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Euthanasia and assisted suicide are central issues in a national debate
that will not be resolved until well into the twenty-first century. They
are predominantly ethical issues now confronting the United States and
other countries. In all probability these issues will cause as much social
upheaval as the abortion debate. The goal of this book is to inform the
public so they may actively participate in the debate and help in its
resolution. The author familiarizes readers with current medical practices
in order to make better decisions for themselves and their families
regarding health care and end-of-life medical dilemmas. Patients must
become more knowledgeable about health care to insure that their needs and
wishes are respected. The hospice movement, "right-to- die"
societies, assisted suicides, "do not resuscitate," and
discontinuing life-support measures are very important topics covered in
this book. Physicians, ethicists, lawyers, clergymen, judges and health
care administrators should consider this a "must read" text.
There are now many fine books on psychotherapy, but the author felt
that a basic, simply written book, with a minimum of theory, would be
helpful to the beginning therapist. This is a practical book that includes
only the more important issues that he has learned in forty years of
study, practice, and teaching. The author tells the reader how he conducts
psychotherapy: by having a format in mind, taking a comprehensive history,
and a careful, observing examination of the patient. He then advises on
how to conduct psychotherapy with various patients and with special
consideration of certain problems. The book is clear enough to instruct
the beginning therapist, yet complicated enough to allow the experienced
psychotherapist to gain a few "pearls." The emphasis is on
individual, dynamic psychotherapy. Once these fundamentals are learned,
then technical procedures from the other theoretical approaches that have
proven helpful can be added to the therapist's repertoire. The author
indicates that there are no pure forms of psychotherapy and that, in time,
each therapist will develop her own style, depending on her temperament
and training. Some techniques she will follow exactly, some will be
modified and others rejected. Dynamic psychotherapy is based on these
fundamental concepts, but the technique has been modified to conform to
the scientific and economic temper of the times. If one follows Doctor
Greenberg's psychotherapy, responds to case managers with words similar to
those he gives the reader, and allows results with patients to demonstrate
the efficacy, the therapist will get approvals and get paid for helping
patients in this way.
"If you parent or treat a child with bipolar disorder then you know
the difficult questions you are faced with in every phase of this
illness from first diagnosis, treatment concerns, school issues and
parenting- to dealing with your own emotions and the transition into
adulthood. As a parent, I too have faced those same questions. That
is why I am so delighted to have partnered with Dr. Hakala to bring
you answers to all those tough questions in our book, The Childhood
Bipolar Disorder AnswerBook. I hope you will find that the
question/answer format of this new book makes it easy to get the
information you need. The book will be out this summer and is
available for preorder. In the meantime, if you would like to
preview the book including all 275 questions and read some sample
answers please visit
The layperson is aided in recognizing and understanding
Borderline Personality Disorder, which afflicts 6 to 10 million Americans.
Addresses different types of therapy--group, individual, psychotherapy,
hospitalization, and drugs--how they work and when they're suitable. Dr.
Moskovitz is a Fellow in the American Psychiatric Association.
"Excellent book especially written for borderlines. Gently and
written to assist the borderline and their friends and families to
this painful illness and some etiology of this disorder. The book is
in such a way as if the author has his arms around you all through the
A review of the book,
Carousel Music, by Rick Moskovitz, M.D.
Dr. Moskovitz has once again written a book for us. This time it is
a novel which both entertains and teaches at many different levels.
On the surface, we are introduced to Stephanie, an extremely complex
23 year old woman who, while in psychotherapy with Dr. Kennith
Miller, writes a letter to her father insinuating he has sexually
assaulted her in the past. Her father decides to sue Dr. Miller for
implanting false memories into Stephanie’s head.
Stephanie, who has no childhood memories of events before age 12,
describes a father who is a recovering alcoholic who drank heavily
when she was a child. She tells us of her tumultuous adolescence
filled with promiscuity, substance abuse, self injurious behavior,
bingeing, purging, body image distortions and symptoms of a
borderline personality disorder.
But this is not just a book about Stephanie and the debate about
false memory syndrome. On a deeper level, this is also a book about
psychotherapy. In it Dr. Moskovitz examines and explains the
multiple techniques and experiences of a knowledgeable psychiatrist.
He shows us what it means to take a detailed family history. He
describes a great variety of useful techniques spanning a spectrum
from dream analysis using Gestalt techniques to the treatment of
dissociative states with hypnosis. He illustrates resistance to
therapy and how to deal with it. He demonstrates the emergence of
transference and counter transference with clarity and openness.
