by Charles Brooks; Michael Church



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 11/10/2019

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 252
ISBN : 9781796064995
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 252
ISBN : 9781796065008
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 252
ISBN : 9781796065015

About the Book

This book is about coping with the everyday stress we all face. We want to talk with folks who are functioning fairly well in their lives but who could profit from some guidance in handling those day-to-day issues that cause emotional distress. From a psychological perspective, we offer techniques and suggestions for organizing your thoughts and actions to cope more effectively with your stressors that are a part of living. We focus on three basic emotions that affect everyone: grief, anxiety, and anger. We then look at specific aspects of child-rearing that cause stress and have special sections on autism and drug/alcohol issues. We discuss moderate depression as it relates to everyday problems and how you can move forward with your life. This book is not intended for those with severe psychological problems that require professional psychotherapy, psychiatric medication, or possibly hospitalization. In fact, the book offers a coping vaccination that might help immunize you against more severe psychological dysfunctions.

About the Author

Charles Brooks is Professor Emeritus of Psychology at King’s College. He received his bachelor’s degree in psychology from Duke University, his master’s in psychology from Wake Forest University, and his doctorate in psychology from Syracuse University. For 41 years he taught psychology and conducted psychology research. He was at Wilson College from 1970-75, and then King’s College from 1975-2011, where he served as Department Chair for 29 years. He has authored numerous papers in professional journals, and co-authored three books. In 2016 he and his wife celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. They have two daughters and two granddaughters. Michael Church is Professor and Chair of the Psychology Department and the Neuroscience Department at King’s College. He received his bachelor’s degree in psychology from California State University at Fullerton, and his master’s and doctoral degrees in psychology from the University of Miami. Dr. Church has been a licensed clinical psychologist with a private practice since 1980. For more than twenty years he worked at First Hospital Wyoming Valley where he directed psychological testing and performed group therapy. He has co-authored three books. He is married and has three daughters.