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Self Help Through Popular Culture

Author(s): Michael Brody, Lawrence Rubin

Book Description

Using the authors’ clinical practices and their teaching experiences, along with a series of quotes from movies, TV, advertising and music, this book will help the reader navigate real-world issues. For instance, “Show me the money,” from Jerry Maguire, offers sound financial advice, and “Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn,” from Gone with the Wind, provides insight about love and loss. These references from popular culture help clarify and instruct; they also explain that the prevalence of images, sounds, and words that surround us have something to offer. Indeed, the book allows the authors to come from behind their couches and give direct practical advice, as well as information about ourselves, from the everyday echoes of popular culture.


ISBN-13: 978-1-4438-3278-6
ISBN-10: 1-4438-3278-2
Date of Publication: 01/10/2011
Pages / Size: 150 / A5
Price: £19.99


Dr. Michael Brody is a psychiatrist in private practice. He is Chair of the Media Committee of The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and the Celebrity Section of the Popular Culture Association. He teaches at The University of Maryland and has published widely on the impact of psychology on popular culture.

Dr. Lawrence Rubin is Professor of Counselor Education at St. Thomas University in Miami, Florida, and Psychologist in private practice. Dr. Rubin’s first book, Psychotropic Drugs and Popular Culture won national acclaim. His other titles include, Using Superheroes in Counseling and Play Therapy, Popular Culture in Counseling and Food for Thought.


ISBN-13: 978-1-4438-0484-4
ISBN-10: 1-4438-0484-3
Date of Publication: 01/04/2009
Pages / Size: 105 / A5
Price: £14.99