This is Caversham Booksellers 36th 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. Karl's pristine book review
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Ever do a bunch of laundry and toss each load on to your bed as it finishes? Then there is a big pile of unfolded clothes on your bed that feels awesome to avoid. Soon you can't find the clothes you need and you have to find somewhere else to sleep. A great book for such living situations (whether one has ADD or not) is this book: ADD-Friendly Ways to Organize Your Life
We have had a lovely summer here at Caversham. A few of us spent some time near some lakes, cottages, art galleries, and cats. Some of us bathed in electronic music and some of us headed to Red Deer. We took turns being away of course as Caversham needed proper care and feeding throughout it all.
So now we land at the beginning of the fall conference season. We shall skip around to the OACCPP, The Gestalt Institute of Toronto, and other exotic destinations this month. Our fall catalogue is due out any moment. Please click here to get us to send you your copy.
This month you are treated to one of Karl's pristine book reviews. When Karl dives into a readable and reports back it is always a treat. Please devour his words below. He is cool.
So one of our esteemed Caversham colleagues is moving on to marvellous things. Narmada has been a lovely and wise member of the scene here at the store. She may return to help us out in the future so our tears will manage a creek but not quite a river. . . for now. When she does return to help with the odd conference it will be exactly like  . . .you ever watch MI5? Well the original protagonist is Tom. He leaves the show after two seasons and two episodes but returns in the last episode of the last season to solve a final problem. His return is five years after he retires under some sketchy circumstances. There is nothing sketchy about Narmada and we sincerely hope to see her within the next five years. Once again my analogy fails, however, I put so much work into it! Please give me a passing grade. I have the privilege of chatting and emailing with many of you every day and it is very inspiring. Keep up the good work and thank you for including us in your habits. To September! 
Starving the Depression Gremlin: The Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Workbook on Managing Depression for Young People
Kate Collins-Donnelly
Have you met the depression gremlin? He's a troublesome creature who likes nothing more than to feed off your low mood. And the more he devours, the bigger he gets and the more sadness you feel. But never fear - starve him of depression-related thoughts, feelings and behaviours and watch him shrink and shrivel away! [More. . .]
Working with Asylum Seekers and Refugees: What to do, What not to do, and How to Help
Sarah Crowther
This hands-on guide provides accessible, insightful advice for practitioners who find themselves working with asylum seekers and refugees. Part I covers the essentials of understanding refugees' experiences including what they are coping with now they are in the UK, definitions, entitlements and restrictions, equality, positive action, and practical engagement including improving access to services and overcoming language barriers. Part II prepares professionals for meeting a wide range of needs, including housing, poverty, health and mental health, and training and employment. It also cover issues and opportunities when working with child and young refugees.[More. . .]
The OACCPP 41st Annual Conference & AGM is happening on September  20th and 21st. The Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrists, and Psychotherapists is a professional association of over 2,400 mental health practitioners formed in 1978. Attendees will learn various techniques for helping clients from internationally renowned experts, and the chance to network and learn from their peers.
The World Comes to You: Notes on Practice, Love, and Social Action
Michael Stone
Short, potent lessons on living the yoga and Buddhist paths in the midst of everyday life—by teacher Michael Stone.

These fresh, intimate teachings by innovative dharma and yoga teacher Michael Stone offer essential wisdom for living with compassion and responsiveness in the midst of everyday life in an imbalanced world
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News and Announcements
Upcoming events!
Toronto Psychoanalytic Society and Institute presents: Scientific Meeting - The Exercise of Suspicion: Studying Organizations Psychoanalytically
September 5 - October 3 @ TPS&I, Toronto

Toronto Institute for Contemporary Psychoanalysis presents: Shelley Nathans - Oedipus Wrecks: Infidelity as Manic Defense
September 14, @ Innis Town Hall Theatre, Toronto

A Mindful Society presents: Facilitating Mindfulness workshop with Pat Rockman and Evan Collins, September 14, @ Hart House, University of Toronto

OACCPP 41st Annual Conference & AGM: Trauma, Resilience & Adaptability, September 20-21 @ Radisson Admiral Hotel, Toronto

