Austin, TX (PRWEB) December 18, 2011
Dr. Steven Brownlow, a Clinical Psychologist who has specialized in treating the emotional disorders and disruptive behavior of adolescent males since 1981, announced the publication of his new book Emotions in Psychology and Psychotherapy. The book will appear both in printed paperback form and in Kindle and Nook formats.
Dr. Brownlow explained that he wrote the book hoping to change the way emotions are viewed and counseling is performed. “Scientific studies over the past 20 years or so have given us a lot of insight into how emotions work that contradicts a lot of current ideas about counseling and popular conceptions about emotion.
“Some people never trust their emotions and some always do,” he said. “Some people believe that they need to ‘get it out’ whenever they have painful feelings, and others think treating emotional distress is as easy as changing your thinking. Many counselors want people to talk about their feelings, not quite understanding why they should or how that might help. Others just want their emotions to disappear.”
As the book demonstrates, the correct answers are slightly more complicated, although Dr. Brownlow believes the underlying principles are simple. He thinks that anyone should be able to improve their lives and the lives of others by applying what he’s written.
According to Dr. Brownlow, “Once people understand how moods, emotions and stress operate and how emotions are regulated most effectively, common emotional disorders like depression and anxiety make more sense. In many cases, these conditions can be treated fairly quickly and effectively without medication but it requires the correct understanding beforehand. I tried to supply the basis for that understanding with this book.”
Working professional who have read advance copies of the manuscript support these hopes. “Brownlow brilliantly connects the biological, cognitive, behavioral, theoretical and cultural elements of emotions into a comprehensive and holistic foundation,” wrote one. Others have remarked about their new understandings of the contributions of moods, emotional regulation, stress, language, and culture, among other topics covered.
The paperback book will be available at a list price of $29.95. Kindle and Nook versions will also be available.
Steven G. Brownlow, Ph.D. is a Licensed Psychologist and Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor who lives near Austin, Texas. He has been active in treating the emotional and behavioral disturbances of adolescents since 1981, but has also focused on treating difficult families and on assessing and treating neuropsychological challenges.