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Table of Contents
1.  Greetings from Neil
2.  This month's featured staff member: Neil Hendry
3.  Vicki's Book of the Month
4.  News and Announcements
5.  Hot Off The Press!
6.  Review of Missing Out by Adam Phillips
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Helllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllloooooooooooooooooooooo! September is upon us my lovelies. On the 9th of the month we will be happily set up at Richard Schwartz's Treatment of Trauma and the Internal Family Systems Model. September 18 and 19 features our favourite custodian of neuroplasticity: Dr. Norman Doidge! A gentleman and a scholar and a doctor. Gentleman/scholar/doctor? Gentscholdoc! I am not helping. Our falcon lands at OACCPP on September 29. As always it will be cozily epic.
School resumes this month (though for some people it never stopped). A warm welcome to all the students! We have textbooks for TIRP, OISE, U of T, TICP, ATPPP, CTP, and OPC. I still think of life in terms of the school year. Perhaps I can go and by school supplies? I would very much enjoy doing so. Sam is our resident textbook guru. Please read on because we love you.


Caversham Employee Spotlight!
Neil Hendry
Staff profile. Yours truly.
Well I started out in Saskatoon in a neighbourhood called Sutherland. It used to be a separate town you see. By the time I arrived it had joined the city by way of College drive. Across from our house there was a huge field that belonged to the University and their agriculture program. I cannot remember what I got up to in that field but I believe it was fun. Probably some sort of make-believe that involved imaginary guns and swords. Here are the names of all the cats from childhood until now. Ready?
Snaffy (RIP), George(RIP), McCavity, Starla, Siksik(RIP), Lola, and, Toronto's own, Cairo. Ever call Caversham and get put on hold? The music that you hear while you wait is a band I'm in called So Long Seven. I play guitar when not petting cats. My wife is better than me and her name is Rachael.
My job at Caversham? I am glad you asked. I write the newsletter, sling books and answer the phone. I do what I can while everyone else does what they can with the desirable outcome being Caversham doing the best it can. Now, back to my memoirs... Saskatoon is known for its beautiful summers and very harsh winters. Ninjas! I never became one but would love to go back in time and become one. Always become a Ninja when you're young! That's what I always say. I also have many photos of ice. Ice from Antarctica. A bit of an obsession of mine you see. If you want to go I would advise a carefully planned journey. No impulse buying of plane tickets! I am confident I covered absolutely everything about myself here. No stone unturned. Voila!
Vicki's Book of the Month
What can you say about Irvin Yalom that hasn’t already been said? I am not going to let this thwart my efforts to reiterate the standard praise which he has garnered for the last 35 years. Perhaps it is because I just graduated from a psychotherapy training institute that I have selected The Gift of Therapy: An Open Letter to a New Generation of Therapists and Their Patients to review, but it is just as relevant to someone who is about to begin therapy.  In fact, this book shares something with very few books at Caversham in that it resides in the clinical psychotherapy section but could easily sit in the self-help section. What makes this volume so special is Yalom’s generosity in showing us his flaws or miss steps so we may benefit.  Yalom’s ability to tell a good story and articulate it to the page is flawless, though, making this a very gratifying read.
News and Announcements
1. September (and beyond) Happenings
Richard Schwartz on IFS and Trauma Sept 9 @ YWCA
CASP: Art Based Suicide Prevention Sept 12 @ Li Ka Shing
Norman Doidge - The Brain’s Way of Healing Sept 18-19 @ Scotiabank Theatre
OPA Psychotherapy Section w/ Les Greenberg Oct 7 @ Faculty Club
Robin Shapiro - Leading Edge Oct 13-14 @ UofT Multifaith
Transcending Trauma Through the Arts: Sophia Richman& Spyros Orfanos Oct 14 @ George Ignatief

2. Textbooks
We carry textbooks for the following schools: TIRP, OISE (Counselling Programs), U of T (some classes), TICP, ATPPP, CTP, and OPC. Come on by to pick them up, or feel free to call or email us and we'll help you get sorted out.

3. Invitation to Submit Reviews
Have you read a book from Caversham that you loved?  Would you like to submit a 150-word review of it?  How about this:  If we use your review in our newsletter we will give you 20% off any regular priced book!  Then, conceivably, you would love that book, then you would write a review, then you would get another deal on your next book, then you would write a review, etc. What came first? The the book or the egg? The book. The book came first. No egg Neil. No one mentioned an egg.
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4. To View Past Issues
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Hot Off The Press!
CBT Made Simple: A Clinician's Guide to Practicing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Nina Josefowitz, and David Myran, Foreword by Zindel Segal

CBT Made Simple provides a user-friendly, practical approach to learning CBT using up-to-the-minute teaching methods and learning tools-in particular, the "effective adult learning model," which promotes interactive learning, experiential learning, and self-reflection. Each chapter presents key elements of CBT in clear, accessible language, and includes client dialogues-including explanations of the therapist's thinking process in relation to various interventions-and clinical examples. Practical exercisesare incorporated throughout, enabling you to practice and consolidate your learning. In addition, each chapter mimics the structure of an actual CBT session.
Recovery from Trauma, Addiction, or Both: Strategies for Finding Your Best Self
Lisa Najavits

