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On the Couch

On the Couch ebook ISBN: 9780871137401
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press
Author: Erica Kates
Number of Pages: 387 
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Nineteen short stories explore the realm of psychotherapy in a collection that features works by John Updike, Lawrence Block, and other notable American writers

America on the Couch

America on the Couch ebook ISBN: 9781590564882
Publisher: Lantern Publishing & Media
Author: Pythia Peay
Number of Pages: 591 
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What lies behind America's historic romance with the gun? Why does it have such a troubled relationship with alcohol and drugs? Why is it so wedded to consumerism and so resistant to the evidence of climate change? What are its enduring myths about individuality, freedom, and independence, and how might we re-imagine our vision of the United States as the "Promised Land" and "The City on the Hill" to reflect a multiculturalism that offers "the last, best hope" for the world? In a two-decades long journey through the American psyche, depth journalist Pythia Peay has asked these and many more questions of no fewer than thirty-six of the world's leading psychologists and psychoanalysts. From Robert Jay Lifton to Marion Woodman, A. Thomas McLellan to Judith V. Jordan, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi to June Singer, and James Hillman to Mary Pipher, the thinkers in America on the Couch discuss violence, addiction, the environment, capitalism and consumerism, politics and power, and the soul of America. The result is a uniquely comprehensive, wide-ranging, and compelling kaleidoscope of insights into the psychodynamics of a hegemon in peace and at war, as it confronts the shadows of the American century and charts its way into an uncertain, multi-polar future. Featuring: Stephen Aizenstat John Beebe Bonnie Bright Gary S. Bobroff Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi Philip Cushman Larry Decker Raymond De Young Edward Edinger Michael Eigen Stephen J. Foster Charles Grob Bud Harris A. Chris Heath James Hillman Judith V. Jordan Donald Kalsched Robert J. Langs Linda Schierse Leonard Harriet Lerner Robert Jay Lifton A. Thomas McLellan Thomas Moore Ginette Paris Mary Pipher Ernest Rossi Andrew Samuels Erel Shalit June Singer Thomas Singer Lawrence Staples Murray Stein Charles B. Strozier Paul Wachtel Karen B. Walant Marion Woodman Luigi Zoja

Trump on the Couch

Trump on the Couch ebook ISBN: 0735220336
Publisher: Penguin
Author: Justin A. Frank, MD
Number of Pages: 304 
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"A great public service--critical for our time." --Bandy X. Lee, M.D., M.Div., Yale psychiatrist, expert on violence, and editor of The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump The New York Times-bestselling author of Bush on the Couch shows that Donald Trump is mentally and emotionally unfit to execute the duties of President. No president in the history of the United States has inspired more alarm and confusion than Donald Trump. As questions and concerns about his decisions, behavior, and qualifications for office have multiplied, they point to one primary question: Does he pose a genuine threat to our country? The American Psychiatric Association's Goldwater Rule constrains psychiatrists from offering diagnoses on public figures who are not patients and who have not endorsed such statements. But in Trump on the Couch Clinical Professor of Psychiatry Justin A Frank invokes the moral responsibility that compels him to speak out and present a full portrait of a man who presents us with a clear and present danger. Using observations gained from a close study of Trump's patterns of thought, action, and communication, Dr. Frank uncovers a personality riddled with mental health issues. His analysis is filled with important revelations about our nation's leader, including disturbing insights into his childhood, his family, his business dealings, and his unusual relationship with alternative facts, including how • The absence of a strong maternal force during childhood has led to Trump's remarkable lack of empathy and disregard for women's boundaries; • His compulsion to polarize America has grown out of the way he perceives the world as full of deceitful and destructive persecutors; • His inability to tolerate the pain of frustration has triggered his belief that omnipotence will finally remove it; • His idiosyncratic use of language points to larger issues than even his tweets might suggest. With our country itself at stake, Dr. Frank calls attention to the underlying narcissism, misogyny, deception, and racism that drive the President who endangers it. A penetrating examination of how we as a nation got here and, more important, where we are going, Trump on the Couch sounds a call to action that we cannot ignore.

On a Couch Somewhere in America

On a Couch Somewhere in America ebook ISBN: 1491700807
Publisher: iUniverse
Author: J. D. Knight
Number of Pages: 214 
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Dr. Michael Berman is a workaholic psychiatrist who prays for a God and dreams for peace. As he struggles to define his own reality and answer the questions of his lucid nightmares, Dr. Berman sees patient after patient in his office, hoping he can help them more than he can help himself. But the truth is that Dr. Berman does not always have the answers. Between his appointments with his patients—who face a wide range of problems—Dr. Berman flips on his office stereo and lies on his own couch, determined to nap his troubles away. But instead, he is plagued by visions that cause him to question everything in his life. Is he an existential pessimist? Why has he been lying to his patients lately? Is the beautiful woman he dreams about real? In this novel, a psychiatrist floats somewhere between sanity and insanity as the voice of his stereo leads him on an unstoppable path to his destiny.