CAMH presents: The Forensic Dual Diagnosis Specialty Service Conference II: Exploring Risk & Recovery in Dual Diagnosis, September 18 & 19 at The Chestnut Conference Centre, Toronto

SickKids CCMH Learning Institute presents: Teenagers Today: What you need to know with Marshall Korenblum, September 20 @ 114 Maitland Ave, Toronto

CMHA National Conference 2019: Connection Interrupted— Restoring Mental Health in a Fractured World,
September 23-25 @ Westin Harbour Castle, Toronto

Gestalt Institute of Toronto presents: Deborah Plummer Two Day Workshop
September 26-27 @ Toronto

Leading Edge Seminars - Breath-Body-Mind(tm) Workshop for Transformation, September 26-27 @ YMCA, Toronto

SickKids CCMH Learning Institute presents: Certificate in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Level 1: Practical Solutions to Real World Problems, with Nili Benazon, September 27, October 24, November 21 and December 19 @ 114 Maitland Ave, Toronto

The Consciousness Explorers Club presents:
Becoming Trauma-Sensitive: Making Mindfulness and Meditation Safe for Trauma Survivors with David Treleaven, September 28 @ Northern District Library, Toronto

Ontario Psychiatric Association offers A Primer for Working with People Using Substances, September 28 @  Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute at St. Michael’s Hospital (209 Victoria Street, Toronto)
This month we shall release our first ever fall catalogue of featured titles! Please let us know if you would like one please 

request a fall catalogue here!
Be With: Letters to a Caregiver 
Mike Barnes
This book has been shortlisted for the Toronto Book Award! 

Drawing on the author’s seven years of caring for his mother through Alzheimer’s, Be With: Letters to a Caregiver is what its title promises: four dispatches to an anonymous long-term caregiver. In brief passages that cast fresh light on what it means to live with dementia, Barnes shares trials, insights, solace—and, ultimately, inspiration. [More. . .]
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.

Biofeedback and Mindfulness in Everyday Life: Practical solutions for Improving Your Health and Performance
Inna Khazan

A mind- body approach to taking control of your physical and emotional health.
Biofeedback is the process of training your body to control its involuntary actions, such as breathing and heart rate. Minor changes to these actions can significantly improve physical and emotional well- being. In Biofeedback and Mindfulness in Everyday Life, Harvard Medical School faculty member Inna Khazan pairs biofeedback techniques with mindfulness practice to address some of life’s most common ailments— from anxiety and fear to stress and insomnia. [More. . .]

Pleasure Activism: The Politics of Feeling Good
adrienne maree brown

How do we make social justice the most pleasurable human experience? How can we awaken within ourselves desires that make it impossible to settle for anything less than a fulfilling life? Author and editor adrienne maree brown finds the answer in something she calls “pleasure activism,” a politics of healing and happiness that explodes the dour myth that changing the world is just another form of work. Drawing on the black feminist tradition, she challenges us to rethink the ground rules of activism. Her mindset-altering essays are interwoven with conversations and insights from other feminist thinkers, including Audre Lorde, Joan Morgan, Cara Page, Sonya Renee Taylor, and Alexis Pauline Gumbs. [More. . .]

Childhood beyond Pathology: A Psychoanalytic Study of Development and Diagnosis
Lisa Farley

Childhood beyond Pathology offers an account of the ways that psychoanalytic concepts can inform ongoing challenges of representing development, belonging, and relationality, with a focus on debates over how children should be treated, what they might know, and who they should become. Drawing from fiction, clinical studies, and courtroom and classroom contexts, Lisa Farley explores a series of five conceptual figures—the replacement child, the neurodiverse child, the counterfeit child, the child heir of historical trauma, and the gender divergent child—with a keen eye to discussions of social justice and human dignity. [more. . .]

Trauma Sensitive Yoga Deck for Kids: For Therapists, Caregivers, and Yoga Teachers | card deck
Kirsten Voris, Brooklyn Alvarez and David Emerson

From leading acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) practitioners, this experiential training workbook invites therapists to broaden and strengthen their ACT skills through deep engagement with ACT theory and techniques. Everyone from beginning therapists to seasoned ACT practitioners can enhance their work through self-practice/self-reflection (SP/SR), a cutting-edge, evidence-based training method. [More. . .]


