Hailed by Jerome Frank as “the best book that exists on the subject, today and for the foreseeable future,” Irvin D. Yalom’s The Theory and Practice of Group Psychotherapy has long been the standard text in its field. Indeed, in a survey reported in the American Journal of Psychiatry, it was cited as one of the ten most influential psychiatry publications of the past decade, and it was one of the very few judged to be of “seminal or lasting value.”In this completely revised and expanded fourth edition—updated to reflect the American Psychiatric Association’s latest diagnostic manual, the DSM-IV—Dr. Yalom presents the most recent developments in the field, drawing on nearly a decade of new research as well as his own broad clinical wisdom and experience. This edition features new sections on combining individual and group therapy, the latest information about brief group therapy, and how to modify group work to deal with the newly emerging homogeneous focal groups (including survivor groups), as well as updated references and new clinical vignettes drawn from the author’s recent practice.Throughout, Dr. Yalom has updated the style and content of the chapters, while retaining valid research and clinical observations. Illustrating the text are vivid cases from nearly two thousand group sessions that he has led over the past decade.The Theory and Practice of Group Psychotherapy is an informative text that is at once scholarly and lively. This new edition is the most up-to-date, incisive, and comprehensive text on group therapy available today.
Irvin D. Yalom - Love's Executioner and Other Tales of Psychotherapy
The collection of ten absorbing tales by master psychotherapist Irvin D. Yalom uncovers the mysteries, frustrations, pathos, and humor at the heart of the therapeutic encounter. In recounting his patients’ dilemmas, Yalom not only gives us a rare and enthralling glimpse into their personal desires and motivations but also tells us his own story as he struggles to reconcile his all-too human responses with his sensibility as a psychiatrist. Not since Freud has an author done so much to clarify what goes on between a psychotherapist and a patient.
Dennis M. Doren - Understanding and Treating the Psychopath
This book develops a new theory of psychopathy, the antisocial personality, as the foundation for a new mode of therapeutic intervention. It begins with a definition of psychopathy, examines its etiology, and describes the psychological dynamics that characterize the psychopathic personality. Also it explores and critiques the four existing major theoretical perspectives on the nature of the disorder. Offering a new theory that utilizes the strengths of the the others and summarizes the relevant research supporting it, the book goes on to apply its clinical implications in diagnosis and therapy.
Irvin D. Yalom - A Schopenhauer-terápia
Julius Hertzfeldről, a jó nevű pszichiáterről egy rutinvizsgálaton kiderül, hogy gyors lefolyású bőrrákja van. A férfi rákényszerül, hogy szembenézzen a rideg ténnyel: hamarosan meghal. Ez arra készteti, hogy számvetést készítsen az életéről. Felkeresi egykori, szexfüggő páciensét, Philip Slate-et, akin húsz évvel korábban hiába próbált segíteni. Philip mégis gyógyultnak tekinti magát, felépülését pedig a nagy német filozófus, Arthur Schopenhauer pesszimista tanításainak tulajdonítja. Az érzelmeit kifejezni képtelen, kapcsolatfóbiás férfit Julius meghívja terápiás csoportjába. Csakhogy az idő vészesen fogy. Vajon jut-e még ideje arra, hogy valóban segítsen Philipnek? Sikerül-e megvívniuk egymással a csoport tagjainak szeretetéért és elismeréséért? Talán még nem késő. Gyönyörűen szőtt mese egy pszichoterápiás csoport utolsó évéről, megindító elmélkedés az élet alkonyáról.
Dina Glouberman - You Are What You Imagine
This is a practical book that guides the reader step by step from difficult times through a turning point to a new beginning. Each chapter includes a section entitled Spiritual Gym, which features imagery exercises relevant to that chapter. Dr Glouberman's website will host MP3 downloads to help guide the reader through the exercises. The content is based on a 3-step approach to new beginnings: 1. The catalyst: the life event or inner search that gets the person moving. 2. The turning point: an expansion in perspective on oneself and life. This includes an acceptance of present feelings and situations, a connection with deeper and more stable levels of oneself, and a vision of the possible futures. 3. The new beginning: accepting the vision without expecting to be “happy ever after”. The various stages of the process are illustrated through quotes and accounts from interviews with friends and colleagues, as well as prominent figures. Interviewees include Chad Varah, founder of the Samaritans, Gabrielle Roth, Five Rhythms creator, actor Michael York and poet and men’s movement founder Robert Bly. The book combines a chatty, approachable and humorous style with original insights of subtlety and depth, as well as state-of-the-art utilisation of imagery throughout.
