Community Picks: Bill Murphy

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BILL MURPHY, M.S. has been a Marriage and Family Therapist since 1982 and licensed since 1985. In addition to counseling, he specializes in assisting with depression, anxiety / panic disorder, ADD, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

Bill's biography, as well as the services he offers, are detailed at his website (link below).

Bill's Home Page -- CLICK HERE

Ten Days to Self-Esteem By David D. Burns, M.D. Cover Image
ISBN: 9780688094553
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - March 17th, 1999

Ten Days To Self-Esteem is one of those "Cognitive Behavioral" books that provides an alternative (or supplement) to the medical model for the treatment of depression and anxiety. It is a self-help workbook that leads you through a logical approach of gaining control over moods or feelings that, for many, become overwhelming at times. Some say this is a better method than medication, as once you learn the techniques, you can always call them to your aid without some of the troublesome side effects or addiction one finds with medications. The problem, however, comes when you are too depressed to read, (much less do the exercises) because of the depression or anxiety. At times, medication is necessary to get you to the point where you can learn and implement the valuable techniques in the book. Dr. Burns is a psychiatrist who became well know for one of his first books, The Feeling Good Handbook.

Divorce Busting: A Step-By-Step Approach to Making Your Marriage Loving Again By Michele Weiner Davis Cover Image
ISBN: 9780671797256
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Published: Simon & Schuster - February 1st, 1993

In this groundbreaking book, Michele Weiner-Davis gives straightforward, effective advice on preventing divorce and how couples can stay together instead of coming apart.

Using case histories to illustrate her marriage-enriching, divorce-preventing techniques, which can be used even if only one partner participates, Weiner-Davis shows readers:

* How to leave the past behind a

When I Say No, I Feel Guilty By Manuel J. Smith Cover Image
ISBN: 9780553263909
Availability: Backordered
Published: Bantam - January 1st, 1985

Yet another classic self-help book. This is the ground breaking book on how to become more assertive. Smith provides excellent common sense strategies for diffusing difficult situations of every day life. People often take advantage of passive individuals, so learn how to stand up for yourself & move beyond passivity without turning into a bully.

Outgrowing the Pain: A Book for and About Adults Abused As Children By Eliana Gil Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780440500063
Published: Dell - February 1st, 1988

An excellent author and presenter, Eliana Gil creates a book short in length but long in wisdom. She writes about how abuse of any kind can haunt one throughout life. It is presented in a simple non-threatening manner and is an excellent introduction to abuse issues.

Codependent No More: How to Stop Controlling Others and Start Caring for Yourself By Melody Beattie Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780894864025
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Hazelden Publishing - September 1st, 1986

This is a classic book on Co-dependency, the concept that has helped millions of people in dysfuncional families / relationships understand what was wrong but simply couldn't put a finger on it. After all, what individual or family is not dysfunctional to some extent(?); some just more than others. Even if you think you are 100% functional the book is useful, as I am sure you will run into hundreds of people in your life who are themselves co-dependent. Co-dependency can be a complicated concept, but Melody Beattie explains it masterfully.

The Ocd Workbook: Your Guide to Breaking Free from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder By Bruce M. Hyman, Cherlene Pedrick Cover Image
ISBN: 9781572249219
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Published: New Harbinger Publications - November 1st, 2010

If you have obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), chances are that your persistent obsessive thoughts and time-consuming compulsions keep you from enjoying life to the fullest. But when you are in the habit of avoiding the things you fear, the idea of facing them head-on can feel frightening and overwhelming. This book can help.