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Paperback Authoritative Guide to Self-Help Resources in Mental Health Book

ISBN: 1572305800

ISBN13: 9781572305809

Authoritative Guide to Self-Help Resources in Mental Health

(Part of the The Clinician's Toolbox Series)

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Six American psychologists who teach and work in a variety of clinics, practices, and universities throughout the U.S. contribute to this guide for consumers and mental health professionals. The text... This description may be from another edition of this product.

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Reveals the good ones, bad ones, how to tell the difference

From books and movies to the Internet, Authoritative Guide to Self-Help Resources in Mental Health provides a strong survey of self-help resources in mental health which reveals the good ones, bad ones, and how general consumers can tell the difference. Five national studies involving over 2,500 mental health professionals lends to a rating of over six hundred titles and films, along with Internet sites evaluated by a clinical psychologist.

A must have for anyone interested in self-help.

This book contains reviews / lists of the best (and worst) of self-help books / movies and internet resources. It has been compiled using surveys of 1000's of mental health professionals and gives essential guidance on which resources are helpful, and which are best left alone.The book is clearly-written and well laid out - each chapter relates to a specific problem area eg mood disorders, men's issues, abuse, anxiety etc.I found the recommendations on books particularly helpful - one can immediately determine which are the best books to read on their own specific problem. Clearly, the input of mental health professionals gives a "scientific" basis on recommendations which in turn leads to a systematic process of choosing which resources should be given credence. Essential reading if you want to build up a collection of serious (i.e. most useful) self-help resources.
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