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This is Caversham Booksellers eighteenth 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.  Rachel Fulford's's review of Treating the Adult Survivor of Childhood Sexual Abuse : A Psychoanalytic Perspective.
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Curly Bear and Arctic Fox were waiting for me at ol' 150. On my way there, my dentist stopped me to say hello. I was quite touched I have to say. Have you recently relocated and caught a bout of Homesickness? Harbord street can be a mild antidote to such things.
           Well, the heat is on with our annual stop at the OPA later this month. Our esteemed pals, Paula Ravitz & Peggy Richter, will be there along with a couple hundred of their closest friends.This will be a wicked good time. 
            Check out this new stuff from Margaret Wehrenberg! Also please read Rachel Fulford's book review below. She is a graduate of the Centre for Training in Psychotherapy and a regular customer here at the store. She has provided her thoughts on "Treating the Adult Survivor of Childhood Sexual Abuse : A Psychoanalytic Perspective". What a treat!
            March is a busy purchasing time for a lot of agencies and organizations that are near and dear to our hearts. We endeavour to sell resources that help people better serve their clients in the many fields of mental health practice. A tip of the hat to those that provide so much help out there.     
            Well, hopefully no one will be double crossed this month. My welcome words are almost done but I urge you to read on to the end. Sweet intels from Caversham are like little, tiny, foot massages, for your brain.


 

Important announcement!:
 

Our 2018 Catalogue is done! We are sending them out this week so they will start landing at your homes and offices next week. If you would like to make sure that you get one, please email us here.
Hooray!

News and Announcements
1. Volunteering
  I have become a sleeping giant of ignorance in terms of what other mental health related volunteer opportunities exist outside my bubble.  If you are reading this and know of some then please send me an email and I will be happy to include them in the any newsletter. 

2. March Events: 

WomanAct w/ Bo Yih Thom & J McKnight - March 5-7 @ Holiday Inn Yorkdale
James Maskalyk - Art of Medicine Speakers' Series - March 7 @ MacLeod Auditorium, University of Toronto 
OPA's 98th Annual Conference - March 23-24 @ Omni King Edward

3. Featured book category!:
I would like to tell you about one of the newest categories: Internal Family Systems! There are some smokin' titles by Richard Schwartz and others. Internal Family Systems can be found on the east wall, across from the cash register, above the Solution Focused/Narrative section.  


aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand. . .Look what's happening in June!:

Using the Internal Family Systems Model to Treat Trauma and Couples
Presenter: Richard Schwartz, Ph.D.

June 9th @ YWCA


 
The 2018 Trauma & Attachment Conference
at Niagara-on-the-Lake! We cannot go but you should go!  If you cannot go then please look at this list of featured titles!
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.
Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress By Steven Pinker    
[. . .] presents the big picture of human progress: people are living longer, healthier, freer, and happier lives, and while our problems are formidable, the solutions lie in the Enlightenment ideal of using reason and science.

 
What Happens Next by Susan Hughes
What Happens Next is a raw, realistic story told by an unnamed protagonist who is made to feel different from everybody else—even invisible sometimes. 
The Skills Training Manual for Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy: A Clinician's Guide for Treating Disorders of Overcontrol
by Thomas Lynch
Radically open-dialectical behavior therapy (RO-DBT) is a groundbreaking, transdiagnostic treatment model for clients with difficult-to-treat overcontrol disorders, such as anorexia nervosa, chronic depression, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. 
Lost Connections: Uncovering the Real Causes of Depression - and the Unexpected Solutions
by Johann Hari
From theNew York Timesbestselling author of Chasing the Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs, a radical new way of thinking about depression and anxiety.

 
The Dharma of Modern Mindfulness: Discovering the Buddhist Teachings at the Heart of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
Beth Ann Mulligan
The Dharma of MBSR uncovers the essential Buddhist teachings at the heart of this powerful anti-stress program, enabling you to deepen your historical and spiritual understanding of MBSR and nourish your practice.

