'By any standards this is a major piece of work... as a clinical psychologist... I am impressed and excited by this book, and have rarely read a book that has left such an impression on me.' - Dr Peter Trower, University of Leicester
'Dr Gilbert orients us to things both that we know and that we need yet to learn, improves our rationale for a variety of our procedures, and directs and gives purpose not only to our direct clinical work but to our reading and our collection of new information. Reading this book will acquaint one with an exciting meaning-making experience.' - Professor Russell Gardner Jr, University of Texas
'Any book which attempts to bring together the ideas of Jung, ethology, sociobiology, psychobiology, and cognitive approaches, while still retaining considerable respect for psychoanalysis (and its recent offshoots), learning theory, and existentialism is bound to leave many readers gasping for breath ... Gilbert's approach is highly compatible with the conception of evolution as a process whereby specific mechanisms evolve in order to solve specific problems ... Gilbert has written a wide-ranging and thoughtful book ... ... professionals from a variety of orientations will find it a provocative and informative book.' - Contemporary Psychology, 1990, Vol. 35, No. 11 reviewed by Kevin MacDonald.
About the Author
Paul Gilbert, OBE is Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Derby and has been actively involved in research and treating people with shame-based and mood disorders for over 30 years. He is a past President of the British Association for Cognitive and Behavioural Psychotherapy and a fellow of the British Psychological Society. He was awarded the OBE for contributions to mental health in 2011.--This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.