Crazy: Notes On and Off the Couch

Crazy: Notes On and Off the Couch

by Rob Dobrenski
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Crazy: Notes On and Off the Couch by Rob Dobrenski

An average day in the life of a psychologist can be a frenetic one. A 9 a.m. appointment to help a woman manage a husband who won't take out the garbage quickly shifts to a session with a convicted rapist at 10 a.m. After talking with a child an hour later about his fears of school, the psychologist meets his therapist to deal with his own fears, followed by lunch with a socially-phobic colleague who's already had four martinis by 1 p.m. And it's only Monday.

           At turns hilarious and heartbreaking, thoughtful and irreverent, Crazy is the incredibly honest and insightful story of how one mental health professional deals with his own personal problems and those of the people he treats. Part exposé, part memoir, it reveals what therapists really think about their profession, their colleagues, their patients, and their own lives.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780762769209
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 08/07/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 430,366
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Rob Dobrenski is a licensed psychologist in the state of New York. His training and practice have afforded him the opportunity to work with virtually every psychological condition. Because of his unusual candor and non-traditional take on therapy, Dr. Rob is receiving increased public attention on his website, ShrinkTalk.Net (originally launched in 2007 as part of Tucker Max’s Rudius Media Corporation). His work has been published in The Best of Creative Nonfiction, Vol. 2, and he has been interviewed by Cosmopolitan about relationships. He lives and works in New York City.

Table of Contents

A Note to the Reader vi

Disclaimer viii

Prologue ix

9 a.m. Seeing the World through Black-Painted Glasses 1

10 a.m. Panic and Dr. Pete 15

11 a.m. The Torture Chamber That Is OCD 23

12 p.m. No One Else Can See or Hear It, Yet It's Still There 35

1 p.m. Sex, Drugs, and Parents 52

2 p.m. The Pain We Believe Will Never Cease 77

3 p.m. The Ghost of Janet 93

4 p.m. Till Death Do Us Part…or Not? 102

5 p.m. The Root of All Evil? 116

6 p.m. A Victim for Life? 136

7 p.m. Sexual Deviants, Angry Spouses, and a Neophyte Shrink Without a Clue 152

Epilogue: Cured? 188

Acknowledgments 193

Index 194

About the Author 202

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Crazy: Notes On and Off the Couch 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
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lovesjournaling More than 1 year ago
Rob Dobrenski's CRAZY is an insightful, informative look at the challenges of a specific psychiatrist ... just doing his job. Find out what he thinks, what he feels, and how he grows. If you've ever wanted to look inside a psychiatrist's mind, don't miss this opportunity.
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Love this book
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informative, honest, and funny. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Go back to "together" res 2