In this monthly feature, we collect a few excerpts from reviews of our books.  Here is a sampling of our July book reviews:

 Depression 101, by C. Emily Durbin, PhD

“This latest installment in the Psych 101 series is a reader-friendly discussion of one of the most common mental health disorders -- depression. With the advent of the DSM-5, this book is not only timely, but it also provides a life-span approach to understanding depression.” —Doody's Medical Reviews

 What Every Mental Health Professional Needs to Know About Sexby Stephanie Buehler, MPW, PsyD, CST

“[The book] is clearly relevant to all allied and mental health professionals who want to increase their comfort level and knowledge about sexuality... It is noteworthy that Buehler has included a chapter titled “Parents’ Questions About Sex.” This theme is rarely addressed in sexuality resource guides. Buehler’s experience as an elementary school teacher, a trainer of teachers about sexuality, as well as a parent, equipped her with the foundation to write this chapter... Significant features of each chapter include activities for the reader, clinical vignettes, references, and additional resources… Buehler’s [book] is a readable and comprehensive book that serves as a landmark resource on sexuality for all mental health professionals.” —Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy

Unified Psychotherapy

Unifying Psychotherapy, by Jeffrey Magnavita, PhD, ABPP, FAPA and Jack Anchin, PhD, FAPA

“There are in reality few theoretical purists working in the trenches. Most practitioners develop a therapeutic armory, a bag of tricks that are drawn from multiple perspectives. Magnavita and Anchin are not content with this sort of technical eclecticism. Their more ambitious project is a multiparadigmatic framework. They want to change the way we think about psychotherapy. They propose a framework for thinking holistically while enhancing our capacity to move fluidly from micro- to macrolevels of analysis… an excellent review of contemporary research… They want to prompt us to think and rethink how we integrate clinical information with the extant science at each of the four levels of functioning… Thoughtful clinicians at any stage of their careers will find that reading this book results in rethinking their clinical work with deeper engagement and surprising new insights. It is highly recommended.” —PsycCritiques

“I very much hope that Magnavita and Anchin’s book can influence the current psychotherapy research and treatment... gather together core ideas from a wide range of therapy researchers... Unifying Psychotherapy does succeed [in bringing] together a broad range of differing perspectives. What does bringing these perspectives together accomplish? In resolution of conflicts, a summary of the concerns of all of the involved parties can serve as a springboard to propel a launch forward into new solutions and new ideas for how to proceed. Magnavita and Anchin’s compendium will hopefully propel the field of psychotherapy forward, embracing a new degree of inclusion of couple and family treatment into psychotherapy research, engendering new understandings of what makes therapy effective, and encouraging new intervention ideas for accomplishing that goal.” —Journal of Psychotherapy Integration