More About the Author
Susan Heitler, a Harvard and NYU graduate and clinical psychologist in private practice in Denver, wrote her first book, David Decides About Thumbsucking, to help parents and children to end thumbsucking habits.
In her second book, From Conflict to Resolution (1990), Dr. Heitler writes for therapists her integrative conflict-resolution theory of emotional health, distress, and therapy. The book explains that conflicts can be handled in five main ways. Getting angry yields fights. Giving up yields depression. Doing nothing about a problem sustains anxiety and tension. Avoidance via distraction invites addictions and obsessive-compulsive disorders. The fifth and by far the best option is collaborative problem-solving to create win-win solutions.
Dr. Heitler's third book and its sequels are for the general public. The Power of Two teaches win-win communication and problem-solving skills. So do The Power of Two Workbook, The Win-Win Waltz DVD, and online interactive learning to master the skills for relationship success at PowerOfTwoMarriage.com
Dr. Heitler's audio CD's on anxiety, depression and couples' skills offer new perspectives for individuals who want to live more emotionally comfortable lives.
Dr. Heitler's own family attests to the effectiveness of the techniques she writes about. She and her husband, married over 40 years, have successfully raised four children, three of whom now run a company that teaches Power of Two skills over the internet (PowerOfTwoMarriage.com). The large extended family of which Dr. Heitler and her husband are now matriarch and patriarch includes 10 grandchildren who love to gather and play together.