Help Me!: A Psychotherapist's Tried-and-True Techniques for a Happier Relationship with Yourself and the People You Love

Help Me!: A Psychotherapist's Tried-and-True Techniques for a Happier Relationship with Yourself and the People You Love

by Richard B Joelson


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780997229202
Publisher: Health Psychology Press
Publication date: 06/21/2016
Pages: 228
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Richard B. Joelson, DSW, is a clinical social work psychotherapist in private practice in New York City. He served as the Director of Admissions and Student Affairs at New York University School of Social Work and as an assistant professor of social work at New York University. Dr. Joelson taught in both the doctoral program and the post-master's program at Hunter College School of Social Work.

Table of Contents

Introduction. Author's Note. Being: Our Relationship to Ourselves (following section): Easier or Better?; Thinking Instead of Doing; Resilience; How Not to Feel Sorry for Yourself; Saying No and Accepting No; Why Am I Shy?; Snatching Defeat from the Jaws of Victory; Pride or Boastfulness?; Complicated Mourning; Handling Mistakes and Failures; The Problem with Happiness; Being Kind to Yourself; Self-Blame or Self-Inquiry?; Handling Rather Than Avoiding; Complaining; Sore Losers; Worrying; Fears, Feelings, and Facts; I Can't Afford That; What If and So What?; Road and Sideline Rage; Personal Decision-Making; Good Enough-Excellent-Perfect; Premature Quitting; Personal Propaganda Yet; Living: Our Relationships with Others (following section): Handling Criticism; How Could They Have Said That?; Cancer of the Mood; Forgive and Forget; Listening Patience; More Listening Patience; Do You Want My Help or Don't You?; Self-Care and the Care of Others; Blaming; Refuting Compliments; Maladapting; Well, If You Put It That Way; Defensiveness; More Thoughts about Defensiveness; Loving: Our Partnered Relationships (following section): Some Thoughts on What Makes a Relationship Successful; Chronic Couples Conflict; Mixed Signals; When Intimacy Breeds Conflict; Is Dependency Unhealthy?; Marriage Is a Verb, Not a Noun; Marital Dating; Ambivalationships; Anger and Couples; Am I Dating or Am I in a Relationship?; Saying "I'm Sorry"; "I'm Really Glad We Had This Talk"; If There Is an Us, What Happens to Me?; Having to Be Right; At the Mercy of the Other; Handling Your Needs; Reacting and Responding; Don't Just Do Something-Stand There!; Thriving: In All of Our Relationships (following section): Problem or Condition?; Think Better, Change Better; Relief or Change?; Insight Rich and Change Poor; Syntonic and Dystonic; Too Little Sleep; Locus of Control; Coping with the Effects of Trauma; Hidden Depression; Patient-Doctor Communication; Hindsight, Insight, and Foresight. Resources. Acknowledgments.

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