Self-Help That Works: Resources to Improve Emotional Health and Strengthen Relationships

Paperback | March 6, 2013

byJohn C. Norcross, Linda F. Campbell, John M. Grohol

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Self-help is big business, but alas, not always a scientific one. Self-help books, websites, and movies abound and are important sources of psychological advice for millions of Americans. But how can you sift through them to find the ones that work?Self-Help That Works is an indispensable guide that enables readers to identify effective self-help materials and distinguish them from those that are potentially misleading or even harmful. Six scientist-practitioners bring careful research, expertise, and a dozen national studies to the task ofchoosing and recommending self-help resources. Designed for both laypersons and mental-health professionals, this book critically reviews multiple types of self-help resources, from books and autobiographies to films, online programs, support groups, and websites, for 41 different behavioral disorders and life challenges. The revised edition ofthis award-winning book now features online self-help resources, expanded content, and new chapters focusing on autism, bullying, chronic pain, GLB issues, happiness, and nonchemical addictions. Each chapter updates the self-help resources launched since the previous edition and expands thematerial. The final chapters provide key strategies for consumers evaluating self-help as well as for professionals integrating self-help into treatment. All told, this updated edition of Self-Help that Works evaluates more than 2,000 self-help resources and brings together the collective wisdom of nearly 5,000 mental health professionals. Whether seeking self-help for yourself, loved ones, or patients, this is the go-to, research-based guide withthe best advice on what works.

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Self-help is big business, but alas, not always a scientific one. Self-help books, websites, and movies abound and are important sources of psychological advice for millions of Americans. But how can you sift through them to find the ones that work?Self-Help That Works is an indispensable guide that enables readers to identify effectiv...

John C. Norcross, Ph.D., ABPP, is Professor of Psychology and Distinguished University Fellow at the University of Scranton, Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry at SUNY Upstate Medical University, and a board-certified clinical psychologist in a part-time practice. Linda F. Campbell, PhD, is a professor and director of the training clinic ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:496 pages, 10 × 7 × 0.68 inPublished:March 6, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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PrefaceAcknowledgments1. Self-Help in Mental Health2. Abuse3. Addictions4. Adult Development5. Aging6. Anger7. Anxiety Disorders8. Assertiveness9. Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder10. Autism and Asperger's11. Bipolar Disorder (Manic-Depression)12. Borderline and Narcissistic Personality Disorders13. Bullying14. Career Development15. Child Development and Parenting16. Chronic Pain17. Communication and People Skills18. Death and Grieving19. Dementia/Alzheimer's20. Depression21. Divorce22. Eating Disorders23. Families and Stepfamilies24. Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Issues25. Happiness26. Infant Development and Parenting27. Love and Intimacy28. Marriage29. Men's Issues30. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder31. Posttraumatic Stress Disorder32. Pregnancy33. Schizophrenia34. Self-Management and Self-Enhancement35. Sexuality36. Spiritual and Existential Concerns37. Stress Management and Relaxation38. Substance Abuse39. Suicide40. Teenagers and Parenting41. Violent Youth42. Women's Issues