Psychotherapy & Psychiatry

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  1. Book ImageNarrative Truth and Historical Truth: Meaning and Interpretation in Psychoanalysis

    Donald P. Spence, Robert S. Wallerstein

    “Jam-packed with clinical, theoretical, investigative, methodological, philosophical, literary, and conceptual sophistication and richness. . .” —Philip Rubovits-Seitz, M.D., Journal of Nervous and Mental DiseaseMore

  2. Book ImageTeaching Self-Hypnosis: An Introductory Guide for Clinicians

    David A. Soskis

    Exceptionally well-written, this book is based on the author’s years of experience as a medical school faculty member, workshop leader, and supervisor. It is an ideal first book on hypnosis for professionals.More

  3. Book ImageUnmasking the Psychopath: Antisocial Personality and Related Symptoms

    William H. Reid

    This book builds upon and expands the pioneering work of the late Hervey Cleckley in defining, recognizing, and treating the antisocial personality and related syndromes.

  4. Book ImageFamily Reconstruction: Long Day's Journey into Light

    William F. Nerin

    "This book will be helpful not only to members and students in Avanta Network and those acquainted with my work, but to all those seeking new dimensions to their lives. It is an important first step. It generously and authentically documents the general method, process and outcomes of five reconstructions, one in great detail....I feel pleased and honored that I have been a midwife to what is turning out to be a very important contribution in developing guidelines toward becoming more fully human."--Virginia SatirMore

  5. Book ImageWorking with Families of the Mentally Ill

    Kayla F. Bernheim, Anthony F. Lehman

    This book is the practical guide to integrating educational, behavioral and supportive techniques to assist families in helping their chronically ill relatives as well as themselves.More

  6. Book ImageStories for the Third Ear: Using Hypnotic Fables in Psychotherapy

    Lee Wallas

    This book includes a step-by-step preparation for clients' receptivity to the stories, describing how rapport can be established and resistance lowered during the initial sessions of hypnotherapy. Then the stories are set within their original clinical context, so that we can comprehend their powerful impact on the course of therapy.More

  7. Book ImagePsychotherapeutic Change: An Alternative Approach to Meaning and Measurement

    Alvin R. Mahrer

    Psychotherapy researchers have traditionally focused on therapy outcomes outside of the therapeutic setting. This presents the difficulty of correlating outcomes with what goes on in the clinical setting, a nearly impossible task. It is no surprise, consequently, that therapists have seen such research as largely irrelevant to clinical practice.More

  8. Book ImageCigarette Cessation Tape and Study Guide

    James King

    Many health professionals have found clinical hypnosis to be an effective technique for patients with habit control problems. An adjunctive tool is teaching patients with compulsive patterns to do self-hypnosis.More

  9. Book ImageCharacterological Transformation: The Hard Work Miracle

    Stephen M. Johnson

    “[H]ighly recommended as a uniquely sensitive and intelligent interpretation of the personal dynamics of character structure and the correlating contributions of ego psychology to these dynamics.” —Robert M. Hilton, Ph.D., Co-director, Southern California Bioenergetics SocietyMore

  10. Book ImageFishing for Barracuda: Pragmatics of Brief Systemic Theory

    Joel S. Bergman

    Fishing For Barracuda? Is this a book about therapy? Most certainly!More

  11. Book ImagePersonal Psychopathology

    Harry Stack Sullivan, Helen Swick Perry, Mabel Blake Cohen

    The changing social scene and its effect on the incidence of mental disorders.More

  12. Book ImageHypnosis for the Seriously Curious

    Kenneth S. Bowers

    Ever since Franz Mesmer captured the imagination of Paris in the 1780s with his marvelous "magnetic" powers, hypnosis has been the subject of enormous controversy.More

  13. Book ImageSoviet Psychoprisons

    Harvey Fireside, Zhores Medvedev

    “A useful account of the dissidents’ struggle to expose psychiatric abuse and embarrass the regime. [Fireside’s] chapters on ‘Patients,’ ‘Doctors,’ and ‘Resisters’ are especially suited for readers with little background on Soviet dissent. The defiance of activists like Vladimir Bukovsky, Semyon Gluzman, and Alexander Podrabinek did much to deflate the government’s omnipotence. . . .Fireside describes their activity well, he has also compiled important primary material. These documents, including A Manual on Psychiatry for Dissidents, which Bukovsky and Gluzman wrote in a labor camp, are note easy to find, and Fireside has performed a service by making them available.” —Joshua Rubenstein, New England Coordinator of Amnesty International, U.S.A. and author of Soviet Dissidents, in CommentaryMore

  14. Book ImagePutting Difference to Work

    Steve de Shazer

    Additional information is forthcoming.

  15. Book ImageStronger than Death: When Suicide Touches Your Life

    Sue Chance

    A psychiatrist shares her professional understanding of suicide and relates her own experiences of anguish, guilt, anger, and healing following the death of her twenty-five-year-old son in a chronicle for survivors, families, and professionals.More

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