, eating disorders, obsessions and compulsions, personality disorders, psychosis, sexual dysfunction, substance abuse, traumatic brain injury). The Handbook closes with three chapters by leading psychotherapy theoreticians, researchers, and practitioners that critique the available research evidence for homework, integrate the recommendations for using homework in practice, and also provide directions for homework's role in prevention. Each chapter presents: A brief overview of the approach Review of existing empirical support Recommendations for practice Illustration of homework's role in practice and prevention through detailed case studies <Individualized use of homework, rather than a collection of "one-size-fits-all" assignments Novice and seasoned psychotherapists from all training backgrounds will find useful ideas in this volume. The Handbook ably complements many current teaching psychotherapy texts in graduate and residency programs by offering real-world expertise in a core feature of therapy. Researchers, too, will find new insights on the value of between- session assignments and future directions for study as our understanding of homework's role in psychotherapy continues to evolve
Low-cost approaches to promote physical and mental health : theory, research, and practice by Luciano L'Abate( )

19 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Most physical and mental health professionals will agree that their time, space, and funds are generally in short supply, even under optimal conditions. Their participants (clients or patients), too, will admit to similar deficits of time and patience, even with optimal motivation. Overburdened mental health facilities are trying to cope with limited budgets and overworked and underpaid personnel. Low-Cost Approaches to Promote Physical and Mental Health addresses both sides of this shortfall by offering either self-administered or easily administered verbal and non-verbal interventions designed to promote positive health behaviors while requiring little or no outside funding. Editor Luciano L?Abate continues his long tradition of prolific innovations by identifying major changes in today?s health care systems and explaining how targeted, prescriptive promotion/prevention strategies can enhance traditional primary, secondary, and tertiary interventions in key behavioral and relational areas: -Nutrition: weight/obesity control, diets, meal planning, vitamins and minerals, herbal supplements.-Exercise, expressive movement, relaxation, meditation, and mindfulness.-Writing for mental health promotion, from structured protocols/workbooks to less structured focused, expressive, and guided writing, including diaries and autobiographies.-Sex, sexuality, affection, intimacy and fear of intimacy.-Mother/child bonding as well as couple and family togetherness.-Spirituality and forgiveness in dealing with inevitable life hurts and disappointments.-Friendships and support groups -Plus leading-edge interventions, including emotional intelligence, animal companionship, and computer technology Reviews of each promotional approach are engaging, effective, and consistent with standard psychological practice for lasting results, either away from or in addition to non-clinical and clinical settings (schools, hospitals, senior citizen centers, etc.). L?Abate and his fifty colleagues have designed a future-oriented sourcebook for mental and public health professionals who want to maximize their resources?and those of their participants
The seven sources of pleasure in life : making way for the upside in the midst of modern demands by Luciano L'Abate( )

6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Prolific author Luciano L'Abate, PhD, ABEPP, examines at all kinds of pleasures, investigating where we find them, why they appeal to us, and what benefits they provide in terms of both mental and physical health."--Publisher description
Beyond the systems paradigm : emerging constructs in family and personality psychology by Luciano L'Abate( )

11 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mother, father, children together in a household. The number of U.S. families fitting that profile is declining steadily. And yet this arrangement is still the basis of so much of family systems theory and therapy--while the disconnect between theory and therapy is widening.  In response, Beyond the Systems Paradigm argues for the critical place of the individual in family psychology, and for the ties between family and personality psychologies as a key to modernizing systems theory and practice. The latest offering from Luciano L'Abate builds on his earlier work by analyzing the intricate relationships between conceptual ideas and clinical reality, and how this knowledge can translate into more robust theory, useful research, and effective assessment and therapy with families. The author adds new constructs of identity and intimacy to refine his Relational Competence Theory, and his new models update--and find common ground between--traditional family and personality constructs. A perspective-building tool for organizing how one understands theory and does therapy, this timely volume:  Clarifies the links between paradigms, theories, constructs, models, and dimensions. Details the shortcomings of family and personality psychologies in not informing one another. Critically reviews the evolution of family systems and personality theory. Analyzes the central role of constructs in theory building and clinical process. Contributes new ideas to the classification of human relationships. Situates identity as an overarching construct in Relational Competence Theory. For family therapists and clinicians as well as personality theorists, Beyond the Systems Paradigm provides the structure to make theory relevant, and the flexibility to make it practical
Self-help in mental health : a critical review by T. Mark Harwood( )