American Babel

American Babel ebook ISBN: 9780674006614
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Author: Marc Shell,Irving Babbitt Professor of Comparative Literature and Professor of English and American Literature and Languageirving Babbitt Professor of Comparative Literature Marc Shell
Number of Pages: 520 
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If ever there was a polyglot place on the globe (other than the Tower of Babel), America between 1750 and 1850 was it. Here three continents—North America, Africa, and Europe—met and spoke not as one, but in Amerindian and African languages, in German and English, Spanish, French, and Dutch. How this prodigious multilingualism lost its voice in the making of the American canon and in everyday American linguistic practice is the problem American Babel approaches from a variety of angles. Looking at the first Arabic-language African-American slave narrative, at quirks of translation in Greek-American bilingual books, and at the strategies of Yiddish women poets and Welsh-American dramatists, contributors show how linguistic resistance opposes the imperative of linguistic assimilation. They address matters of literary authority in Irish Gaelic writing, Creole novels, and the multiple voices of the Zuni storyteller; and in essays on Haitian, Welsh, Spanish, and Chinese literatures, they trace the relationship between domestic nationalism and immigrant internationalism, between domestic citizenship and immigrant ethnicity.

The Diary of an American Expatriate

The Diary of an American Expatriate ebook ISBN: 1782341269
Publisher: Andrews UK Limited
Author: Ilene Springer
Number of Pages: 137 
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Have you ever thought of chucking everything and starting life over in a new country? This is the true story of Ilene Springer who tells you what it's like to leave the US at the age of 55 to start a new life in another country, while reluctantly leaving two grown daughters behind who claim she is abandoning them. It tells all the good, bad and funny about being an expatriate--and there's a lot of all three. A divorced freelance writer who suffers from panic attacks, Ilene becomes desperate when her American health insurance bill skyrockets to over $900 a month. When it becomes a choice between paying the rent or going to the doctor, Ilene chooses a third, terrifying option: moving to the Mediterranean island of Malta where she can possibly train to become an English teacher and get into the country’s national healthcare system. Armed with only her wits, a cat and her British-German boyfriend who she has recently met on the Web, Ilene makes the move, ironically on the eve of the election of Barack Obama. But despite being a so-called English-speaking country, Malta is not easy to get used to, Americans are not welcomed as employees and her partner is much harder to live with than she thought. And yet the gorgeous Maltese sun, sea and fascinating foreigners lead Ilene to a zany adventure of a lifetime. Based on the popular blog An American in Malta, Ilene’s confessions warn anyone who ever thought of starting over somewhere new the raw, hard truth and often the hilarious things that await them.

Lying on the Postcolonial Couch

Lying on the Postcolonial Couch ebook ISBN: 9781452904108
Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
Author: Rukmini Bhaya Nair
Number of Pages: 308 
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Prozac on the Couch

Prozac on the Couch ebook ISBN: 9780822330615
Publisher: Duke University Press
Author: Jonathan Metzl
Number of Pages: 275 
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Arguing that Freud enjoys new life in the medications prescribed by psychologists and psychiatrists, the author takes the Prozac culture to task, focusing on the gender issues underlying the prescription of this powerful drug. (Psychology & Self-Help)

Walking Disaster

Walking Disaster ebook ISBN: 1471115151
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Author: Jamie McGuire
Number of Pages: 448 
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Set in the same time-frame as Beautiful Disaster, now we hear the story from Travis' point of view. Travis lost his mother at a very young age, but before she died she taught him two important rules... Love hard. Fight harder. Growing up in a family of men who like to gamble and fight, Travis Maddox is a tough guy. Known for his bad reputation with women, and feared for his incredible fighting skills, all the boys want to be him, and the girls simply want him... Abby Abernathy is the first girl to treat him the way he feels he should be treated, with dislike and disinterest. It is her lack of interest that sparks his determination to win her round. Will the invincible Travis 'Mad Dog' Maddox be defeated by a girl?

