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Freud on the Psychology of Ordinary Mental Life

by Susan Sugarman Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 16, 2010)

Freud, although best known for his elucidation of the unusual in human mental life, also attempted to illuminate ordinary human experience, such as peopleOs appreciation of humor, their capacity to become engrossed...


Glass Jaw: A Manifesto for Defending Fragile Reputations in an Age of Instant Scandal

by Eric Dezenhall Twelve (October 07, 2014)

In an age when scandal can destroy a company's brand or anyone's reputation in an instant-GLASS JAW is an Art of War guide to modern crisis management.

In boxing terms, a tough-looking fighter who can't take...


Looks Good on Paper?: Using In-Depth Personality Assessment to Predict Leadership Performance

by Leslie S. Pratch Columbia University Press (June 17, 2014)

Leslie S. Pratch is a practicing psychologist who focuses on assessing and coaching executives who occupy or are candidates for top positions in business organizations. In this book, she shares insights from...


Multimodal Treatment of Acute Psychiatric Illness: A Guide for Hospital Diversion

by Justin M Simpson & Glendon L Moriarty Columbia University Press (December 03, 2013)

The multimodal treatment of acute psychiatric illness is an integrated, systematic set of interventions stabilizing individuals with severe mental illness and helping them avoid the trauma of unnecessary psychiatric...


Time, Self, and Psychoanalysis

by William W. Meissner Jason Aronson, Inc. (March 06, 2007)

Time, Self, and Psychoanalysis has two theoretical foci: the first is the nature of time experience and the second is the implications of the understanding of time for conceptualizing the nature and functioning...


Fountain House: Creating Community in Mental Health Practice

by Alan Doyle, Julius Lanoil & Kenneth Dudek Columbia University Press (November 05, 2013)

Since 1948, people suffering from mental health issues, mental health professionals, and committed volunteers have gathered at Fountain House in New York City to find relief from stigmatization and social alienation....


The Call of Character: Living a Life Worth Living

by Mari Ruti Columbia University Press (November 12, 2013)

Should we feel inadequate for failing to be healthy, balanced, and well-adjusted? Is such an existential equilibrium realistic or even desirable? Condemning our cultural obsession with cheerfulness and “positive...


Crime Signals

by David Givens St. Martin's Press (November 19, 2013)

Crime is never unpredictable.

Before a lie is spoken, a pocket is picked, or an assault is inflicted, each and every criminal gives off silent cues. They can be as subtle as a shrug of the shoulder, a pointed...


Treating Addiction as a Human Process

by Edward J. Khantzian Jason Aronson, Inc. (May 01, 2007)

Passionate, professional, and unfailingly astute, Dr. Khantzian examines his patients' internal worlds, revealing vulnerabilities while uncovering resiliency and strength. This book, comprehensive in scope,...


Doing More With Less: Using Long-Term Skills in Short-Term Treatment

by Barbara Dane, Carol Tosone & Alice Wolson Jason Aronson, Inc. (July 01, 2001)

Confronting the challenge to provide sound clinical treatment in brief therapy, this timely book will enrich the practices of all psychotherapists. Designed and arranged according to the DSM-IV diagnostic categories,...


When the Body Is the Target: Self-Harm, Pain, and Traumatic Attachments

by Sharon Klayman Farber Jason Aronson, Inc. (November 05, 2002)

In this comprehensive and insightful work, Dr. Sharon K. Farber provides an invaluable resource for the mental health professional who is struggling to understand self-harm and its origins. Using attachment...


Dancing with Fear: Overcoming Anxiety in a World of Stress and Uncertainty

by Paul Foxman Jason Aronson, Inc. (January 01, 1999)

This book is written for everyone who has experienced severe anxiety and wants to be free from abnormal fear. It is also for therapists, couselors, and other helping professionals who treat patients suffering...


Self-Injury: Psychotherapy with People Who Engage in Self-Inflicted Violence

by Robin E. Connors Jason Aronson, Inc. (December 16, 2008)

In this perceptive work, Dr. Robin Connors offers helpful guidelines to clinicians that will improve their capacity to respond in a direct, effective, and respectful way to people who self-injure. Key to this...


