A Graphic Tale of Psychotherapy

Author: Philippa Perry

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230366228

Category: Social Science

Page: 156

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Ever wanted an insight into counselling? Or wished you could be a 'fly-on-the-wall' in a psychotherapy session? Couch Fiction allows you to peep through the key-hole of the therapy room door and, more than that, read the minds of the protagonists... Based on a case study of Pat (our sandal-wearing, cat-loving psychotherapist) and her new client, James (an ambitious barrister with a potentially harmful habit he can't stop), this graphic novel follows the anxieties, frustrations, mind-wanderings and break-throughs of each, through a year of therapy sessions together. Beautifully illustrated and accompanied by succinct and illuminating footnotes, this book offers a witty and thought-provoking exploration of the therapeutic journey, considering a range of skills, insights and techniques along the way.
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wie eine Psychotherapie funktioniert

Author: Philippa Perry

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783888977381

Category:

Page: 150

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Author: Dick Couch

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416510435

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 803

First there was The Mercenary Option. Now IFOR, the surgical strike team led by former Navy SEAL Garrett Walker, returns in an explosive adventure charged with authenticity and suspense. COVERT ACTION Formed by a wealthy industrialist after the terror attacks on American soil, the Intervention Force is a professional strike team called in on missions others can't -- or won't -- undertake. IFOR has already defused a seemingly impenetrable scheme for nuclear annihilation; now they are called into one of the world's hottest zones. In the Zimbabwean province of Tonga, an outbreak of hemorrhagic fever has U.S. officials on the alert for bioterrorism. Walker leads his Black Ops team into the heart of danger in the African nation to unhinge the workings of two terrorist kingpins -- the brilliant Russian Pavel Zelinkow and Al Qaeda mastermind Abu Musab al-Zarqawi -- before a cataclysm is unleashed on an unsuspecting world. For "hard-as-nails adventure that will keep you riveted to your chair" (Stephen Coonts), delve into the IFOR novels from Dick Couch.
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Growing Up & Getting Older

Author: Whitefish Review

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 1483572951

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 192

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Whitefish Review is a non-profit journal publishing the literature, art, and photography of mountain culture. As a recognized 501(c)(3) tax-exempt corporation created for the public good, it is supported by generous donations, grants, and subscriptions. Issue #18 features a conversation with part time Montana resident, David Letterman in his most in-depth interview since ending his 33-year Late Show career. Letterman talks with founding editor Brian Schott about retirement, raising his son, his love of Montana, his own childhood, and growing a wildman beard. Past issues have featured David James Duncan, William Kittredge, John Irving, Tom Brokaw, Terry Tempest Williams, and many other of the finest thinkers and writers of the modern day.
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Navy SEALs in the War on Terrorism

Author: Dick Couch

Publisher: Three Rivers Press

ISBN: 030723875X

Category: History

Page: 288

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In America’s battle against al-Qaeda and their allies, the goal of the Navy SEALs is to be the best guns in the fight—stealthy, effective, professional, and lethal. Here for the first time is a SEAL insider’s battle history of these Special Operations warriors in the war on terrorism. “Down range” is what SEALs in Afghanistan and Iraq call their area of operations. In this new mode of warfare, “down range” can refer to anything from tracking roving bands of al-Qaeda on a remote mountain trail in Afghanistan to taking down an armed compound in Tikrit and rousting holdouts from Saddam Hussein’s regime. It could mean interdicting insurgents smuggling car-bomb explosives over the Iraqi-Syrian border or silently boarding a freighter on the high seas at night to enforce an embargo. In other words, “down range” could be anywhere, anytime, under any conditions. In Down Range, author Dick Couch, himself a former Navy SEAL and CIA case officer, uses his unprecedented access to bring the reader firsthand accounts from the warriors in combat during key missions in Afghanistan and Iraq. Couch creates a pulse-pounding, detailed narrative of the definitive engagements of this war, while painting an unusually intimate portrait of these warriors in the field. The performance of the SEALs in difficult, changing environments—in the heat of the Afghan desert, in the snow-packed Hindu Kush, on the high seas, and in the urban chaos of Baghdad—has been nothing short of extraordinary. The SEALs, coordinating with other American forces, the CIA, and foreign special operations units like the Polish GROM, have once more shown their genius for improvisation and capacity for courageous action in leading the fight against this new and vicious enemy. The first battle history of its kind, Down Range is a riveting close-up of some of America’s finest warriors in action against a deadly foe. Also available as an eBook From the Hardcover edition.
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Author: Benjamin Parzybok

