Self-Help That Works : Resources to Improve Emotional Health and Strengthen Relationships Paperback / softback
Self-help is big business, but alas, not always a scientific one.
Self-help books, websites, and movies abound and are important sources of psychological advice for millions of Americans.
But how can you sift through them to find the ones that work?Self-Help That Works is an indispensable guide that enables readers to identify effective self-help materials and distinguish them from those that are potentially misleading or even harmful.
Six scientist-practitioners bring careful research, expertise, and a dozen national studies to the task of choosing and recommending self-help resources.
Designed for both laypersons and mental-health professionals, this book critically reviews multiple types of self-help resources, from books and autobiographies to films, online programs, support groups, and websites, for 41 different behavioral disorders and life challenges.
The revised edition of this award-winning book now features online self-help resources, expanded content, and new chapters focusing on autism, bullying, chronic pain, GLB issues, happiness, and nonchemical addictions.
Eachchapter updates the self-help resources launched since the previous edition and expands the material.
The final chapters provide key strategies for consumers evaluating self-help as well as for professionals integrating self-help into treatment. All told, this updated edition of Self-Help that Works evaluates more than 2,000 self-help resources and brings together the collective wisdom of nearly 5,000 mental health professionals.
Whether seeking self-help for yourself, loved ones, or patients, this is the go-to, research-based guide with the best advice on what works.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 624 pages
- Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
- Publication Date: 12/02/2012
- Category: Psychiatry
- ISBN: 9780199915156