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Therapy Breakthrough 

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ISBN 978-0-8126-9686-8


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August 2013

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Therapy Breakthrough

Why Some Psychotherapies Work Better than Others

Michael R. Edelstein, Ph.D., Richard K. Kujoth, Ed.D., and David Ramsay Steele, Ph.D

Like no other book you have ever read, Therapy Breakthrough explains clearly and vividly just what goes on in psychotherapy, why there are so many different systems of psychotherapy which disagree with one another, where these different schools of therapy came from, why psychotherapy is continually misrepresented in popular culture, and why, despite all this, psychotherapy gets good results, is improving all the time, and is superior to drugs in helping you solve your problems.

 “Prepare to embark on a rollicking yet highly informative journey through the intense world of psychotherapy! In engaging style the authors, who respectfully dedicate their book to the memory of my beloved husband, present much substantial information, as well as making some assertions which may spark healthy controversy.”

—Debbie Joffe Ellis, Ph.D., co-author (with Albert Ellis) of All Out! (2010) and Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (2011)

“If you have a rational mind—or would like to have one—Therapy Breakthrough will be indispensable in helping you see how Cognitive-Behavioral therapy can be used to make your life happier and healthier.”

—Warren Farrell, Ph.D., bestselling author of Why Men Are the Way They Are

Therapy Breakthrough is a bold and instantly readable primer on the seismic shift in psychotherapy as seen from within the profession—and a helpful reminder of what is at the core of modern therapeutic techniques. It’s also a fun read!”

—Nando Pelusi, Ph.D., New York clinical psychologist and contributing editor for Psychology Today

 Michael R. Edelstein is a clinical psychologist in private practice in San Francisco. He is co-author of Three Minute Therapy (with David Ramsay Steele, 1997), Stage Fright (with Mick Berry, 2009), and Rational Drinking (with Will Ross, 2013).

The late Richard K. Kujoth was a clinical psychologist in Illinois for over thirty years and co-editor of Job Placement of the Emotionally Disturbed (with Lawrence P. Blum 1972). He was six times state chess champion of Wisconsin, and played the famous game which holds the record for the largest number of consecutive pawn moves (eleven).

Writer and editor David Ramsay Steele is author of From Marx to Mises (1992) and Atheism Explained (2008) and co-author of Three Minute Therapy (with Michael R. Edelstein, 1997).

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