Intimacy and Friendship: How Patrick O'Brian's Stories Can Save Your Love Life

Intimacy and Friendship: How Patrick O'Brian's Stories Can Save Your Love Life

by Judy Ringenson

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Intimacy and Friendship: How Patrick O'Brian's Stories Can Save Your Love Life by Judy Ringenson

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ISBN-13: 9781412066174
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
Publication date: 02/09/2006
Pages: 184
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Decades of intense and successful therapy with hundreds of couples and individuals at a large medical group in the Silicon Valley and revelations from hundreds of university students have provided Dr. Ringenson with case material from which to sketch composite examples of how modern-day individuals and couples might use O'Brian's stories to change their lives.

Storytelling or narrative therapy has proved extremely effective for her clients. Long years of study and supervised sessions with well-known psychoanalysts and with couples researchers have taken her beyond the superficial level of helping clients simply adjust to their situation.

She earned her Ph.D. degree from the University of Stockholm, where she served on the faculty for ten years and trained and worked as a psychologist. Upon returning to the United States, she was chosen as Clinical Director for the mental health clinic in Cordova, Alaska. She continued her work with couples in Cheyenne and in the Silicon Valley. As a member of the Northern California Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology she learned how to apply theories from the Object Relations School when working with couples. She also studied with the Gottman Institute for research on marital satisfaction.

Interest in difficulties that many men have in expressing feelings or understanding the results of traumatic events lead her to develop her own style of therapeutic workshops that have helped couples greatly. She has supervised psychology assistants who wished to adopt her unique method of couples counseling. Community organizations in the Silicon Valley have invited her in to arrange and lead workshops for them on treatmentguidelines. As her Head of Department at the University of Stockholm wrote about her: "We, her colleagues, found her to be a true generator of knowledge."

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