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The Stranger (Vintage International)

Vintage, 2012

Through the story of an ordinary man unwittingly drawn into a senseless murder on an Algerian beach, Camus explored what he termed "the nakedness of man faced with the absurd." First published in 1946; now in a new translation by Matthew Ward.
  
  











  



  
The Road
Cormac McCarthy

Vintage Books, 2006

NATIONAL BESTSELLER PULITZER PRIZE WINNER National Book Critic's Circle Award Finalist A New York Times Notable Book One of the Best Books of the Year The Boston Globe, The Christian Science Monitor, The Denver Post, The Kansas City Star, Los Angeles Times, New York, People, Rocky Mountain News, Time, The Village Voice, The Washington Post The searing, postapocalyptic novel destined to become Cormac McCarthy's masterpiece. A ...
  
  











  



  
Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies
Nick Bostrom

Oxford University Press, 2014

Superintelligence asks the questions: What happens when machines surpass humans in general intelligence? Will artificial agents save or destroy us? Nick Bostrom lays the foundation for understanding the future of humanity and intelligent life. The human brain has some capabilities that the brains of other animals lack. It is to these distinctive capabilities that our species owes its dominant position. If machine brains surpassed human brains ...
  
  











  



  
Theory and Practice of Counseling and Psychotherapy
Gerald Corey

Cengage Learning, 2012

Incorporating the thinking, feeling, and behaving dimensions of human experience, the ninth edition of Corey's best-selling text offers an easy-to-understand text that helps you compare and contrast the therapeutic models expressed in counseling theories. Corey introduces you to the major theories (psychoanalytic, Adlerian, existential, person-centered, Gestalt, reality, behavior, cognitive-behavior, family systems, feminist, and postmodern ...
  
  











  



  
Theory and Practice of Group Psychotherapy, Fifth Edition
Irvin D. Yalom, Molyn Leszcz

Basic Books, 2005

In this completely revised and updated fifth edition of group psychotherapy’s standard text, Dr. Yalom and his collaborator present the most recent developments in the field, drawing on nearly a decade of new research as well as their broad clinical wisdom and expertise. Among the significant new topics: Online therapy Specialized groups Ethnocultural diversity Trauma Managed care Plus hundreds of new references and clinical vignettes
  
  











  



  
Man's Search for Meaning: Gift Edition
Viktor E. Frankl

Beacon Press, 2006

With a new Foreword by Harold S. Kushner and a new Biographical Afterword by William J. Winslade Psychiatrist Viktor Frankl's memoir has riveted generations of readers with its descriptions of life in Nazi death camps and its lessons for spiritual survival. Between 1942 and 1945 Frankl labored in four different camps, including Auschwitz, while his parents, brother, and pregnant wife perished. Based on his own experience and the experiences of ...
  
  











  



  
A Concise Introduction to Logic (with Stand Alone Rules and Argument Forms Card)
Patrick J. Hurley

Cengage Learning, 2011

Unsurpassed for its clarity and comprehensiveness, Hurley's A CONCISE INTRODUCTION TO LOGIC is the #1 introductory logic textbook in the market. In this Eleventh Edition, Hurley continues to build upon the tradition of a lucid, focused, and accessible presentation of the basic subject matter of logic, both formal and informal. Hurley's extensive, carefully sequenced collection of exercises continue to guide students toward greater proficiency ...
  
  











  



  
Love's Executioner: & Other Tales of Psychotherapy
Irvin D. Yalom

Basic Books, 2012

The collection of ten absorbing tales by master psychotherapist Irvin D. Yalom uncovers the mysteries, frustrations, pathos, and humor at the heart of the therapeutic encounter. In recounting his patients’ dilemmas, Yalom not only gives us a rare and enthralling glimpse into their personal desires and motivations but also tells us his own story as he struggles to reconcile his all-too human responses with his sensibility as a psychiatrist. Not ...
  
  











  



  
The Plague
Albert Camus

Vintage, 1991

A haunting tale of human resilience in the face of unrelieved horror, Camus' novel about a bubonic plague ravaging the people of a North African coastal town is a classic of twentieth-century literature.
  
  











  



  
The Gift of Therapy: An Open Letter to a New Generation of Therapists and Their Patients
Irvin Yalom

Harper Perennial, 2009

The culmination of master psychiatrist Dr. Irvin D. Yalom's more than thirty-five years in clinical practice, The Gift of Therapy is a remarkable and essential guidebook that illustrates through real case studies how patients and therapists alike can get the most out of therapy. The bestselling author of Love's Executioner shares his uniquely fresh approach and the valuable insights he has gained—presented as eighty-five personal and ...
  
