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Description - How to Be Your Own Therapist by Patricia Farrell

Now in paperback: How to Be Your Own Therapist provides tools for readers who want to replace ineffective and self-defeating behaviors with actions and attitudes that bring satisfaction and success. It is written for those who feel they need guidance, for those who have tried therapy and found it less than useful, and for those who are now seeing a therapist. Dr. Patricia Farrell has developed this approach through her work with over 20,000 patients; patients who came to her seeking a happier, better adjusted life. During her 20 years as a licensed therapist, Dr. Farrell grew increasingly dissatisfied with patients' slow progress and incremental outcomes. She balked against traditional therapeutic approaches that treated patients as incapable of managing their lives. Her approach focuses instead on reclaiming personal power: power to direct your life, power to overcome obstacles and power to influence outcome. She began to assess and pinpoint specific areas that were causing individuals to get stuck instead of taking action. Through her work with these patients she developed tools for healing and change, including: Open your eyes and face reality; Grow from your mistakes; Quit whining; Act like the person you want to be; Accepting yourself, warts and all; Fire your parents; Challenge authority; Stick up for yourself; Live dangerously; Accept that what others do is not your responsibility; Dr. Farrell shares all of the tactics, techniques, tools, exercises, and action behaviors that promote successful results in her patients. Her accessible, step-by-step approach allows readers to draw on their own innate skills in facing a life of challenges.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780071433655
ISBN-10: 0071433651
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 155mm x 15mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: McGraw-Hill Professional
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
Publish Date: 20-Mar-2004
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Patricia Farrell

Patricia A. Farrell, Ph.D. (Englewood Cliffs, NJ) is a licensed psychologist in private practice in New Jersey and a clinical professor of doctoral psychology at Walden University. She serves as the moderator/ expert for the Anxiety/Panic Board on

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