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is a New York City cable television program featuring some
of the most controversial, stimulating, and distinguished thinkers in the world.
guests include (click here for a full
Video: Harold Krieger
Hans J. Eysenck, Ph.D.
(most quoted psychologist)
Psychoanalysis, Genius & Himself (3 videos)
talks with Roberta Russell on
The Rise and Fall of
Hans J. Eysenck talks with Roberta Russell on
Rebel without a Cause, his
Jerome David Frank, Ph.D., M.D.
Persuasion & Healing
David McClelland, Ph.D. on
G. Terence Wilson, Ph.D. on
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Edgar S. Cahn, Ph.D., J.D. on
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and many more distinguished
Report on Effective Psychotherapy:
by Roberta Russell
psychotherapy authorities in research and practice have said about this
ground-breaking Report on the effectiveness of psychotherapy:
"The Report is concise, well-written and balanced. Roberta
Russell is an excellent expositor and teacher."
Jerome Frank, M.D., Johns Hopkins University
"Roberta Russell has performed an invaluable service
to psychotherapists-and to the general public--in updating her classical
survey of research in psychotherapy outcomes. Her new material is accurate,
fair, and comprehensive. It contains information, controversies and
surprises-as does psychotherapy itself."
Stanley Krippner, Ph.D., Saybrook Institute
"…A masterful overview about the efficacy of
Lester Luborsky, Ph.D., University
R.D. Laing & Me:
Lessons in Love
by Roberta Russell with R.D. Laing
"R.D. Laing & Me:
Lessons in Love
is a unique book about power and love--novel verité which unfolds in
the form of a "how-to" book. It offers and depicts a way in which one person
can be empowered by another's attention in an intimate realm. Borrowing from
the psychotherapeutic model, it guides the reader in constructing a mutually
beneficial paradigm with a carefully chosen other. It is an intimate reality
told and experienced at the same time. The course of discovery unfolds
between the authors, Roberta Russell and R.D. Laing, as it happens. The book
is "real." You will see how the authors made each other crazy in the process
of creating "RD Laing & Me: Lessons in Love," united only by the common goal
of doing a "how-to" book together that would be useful to themselves and to
you. Both the unfolding of the relationship depicted in this book, and the
content discussed are intended to help you to achieve your realistic goals.
Mutual Alliance Therapy
A new approach for improving your
well-being through an intentional therapeutic alliance with a friend.
* Commended by the British 1994
Social Innovations Award
To the Reader from the authors:
"The discerning reader, using the insights of psychoanalysis,
will discover the nuances of communication between the authors as they
wrestle the obstacles to achieve their goals. In turn, the readers are
encouraged to join in this experiment with their own partner, carefully
chosen on the basis of conceptual level and mutual intent, and to make of it
a vitalizing experience. If you can manage to survive each other’s
onslaughts, a well-matched partnership is a lot more fun and more motivating
than the lone pursuit of solitary goals into further solitude. We both wish
you the best of luck."
RD Laing & Roberta Russell
"...fascinating... an intelligent self-help book... reads like a novel."
Daphne Merkin, ed. The
National Book Critics Circle Judge
"A moving account of [Russell's] relationship with R.D. Laing, the doyen of
British antipsychiatry, during the 1980s. [It] creatively provoke(s) and
appeal(s). ...Recommendable and might even move some in theoretical conflict
with Laing to some useful self-reflection."
Geoff Fisk, M.D.,
British Journal of Psychiatry
"An admirable courageous work of love and self-determination, science and
romance, bonding in a high-wire act that is all the lovelier for working without
Andrew Vachss, Author
Mutual Alliance Therapy is a way of getting strength from
understanding and joining with another person in the pursuit of your
individual goals. It is based on conclusions drawn from psychotherapy
research, but the results will depend on the character and determination of
both you and your partner. Individual therapeutic alliances will benefit
from the knowledge garnered about their own specific challenges. Many
self-imposed limitations can be overcome with the shared interest and
support of a trusted ally. This is what the Alliance Therapy Workshop is all
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