  











  



  
Notes from Underground (Vintage Classics)
Fyodor Dostoevsky

Vintage, 1994

Dostoevsky’s most revolutionary novel, Notes from Underground marks the dividing line between nineteenth- and twentieth-century fiction, and between the visions of self each century embodied. One of the most remarkable characters in literature, the unnamed narrator is a former official who has defiantly withdrawn into an underground existence. In full retreat from society, he scrawls a passionate, obsessive, self-contradictory narrative that ...
  
  











  



  
Insider's Guide to Graduate Programs in Clinical and Counseling Psychology, Revised 2014/2015 Edition
John C. Norcross, Michael A. Sayette

The Guilford Press, 2014

This perennial bestseller, now in its 2014/2015 edition, is the resource you can rely on to help you select--and get into--the graduate clinical or counseling psychology programs that meet your needs. The Insider's Guide is based on intensive research and includes information and advice not available from any other source. In-depth profiles on more than 300 accredited programs in the United States and Canada provide details on specializations or ...
  
  











  



  
Being and Time
Martin Heidegger

Harper Perennial Modern Classics, 2008

"What is the meaning of being?" This is the central question of Martin Heidegger's profoundly important work, in which the great philosopher seeks to explain the basic problems of existence. A central influence on later philosophy, literature, art, and criticism—as well as existentialism and much of postmodern thought— Being and Time forever changed the intellectual map of the modern world. As Richard Rorty wrote in the New York Times Book ...
  
  











  



  
A Concise Introduction to Logic
Patrick J. Hurley

Cengage Learning, 2014

Unsurpassed for its clarity and comprehensiveness, Hurley's A CONCISE INTRODUCTION TO LOGIC is the #1 introductory logic book on the market. In this Twelfth Edition, Hurley continues to build upon the tradition of a lucid, focused, and accessible presentation of the basic subject matter of logic, both formal and informal. The edition's new Previews connect a section's content to real-life scenarios, using everyday examples to "translate" new ...
  
  











  



  
Current Psychotherapies
Danny Wedding, Raymond J. Corsini

Cengage Learning, 2013

Used in top counseling, psychology, and social work programs and now in its tenth edition, CURRENT PSYCHOTHERAPIES helps readers learn, compare, and apply the major systems of psychotherapy in a way that will be meaningful in their own practices. Each contributor is either an originator or a leading proponent of one of the systems, and presents the basic principles of the system in a clear and straightforward manner, discussing it in the context ...
  
  











  



  
Systems of Psychotherapy: A Transtheoretical Analysis
James O. Prochaska, John C. Norcross

Cengage Learning, 2013

Comprehensive, systematic, and balanced, SYSTEMS OF PSYCHOTHERAPY uses a wealth of clinical case illustrations to help readers understand a wide variety of psychotherapies--including psychoanalytic, psychodynamic, existential, person-centered, experiential, interpersonal, exposure, behavioral, cognitive, systemic, multicultural, and integrative. The Eighth Edition thoroughly analyzes 17 leading systems of psychotherapy and briefly surveys ...
  
  











  



  
Basic Writings of Existentialism (Modern Library Classics)

Modern Library, 2004

Edited and with an Introduction by Gordon Marino Basic Writings of Existentialism, unique to the Modern Library, presents the writings of key nineteenth- and twentieth-century thinkers broadly united by their belief that because life has no inherent meaning humans can discover, we must determine meaning for ourselves. This anthology brings together into one volume the most influential and commonly taught works of existentialism. Contributors ...
  
  











  



  
Existentialism Is a Humanism
Jean Paul Sartre

Yale University Press, 2007

It was to correct common misconceptions about his thought that Jean-Paul Sartre, the most dominent European intellectual of the post-World War II decades, accepted an invitation to speak on October 29, 1945, at the Club Maintenant in Paris. The unstated objective of his lecture (“Existentialism Is a Humanism”) was to expound his philosophy as a form of “existentialism,” a term much bandied about at the time. Sartre asserted that ...
  
  











  



  
Theory and Practice of Counseling and Psychotherapy, 8th Edition
Gerald Corey

Brooks/Cole, 2008

Develop your own counseling style using Corey's bestselling THEORY AND PRACTICE OF COUNSELING AND PSYCHOTHERAPY. You will see the major theories of counseling (psychoanalytic, Adlerian, existential, person-centered, Gestalt, reality, behavior, cognitive-behavior, family systems, feminist and, and postmodern approaches) as they are used in practice through a case study focused on one client, "Stan." The case of "Stan" appears in each chapter so ...
  
  











  



  
Theory and Practice of Group Counseling
Gerald Corey

Cengage Learning, 2011

With the guidance of world-renowned counseling author, teacher, and practitioner Gerald Corey, best-selling Theory AND PRACTICE OF GROUP COUNSELING, 8e equips readers with the knowledge and skills for effective group counseling and leadership. You'll learn key theoretical approaches to group leadership and how to successfully apply each in practice. With Corey's clear, straightforward writing style, you will have no difficulty understanding each ...
  
  











  








   



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