Counseling and Psychotherapy with Arabs & Muslims

The long shadow of September 11 has awakened a widespread desire to understand more about Arab and Islamic cultures. In this book, a respected expert in the field provides a history of the region’s people and an exploration of their mental health issues, including the impact of western civilization in the Middle East and the […]

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Taking Space

With the high rate of divorce and breakups, marriage and family experts point to the fact that people don’t learn from the mistakes of a failed relationship and assume the next relationship will be better and make little effort to “fix” or understand what didn’t work. There are plenty of self-help books for committed couples […]

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Aging and Decision Making

Decisions large and small play a fundamental role in shaping life course trajectories of health and well-being: decisions draw upon an individual’s capacity for self-regulation and self-control, their ability to keep long-term goals in mind, and their willingness to place appropriate value on their future well-being.  Aging and Decision Making addresses the specific cognitive and […]

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Crisis Counseling For A Quality School

The theory of crisis counselling put forward in this book is applied to the following situations: drug and alcohol abuse; depression and suicide; physical and sexual abuse; social and discipline problems; lateness; encopresis and enuresis; fear, teariness, inactivity, fury and impulsiveness; violence and conflicts; children of divorced and foster families; loss and grief; war and […]

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Descartes’ Error

Since Descartes famously proclaimed, “I think, therefore I am,” science has often overlooked emotions as the source of a person’s true being. Even modern neuroscience has tended, until recently, to concentrate on the cognitive aspects of brain function, disregarding emotions. This attitude began to change with the publication of Descartes’ Error in 1995. Antonio Damasio—”one […]

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Decision Making in Water Resources Policy and Management

Decision-Making in Water Resource Policy and Management: An Australian Perspective presents the latest information in developing new decision-making processes. Topics covered include key aspects of water resources planning, recent water resource policy changes in irrigation, urban, and environmental considerations, the evolution of a water market, a number of case studies that provide real examples of […]

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Counseling ad orientamento umanistico-esistenziale

Il counseling è una pratica alla relazione d’aiuto che in questi anni si propone con sempre maggiore frequenza in diversi ambiti professionali: da quello psicologico, pedagogico e socio-sanitario a quello aziendale e della formazione. Il counselor è un esperto di comunicazione e relazione, capace d’intervenire con competenza nella mediazione familiare per affrontare problemi di coppia […]

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Open to Desire

“A masterpiece. . . . It teaches us how not to fear and repress, but to rechannel and harness the most powerful energies of life toward freedom and bliss.” —ROBERT THURMAN It is common in both Buddhism and Freudian psychoanalysis to treat desire as if it is the root of all suffering and problems, but […]

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Decision Making and Imperfection

This book compares the performance of various evolutionary computation (EC) techniques when they are faced with complex optimization problems extracted from different engineering domains. Particularly focusing on recently developed algorithms, it is designed so that each chapter can be read independently. Several comparisons among EC techniques have been reported in the literature, however, they all […]

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Hope in Pastoral Care and Counseling

In this ground-breaking book, pastoral counselor Andrew Lester demonstrates that pastoral theology (as well as social and behavioral sciences) has neglected to address effectively the predominant cause of human suffering: a lack of hope, a sense of futurelessness. Lester not only looks at the reasons why addressing the ideas of hope and despair has been […]

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