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Shattered is a book for grieving parents and the people who love them. In it, I have tried to blend parents’ stories with psychological research to present some of the experiences of parents who have lost a child. My hope is that shared emotions, experiences, and insights help parents to feel less alone and assist them in getting through the nightmare.
The Writer’s Guide to Character Traits
The Writer’s Guide to Character Traits has sold over 70,000 copies. I wanted to give psychology to writers. I created hundreds of lists of character traits based on research studies. These lists help fiction writers construct characters who are believable because they are psychologically authentic. Click here to read reviews »
The Art of Midlife: Courage and Creative Living for Women
The Art of Midlife: Courage and Creative Living for Women is a book that tells the stories about midlife change. This book and the research that went into it offered me an opportunity to learn about change and transitions from spirited women who were transforming their lives. By writing this book, I learned more about ordinary courage. Click to read reviews »
What Do I Say?
What Do I Say? The Therapist’s Guide to Answering Client’s Questions with Charles Waehler, Ph.D., was published by John Wiley & Sons in May, 2011. It is a friendly book designed to reduce the anxiety of early career therapists who may feel apprehensive about answering clients’ questions. You can read more about it on my blog and purchase it on http://www.amazon.com.
MATERNAL BEREAVEMENT: COPING WITH THE UNEXPECTED DEATH OF AN OLDER CHILD.
Maternal Bereavement: Coping with the Unexpected Death of an Older Child. Meeting the women who I interviewed for this book showed me the resilience of individuals, even in times of extreme and unbearable grief.