Interwoven in this is yet a third level, that of the process of a
medical lawsuit. He delves into the techniques lawyers commonly use
and discusses how attorneys in a lawsuit are affected by both their
conscious and unconscious needs. He educates us about legal matters
such as handling subpoenas and the issues of psychiatric
confidentiality, but also tells us what it is like to be sued, not
only the technical process, but the emotional aspects and the
effects on us and those around us.
In summary, this is a novel about the life of a patient with a
borderline personality disorder, how she regains memories and is
able to put them together with affect during therapy. It is also a
textbook of psychotherapy and the process of psychiatric thinking.
Despite the different levels that are intertwined, Dr. Moskovitz
never loses his focus as a psychiatrist. He uses his extensive
knowledge and practice of psychotherapy to weave this fictional
account. I learned a great deal reading this book and I highly
recommend it to the lay public, for whom it will be entertaining, to
residents, for whom it should be on the required reading list and to
experienced psychiatrists who can always learn more.
Reviewed by Francine L. Gelfand, M.D.
"I read this new novel in
one day, fulfilling my definition of "a good read". The writing is
skillful, the characters are well-developed, the foreshadowing is
subtle, and the resolution is dramatic. Author Dr. Rick Moskovitz
wonderfully weaves into the story a description of the how, what,
and why of psychotherapy. The release of this book could not be more
timely because it makes great P.R. for psychiatrists. Psychiatrists,
students, and the general public will all find something of interest
in this novel. The art work on the cover is enough reason to buy the
"In Juvenile Sexual
Homicide, Wade C. Myers, MD, addresses, in matter-of-fact, clinical
detail, the disturbing subject of sexually motivated murder committed
by a juvenile. He carefully delineates the varieties of personality
disorder, emotional disturbance, sadism, and other perversions
observed in cases culled from the literature as well as his own work
as a forensic psychiatrist and director of the Psychiatry and the Law
Clinic at the University of Florida. Readers are forewarned that his
185-page book is liberally illustrated with crime scene photographs
and graphic artwork by several offenders.
The centerpiece of the book is the author's descriptive study of 16
cases of juvenile sexual homicide (attempted homicide in seven of
these cases) identified through Florida state corrections records."
"Developed for use in
the clinical setting, Concise Guide to Marriage and Family Therapy gives you core knowledge in the field in a single quick-reading,
quick-reference volume. With brief, to-the-point guidance and
step-by-step protocols, Concise Guide to Marriage and Family
Therapy is an invaluable resource for the busy clinician and
therapist in training.
With the help of
detailed indexes, fast-reading narrative, and lots of summary charts,
you'll find the answers you need in seconds. Concise Guide to
Marriage and Family Therapy puts the most essential information at
your fingertips, with practical guidance on how to
Create a family
intervention plan—including making a diagnosis, developing a
treatment contract, and applying an integrated model for
intervention based on the latest research
practical side of treatment—including logistics, fee setting,
and combining therapy with other treatments such as medication and
Work with specific
problems of couples—including evaluating and treating sexual
dysfunction and helping couples manage separation and divorce
Concise Guide to
Marriage and Family Therapy offers you a wealth of practical
guidance based on the latest research, condensed into a single
information-packed reference. For the quick facts you need to make
better clinical decisions for improved outcomes, you won't find a more
"This text, written for
psychiatry residents, provides the competencies for the theory and
practice of marital and family therapy. It is based on evidence-based
data and each family therapy competency is keyed to chapters in the
text."—From the Author
Development of the field and definitions. Functional families.
Dysfunctional families. Conducting a family evaluation. Formulating an
understanding of the family problem areas. Goals. Family treatment:
strategies and techniques. Course of family therapy. Promoting change
in family treatment. Family treatment: general considerations.
Dysfunctional couples and couples therapy. Marital and sex therapy.
Separation and divorce. Indications and contraindications for family
therapy. Ethical and professional issues. Index.
Eva C. Ritvo, M.D., is Associate Professor in the Department of
Psychiatry and Behavioral Science at the University of Miami School of
Medicine in Miami, Florida.
Ira D. Glick, M.D., is
Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Stanford University
School of Medicine in Stanford, California. Recently, Dr. Glick won an
AAMFT lifetime achievement award for his research, and a Northern.
California. Therapists' Lifetime Achievement Award."
Taken from APPI Description