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Why Do I Do That?: Psychological Defense Mechanisms and the Hidden Ways They Shape Our Lives by [Burgo PhD, Joseph]
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About the Author

Joseph Burgo, Ph.D. has practiced psychotherapy for more than 30 years, holding licenses as a marriage and family therapist and clinical psychologist. He earned his undergraduate degree at UCLA and his masters and doctorate at California Graduate Institute in Los Angeles. He is also a graduate psychoanalyst and has served as a board member, officer and instructor at a component society of the International Psychoanalytic Association. He currently writes the popular blog "After Psychotherapy" where he discusses personal growth issues from a psychodynamic perspective.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 613 KB
  • Print Length: 244 pages
  • Publisher: New Rise Press (31 Dec. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009PA63YI
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 62 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #10,534 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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If you're a cognitive and/or behavioural therapist this is a really good book even if, (perhaps especially if), you do not use psychodynamic ideas in your therapy. It explains the core concepts of psychological defensive mechanisms well enough to give you the language to talk to clients who have framed their problems in psychodynamic terms.
Not long after reading this book I was able to engage a client using their familiar language. It was lovely to watch the penny drop. (With both of us!)
Great book, well written and clearly written.
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this is key to moving in the right direction to freedom, but don't expect it to be easy !!! i have cried,denied, laugh, screamed all the thing i have avoided for years and i am only half way through the book. take one step at a time be honest with yourself and go for it.
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Amazing book, a recommended book to anyone doing serious self improvement.
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As a psychologist, I can say that it's a very well written and helpful book
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Such an interesting read! One of the best books I've read
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Excellent. Very relatable and I would recommend to all.
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Self insight, as opposed to gratuitous navel-gazing, is an important part of being an adult. Reading through this more than once of though 'oh crap ...' as yes, I did that before. So it's a good book, although sometimes uncomfortable reading. It's also good to remind yourself sometimes that everyone else makes the same mistakes!
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I'm a Counselling student in therapy, and I found this book very useful to help with my personal development. It's really easy to read, with hardly any jargon, and is presented in a friendly and non-judgemental manner.
Well worth buying for anyone.
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