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"This thought-provoking book explores the psychological defense mechanisms Burgo believes all people harbor. In a congenial tone, the author reiterates that human emotions and their associated defenses [are a] part of everyday life. Exercises at the end of chapters apply techniques for recognizing and defusing oppressive defenses in readers' own lives and bring the book down to a personal level, creating a valuable resource for readers."
Joseph Burgo, Ph.D. has practiced psychotherapy for more than 30 years, holding licenses as a marriage and family therapist and clinical psychologist. He earned his undergraduate degree at UCLA and his masters and doctorate at California Graduate Institute in Los Angeles. He is also a graduate psychoanalyst and has served as a board member, officer and instructor at a component society of the International Psychoanalytic Association. He currently writes the popular blog "After Psychotherapy" where he discusses personal growth issues from a psychodynamic perspective.
Very well structured book, practical, with lots of insights. The style of the autor is great - clear, kind, caring. Wonderful book!Published 2 months ago by Zara Tenchova
I've read many books on psychology, but this one is very insightful. Personal issues are analyzed very intelligently.Published 3 months ago by Dan S.
This book allows self examination and remedial actions to improve your life. People who assume nothing in their life needs improvement might be surprised to they can find help with... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Larry Siegel
Such a great book that teaches us more about our behaviors. Also, the writer is very humble in the way he delivers the message, in the beginning
it was difficult to accept... Read more
Very good book to read to see why you do what you do..interesting.Published 5 months ago by Cecelia Musgrave
To what degree does an awareness of defense mechanisms like splitting and projective identification have on one's understanding of themselves and others? Read morePublished 10 months ago by Markus Youssef
Recommended by my therapist friend, an easy to read and concise book about why we make the decisions the way we do. Good resource.Published 12 months ago by mae29
The book may make some people uncomfortable because it points to ways to discover the pain most of us carry. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Donald L. Delong