I am more than satisfied with the book. It gave me a great deal of the background and fundamental information about the early creation of neurotic and psychotic development of identity problems that begin in early infancy and childhood, and appear later in adult behaviors. It is very thorough, in my opinion, and it has much to offer for studying and understanding counseling. I am happy to have it in my library to review, and my copy is already 'tabbed' and 'underlined' for future referencing. The book is rather technical, so some background in psychology and counseling is helpful. (I value it more than any of the textbooks I have from graduate school.) It is written in "English" rather than "American" so some of the structure of the word spelling, word choice, and sentence structure can be distracting. Overall it is an excellent information source for me, and I am very happy I purchased it.