Book Reviews

July 1, 2008: THEIR FINEST HOUR
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by Jeffrey Kottler and Jon Carlson Published by Crown ([email protected]) at £16.99. 377 pages. ISBN 978-184590-088-5. 24 therapists – including well-known names such as William Glasser and Albert Ellis – detail in this heavy tome their most professionally rewarding cases...

July 1, 2008: A WOMAN’S GUIDE TO RECOVERY
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by Brenda Iliff Published by Hazelden, (www.eurospanbookstore.com/hazelden) at £9.95. 301+ pages. ISBN 978-1-59285-479-0. “Addiction is 100% percent fatal. It’s traumatic and it kills.” The first line of the opening chapter certainly got my attention. This guide does what it says...

July 1, 2008: IT’S NOT OKAY TO BE A CANNIBAL
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by Andrew Wainwright and Robert Poznanovich Published by Hazelden (www.eurospanbookstore.com/hazelden) at £8.95. 166+ pages. ISBN 978-159285-370-0. This book by two interventions promises to liberate families from the grip of addiction – the authors emphasise the family first and the addict...

July 1, 2008: THE SPORTS LOVER’S GUIDE TO RECOVERY
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by Andrew L Dieden Published by Hazelden and distributed by Eurospan at £9.95 (www.eurospanbookstore.com/hazelden). 166+ pages. ISBN 978-159285-370-0. You do not need to be a sports fan to enjoy this book, but it helps. Having been involved in sport all...

July 1, 2008: TERMINATING PSYCHOTHERAPY
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by William Donohue and Michael Cuccaire Published by Routledge/Taylor Frances at £31.00 (www.routledge.com). 550+ pages. ISBN 978-0-415-95436-3. AS A BELIEVER THAT that every client leaving their therapist should first have a ‘grief’ session, I welcomed this book and wanted to...

June 5, 2008: WHY NOT HAVE DRUG FREE PRISONS?
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Hyseyin Djemil's report for the Centre for Policy Studies has been taken up by: Channel 4 - click here TV video here The Observer - click here It calls for the political will necessary to eradicate drugs from prison: ·...

May 15, 2008: NO NEED FOR WEED
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by James Langton Published by Clearhead at £9.99; 232 pages ISBN 978-0-9557626-0-4 No Need For Weed comes over as an honest account of how it really is to break the habit of cannabis dependency. It is punctuated with real-lfie experiences...

May 1, 2008: AT WIT’S END
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by Jeff Jay and Jerry A Boriskin Published by Hazelden and distributed by Eurospan at £10.99 (www.eurospanbookstore.com/hazelden). 256 pages. ISBN 978-159285373-1 What you need to know when a loved one is diagnosed with addiction and mental illness... These days most...

May 1, 2008: CBT FOR SMOKING CESSATION
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by Cynthia Conklin, Michele Levine, Kenneth Perkins Published by Routledge at £17.95 (www.routledgementalhealth.com). 224+ pages. ISBN (978) 0415-95463-0. The central goal of a therapist helping someone to quit smoking is to teach the smoker ways to prepare to quit, successfully...

May 1, 2008: THE SOUL OF RECOVERY
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by Christopher D Ringwald Published by Oxford University Press at £21.00 (www.oup.com/uk). 305 pages. ISBN 978-019 514768-1. On reading the author’s Preface, I was struck by the size of the task for this work. Intrigued, I scanned through the Bibliography...

March 1, 2008: THERAPEUTIC HYPNOSIS WITH CHILDREN & ADOLESCENTS
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edited by William Wester, Laurence Sugarman Published by by Crown House at £29.50 (www.crownhouse.co.uk). Hardback 489+ pages. ISBN 978-184590037-3. The authors have gathered experts in the field of hypnosis to examine its application to children and young people across a...

March 1, 2008: THE POCKET LIFE COACH
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by Pete Chapman Published by by Crown House at £12.99 (www.crownhouse.co.uk, www.chus.com). 137 pages. ISBN 978-184590071-7 “COACH YOURSELF TO HEALTH and happiness” urges the author. He knows what he is talking about: A UK bodybuilding champion in 1991, his body...

March 1, 2008: COGNITION ADDICTION
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by Marcus Munafo and Ian P Albery Published by Oxford University Press at £68.00 (www.oup.com/uk). Hardback 307 pages. ISBN 978 019 856929 9. I GRABBED THIS BOOK for review as it unites two of my great interests: applying neuroscience to...

March 1, 2008: ADVENTURES IN EFT
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by Silvia Hartmann Published by DragonRising at £16.95 – or £12.95 downloaded (http://dragonrising.com/store). 217 pages. ISBN 978-1-873483-63-3 This is the beginner’s guide to EFT, or emotional freedom techniques. EFT is one of the many meridian-energy therapies, based on those points...

March 1, 2008: ADDICTION AND MOOD DISORDERS
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by Dennis C Daley with Antoine Douaihy Published by Oxford University Press at £26.99 hardback, £11.99 paperback (www.oup.com/uk). 232 pages. ISBN 978-0-19531129-7 BASED ON 30 YEARS of clinical work, research and the personal experiences of sufferers, this book provides a...

November 1, 2007: THE SCIENCE OF ADDICTION
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by Carlton Erickson Published by WW Norton at £19.95. 292 pages. ISBN 978-0-393-70463-1. I MUST CONFESS TO KNOWING Professor Carlton Erickson: I first heard him speak in the US and was so impressed that I invited him to be a...

May 2, 2007: HOMELESS EXPERIENCES, IDENTITIES AND CULTURES
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edited by Mike Seal Published by Russell House at £19.95. 183 pages. ISBN 978-1-905541-06-05. academics, service users, practitioners and other stakeholders challenge stereotypes of homeless identities. They examine how being passed through the many systems dealing with homelessness can become...

May 2, 2007: MANUAL OF SMOKING CESSATION
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by Andy McEwen, Peter Hajek, Hayden McRobbie, Robert West Published by Blackwell at £19.99. 151 pages. ISBN 10: 1-40513-337-7. How appropriate – in these days of changing laws about smoking in public areas, and the acknowledgement by governments and health...

May 1, 2007: WALKING INTO ETERNITY
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by David Agnew Published by Flux Gallery at £15.50. 56 pages & CD. ISBN 0-9550158-2-0. THE BOOK AND ACCOMPANYING CD chart the author's journey from the despair of rock-bottom addiction, through the pain and out the other side to recovery....

May 1, 2007: CLINICAL HANDBOOK OF CO-EXISTING MENTAL HEALTH & DRUG & ALCOHOL PROBLEMS
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by Amanda Baker, Richard Velleman Published by Routledge at £27.99. 402 pages. ISBN 978-1-59391-776-3. co-existing mental health and drug and alcohol problems are a frequent occurrence in primary care and clinical settings. Despite this, health professionals receive limited training in...