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Child Behavior Ri
Child Behavior Ri
Paperback      ISBN: 0060922761

The long-awaited revision of the bestselling and definitive child care manual from the internationally renowned Gesell Institute of Human Behavior.

Child Behavior

The classic child care manual from the
internationally renowned Gesell Institute

Since it was first published, Child Behavior has become classic reading for parents and professionals around the world. This authoritative guide offers the basics of child development, addressing exactly how children's bodies can affect their behavior. The authors not only discuss what to do to treat specific behavior problems but actually advise parents on how, in many instances, they can prevent many common and more serious problems. The authors' practical, accessible advice covers a variety of issues including:

  • Everyday activities such as eating, sleeping, and dreams
  • Intelligence and success in school
  • Stress and fears
  • Relationships with parents and siblings
  • Discipline
  • Talking about difficult subjects such as religion, death, adoption, and divorce
  • What to do if further help is needed, with a full explanation of diagnostic tests and treatments
Leonardo Da Vinci and a Memory of His Childhood
Leonardo Da Vinci and a Memory of His Childhood
Paperback      ISBN: 0393001490

A detailed reconstruction of Leonardo's emotional life from his earliest years, it represents Freud's first sustained venture into biography from a psychoanalytic perspective, and also his effort to trace one route that homosexual development can take.

We: Understanding the Psychology of Romantic Love
We
Understanding the Psychology of Romantic Love
Paperback      ISBN: 0062504363

Provides an illuminating explanation of the origins and meaning of romantic love and shows how a proper understanding of its psychological dynamics can revitalize our most important relationships.

A Little Book on the Human Shadow
A Little Book on the Human Shadow
Paperback      ISBN: 0062548476

Robert Bly, renowned poet and author of the ground-breaking bestseller Iron John, mingles essay and verse to explore the Shadow -- the dark side of the human personality -- and the importance of confronting it.

Introductory Lectures on Psycho-Analysis
Introductory Lectures on Psycho-Analysis
Paperback      ISBN: 0871401185

In reasoned progression he outlined core psychoanalytic concepts, such as repression, free association and libido. Of the various English translations of Freud's major works to appear in his lifetime, only one was authorized by Freud himself: The Standard Edition of the Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud under the general editorship of James Strachey. Freud approved the overall editorial plan, specific renderings of key words and phrases, and the addition of valuable notes, from bibliographical and explanatory. Many of the translations were done by Strachey himself; the rest were prepared under his supervision. The result was to place the Standard Edition in a position of unquestioned supremacy over all other existing versions. Newly designed in a uniform format, each new paperback in the Standard Edition opens with a biographical essay on Freud's life and work --along with a note on the individual volume--by Peter Gay, Sterling Professor of History at Yale.

Abused Boys: The Neglected Victims of Sexual Abuse
Abused Boys
The Neglected Victims of Sexual Abuse
Paperback      ISBN: 0449906299

A long overdue book by a psychologist who has extensive clinical experience treating male victims of child sexual abuse, it explodes the myth that sexual abuse of male children is rare, or that the consequences are less serious than for girls. Hunter examines the physical and emotional impact of abuse on its victims and the factors affecting revovery. With personal case histories of victims and their families, this is a powerfully written and meticulously researched book that is a landmark in the field of child sexual abuse literature.

Coming Through Whirl Case Studi (P
Coming Through Whirl Case Studi (P
Paperback      ISBN: 0933029535

The pain and rewards of depth therapy revealed in two case studies.

Michael Eigen, Ph.D., author of The Psychotic Core and The Electrical Tightrope, is a senior member, Board of Directors, and control/training analyst at the National Psychological Association for Psychoanalysis; Associate Clinical Professor, New York University Postdoctoral Program in Psychoanalysis; faculty and supervisor, Institute for Expressive Analysis and New Hope Guild.

In essence, Eigen's book gives witness to a central issue of Aeschylus--we suffer into knowledge--and shows how it is embodied and animated on the stage of the clinical setting with its two throbbing props, couch and chair.
- Patrick J. Mahony, author of Freud as a Writer


No other psychoanalyst writing today can command this repertoire of tones and voices. To read Eigen is to experience the moment-by-moment changes of heart that for him constitute the analytic encounter. The shrewd eloquente, the cunning sympathy and humor at work in this book are unique in psychoanalysis. lt should be celebrated with the paradoxes it is inspired by.
- Adam Phillips, Author of Winnicott


Eigen shares two cases: a woman who manifested spirituality to the exclusion of facing hovering psychological problems, and a man whose virtual obsession with psychological "truths" led him to omit spiritual development. This book will be of interest not only to therapists but to all who are interested in the spiritual in human life.
- Jean Sanville, Editor of Clinical Social Work Journal and author of The Playground of Psychoanalytic Therapy.

Doing Psychotherapy:
Doing Psychotherapy:
Hardcover      ISBN: 0465016847

Here is a practical guide to doing psychotherapy which, unlike most other manuals that present an idealized view of the therapist-patient relationship, shows what the therapeutic encounter is really like. Using detailed excerpts from clinical protocols, and without omitting the inevitable mistakes that a therapist will make, Dr. Basch draws the reader into the therapeutic dialogue as a way of experiencing what actually happens in the course of treatment with cases of varying complexity.The author focuses on the treatment of the kind of patients who, though likely to make up the majority of a therapist's practice, are generally ignored in training guides--those who are not acutely disturbed, whose pathology is minimal, but whose personal relationships are usually troubled, unsatisfying, and frequently destructive. Dr. Basch's approach, developed over twenty years of practicing and teaching psychotherapy, is dynamic and analytic in that he considers the management of the transference relationship as basic to the treatment process. however, he avoids the rigidities often associated with the classical psychoanalytic position and does not hesitate to incorporate into his teaching methods techniques associated with other "schools" of therapy. Throughout, he stresses building on the patient's strengths rather than searching for pathology.This wise and useful book not only will prove invaluable to all beginning psychotherapists--whether their background is one of psychiatry, psychology, or social work--but will also serve as an ideal refresher for those more experienced in clinical work.

Asylums: Essays on the Social Situation of Mental Patients and Other Inmates
Asylums
Essays on the Social Situation of Mental Patients and Other Inmates
Paperback      ISBN: 0385000162
Asylums is an analysis of life in "total institutions" -- closed worlds such as prisons, army training camps, naval vessels, boarding schools, monastaries, nursing homes and mental hospitals -- where the inmates are regimented, surrounded by other inmates, and unable to leave the premises. It describes what these institutions make of the inmate, and what he or she can make of life inside them. Special attention is focused on mental hospitals, drawing on the author's year of field work at St. Elizabeth's in Washington, D.C., one of America's most well-known institutions. It is the thesis of this book that the most important factor in forming a mental-hospital patient is the institution, not the illness, and that the patient's reactions and adjustments are those of inmates in other types of institutions as well.

The first essay is a general portrait of life in a total instituion. The other three consider special aspects of this existence: the initial effects of institutionlization on the inmate's previous social relationships; the ways of adapting once in the institution; and the role of the staff in presenting to the inmate the facts of his or her situation.
The Addictive Organization: Why We Overwork, Cover Up, Pick Up the Pieces, Please the Boss, and Perpetuate S
The Addictive Organization
Why We Overwork, Cover Up, Pick Up the Pieces, Please the Boss, and Perpetuate S
Paperback      ISBN: 0062548743

Schaef and Fassel show how managers, workers, and organization members exhibit the classic symptoms of addiction: denying and avoiding problems, assuming that there is no other way of acting, and manipulating events to maintain the status quo.