How to Be Your Own Therapist: A Step-by-Step Guide to Building a Competent, Confident Life

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McGraw Hill Professional, 22 wrz 2002 - 288

Self-help tools that work with--or without--the aid of a therapist

How to Be Your Own Therapist provides tools for those who want to replace unhealthy behaviors with actions that bring satisfaction and success. Drawing from her 20 years as a licensed therapist, Dr. Patricia Farrell has developed an approach that enables individuals to manage their own lives by reclaiming the personal power to take action.

With intelligence and insight, Dr. Farrell shares the innovative techniques and exercises that promote successful results in her own patients--patients whom Farrell quickly enables to move into independent problem-solving action. Also included here are dozens of proven self-assessment tests, compelling case studies, and helpful symptom-identification sidebars.

Her "power tools" include how to:

  • Fire one's parents
  • Quit whining
  • Make lots of mistakes

Stick up for oneself

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Patricia A. Farrell, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist in private practice in New Jersey. She holds masters and doctoral degrees in psychology from New York University and is a Clinical Professor of Doctoral Psychology at Walden University. She is a frequent guest on "The Maury Povich Show" and has also appeared on "Sally Jesse Raphael," " Montel Williams," "The View," "Court TV," "ABC World News," and "Inside Edition". Her print interviews include The Chicago Tribune, the New York Post, the Boston Globe, Psychology Today Online, the Atlanta Constitution, and Cosmopolitan. Dr. Farrell also serves as the Moderator/Expert for the Anxiety/Panic Board on Web-MD. She lives in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey

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