A complete guide to more than 300 of the best reading resources foruse in your practice
Bibliotherapy can be a valuable adjunct to virtually anypsychotherapeutic approach. Recommending books that focus on yourclients' core problem issues helps them see that they are not alonein their suffering. It also may help them more rapidly gain insightand a more realistic sense of control regarding their situation.And, by extending the therapeutic process beyond the therapist'soffice, bibliotherapy functions as a valuable cost-containmentstrategy.
But, with thousands of self-help titles to choose from, how do youseparate the wheat from the chaff and find the best match betweenclient and book?
Read Two Books and Let's Talk Next Week provides you with thedetailed information you'll need to confidently navigate the vast,ever-growing sea of self-help literature. Organized by nineteenmajor presenting problems, it features reviews of more than 300 ofthe best self-help books published over the past thirtyyears.
Each summary includes:
* A concise synopsis detailing the book's main subject area and itsauthor's approach
* A description of the three major client groups for whom the bookis appropriate
* Five main therapeutic insights readers may gain by reading thebook
* Complete publishing information to facilitate easy access
Table of contents
Female Sexual Abuse.
Male Sexual Abuse.
ADDICTIONS AND RECOVERY.
Adult Children of Alcoholics.
Books for Children about Alcoholism.
Cocaine and Other Drugs.
Spirituality and Addiction.
Adoption and Reunion.
Books for Children about Adoption.
Placing a Child for Adoption.
Teens and Adoption.
Men and Aging.
Women and Aging.
Books for Children about Anger.
Books for Children about Divorce and Single-Parenting.
Children and Divorce.
Grandparenting and Divorce.
Men and Divorce.
Teens and Divorce.
Women and Divorce.
Anorexia and Bulimia.
GAY, LESBIAN, BISEXUAL, AND TRANSGENDER.
Gay and Lesbian Families.
Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Teens.
Straight Spouses, Gay Partners.
GRIEF AND LOSS.
Books for Children about Grief and Loss.
Catastrophic Loss/Sudden Loss.
Children's Loss Issues.
Death of a Child.
Death of a Parent.
Death of a Spouse or Partner.
Men and Grieving.
MEDICATIONS AND ALTERNATIVE TREATMENTS.
Prozac and Antidepressant Medications.
Ritalin and Psychiatric Medications for Children.
Children and Depression.
Seasonal Affective Disorder.
ADD/ADHD and Other Behavior Problems.
Raising Children of Color/Multiracial Families.
Stepparenting and Single-Parent Families.
Adult Children and Parent Relationships.
Women and Sexual Dysfunction.
Change in the Workplace.
Creativity and Work.
Leadership in the Workplace.
Women and Work.
About the Authors.
"...the book will take its place on my consulting room shelves and will stay within easy reach..." (Family Practice, Vol.18, No.5, 2001)