Object Relations in Severe Trauma: Psychotherapy of the Sexually Abused Child

by Stephen Prior Jason Aronson, Inc. (October 05, 2004)

Dr. Stephen Prior's Object Relations in Severe Trauma offers unique insight into the suffering and treatment of seriously disturbed, traumatized children. It outlines an object relational theory of the consequences...


Centers of Power: The Convergence of Psychoanalysis and Kabbalah

by Stanley R. Schneider Jason Aronson, Inc. (January 22, 2008)

Kabbalah and psychoanalysis are conceptions about the nature of reality. The former is over two thousand years old. The latter has been formalized less than a hundred years ago. Nonetheless they are parallel...


Getting Started: An Introduction to Dynamic Psychotherapy

by Joel Kotin Jason Aronson, Inc. (June 01, 2004)

Dr. Joel Kotin gives numerous examples of common situations and problems that therapists regularly encounter and then tells the reader how to approach them.


The Phoenix Phenomenon: Rising from the Ashes of Grief

by Joanne Jozefowski Jason Aronson, Inc. (August 01, 1999)

A well-written and valuable resource for both grievers and the mental health professionals who help them, this book provides hope for transformational grief and the tools to forge that outcome.


Erik Erikson and the American Psyche: Ego, Ethics, and Evolution

by Daniel Burston Jason Aronson, Inc. (December 25, 2006)

Erik Erikson and the American Psyche is an intellectual biography which explores Erikson's contributions to the study of infancy, childhood and ethical development in light of ego psychology, object-relations...


Dialogue of Touch: Developmental Play Therapy

by Viola A. Brody Jason Aronson, Inc. (June 01, 1997)

Touch is essential for life, and what Viola Brody calls capable touching is the core of developmental play therapy, building both the self of the hurt child and his or her appreciation of the nurturing other....


Projective and Introjective Identification and the Use of the Therapist's Self

by Jill Savege Scharff Jason Aronson, Inc. (January 01, 1992)

In this landmark work on object relations, Dr. Jill Savage Scharff addresses the psychological processes of projective and introjective identification and countertransference. Dr. Scharff brings fresh insight...


Opening Gambits: The First Session of Psychotherapy

by Peter S. Armstrong Jason Aronson, Inc. (March 01, 2000)

This books offers guidelines to enhance the clinician's ability to conduct an effective first session. Armstrong identifies eight essential tasks of the first session, (including, for example, an atmosphere...


Treating the Unmanageable Adolescent: A Guide to Oppositional Defiant and Conduct Disorders

by Neil I. Bernstein Jason Aronson, Inc. (November 01, 2000)

Addresses, in a concrete, practical way, how to deal with disruptive, troubled youth. Emphasis is placed on diffusing resistance to change and facilitating treatment compliance.


Helping Families to Change

by Virginia Satir, James Stachowiak & Harvey A. Taschman Jason Aronson, Inc. (April 01, 1994)

With an emphasis on learning to change through other modalities than speech, this book discusses the importance of non-verbal body experience and awareness of kinetic cues in interpersonal relationships. A number...


Cognitive Therapy: Basic Principles and Applications

by Robert L. Leahy Jason Aronson, Inc. (December 01, 1996)

Today, under pressure from managed care companies as well as from patients who are demanding briefer and more focused treatments, therapists are creatively combining cognitive and psychodynamic approaches and...


Gaslighthing, the Double Whammy, Interrogation and Other Methods of Covert Control in Psychotherapy and Analysis

by Theodore L. Dorpat Jason Aronson, Inc. (October 28, 1996)

In treatment, the psychotherapist is in a position of power. Often, this power is unintentionally abused. While trying to embody a compassionate concern for patients, therapists use accepted techniques that...


Play Therapy in Action: A Casebook for Practitioners

by Charles Schaefer, Terry Kottman, Steve Harvey & Ph. D. Kottman et al. Jason Aronson, Inc. (February 01, 1994)

"Play Therapy in Action is a wonderful resource for the person new to play therapy or for a person wishing to review. It contains a wealth of information in presenting succinct perspectives on various theories...


