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Accepting Ourselves and Others: A Journey into Recovery from Addictive and Compulsive Behaviors for Gays, Lesbians and Bisexuals Paperback – October 4, 1996

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 392 pages
  • Publisher: Hazelden; Rev Exp edition (October 4, 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1568381204
  • ISBN-13: 978-1568381206
  • Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 1 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #666,410 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Dr. Kate Kominars is a consultant and licensed psychologist. For the past 15 years, she has worked with corporations, organizations, groups, and individuals helping them to achieve their objectives through developing their human potential. Her expertise lies in conflict resolution, communication skills development, strategic planning, team analysis and development, and training. In addition to her clinical and consultation skills, Dr. Kominars is particularly well known for her ability to conduct substantive, exciting, and challenging training programs. As an educator she specializes in effective brief interventions, understanding the limits, benefits and applications of psychological testing, and assessment interviewing. She is able to utilize her real world experiences and her academic and clinical training to create challenging learning opportunities for individuals and groups. She is a requested speaker in many areas, including issues of performance enhancement, motivation, goal setting, team building, and capitalizing on diversity. As a consultant, she brings unique insights and creative solutions to her clients' problems. With superlative rapport building and communication skills, she develops productive and collaborative relationships. With warmth, energy, and enthusiasm, she creates environments in which individuals are able to voice concerns, clarify needs, and identify barriers to progress and develop strategies for problem resolution.
Education and Professional Affiliations: Bachelors Degree, Liberal Arts, St. John's College, Annapolis, MD; Masters Degree, Counselor Education, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA; Doctorate, Counseling Psychology, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA; Member - The American Psychological Association; The American Counseling Association; The Association for Specialists in Group Work. Licensure: Psychologist - Florida Certification -Addictions Professional. Sample List of Training Topics: Conflict Resolution, Effective Communication, Group Dynamics, Motivation, Team Development, Time Management, and Stress Management Using the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator.

For many years, Dr. Kominars has been actively involved with playwriting. His play about homophobia, "Sweet Mystery," was presented in a dramatic reading on April 24, 2001, at Venue 9 in San Francisco. It was also selected as a finalist in the Eureka New Plays competition in 1999. He is hoping it will be produced soon. In February, 2001, Dr. Kominars began doing workshops for cancer survivors at UCSF Medical Center in San Francisco. Previously, he has lectured and given workshops all over the U.S. and abroad on alcohol and drug recovery issues and creativity. Beginning in June, 2001, and continuing throughout the year, "Write For Life" will be offered at Kaiser Permanente and at the Hormel Center of the San Francisco Public Library. The program invites participants to explore through journal writing the experience of what it means to live through each day recovering from cancer and other life-threatening crises (HIV, AIDS, etc.). Dr. Kominars has been writing journals for 45 years and is, since June, 2000, an "advertisement" for early detection of cancer. He is available as a lecturer and workshop facilitator.

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27 of 30 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 3, 1998
Format: Paperback
As the director of a gay and lesbian treatment center we have made this book our "basic text". Every new admit is given this book to read and the workbook format is excellent for working the steps. It replaces the traditional 12 Step Big Books and our own written step materials. We now have a book that puts it all into one: how sexual identity issues affect compulsive and addictive behaviors with concrete ways to recover from this destructive behavior.
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