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Willpower's Not Enough: Recovering from Addictions of Every Kind

0060919698


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Book Description

Many people think that what the addict needs is willpower, but nothing could be further from the truth: When a person has already lost control over a drug or activity, attempts to control its use almost never work. Because the source of addiction isn't the drug or activity itself but a desire for a mood changer, successful recovery means ultimately changing the way we live, giving up the addictive life-style. Willpower's Not Enough will show you how to change your life-style and to recover from your addiction.



A Gentle Path Through the Twelve Steps
Patrick J. Carnes
1568380585
Apr 1994
(Paperback) - Revised Ed.
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Book Description
This workbook provides a unique set of structured forms and exercises to help recovering people integrate the Twelve Steps into all aspects of their lives.

About the Author
Patrick J. Carnes is a nationally-known speaker on addiction and recovery issues. He is the author of Out of the Shadows, Contrary to Love, A Gentle Path Through the 12 Steps, and Don't Call It Love. He is the clinical director for sexual disorder services at The Meadows in Wickenburg, Arizona. Carnes is the editor-in-chief of Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity: The Journal of Treatment and Prevention, the official journal of the National Council of Sexual Addiction/Compulsivity, an organization for which he also serves as a board member. He also serves on the national advisory board of the American Academy...


Addictive Personality: Understanding the Addictive Process and Compulsive Behavior
Craig Nakken
1568381298
January 1996
Paperback
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Book Description
graig nakken presents the most recent information on how an individual becomes an addict-including cultural influences and genetic factors-as he examines addiction's causes, stages of development, and consequences.

About the Author
Craig M. Nakken,MSW,CCDP,LCSW,LMFT, is an author, lecturer, trainer, and family therapist specializing in the treatment of addiction. With over twenty years of working experience in the areas of addiction and recovery, Nakken presently has a private therapy practice in St. Paul Minnesota.


Mind Over Mood
Dennis Greenberger
0898621283
Jan 1995
Paperback
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Review
"What are you struggling with in your life? What patterns in thinking have held you trapped over the years? How can you develop and automatize a new way of seeing things that helps get you out of ruts you have maintained over the years? Drs. Padesky and Greenberger give you practice in learning how to make sense of your moods, to identify your own irrational thinking and to base your thinking fully on facts. They even give you a means to challenge old thinking patterns that you developed as a child. I saw Dr. Padesky demonstrate these skills at a cognitive therapy conference. I walked away very impressed with her warm, sincere, knowledgeable, creative and rational approach to helping people change. I am delighted to recommend this workbook."--Ellen Kenner, PhD, clinical psychologist and host of The RATIONAL Basis of...


Brain Lock: Free Yourself from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Jeffrey M. Schwartz
0060987111
January 1996
Paperback
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Eric Hollander, M.D., Compulsive, Impulsive & Anxiety Disorders Program, Mt. Sinai School of Medicine
"A remarkable achievement! This book will make a world of difference in the lives of people with OCD."

Book Description
An estimated 5 million Americans suffer from obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and live diminished lives in which they are compelled to obsess about something or to repeat a similar task over and over. Traditionally, OCD has been treated with Prozac or similar drugs. The problem with medication, aside from its cost, is that 30 percent of people treated don't respond to it, and when the pills stop, the symptoms invariably return.

In Brain Lock, Jeffrey M. Schwartz presents a simple four-step method for overcoming OCD that is so effective, it's now used in academic...



Family Therapy : An Overview (with InfoTrac)
Herbert Goldenberg, Irene Goldenberg
0534556698
May 16, 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
FAMILY THERAPY provides a balanced presentation of the major theoretical underpinnings and clinical practices in the field. By presenting an overview of traditional and evolving viewpoints, perspectives, values, intervention techniques, and goals of family therapy, Herbert and Irene Goldenberg provide current, relevant, practice-oriented content laying the foundation for students to become proficient family therapists. This edition reflects the Goldenbergs' commitment to providing students with not only traditional family therapy theoretical frameworks, but also the field's evolving models of practice. It is the complete resource for assisting students in mastering the many facets of family therapy. For this new edition, Michael White, founder of Narrative Therapy, has written a new foreword for the text.