Treating Sexual Shame: A New Map for Overcoming Dysfunction, Abuse, and Addiction

by Anne Stirling Hastings Jason Aronson, Inc. (January 01, 1998)

Masturbation, homosexuality, the unconventional paraphilias here dubbed 'cross-wirings,' and the dynamics of flirtations, jealousy, and extramarital affairs, all get a new look through Dr. Hastings' lens of...


The Playing Cure: Individualized Play Therapy for Specific Childhood Problems

by Heidi Kaduson & Donna M. Cangelosi Jason Aronson, Inc. (June 01, 1997)

The Playing Cure focuses on the curative powers of play and the application of play therapy to a wide variety of psychological problems. The authors present a prescriptive approach built on years of research....


Transforming Aggression: Psychotherapy with the Difficult-to-Treat Patient

by Frank M. Lachmann Jason Aronson, Inc. (April 01, 2001)

Dr. Frank M. Lachmann, eminent clinician, teacher, and researcher, offers help to clinicians working with difficult-to-treat patients. Designed to avoid escalating spirals of aggression and prevent therapeutic...


Theraplay: Innovations in Attachment-Enhancing Play Therapy

by Evangeline Munns Jason Aronson, Inc. (January 01, 2000)

Theraplay is a form of structured play therapy designed to strengthen the attachment between parents and their child. Dr. Evangeline Munns, a Theraplay therapist and trainer, introduces this treatment method...


Shyness

by Bernardo J. Carducci, PhD & Susan Golant HarperCollins (October 13, 2009)

Shy Facts

  • Shy children are not destined to be shy adults.
  • Shyness does not equal low self-esteem.
  • Shyness is not a "disease," personality deficit, or character flaw.
  • Humans aren't the only species to experience...

Radical Claims in Freudian Psychoanalysis: Point/Counterpoint

by M. Andrew Holowchak, Ph. D Lavin, Dr. Michael Michael & Rosemary Sand et al. Jason Aronson, Inc. (December 15, 2011)

Radical Claims in Freudian Psychoanalysis: Point/Counterpoint, edited by M. Andrew Holowchak, features pro and con essays on some of the most extreme Freudian claims, including the Freudian unconscious and the...


The Facilitating Partnership: A Winnicottian Approach for Social Workers and Other Helping Professionals

by Jeffrey S. Applegate & Jennifer M. Bonovitz Jason Aronson, Inc. (April 01, 1995)

In The Facilitating Partnership, Jeffrey Applegate and Jennifer Bonovitz show how D. W. Winnicott's therapeutic ideas and technique are particularly relevant to a agency-based psychodynamic treatment of clients...


About Grief: Insights, Setbacks, Grace Notes, Taboos

by Ron Marasco & Brian Shuff Ivan R. Dee (September 16, 2010)

About Grief is a refreshingly down-to-earth book about an issue that blindsides many people. Written in a warm and conversational way that is, at times, deeply moving, at times, surprisingly amusing, and always...


Parents as Therapeutic Partners: Are You Listening to Your Child's Play?

by Arthur Kraft & Garry L. Landreth Jason Aronson, Inc. (May 01, 1998)

This book teaches parents how to conduct play therapy with their own young children. Teaching parents to be play therapists enhances the efforts of the mental health professional, who now becomes a consultant...


Paradox and Counterparadox: A New Model in the Therapy of the Family in Schizophrenic Transaction

by Mara Selvini Palazzoli & Luigi Boscolo Jason Aronson, Inc. (August 01, 1994)

Paradox and Counterparadox introduces the English-speaking public to the first results of a research plan drawn up my the Milan Center for Family Studies at the end of 1971 and put into practice at the beginning...


Sandtray: Playing to Heal, Recover, and Grow

by Roxanne Rae Jason Aronson, Inc. (March 22, 2013)

Sandtray refers to psychotherapies that use sand, water, and miniatures in a tray of sand where clients create a three-dimensional “world.” This story-driven book is based in clinical practice and illustrated...


