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This is Caversham Booksellers 24th monthly e-newsletter. Each month, we will let you know about happenings at the store and some of the many conferences where we set up book tables, as well as some new titles we hope you'll be interested in. Thanks for subscribing!

Table of Contents
1.  Greetings from Neil
2.  News and Announcements
3.  Hot Off The Press!
4.  Neil's review of Sitting Still Like a Frog
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Well, I have decided not to draw anyone's attention to links I have messed up in recent newsletters. Rest assured the trend continues and I am doing my best to stop it. Also I apologize for my endearing marks of extreme imperfection.
           We are sad that one of our lovelies is leaving this month. Vivian is off to grad school. Vivian has been an inspiring presence in the store during her three years here. She is many customers' favourite and we shall do our best to operate acceptably in the new era and its accompanying void. We love you,Vivian, and we wish you all the best. Do not be a stranger please.
           It is now September and the world changes in September. What I used to understand as a time that was marked by the purchase of gorgeous stationery has revealed itself as a time of much more than that single, irresistible, delicacy. People will be attending classes, teaching classes, getting acquainted with new clients, new therapists, and this is to say nothing of all the new autumn resolutions that can only be activated while shopping for brand new pens. Here at Caversham we will begin our suave, three-legged race, that is the fall conference season. Check below for the superb list of events this month. I started this monthly note with a grovel and a sorrow and shall end it with a happy bang. Why so happy? Because you guys. Thank you, as always, for sticking with us and popping in when you can. The store sucks without you. Happyhappy!


Mari Ruti Launches two books this month! It shall happen at Caversham:
Click here for details.
Tuesday, September 18th, 2018 6:30pm.  See a list of Mari Ruti's books here
Distillations collects and condenses the key questions that Mari Ruti has addressed throughout her career. Moving fluidly between . . .  theoretical registers, Ruti reflects on the general state of contemporary theory as it relates to posthumanist ethics, political resistance, subjectivity, agency, desire, and bad feelings. Ruti is critical of progressive theory’s tendency to advance extreme, improbable models of revolt, insisting instead—as her work does more broadly—that theory should speak directly to the reality of lived experience. To that end, one of the book’s aims is to explore the uncharted territory between psychoanalysis and affect theory, which are frequently held up as hopelessly incompatible, but which Ruti shows can be brought into productive dialogue.
Penis Envy and Other Bad Feelings is a poignant, incisive work of autotheory that combines the personal and . . . theoretical. Starting from a playful engagement with Freud’s idea of penis envy—an idea that, in college, made Ruti throw Freud’s book across the room—Penis Envy fans
out into a broader consideration of neoliberal pragmatism and feminist politics. Ruti targets the emphases on high productivity, self-improvement, and relentless cheerfulness that drive our pressure-cooker age, arguing that such fantasies of “the good life” can lure us into a cycle of
endless striving. In its critique of gender relations, Penis Envy refutes the idea that we live in a postfeminist world—rather, heteropatriarchy has transformed itself in insidious, subtle ways. Theoretically rigorous and lucidly written, Ruti lays bare the anxieties that often underlie our mythologies of self-fulfillment, romantic satisfaction, and professional success.
Dr. Alan Berzen is a pediatrician from the Toronto area and he has written Limit(less) and it is about ADHD. Click your mouse on the left or pop into the store for a peek! 
Parking on Harbord street is tough these days. We have a specific space behind the store that may be available to you if you give us a call before you arrive. 416-944-0962.
Anti-Oppressive Social Work: Ways of Knowing, Talking, and Doing
An informative, and current, examination of anti-oppressive practice that is invaluable to students, practitioners, and educators. Written by two local authors from McMaster and Ryerson. Peruse this new book from Gary C. Dumbrill and June Ying Yee.

News and Announcements


Two new sections this month! Emotional Intelligence and Forgiveness. They are located at the top of the first bookcase on your right as you enter the store.
 
Events this month:
1. Masterclass Workshop with Zindel Segal September 14 @ Sickkids, Toronto
2. Dr. Gill Straker on Working with Extreme States September 15 @ TICP.
3. Mari Ruti book launch for Penis Envy and other bad feelings, and, Distillations September 18 @ Caversham Booksellers.
4. The Forensic Dual Diagnosis Specialty Service Conference: Exploring Risk & Recovery in Dual Diagnosis, September 19-20 @ The Chestnut Conference Centre, Toronto
5. 2018 Inaugural Mindfulness Research Symposium featuring Zindel Segal, September 20 @ Sickkids, Toronto
6. Leading Edge Seminars: John Arden - Mind-Brain-Gene: Toward the Integration of Psychotherapy, September 20-21 @ YWCA Toronto

So. The Psychoanalysis and the Analytical Psychology sections. They may not always agree but they are very civilized neighbours. This is our flagship back wall.