Publisher: Small Beer Press

ISBN: 9781931520973

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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"Couch hits on an improbable, even fantastic premise, and then rigorously hews to the logic that it generates, keeping it afloat (at times literally) to the end." —Los Angeles Times "Delightfully lighthearted writing. . . . Occasionally laugh-out-loud funny, the enthusiastic prose carries readers through sporadic dark moments . . . Parzybok’s quirky humor recalls the flaws and successes of early Douglas Adams."—Publishers Weekly "The book succeeds as a conceptual art piece, a literary travelogue, and a fantastical quest." —Willamette Week "Hundreds of writers have slavishly imitated—or outright ripped off—Tolkien in ways that connoisseurs of other genres would consider shameless. What Parzybok has done here in adapting the same old song to a world more familiar to the reader is to revive the genre and make it relevant again" —The Stranger A Spring Summer Indie Next Reading List Pick: Top 10 Reading Group Suggestions "Couch follows the quirky journey of Thom, Erik, and Tree as they venture into the unknown at the behest of a magical, orange couch, which has its own plan for their previously boring lives. Parzybok's colorful characters, striking humor, and eccentric magical realism offer up an adventuresome read." —Christian Crider, Inkwood Books, Tampa, FL A January 2009 Indie Next List Pick "This funny novel of furniture moving gone awry is a magical realism quest for modern times. Parzybok's touching story explores the aimlessness of our culture, a society of jobs instead of callings, replete with opportunities and choices but without the philosophies and vocations we need to make meaningful decisions." —Josh Cook, Porter Square Books, Cambridge, MA "A lot of people are looking for magic in the world today, but only Benjamin Parzybok thought to check the sofa, which is, I think, the place it’s most likely to be found. Couch is a slacker epic: a gentle, funny book that ambles merrily from Coupland to Tolkien, and gives couch-surfing (among other things) a whole new meaning.” —Paul La Farge "One of the strangest road novels you'll ever read. It's a funny and fun book, and it's also a very smart book. Fans of Tom Robbins or Christopher Moore should enjoy this." —Handee Books "It is an upholstered Odyssey unlike any other you are likely to read. It is funny, confusing in places, wild and anarchic. It is part Quixote, part Murakami, part Tom Robbins, part DFS showroom. It has cult hit written all over it." —Scott, Me and My Big Mouth Benjamin Parzybok on tour: http://booktour.com/author/benjamin_parzybok In this exuberant and hilarious debut reminiscent of The Life of Pi and Then We Came to the End, an episode of furniture moving gone awry becomes an impromptu quest of self-discovery, secret histories, and unexpected revelations. Thom is a computer geek whose hacking of a certain Washington-based software giant has won him a little fame but few job prospects. Erik is a smalltime con man, a fast-talker who is never quite quick enough on his feet. Their roommate, Tree, is a confused clairvoyant whose dreams and prophecies may not be completely off base. After a freak accident fl oods their apartment, the three are evicted—but they have to take their couch with them. The real problem? The couch—huge and orange—won’t let them put it down. Soon the three roommates are on a cross-country trek along back roads, byways, and rail lines, heading far out of Portland and deep into one very weird corner of the American dream. Benjamin Parzybok is the creator of Gumball Poetry, a journal published through gumball machines, and the Black Magic Insurance Agency, a city-wide mystery/treasure hunt. He has worked as a congressional page, a ghostwriter for the governor of Washington, a web developer, a Taiwanese factory technical writer, an asbestos removal janitor, and a potato sorter. He lives in Portland, Oregon, with the writer Laura Moulton and their two children.
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Roman -

