Category Archive: Book Reviews, Eighth Edition – Volume 8, No. 1, July, 2020

The Talking Cure: Normal People, Their Struggles and the Life-Changing Power of Therapy (2019) by Gillian Straker and Jacqui Winship. Sydney, Australia: Pan Macmillan Australia. ISBN-10: 1760781169; ISBN-13: 978-1760781163.

Return to Articles Reviewed by: Jennifer English, B. BSc., Dip. Ed., B. Ed. (Counselling), AHPRA registered counselling psychologist (Victoria).   The Talking Cure is written by two Sydney-based, highly-skilled, and experienced psychotherapists and supervisors, with Professor Straker also having academic experience. The book highlights an approach that the authors call “relational psychotherapy,” a term they …

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Marriage is for Grown Ups: How Your Relationship is Trying to Grow You Up and How to Step Beyond the Romantic Dream into a Grown-Up and Growing-Up Relationship (2018) by Noel Giblett. Noel Giblett Publishing. ISBN-13: 978-0648284307 (pbk).

Return to Articles Reviewed by: Margie Ulbrick, LLB, BA, GradDipSocSci, SEP   This book comes out of 40 years of personal experience of marriage, together with 30 years of working in the field of marriage counselling. The author, Noel Giblett, provides his own definition of marriage: two consciously imperfect people who commit to living together …

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