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Off the UMB Bookshelf

Faculty across the University of Maryland, Baltimore share their expertise through the printed word. Here are a few of their books on interesting topics.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Christians with Depression: A Tool-Based Primer

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Christians with Depression: A Tool-Based Primer UMB Author: Michelle Pearce, PhD, assistant professor, Graduate School

Review: “I think there is no wiser investment of a therapist’s or clergyperson’s time than reading this book and practicing the tools that it contains. The result will be that Christian patients with depression will not only lessen their suffering but will also strengthen and deepen their faith.” — Harold Koenig, MD, director, Center for Spirituality, Theology and Health, Duke University Medical Center

The Death Penalty: Concepts and Insights 

UMB Author: Lee B. Kovarsky, JD, professor, Carey School of Law

The Death Penalty:  Concepts and InsightsSummary: The death penalty is contested across modern social, political, academic, and legal institutions, and this interdisciplinary text helps readers analyze that debate. It begins with Furman v. Georgia, which doubles as the Supreme Court’s only decision (in 1972) striking down the death penalty and as the origin of modern American capital punishment. The text concludes with a glimpse to the future of the death penalty, and situates the increasingly exceptional American experience in an international context. 

Social Policy and Social Justice: Meeting the Challenges of a Diverse Society, Third Edition

UMB Author: Michael Reisch, PhD, MSW, MA, Daniel Thursz Distinguished Professor of Social Justice, School of Social Work  

Social Policy and Social Justice: Meeting the Challenges of a Diverse Society, Third EditionSummary: The book uses case studies and rigorous analysis to explore the relationship of social policy to economic, social, and culture transformation and the ongoing conflict between universal and population-specific conceptions of social welfare. The third edition addresses recent dramatic changes in social policy — policies adopted by the Obama administration, those proposed and implemented by the Trump administration and Congress, and the effects of the Trump administration’s immigration and criminal justice policies on communities of color. The #MeToo and Black Lives Matter movements also are addressed.

Chris Zang

Chris Zang is the director of editorial services in the Office of Communications and Public Affairs at the University of Maryland, Baltimore.

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Lynne Henry, Laura Kozak, Larry Kushner, Jennifer Litchman, Thomas Sullivan, Kate Tafelski

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Lynne Henry

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Chris Zang

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Kate Tafelski

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