How to go to therapy Making the most of professional help

Carl Sherman

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Published
New York : AtRandom.com 2001.
Edition
1st ed
Language
English
Physical Description
177 p.
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN
0812991877
Main Author
Carl Sherman (-)
Review by Booklist Reviews

Journalist Sherman has written about mental health issues for 10 years in a number of national magazines. His accessible overview of the options faced by individuals who are considering therapy should be quite helpful. Sherman opens with general issues ("Do You Need Therapy?" "Who Can Help?" "What Can You Expect?"). He discusses research on therapy's effectiveness and outlines the theoretical basics of psychoanalysis and psychodynamic therapy. Perhaps most useful are Sherman's sketches of different types of therapy: cognitive and behavioral approaches, group therapy, family therapy, humanistic therapy, pharmacotherapy, and other possibilities. Closing chapters describe the course of therapy, ways to pay for treatment, and recognizing when therapy should end. A "Brief Guide to Diagnosis" is appended. ((Reviewed November 15, 2001)) Copyright 2001 Booklist Reviews

Review by Publishers Weekly Reviews

Got therapy? If not, or even if you do but are unsatisfied with it, How to Go to Therapy might come in handy. Carl Sherman (Stress Remedies), a mental health reporter, walks readers through the process of deciding if they want to pursue therapy, choosing an appropriate type of therapy and then choosing a specific therapist. From psychodynamic therapy to pharmacotherapy to eye movement desensitization and retraining, Sherman breaks down this potentially intimidating but increasingly relevant aspect of modern life. Readers new to the therapeutic world as well as those in one kind of therapy who want to try another will appreciate Sherman's guidance. ( Nov. 13) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

Explains how to select the right therapist to help one deal with a variety of emotional or psychological problems, how to make informed decisions about medication, how to pay for one's treatment, how to bring therapy to a satisfying conclusion. Original. 15,000 first printing.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

How do you choose among hundreds of available therapies—offered by psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, and counselors—to help you conquer painful feelings, unbearable anxiety, dysfunctional relationships, or out-of-control behavior? What are the sessions like? How will you know if your therapy is working and when it is time to stop? Veteran medical journalist Carl Sherman gives you the tools to make smart decisions about getting professional help.