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Compulsive Behavior

  • Treating and Preventing Obesityby Ö; Jan stman; Mona Britton; Egon Jonsson

    Wiley 2006; US$ 199.95

    Obesity now represents a serious problem in industrialized nations. An increasingly large number of people, especially children, are overweight - leading to subsequent illness and a reduced life expectancy. At long last, with this first evidence-based review of the current intervention strategies for treating and preventing obesity clinicians and health... more...

  • Understanding Narrative Therapyby Paul Abels; Sonia Abels

    Springer Publishing Company 2001; US$ 85.00

    A clear guide to one of today's most popular treatment modalities, this volume explores why the narrative metaphor is important in the therapeutic relationship, and how to incorporate narrative techniques into social work practice. Building on basic insights about how stories shape people's lives, and how destructive stories can be modified,... more...

  • Compulsive Actsby Elias Aboujaoude

    University of California Press 2008; US$ 12.95

    In this compelling book, we meet a man who can't let anyone get within a certain distance of his nose, two kleptomaniacs from very different walks of life, an Internet addict who chooses virtual life over real life, a professor with a dangerous gambling habit, and others with equally debilitating compulsive conditions. Writing with compassion, humor,... more...

  • Understanding and Treating Obsessive-Compulsive Disorderby Jonathan S. Abramowitz

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 145.00

    Among the most prevalent and personally devastating psychological disorders the development of a cognitive approach to obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) has transformed our understanding and treatment of it. In this highly practical and accessible book, Jonathan Abramowitz presents a model of OCD grounded in the most up-to-date research that incorporates... more...

  • The Man Who Couldn't Stopby David Adam

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2015; US$ 26.99

    An intimate look at the power of intrusive thoughts, how our brains can turn against us, and living with obsessive compulsive disorder Have you ever had a strange urge to jump from a tall building or steer your car into oncoming traffic? You are not alone. In this captivating fusion of science, history, and personal memoir, David Adam explores... more...

  • The Fantasy Principleby Michael Vannoy Adams

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 45.95

    Contemporary psychoanalysis needs less reality and more fantasy; what Michael Vannoy Adams calls the 'fantasy principle'. The Fantasy Principle radically affirms the centrality of imagination. It challenges us to exercise and explore the imagination, shows us how to value vitally important images that emerge from the unconscious, how to evoke such... more...

  • Fragmented Intimacyby Peter J. Adams

    Springer 2007; US$ 89.99

    This book is a first major attempt to examine what might be involved in consistently applying social understandings to addictions. Traditional approaches are dominated by what the book refers to as ???particle??? perspectives in which the focus narrows down to the person experiencing the addiction. Despite decades of research and development, particle-derived... more...

  • The Visible and Invisible Groupby Yvonne M. Agazarian; Richard Peters

    Karnac Books 1995; US$ 49.95

    Understanding the psychodynamics of groups has derived from the two separate strands of theory and practice, resulting in two separate disciplines: group psychotherapy and group dynamics. Present-day group psychotherapy derives mainly from psychoanalytic theory and Bion's early experiences with wartime groups, and has been developed from the work... more...

  • Logics of the Mindby Jorge L. Ahumada

    Karnac Books 2001; US$ 33.95

    This collection of papers, spanning the last 15 years, presents a spirited defence of Freud's clinical method, considering the "crisis of psychoanalysis" in the wider context of a crisis of reflective thought in society as a whole. Expressing the wish to "clarify and polish the glass through which we see the psychoanalytic experience", Jorge Ahumada... more...

  • Assessment in Psychotherapyby Helen Alfille; Judy Cooper

    Karnac Books 1998; US$ 33.95

    This book sets out to address the complexities of psychoanalytic assessment. Comprises a comprehensive review of relevant literature and contributions from various psychotherapists on the different aspects of the assessment process.Contributors:Helen Alfiille, Judith Barnard, Ruth Berkowitz, Judy Cooper, Arna Davis, Philip Hewitt, Mira Malovic-Yeeles,... more...