A Woman's Way Through the Twelve Steps
Stephanie S. Covington
0894869930
Sept 1994
Paperback
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Book Description
Recovery is not a man's world, and yet to a woman it can sometimes seem that way. Geared specifically to that woman, this book brings a feminine perspective to the Twelve Step Program, searching out the healing messages beneath the male-oriented word. Based on an open exploration and a flexible interpretation of the Twelve Steps, this new perspective takes into account the psychological development of women as it relates to addiction and recovery, as well as the social and cultural factors that affect women in particular. Acknowledging that recovery raises special issues for women--from questions about sexuality, relationships, and everyday life to anxieties about speaking up at mixed-gender meetings--"A Woman's Way through the Twelve Steps " focuses directly on the feminine experience of addiction and healing. The...


Get out of Your Own Way: Overcoming Self-Defeating Behavior
Mark Goulston
0399519904
January 1995
Paperback
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Jack Canfield, Coauthor of Chicken Soup for the Soul
Provides clear insight, compassionate understanding and practical solutions.

Harold Bloomfield, How to Survive the Loss of a Love
Powerful practical insights that can help many to live more rewarding lives.

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Change Your Brain, Change Your Life: The Breakthrough Program For Conquering Anxiety, Depression, Obsessiveness, Anger, And Impulsiveness
Daniel G. Amen M.D.
0812929985
January 1998
Paperback
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Book Review
In this age of do-it-yourself health care (heck, if the doctor only sees you for 10 minutes each visit, what other options are there?), Change Your Brain, Change Your Life fits in perfectly. Filled with "brain prescriptions" (among them cognitive exercises and nutritional advice) that are geared toward readers who've experienced anxiety, depression, impulsiveness, excessive anger or worry, and obsessive behavior, Change Your Brain, Change Your Life milks the mind-body connection for all it's worth.

Written by a psychiatrist and neuroscientist who has also authored a book on attention deficit disorder, Change Your Brain contains dozens of brain scans of patients with various neurological problems, from caffeine, nicotine, and heroin addiction to manic-depression to epilepsy. These scans, often showing large gaps in...



Motivational Interviewing: Preparing People for Change
William R. Miller
1572305630
April 2002
Textbook Hardcover
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Review
"Miller and Rollnick have initiated an interdisciplinary movement in how practitioners can interact with patients to facilitate behavior change. The term motivational interviewing (MI) is even becoming part of the vernacular in medicine. However, the diffusion process runs the risk of diluting the spirit and fidelity of MI. This second edition will help to circumvent this tendency. The book adds substance, breadth, clarity, and evidence to the clinical and training processes, and will add momentum to mainstreaming motivational approaches to behavior change in health care. Primary care physicians and practitioners can enrich their professional work and improve patient outcomes by learning about MI. I expect exponential progress will occur over the next 10 years."--Rick Botelho, MD, Department of Family Medicine, University of...


Skills Training Manual for Treating Borderline Personality Disorder
Marsha M. Linehan
0898620341
May 21, 1993
Paperback
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Charles R. Swenson, M.D., New York Hospital, Westchester Division
Linehan is a brilliant, compassionate, and rigorous therapist for borderline patients. What's more, and what is most unusual for master therapists, she has proven its efficacy in published randomized, controlled trials. What is fortuitous for borderline patients and their therapists is that she has painstakingly crafted a wise book and user-friendly manual well grounded in principle, detailed in its strategies, and exportable to a wide range of treatment settings

Mark Ciocca, Ph.D., Central New Hampshire Community Mental Health Center
Dr. Linehan's approach is sensible, pragmatic, and effective. Most importantly, it offers the therapist a humane and sensitive perspective on persons with Borderline Personality Disorder. In...


Losing the Race: Self-Sabotage in Black America
John H. McWhorter
0060935936
August 2001
Paperback
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Book Review
For the past two decades, an academic cottage industry has developed to analyze--and some would say overemphasize--the social and educational problems of African Americans. Such writers as Dinesh D'Souza, Shelby Steele, Armstrong Williams, and Ken Hamblin have all contributed in this area; now add to that list John McWhorter, a Berkeley linguistics professor and the author of Word on the Street, an examination of Ebonics and Black English. The basic idea he presents in this occasionally insightful if flawed book is that African Americans are not advancing socially as a result of victimology, separatism, and anti-intellectualism.

