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    Organizing Solutions for People With Attention Deficit Disorder

    <DIV>ADD, Attention Deficit Disorder and ADHD, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, are prevalent in society today, afflicting about 4.4% of the adult population, which is over 13 million Americans. Four out of every five adults do not even know they are ADD, and while it is often difficult to differentiate adults with true ADD from adults who are merely forgetful and disorganized, Organizing Solutions for People with ADD outlines new organizing strategies that will be of value to anyone who wants to improve their organizational, or lack of, skills in their life. The chapters consist of practical organizing solutions for <i>ADD at Work</i>; prioritizing, time management, and organizing documents, <i>ADD at Home</i>; paying bills on time, de-cluttering your house, scheduling and keeping appointments, <i>ADD with Kids</i>; driving them to various activities, grocery shopping and meals, laundry, babysitters, organizing drawers and closets, and <i>ADD and You</i>; organizing time for your social life, gym, and various other hobbies and activities. Color photographs that capture the short attention span of the reader are featured throughout, as well as sidebars and testimonials from adults with ADD, providing numerous organizational tips, such as, the importance of dividing time into minutes or moments, task completion, how to avoid procrastination, asking for help, and how not to be a packrat.</DIV>
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    Borderline Personality Disorder in Adolescents

    <DIV><I>Borderline Personality Disorder and Adolescents</I> offers parents, caregivers, and adolescents themselves a complete understanding of this complex and tough-to-treat disorder. It thoroughly explains what it is and what a patient&#198;s treatment options are. <P>Author Blaise A. Aguirre, M.D., is one of the foremost experts in the field and was named head of the Adolescent Dialectic Behavior Therapy Treatment Center at McLean Hospital, one of the most prestigious psychiatric hospitals in the nation and a teaching facility for Harvard Medical School. Dr. Aguirre describes recent advances in treatments and brings into focus what we do and don&#198;t know about this condition. He explains the most advanced techniques available, including the revolutionary new treatment called dialectic behavior therapy. <P>Readers will learn the differences between BPD and other adolescent psychiatric diagnoses; treatment options (e.g., medication and therapy); how to choose the right therapist; how to determine when inpatient treatment is necessary; how to enforce boundaries; how to take care of and protect yourself; and practical techniques for effective communication with those who have BPD.<P><UL><LI>There is no other adolescent borderline personality book in the general trade book market&#251;only BPD books focused on adults <LI>U.S. News and World Report consistently ranks McLean Hospital in Belmont, Mass., as the nation&#198;s top psychiatric facility in the country. McLean is the largest psychiatric clinical care, teaching, and research facility of Harvard Medical School.<LI>With the recent development in diagnostic techniques and treatments, thousands of teens are discovering they have borderline personality disorder.</UL></DIV>
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    Soaring Above Co-Addiction

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    Thick Description and Fine Texture

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    Autism Encyclopedia

    Serving and advocating for children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) requires parents, teachers, and other caregivers to gather and understand a massive amount of information. Whereas other resources can be cumbersome and time-consuming, <I>Autism Encyclopedia: The Complete Guide to Autism Spectrum Disorders</I> offers concise, reader-friendly articles that provide answers to the most pertinent questions related to educating and parenting children with autism.<BR><BR>Written by professional special educators and researchers, the entries explain and give practical advice on topics including the educational process; programs for young children with autism; issues in communication, behavior, and social skills; promoting living skills, friendships, and inclusion; and caring for adults with autism. Current research and emerging issues also are discussed.<BR><BR>Each entry contains a glossary of key terms and suggested resources for more information. Topics are cross-referenced for easy access to related articles. The <i>Autism Encyclopedia</i> will empower parents and teachers with the information and best practices they need to help ensure success for children with ASD.
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    The Best Meditations on the Planet

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    5 Steps to Decode Your Dreams

    <p>Beloved by dream experts and readers, this is a “practical, comprehensive guide” that is “especially useful for people who are baffled by the bizarre content of their dreams.” (editor of <i>Dreamtime </i>and <i>Dreamwork</i>). It’s a short, quick, and easy method for dream interpretation that anyone can learn, based on a five-step method for identifying the revealing elements in any dream and using them to positive effect in daily life. Examples demonstrate how people have used the insights derived from their dreams to avoid danger, solve problems, and let go of negative patterns.</p>
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    Surviving the Shadows