Author: Irvin D. Yalom

Publisher: btb Verlag

ISBN: 3641194822

Category: Fiction

Page: 544

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Ernest Lash, ein junger Psychoanalytiker aus San Francisco, glaubt an die Wirksamkeit seines Tuns, ist aber andererseits davon überzeugt, daß die klassischen Therapien dringend einer Erneuerung bedürfen. Eines Tages beauftragt ihn die Ethikkommission seines Fachbereichs mit der Untersuchung eines prekären Falls: Er soll die Arbeitsweise eines älteren, sehr berühmten Kollegen namens Seymour Trotter überprüfen, der angeklagt ist, ein Verhältnis mit einer vierzig Jahre jüngeren Patientin gehabt zu haben. Trotter beharrt darauf, daß Sex das einzige Mittel gewesen sei, um die junge Frau vor ihrem selbstzerstörerischen Verhalten zu retten. Zunächst ist Ernest entrüstet. Doch je mehr er sich mit der Sache beschäftigt, desto mehr fasziniert ihn die Idee, jedem Patienten bzw. jeder Patientin eine fallspezifische Behandlung zuteil werden zu lassen.
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Ein Psychiater analysiert das Trump-Zeitalter

Author: Allen Frances

Publisher: Dumont Buchverlag

ISBN: 3832189912

Category: Psychology

Page: 420

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Allen Frances warnt davor, die Wahl Trumps als Ausnahmefall oder Ausrutscher zu betrachten und nicht als Spiegelbild unserer Demokratie. Denn wir müssen uns mit der Frage beschäftigen, was seine Wahl über den Zustand der USA aussagt. In der Psychiatrie wird eine Wahnidee oder ein Irrglaube als eine tief sitzende, abwegige Überzeugung definiert. Und an genau solchen wahnhaften Überzeugungen hält die amerikanische Gesellschaft fest – aber auch viele andere westliche Gesellschaften. Lieber begegnen wir der bedrohlichen Realität mit Verleugnung, Wunschdenken und abwegigen Verhaltensweisen. Doch die Einsicht, dass wir uns selbst ein tiefes Loch graben, ist der erste und unerlässliche Schritt, um aus ihm herauszuklettern. Der Job eines Psychiaters ist es, Patienten zu helfen, aus ihren Fehlern zu lernen, das Irrationale ihres Denkens freizulegen und den Teufelskreis selbstzerstörerischen Verhaltens zu beenden. Diesen Heilungsprozess braucht nicht nur der Einzelne, sondern die gesamte westliche Welt. Denn wir müssen uns dem Wahnsinn in unserer Gesellschaft stellen – bevor es zu spät ist. »Allen Frances argumentiert schlüssig, dass es deutlich dringender ist, die nationale Psyche zu entschlüsseln, als uns mit Debatten über Trumps geistigen Zustand abzulenken. Die viel wichtigere Frage ist: Was hat unsere Politik bis an diesen Punkt geführt?« THE NEW YORKER »Ein überragender Psychiater« THE NEW YORK TIMES
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Author: Charles Dudley Warner

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 1605202258

Category: History

Page: 436

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Popular American essayist, novelist, and journalist CHARLES DUDLEY WARNER (1829-1900) was renowned for the warmth and intimacy of his writing, which encompassed travelogue, biography and autobiography, fiction, and more, and influenced entire generations of his fellow writers. Here, the prolific writer turned editor for his final grand work, a splendid survey of global literature, classic and modern, and it's not too much to suggest that if his friend and colleague Mark Twain-who stole Warner's quip about how "everybody complains about the weather, but nobody does anything about it"-had assembled this set, it would still be hailed today as one of the great achievements of the book world. Highlights from Volume 30 include: . the writings of Alexander Pope . the histories of William Hickling Prescott . the poetry of Matthew Prior . the verse of Sextus Propertius . Provenal literature . the writings of Alexander Sergyevitch Pushkin . the oratory of Quintilian . the work of Franois Rabelais . the histories of Alfred Rambaud . and much, much more.
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New approaches to psychoanalysis and cinema