According to the author, victimology "has become a keystone of cultural blackness to treat victimhood not as a problem to be solved but as an identity to be nurtured," while "separatism...



Water
F. Batmanghelidj
0446690740
June 2003
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
The author, a physician trained in Iran (Your Body's Many Cries for Water), not only believes that drinking water is healthy, but makes extravagant claims for its curative powers. He recounts here how he first discovered the healing abilities of water, when he was a political prisoner more than 20 years ago. While incarcerated, he successfully treated with plain water the stress-induced peptic ulcers that afflicted some of his fellow prisoners. According to Batmanghelidj, most people rely on dry mouth to signal thirst and as a result are seriously dehydrated. He posits that symptoms like fatigue, anxiety or depression indicate dehydration, which may result in serious conditions such as asthma, hypertension, brain damage, cancer, constipation, allergies and obesity. In order to compensate for fluid lost through...


Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder
Marsha Linehan
0898621836
May 14, 1993
Hardcover
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Review
"Every once in a very long while in our field, a clinical innovation is introduced that profoundly improves patient care. Marsha Linehan's development of a cognitive-behavioral approach to borderline personality disorder is such a rare innovation....Her techniques are clear, teachable, and learnable, and make good common sense to the therapist and the patient. Dr. Linehan's methods have greatly improved my treatment of borderline individuals and my teaching of others in how best to understand and treat these patients.'' --Allen Frances, M.D.

"Marsha Linehan's tremendously in-depth and informative book and its companion skills-training manual offer a needed guide to the cognitive-behavioral treatment of borderline personality disorder....Her method has become so widely used by clinicians that the experts in psychosocial...


In the Shadows of the Net: Breaking Free of Compulsive Online Sexual Behavior
Patrick Carnes
1592851495
April 2004
Paperback
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About the Author
Patrick J. Carnes is a nationally-known speaker on addiction and recovery issues. He is the author of Out of the Shadows, Contrary to Love, A Gentle Path Through the 12 Steps, and Don't Call It Love. He is the clinical director for sexual disorder services at The Meadows in Wickenburg, Arizona. Carnes is the editor-in-chief of Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity: The Journal of Treatment and Prevention, the official journal of the National Council of Sexual Addiction/Compulsivity, an organization for which he also serves as a board member. He also serves on the national advisory board of the American Academy of Health Care Providers in the Addictive Disorders.


Stop Obsessing!
Edna B. Foa
0553381172
Jan 2001
(Paperback) - Revised Ed.
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Review
“By far the best self-help book for people with obsessions and compulsions that I have ever read. Unusually clear, exceptionally precise, and immensely practical.”
— Albert Ellis, Ph.D., author of A New Guide to Rational Living

Review
?By far the best self-help book for people with obsessions and compulsions that I have ever read. Unusually clear, exceptionally precise, and immensely practical.?
? Albert Ellis, Ph.D., author of A New Guide to Rational Living

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The True Believer: Thoughts on the Nature of Mass Movements
Eric Hoffer
0060505915
September 2002
Paperback
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Christian Science Monitor
"One of the most provocative books of our immediate day." --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

The New Yorker
"Its theme is political fanaticism, with which it deals severely and brilliantly...." --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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Women Who Think Too Much
Susan Nolen-Hoeksema
0805075259
Feb 2004
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Practically everyone agonizes over decisions or situations from time to time, but overthinkers carry analysis and introspection to unhealthy extremes, "getting caught in torrents of negative thoughts and emotions,"according to this book. Even minor events can trigger a chain of second-guessing in which negative emotions are "amplified instead of managed." Kneading damaging thoughts like dough, overthinkers fall victim to a "yeast effect" that causes negativity to grow and take control of their lives, distort their perspectives and damage relationships, careers and emotional (and perhaps physical) health. Nolen-Hoeksema, a University of Michigan psychology professor and author of five professional books, explores why people overthink, contends and explains why too much thinking is predominantly a woman’s...


Infinite Jest
David Foster Wallace
0316921173
February 1997
Paperback
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Book Review
In a sprawling, wild, super-hyped magnum opus, David Foster Wallace fulfills the promise of his precocious novel The Broom of the System. Equal parts philosophical quest and screwball comedy, Infinite Jest bends every rule of fiction, features a huge cast and multilevel narrative, and questions essential elements of American culture - our entertainments, our addictions, our relationships, our pleasures, our abilities to define ourselves. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

From Publishers Weekly
With its baroque subplots, zany political satire, morbid, cerebral humor and astonishing range of cultural references, Wallace's brilliant but somewhat bloated dirigible of a second novel (after The Broom in the System) will appeal to steadfast readers of Pynchon and...


