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Re: Vote for three books

Posted by fallsfall on September 22, 2004, at 9:14:20

In reply to Re: Vote for three books, posted by shortelise on September 21, 2004, at 23:25:02

There are so many...

I agree with "In Session" (I take it with me when I travel in case I need "comforting")

I also agree with "Skills Training Manual for Treating Borderline Personality Disorder" because we recommend that one so often and the title is so hard to get perfectly right.

Another that I think should be considered is "The Dance of Anger". This book doesn't really talk about anger, it talks about relationships (husband-wife, parent-child, friends etc.), and how if one person in the relationship tries to change that the other also needs to make changes. And it talks about the resistance to those changes. Since we are all trying to change in one way or another, chances are we are running into others who like things the way they were. It also gives a better understanding of what is going on in therapy - our therapists are NOT following the same patterns as other significant others in our lives, and this causes conflict but also provides the opportunity for us to change. If our therapists followed our significant others' scripts, we would be locked into our usual behavior.

I just put my psych books on a bookshelf in my room (they had been in piles on the floor and my headboard). I sorted them into 3 piles - ones I haven't read, ones that I want to go back to - to refer to, and ones that reading them once was probably enough. I could do an annotated bibliography of those that I refer back to.




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