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This is Caversham Booksellers 42nd 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 book review
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March! My cat turns four this month. I do not remember turning four but I have a feeling it was awesome. Caversham turned four in 1993. We never did it again after that. This month we start getting warmed up for our spring conference season as well as our upcoming spring catalogue of featured titles. Why only featured titles? There are so many titles my lovelies. We try and list them all on our website. A catalogue that had every single one in it would be very heavy. Receiving the catalogue would be like a yellow pages delivery. Remember those? So we just have featured titles in our twice annual booklets. We flex our exhaustive list at www.Cavershambooksellers.com. Yes we do.
Now, did someone say spring? Soon it will have sprung and we will ride our Falkors into the passage of time with thoughtful abandon. Please read this whole newsletter with a nice beverage nearby. I saw a lovely video of a cat riding a turtle.
- Newsletter Neil

Book launch of:

Queer Aesthetics of Adulthood: Asymmetries of Innocence and the Cultural Politics of Child Development

by Hannah Dyer

Please join us from 3-5 p.m. on
Sunday, March 15th, 2020 at
Burdock Music Hall,
1184 Bloor Street West, Toronto    

Click here for more info!

The Fellowship of the River: A Medical Doctor's Exploration Into Traditional Amazonian Plant Medicine

Joseph Tafrate
Western medicine has not been particularly successful at getting people relief from conditions like depression, chronic pain, migraine headaches, addiction, and PTSD. Dr. Tafur helps us to understand why.

I have watched people spend years in frustration and thousands of dollars consulting an army of specialists, without getting real relief from their problem. Because these and others are diseases deeply connected with the state of our emotional bodies. Too often, the Western medical approach fails to address the emotional dimension of illness. [More. . .]

The Parallax View

Slavoj Žižek
The Parallax View is Slavoj Zizek's most substantial theoretical work to appear in many years; Zizek himself describes it as his magnum opus. Parallax can be defined as the apparent displacement of an object, caused by a change in observational position. Zizek is interested in the "parallax gap" separating two points between which no synthesis or mediation is possible, linked by an "impossible short circuit" of levels that can never meet. From this consideration of parallax, Zizek begins a rehabilitation of dialectical materialism. [More. . .]

The Great Pretender: The Undercover Mission That Changed Our Understanding of Madness

Susannah Cahalan
Doctors have struggled for centuries to define insanity--how do you diagnose it, how do you treat it, how do you even know what it is? In search of an answer, in the 1970s a Stanford psychologist named David Rosenhan and seven other people--sane, healthy, well-adjusted members of society--went undercover into asylums around America to test the legitimacy of psychiatry's labels.[More. . .]
 

We Need To Talk About PMDD: Living with Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder

Sara McGinnis
Whether you're wondering if you might have PMDD or suspect someone you love does, it's time to talk. We Need to Talk About PMDD is one part information about premenstrual dysphoric disorder and two parts personal stories. This quick read is a realistic glimpse into what life is like for the 3-8% of women out there living with PMDD, offering truths about emotional fallouts, tips on how to cope, and a call to action on how to help our friends and sisters out there who are also struggling. [More. . .]
 


OPA's 100th Annual Conference

March 27-28 @ Omni King Edward
featuring Anthony Bailey, Adam Ellis, Susan Lazar, Mary Roessel
News and Announcements
Upcoming events!

Toronto Institute for Contemporary Psychoanalysis presents: 
Virginia Goldner - Romantic/Erotic Love in the Age of #MeToo: Vulnerability and Cynicism
March 7 @ Innis Town Hall Theatre, Toronto

SickKids CCMH Learning Institute presents:
Liana Lowenstein & Greg Lubimiv - Certificate in Essential Skills for Assessing and Treating Children and Families
March 5, 6 and April 29, 30, 2020 @ 114 Maitland St, Toronto

2020 Rotman Research Institute Conference - Aging & Brain Healthy: Mental Health and Well-Being
March 8-11 @ Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto

SickKids CCMH Learning Institute presents:
Matthew D. Selekman - Working with Violent, Suicidal and Self-destructive Adolescents: A collaborative strengths-based approach
March 9-10 @ 114 Maitland St, Toronto

University of Toronto presents:
Mindfest
March 11 @ Hart House, Toronto

SickKids CCMH Learning Institute presents:
Annette Kussin - Becoming an Adult Attachment Focused Therapist: Shifting framework in therapeutic work
March 13 @ 114 Maitland St, Toronto