Irvin D. Yalom - A csoportpszichoterápia elmélete és gyakorlata
Hatalmas, összefoglaló kézikönyv Irvin Yalom, stanfordi pszichiáter professzor munkája a terápiás célú csoportokról, melynek prototípusa a tünetek enyhítését és a személyiség változását célul kitûzõ, egy-két évig tartó ambuláns csoport. Yalom célja szinte enciklopédikus, a téma minden lényeges vonatkozására kitér: hatótényezõk (külön kiemelve az interperszonális tanulást és a csoportkohéziót), a terapeuta feladatai, kiválasztás és a csoport összeállítása, a folyamat, teendõk a problémás páciensekkel, a speciális célú csoportok, a terapeuta-képzés szempontjai. A megállapításokat több mint 20 oldalnyi irodalmi hivatkozás támogatja.
Daniel Keyes - The Fifth Sally
Sally Porter is a drab waitress, divorcee, and loner in the great city. But, though she is unaware of it, she is also four other, quite different people: Nola, the cold independent artist who has a studio in Greenwich Village; Derry, the happy-go-lucky tomboy; Bella, the sexpot with a talent for singing and dancing; and finally Jinx, the hate- filled killer. Whenever events put too much of a strain on Sally Porter, she feels a headache and a blackout coming on -- and a new character takes over. If there is a man to be fascinated, she will become Bella. If there is an intellectual problem, she will become Nola. And -- as happens in the opening scene of the novel-- if there is a rapist to be dealt with, she becomes the vicious Jinx. It is the task of the wise and patient psychiatrist, Dr. Roger Ash -- a man who nevertheless has severe problems of his own -- to deal with this case of multiple personality and, through painstaking therapy, to try to fuse the four disparate personalities into "the fifth Sally." His struggle and near disasters become the major strand of the story. Sybil and Three Faces of Eve were case histories dealing with multiple personality disorder. Although based on fact, this is the first contemporary novel, to deal with the theme as fiction.
Robert Hartzema - You Are the Weaver of Your World
In nine accessible chapters, You Are the Weaver of Your World examines the forces that stunt spiritual growth and offers strategies for countering them. Based on the author’s 15 years of operating a Tibetan Buddhist center, readers learn how to release "the two spirals"—childhood hopes and fears—and embrace their own power, reclaim the longing for life and love, a fundamental principle of human happiness, and tap into the elusive energy of the present moment. This book is a wonderful guidepost to personal growth that combines Eastern meditation with Western psychotherapy.
Swami Ajaya - Psychotherapy East and West
Psychotherapy meets spirituality in this unique work which compares the worldview and methods of the yogic sages with modem psychotherapists. In the ancient system of yoga, the sages studied the psyche scientifically, developing techniques to lead their students through mental barriers to the reality beyond the mind. Students learned through direct experience, by practicing the methods taught by their teachers. Modern psychotherapists also help the individual to know himself, but this young science only goes part of the way, each school emphasizing a different aspect of human functioning. In Psychotherapy East and West practical methods are described for helping people change and attain a higher state of consciousness. The spiritual aspects of psychotherapy are clearly explained, and yogic techniques are provided for bodywork, breathwork, working with habit patterns, self-observation, and spiritual practices such as silence. Swami Ayaja, Ph.D. is both a clinical psychologist and swami. He received his education at Wesleyan University and at the University of California, Berkeley. In addition to his Western training, Swami Ajaya studied yoga therapy and Vedanta philosophy with various yogis in India. He is the author of Yoga Psychology and a coauthor of Yoga and Psychotherapy.
Paulo Coelho - Veronika Decides to Die
Veronika has everything she could wish for - young and pretty, with plenty of attractive boyfriends, a steady job, loving family. Yet Veronika is not happy and one winter's morning takes an overdose of sleeping pills, only to wake up some time later in the local hospital. There she is told that although she is alive, her heart is now irreparably damaged and she has only a few days to live… This story follows her through these intense days as she starts question all her ideas about life. Soon she comes to realise that every second of existence is a choice we all make between living and dying. This is a moving and uplifting song to life, one that reminds us that every moment in our lives is special and precious.
Irvin D. Yalom - When Nietzsche Wept
From the bestselling author of _Love's Executioner_ comes a riveting blend of fact and fiction, a drama of love, fate, and will, played out against the intellectual ferment of nineteenth century Vienna on the eve of the birth of psychoanalysis. Friedrich Nietzsche, Europe's greatest philosopher... Josef Breuer, one of the founding fathers of psychoanalysis... a secret pact... a young medical intern named Sigmund Freud: these are the elements that combine to create the unforgettable saga of an imagined relationship between an extraordinary patient and a gifted healer. As this compelling novel opens, the unattainable Lou Salome begs Breuer to help treat Nietzsche's suicidal despair using his experimental “talking cure.” As the eminent physician reluctantly accepts the task, he makes a powerful discovery. Only through facing up to his own inner demons can he begin to help his patient. In this compelling novel, two brilliant and enigmatic men plumb the depths of their own romantic obsessions and discover the redemptive power of friendship.