Theory and Practice of Group Counseling (with InfoTrac)
Gerald Corey
0534596975
January 28, 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
Best-selling author, Gerald Corey's unique, clear and straight forward writing style is once again reflected in THEORY AND PRACTICE OF GROUP COUNSELING. This new edition provides students with an in-depth overview of ten group theories and also illustrates how to put these theories into practice. Students learn about group process, applications to the stages of a group and also learn how to apply group counseling to multicultural, ethical, school and time-limited contexts. The new edition in combination with the student and instructor supplements, now more than ever, equips students to not only learn theory but also put it into practice by utilizing case examples, reflective exercises, video demonstrations and quizzing.

Book Info
California State Univ., Fullerton. Textbook...


The Ocd Workbook
Bruce Hyman
1572244224
Jan 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Once thought to be a comparatively rare mental illness, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is now known to affect about two out of every 100 Americans. OCD has recently attracted considerable media attention, including numerous major news magazine articles, television news program reports, and coverage in popular culture—notably in the UPN television series Monk. Because of this higher profile, more and more people struggling with the disorder are recognizing their symptoms, looking for information on the problem, and seeking treatment. OCD behaviors can take a number of forms; compulsive washing, checking, hoarding, and obsessive thoughts are among the better known. Individuals with OCD can experience significant reduction in quality of life because of the disorder. They may lose the ability to work, to...


Handbook of Hypnotic Suggestions and Metaphors
D. Corydon Hammond (Editor)
039370095X
October 1990
Hardcover
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Book Description
W. Norton. University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City. A publication of the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis. Comprehensive desk reference for hypnotherapists. Over 100 concise contributions.


What to Do when Your Child Has Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Strategies and Solutions
Aureen Pinto Pinto Wagner
0967734711
September 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
Is your child among the over one million children in this country who suffer from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder? Dr. Aureen Wagner brings you the latest scientific advances in the treatment of OCD along with her many years of experience in treating children and teenagers. Using the metaphor of the Worry Hill, for which she has received international recognition, she presents a powerful step-by-step approach that countless children have used successfully to regain control from OCD. She provides parents and children with the blue print to take charge of and master OCD.

From the Publisher
This book contains information on child anxiety, anxiety in children, child OCD, obsessive compulsive in children, OCD in children, anxious children, worried child and anxious child. ...


The Boy Who Couldn't Stop Washing
Judith L. Rapoport, M.D.
0451172027
Jan 1989
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a widespread psychiatric disease yet one virtually unknown to the public, according to Rapoport, a child psychiatrist at the National Institute of Mental Health. She cites surveys indicating that as many as four million Americans are afflicted with a need to perform complex, pointless rituals, or are burdened by crippling obsessions with petty thoughts. Some sufferers check light-switches or doors endlessly; others spend hours creating trivial symmetryshoelaces exactly matching, eyebrows identical; still others have a compulsion to touch, count, hoard or confess; some enact toilet or eating rituals. Very few of the afflicted seek professional treatment: most attempt to conceal their condition even from friends and family. Rapoport holds that psychoanalysis usually fails to...


Psychoanalytic Diagnosis: Understanding Personality Structure in the Clinical Process
Nancy McWilliams
0898621992
April 15, 1994
Hardcover
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Review
"Books by Nancy McWilliams used in unison make the best psychodynamic resources I have yet encountered in more than 60 years in the field."--Robert C. Lane, PhD, Department of Psychology, Nova Southeastern University

"The aim of Nancy McWilliams's excellent (and I believe essential) book is twofold: first, to present a psychoanalytically oriented view of individual differences in personality structure and then, secondly, to show how these differences can be clinically and therapeutically useful....Stylistically, the writing is clear and simple and jargon is, for the most part, avoided. The case examples and anecdotes, especially those illustrating the different personality types, are well-chosen and illuminating." --Scott Miller, Ph.D. in New Jersey Psychologist

"A successful attempt to bring together the...

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