House of Cards Psychology and Psychotherapy Built on Myth

Psychology

Maria Paola Brugnoli – Clinical Hypnosis in Pain Therapy and Palliative Care: A Handbook of Techniques for Improving the Patient’s Physical and Psychological Well-Being
Robyn Dawes – House of Cards: Psychology and Psychotherapy Built on Myth
The Difficult Child, Expanded and Revised Edition by Stanley Turecki, Leslie Tonner
Brad A. Alford, Aaron T. Beck – The Integrative Power of Cognitive Therapy
Dream Interpretation Ancient and Modern: Notes from the Seminar Given in 1936–1941 by C. G. Jung, edited by John Peck, Lorenz Jung, Maria Meyer-Grass, translated by Ernst Falzeder, Tony Woolfson

Maria Paola Brugnoli – Clinical Hypnosis in Pain Therapy and Palliative Care: A Handbook of Techniques for Improving the Patient’s Physical and Psychological Well-Being

Published: 2013-12-16 | ISBN: 0398087652, 0398087660 | PDF | 371 pages | 2.38 MB

Anesthetist and pain specialist, Maria Paola Brugnoli, brings together her experience, knowledge and emotional intelligence in this integrative work on clinical hypnosis and pain management. In it, she presents a new system approach to study the neurophysiological states of consciousness to improve the use of clinical hypnosis and mindfulness in pain therapy and palliative care. The book explores the fields of clinical hypnosis and mindfulness as applied to the therapy of suffering and various type of acute and chronic pain, and in dying patients. It is organized in order to show all scientific neuropsychological theories currently in use regarding various types of pain and suffering. The author s deep sensitivity is most notable in her attention to the dignity of the person in pain. She gathers together the techniques for distracting them from the painful present and transporting them to another dimension. One can imagine her psychological hand-holding and support as she moves her patients from suffering to relief. Ample scripts are provided to the reader for many inductions. The handbook is enriched by medical and hypnotic techniques for pain analgesia as well as hypnotic deepening techniques to activate spiritual awareness. It also indicates when and how to use them with children and adults. With extensive references, this book offers accessible concepts and practical suggestions to the reader. It highlights the relational and the creative process, encouraging each clinician to find his or her own way of facilitating the mechanisms in the patient to alleviate pain and suffering. This book is intended for all the professionals working every day with pain and suffering.

Robyn Dawes – House of Cards: Psychology and Psychotherapy Built on Myth

Published: 1996-09-01 | ISBN: 0684830914, 0029072050 | EPUB + MOBI | 352 pages | 2.84 MB

In this indictment of the therapy profession, the author exposes the misguided beliefs and shoddy practices used by most psychotherapists. He examines the pop psych beliefs and explores the debilitating effects they have on everyone.
Dawes (social and decision sciences, Carnegie Mellon Univ.) presents a strong argument, based on empirical research, that psychotherapy is largely a shill game. He argues that while studies have shown that empathetic therapy is often helpful to people in emotional distress, there is no evidence that licensed psychologists or psychiatrists are any better at performing therapy than minimally trained laypeople. Nor are psychologists or psychiatrists any better at predicting future behavior than the average person–a disturbing conclusion when one contemplates the influence such “experts” have on the U.S. judicial system. While other books have criticized the psychologizing of our society, none has been so sweeping or so convincingly argued. This book raises such important societal issues that all academic and public libraries have a duty to make a permanent place for it on their shelves.

The Difficult Child, Expanded and Revised Edition by Stanley Turecki, Leslie Tonner

English | February 29, 2012 (2000) | ISBN: 0553380362 | EPUB | 302 pages | 3.9 MB

How to help–and cope with–the difficult child
Expanded and completely revised, the classic and definitive work on parenting hard-to-raise children with new sections on ADHD and the latest medications for childhood disorders.
Temperamentally difficult children can confuse and upset even experienced parents and teachers. They often act defiant, stubborn, loud, aggressive, or hyperactive. They can also be clingy, shy, whiny, picky, and impossible at bedtime, mealtimes, and in public places. This landmark book has been completely revised to include the latest information on ADHD, medications, and a reassuring approach to all aspects of childhood behavioral disorders.
In this parenting classic, Dr. Stanley Turecki, one of the nation’s most respected experts on children and discipline–and himself the father of a once difficult child–offers compassionate and practical advice to parents of hard-to-raise children. Based on his experience with thousands of families in the highly successful Difficult Children Program he developed for Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City, his step-by-step approach shows you how to:
Identify your child’s temperament using a ten-point test to pinpoint specific difficulties
Manage common–often “uncontrollable”–conflict situations expertly and gently
Make discipline more effective and get better results with less punishment
Get support from schools, doctors, professionals, and support groups
Understand ADHD and other common diagnoses, and decide if medication is right for your child
Make the most of the tremendous potential and creativity that many “difficult” children have
Drawing on his experience with thousands of families in his highly successful Difficult Child Program, Dr. Turecki shows parents how to:
Identify their child’s difficult temperament using a ten-point test to pinpoint specific difficulties
Manage typical conflict situations expertly and kindly
Make discipline more effective and get better results with less punishment
Get support from schools, doctors, and others
Understand ADHD and other common diagnoses, and decide whether medication is right for their child
Make the most of the child’s creativity and potential

Brad A. Alford, Aaron T. Beck – The Integrative Power of Cognitive Therapy

Published: 1997-01-31 | ISBN: 1572301716, 1572303964 | PDF + DJVU | 197 pages | 3.36 MB

Shows how cognitive therapy can serve as an integrated paradigm for psychotherapy. Part I presents the theory and metatheory of cognitive therapy, and Part II discusses controversies facing the current psychotherapy integration movement. Part III offers clinical and theoretical vignettes of the use of integrated cognitive therapy in cases of panic disorder, schizophrenia, and other psychotic disorders. For researchers, students, and clinicians. Author Beck is considered the father of cognitive therapy. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Dream Interpretation Ancient and Modern: Notes from the Seminar Given in 1936–1941 by C. G. Jung, edited by John Peck, Lorenz Jung, Maria Meyer-Grass, translated by Ernst Falzeder, Tony Woolfson

English | June 1, 2014 | ISBN: 0691159459, 0691173400, ASIN: B00JX0KD8W | AZW3 | 320 pages | 0.9 MB

From 1936 to 1941, C. G. Jung gave a four-part seminar series in Zurich on children’s dreams and the historical literature on dream interpretation. This book completes the two-part publication of this landmark seminar, presenting the sessions devoted to dream interpretation and its history. Here we witness Jung as both clinician and teacher: impatient and sometimes authoritarian but also witty, wise, and intellectually daring, a man who, though brilliant, could be vulnerable, uncertain, and humbled by life’s mysteries. These sessions open a window on Jungian dream interpretation in practice, as Jung examines a long dream series from the Renaissance physician Girolamo Cardano. They also provide the best example of group supervision by Jung the educator. Presented here in an inspired English translation commissioned by the Philemon Foundation, these sessions reveal Jung as an impassioned teacher in dialogue with his students as he developed and refined the discipline of analytical psychology.
An invaluable document of perhaps the most important psychologist of the twentieth century at work, this splendid book is the fullest representation of Jung’s interpretations of dream literatures, filling a critical gap in his collected works.