Author: Agnieszka Piotrowska

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317636481

Category: Psychology

Page: 252

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What is the role of the unconscious in our visceral approaches to cinema? Embodied Encounters offers a unique collection of essays written by leading thinkers and writers in film studies, with a guiding principle that embodied and material existence can, and perhaps ought to, also allow for the unconscious. The contributors embrace work which has brought ‘the body’ back into film theory and question why psychoanalysis has been excluded from more recent interrogations. The chapters included here engage with Jung and Freud, Lacan and Bion, and Klein and Winnicott in their interrogations of contemporary cinema and the moving image. In three parts the book presents examinations of both classic and contemporary films including Black Swan, Zero Dark Thirty and The Dybbuk: Part 1 – The Desire, the Body and the Unconscious Part 2 – Psychoanalytical Theories and the Cinema Part 3 – Reflections and Destructions, Mirrors and Transgressions Embodied Encounters is an eclectic volume which presents in one book the voices of those who work with different psychoanalytical paradigms. It will be essential reading for psychoanalysts and psychotherapists, scholars and students of film and culture studies and film makers.
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A Novel

Author: Irvin D. Yalom

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0465062970

Category: Psychology

Page: 384

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From the bestselling author of Love's Executioner and When Nietzsche Wept comes a provocative exploration of the unusual relationships three therapists form with their patients. Seymour is a therapist of the old school who blurs the boundary of sexual propriety with one of his clients. Marshal, who is haunted by his own obsessive-compulsive behaviors, is troubled by the role money plays in his dealings with his patients. Finally, there is Ernest Lash. Driven by his sincere desire to help and his faith in psychoanalysis, he invents a radically new approach to therapy -- a totally open and honest relationship with a patient that threatens to have devastating results. Exposing the many lies that are told on and off the psychoanalyst's couch, Lying on the Couch gives readers a tantalizing, almost illicit, glimpse at what their therapists might really be thinking during their sessions. Fascinating, engrossing and relentlessly intelligent, it ultimately moves readers with a denouement of surprising humanity and redemptive faith.
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Author: Kevin Lomas

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1447717848

Category:

Page: N.A

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A Bio-bibliographical Guide to Current Writers in Fiction, General Nonfiction, Poetry, Journalism, Drama, Motion Pictures, Television and Other Fields

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780787626679

Category: Authors

Page: 450

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Roman

Author: Irvin D. Yalom

Publisher: btb Verlag

ISBN: 3641157374

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 801

Eine Ménage à trois zwischen Lou Andreas Salomé, Nietzsche und der Psychoanalyse Das Wien des Fin de siècle: Die selbstbewusste junge Russin Lou Andreas Salomé drängt den angesehenen Arzt Josef Breuer, dem suizidgefährdeten Friedrich Nietzsche zu helfen und ihn von seiner zerstörerischen Obsession für sie zu kurieren. Breuer willigt ein und unterzieht Nietzsche einer neuartigen Heilungsmethode, deren Ausgang jedoch für beide unerwartet ist.
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Author: David Slonim

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9780811844307

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 36

View: 7619

When a family acquires a new couch, they discover that something else comes along with it, and they gain a new friend in the process.
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A Novel

Author: Dai Sijie

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 1400077141

Category: Fiction

Page: 287

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After years of studying Freud in Paris, Mr. Muo returns home to bring the benefits of psychoanalysis to twenty-first-century China and to somehow free his college sweetheart, now a political prisoner, a quest that leads him to the sadistic local magistrate, Judge Di, who demands a virgin maiden in exchange for clemency. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.
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Eine Gesellschaft zwischen Stillstand und Leidenschaft

Author: Stephan Grünewald

Publisher: Campus Verlag

ISBN: 3593401975

Category: Social Science

Page: 234

View: 3654

Was kommt dabei heraus, wenn man tausende Deutsche auf die Couch legt und sie nach ihren Wünschen, Hoffnungen und Ängsten befragt? Eine aufschlussreiche Gesellschaftsanalyse und ein Aufruf zur Veränderung.
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What Superheroes Really Tell Us about Ourselves and Our Society

Author: Danny Fingeroth

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780826415394

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 192

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Why are so many of the superhero myths tied up with loss, often violent, of parents or parental figures? What is the significance of the dual identity? What makes some superhuman figures "good" and others "evil"? Why are so many of the prime superheroes white and male? How has the superhero evolved over the course of the 20th and early 21st centuries? And how might the myths be changing? Why is it that the key superhero archetypes - Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Spider-Man, the X-Men - touch primal needs and experiences in everyone? Why has the superhero moved beyond the pages of comics into other media? All these topics, and more, are covered in this lively and original exploration of the reasons why the superhero - in comic books, films, and TV - is such a potent myth for our times and culture.>
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