Hi, welcome to my page. I am a psychotherapist and author, a writer of fiction and non-fiction, short stories and essays. I comment on trends in my field, including legislation that impacts the role of the therapist in our society. There are nearly 300 entries on this blog, dating back to 2013.
Currently, I am promoting a non-fiction entitled, Getting Real About Sex Addiction: A Psychodynamic Approach to Treatment of Problem Sexual Behaviors, co-written with Joe Farley, MFT and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This is a provocative look at the sex addiction treatment field, alongside a long-marginalized way of thinking about age-old problems. This effort follows The Psychology of Tommy, an examination of the rock opera Tommy by The Who through the lens of psychoanalytic, object relations, and attachment theory. This book made Kirkus Reviews’ books of the month list in June of 2019 and is based upon an academic paper (*click on link) published in the Journal of Culture and Psychology in 2016.
My last novel, entitled Blended, is about a middle-aged woman who volunteers to help a refugee family assimilate into American society in the election year of 2016. This book is my sixth novel, following previous efforts, Venus Looks Down On A Prairie Vole , a drama relating to sex addiction and child abuse, The Situation, which is a follow up to my 2012 novel Crystal From The Hills. These latter two are surrealist fictions about an accident, a disappearance, a trauma, and a mystery. The Situation received a four star review from Clarion magazine.
I have also written about adolescent substance abuse treatment in a book entitled Working Through Rehab, (click on link for customer reviews) as well as related issues.
Further information can be found through my professional website: http://www.selfinaddiction.com
Hope you enjoy my blog!
Graeme Daniels, MFT