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Will to Meaning: Foundations and Applications of Logotherapy
Will to Meaning
Foundations and Applications of Logotherapy
Paperback      ISBN: 0452010349

From the author of "Man's Search for Meaning," one of the most influential works of psychiatric literature since Freud.
"Perhaps the most significant thinker since Freud and Adler," said "The American Journal of Psychiatry" about Europe's leading existential psychologist, the founder of logotherapy.

The Mismeasure of Man
The Mismeasure of Man
Paperback      ISBN: 0393314251

And yet the idea of innate limits--of biology as destiny--dies hard, as witness the attention devoted to The Bell Curve, whose arguments are here so effectively anticipated and thoroughly undermined by Stephen Jay Gould. In this edition Dr. Gould has written a substantial new introduction telling how and why he wrote the book and tracing the subsequent history of the controversy on innateness right through The Bell Curve. Further, he has added five essays on questions of The Bell Curve in particular and on race, racism, and biological determinism in general. These additions strengthen the book's claim to be, as Leo J. Kamin of Princeton University has said, "a major contribution toward deflating pseudo-biological 'explanations' of our present social woes."

Change Your Mind - and Keep the Change: Advanced NLP Submodalities Interventions
Change Your Mind - and Keep the Change
Advanced NLP Submodalities Interventions
Paperback      ISBN: 091122629x

Presented in "live seminar" format, this book offers in-depth information and examples of how to work successfully in helping people change. You'll learn specific effective methods for changing habits, eliminating compulsions, and for responding to criticism resourcefully. Includes the Andreas' original work on how to discover, change, and utilize personal Timelines. Also includes how to identify and change the structure of Values or Criteria, and in-depth teaching of the very useful Swish pattern (how to create a more compelling "designer swish," including auditory and kinesthetic system swishes), a rapid method for accessing kinesthetic states, internal/external reference, crossing threshold, and more. Drawn from NLP Master Practitioner Training transcripts, it offers detailed treatment of each area.

Mind over Mood: Change How You Feel by Changing the Way You Think
Mind over Mood
Change How You Feel by Changing the Way You Think
Paperback      ISBN: 0898621283

Developed by two master clinicians with extensive experience in cognitive therapy treatment and training, this popular workbook shows readers how to improve their lives using cognitive therapy. The book is designed to be used alone or in conjunction with professional treatment. Step-by-step worksheets teach specific skills that have helped hundreds of thousands people conquer depression, panic attacks, anxiety, anger, guilt, shame, low self-esteem, eating disorders, substance abuse and relationship problems. Readers learn to use mood questionnaires to identify, rate, and track changes in feelings; change the thoughts that contribute to problems; follow step-by-step strategies to improve moods; and take action to improve daily living and relationships. The book's large-size format facilitates reading and writing ease.

Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) Self-Help Book of Merit
The I and the Not-I: A Study in the Development of Consciousness
The I and the Not-I
A Study in the Development of Consciousness
Paperback      ISBN: 0691017964

This book provides a very accessible general introduction to the Jungian concept of ego development and Jung's theory of personality structure--the collective unconscious, anima, animus, shadow, archetypes.

The Ego and the Dynamic Ground: A Transpersonal Theory of Human Development, Second Edition
The Ego and the Dynamic Ground
A Transpersonal Theory of Human Development, Second Edition
2nd Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0791422569

This new edition is a thorough revision of the first edition. Drawing on both psychoanalysis and analytical psychology and on both Eastern and Western spiritual sources, the book maps the course of human development from the earliest stages of ego development to the highest stages of ego transcendence. Washburn formulates an important paradigm for transpersonal psychology and clearly distinguishes it from the other major paradigm in the field, the structural-hierarchical paradigm of Ken Wilber.

In Washburn's view, human development is a spiral movement played out between the ego and its ultimate source: the Dynamic Ground. Ego development in the first half of life moves in a direction away from the Dynamic Ground; ego transcendence in the second half of life spirals back to the Ground on the way to a higher union with the Ground--whole-psyche integration.

Washburn's spiral paradigm helps explain why human development has the character of a journey of departure and higher return, of setting out into the world and then finding one's way "home."

This new edition more effectively integrates key psychoanalytic and Jungian ideas by placing them within a developmental framework that resolves their contradictions. Washburn's paradigm stresses both the biological roots and the spiritual potentialities of the psyche and is sensitive to the ambivalences, dualisms, transvaluations, and higher syntheses of life.
The Structure of Magic a Book about Language and Therapy
The Structure of Magic a Book about Language and Therapy
Paperback      ISBN: 0831400447

These seminal works in neurolinguistic programming (NLP) help therapists understand how people create inner models of the world to represent their experience and guide their behavior. Volume I describes the Meta Model, a framework for comprehending the structure of language; Volume II applies NLP theory to nonverbal communication.



Girl, Interrupted
Girl, Interrupted
Paperback      ISBN: 0679746048

In 1967, after a session with a psychiatrist she'd never seen before, eighteen-year-old Susanna Kaysen was put in a taxi and sent to McLean Hospital. She spent most of the next two years in the ward for teenage girls in a psychiatric hospital as renowned for its famous clientele--Sylvia Plath, Robert Lowell, James Taylor, and Ray Charles--as for its progressive methods of treating those who could afford its sanctuary.

Kaysen's memoir encompasses horror and razor-edged perception while providing vivid portraits of her fellow patients and their keepers. It is a brilliant evocation of a parallel universe set within the kaleidoscopically shifting landscape of the late sixties. Girl, Interrupted is a clear-sighted, unflinching document that gives lasting and specific dimension to our definitions of sane and insane, mental illness and recovery.
Kick in the Seat of the Pants
Kick in the Seat of the Pants
Paperback      ISBN: 0060960248

When was the last time you had a creative idea? This morning? Last month? Last year? Sometimes you need A Kick in the Seat of the Pants to get your thinking going. This book does just that by taking you on a guided tour through the four roles of the creative process-Explorer, Artist, Judge, and Warrior.

  • When it's time to seek out new information, adopt the mindset of an Explorer. Get off the beaten path, poke around in outside areas, and pay attention to unusual patterns.
  • When you need to create a new idea, let the Artist in you come out. Ask what-if questions and look for hidden analogies. Break the rules and look at things backwards. Add something and take something away. Ultimately, you'll come up with an original idea.
  • When it's time to decide if your idea is worth implementing, see yourself as a Judge. Ask what's wrong and if the timing's right. Question your assumptions and make a decision.
  • And when you carry your idea into action, be a Warrior. Put a fire in your belly, eliminate your excuses, and do what's necessary to reach your objective.

Kick provides exercises, stories, tips, and Roger von Oech's proven techniques to help you strengthen each of your own creative roles.

Improvisational Therapy: A Practical Guide for Creative Clinical Strategies
Improvisational Therapy
A Practical Guide for Creative Clinical Strategies
Paperback      ISBN: 089862486x

In this unusual volume, Bradford Keeney depicts psychotherapy as a performing art. Emphasizing the advantages of improvising one's own therapeutic style, he presents a host of tried-and-true strategic interventions, a short course on brief intervention design, a way of scoring'' conversations with clients much like one would score music, a collection of therapeutic moves, and chapters on creating one's own clinical design. As such, IMPROVISATIONAL THERAPY is a book that will be valued by all who do clinical work.