IRRELATIONSHIP: How we use Dysfunctional Relationships to Hide from Intimacy

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Pub Date: 10/20/2015

Pages: 288

Publisher: Central Recovery Press, LLC

Imprint: Central Recovery Press

ISBN 13: 9781942094005

ISBN 10: 1942094000

Price: / $20.99 CAN$16.95

Category: FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Marriage & Long Term Relationships

IRRELATIONSHIP: How we use Dysfunctional Relationships to Hide from Intimacy

By Mark B. Borg, Grant H. Brenner, Daniel Berry

Price: $16.95

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About the Book

An important and transformative guide that addresses the protective, yet dysfunctional dynamic where couples avoid genuine connection with an unsatisfying pattern of false intimacy. Drawing on their extensive clinical experience, the authors look at “song and dance” behavioral routines repeatedly performed by couples in irrelationships and delve into the most difficult emotions and actions to help readers achieve personal breakthroughs.

Written for anyone who wants to understand unhealthy patterns and how to change them, Irrelationships will help readers develop interpersonal skills, creating a new opportunity to heal and restore loving relationships.

Mark B. Borg, Jr., PhD, is a community psychologist and psychoanalyst, and a supervisor of psychotherapy at the William Alanson White Institute.

Grant H. Brenner, MD, is a board-certified psychiatrist in private practice, specializing in treating mood and anxiety disorders and the complex problems that may arise in adulthood from childhood trauma and loss.

Daniel Berry, RN, MHA, has practiced as a Registered Nurse in New York City since 1987 and has worked for almost two decades in community-based programs.

About the Book

Three experienced psychotherapists present a clear and engaging examination of recurring love relationship problems and how to resolve them.

Author

Dr. Mark Borg is a licensed clinical psychologist/psychoanalyst who has been in private practice in New York City since 1998—and who works really hard at not being a dick. Originally from Southern California, he moved to New York in 1997 to accept the position of Director of Psychology at the 5th Avenue Center for Psychotherapy, a West Village community center that has been at the forefront on the community mental health scene since the early 1960’s. Dr. Borg attended graduate school at the California School of Professional Psychology, where he earned both his master’s degree and his PhD in a dual-track program in clinical and community psychology. While there, Dr. Borg served on a four-year community empowerment project that was developed in South Central Los Angeles in the wake of the 1992 riots. Also at that time, he conducted individual and group psychotherapy at the AIDS Services Foundation in Orange County, California. When he arrived in New York City, Dr. Borg trained in psychoanalysis at the William Alanson White Institute for Psychiatry, Psychoanalysis, and Psychology. Dr. Borg is the co-author of Irrelationship: How we use Dysfunctional Relationships to Hide from Intimacy and Relationship Sanity.Grant H. Brenner, MD is a board-certified psychiatrist in private practice, specializing in treating mood and anxiety disorders and the complex problems that may arise in adulthood from childhood trauma and loss. He completed medical school at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and holds Certificates in Psychoanalysis and in Organizational Psychodynamics from the William Alanson White Institute. Dr. Brenner serves on the board of the nonprofit organization Disaster Psychiatry Outreach. He is a faculty member of the Mount Sinai Hospital and Director of the Trauma Service of the William Alanson White Institute. He is an editor of Creating Spiritual and Psychological Resilience: Integrating Care in Disaster Relief Work, and the author of several papers and book chapters related to disaster response.Daniel Berry, RN, MHA has practiced as a Registered Nurse in New York City since 1987. Working in in-patient, home care and community settings, his work has taken him into some of the city's most privileged households as well as some of its most drug- and crime-ravaged public housing projects in Manhattan and the South Bronx. He is a Medicare-Medicaid-certified surveyor-investigator, and worked in the long-term care regulatory sector for more than ten years. Currently, he is the Assistant Director of Nursing for Risk Management at a New York City facility that serves victims of street violence, traumatic injuries, and addiction. He is also an honorary nurse consultant to a United Nations-certified NGO based in Afghanistan that promotes community development of services addressing women’s and children’s health issues.