New data have come to light through the Solution Focused Brief Therapy Association Archive (hereafter, the Archive). This information is drawn from manuscripts and video featuring one of the SF founders, Insoo Kim Berg, MSW. Archive video examples of Ms. Berg conducting supervision, therapy teams, and case consultation as well as unpublished manuscripts written by her provide unique opportunities to illustrate specific assumptions and techniques rarely seen before. The documents outline Ms. Berg's philosophy, assumptions, and techniques to conduct supervision, and the videos offer in vivo examples of her supervision and team/case consultation style. Together, the Archive materials offer a rich resource for a book that both informs and illustrates SFS.
Training and development professionals are faced with a host of responsibilities and goals that can be met only if they integrate the latest thinking in the field with their own experience and thereby develop a new arsenal of skills and knowledge. The contributors to this volume, all of whom have extensive professional, consulting, and/or research experience in the training field, thoroughly examine the leading training issues by speaking straightforwardly to the training practitioner. These issues include the strategic linkage of training to business objectives, the determination of training needs, transfer of training, training technologies, holistic training and development, and the multiple roles of the professional trainer. The contributors provide the training and development professional with pertinent frameworks, revealing examples and real-life cases, specific recommendations, and various application ideas. References are provided throughout to support key findings, to point the reader toward the most promising and relevant training research, and to provide a comprehensive resource base that would be a valuable addition to any trainer's personal library. In addition to external and internal training professionals, students and instructors of human resource management, instructional systems technology, and industrial/organizational psychology will benefit from the contributors' insights.
We often open the newspapers to read shocking news about terrorist attacks around the world. In the last decade or so, the fear which has been associated to suicide terrorists has only increased manifold at an alarming rate. And, if we ask ourselves deep down in our hearts we would have to admit that we have been almost entirely biased in our thoughts and views about the actions of suicide bombers. In Suicide Terrorism - A Solution, debut Indian author, K.C. Eldho, has drawn upon his vast experience as a lawyer and his groundbreaking and tireless research in understanding the real actions of a suicide terrorist. Combining lucid accounts of new studies with insights into philosophy and psychology, Eldho gives us a narrative that is as entertaining as it is thought-provoking. This work is essentially about the philosophical and psychological aspect behind the act of suicide terrorism and attempts to impartially view the act of suicide terrorists who, contrary to popular belief, do not have any previous history of a criminal act and are a highly educated and financially sound class of people. The theoretical finding of the author's analysis forms a major part of the book which proves that suicide bombers are either brain washed or under indoctrination. Upon reading this book, you'll learn why Suicide terrorists choose the path we all know to be forbidden and gain revealing insights of a subject which has been rarely delved into.
This volume develops information strategy as a construct equal in importance to military strategy as an influential tool of statecraft.
John Arquilla and Douglas A. Borer explore three principal themes:
Information Strategy and Warfare will be essential reading for students and practitioners of information strategy, as well as scholars of security studies and military strategy in general.
This book is concerned with the numerical solution of crack problems. The techniques to be developed are particularly appropriate when cracks are relatively short, and are growing in the neighbourhood of some stress raising feature, causing a relatively steep stress gradient. It is therefore practicable to represent the geometry in an idealised way, so that a precise solution may be obtained. This contrasts with, say, the finite element method in which the geometry is modelled exactly, but the subsequent solution is approximate, and computationally more taxing. The family of techniques presented in this book, based loosely on the pioneering work of Eshelby in the late 1950's, and developed by Erdogan, Keer, Mura and many others cited in the text, present an attractive alternative. The basic idea is to use the superposition of the stress field present in the unfiawed body, together with an unknown distribution of 'strain nuclei' (in this book, the strain nucleus employed is the dislocation), chosen so that the crack faces become traction-free. The solution used for the stress field for the nucleus is chosen so that other boundary conditions are satisfied. The technique is therefore efficient, and may be used to model the evolution of a developing crack in two or three dimensions. Solution techniques are described in some detail, and the book should be readily accessible to most engineers, whilst preserving the rigour demanded by the researcher who wishes to develop the method itself.
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