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Eric Newhouse, author of Faces of Combat is available to speak to veterans organizations and at conferences. Visit EricNewhouse.com for more information. information on the book click here.

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Featured Books

Lies In Silence
Lies In Silence advocates for improved diagnosis and treatment for bipolar and co-occurring disorders by describing the devastating toll the disorders took on three generations of the authorís family. An insightful and compelling look that gives the reader an understanding of the depth of pain and suffering experienced by people who have these genetically transmitted diseases.

SJ Hart speaks about issues related to the growing epidemic of bipolar and related disorders. You can send us an e-mail to hear how you can have her speak to your organization.

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Faces of Combat, PTSD & TBI: One Journalist's Crusade to Improve Treatment for Our Veterans
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Eric Newhouse issues a call to help Americaís returning warriors in his latest book, Faces of Combat, PTSD and TBI: One Journalistís Crusade to Improve Treatment for Our Veterans. His concern is that one-third to one-half of the 1.6 million men and women serving in Iraq and Afghanistan can be expected to return home with one or all three emotional disorders Ė post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), traumatic brain injury (TBI), or major depression. But the Veterans Administration is already overloaded in treating soldiers from previous conflicts, primarily Vietnam vets who never received the help they needed and deserved.

Eric Newhouse has been a reporter, correspondent and bureau chief for The Associated Press. He is currently the projects editor for the Great Falls, Montana, Tribune. He won a Pulitzer Prize in 2000 for a 12-part series of stories on alcoholism.

For more information about the ongoing crusade to get appropriate treatment for combat veterans see the website FacesOfCombat.US.

More information about Eric Newhouse is available on EricNewhouse.com.

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Video Games & Your Kids: How Parents Stay in Control
Video Games & Your Kids: How Parents Stay in Control is for parents who are worried that their children may be spending too much time playing video games. Based on research and the authorís clinical experience, the book explains what gaming addiction is, how much gaming is too much, and the effects gaming has on the body and brain. The authors give gaming advice on each stage of life; birth-2 years, ages 2-6, elementary school years, adolescence, and adult children still living at home. Where there is a problem, the authors provide parents with tools that will help them successfully set limits for their children.

Hilarie Cash, PhD has been a psychotherapist since 1981. When she moved to Seattle with her family in 1993, she developed and interest in the emerging problem of internet addiction, co-founding Internet/Computer Addiction Services in 1998. Her son's love of video games, and the clients she saw, convinced her of the profoundly addictive nature of this form of entertainment. She provides individual, family, and group therapy to game addicts, as well as writing and lecturing on the subject.

Kim McDaniel is a devoted parent and wife and has been a professional counselor for the past nineteen years. She is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with a BA degree in psychology from California State University, Northridge and a MA degree from Pepperdine University. She has provided clinical services to children and adolescents at several residential and hospital facilities. Presently, Mrs. McDaniel's practice is focused on providing psychological services to families, adolescents, and children.

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Sex and Love Addiction: My Journey from Shame to Grace
A powerful look how sex and love addiction destroyed Jay Parker's life and his successful struggle to "get it all back." A meaningful book for anyone dealing with sex and love addiction issues, either their own or a loved one's.

Parker proposes some real-life actions that sex and love addicts can take to get their lives back under control and offers suggestions about how our society can be more successful in dealing with sex offenders.

Jay Parker is a licensed addictions counselor and one of the first specializing in Internet addiction and related sex and love addiction issues. He has appeared on national television ranging from The Leeza Gibbons Show to PBS. Discussions of his work on Internet addictions have appeared in US News and World Report and other national and regional publications.

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Female Sex Offenders: What Therapists, Law Enforcement and Child Protective Services Need to Know
Julia Hislop

Female sex offenders have victimized an estimated three million people in the United States. Dr Julia Hislop provides therapists educators, and law enforcement personnel with the information that is currently known about these offenders including the life events that lead to offending, the types of offenses committed, and strategies for treatment of offenders.

If you think you don't need this book, please think again. The offenders and victims may be found in any group that you work with. After reading this book, we have had both therapists and educators say that they will never look at issues of abuse the same way again.

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Situational Mediation: Sensible Conflict Resolution
Oliver Ross

The Book
Situational Mediation teaches the best ways to resolve personal and business conflicts. It describes how to use the best features of evaluative, collaborative, transformative, and humanistic medi≠ation to work through issues quickly, inexpensively, and with the least possible stress.

Using extensive examples and detailed commentary, Oliver Ross shows how to reach agreements in a wide variety of mediations. He offers a sensible, real-life approach for resolving disputes and teaches effective methods of conflict resolution that lead participants to solutions while fostering opportunities for growth and transformation.

The Audience
Lawyers, psychologists, clergy, counselors (marriage, family, labor relations), human resource personnel, and other professionals who want to add mediation to the services they offer.

Professionals currently providing mediation services who want to improve their mediation skills.

Other people who are wondering if mediation might be appropriate for resolving marriage/divorce issues, resolving family problems, or solving labor, contract and other disputes. 

The Author
Oliver Ross earned a Doctor of Law degree from the University of San Diego in 1968, a Master's degree in clinical psychology from Antioch University in 1992, and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in human behavior psychology from Ryokan College in 1994. He has received training in advanced mediation skills at The Mediation Center in Eugene, Oregon, and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in Phoenix, Arizona.

Since 1994, Dr. Ross has successfully mediated over 500 conflicts involving divorcing couples, family members, executives, professionals, business owners, and parties to commercial and real estate contracts.

Oliver Ross is an “Advanced Practitioner” Member of the Association for Conflict Resolution, and an approved Mediator for the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Arizona Association of Realtors.

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