Personal Development

Living with the Gloria Films: A daughter’s memory

Living with the Gloria Films: A daughter's memory

ISBN 978 1 906254 02 5 (2008)

In 1964 Dr Everett Shostrom, a psychologist from California, produced a series of educational films titled ‘Three Approaches to Psychotherapy’, therein filming complete psychotherapy sessions for the very first time. Three celebrated therapists demonstrated their…

The Hope of Therapy

The Hope of Therapy

ISBN 978 1 906254 11 7 (2009)

Therapy is inherently an ethical endeavour, both in the sense that the therapist is called upon to be responsible to and for the other who seeks help, and in the sense that it is inevitably bound up with ideas about how we should live and how we should treat one…

Demystifying Therapy

Demystifying Therapy

ISBN 978 1 898059 89 9 (2006)

During the last decade, as public awareness of the role of therapy has increased, so too has criticism of specific approaches to therapeutic practice. In this book, Dr Spinelli examines the assumptions of his profession. He argues that in seeking to cure, heal,…

Fiction’s Madness

Fiction's Madness

ISBN 978 1 906254 23 0 (2009)

Fiction can be a powerful adjunct to mental health education and practice, its capacity to clarify and enlighten aspects of the field beyond doubt. With a rare gift for making the scholarly accessible, Liam Clarke presents an original interpretation of mental health…

Our Encounters with Madness

Our Encounters with Madness

ISBN 978 1 906254 38 4 (2011)

A collection of user, carer and survivor narratives, this book is grouped under five themes: On diagnosis; Stories of experience (of mental health problems); Experiencing the mental health system; On being a carer and Abuse and Survival.

The book should be of great…