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Book Reviews

You Are Not Crazy: Letters From Your Therapist

Summary: You Are Not Crazy is a collection of letters written by a therapist to his clients.  This book offers both a glimpse into the therapy office and words of wisdom to people who are struggling.   The letters are organized into categories based on the clinical issues that Mr. Klow’s clients tend to present with.  There are sections on entering…

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Book Reviews, Top Posts

Injured Reserve

Injured Reserve: A Black Man’s Playbook to Manage Being Sidelined by Mental Illness by Rwenshaun Miller Summary: Injured Reserve is part memoir part resource guide.  Rwenshaun Miller tells the story of his struggle with bi-polar and suicidality while teaching the reader about signs of mental health issues. About the author: Rwenshaun Miller is a therapist who lives with bi-polar disorder.…

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Reading Guides

Best Planners for Therapists

I’m pretty sure I have seen discussions about the best planners for therapists in every single counselor group I’m in over the last few weeks.  Some of those discussions have been surprisingly heated. It would seem that there are two types of therapists: those that obsessively decorate and organize extravagant planners and those that live life off the calendar on…

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Book Reviews, For Clients

20 Days to Better Relationships: The Workbook by Madiseida Hood LCSW

20 Days to Better Relationships is designed to take readers on a journey to better relationships. It is divided into two parts. The first section includes daily readings on different relationship challenge and skills. Each reading ends with a space for the reader to “Dig Deeper” and journal their response.  The second half of the book is full of worksheets and activities that clients can use to put their new skills into practice.

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Book Reviews

Outliers: The Story of Success

Summary: Outliers: The Story of Success is not your typical analysis of successful people.  Gladwell explores the contexts that allow some people to become immensely successful.  He looks at how race, country of origin, and even birth dates impact the resources that individuals have to reach their highest potential.  He shows how behavioral patterns are passed down from generation to…

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