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Dr. Gaby Cora
works with people and organizations that want to be healthy
while they become wealthy. She’s a wellness coach, corporate
consultant, best-selling author, keynote speaker, medical
doctor, MBA, and she’s author of
The Power of
Leading under Pressure, Managing Work in Life,
and of the Alpha Series, with
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Healthcare is a frank discussion about what we should know
and do as patients, and we are all patients -- people
embattled and kicked around by a system constantly fighting
a war in which we are the casualties. We have struggled to
achieve healthcare reform on many occasions over the past
100 years. Each time we failed, it's not been because our
system doesn't need improving -- it does. We fail because
politics, partisanship, and profit-motivation get in the
way. Right now and over the next few years we have an
opportunity to get it right. As patients we know all too
well how we have been left out of the roundtable
negotiations with insurance and drug companies, hospitals,
lawyers, doctors, and our representatives in Congress. Being
informed and becoming your own advocate about critical
health issues is the only way to convince politicians you
will no longer be duped by their bull speak. We patients are
really the only special interest that members of Congress
and the President should represent. In Assholistic
Healthcare, Dr. Burak points the way out of medicine's moral
mess in a manner that honors the patient more than profits
and political power. This is not a political book -- it is
not a partisan book -- it is a patient's book!" From
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
"Excellent book especially written for borderlines. Gently and
written to assist the borderline and their friends and families
this painful illness and some etiology of this disorder. The
book is written
in such a way as if the author has his arms around you all
through the book."
Patty Johnson, MSW
$17.95 paper 6" x 9" 256 pages
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
“Eric Pfeiffer has written a
useful, Dr. Spock-like handbook for growing old, a book that can
be kept in easy reach and referred to often whenever you feel
you need useful facts or advice.
However, he has written much more than that; he has written a
very wise book. Therefore, when you first begin to read this
book, start on the last chapters—where the “music” lives. By
reading Chapters Twelve through Fifteen first, you can learn to
trust that the author has traveled the path that you are
traveling with compassion and deep understanding, and that you
can trust the good advice of the earlier chapters.
Eric Pfeiffer is ideally suited to write this book. I have been
following his career as a friend and as a student for 45 years,
so I know a little about what I am promising the reader. Eric
had written a textbook of psychiatry by the time he finished
residency. In other words, he was not satisfied with just
learning a field, but he wished to become its master.
Equally important, by the time Pfeiffer finished medical school
he had already published his first book of poetry—and not with a
vanity press. He understood the heart of medicine as well as the
facts. Then for the next 45 years Eric has been a gerontologist,
as a researcher, a practitioner, and as an administrator. Thus,
14 Winning Strategies for Successful Aging is what you
would expect from a polymath, a poet, and a lifelong competitor.
It is a very wise book on how to succeed in aging."
Remarks by George E. Vaillant, M.D., psychiatrist and
professor at Harvard Medical School and Director of Research for
the Department of Psychiatry, Brigham and Women's Hospital.
About the Author: Eric
Pfeiffer, M.D. is the founding director of the Suncoast
Alzheimer's and Gerontology Center at the University of South
Florida College of Medicine in Tampa.
Myers, Wade C.
JUVENILE SEXUAL HOMICIDE
$83.95 Hardcover: 185 pages ;Publisher: Academic Press; 1st
edition (January 15, 2002)
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
"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
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 individual intervention
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 useful tool.
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.
About the Authors
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
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