Family Desk Reference to Psychology

Family Desk Reference to Psychology

Book - 2002
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Atlas Books
This is the first psychology self-help book to cover all of the most important common personal problems and describe how to solve them in very simple, practical terms. It brings psychology's most up-to-date, useful advice and describes things in easy language so anyone can use it as a handbook and benefit. Besides the standard counseling information taught in schools for psychologists, the author has gathered the best guidance from new scholarly books for psychologists on each area of human life problems, recent research studies reported in technical journals and periodicals, and hundreds of new counseling manuals, self-help books, and psychology texts.

National Mental Health Association: “An easy-to-read reference ... enlightened and comprehensive ... very interesting and informative ... terrific understanding, compassion, and clinical knowledge”

National Self-Help Clearinghouse: “a bountiful source of information ... no-nonsense solutions to problems. Use it as a guide to better emotional health.”

American Mental Health Counselors Association: “an enjoyable and easy read ... I would recommend it to consumers, students, clergy, teachers, and volunteers ... particularly telling about the dangerously wide range of actual expertise and effectiveness of treatments”

Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy: “Highly recommended ... immensely beneficial ... child rearing is discussed with utmost sensitivity and know-how ... a tribute to the field of psychology ... a balm for those who suffer.”

Science Books & Films: “ an ideal gift for young adults, newlyweds, young parents, or anyone facing change in their life. ... Parental concerns from infancy throughout adolescence are addressed with clarity. ... provides a balanced presentation of controversial and sensitive issues.”

International Academy of Behavioral Medicine, Counseling, and Psychotherapy: “remarkable ... practical and useful ... designed to be used by the layperson, but a useful guide for the practicing clinician.”

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Book News
This compendium of self-help psychology describes how to deal with common personal problems, such as shyness, divorce, and anger, in simple, practical terms, and gives advice on spotting incompetent psychologists, psychiatrists, and therapists and avoiding outmoded and dangerous therapies. Areas discussed include communication, social life, raising children, sex, violence and crime, and drug and alcohol abuse. The author is a counseling psychologist and adjunct faculty member of Delgado Community College. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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Addresses more than one hundred personal problems, decisions, crises, and life skills including eating disorders, grief, divorce, obesity, and self-esteem.

Publisher: Lafayette, La. : Sensible Psychology Press, c2002
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780962825422
Characteristics: 553 p. ; 22 cm


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