13 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

They{u2019}re fast, cheap, and promise amazing results{u2014}no wonder more people seek mental health advice from self-help books and sites rather than seeking therapy. Complicating this picture: many resources are inappropriate, ineffective, even dangerous. For the clinicians who would gladly recommend self-help for their clients, the challenge is finding reliable, evidence-based sources of help among the vast quantities available. Self-Help in Mental Health: A Critical Review guides readers through this plethora of materials, organizing it into useful order, evaluating popular approaches and trends, and recommending clinically valid, science-based resources for specific clinical and sub-clinical problems. Its authors explain how and why such methods work, offering innovative uses for self-help in prevention and promotion, therapy and rehabilitation, including strengthening therapeutic gains (akin to homework in cognitive-behavioral therapy) and encouraging self-reliance. While some may be tempted to write-off all self-help as quackery or therapy-lite, Harwood and L'Abate recognize the potential the self-help movement holds for countering the stigma associated with mental health treatments. Further, self-help resources represent a viable means of reaching under-served populations, and, for some individuals, they are preferable to conventional therapy. Included in the coverage: Recommendations for books, web sites, organizations, support groups, hotlines, and audio-visual materials Depression, anxiety, eating disorders, addictions, and other conditions. Guidelines for evaluating self-help and guided self-support materials. Strategies for integrating self-help with traditional modes of therapy. Assessment tools for determining client appropriateness for self-help. New directions in theories of self-help and self-change. Contraindications for self-help approaches. Concise and comprehensive, Self-Help in Mental Health is timely reading that will enhance the work of psychotherapists and family and couples therapists, as well as researchers in clinical psychology, psychiatry, and other mental health fields
Paradigms in theory construction by Luciano L'Abate( )

16 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Relational competence theory : research and mental health applications by Luciano L'Abate( )

16 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Relational competence - the set of traits that allow people to interact with each other effectively - enjoys a long history of being recorded, studied, and analyzed. Accordingly, Relational Competence Theory (RCT) complements theories that treat individuals' personality and functioning individually by placing the individual into full family and social context. The ambitious volume "Relational Competence Theory: Research and Mental Health Applications" opens out the RCT literature with emphasis on its applicability to interventions, and updates the state of research on RCT, examining
Family psychopathology : the relational roots of dysfunctional behavior( Book )

7 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The influence of the family on individual behavior has long been debated, but has not received comprehensive coverage in the psychopathology literature until now. Offering a substantial contribution to contemporary nature-nurture discussions, this authoritative volume shows how many forms of psychopathology can be seen as products of external (contextual or relational) rather than internal (neurological or physiological) conditions. From both theoretical and clinical standpoints, leading experts describe a variety of dysfunctional family patterns and analyze how they can lead to different kinds of individual, marital, and family disorders. Covering theory, research, prevention, and treatment, this work serves as a reference for researchers and practitioners, and as a text in abnormal psychology and family psychology courses
Handbook of developmental family psychology and psychopathology by Luciano L'Abate( Book )

10 editions published in 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sourcebook of interactive practice exercises in mental health by Luciano L'Abate( )

10 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As a primary or an adjunct mental health therapy, written practice exercises have proven an effective, low-cost way for clients to transfer gains made in therapy to the challenges of daily life and relationships. These interactive workbooks expand on earlier self-help and distance writing methods along a continuum of healing approaches, from the proactive and preventive to the therapeutic and rehabilitative. But despite their appeal, large-scale access to high-quality materials hasn{u2019}t always been readily available{u2014}until now. The Sourcebook of Interactive Practice Exercises in Mental Health gives professionals a library of replicable, evidence-based, clinically robust protocols and workbooks for a broad range of clinical and non-clinical conditions, suitable for individuals, couples, and families. Luciano L{u2019}Abate places practice exercises in the context of current mental health and technological advances, offering guidelines for administration, helpful case studies, and caveats for those new to this type of intervention, and features a wealth of complete protocols in these major areas: Psychological disorders from the DSM-IV, including depression, anxiety, phobias, and PTSD. Couple and family concerns, from intimacy to domestic violence to children{u2019}s adjustment to divorce. Lifelong learning: assertiveness, emotional competence, social skills, and more. Family support skills: preparation for marriage, parenthood, and adoption. Plus exercises derived from widely-used psychological tests (e.g., the Beck Depression Inventory, the MMPI), behavior lists, and others. Clinical psychologists, mental health professionals, and psychotherapists will find the Sourcebook of Interactive Practice Exercises in Mental Health a therapeutic treasure chest filled with new approaches to intractable issues or unreachable clients, new means of viewing typical problems, even new ways for talk therapy to work with words
Handbook of social skills training and research( Book )

9 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The handbook of family psychology and therapy( Book )

7 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clinical psychology and psychotherapy as a science : an iconoclastic perspective by Luciano L'Abate( )

13 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book demonstrates how clinical psychology and psychotherapy practices may reach a scientific level provided they change the three basic paradigms that have controlled those practices in the last century. These three, now outdated, paradigms, are: (1) one-on-one (2) personal contacts (3) through talk. These paradigms have served well in the past but they are no less helpful in the current digitally focused world
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Distance writing and computer-assisted interventions in psychiatry and mental health
Personality in intimate relationships : socialization and psychopathologyThe Praeger handbook of play across the life cycle : fun from infancy to old ageHurt feelings : theory, research, and applications in intimate relationshipsParadoxical psychotherapy : theory and practice with individuals, couples, and familiesHandbook of homework assignments in psychotherapy : research, practice, and preventionLow-cost approaches to promote physical and mental health : theory, research, and practiceThe seven sources of pleasure in life : making way for the upside in the midst of modern demandsSelf-help in mental health : a critical review
Alternative Names
Abate, Luciano L'

Abate, Luciano l' 1928-

Luciano L'Abate Italian psychologist

ラベイト, ルチアーノ

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