Suzanne Sgroi, MD, is the author or editor of several books, including Handbook Of Clinical Intervention In Child Sexual Abuse and Vulnerable Populations.
Contributors: Kate Ames, Ahmet Atay, Jessica Carniel, Toija Cinque, Ian Dixon, Leigh Edmonds, Sharon Elkind, Jacqui Ewart, Lincoln Geraghty, Sarah Keith, Emerald L. King, Renee Middlemost
When Freakonomics was first published, the authors started a blog—and they’ve kept it up. The writing is more casual, more personal, even more outlandish than in their books. In When to Rob a Bank, they ask a host of typically off-center questions: Why don’t flight attendants get tipped? If you were a terrorist, how would you attack? And why does KFC always run out of fried chicken?
Over the past decade, Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner have published more than 8,000 blog posts on the Freakonomics website. Many of them, they freely admit, were rubbish. But now they’ve gone through and picked the best of the best. You’ll discover what people lie about, and why; the best way to cut gun deaths; why it might be time for a sex tax; and, yes, when to rob a bank. (Short answer: never; the ROI is terrible.) You’ll also learn a great deal about Levitt and Dubner’s own quirks and passions, from gambling and golf to backgammon and the abolition of the penny.
The second edition includes more information on effective trauma therapy, such asissues related to the false memory/recovered memory controversy; gender-related differences in abuse trauma; transference and countertransference; the application of behavior theory to treatment intervention.
A nationally known expert in the field, Dr. Briere has written an ideal source book for mental health professionals.
ìThis second editionÖadmirably achieves its stated goal of advancing the treatment of adult survivors of abuse and supports the therapist in this most important endeavor.î
- from the Foreword by Christine A. Courtois, PhD
Director of Clinical Training
The Psychiatric Institute of Washington