And more events!:
7. 2018 OAFM Conference & AGM, September 20-21 @ Novotel Toronto Centre
8. 40th Annual OACCPP Conference and AGM, September 20-22 @ Radisson Admiral, Toronto
9. Leading Edge Seminars: Ron Siegel - New Frontiers in Mindfulness and Compassion: Pathways to Psychological Freedom and Resilience 
September 27-28 @ YWCA Toronto
10. Canadian Psychiatric Association 2018 annual conference, September 27-29 @ Westin Harbour Castle, Toronto
11. Donald L. Carveth book launch for Psychoanalytic Thinking: A Dialectical Critique of Contemporary Theory and Practice
Wednesday, October 10th, 2018
Hot Off The Press!
Lots of new arrivals this month! Here is just a sample but please click here to view a (long) list of highlights.

Aware: The Science and Practice of Presence—A Complete Guide to the Groundbreaking Wheel of Awareness Meditation Program
Daniel J. Siegel

This groundbreaking new book from New York Times bestselling author Daniel Siegel, M.D., introduces readers to his pioneering meditation practice that combines cutting-edge brain science with his signature Mindsight techniques. [More. . .]

 

Nature in Mind : Systemic Thinking and Imagination in Ecopsychology and Mental Health
Roger Duncan

Nature in Mind explores a kind of madness at the core of the developed world that has separated the growth of human cultural systems from the destruction of the environment on which these systems depend. It is now becoming increasingly clear that [more. . .]

One Spirit Medicine: Anciet Ways to Ultimate Wellness
Alberto Villoldo

Today our minds, our emotions, our relationships, and our bodies are out of kilter. We know it, but we tend to ignore it until something brings us up short—a worrying diagnosis, a broken relationship, or simply an inability to function harmoniously in everyday life. When things are a little off, we read a self-help book. When they’re really bad, we bring in oncologists to address cancer [More. . .]

Social Exclusion, Compound Trauma and Recovery: Applying Psychology, Psychotherapy, and PIE to Homelessness and Complex Needs 
Peter Cockersell (Edt)

This is essential reading for all those involved in developing services that meet the needs of socially excluded people with histories of complex trauma or presentations of complex needs [more. . .]

 

EMDR Toolbox: Theory and Treatment of Complex PTSD and Dissociation, Second Edition
Jim Knipe

This innovative resource for therapists trained in Standard EMDR delivers a powerful set of EMDR-based "Tools" - useful strategies for helping difficult-to-treat clients with complex emotional problems. The second edition reflects the author's ongoing efforts to [More. . .]

Psychological Care in Severe Obesity
Stephanie Cassin, Raed Hawa and Sanjeev Sockalingam (Eds)

This practical guide for the treatment of severe obesity and its related comorbidities covers evidence-based and emerging psychological interventions, including: motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioural therapy, mindfulness and compassion-focused interventions, technology-enabled psychological interventions and [more. . .]

The Origins of Musicality
Henkjan Honing (Edt)

Interdisciplinary perspectives on the capacity to perceive, appreciate, and make music.
Research shows that all humans have a predisposition for music, just as they do for language. All of us can perceive and enjoy music, even if we can't carry a tune and consider ourselves “unmusical.” This volume offers interdisciplinary perspectives on the capacity to perceive, appreciate, and make music. Scholars from [More. . .]

Family Murders: Pathologies of Love and Hate
Susan Hatters Friedman(Edt)

Drawing on real-life cases as well as research data, Family Murder: Pathologies of Love and Hate distills the current psychiatric knowledge of different forms of murder within the family. Although crimes of this sort have made headlines for decades—and although violence and homicide within the family are public health issues—little guidance exists in the research literature for mental health professionals who treat these [More. . .]
Book Reviews

Review of Sitting Still Like a Frog
by Eline Snel
I have to say I was hesitant to dive into mindfulness for a long time. The main reason is that my actual learning process is excruciatingly slow. It would be entirely Sisyphean if it were not for the tiny smidge of progress I experience after many journeys with the boulder up the hill. It rolls right to the bottom two out of three times and, that third time, it stops a millimetre or two higher than the previous starting point. Anyway an exquisitely written children's book on the topic, with accompanying CD and meditations, seemed to me to be worth a try for a slow, shade seeking, dog like myself. Low and behold it is working! Snel does insert reminders that many parents benefit from the exercises in the book while looking to it on behalf of their children. I am no parent, just an uncle 13 times over, but I must say that the pause button and the spaghetti test seem to have been created just for me. I know they weren't but they come across as a bit bespoke. I was turned on to this book by you folks. It is one of our best sellers. I am thankful I investigated what all the fuss was about. You know that old directive "explain this to me like I'm four"? Well this book does that with compassion and respect. Get one for your glove box, for your foyer table, for your widget, for your descendants, for your pet frog, and, maybe even for your children or yourself. This book is very handy. 
          In other, related news, there is a Sitting Still Like a Frog Workbook coming out in April. It is Caversham's business to know these things. Please join Caversham in being aware of this upcoming spring gem.

We sometimes sell book totes. Classy.

 
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