SickKids CCMH Learning Institute presents:
Natalie Zlodre - Certificate in Trauma Counselling for Mental Health Professionals: Level 1 Trauma Certificate
March 16-17, 23-24, 30-31 @ 114 Maitland St, Toronto

Hugh Smiley presents:
Nourishing Communication: a Hakomi Method weekend workshop
March 21-22 @ 50 Hillsboro Ave., Toronto

Centre for MindBody Health (CMBH) presents:
Christopher Germer and Shari Geller - Presence and Self-Compassion in Psychotherapy Workshop: A Foundational Approach for Therapists and Clients
March 26 - 27 @ YWCA, Toronto

Mental Health and Addiction Services of Ottawa presents:
Deb Dana - Engaging the Rhythm of Regulation: A Polyvagal Theory of Guided Approach to Therapy
March 27-28 @ Tudor Hall, Ottawa

Ontario Psychiatric Association presents:
March 27-28 @ Omni King Edward

Attachment and Trauma Treatment Centre for Healing (ATTCH) presents: 
2020 Trauma & Attachment Conference
March 29 - April 3 @ Hilton Garden Inn, Niagara-on-the-Lake

Sickkids CCMH Learning Institute presents:
Lyndsey Davies - Dialectical Behaviour Therapy: An introduction to essential components
April 2-3 @ 114 Maitland St., Toronto

U of T Department of Psychiatry presents:
University of Toronto Future of Psychotherapy Conference 2020
April 3 @ Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning, Toronto

Lacan Toronto presents:
Ian Parker and and David Pavón-Cuéllar -Psychoanalysis and Marxism
April 4 @ St. John the Compassionate Mission, Toronto

This month we shall release our Spring Catalogue of featured titles! If you'd like a copy sent to you,
please drop us a line here.

 

Aristotle's Way: How Ancient Wisdom Can Change Your Life

Edith Hall
Two thousand years ago, Aristotle wrote the most important book on happiness. The first philosopher to inquire into subjective happiness, he understood its essence better and more clearly than anyone since. Most importantly, Aristotle understood happiness as available to the vast majority of us, but only, crucially, if we decide to apply ourselves to its creation. [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.

Psychoanalytic Diagnosis, Second Edition: Understanding Personality Structure in the Clinical Process

Nancy McWilliams
This acclaimed clinical guide and widely adopted text has filled a key need in the field since its original publication. Nancy McWilliams makes psychoanalytic personality theory and its implications for practice accessible to practitioners of all levels of experience. She explains major character types and demonstrates specific ways that understanding the patient's individual personality structure can influence the therapist's focus and style of intervention. Guidelines are provided for developing a systematic yet flexible diagnostic formulation and using it to inform treatment. Highly readable, the book features a wealth of illustrative clinical examples. [More. . .]

Kicking the Darkness: a memoir

Shane Christensen
Kicking the Darkness, a remarkable memoir, serves as both a warning and an inspiration to readers, chronicling great personal tragedy and triumph over adversity. Although the stories within these pages may occasionally elicit tears, other accounts will put a smile on your face.

This is the true story of a genuine person who decided at his earliest recollection to persevere over everything that was thrown at him... even death. It makes the profound statement that life can be incredibly difficult for all, and so we have to remember that, in order to overcome our challenges, we must never stop kicking at the darkness. [More. . .]

Acceptance: The defining voice of Validation

Evelyn Sommers
Acceptance: The Defining Voice of Validation explores the impact of ordinary, but invalidating, exchanges between individuals and the pain that can result. Sommers shows how such communications occur and how they can be changed for the mutual benefit of people who suffer from invalidation as well as those who seek to validate but fall short of their wish to help. [More. . .]

Buzz!: Inside the minds of Thrill-Seekers, Daredevils, and Adrenaline Junkies

Kenneth Carter
Most of us crave new experiences and sensations. Whether it's our attraction to that new burger place or the latest gadget, newness tugs at us. But what about those who can't seem to get enough? They jump out of planes, climb skyscrapers, and will eat anything (even poisonous pufferfish) … Prompting others to ask 'what's wrong' with them. These are high sensation-seekers and they crave intense experiences, despite physical, or social risk.[more. . .]

