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Musical Cognition

Henkjan Honing


300 McGaw Drive, Edison, NJ 08837

141284228X, $34.95,

What distinguishes music from a meaningless jumble of sound? "Musical Cognition: A Science of Listening" discussing the psychology of music and how our cognitive nature plays into what music means to us as a people and why we are drawn to certain types of music. Stating that music may be a subconscious game that we play with listening and how the many elements can play into this theory. An intriguing study of consciousness and the things that we listen to every day of our lives, "Musical Cognition" is a fascinating read, an excellent addition to music or psychology community and college library collections.

Ordeal Therapy

Jay Haley

Crown House Publishing

6 Trowbridge Drive, Ste. 5, Bethel, CT 06801

9781935810056, $34.95,

The challenge of life does well in empowering people to find their way through their lives. "Ordeal Therapy: Unusual Ways to Change Behavior" is a reprinting of the psychotherapy classic from Jay Haley, a late professor of psychology. His wisdom as presented in this book offers a different way of empowering people to face their challenges in life. "Ordeal Therapy" is filled with simple yet wise wisdom for any psychotherapist or non-specialist general reader to strongly consider, highly recommended.

Billing And Collecting For Your Mental Health Practice

Jeffrey E. Barnett & Steven Walfish

American Psychological Association

750 First Street, NE

Washington, DC 20002-4242

9781433810176, $39.95,

Ordinarily, a review of "Billing And Collecting For Your Mental Health Practice" by would be found in our book review column "The Business Shelf". But it is here in "The Psychology Shelf" because academic training and certification programs in psychology and psychiatry focus on psychology and psychiatry--not business. So graduates entering this professional field are often woefully ill informed about the nuts and bolts of how the business aspects of their practice must operate if they are to be financially successful in their chosen careers. That's why "Billing And Collecting For Your Mental Health Practice", the collaborative and impressive work of licensed clinical psychologists Jeffrey E. Barnett and Steven Walfish is so important. This 144-page compendium of practical advice on the ethics, legal ramifications, and strategies for billing and collecting for professional services. Drawing upon their many years of 'real world' experience, the authors of provide a thorough and throughly user friendly instruction manual (including sample forms, an extensive bibliography, and a comprehensive index) that should be considered mandatory reading for anyone seeking to make a professional and financially successful career in the practice of psychology and psychiatry.

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Title Annotation:Musical Cognition: A Science of Listening; Ordeal Therapy: Unusual Ways to Change Behavior; Billing And Collecting For Your Mental Health Practice
Publication:Internet Bookwatch
Article Type:Book review
Date:Sep 1, 2011
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