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The days of the asylum

Advantages: An interesting look at times gone by
Disadvantages: A section of history we perhaps don't want to remember

Nellie Bly was a pioneer in both the fields of mental health and investigative journalist; this is a record of an expose into the world of asylumís in the late 19th century as she faked insanity in order to get committed. What she has written about her br ...

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Review of Ten Days in a Mad-House - Nellie Bly

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Remember to Look Out For This One

Advantages: Excellent for a newcomer to the topic.
Disadvantages: Difficult to use for research.

Over the years, I've seen the human memory at its best and worst. I watched my Nan suffer with Alzheimer's to the point she couldn't remember who anyone was, but also had a colleague who won a silver medal at the Memory Olympics for his ability to remembe ...

Soho_Black 09.12.2012 ∑ Read full review
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Review of Pieces of Light: The New Science of Memory - Charles Fernyhough

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Toad in the Hole (Silly Toad)

Advantages: Wonderful insight into the counselling process using Transactional Analysis
Disadvantages: None

This amazing book explores and guides the reader through Toads depression and treatment using Transactional Analysis (TA). The book is written with characters from Wind in the Willows, with Toad as the main character who was thinking about doing someth ...

dboyton 06.07.2004 ∑ Read full review
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Review of Counselling for Toads - Robert De Board

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Counselling for Toads

Advantages: Readable introduction to Transactional Analysis
Disadvantages: none

...I brought this book having developed an interest in counselling. Having been in counselling myself for over 2 years I felt that I would like to look further into the skills and practices involved with a veiw to studying it further. Am very pleased I ...

cpjoli 18.01.2007 ∑ Read full review
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Review of Counselling for Toads - Robert De Board

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a good beginning

Advantages: opens your eyes on counselling
Disadvantages: almost one approach only!

As a new commer to psychotherapy I was directed by a friend to read this book. First of all I liked the size of the book! As I spend about 2 hours everyday in Londonís buses to go to work and the same to get back home, the size of the book was an advantag ...

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Review of Counselling for Toads - Robert De Board

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