Cognitive-Behavioral Play Therapy

by Susan M. Knell Jason Aronson, Inc. (October 01, 1995)

Cognitive-Behavioral Play Therapy (CBPT) incorporates cognitive and behavioral interventions within a play therapy paradigm. It provides a theoretical framework based on cognitive-behavioral principles and integrates...


Bias in Psychiatric Diagnosis

by Lisa Cosgrove, Paula J. Caplan & Maureen McHugh Jason Aronson, Inc. (October 08, 2004)

Bias in Psychiatric Diagnosis is the first book about how gender, race, social class, age, physical disability, and sexual orientation affect the classification of human beings into psychiatric categories. This...


Using Self Psychology in Psychotherapy

by Helene Jackson Jason Aronson, Inc. (March 01, 1994)

This book will familiarize mental health professionals with Kohut's self-psychological approach to understanding human behavior, and demonstrate its implications for therapy in childhood, adolescence, adulthood,...


Attachment, Play, and Authenticity: A Winnicott Primer

by Steven Tuber Jason Aronson, Inc. (February 08, 2008)

Attachment, Play, and Authenticity is an integration of the major conceptual elements of Winnicott's theorizing on the developmental process with the uniquely inventive and evocative nature of his work as a...


Men are from Earth, Women are from Earth: A Guide to Winning Cooperation from Your Spouse

by Kenneth Wenning Jason Aronson, Inc. (October 01, 1998)

Men and women are more alike then they are different. They share common hopes and fears, the capacity to engage in dysfunctional behaviors, and the ability to change. Dr.Wenning helps spouses master skills in...


Understanding the Borderline Mother: Helping Her Children Transcend the Intense, Unpredictable, and Volatile Relationship

by Christine Ann Lawson Jason Aronson, Inc. (September 01, 2000)

Some readers may recognize their mothers as well as themselves in this book. They will also find specific suggestions for creating healthier relationships. Addressing the adult children of borderlines and the...


Play Therapy Techniques

by Charles E. Schaefer & Donna M. Cangelosi Jason Aronson, Inc. (April 01, 2002)

The second edition of Play Therapy Techniques includes seven new chapters in addition to the original twenty-four. These lively chapters expand the comprehensive scope of the book by describing issues involved...


Principles of Interpretation: Mastering Clear and Concise Interventions in Psychotherapy

by Steven T. Levy Jason Aronson, Inc. (March 01, 1996)

A systematic introduction to interpretation as a technical therapeutic skill.


Goal Setting Myths and Traps that Hold Women Back: How to Move Past Your Limiting Beliefs and Achieve Your Potential

by Allison Jd Foskett eBookIt.com (February 21, 2013)

Discover the goal setting myths and dangerous goal setting traps that prevent women from achieving their goals. By reading this book you'll save time, money, and prevent endless failures, plateaus, and attempts...


Multistep Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Eating Disorders: Theory, Practice, and Clinical Cases

by Riccardo Dalle Grave Jason Aronson, Inc. (November 08, 2012)

Multistep Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Eating Disorders describes a novel model of cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) for eating disorders called multistep CBT-E (Enhanched) applicable to three different levels...


Managing Addictions: Cognitive, Emotive, and Behavioral Techniques

by Michler F. Bishop Jason Aronson, Inc. (July 01, 2000)

Offers hope and specific techniques designed to address the complexity of treatment.


Family Play Therapy

by Charles Schaefer & Lois J. Carey Jason Aronson, Inc. (October 01, 1994)

Family play therapy and play therapy need not be exclusionary. The two approaches actually can enhance and enrich each other. While each therapist ultimately will use his or her own ideas in the critical combining...


Accelerated Ecological Psychotherapy: ETT Applications for Sleep Disorders, Pain, and Addiction

by Steven R. Vazquez Jason Aronson, Inc. (November 15, 2012)

By means of drastically amplifying the effect of interpersonal dialog through the use of precise elements of client visual ecology, non-pharmaceutical breakthroughs for a variety of conditions have been achieved....