My Life As a Border Collie

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Pub Date: 09/11/2012

Pages: 304

Publisher: Central Recovery Press, LLC

Imprint: Central Recovery Press

ISBN 13: 9781936290925

ISBN 10: 1936290928

Price: / $18.50 CAN$16.95

Category: PSYCHOLOGY / Interpersonal Relations

My Life As a Border Collie

By Nancy L. Johnston

Price: $16.95

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Paperback

About the Book

In this fun, inviting look at a serious topic—codependence—Nancy L. Johnston shares the life lessons she learned from her observations of the relationship behaviors exhibited by her pet collie, Daisy: "The book began by my noticing behaviors in Daisy that resemble the codependent behaviors in me, which I have been working to moderate through my recovery. Daily I am struck by our tendencies to attend to others, to herd, to overreact."

Johnston's delightful book examines twelve specific behaviors that, in their extreme form, can be codependent. It also offers new information on codependence and help for it, including the latest research-supported findings, so that readers can understand "What am I doing that is not producing the relationship results I really want?"

Nancy L. Johnston, MS, LPC, LSATP, is a licensed psychotherapist and licensed substance abuse treatment practitioner in private practice in Lexington, Virginia. She has thirty-three years of clinical experience addressing a wide range of emotional and behavioral issues. Johnston specializes in treating adolescents and adults, and has always had a special interest in addiction and its effects on both individuals and family systems. Her first book, Disentangle: When You've Lost Your Self in Someone Else, was published by Central Recovery Press in 2011.

About the Book

A whimsical yet meaningful look at codependency by relating it to traits observed in the author’s beloved border collie, Daisy.

Author

Nancy L. Johnston, MS, LPC, LSATP, MAC, NCC, works in private practice in Lexington, VA. With forty-two years of clinical experience, Johnston is an American Mental Health Counselors Association Diplomate and Clinical Mental Health Specialist in Substance Abuse and Co-Occurring Disorders.

Over the past fifteen years Johnston has presented at numerous conferences including the Cape Cod Symposium on Addictive Disorders, the Carolinas Conference for Addiction and Recovery, Addiction: Focus on Women, the Virginia Summer Institute for Addiction Studies, the American Mental Health Counselors Association Annual Conference, and the Virginia Counselors 13 Association Annual Conference. She presented a webinar for the National Association of Alcohol and Drug Counselors (NAADAC) in May of 2016. She offers skills building trainings for recovery from codependent behaviors to the general public at her center in Lexington, VA.