B. Peters

Helpful votes received on reviews: 91% (30 of 33)


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Attachment Focused Family Therapy by Daniel A Hughes
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Worth a few insights, Aug. 22 2010
I really like Dan and his approach to therapy. I have seen him talk and I have seen some of his tapes doing therapy - he is very good at his craft. However, I found myself disappointed in his writing. He jumps in with words like "intersubjectivity" and does not define it until after pages of use. So the reader is first trying to understand what he is talking about. Then there are important parts where he shows how crucial it is to be attuned in therapy and the power of 'feeling felt.' I believe myself to be well read in the neurobiology of attachment, so this all sat quite well with my current understanding and offered a few new insights. However the majority of the book I found the author… Read more
The Essential Family Guide to Borderline Personali&hellip by Randi Kreger
12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars A chapter worth keeping, Aug. 22 2010
I am a clinical psychologist who was looking for information that would break down the BPD diagnosis for a patient and their family. I found one chapter on communication tips to be somewhat helpful, but otherwise thought this was mostly junk with the same stereotypes and superficial understanding of BPD that you find almost everywhere. While clever in his wording, I do not think the author needed to make constant reference to the "Border Lion." I do not know why clinicians cannot see that this disorder is one of emotion regulation - a skill/ability largely mediated by Orbital Frontal Cortex in the brain. These parts of the brain develop through attachment relationships, which can go wrong… Read more
The Age of Insanity: Modernity and Mental Health by John F. Schumaker
5.0 out of 5 stars The Age of Insanity, Aug. 22 2010
It would be hard to write any kind of review that could summarize what Schumaker has put together here. His writing, while very readable, is so densely packed with thoughts and insight about very complex questions related to human nature and motivation. This is the first book I bought by Schumaker. Amazon did not make it easy with a price tag which was over $100. I decided to purchase this book based on the other two reviews and knowing how difficult it can be to find intelligent authors that have the skill to write books of this kind. It would seem to be some kind of cultural conspiracy that these authors go unrecognized and unread by the masses. This is now one of my favorite books - next… Read more