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Illusion and Disillusionment: Core Issues in Psychotherapy Hardcover – August 1, 1999

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 328 pages
  • Publisher: Jason Aronson, Inc. (August 1, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0765702193
  • ISBN-13: 978-0765702197
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 1.2 x 6.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,258,029 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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As relevant today as when it was first written; in fact, given the current economic climate, perhaps it is more relevant....The material was quite informative, comprehensive and even novel.....

About the Author

Dr. Stanley H. Teitelbaum is a practicing clinical psychologist. He is a faculty and senior supervisor at the Postgraduate Center for Mental Health and the Training Institute for Mental Health, both in New York, and the Contemporary Center for Advanced Psychoanalytic Studies in New Jersey. Stanley is the author of Sports Heroes, Fallen Idols: How Star Athletes Pursue Self-Destructive Paths and Jeopardize Their Careers.

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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 3, 2000
Format: Hardcover
Dr. Teitelbaum masterfully writes on an important yet neglected area in psychotherapy. The reader gains invauluable experience as they are walked through in-depth case studies and in turn come away with an understanding of how to effectively manage and address core issues of illusion and disillusionment. This book not only appeals to those who are in the field but also to those who simply have an interest in psychological issues--
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Charlie Sandover on September 5, 2004
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A useful if uninspired overview of the ubiquitous role of illusions.
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More About the Author

Stanley H. Teitelbaum has written numerous articles in leading mental health publications and is the author of three books: "Sports Heroes, Fallen Idols", "Athletes Who Indulge Their Dark Side",and "Illusion and Disillusionment".
He has appeared on more than fifty national television and radio shows including Nightline with Ted Koeppel, Good Morning America with Charles Gibson, 20/20, and Court TV with Nancy Grace. During the last twenty years Dr. Teitelbaum has also been interviewed frequently for newspaper and magazine articles on human motivation on such diverse topics as "Our Society's Idolization of Sports Heroes Invites Their Downfall", "Woods' Fall From Grace Rekindles Role-Model Debate", "Divas in Sports", "Public Adoration, Private Darkness", "Women as Targets of Athletes' Violence", and "The Importance of Athletes as Role Models and Leaders".
Dr. Teitelbaum earned a B.A. in Psychology from Brooklyn College, an M.A. in Psychology from Boston University, and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Boston University. In his spare time he is a devoted tennis player and has won several trophies.
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