Tony Attwood - The Complete Guide to Asperger's Syndrome
Tony Attwood's breadth of knowledge and expert understanding of Asperger's Syndrome (AS) has been encapsulated in this fully comprehensive Complete Guide ? essential reading for parents, professionals and people who have the syndrome. Professor Attwood explains the theoretical basis for understanding AS, its manifestations and the diverse experiences of individuals with AS. He explains current theories on the possible causes of AS, as well as evaluating the various interventions and providing professional advice for their successful application. Chapters cover all of the key issues relating to Asperger's Syndrome in depth, including diagnosis, cognitive and linguistic ability, sensory issues and areas of life that frequently present a challenge to children with AS, such as bullying at school, to adults with AS, such as careers and relationships.
Judith Herman - Trauma és gyógyulás
E könyv olyan eseményekről szól, melyeket milliónyi magyar átélt: háborúról, holokausztról, az elnyomó (akár jobb-, akár baloldali) politikai rezsimek általi üldöztetésről - a közszférában zajló erőszakról. E könyv olyan eseményekről szól, amelyet napjainkban is sokak élnek meg: partnerbántalmazásról, incesztusról, gyerekbántalmazásról - a magánszféra rejtettségében zajló erőszakról. Az olvasó megismerheti az erőszakélményekre adott emberi reakciókat és a trauma hosszú távú hatásait, s mindenekelőtt a túlélés és a feldolgozás eszközeit, melyekkel leküzdhetők az erőszak okozta sérülések és veszteségek, és újra kezünkbe vehető életünk irányítása. Az amerikai pszichiáter könyve sorsfordító önsegítő könyv azoknak, akik szembe kívánnak nézni múltjuk fájdalmas emlékeivel, és elengedhetetlen mű azoknak a pszichoterapeutáknak, akik szakszerű kezelést kívánnak nyújtani pácienseiknek.
James Frey - My Friend Leonard
Perhaps the most unconventional and literally breathtaking father-son story you'll ever read, My Friend Leonard pulls you immediately and deeply into a relationship as unusual as it is inspiring. The father figure is Leonard, the high-living, recovering coke addict "West Coast Director of a large Italian-American finance firm" (read: mobster) who helped to keep James Frey clean in A Million Little Pieces. The son is, of course, James, damaged perhaps beyond repair by years of crack and alcohol addiction-and by more than a few cruel tricks of fate. James embarks on his post-rehab existence in Chicago emotionally devastated, broke, and afraid to get close to other people. But then Leonard comes back into his life, and everything changes. Leonard offers his "son" lucrative-if illegal and slightly dangerous-employment. He teaches James to enjoy life, sober, for the first time. He instructs him in the art of "living boldly," pushes him to pursue his passion for writing, and provides a watchful and supportive veil of protection under which James can get his life together. Both Leonard's and James's careers flourish . . . but then Leonard vanishes. When the reasons behind his mysterious absence are revealed, the book opens up in unexpected emotional ways. My Friend Leonard showcases a brilliant and energetic young writer rising to important new challenges-displaying surprising warmth, humor, and maturity-without losing his intensity. This book proves that one of the most provocative literary voices of his generation is also one of the most emphatically human.
Henepola Gunaratana - Mindfulness in Plain English
With over a quarter of a million copies sold, Mindfulness in Plain English is one of the most influential books in the burgeoning field of mindfulness and a timeless classic introduction to meditation. This is a book that people read, love, and give to everyone they know - a book that people talk about, write about, reflect on, and return to over and over again. The subject of this book is Vipassana meditation practice. Repeat, practice. This is a meditation manual, a nuts-and-bolts, step-by-step guide to Insight meditation. It is meant to be practical. It is meant for use. There are already many comprehensive books on Buddhism as a philosophy, and on the theoretical aspects of Buddhist meditation. If you are interested in that material we urge you to read those books. Many of them are excellent. This book is a 'How to.' It is written for those who actually want to meditate and especially for those who want to start now.
