First, I am proud to announce the release of my new textbook for therapists, Psychotherapy: A Practical Guide. Most of today’s therapists don’t want to be disciples of a single school. This is the first how-to textbook of psychotherapy that is neither tied to a single orientation, nor bogged down with descriptions of 10 different theories. Based on my decades of doing therapy and teaching, I build a map of people’s problems and points of intervention for therapy. I show how the therapeutic relationship is a vital instrument of change and give a detailed description of the 14 kinds of problems for which psychotherapy can be the answer and how to help. (Photo: Eneko Muiño Flickr CC BY 2.0)
Next, in my internet travels I recently found Meg Jay’s book, The Defining Decade: Why your twenties matter–and how to make the most of them now. This is very relevant to the parents and young people in my practice and all over the world who are struggling with young adulthood. In each chapter, Meg gives fresh ideas and cogent research. This is an intelligent book and must read for all who are concerned with making the most of those years.
Both books are now in the Bookstore, where you can order them.