Reviews several books. 'Life After Trauma: A Workbook for Healing,' by Dena Rosenbloom and Mary Beth Williams; 'The Encyclopedia of Creativity,' by Mark A. Runco and Steven R. Pritzker; 'An Illustrated History of American Psychology,' by John Popplestone and Marion White McPherson.

By PT Staff, published on November 1, 1999 - last reviewed on June 9, 2016

Positive Turbulence: Developing Climates for Creativity,
Innovation, andRenewal, Stanley Gryskiewicz, Ph.D. (Jossey-Bass
Publishers, 1999). After 30 years of experience, Gryskiewicz
("gris-KEHvich") offers "turbulence," a mix of chaos and challenge, as a
new key strategy for making businesses creative. Complete with specific,
practical methods.

Life After Trauma: A Workbook for Healing, Dena Rosenbloom, Ph.D.,
and Mary Beth Williams, Ph.D., with Barbara E. Watkins (Guilford Press,
1999). This book may help you rebuild beliefs, trust and intimacy, and
feel safe again following the death of a loved one or other significant
loss. You need a therapist for real distress, though, not a book.

Over My Head: A Doctor's Own Story of Head Injury from the Inside
Looking Out, Claudia L. Osborn, D.O. (Andrews McMeel Publishing, 1998).
When she was 33, Osborn collided with a car while riding a bicycle,
causing a severe head injury that robbed her of her medical career and
much of her functioning. In this book, she recounts, poignantly and
wittily, her painful rehabilitation and the rebuilding of her

Your Drug May Be Your Problem: How and Why to Stop Taking
Psychiatric Medications, Peter R. Breggin, M.D., and David Cohen, Ph.D.
(Perseus Books, 1999). Prescription drugs, say this distinguished team,
often cause more problems than they solve. Helpful reading for anyone
with concerns about medication.

The Encyclopedia of Creativity, Mark A. Runco, Ph.D., and Steven R.
Pritzker, Ph.D., eds. (Academic Press, 1999). The nation's obsession with
creativity has led to the birth to this first-ever encyclopedia of
creativity. It is two volumes, 1,300 pages, and at $350 retail, very
expensive. Ideal for business leaders, teachers, scientists, artists and
anyone in need of a new idea.

The Interpretation of Dreams, Sigmund Freud, translated by Joyce
Crick, edited by Ritchie Robertson (Oxford University Press, 1999). A
new, shorter, easier-to-read translation of Freud's classic. Freud has
been a dominant force in Western thinking in this century, and here's the
book that started it all.

An Illustrated History of American Psychology, John Popplestone and
Marion White McPherson (University of Akron Press, 1999). An eerie,
thumbnail look at psychology's history over the past 100 years through
350 black-and-white photos, captions and text.

When Perfect Isn't Good Enough: Strategies for Coping with
Perfectionism, Martin M. Antony, Ph.D., and Richard P Swinson, M.D. (New
Harbinger Publications, 1999). If you think you have to do everything
right and can't quite make the grade, this book might help. Its practical
techniques have drawn high praise from prominent psychotherapists.

Ethics for the New Millennium, His Holiness the Dalai Lama
(Riverhead Books, 1999). The longexiled, Nobel prize-winning spiritual
leader of Tibet offers Buddhism for beginners: If you're compassionate
toward others, you'll feel better about yourself, and the world will be a
better place. A simplistic message, perhaps, but the book oozes warmth
and spirituality.

Cultural Divides: Understanding and Overcoming Group Conflict,
Deborah Prentice, Ph.D., and Dale Miller, Ph.D., eds. (Russell Sage
Foundation, 1999). Nearly 40 scholars look at why integration in
neighborhoods, business and education hasn't eliminated cultural
prejudice and conflict. The book is more scholarly than practical, but
it's a start.