The Home Therapist: A practical, self-help guide for everyday psychological problems

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Dr John Barletta, Jan Bond

The Home Therapist
446 pages
ISBN: 9781921513916

This unique and easy-to-read book is a practical guide to over 130 psychological issues that you may face across a lifetime. It is both a self-help manual and an educational resource, featuring expert opinion from a range of experienced professionals. A must-have for the family bookshelf, it provides a wealth of information and helpful tips that can be used for self-care, as an addition to therapy, or in the support of others. It can also be used by doctors, psychiatrists, psychologists, mental health nurses, occupational therapists, social workers, counsellors, and life-coaches for their own continuing development, or recommended to patients and clients to enhance their treatment and recovery.

From Foreword to The Home Therapist, by Professor Patrick McGorry AO, Psychiatrist, Australian of the Year 2010 Executive Director, Orygen Youth Health, Australia

"The Home Therapist, assembled by an amazing array of experienced professionals, is a comprehensive attempt to better equip all of us to meet so many of these challenges, to reduce the risks of mental ill-health, to guide help-seeking, and to set us on a path where we and those around us might actually flourish. The book reflects a faith in the human spirit and the inherent resilience of all people given the right conditions. Happiness is an elusive goal, however, as Thomas Jefferson asserted, its pursuit is noble and essential. Every journey requires careful preparation, skills, luck and social scaffolding. This book will be an invaluable guidebook for the pursuit of mental health and happiness no matter at what stage in life the journey is commenced."

"The Home Therapist is great title for a very special self-help book. Families, couples, singles, and elderly people could read a page of it at breakfast or before going to sleep and learn about themselves and their most precious relationships. Following the wisdom and the richness of this book written by many hands (90 Australian experts!) and beautifully assembled by Barletta and Bond, the reader can reflect on lifecycle critical events and cope with the adversities of life with more hope and resilience. Counselling is a very useful experience when families or individuals have to face serious psychological problems, but a book like The Home Therapist can help people to prevent them and to believe in their own professional and relational resources."
- Prof. Maurizio Andolfi, Psychiatrist and Founder, Accademia di Psicoterapia della Famiglia, Rome

"Since throwing myself back into the world of acting, my mental strength is one of my best assets. Sometimes we know what we need to do to fix ourselves, but we are not equipped with the right tools to do so; this book is my roaming toolbox. When dilemmas come across your path, big or small, it's nice to have something to draw on and written in a way we can all take in. Do yourself a favour and keep a copy on hand. "
- Kelly Atkinson, Actress, Sydney

"The Home Therapist offers a wonderful collection of practical and useful concepts and suggestions for leading a more healthy and fulfilled life. Clinicians and laypeople will find that this book will serve as a useful tool for everyday living. As I read from the many talented scholars in this book, I was reminded of what I often tell my graduate students in Counseling; you don't have to be sick to get better. The Home Therapist is just the tool to aid so many in taking control of their own lives as they help themselves to a better life. "
- Thomas Davis, Professor, Counselor Education, Ohio University, Ohio

"Some say that a little bit of information is dangerous, but I say a little bit of information leads to us to question and seek answers. This book, The Home Therapist, is a welcome resource as it empowers everyone of us as it gives us simple and basic knowledge. This knowledge will open us up to new possibilities and understanding."
- Father Chris Riley, CEO and Founder, Youth Off The Streets, Sydney