Laurence Miller

Laurence Miller
Florida Atlantic University | FAU · Department of Psychology

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As noted in Chap. 2, none of the individual signs and symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are specific for that syndrome; it is only the combination of features following a documented traumatic event that defines PTSD as an autonomous diagnosis. However, a variety of syndromes other than, or in addition to, PTSD can arise following a t...
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Stalking is generally defined as an intentional pattern of repeated intrusive and intimidating behaviors toward a specific person that causes the target to feel harassed, threatened, and fearful, or that a reasonable person would regard as being so. Motivations for stalking include a delusional belief in romantic destiny, a desire to reclaim a prio...
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Military deployment of a parent carries with it a number of stresses for children, all centering around uncertainty, instability and unpredictability. This article conceptualizes military deployment and relocation stress in the context of attachment theory, and describes the types of adverse outcomes that can occur as the result of impaired attachm...
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This article presents a model program for managing problem employees that includes a description ofthe basic types of problem employees and employee problems, as well as practical recommendations for. (1) selection and screening, (2) education and training, (3) coaching and counseling, (4) discipline, (5) psychological fitness-for-duty evaluations,...
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Resolution of hostage crises may take hours or days of intensely focused and stressful negotiation, requiring the use of virtually every crisis intervention strategy known to psychology and law enforcement. This article describes the nature of hostage crises and the factors that contribute to prospects for a successful resolution. Outlined are basi...
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Police officers are the only professionals mandated by society to use discretionary coercive physical force as a necessary component of fulfilling their duty to maintain public safety and uphold the law. If community policing is to prevail as an effective and credible style of law enforcement, the legitimate use of competent police authority will c...
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Describes a model of collaboration between business leaders and mental health clinicians in developing programs and strategies to prevent violence, handle acute crises, and cope with recovery and rebuilding in the aftermath of a workplace violence incident. Sections address the following: (1) demographics, costs, and risk factors and warning signs...
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The men and women who work in law enforcement and emergency services are exposed to special kinds of traumatic events and daily pressures that sometimes overwhelm defenses and result in maladaptive psychological syndromes. By dint of attitude, training, and social norms, these "tough guys" are often resistant to psychotherapy in its traditional for...
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Suggests that if behavioral medicine is to fulfill its promise as a valid and effective contributor to the health care field, its practitioners must face a number of theoretical and practical realities. The author reviews the pitfalls and potentialities of a number of behavioral medicine subdisciplines, such as biofeedback, relaxation, coping skill...
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Chronic pain is a multifaceted syndrome that spans the artificial dichotomy of organic vs psychodynamic. Evaluation of the chronic pain patient must take into account cognitive, emotional, personality, family, legal, and social factors. Psychological approaches to the treatment of chronic pain include operant, cognitive behavioral, and psychodynami...
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Provides an overview of the special psychotherapy issues involved in the treatment of neurobehavioral syndromes or composite "organic" patients, and makes recommendations for evaluation, therapeutic strategy and referral. Neuropsychological assessment, besides localizing lesions or quantifying deficits, helps to develop a profile of individual cogn...
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Individuals who have suffered cerebral damage or illness, or who have grown up with developmental syndromes of brain impairment, require psychotherapeutic intervention as much as, if not more than, the "nonorganic" pateitns who come to the private practitioner for help. This article provides an overview of the special issues involved in the treatme...

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