In this monthly feature, we collect a few excerpts from reviews of our books.  Here is a sampling of our August book reviews:

Managing Suicide Risk in Primary Care by Craig J. Bryan, PsyD and M. David Rudd, PhD

"This book offers a comprehensive approach that can help the physician become competent to assess and intervene with suicidal risk as well as lessen his or her anxiety when dealing with patients at suicide risk. Needless to say, this can be a life and death matter for some patients... One of the great strengths of this book is how they have adapted insights and interventions from traditional mental health care for the uniqueness of primary care... I highly recommend this book for any professional working in primary care. It will be taken off the shelf for reference and reviewed many times in the course of a career."--Family Medicine Journal

What Every Mental Health Professional Needs to Know About Sex by Stephanie Buehler, MPW, PsyD, CST

"[Buehler] demystifies the role of sex in therapy by expanding mental health professionals’ knowledge of common sexual issues through outlining stereotypes, appropriate language, sexual anatomy, sexual health and sexual problems, as well as assessment and treatment... What Every Mental Health Professional Needs to Know about Sex provides a framework to expand upon the reader’s current knowledge of sexual issues with diverse populations. Moreover, it serves as a guide containing techniques for mental health professionals to utilize in their future work with clients."--The Professional Counselor

Rural Public Health: Best Practices and Preventive Models by Jacob Warren, Ph.D. (Editor) and K. Bryant Smalley, Ph.D., Psy.D. (Editor)

"The Warren & Smalley book is an excellent look at the challenges while also presenting solutions and hope. It recognizes the medical challenges that are present and the cost of bring medical care to these communities... There is so much in this book that will be refreshing and encouraging. The book needs to be read. It is also a book that needs to be placed in the hands of the movers and shakers, as well other interested parties who are in a position to 'make this happen.'" -- Illness, Crisis & Loss

A Guide for Nursing Home Social Workers, Second Edition by Elise Beaulieu, PhD, MSW, LICSW

"Beaulieu's book... clearly articulates what on-the-ground nursing home social work practice involves... These resources are useful as it is rare to be exposed to this type of information or detail during one's educational training... Beaulieu reveals layer upon layer of social worker roles, responsibilities, and important tools. This is a comprehensive guide for social workers."--The Gerontologist