    "<p><i>Surviving the Shadows</i> is an uplifting journey through powerful and inspiring stories&ndash;marked by perseverance and personal courage&ndash;of an array of people who have suffered directly or indirectly from PTSD. Along the way Delaney introduces readers to medical experts who have developed ground-breaking methods in dealing with the disorder. And he explains the importance and effectiveness of peer-to-peer therapy as a crucial first step in the healing process&ndash;an approach for which he has won wide-spread support through his close work with military groups, law enforcement, and emergency services.</p>"
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    Women Psychotherapists: Journeys in Healing

    This book describes the real-life journeys of women psychotherapists: why each woman chose this profession and what she learned about others--and most importantly, about herself--in this choice. Most critically, these women now share how they have integrated this wisdom into their everyday lives. While psychotherapists may also be authors, few write books about their journeys in the profession. Women Psychotherapists: Journeys in Healing is one of those rare books. Each contributor invites her readers onto the road traveled by the woman who listens to others needing her help and guides them into living a more joyous, successful life, even as she moves towards greater fulfillment in her own life.
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    Ben Behind His Voices: One Family's Journey from the Chaos of Schizophrenia to Hope

    When readers first meet Ben, he is a sweet, intelligent, seemingly well-adjusted youngster. Fast forward to his teenage years, though, and Ben's life has spun out of control. Ben is swept along by an illness over which he has no control—one that results in runaway episodes, periods of homelessness, seven psychotic breaks, seven hospitalizations, and finally a diagnosis and treatment plan that begins to work. Schizophrenia strikes an estimated one in a hundred people worldwide by some estimates, and yet understanding of the illness is lacking. Through Ben's experiences, and those of his mother and sister, who supported Ben through every stage of his illness and treatment, readers gain a better understanding of schizophrenia, as well as mental illness in general, and the way it affects individuals and families. Here, Kaye encourages families to stay together and find strength while accepting the reality of a loved one's illness; she illustrates, through her experiences as Ben's mother, the delicate balance between letting go and staying involved. She honors the courage of anyone who suffers with mental illness and is trying to improve his life and participate in his own recovery. Ben Behind His Voices also reminds professionals in the psychiatric field that every patient who comes through their doors has a life, one that he has lost through no fault of his own. It shows what goes right when professionals treat the family as part of the recovery process and help them find support, education, and acceptance. And it reminds readers that those who suffer from mental illness, and their families, deserve respect, concern, and dignity.
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    Working from the Heart: A Therapist's Guide to Heart-Centered Psychotherapy

    When therapists work in a heart-centered way, they feel freer to be both professionals and loving human beings. Working from the Heart advocates for a deeper understanding that the therapist's expressions of non-sexual, non-romantic love are a coreingredient in effective psychotherapy. Each chapter in Working from the Heart focuses from a heart-centered perspective on a particular aspect of therapeutic work that has been insufficiently addressed in traditional training and supervision. Chapter topics include: removing patients' psychological blocks to receiving love; enabling patients to access their Higher Selves to solve complex life dilemmas; how to slog through professional and personal conflicts about touch in order to discern in what situations and with which patients gentle touch is the right therapeutic action; why a heart-centered approach is so important for male patients; how therapists can engage their "Big Hearts," aspects of their Higher Selves, during sessions; and how to create sanctuary for patients and therapists alike. Working from the Heart addresses these issues in an informal style in order to make the book more accessible to wider spectrum of readers. Ryan is sharing his ideas, gleaned from thirty-five years ofexperience, and inviting a conversation. For more information, please visit http://www.williampryan.com/.
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    Remembering with Emotion in Dynamic Psychotherapy: New Directions in Theory and Technique

    This book takes a new look at dynamic psychotherapy, from its most basic theory to the furthest limits of its capabilities. It invites the reader to re-examine a few of the most basic concepts underlying the practice of psychotherapy. What is emotion? What is a defense mechanism? It begins with emotion theory, an area of academic study that has traditionally been neglected in psychotherapy training programs. Throughout the book, it is argued that the patient's experience of emotion is critical for a successful outcome in therapy, and that the therapist's understanding of emotion will provide a solid theoretical foundation for practice. Attachment theory is also used extensively throughout the book. Case examples offer interventions that are designed to translate the theory into practical applications. In the middle chapters of the book, these basic ideas (emotion theory and attachment theory) are applied in an extended case example, using ample segments of verbatim dialogue.
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    Inside Out and Outside In: Psychodynamic Clinical Theory and Psychopathology in Contemporary Multicultural Contexts

