Don't let Your Kids Kill You

A Guide for Parents of Drug and Alcohol Addicted Children

Don't let Your Kids Kill You

Defies the myth that parents must sacrific themselves. Instead, shows them how to reclaim their power, balance, happiness...and lives. When kids turn to substance abuse, parents also become victims as they watch their children transform into irrational and antisocial individuals. This harrowing scenario finds parents buckling beneath the stress--often with catastrophoric consequences: Divorce, career upsets, breakdowns and worse. "Don't Let Your Kids Kill You" is a landmark work that dares focus on the plight of the confused, distressed parent and not the erring child. It sets aside any preconceived ideas that parents are to blame for what is essentially a full-blown global crisis. Drawing on interviews with parents who've survived the heartbreak of kids on drugs, combined with his own experience, Charles Rubin provides practical advice on how parents can help themselves and their families by first attending to their own needs. Liberation begins when you open this book.

The Clinician's Handbook

Integrated Diagnostics, Assessment, and Intervention in Adult and Adolescent Psychopathology, Fifth Edition

The Clinician's Handbook

This extremely versatile handbook, written for students and practitioners, taps current treatment and assessment research to provide up-to-date coverage of emotional and behavioral disorders, major DSM-IV-TR diagnostic categories, MMPI-2 correlates and other test-response patterns, and treatment options. Diagnostic concepts and observations are linked with specific assessment and test data for diagnostic categories; this is then integrated with recommended intervention procedures. In a single volume, the authors have synthesized an abundance of information and presented it in a manageable and accessible manner. Their extensive experience in clinical and forensic psychologyteaching, conducting research, interacting with clients, working in the criminal justice systemhighly qualifies them to know and present the kind of practical information students and practitioners need. Additional outstanding features . . . emphasizes multimodal assessment and treatment includes extensive discussions of clinical challenges, such as suicidal clients, the criminal personality, deception, and malingering offers bibliotherapy reading assignments and appropriate relaxation techniques for various types of clients provides coverage of legal issuescompetency, criminal responsibility, and civil commitment presents useful tips on case preparation and professional practice in the office and the courtroom

The Essential Family Guide to Borderline Personality Disorder

New Tools and Techniques to Stop Walking on Eggshells

The Essential Family Guide to Borderline Personality Disorder

Gentle counsel and realistic advice for families contending with one of today's most misunderstood forms of mental illness. "Randi Kreger has done it again! With her new book, she continues to make the dynamics of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) readily accessible to those of us who love, live with and treat people who suffer from this complex condition." Blaise Aguirre, MD, Medical Director, Adolescent Dialectical Behavior Therapy Residential Program, McLean Hospital"Kreger's communication techniques, grounded in the latest research, provide family members with the essential ability to regain a genuine, meaningful relationship with their loved one with Borderline Personality Disorder." Debra Resnick, Psy.D., President, Psychological Services and Human Development Center"This book offers hope for those who think their situation has none." Rachel Reiland, author of Get Me Out of Here: My Recovery from Borderline Personality DisorderFor family members of people with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), home life is routinely unpredictable and frequently unbearable. Extreme mood swings, impulsive behaviors, unfair blaming and criticism, and suicidal tendencies common conduct among those who suffer from the disorder leave family members feeling confused, hurt, and helpless.In Stop Walking on Eggshells, Randi Kreger's pioneering first book which sold more than 340,000 copies, she and co-author Paul T. Mason outlined the fundamental differences in the way that people with BPD relate to the world. Now, with The Essential Family Guide to Borderline Personality Disorder, Kreger takes readers to the next level by offering them five straightforward tools to organize their thinking, learn specific skills, and focus on what they need to do to get off the emotional rollercoaster:Take care of yourselfUncover what keeps you feeling stuckCommunicate to be heardSet limits with loveReinforce the right behaviorsTogether the steps provide a clear-cut system designed to help friends and family reduce stress, improve their relationship with their borderline loved one, improve their problem-solving skills and minimize conflict, and feel more self-assured about setting limits.Randi Kreger is the co-author of Stop Walking on Eggshells and the author of The Stop Walking on Eggshells Workbook. She operates bpdcentral.com, one of the top web-based resources for those living with BPD, and runs the Welcome to Oz online family support groups based at her web site. Cofounder of the Personality Disorder Awareness Network, Kreger is frequently invited to lecture on BPD and related issues, both for clinicians and laypeople.

How to Say it to Girls

Communicating with Your Growing Daughter

How to Say it to Girls

The founder of New Moon: The Magazine for Girls and Their Dreams sheds new light on the best ways for parents to communicate with their daughters of all ages, explaining how to understand the special views of young girls, how to talk with them about uncomfrotable subjects, and how to keep lines of communication open. Original.

Leaning on Thin Air

A Novel of Boston, 1969

Leaning on Thin Air

It's not easy being Bon Bronson. Constantly refusing to compromise his work, causing controversies, walking out, being fired. He's a Clio Award-winning ad writer during the Vietnam War and the bloody riots and the police violence and all the madness of 1969. Dealing with a nightmare of a client, he sparks disaster for himself and everyone around him. Now without friends, support or income, he feels like he is leaning on thin air. And then, just when his life has gone all to hell, it happens, something he never saw coming. You won't, either

I'll Get Right Back to You & Other Annoyances

I'll Get Right Back to You & Other Annoyances

This book is for anyone who has ever been pissed off, ticked off, ripped off one way or another, irked and annoyed. 42 candid, comical, often poignant, often chilling looks at the absurdities you face daily.

4-F Blues

A novel of WWII Hollywood

4-F Blues

It was WWII and the film capital was trying to adjust to blackouts, rationing, and millions of servicemen passing through town. Motion pictures, a powerful aide to the righteous allied cause, were being turned out by the hundreds. Studios conducted huge, glittering bond drives while formations of B-24s overhead dipped their wings. In the midst of all this, Hollywood stunt man Tom Driscoll, classified as 4-F and unable to do what he wanted most - fight for his country - was about to serve his country in a way he never expected. This is a fascinating story of a Hollywood long gone, when everyone banded against the enemy... Almost everyone.

Your Child in the Hospital

A Practical Guide for Parents

Your Child in the Hospital

Millions of parents take their child to the hospital each year for stitches, outpatient surgery, or longer stays for serious illnesses. Your Child in the Hospital: A Practical Guide for Parents is packed with sensible tips and home-grown wisdom that will make any visit to the hospital easier. It explains how cope with procedures, plan for surgery, communicate with doctors and nurses, and deal with insurance companies. Woven throughout the text are dozens of practical and encouraging stories from parents who have been through the experience of having a child in the hospital. This new edition contains a packing list, hospital journal for children, and helpful resources for parents.

Emergency Care and Transportation of the Sick and Injured

Emergency Care and Transportation of the Sick and Injured

Helping the EMT student become EMT basics.