REJOINING JOY: Volume 1 Essays

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About the author:
Gerald Young, Ph.D., C. Psych., is a university professor, researcher, and clinician. He teaches in the Psychology Department of Glendon College, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He also gives continuing education workshops to other psychologists. His practice focuses on rehabilitation and on family/ couple counseling. He has published five research books, as sole author or as first co-author. In particular, they have been in the areas of psychological injury and law and of human development. He edits a journal called Psychological Injury and Law, and is the president of the nonprofit society that houses it ( He has appeared in court about his cases. He writes a blog for Psychology Today called Rejoining Joy, and has written a self-help book series called Rejoining Joy. There are eight books in the series, and they cover destressing, emotions, and daily living, in particular.

On the personal side, Dr. Young enjoys his family, including his grandchildren. Also, he enjoys activities such as photography, drawing, reading, poetry, working out, and basketball. Simply put, he likes to express himself and to help others become themselves.

REJOINING JOY: Volume 1 Essays

Authored by Dr. Gerald Young

The first volume in the book series presents in a straight forward manner essays introducing psychology and how to live life more happily and effectively. The essays are meant to cover the basic topics presented in the remaining books, and they include pertinent definitions and explanations of concepts, although the reader does not have to read these essays before reading the other books. The topics in the first set of essays range from what are the fundamentals in psychology, to how to deal with stress, to how cognitive behavioral therapy works. The second set of essays is more literary in the first part and more scholarly in the second. The essays range from short ones that are more inspirational and motivational, to ones on change and on stages in development and their implications. Key themes relate to growth and responsibility.

Publication Date:
1897478011 / 9781897478011
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Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
8.5" x 11"
Black and White with Bleed
Related Categories:
Psychology / General

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