    Over the past decade, Inside Out and Outside In has become a very important book among mental health practitioners in a variety of disciplines that deal with individuals in their complex social environments. Revised and updated throughout, the thirdedition builds on this foundation and adds a new chapter on cognitive behavioral theory and practice and a new chapter on relational and intersubjective theories to more fully meet the needs of both students and practitioners today. The third edition ofInside Out and Outside In maintains the book's respectful tone and empathetic voice while making many new additions. The chapter on affective disorders now includes bipolar disorders. Two other chapters update content on psychodynamic theory and race and gender. This edition also offers new research on schizophrenia and personality disorders. Other key updates include linking trauma theory with attachment, as well as attending to client systems, including couples, throughout the book. This new edition further deepens our understanding of the biopsychosocial contexts in which clinical theory and practice occur, particularly in multicultural settings. It offers ways to clearly understand theories and clinical disorders in their biological and socialcontexts and provides key updates on new developments in the biopsychosocial domain.
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    Race Trouble: Race, Identity and Inequality in Post-Apartheid South Africa

    This book draws on the South African experience to develop a theory of race trouble with the central observation that transformation in South Africa has reshaped patterns and practices of encounter and exchange between historically defined race groups. Race continues to feature prominently in these new forms of social interaction and, by participating in them, South Africans are cast once again as racial subjects - advantaged or disadvantaged, included or excluded, colonizers or colonized.
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    The Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy Casebook

    This collection of transcripts from sessions by certified Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapists gives therapists, educators, and child welfare and residential treatment professionals a detailed understanding of how Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy is used to help children who have a history of neglect, abuse, orphanage care, or other experiences that may interfere with the normal development of attachment between parent and child. The book begins with a description of DDP, its essential components, andthe ways in which those components are used differentially in different phases of treatment. The transcripts that follow illustrate those components and their uses. They cover a diverse range of clients and families so that the reader can appreciate the depth and breadth of DDP. Both the editor and the therapists themselves provide analysis and commentary on the therapists' goals, impressions, and techniques. This book complements the treatment manual Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy: Essential Methodsand Practices, and will be useful in graduate courses on treatment, child welfare, family therapy, and child psychology.
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    The Handy Psychology Answer Book

    Featuring more than 800 answers to questions of how the human mind and the science of psychology really work, this fascinating discussion gives readers the real facts of modern psychology in a fun, approachable way. In addition to the question-and-answer section, an overview looks at the psychology of money, sex, and morality.
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    Returning Home: Reconnecting with Our Childhoods

    Each year millions of American adults visit a childhood home. Few can anticipate the effect it will have on them. Often serving several important psychological needs, these trips are not intended as visits with people from their past. Rather, those returning to their homes have a strong desire to visit the places that comprised the landscape of their childhood. Approximately one third of American adults over the age of thirty have visited a childhood home. This book describes some of their experiences andthe psychology behind the journeys. Most people who visit a childhood home are motivated by a desire to connect with their past. Seeing the buildings, schools, parks, and playgrounds from their youth helps to establish the psychological and emotional link between the child in the black-and-white photographs and the person they are today. Many people use the trip to get in touch with the values and principles they were taught as children, often as a means to get their lives back on track. Others use thatjourney to strengthen emotional bonds between themselves and loved ones. Still others return to former homes to work through psychological issues left over from sad or traumatic childhoods. No matter the reason, there are few experiences in one's life that can move a person as deeply and unpredictably as returning home.
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    Voices of Alzheimer's: The Healing Companion: Stories for Courage, Comfort and Strength

    Written by those touched by the disease, this collection of more than 50 stories recounted by the spouses, victims, caregivers, friends, and family members provides a look at their journeys and serve as a companion to those currently struggling to cope with Alzheimer’s. The contributors write with candor, clarity, and humor about their experiences with the disease.
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    Loving a Depressed Man: Understand the Symptons, Find the Help He Needs and Maintain Your Morale

    Written for wives, girlfriends, mothers, and friends, this accessible discussion of clinical depression in men outlines the causes of the disease and offers advice on how to help a male loved one who may have depression. Using true stories and tested advice from the author’s experiences as a psychiatrist, this study emphasizes how to properly care for a depressed man and persuade him to seek professional aid.
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