Why Do I Do That? Psychological Defense Mechanisms and the Hidden Ways They Shape Our Lives

This easy-to-understand self-help book adapts the techniques of psychodynamic psychotherapy to a guided course in self-exploration, highlighting the universal role of psychological defense mechanisms in warding off unbearable pain. More

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About Joseph Burgo

Joseph Burgo, PhD, has practiced psychotherapy for more than thirty years and held licenses as a marriage and family therapist and clinical psychologist. He earned his undergraduate degree in English Literature at UCLA and both his masters and doctorate in Psychology at California Graduate Institute in Los Angeles. Dr. Burgo has been quoted or featured as an expert on NPR and in publications such as USA TODAY, Glamour, The New York Times, and numerous other publications. As a writer on mental health topics, he is a regular contributor to The Atlantic and a frequent blogger for Psychology Today.

As a fiction writer, he is the author of two published novels, both works of genre fiction released long ago by Pocket Books and now out of print. More recently, he has released two psychological fairy tales that explore the themes of his non-fiction work, with more titles coming in 2016. He is also at work on a science fantasy epic series entitled BlightRise.

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