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Vinny the Fox has PTSD (What Mental Disorder) Hardcover – October 7, 2015
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About the Author
Jessie Shepherd, MA, LCMHC is the owner and a therapist for Blue Clover Therapy in Utah. She has a Masters Degree in Mental Health Counseling from the University of Phoenix and a Bachelors degree in Psychology from the University of Utah. Her focus is treating trauma and adjustment issues in young adults, adolescents, children and their families. She utilizes Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Play Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Neurological Feedback. She also works with performance anxiety and performance enhancement using EMDR and Neurological Feedback.
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Top customer reviews
I really enjoyed the minimalist drawings, with the use of real photos as background. That made the situations seem truer, but focused your attention on the character instead of the setting. I was particularly impressed with the fact that the book also addressed the strengths that people with this disorder can have, especially when so many books about those with disabilities focus only on the negative.
I did think, however, that perhaps this book glossed over some of the more serious negative consequences of PTSD. Whenever I’ve heard about it, it has often been due to severe cases, where the person exhibited excessive violence. The book kind of made it seem more like people with PTSD are just anxious and cranky.
I definitely recommend this book though, especially for anyone looking to find a clear and concise way to learn begin learning about this disorder. It certainly can be considered appropriate for both children and adults.
I hope the author continues this series. I look forward to reading and learning more about other disorders as well.
I got a free copy of this book from the author as a promotion.
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