Philosophy of Expressive Arts Therapy: Poiesis and the Therapeutic Imagination
Stephen K. Levine

Laying the philosophical foundations of expressive arts therapy, this book highlights the role and importance of poiesis, the art of 'making' as a response to the world, in the expressive arts therapies as well as our own lives.

The concept of poiesis was originally developed and brought into the field by Stephen K. Levine. It is a perspective that restores the primacy of the arts for the arts therapies instead of reducing art-making and art-objects to psychological data. [More. . .]


Mescaline: A Global History of the First Psychedelic
Mike Jay

A definitive history of mescaline that explores its mind-altering effects across cultures, from ancient America to Western modernity

Mescaline became a popular sensation in the mid-twentieth century through Aldous Huxley’s The Doors of Perception, after which the word “psychedelic” was coined to describe it. Its story, however, extends deep into prehistory: the earliest Andean cultures depicted mescaline-containing cacti in their temples. [More. . .]


Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Volume One: The Clinician’s Guidebook for Acquiring Competency in DBT, Second Edition
Cathy Moonshine and Stephanie Schaefer

Have you always wanted to learn how to use DBT with your clients but weren’t sure where to start? Have you believed that only full-fidelity DBT works and that if you can’t offer all the elements of DBT in your setting you shouldn’t bother learning DBT? The authors address those questions and more with a practical guide for applying DBT skills to fit your client needs. [More. . .]


Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Volume Two: More than 275 Worksheets, Activities & Games for Acquiring Competency in DBT, Second Edition
Cathy Moonshine and Stephanie Schaefer

Keep clients engaged, reinforce their knowledge and increase their ability to integrate DBT skills into their lives with this game-changing resource. The second edition of this much-loved toolbox contains a vast collection of worksheets, handouts, practices and games that therapists can use with clients, or to develop their own DBT skills. [More. . .]

Cleo the Crocodile Activity Book for Children Who Are Afraid to Get Close: A Therapeutic Story With Creative Activities About Trust, Anger and Relationships for Children Aged 5-10
Karen Treisman and Sarah Peacock

Cleo the Crocodile loved having fun with all of the other animals, until Hayden the Hippo started being mean to Cleo and he had to leave to another swamp. Scared of being hurt again, Cleo swung, snapped and stared at all the others animals so that he would be left alone. Would he ever be happy again and make friends? How would he feel safe and ready for new adventures? [More. . .]

Discourse and Truth and Parresia
Michel Foucault

This volume collects a series of lectures given by the renowned French thinker Michel Foucault late in his career. The book is composed of two parts: a talk, Parresia, delivered at the University of Grenoble in 1982, and a series of lectures entitled “Discourse and Truth,” given at the University of California, Berkeley in 1983, which appears here for the first time in its full and correct form. [More. . .]
Mind Fixers: Psychiatry's Troubled Search for the Biology of Mental Illness
Anne Harrington
The quest for the biological determinants of mental health has been a journey of paradigm shifts and revolutions, with each successive generation demolishing and demonizing the work of the previous ones. Indeed, some events and treatments such as forced institutionalization, labotomy and eugenics (such as forced sterilization) are thought barbaric by today’s standards. Others though, such as ECT, psychoanalysis and mental hygiene (now the wellness movement), still have many supporters. The thread that Harrington follows in her wide ranging book is that, despite changes in our understanding, treatment and pathologizing of mental illness, we still have few definite conceptions as to their biological roots. Thus, mental health has never quite been medicalized into the disease pathology model. Despite that, it seems we have made tremendous progress in the treatment of many conditions, though some conditions (such as schizophrenia) remain stubbornly enigmatic. I found this book to be fascinating, especially in elucidating some of the political and historical dimensions to the mental health movements. The specific histories of psychosis, bipolar and depression are case studies in how treatments have changed in concert with the changing attitudes of society. I think this book is a great read - a real page turner. Some might feel that this book is an attack on psychiatry, and the possibility of mental health in general. However, I thought it was ultimately optimistic, especially in the sense that people, and in particular, illness advocacy groups, are now much more engaged and informed. 
Pyper the dog came to visit. She had a bow-tie on backwards.
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