- Paperback: 1 pages
- Publisher: NYU Press; 1 edition (April 2001)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 081477556X
- ISBN-13: 978-0814775561
- Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 5.8 x 0.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,647,581 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Chained to the Desk: A Guidebook for Workaholics, Their Partners and Children, and the Clinicians Who Treat Them 1st Edition
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From Publishers Weekly
sychology professor and psychotherapist Bryan E. Robinson (Don't Let Your Mind Stunt Your Growth) trains his practiced eyes on the workplace in Chained to the Desk: A Guidebook for Workaholics, Their Partners and Children, and the Clinicians Who Treat Them. He addresses major issues such as what spouses can do to help a workaholic partner or themselves; technology's enabling role (via Dictaphones, the Internet, cell phones) in work addiction; and the contention that "working dads face as much work-family stress as moms do." In chapters like "Treating Work Addiction as a Family Disease" and "The Childhoods of Workaholics," Robinson begins with a case study and then explores the various beliefs, motivations and fears that propel people to overwork. This useful, well-turned guide will serve therapists and the many people affected by the disease equally well.
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“An important resource for everyone concerned with the damage workaholism causes to self, family and career.”-Gayle Porter
“Workaholics, their families, friends, and colleagues will welcome this comprehensive guide book. Robinson approaches workaholism with pragmatic and effective strategies designed to overcome the resistance with which most workaholics greet attempts to change them. This is also the first book I know of to look closely at the effect of workaholism on family members and children, the people who often feel most strongly its effects.”-John Bradshaw,author of Homecoming: Reclaiming and Championing Your Inner Child
“Robinson manages to cut to the heart of so many of today’s problems and offers practical suggestions for those of us who have suffered from work addiction. A sober voice in a work-delirious culture.”-Patricia Love Ed.D,co-author of Hot Monogamy
Top Customer Reviews
"Chained to the Desk" is extremely comprehensive, well-referenced, well organized, cogently argued, and replete with practical suggestions. Yet it suffers from a major flaw: it describes workaholics as "them" and leaves those of us who do not like to be described as "them" just as much "in the unknowing cold" as before. Nevertheless, if you can identify with Dr. Robinson's "them" without "turning off or away", studying this book will help you either escape or heal from workaholism. As for Dr. Robinson, well, since he was once himself severely addicted to work, he has another book to write for us in which I recommend his publisher insists that he substitute the words "we" and "us" for "they" and "them". Maybe then the Anglosphere will wake up to our gross, grievous, and ongoing failures to use technologies and techniques for the true and lasting benefit of both ourselves and our planet.