Jeffrey E. Young - Janet S. Klosko - Aaron T. Beck - Reinventing Your Life
Two of America's leading psychologists, Jeffrey E. Young, Ph.D., and Janet S. Klosko, Ph.D., show readers how to free themselves from negative life patterns. Written with compassion as well as clinical insight, this thought-provoking book guides readers through the process of identifying "life traps." For example, "Do you put the needs of others before your own? Are you drawn into relationships with people who are self-centered, cold to you, misunderstand you, or use you? Do you feel inadequate compared to people around you?" Followed by an engaging discussion that makes use of case studies, this book can help people change their lives by stopping the cycle of self-destruction.
Ismeretlen szerző - The Treatment of Antisocial Syndromes
Severely antisocial syndromes and the individuals who manifest them are rarely considered treatable. The psychiatric literature offers little more than descriptions of such persons and behaviors. Although it boasts of no magic answers, this singular volume presents a different picture. Written by experts whose knowledge rests upon sound theory and clinical experience, it is a uniquely comprehensive summary of current information and innovation on the topic. In The Treatment of Antisocial Syndromes, detailed discussions and guidelines shatter the assumption that all such behaviors are untreatable. Current principles of diagnosis, psychological and social approaches, the uses of medication, and institutional treatment are thoroughly considered. An entire chapter is devoted to the important problem of countertransference in psychotherapeutic work with antisocial patients. Descriptions of treatment programs contribute new observations on old methods, as well as information about alternative approaches. These programs range from the traditional high-security institution to community-based outpatient programs and an innovative "Wilderness Experience." Operating principles, pros and cons of costs and effectiveness, and concrete examples of each are fully addressed. Pragmatic discussions of particular kinds of individuals and syndromes traditionally thought difficult to treat — mentally retarded antisocial persons, sexual offenders, asocial children, impulsive aggression and antisocial syndromes associated with alcohol abuse — provide suggestions for positive intervention. This book is a must for all professionals who frequently come in contact with antisocial individuals. Unique in its scope and in its drawing upon many expert points of view, this volume fills a crucial gap in the psychiatric and psychological literatures.
Jack Canfield - Mark Victor Hansen - Chicken Soup for the Soul
Two of America's best-loved inspirational speakers share the very best of their collected stories, favorite tales that have touched the hearts of people everywhere. Canfield and Hansen bring you wit and wisdom, hope and empowerment to buoy you up through life's dark moments. Their carefully selected stories provide models for what is possible and illuminate the path we all walk. Whenever you wish to make a point, inspire a friend, or teach a child, you'll find just the right story in this heartwarming treasury.
Gary M. Yontef - Awareness Dialogue & Process
Called "the most significant addition to the body of Gestalt therapy literature in almost two decades," this collection of Yontef's writings encompasses the history and politics of Gestalt therapy, Gestalt therapy theory, field theory and the practice of Gestalt therapy including new chapters on treating people with character disorders and working with shame. Highly recommended as a training text and as a resource for graduate students and scholars.
Jonathan Kellerman - Victims
Unraveling the madness behind L.A.’s most baffling and brutal homicides is what sleuthing psychologist Alex Delaware does best. And putting the good doctor through his thrilling paces is what mystery fiction’s #1 bestselling master of psychological suspense Jonathan Kellerman does with incomparable brilliance. Kellerman’s universally acclaimed novels blend the addictive rhythms of the classic police procedural with chilling glimpses into the darkest depths of the human condition. For the compelling proof, look no further than Victims—Kellerman at his razor-sharp, harrowing finest. Not since Jack the Ripper terrorized the London slums has there been such a gruesome crime scene. By all accounts, acid-tongued Vita Berlin hadn’t a friend in the world, but whom did she cross so badly as to end up arranged in such a grotesque tableau? One look at her apartment–turned–charnel house prompts hard-bitten LAPD detective Milo Sturgis to summon his go-to expert in hunting homicidal maniacs, Alex Delaware. But despite his finely honed skills, even Alex is stymied when more slayings occur in the same ghastly fashion . . . yet with no apparent connection among the victims. And the only clue left behind—a blank page bearing a question mark—seems to be both a menacing taunt and a cry for help from a killer baffled by his own lethal urges. Under pressure to end the bloody spree and prevent a citywide panic, Milo redoubles his efforts to discover a link between the disparate victims. Meanwhile, Alex navigates the secretive world of mental health treatment, from the sleek office of a Beverly Hills therapist to a shuttered mental institution where he once honed his craft—and where an unholy alliance between the mad and the monstrous may have been sealed in blood. As each jagged piece of the puzzle fits into place, an ever more horrific portrait emerges of a sinister mind at its most unimaginable—and an evil soul at its most unspeakable. “This one was different,” Alex observes at the start of the case. This one will haunt his waking life, and his darkest dreams, long after its end.