Anger and Forgiveness

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Raymond Lloyd Richmond, Ph.D. holds his doctorate in clinical psychology and is licensed as a psychologist (PSY 13274) in the state of California. He completed a Post-doctoral Fellowship in Health Psychology. Previous to his doctoral degree he earned an M.A. in religious studies, an M.S.E. in counseling, and an M.S. in clinical psychology. During the course of his clinical education he received training in Lacanian psychoanalysis, psychodynamic psychotherapy, hypnosis, and cognitive-behavioral therapy. His clinical experience encompasses crisis intervention; treatment for childhood emotional, physical, and sexual abuse; trauma and PTSD evaluation and treatment; and treatment of psychotic, mood, and anxiety disorders. Dr. Richmond has written and maintains a public-service website about the practice of clinical psychology; the website has no user fees or advertising.

Anger and Forgiveness

Authored by Raymond Lloyd Richmond Ph.D.

Revised 3rd Edition: This new Third Edition incorporates many additions and changes to the text made since the printing of the Second Edition in 2006.

Deeply profound and yet elegantly simple insight into ANGER AND FORGIVENESS.

This book provides much needed clarity about two topics often misunderstood in contemporary culture.

Most of us carry more anger in our hearts than we are capable of admitting even to ourselves. As a result, we often feel stuck in lives of unfulfilled potential, unending resentments, and physical illness. In this book, Dr. Richmond explains the deep psychological implications of anger and forgiveness and shows how to turn the emotional wounds of daily life into psychological growth. The book includes a list of emotions to increase your emotional awareness and also provides information about how anger and a lack of forgiveness can lead to clinical depression.


Part One: Anger
Apathy | Anger | The Starting Point: Three Steps | The Popular Response: Revenge and Violence | The Solution: The Fourth Step | Victim Anger | Hidden Anger at the Father | Summary | A Cultural Note | Just the Facts, Please | A Personal Explanation

Part Two: Forgiveness
Forgiveness and Healing | Reconciliation | Penance: Confession, Repentance, and Penalty | The Psychology of Forgiveness | The Problem of Failed Reconciliation | Premature Forgiveness | Repairing the Damage | Suggestions | A Personal Explanation

Appendix I
A List of Emotions

Appendix II: Depression and Suicide
Background | The Rest of the Story | Repressed Anger | Shame and Guilt | Child Abuse | A Subtle Deception | The Real Cure

Publication Date:
1463782659 / 9781463782658
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Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
5" x 8"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Psychology / Emotions

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