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Emotional Addictions: A Reference Book for Addictions and Mental Health Counseling

Emotional Addictions: A Reference Book for Addictions and Mental Health Counseling

by Peter D. Ladd


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The reference book Emotional Addictions proposes that some people may actually be "addicted" in an unhealthy manner to specific emotions. The emotion could be anger, anxiety, apathy, egotism, envy, guilt, jealousy, resentment, revenge, or self-hatred. Historically, one of the greatest challenges to both mental health and substance abuse counselors has been the addict who has been clean and sober for some time, yet still has substantial difficulties coping with life. Ladd contends that emotional addiction operates under similar criteria to a physical addiction, with both forms of addiction showing characteristics of denial, compulsive behavior, dependency, tolerance, addictive thinking, and withdrawal symptoms. By combining emotions with addictions, Ladd has written a cutting-edge approach to helping people with addictions and mental health problems.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780761846239
Publisher: UPA
Publication date: 07/16/2009
Pages: 284
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Peter D. Ladd coordinates the Certificate of Advanced Studies Program in Counseling for St. Lawrence University's Graduate School of Education. Dr. Ladd also acts as the licensed clinical supervisor for the Tekanikonrahwa:kon Holistic Health and Wellness Program on the Akwesasne Mohawk reservation. He has written numerous books and articles in the areas of addictions counseling, family counseling, Aboriginal studies, and conflict resolution.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 Acknowledgements Chapter 3 Introduction Chapter 4 Chapter 1 - Anger Addiction Part 5 Background Part 6 Case Study Part 7 The Experience of Anger Part 8 How An Anger Addiction Works Part 9 Emotional Connections Part 10 Potential Counseling Solutions Part 11 Anger Addiction Short List Part 12 Format for Other Emotional Connections Chapter 13 Chapter 2 - Anxiety Addiction Part 14 Background Part 15 Case Study Part 16 The Experience of Anxiety Part 17 How an Anxiety Addiction Works Part 18 Emotional Connections Part 19 Potential Counseling Solutions Part 20 Anxiety Addiction Short List Part 21 Format for Other Emotional Connections Chapter 22 Chapter 3 - Apathy Addiction Part 23 Background Part 24 Case Study Part 25 The Experience of Apathy Part 26 How an Apathy Addiction Works Part 27 Emotional Connections Part 28 Potential Counseling Solutions Part 29 Apathy Addiction Short List Part 30 Format for Other Emotional Connections Chapter 31 Chapter 4 - Egotism Addiction Part 32 Background Part 33 Case Study Part 34 The Experience of Egotism Part 35 How an Egotism Addiction Works Part 36 Emotional Connections Part 37 Potential Counseling Solutions Part 38 Edotism Addiction Short List Part 39 Format for Other Emotional Connections Chapter 40 Chapter 5 - Envy Addictions Part 41 Case Study Part 42 The Experience of Envy Part 43 How an Envy Addiction Works Part 44 Emotional Connections Part 45 Potential Counseling Solutions Part 46 Envy Addiction Short List Part 47 Format for Other Emotional Connections Chapter 48 Chapter 6 - Guilt Addictions Part 49 Background Part 50 Case Study Part 51 The Experience of Guilt Part 52 How a Guilt Addiction Works Part 53 Emotional Connections Part 54 Potential Counseling Solutions Part 55 Guilt Addiction Short List Part 56 Format for Other Emotional Connections Chapter 57 Chapter 7 - Jealousy Addictions Part 58 Background Part 59 Case Study Part 60 The Experience of Jealousy Part 61 How a Jealousy Addiction Works Part 62 Emotional Connections Part 63 Potential Counseling Solutions Part 64 Jealousy Addiction Short List Part 65 Format for Other Emotional Connections Chapter 66 Chapter 8 - Resentment Addiction Part 67 Background Part 68 Case Study Part 69 The Experience of Resentment Part 70 How a Resentment Addiction Works Part 71 Emotional Connections Part 72 Potential Counseling Solutions Part 73 Resentment Addiction Short List Part 74 Format for Other Emotional Connections Chapter 75 Chapter 9 - Revenge Addiction Part 76 Background Part 77 Case Study Part 78 The Experience of Revenge Part 79 How a Revenge Addiction Works Part 80 Emotional Connections Part 81 Potential Counseling Solutions Part 82 Revenge Addiction Short List Part 83 Format for Other Emotional Connectoins Chapter 84 Chapter 10 - Self-Hatred Addiction Part 85 Background Part 86 Case Study Part 87 The Experience of Self-Hatred Part 88 How a Self-Hatred Addiction Works Part 89 Emotional Connections Part 90 Potential Counseling Solutions Part 91 Self-Hatred Addiction Short List Part 92 Format for Other Emotional Connections Chapter 93 Glossary Chapter 94 References Chapter 95 Index Chapter 96 About the Author

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