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Audio Edition Length: 10 Hours, 26 Minutes
Narrated by Owen Daly
“Eric Maisel goes a long way toward explaining our current situation and pointing us in new directions in his excellent new book. Highly recommended!” - Louis Breger, Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis
“Profoundly innovative and revolutionary ... [Maisel] describes the Herculean but not impossible tasks facing the mental health establishment and reshuffles all the cards in psychiatry.” - Patrick Landman, Psychiatrist, Child Psychiatrist, Chairman, STOP DSM
The Future of Mental Health drills to the heart of the current mental health crisis, where hundreds of millions of individuals worldwide receive unwarranted “mental disorder diagnoses." It paints a picture of how mental health providers can improve their practices to better serve individuals in distress and outlines necessary steps for a mental health revolution. Eric Maisel’s goal is to inject more human interaction into the therapeutic process.
Maisel powerfully deconstructs the “mental disorder" paradigm that is the foundation of current mental health practices. The author presents a revolutionary alternative, a “human experience" paradigm. He sheds a bright light on the differences between so-called “psychiatric medication" and mere chemicals with powerful effects, and explains why the DSM-5 is silent on causes, silent on treatment, and wedded to illegitimate “symptom pictures." Maisel describes powerful helping alternatives like communities of care, and explains why one day “human experience specialists" may replace current mental health professionals.
An important book for both service providers and service users, The Future of Mental Health brilliantly unmasks current mental health practices and goes an important step further: it describes what we are obliged to do in order to secure better mental health services—and better mental health.
Kindle and Paper Editions to be published December 31st, 2015 by Transaction Publishers.
Eric Maisel, PhD, founded the profession of creativity coaching and writes in the areas of creativity, meaning, life purpose and mental health. He pens the Rethinking Mental Health blog for Psychology Today, a monthly print column for Professional Artist Magazine, and has been a guest on shows like The Forum, Thinking Allowed, New Dimensions, and hundreds more. Eric is the author of more than 40 books, including Coaching the Artist Within, Mastering Creative Anxiety, The Van Gogh Blues, Fearless Creating, and Rethinking Depression. He maintains a coaching practice in the San Francisco Bay Area via phone and Skype with clients around the world. Learn more at ericmaisel.com.
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