 
Imagery-Enhanced CBT for Social Anxiety Disorder
by Peter McEvoy M., Lisa M. Saulsman, and Ronald M. Rapee.
Negative, distorted self-images are a key feature of social anxiety disorder (SAD)--and working with imagery can make cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) more effective for those who struggle with this debilitating problem. This book presents an innovative modular framework that incorporates vivid multisensory imagery into all aspects of treatment.
 
The DBT Solution for Emotional Eating: A Proven Program to Break the Cycle of Bingeing and Out-of-Control Eating by Debra Safer, Sarah Adler and, Philip Masson
Out-of-control eating is overwhelming and distressing—and one of the toughest habits to break. The authors have translated their proven treatment into an empathic self-help guide that focuses on the psychological triggers of bingeing and other types of "stress eating." 
Saving Talk Therapy: How Health Insurers, Big Pharma, and Slanted Science are Ruining Good Mental Health Care by Enrico Gnaulati.
A stunning critique of how managed care and scientism have undermined quality human-centered therapy, to the detriment of therapists and patients

In recent decades there has been a decline in the quality and availability of psychotherapy in America that has gone largely unnoticed. The annual number of psychotherapy visits people attend has declined by 20%. About 50% of clients who initiate therapy drop out within the first few visits. Dr. Enrico Gnaulati argues that, whether they are aware of it or not, most people seeking out therapy nowadays are less likely to be availed with a skilled and devoted listener who allows them to talk free-flowingly about past and present sources of emotional suffering. 
Book Reviews

Review of  Treating the Adult Survivor of Childhood Sexual Abuse: A Psychoanalytic Perspective by Jody Messler Davies and Mary Gail Frawley.

There are many elucidating books about trauma, and many enriching psychoanalytic volumes, but this one holds a distinct place in my heart because of its original synthesis of both schools of thought, applied to a population who make urgent use of therapy. Published more than two decades ago, it still feels relevant.
          Messler-Davies and Frawley are immersed in trauma treatment literature, and use this knowledge to establish a holding environment. But they notice that within this "relational matrix...state-dependent traumatic memories are triggered off by aspects of transference-countertransference reenactment" (p.5). These enactments lead both therapist and client into deep and murky waters which, they argue, need not be affect-regulated away.
          The authors helpfully bring to life (with realistic vignettes) the roles that may shock therapists when we are "press-ganged" into various disturbing dyads. These include: "The Unseeing, Uninvolved Parent and the Unseen, Neglected Child" (since most child abuse requires the blindness of at least one caregiver), "The Sadistic Abuser and the Helpless, Impotently Enraged Victim" (a brutal echo of the original trauma) and "The Idealized, Omnipotent Rescuer and the Entitled Child" (a tempting position if the therapist is being called upon to play ‘rescuer’). These dyads are vividly described in the 9 th chapter, which is worth the price of admission. Here, the authors provide signposts to help work through minefields. They show that "it is the clinician’s ability to assume, enact, observe, and ultimately, to help make explicit all of the relational stances taken on by each member of the therapeutic dyad without becoming locked into any particular role...that moves the treatment along, facilitating the patient’s identification, working-through, and integration of long-fragmented self and object representations" (p. 185). This practical and ultimately hopeful book, a true labour of love, is a must-have for any therapist.

Review by Rachel Fulford (CTP Dipl, member of CAPT).

Have you been putting off getting fully acquainted with Pat Ogden and Janina Fisher?  Well there has never been a more affordable time to do so.  These two monumental books, that become grumpy when separated, are now available as an all in one combo! Trauma and the Body/Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Two-Book Set.  
A very warm congratulations to Tanya Talaga for winning this year's RBC Taylor Prize for Seven Fallen Feathers.
This is Cairo.  He is Neil and Rachael's cat.  He doesn't mind Neil but prefers Rachael.  Neil is of the same mind.

 
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