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Book Review: Getting Started with EEG Neurofeedback, 2nd edition Book Review: Getting Started with EEG Neurofeedback, 2nd editionEEG Neurofeedback, or the ability to use special devices to provided instant feedback when the desired mental state is achieved, has rapidly become a popular mode of treatment for many mental health conditions from mild depression and anxiety to the variety of psychosomatic conditions. Different from ...

Book Review: The Performing Art Of Therapy Book Review: The Performing Art Of TherapyFrom the moment a client enters a therapist’s office, the therapist is asked to do many things. To identify. To diagnose. To explain. To treat. To support. And, according to Mark O’Connell, they are also expected to act. He writes, “Therapist, you are a performing artist, ...

Book Review: Trauma Recovery – Sessions with Dr. Matt Book Review: Trauma Recovery - Sessions with Dr. MattAs a survivor of childhood sexual abuse who has nearly recovered from Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, books on my shelf about trauma are bread and butter, a dime a dozen. Everyone tries to write about trauma in that one way that will resonate with ...

Book Review: How to Think Like a Roman Emperor Book Review: How to Think Like a Roman EmperorStoicism, according to Donald Robertson, is experiencing a resurgence. As we come to realize that not only does this philosophical approach to life offer a greater connection to our virtues and values, we also become aware that some problems have deeper roots that modern therapeutic ...

Book Review: Love Between Equals: Relationships as a Spiritual Path Book Review: Love Between Equals: Relationships as a Spiritual PathIn her wedding vows for her second (or maybe third) marriage, my sister said, “…as long as this lasts” instead of “’til death do us part.” Was it wry and dark humor, or a pretty accurate reflection of how modern relationships play out? The American ...

Book Review: Healing Relational Trauma with Attachment-Focused Interventions Book Review: Healing Relational Trauma with Attachment-Focused InterventionsFor a young child, traumatic experiences can lead to a pattern of mistrust, anticipation of further trauma, avoidance, and difficulty relating to others. Their development can be compromised. Their sense of self can become fractured, and their lives become merely an expression of their trauma. Helping ...

Book Review: Whole Again: Healing Your Heart Book Review: Whole Again: Healing Your HeartThere is a trauma that often goes unseen. It is not obvious to the naked eye. Sometimes it only occurs behind closed doors. It may only exist in subtle comments, but its effects linger long after the abuse ends. And yet, many people fall prey to ...

Book Review: Healing a Community Book Review: Healing a CommunityWhen something as devastating as a mass shooting occurs, it is hard to know where to begin the process of healing. With so many people affected on such a mass scale, there is chaos, uncertainty, confusion — even for mental health providers. “Despite their best intentions, ...

Book Review: Promoting Healthy Attachments Book Review: Promoting Healthy AttachmentsDeborah Gray has been working with children, parents and families for a long time. As I read her new book, Promoting Healthy Attachments: Hands-On Techniques to Use with Your Clients, I thought how great it would be to be one of her practicum students, just ...

Book Review: Transformation in Troubled Times Book Review: Transformation in Troubled Times“The willingness to bear with our wounds opens our eyes and potentially our hearts to what is going on around us. A wounded planet is also potentially a healing planet,” write Chris Robertson and Sarah Van Gogh. Their new book, Transformation in Troubled Times: Re-Vision’s Soulful ...

Book Review: Feeling Better: Beat Depression & Improve Your Relationships Book Review: Feeling Better: Beat Depression & Improve Your RelationshipsThere are many ways we can try to feel better. We can try to improve the way we think. We can try to make more money. Have more stability. Get a better job. But all of these things, say Cindy Goodman Stulberg and Richard Frey, are ...

Book Review: Borderline Bodies: Affect Regulation Theory for Personality Disorders Book Review: Borderline Bodies: Affect Regulation Theory for Personality Disorders“The body,” says Clara Mucci, “is the essential go-between in the relationship between the self and other.” In personality disorders, this relationship between the self and the other is especially troubled. However, this “other” can be the body itself. Mucci describes psychosomatic disorders as an outcome of ...

Book Review: Finding Hope in a Crisis Book Review: Finding Hope in a Crisis“When clients come to therapy to ‘free themselves so they can be themselves,’ in a hermeneutic sense, they do change by becoming who they really are,” writes Maura A. Matarese. In her new book, Finding Hope in a Crisis: A Therapist’s Perspective on Love, Loss, and ...

Book Review: The Unexpected Joy of Being Sober Book Review: The Unexpected Joy of Being Sober“The first time I got drunk, I’d felt like I finally unzipped my wrong skin and slipped into a slinky new one, “writes Catherine Gray. In her new book, The Unexpected Joy Of Being Sober, Gray describes her journey from fake friends, hungover mornings, and failed ...

Book Review: The Rubber Brain Book Review: The Rubber BrainEverybody experiences disappointment with their circumstances at some point in life. In school, we might do poorly on an exam, or on the job market, we might mess up an interview. These failures can weigh us down, making it tougher to move on, but we ...

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Grohol, J. (2019). Psychotherapy Book Reviews. Psych Central. Retrieved on July 18, 2019, from https://psychcentralreviews.com/psychotherapy-book-reviews/
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