Psychology

These are some books on psychological approaches relevant to changing the way we organise ourselves, particularly in relation to hoarding. Although mostly written with professionals in mind, they give an insight to various approaches that a general reader can appreciate.

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changing-for-goodChanging for Good
A Revolutionary Six-Stage Program for Overcoming Bad Habits and Moving Your Life Positively Forward
James O Prochaska, John C Norcross, Carlo C DiClemente

Publisher's Description
How many times have you thought about starting a diet or quitting smoking without doing anything about it? Or lapsed back into bad habits after hitting a rough spot on the road to recovery? To uncover the secret to successful personal change, three acclaimed psychologists studied more than 1,000 people who were able to positively and permanently alter their lives without psychotherapy. They discovered that change does not depend on luck or willpower. It is a process that can be successfully managed by anyone who understands how it works. Once you determine which stage of change you're in, you can: create a climate where positive change can occur, maintain motivation, turn setbacks into progress, make your new beneficial habits a permanent part of your life. This groundbreaking book offers simple self-assessments, informative case histories, and concrete examples to help clarify each stage and process. Whether your goal is to start saving money, to stop drinking, or to end other self-defeating or addictive behaviors, this revolutionary program will help you implement positive personal change . . . for life.

This book is included for its explanation of the stages  that people progress through when engaging in a personal change process: Precontemplation, Contemplation, Preparation, Action, Maintenance and Termination. Although developed with addictions in mind, it can also be applied to changes in organising related behaviours such as excessive acquiring or problematic hoarding. - Live Light

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cognitive-behavior-therapyCognitive Behaviour Therapy
Basics and Beyond
By Judith S Beck

Publisher's Description
The leading text for students and practicing therapists who want to learn the fundamentals of cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), this book is eminently practical and authoritative. In a highly accessible, step-by-step style, master clinician Judith S. Beck demonstrates how to engage patients, develop a sound case conceptualization, plan treatment, and structure sessions effectively. Core cognitive, behavioral, and experiential techniques are explicated and strategies are presented for troubleshooting difficulties and preventing relapse.

Many psychological approaches to hoarding, including Buried in Treasures, are based on Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. This book provides a general background to this area of psychological treatment. -Live Light

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Im Not Sick I Don't Need HelpI'm Not Sick I Don't Need Help
How to Help Someone with Mental Illness Accept Treatment
Xavier Amador

Publisher's Description
Dr. Amador's research on poor insight was inspired by his attempts to help his brother Henry, who developed schizophrenia, accept treatment. Like tens of millions of others diagnosed with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, Henry did not believe he was ill. In this latest edition, 6 new chapters have been added, new research on anosognosia (lack of insight) is presented and new advice, relying on lessons learned from thousands of LEAP seminar participants, is given to help readers quickly and effectively use Dr. Amador s method for helping someone accept treatment. I AM NOT SICK, I Don't Need Help! is not just a reference for mental health practitioners or law enforcement professionals. It is a must-read guide for family members whose loved ones are battling mental illness. Read and learn as have hundreds of thousands of others...to LEAP-Listen, Empathize, Agree, and Partner-and help your patients and loved ones accept the treatment they need.

The LEAP method outlined in this book is recommended in Digging Out as a way to talk to people about the impacts of hoarding when they don't see it as a problem. - Live Light

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motivational-interviewingMotivational Interviewing
Helping People Change
By William R Miller and Stephen Rollnick

Publisher's Description
This bestselling work for professionals and students is the authoritative presentation of motivational interviewing (MI), the powerful approach to facilitating change. The book elucidates the four processes of Min - engaging, focusing, evoking, and planning - and vividly demonstrates what they look like in action. A wealth of vignettes and interview examples illustrate the "dos and don'ts" of successful implementation in diverse contexts. Highly accessible, the book is infused with respect and compassion for clients. The companion Web page provides additional helpful resources, including reflection questions, an extended bibliography, and annotated case material.

Motivational Interviewing is an approach that can be used to help people struggling with hoarding. - Live Light

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