Home is Where the Heart Is

Home is Where the Heart Is ebook ISBN: 0755391950
Publisher: Hachette UK
Author: Joan Jonker
Number of Pages: 224 
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When tragedy strikes, a young mother's friends and family ensure she is never alone... Joan Jonker's saga, Home is Where the Heart Is, brings to life a close-knit Liverpudlian community, in the final instalment of the Eileen Gillmoss series. Perfect for fans of Katie Flynn and Dilly Court. 'Warm, witty... loved by her legions of fans' - Liverpool Echo When fun-loving, eighteen-stone Eileen Gillmoss announces that she's expecting a baby, her husband Bill thinks it's another one of her jokes. After all, it's twelve years since Edna, their youngest, was born. But when it sinks in that a baby really is on the way, Bill is over the moon and decides that the family should move out of their two-up, two-down house in Liverpool to one with more spacious accommodation. Eileen digs her heels in at first, reluctant to leave the house she loves and friends and neighbours so dear. But a scare early in Eileen's pregnancy strengthens Bill's resolve to provide a more comfortable home for his wife. Before Eileen knows what's hit her, she's installed in a smart home with posh new neighbours. Then tragedy strikes and Eileen must come to terms with a loss far greater than leaving behind her beloved neighbourhood. She tries to put on a brave face, but she can't fool the people who love her, who miss the smile on that round, chubby face and the laughter ringing through her house. They vow to make amends and fate steps in to lend a helping hand... What readers are saying about Home is Where the Heart Is: 'From the first page you are drawn into this wonderful woman's life and family as if you belong there. Joan Jonker creates a web of family crises and tragedies mixed with the never flagging spirit of Eileen Gilmoss to keep you hungry for more' 'As always with Joan it's a mix of hard, nitty, gritty life and fun thrown into the mix, never a dull moment with her books, tears of woe one minute and laughter the next'

Family Business on the Couch

Family Business on the Couch ebook ISBN: 0470687479
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Author: Manfred F. R. Kets de Vries,Randel S. Carlock
Number of Pages: 324 
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The challenge faced by family businesses and their stakeholders, is to recognise the issues that they face, understand how to develop strategies to address them and more importantly, to create narratives, or family stories that explain the emotional dimension of the issues to the family. The most intractable family business issues are not the business problems the organisation faces, but the emotional issues that compound them. Applying psychodynamic concepts will help to explain behaviour and will enable the family to prepare for life cycle transitions and other issues that may arise. Here is a new understanding and a broader perspective on the human dynamics of family firms with two complementary frameworks, psychodynamic and family systematic, to help make sense of family-run organisations. Although this book includes a conceptual section, it is first and foremost a practical book about the real world issues faced by business families. The book begins by demonstrating that many years of achievement through generations can be destroyed by the next, if the family fails to address the psychological issues they face. By exploring cases from famous and less well known family businesses across the world, the authors discuss entrepreneurs, the entrepreneurial family and the lifecycles of the individual and the organisation. They go on to show how companies going through change and transition can avoid the pitfalls that endanger both family and company. The authors then apply tools that will help family businesses in transition and offer their analyses and conclusions. Readers should draw their own conclusions from careful examination of the cases, identifying the problems or dilemmas faced and the options for improved business performance and family relationships. They should ask what they might have done in the given situation and what new insight into individual or family behaviour each case offers. The goal is to avoid a bitter ending.

The Couch and the Silver Screen

The Couch and the Silver Screen ebook ISBN: 113544451X
Publisher: Routledge
Author: Andrea Sabbadini
Number of Pages: 280 
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The Couch and the Silver Screen is a collection of original contributions which explore European cinema from psychoanalytic perspectives. Both classic and contemporary films are presented and analysed by a variety of authors, including leading cinema historians and theorists, psychoanalysts with a specific expertise in the interpretation of films, as well as the filmmakers themselves. This composite approach offers a fascinating insight into the world of cinema. The Couch and the Silver Screen is illustrated with stills throughout and Andrea Sabbadini's introduction provides a theoretical and historical context for the current state of psychoanalytic studies of films. The book is organised into four clear sections - Set and Stage, Working Through Trauma, Horror Perspectives and Documenting Internal Worlds - which form the basis for engaging chapters including: easily readable and jargon-free film reviews. essays on specific subjects such as perspectives on the horror film genre and adolescent development. transcripts of live debates among film directors including Bernardo Bertolucci, actors, critics and psychoanalysts discussing films. The cultural richness of the material presented, combined with the originality of multidisciplinary dialogues on European cinema, makes this book appealing not only to film buffs, but also to professionals, academics and students interested in the application of psychoanalytic ideas to the arts.

History on the Couch

History on the Couch ebook ISBN: 9780522850574
Publisher: Melbourne Univ. Publishing
Author: Joy Damousi,Robert Reynolds
Number of Pages: 233 
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Highlights the ways in which the emotional life, identity formation and the relationship between self and society can inform histories both of individuals and of nations.

