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I wouldn't mind the Neuropsychology of autism book to review.
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Hi guys,

Below is an updated list of all the books we have available to review:

~ The Sublime Object of Psychiatry: Schizophrenia in Clinical and Cultural Theory - Angela Woods
~ Evaluation for Personal Injury - Andrew W. Kane & Joel A. Dvoskin
~ Starving the Anger Gremlin: A Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Workbook on Anger Management for Young People - Kate Collins-Donnelly
~ Child Protection Systems in the United Kingdom: A Comparative Analysis - Anne Stafford, Nigel Parton & Sharon Vincent et al.
~ Understanding Costs and Outcomes in Child Welfare Services: A Comprehensive Costing Approach to Managing Your Resources - Lisa Holmes & Samantha McDermid
~ Making Sense - Psychology: A Student's Guide to Research and Writing - Margot Northey & Brian Timney
~ Little Volcanoes: Helping Young Children and Their Parents to Deal with Anger - Warwick Pudney & Eliane Whitehouse
~ Friendship and Other Weapons: Group Activities to Help Young Girls Aged 5-11 to Cope with Bullying - Signe Whitson
~ The Big Book of Therapeutic Activity Ideas For Children and Teens: Inspiring Arts Based Activities and Character Education Curricula - Lindsey Joiner
~ Neurobiology of Mental Illness (3rd Edition) - Ed. by Dennis S. Charney & Eric J. Nestler [MASSIVE BOOK]

If you are interested in any of these just reply on here and I will get back to you. Before comitting to reviewing any of these books make sure you have read the Guidance for reviewers section.

Greg :)
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Happy to review the following if still available:

Making Sense - Psychology: A Student's Guide to Research and Writing - Margot Northey & Brian Timney
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I would be happy to review this book if still available:
Child Protection Systems in the United Kingdom: A Comparative Analysis - Anne Stafford, Nigel Parton & Sharon Vincent et al.
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How are our reviewers getting along? I'm starting to get chased by the publishers who supplied the books for copies of our reviews!
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The Neuropsychoanalysis one is extremely hardcore almost to the point of being unreadable (despite (I thought) knowing a reasonable amount about psychoanalysis, neuroscience and neuropsychology...!). You are welcome to feed that back while I continue to attempt to plough through it, or alternatively someone else can try, but I have read/am in the process of reading 2 more accessible books on the topic for a presentation in a couple of weeks so hopefully I should be reasonably well placed for it soon, and if not, well, that speaks volumes either for the book itself or for my intellectual capacities (or lack thereof). If it's the latter I will extricate myself from the profession post-haste :P

Apologies for the delay...
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Are there any left? The ones directed for interventions with children particularly interest me (any one of..);

The Big Book of Therapeutic Activity Ideas For Children and Teens: Inspiring Arts Based Activities and Character Education Curricula - Lindsey Joiner

Little Volcanoes: Helping Young Children and Their Parents to Deal with Anger - Warwick Pudney & Eliane Whitehouse

Starving the Anger Gremlin: A Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Workbook on Anger Management for Young People - Kate Collins-Donnelly


I'm assuming that they want the texts reviewed independently (rather than a compare/contrast from workbook to workbook?). I have read the terms and conditions for writing reviews, is there a general consensus regarding the length a review ought to be?

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Schizometric - I think that's the beginning of a helpful review!

Defunktion, I'll ask Greg to check the remaining books and post an update. We want reviews of 400-800 words, so nothing very long unless its extraordinarily worth discussing in depth. We just need them turned around and the books returned in a reasonable time-scale (4-6 weeks)
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My review is almost complete, just some fine-tuning etc.

I was wondering what the return address for the books was again? I can work on from my notes from here.

Thanks :)
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Does anyone know the return address? Mine is ready to be sent back! :)
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I've PMed both of you :)
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Thanks Miriam! Who shall we send our finished reviews to?

Cheers!
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You can post them in this forum section or email them to clinpsyforum@gmail.com
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Just to let you know I haven't forgotten about the one I'm supposed to be doing - it's just been pushed down the priorities list recently with interview prep etc.

I'll get it done soon :D
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I'm stalling. Help. All I can think of is negative comments about my book. How not to be so scathing? I think I'll have to write two reviews just so my inner stream of consciousness has somewhere to go.
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