For many who struggle with severe emotional pain, recovery is a lifelong journey. Leading trauma and addiction specialist Lisa Najavits creator of the Seeking Safety treatment program has trained thousands of therapists in innovative techniques to help people heal and reclaim their lives. Now she puts an array of science-based self-help strategies directly in the hands of readers. This motivating book is packed with compassionate stories and carefully designed reflection questions, exercises, and worksheets. Dr. Najavits explains the links between trauma and addiction and guides people experiencing either or both to make meaningful changes. Each concise chapter offers practical ideas that readers will return to again and again to keep themselves safe while building skills for coping with painful past events--and finding a brighter way forward.
Amy Yandel Grabowski
Drawing on the evidence-based Internal Family System (IFS) therapy model, An Internal Family Systems Guide to Recovery from Eating Disorders: Healing Part by Part addresses the necessity of healing the eating disorder sufferer’s three groups of inner "Parts": the Mentors, the Advocates, and the Kids. In order to reconnect to their sense of Self and to achieve an inner balance necessary for recovery, the reader learns to address the unique needs of each of their "Parts." Written in an accessible style, this book combines compassionate examples from the author’s client cases and her own recovery with a step-by-step framework for identifying and healing the readers’ Parts using the IFS model.
The Pocket Guide to the Polyvagal Theory: The Transformative Power Of Feeling Safe
Stephen Porges

When The Polyvagal Theory was published in 2011, it took the therapeutic world by storm, bringing Stephen Porges’s insights about the autonomic nervous system to a clinical audience interested in understanding trauma, anxiety, depression and other mental health issues. Since publication of that book, Porges has been urged to make these ideas more accessible and The Pocket Guide to the Polyvagal Theory is the result. Constructs and concepts embedded in polyvagal theory are explained conversationally in The Pocket Guide and there is an introductory chapter which discusses the science and the scientific culture in which polyvagal theory was originally developed. Publication of this work enables Stephen Porges to expand the meaning and clinical relevance of this groundbreaking theory.
Why Gender Matters: What Parents and Teachers Need to Know About the Emerging Science of Sex Differences, Second Edition
Leonard Sax

Eleven years ago, Why Gender Matters broke ground in illuminating the differences between boys and girls--how they perceive the world differently, how they learn differently, how they process emotions and take risks differently. Dr. Sax argued that in failing to recognize these hardwired differences between boys and girls, we ended up reinforcing damaging stereotypes, medicalizing normal behavior (see: the rising rates of ADHD diagnosis), and failing to support kids to reach their full potential. In the intervening decade, the world has changed drastically, with an avalanche of new research which supports, deepens, and expands Dr. Sax's work. This revised and updated edition includes new findings about how boys and girls interact differently with social media and video games; a completely new discussion of research on gender non-conforming, LGB, and transgender kids, new findings about how girls and boys see differently, hear differently, and even smell differently; and new material about the medicalization of bad behavior.
Waking the Spirit: A Musician's Journey Healing Body, Mind, and Soul
Andrew Schulman

Andrew, a fifty-seven-year-old professional guitarist, had a close brush with death on the night of July 16, 2009. Against the odds—and with the help of music—he survived: a medical miracle. Once fully recovered, Andrew resolved to use his musical gifts to help critically ill patients at Mount Sinai Beth Israel’s ICU. InWaking the Spirit, you’ll learn the astonishing stories of the people he’s met along the way—both patients and doctors—and see the incredible role music can play in a modern hospital setting. Schulman expertly weaves cutting-edge research on neuroscience and medicine, as well as what he’s learned as a professional musician, to explore the power of music to heal the body and awaken the spirit. An Oliver Sacks Foundation Best Book of the Year Selection, Finalist for the Books for a Better Life "Best First Book” Award, and aPeople Magazine Pick in Nonfiction.
Metaphor in Practice: A Professional's Guide to Using the Science of Language in Psychotherapy
Niklas Törneke, Foreword by Steven Hayes

The use of metaphor is central to the implementation of acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and is a powerful tool for all practicing psychotherapists. In Metaphor in Practice, psychotherapist Niklas Törneke presents the first practical book to combine the behavioral and linguistic sciences of metaphor, and illustrates how and when to apply metaphors in practice for better treatment outcomes. In this book, you’ll find a scientific analysis of metaphor based on over thirty years of research, as well as trends in research over the last ten years. The book includes an overview of RFT, how metaphor has influenced the community of behavior analysis, as well as available clinical research on metaphor use. You’ll also discover how to create metaphors for functional analysis, distance of observation, and things that matter to your client. Most importantly, you’ll find practical examples of metaphors and clinical exercises you can use in-session.
Book Review

Missing Out: In Praise of the Unlived Life 
Adam Phillips

Have you ever woken up in the middle of the night with deep regret over something you did, or did not do, years ago? How would things have turned out had you behaved differently? All you can do is try and go back to sleep and treat yourself with respect until you suddenly wake up in the middle of the night again and the cycle continues. Or. . . you could read this book. Adam Phillips articulates the great value of all experiences by examining the benefits of missed opportunities. We need the “what-could-have-been” as much as we need anything else. He explains their contribution to the greater whole and facilitates your next good night's sleep.

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