Synopses & Reviews
The Innie and Outie Guide to a Great Relationship
We use the words everyday, but what does it really mean to be an introvert or an extrovert? And what does it mean to be an introvert in a romantic relationship with an extrovert? Can it work? Surprisingly, psychologists tell us that despite their obvious differences, introverts and extroverts can enjoy a strong, stable-and fun-relationship. The key to introvert/extrovert bliss lies in understanding what makes the other person tick and using your differences to help balance and enrich the relationship.
This book offers advice for making it happen:
- Learn how innies and outies process information and communicate differently
- Discover ways to create a fulfilling social life for yourself and your partner
- Find creative ways to blend decision-making and future-planning styles
- Get past the dangerous question, why can't you be more like me?
- Turn up the heat in the introvert/extrovert bedroom
The book is based on current scientific research and innie/outie interviews. It is also based upon the authors' personal experiences as a mixed couple—introvert Marti Olsen Laney and extrovert Michael Laney have been happily married for more than forty-two years. They must be doing something right!
Written by psychologist and bestselling author Matthew McKay, the Advanced Training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy DVD offers clinicians an advanced set of training skills for using acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) to treat depression, anxiety, trauma, anger, chronic pain, and interpersonal problems.
If you are a mental health professional who is already familiar with the acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) model, you may be looking for advanced strategies and exercises to improve the quality of your client sessions. This eight-hour training program by psychologists Matthew McKay and Patricia Zurita Ona provides key, in-session skills for navigating the six core ACT processes (hexaflex), as well as practical tips for moving past common roadblocks that arise in therapy. In addition, you will learn specific adaptations of the ACT protocol for use in treating an array of disorders, such as anxiety, depression, chronic pain, eating disorders, and more.
These professional training DVDs feature:
- Useful demonstrations and experiential exercises
- Practical tips for increasing client cooperation and motivation
- Strategies for helping clients build a worldview based on values
- Treatment scenarios for a variety of professional settings
- Cutting-edge research not found elsewhere
Introduction to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy DVD features video content from a two-day professional workshop with acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) experts Matthew McKay and Patricia Zurita Ona. Viewers learn everything they need to know to start incorporating ACT into their professional practices.
The evidence-based acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) model is a powerful treatment for clients struggling with depression, anxiety, chronic anger, eating disorders, chronic pain, and other problems. In this eight-hour introduction to ACT theory and technique, psychologists and ACT trainers Matthew McKay and Patricia Zurita Ona explain and demonstrate the ACT treatment processes in detail and offer all the guidance you’ll need to integrate mindfulness and acceptance strategies into your client sessions, spurring on lasting behavior change and values-based action.
These professional training DVDs will show you how to:
• Conceptualize cases from an ACT perspective
• Use all six ACT treatment processes
• Help clients change the patterns at the root of emotional disorders
• Experience key ACT techniques and interventions for yourself
• Develop an order of treatment tailored to your client
• Combine ACT processes for maximum outcomes
In episode 4, Mindfulness, Self, and the Present Moment, youll be introduced to the mindfulness components of ACT
Medicines act on different people in different ways. Introduction to Behavioral Pharmacology offers a scientific framework that will help readers understand how drugs produce behavioral effects and what physiological and environmental variables influence drug action.
There are hundreds, if not thousands, of substances that are used to modify behavior. While different classes of substances have known effects, one has only to see a group of people drinking to excess to recognize that not everyone responds in the same way to a given substance. Why do substances have the behavioral effects they do, and why do individuals vary in their responses to them? This book provides a conceptual framework for answering such questions.
Introduction to Behavioral Pharmacology includes a short overview of behavioral analysis and general pharmacology, followed by detailed discussion of assessment of drug effects, the stimulus properties of drugs, drug abuse, and more.
The (introvert) best-selling author of The Introvert Advantage teams up with her (extrovert) husband to offer this warm and witty collection of tips for making the most of differing social needs, conflict styles, and personal priorities that are common to these kinds of 'mixed' relationships.
About the Author
Marti Olsen Laney, PsyD, MFT, is a psychotherapist, researcher, author, consultant, and lively public speaker. Her first book, The Introvert Advantage: How to Thrive in an Extrovert World, has become nationally recognized as the book on introversion and has been translated into fifteen languages. Her second book, The Hidden Gifts of the Introverted Child: Helping your Child Thrive in an Extroverted World, has been widely acclaimed by school counselors, therapists, and parents. Marti has appered on more than two-hundred radio and television programs in America and Canada. Marti, an introvert, has been married for forty-two years to her extrovert husband, Michael.Michael L. Laney, MBA, CPA, is a busines consultant providing organizational development, strategic planning, and advisory board-of-director services. He is certified in the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI). He has consulted with his wife, Marti, on her book projects and was the roadie on each of her book tours. He has appearesd on several radio and television shows with his Marti to discuss the ins and outs of their introvert-extrovert relationship.