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Alcohol : How to Give It Up and Be Glad You Did; Philip Tate, Ph.D.
An End to Panic : Breakthrough Techniques for Overcoming Panic Disorder; Elke Zuercher-White
Dr. Gwinnell explores the allure of online romance. She draws from case histories of her own patients as well as dozens of interviews with people involved in online relationships. She tries to answer such questions as; Why is cyber romance so hot? When is it good? When is it bad? How do you spot trouble? How do you protect yourself? When have you gone too far? What if you are married?
Overall, this is an excellent discussion of some of the major issues in a new and exploding field.
Romancing the Net : A 'Tell-All' Guide to Love Online; Richard Booth, Marshall Jung
How to Use Computers and Cyberspace in the Clinical Practice of Psychotherapy; Jeri Fink
The author, Richard O'Connor, October 12, 1997
You can read an excerpt from this book on Planet Psych! Visit the article, When Parents are Depressed.
Parent: How To Become a Terrific Parent Even If You Didn't Have One; Debra Wesselman,
Someone Right for You offers a strategy for finding a mate, not a playmate. It helps you create a plan based on understanding of yourself and it teaches you the interpersonal techniques needed to make your plan work.
In an engaging and easy to read style, Dr. Gray enlightens us on one of the key issues in relationships; the concept of the "other". By using the metaphor of men and women being from different planets and having different languages and world views, he invites us to begin to understand our partners as unique individuals rather than mere extensions of ourselves.
This is the bible of Imago Therapy and with good reason. The book is full of practical suggestions and techniques such as; mirroring, an active listening and feedback technique that fosters understanding; and list making to develop common goals.
The underlying personality theory is psychodynamic. There is an emphasis on family of origin imprinting, or the creation of an "imago". The imago is an image of the partner which is resistant to change unless we learn to become conscious, or fully aware of the conditioning that holds us in repetitive patterns of perception and reaction.
Dr. Schnarch believes in passionate, romantic love. He believes in it for married couples. He believes in passionate, romantic love for long married couples in their forties, fifties, sixties, seventies and beyond.
He helps couples pursue these goals by combining sexual therapy with marital therapy. This is not conventional practice. It is commonly held that sexual therapy should not be undertaken until most of the couples significant marital issues have been resolved. Schnarch holds that the two go hand in hand. He feels that only in the "crucible" of intense engagement can both marital and sexual conflicts be resolved.
He aims to elucidate the processes of differentiation and achieving intimacy. Paradoxically, couples that are too merged or fused cannot be truly intimate. Only by breaking down enmeshment and symbiosis can couples attain the powerful intimacy of fully individuated partners. An interesting technique to highlight these processes is hugging till relaxed. Couples practice this with self observation to get in touch with feelings of self sufficiency and mutuality.
This is an insightful, sensitive and well written book. It is original and while it makes some important theoretical contributions, it is highly practical and readable.Adultery : The Forgivable Sin; Bonnie Eaker Weil, Ruth Winter (Contributor), Thomas Fogarty
This is a practical "how to" book filled with advice and exercises. It is widely used by therapists as a teaching aid in stress management treatment. The authors lead the reader through some of the most reliable techniques including progressive relaxation, meditation, breathing exercises and various yoga practices. This will help you begin your stress management program today.
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Award winning sportswriter Mitch Albom visits with his former college professor who is terminally ill. In the course of their conversations the student learns a little about dying and a lot about living. This is a beautifully written book about a wonderful character that makes one reflect on the purpose of life and vow to pursue that purpose with increased focus and resolve. What more could you ask?
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