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Hello, my name is Dr. Griggs. I've been an outpatient psychologist for over three decades. People come to my office to work on problems. I work with individuals of all ages, couples of all persuasions and a wide variety of concerns. There are many areas that keep coming up, no matter what the person's age, occupation, race, economic status or religious affilation. One or more of these areas is connected to just about everything and everyone in one way or another. Here are the categories of problems I see over and over:
Addictions (Alcohol, Drugs, Sex, Food, Internet, Video Games, Gambling)
Anxiety Disorders (Phobias, Panic, OCD, PTSD)
Children's Behaviors (Teenagers, ODD, discipline, acting out)
Mood Disorders (Depression, Bipolar)
Relationships (Couples, Parent/Child, Divorce)
Procrastination, Guilt, Forgiveness
A number of clients suggested I write ebooks to explore and explain problems in these areas. But, people wanted quick answers. I heard complaints that reading "store-bought" self-help books took too much time to read. They were too long. People wanted quick, concise, to-the-point, no-fat publications that went to the heart of each subject. Clients wanted "How To" manuals they could read independently of therapy, but at the same time they wanted something that made therapy go faster, too. I listened.
This was quite a challenge. On the one hand, the directive was to write about subjects that are fairly complex, yet at the same time make each ebook short enough to not bog down the reader. It had to be pithy (full of substance). It had to have depth, live up to professional standards, function as a stand alone manuscript; meaning, one could read it without going to therapy and still benefit. Each had to be comprehensive yet be written in ordinary language. The material had to be compatible with not just what I do in therapy, but with standard therapeutic techniques that most therapists know and use.
So, this was my mandate and exactly what I set out to do. So far, I've written fourteen ebooks (counting one FREE one, two at greatly reduced prices, and most translated into Spanish. The most recent ones, The Psychology of Addictions, The Psychology of Forgiveness and How to Assess and Treat ADHD (Children and Adults) are now available. The ebooks are between 25 and 50 pages in length. The one on ADHD is twice that, because, well, there was more to include. The newest one on addictions is a little longer, too. The reduced-priced ones are a little shorter, but each goes to the heart of a single subject, boiling it down to the essentials as I see them. (I want them to be quick and easy.) I've culled my information from reading most of the works in each of the areas, but more importantly from my over thirty-two years of being a psychologist. I've figured out what the essence of each issue is and how to approach it most effectively and efficiently. The idea is to put a lot of powerful information into the reader's hands--right away. I'm trying to maximize the reader's ability to diagnose and/or make changes without going to a therapist first. Everything in my ebooks works, and works very well--surprisingly well.
If therapy is indicated, my ebooks tell you why and exactly when to seek professional help. By the time the reader finishes each book, they will have more than enough knowledge to find a competent therapist and probably will know more about the subject than the therapist. But the point is to arm people with more than enough information and techniques that going to a therapist may not be necessary.
So, I've completed a bunch of ebooks. Here are their titles:
How to Diagnose and Treat Mood Disorders
The Psychology of Addictions (And Pathways to Treatment)
How To Assess and Treat ADHD (Children and Adults)
The Psychology of Forgiveness
The Psychology of Guilt
The Psychology of Procrastination
How To Change Teenager's Behavior
Anger Management, Types I and II
Kids And Divorce
Why Relationships Fail
Por que las Relaciones Fallan
The Four Powers of Self-Esteem
How To Change Children's Behaviors (Quickly)
The Five Steps of Assertiveness
Los Cinco Pasos de la Asertividad (+)
How To Diagnose and Treat Your Anxiety
Los Ninos y el Divorcio
Here's a FREE one (just for fun...):
WEIGHT LOSS (The Real Deal...)
And, here's two that are dirt cheap, one to acquaint you with my writing style, and one to cover a subject by another colleague:
Child Visitation and the Formation of Self-Esteem
Click on any of the titles to be taken to a separate page on this website. There you will find an in-depth description of the content of each ebook, and information about how to download it.
In the future, I plan to write a plethora of succinct ebooks on a variety of subjects. Click on "Future Subjects" (on the Navigation bar to the left) to be taken to that page.
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