Two Years of Trump on the Psychiatrist's Couch

Two Years of Trump on the Psychiatrist's Couch ebook ISBN: 1927637325
Publisher: Bridgeross Communications
Author: Dr David Laing Dawson
Number of Pages: 190 
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An analysis of Donald Trump in a series of blog posts by Canadian psychiatrist David Laing Dawson.

Band on the Couch

Band on the Couch ebook ISBN: 1451624549
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Author: Chuck Klosterman
Number of Pages: 12 
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Originally collected in Chuck Klosterman IV and now available both as a stand-alone essay and in the ebook collection Chuck Klosterman on Rock, this essay is about Metallica.

Madness on the Couch

Madness on the Couch ebook ISBN: 0684824973
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Author: Edward Dolnick
Number of Pages: 368 
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Details the failure of psychiatry to cure mental illness.

Jackie O on the Couch

Jackie O on the Couch ebook ISBN: 1610880234
Publisher: Bancroft Press
Author: Alma H. Bond
Number of Pages: 288 
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Scholars, professors, and historians have wondered for centuries how and why Lady Macbeth, the beautiful, beloved wife of a nobleman, had to encourage?nay, push?her husband, Prince Macbeth, to commit the ghastly crime of killing the king.The great Sigmund Freud himself said that nobody knows why the Lady did so. Dr. Alma Bond spent many years searching for the reason.Read Lady Macbeth: On the Couch to learn the answer to this ancient mystery, and to get a fascinating, first-hand look at life more than a millennium ago.

Consent to Kill

Consent to Kill ebook ISBN: 1847395716
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Author: Vince Flynn
Number of Pages: 480 
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THE NEW YORK TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER For more than ten years, Mitch Rapp has been on the frontline of the War against Terror. His bold actions have saved the lives of thousands - but in the process his list of enemies has grown inexorably. Thousands of miles away, the influential father of a dead terrorist demands retribution for the death of his son at the hands of the infidels. He wants Rapp dead - and his hate-filled plea has found sympathetic ears. In the tangled, duplicitous world of espionage, there are those, even among America's allies, who feel Rapp has grown too effective. They've been looking for an excuse to eliminate America's No.1 counterterrorism operative - and they've decided to seize the chance.The Hunter has become the Hunted. AMERICAN ASSASSIN, book one in the series, is soon to be a MAJOR MOTION PICTURE starring Dylan O'Brien (Maze Runner), Taylor Kitsch (True Detective) and Michael Keaton. Praise for the Mitch Rapp series 'Sizzles with inside information and CIA secrets' Dan Brown 'A cracking, uncompromising yarn that literally takes no prisoners' The Times 'Vince Flynn clearly has one eye on Lee Child's action thriller throne with this twist-laden story. . . instantly gripping' Shortlist 'Action-packed, in-your-face, adrenalin-pumped super-hero macho escapist fiction that does exactly what it says on the label' Irish Independent 'Mitch Rapp is a great character who always leaves the bad guys either very sorry for themselves or very dead' Guardian

Obama on the Couch

Obama on the Couch ebook ISBN: 1451620640
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Author: Justin A. Frank
Number of Pages: 288 
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Analyzes Barack Obama's behavior to explain the apparent disconnect between his campaign promises and presidential choices, drawing on factors from his past to illuminate the role of unconscious thoughts on the administration of his policies.

Portrait of America

Portrait of America ebook ISBN: 0807861669
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
Author: Jerrold Hirsch
Number of Pages: 312 
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How well do we know our country? Whom do we include when we use the word "American"? These are not just contemporary issues but recurring questions Americans have asked themselves throughout their history--and questions that were addressed when, in 1935, the Roosevelt administration created the Federal Writers' Project (FWP) under the aegis of the Works Progress Administration. Although the immediate context of the FWP was work relief, national FWP officials developed programs that spoke to much larger and longer-standing debates over the nature of American identity and culture and the very definition of who was an American. Hirsch reviews the founding of the FWP and the significance of its American Guide series, considering the choices made by administrators who wanted to celebrate diversity as a positive aspect of American cultural identity. In his exploration of the FWP's other writings, Hirsch discusses the project's pioneering use of oral history in interviews with ordinary southerners, ex-slaves, ethnic minorities, and industrial workers. He also examines congressional critics of the FWP vision; the occasional opposition of local Federal Writers, especially in the South; and how the FWP's vision changed in response to the challenge of World War II. In the course of this study, Hirsch raises thought-provoking questions about the relationships between diversity and unity, government and culture, and, ultimately, culture and democracy.