Treating Couples Well: A Practical Guide to Collaborative Couples Therapy

David Treadway
Treating Couples Well shows clinicians how to create a collaborative approach to couple therapy, which will empower couples to take charge of their own treatment.

Written in an engaging and conversational style, the book carefully explains how to help couples choose between a variety of clinical approaches and offers effective treatment strategies for a wide range of issues, including infidelity, intimacy and sexuality, communication, mental illness, and addiction. [More. . .]

The Spectrum of Sex: The Science of Male, Female and Intersex

Hida Viloria and Maria Nieto
This transformative guide completely breaks down our current understanding of biological sex and gender diversity.

Introducing readers to seven variations of human sex, commonly considered intersex, the book challenges the myth that sex and gender are binary and explores the inherent diversity of biological sex and its relationship to gender identity and expression, and the impact this has on society. Examining historical, linguistic and socio-cultural understandings of sex and gender, as well as genetic and scientific definitions, the book is an important resource for dismantling gender and sexuality-based discrimination and promoting understanding and inclusivity. [More. . .]

Transforming Trauma: Resilience and Healing Through Our Connections with Animals

Philip Tedeschi and Molly Anne Jenkins (Eds)
Have you ever looked deep into the eyes of an animal and felt entirely known? Often, the connections we share with non-human animals represent our safest and most reliable relationships, offering unique and profound opportunities for healing in periods of hardship. This book focuses on research developments, models, and practical applications of human-animal connection and animal-assisted intervention for diverse populations who have experienced trauma. [More. . .]

 

The Book of Ichigo Ichie: The Art of Making the Most of Every Moment, the Japanese Way

Hector Garcia and Francesc Miralles

Find happiness by living fully in the present with this definitive guide to ichigo ichie--the Japanese art of making the most of every moment--from the bestselling authors of Ikigai.

Every moment in our life happens only once, and if we let it slip away, we lose it forever--an idea captured by the Japanese phrase ichigo ichie (pronounced itchy-GO itchy-A). [More. . .]

Hey Warrior: A Book For Kids About Anxiety

Karen Young 
Illustrated by Norvile DavidonyteKids can do amazing things with the right information. Understanding why anxiety feels the way it does and where the physical symptoms come from is a powerful step in turning anxiety around.

Anxiety explained, kids empowered. [More. . .]
 

The Gaslighting Recovery Workbook: Healing From Emotional Abuse

Amy Marlow-MaCoy
Healing from gaslighting starts with understanding it

Gaslighting is the practice of psychologically manipulating someone into questioning their own sanity—and if you are reading this, you may be all-too familiar with this form of emotional abuse. The Gaslighting Recovery Workbook is a uniquely interactive method of rebuilding your self-esteem and allowing yourself to heal from an abusive relationship.  [More. . .]

The Psychology of Radical Social Change: From Rage to Revolution

Brady Wagoner, Fathali M. Moghaddam, and Jaan Valsiner (Eds)

Since 2011 the world has experienced an explosion of popular uprisings that began in the Middle East and quickly spread to other regions. What are the different social-psychological conditions for these events to emerge, what different trajectories do they take, and how are they are represented to the public? To answer these questions, this book applies the latest social psychological theories to contextualized cases of revolutions and uprisings from the eighteenth to the twenty-first century in countries around the world. In so doing, it explores continuities and discontinuities between past and present uprisings, and foregrounds such issues as the crowds, collective action, identity changes, globalization, radicalization, the plasticity of political behaviour, and public communication.
Handsome Book Review Below!

Mind Over Terror: 3 Weeks, 2 Cities, 1 Mission

Dov Benyaacov-Kutzman

In 2017 we had the Manchester Arena bombing, the London Bridge attack, and the Grenfell Tower fire all in the space of three weeks. There arose an immediate need for pop-up treatment centres, near each disaster, to deal with the aftermath.  
Benyaacov-Kurtzman managed to coordinate and accomplish this with one hundred volunteers and very little resources.
This book is his recounting of how it all came to be along with the provision of guidelines on how the same approach can be applied in the future.
The author's narration of how problems that arose were solved and handled, like the use of WhatsApp groups to stay in touch and connected between locations, serves as an incredibly informative guide for the immediate treatment of the trauma experienced by the collective and its varying parts. A very informative read for anyone who is involved with such things as well as a more than adequate reward for the straight-up curious.
-Neil

Sometimes a card deck succeeds when nothing else could. You'll see.
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