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AMHF 2013: Building a More Compassionate Society
Pre-order now Live Your Dreams, Change the World: The Psychology of Personal Fulfillment for Women, by Drs. Joanne H. Gavin, James Campbell Quick, and David J. Gavin, by CLICKING HERE. Download the Kindle edition here. Official publication is May 28, 2013. On May 30, 2013, from 1:00 to 2:00, authors Joanne and David Gavin will sign copies of their book for the trade at BookExpo America, Javits Center, New York, the SteinerBooks exhibit. Booth 2244.
Thanks to the generosity of Rosaria N. Tomasetta, AMHF is funding, in 2012-14, a significant study of Early Identification and Palliative Care for Psychotic Disorders in Children and Youth. Under the supervision of Dr. Suzanne Button of Astor Services for Children & Families, this research-study has as its goal the development of palliative strategies for at-risk youth. Here is the first report on the progress of this research. Watch this Web site for updates through 2013 and beyond.
In spring 2013, AMHF has this entry on Wikipedia.
In May (this month!) 2013, the newly designed AMHF Web site will go live.
Download the Kindle edition now of Violence in America, by
DR. RAYMOND B. FLANNERY JR., Harvard Medical School, on acts of hate. Dr. Flannery is a foremost expert in violent behavior and PTSD, contributing to this Web Site as a series of BLOGS. AMHF Books now publishes 7 cutting-edge books by Dr. Flannery, all available between covers or as e-books. CLICK HERE to learn more. CLICK HERE to read the August 2012 notice of Violence in America. For additional information and reviews, CLICK PROGRAMS as well as PUBLICATIONS. For all 9 essays on violence and PTSD that Dr. Flannery has exclusively written for AMHF NEWS and blog, as of April 2013, CLICK HERE.
Congratulations to AHMF author Dr. Henry Kellerman, who was with Diane Rehm (and can be heard here) on WAMU. Order his book Order his book Personality: How It Forms here. Download the Kindle edition now. (See also, below, the first review.)
THANK YOUTo all our DONORS, sponsors, and readers of AMHF Books for keeping our mission flourishing and making our work possible. We encourage you to visit our BLOG, which is an important resource for everyone.
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REACHING THE WIDER COMMUNITY WITH THE AMHF PHILANTHROPIC MISSION
MARCH 31, 2012, AMHF, along with Marist College, sponsored a seminar in the Stefan de Schill Memorial Series—The Healthy Organization—at the FDR Presidential Library, Hyde Park, New York. The video of this seminar is found here and immediately to the left.
The American Mental Health Foundation attended NECTOP in Worcester, Massachusetts, October 12-13, 2012.Sincere thanks are extended to the organizers and hosts of this annual conference, which ran concurrently with the New England Psychological Association to provide a stimulating weekend of immersion in the psychological sciences, present and future.
FOUR BOOKS BY ERICH FROMM
AS PART OF ITS EDUCATIONAL MISSION, THE PUBLISHING DIVISION OF AMHF HAS BROUGHT BACK INTO PRINT (2010) TWO LANDMARK BOOKS BY ERICH FROMM, AND ISSUES TWO ALL-NEW COLLECTIONS FROM THE INTERNATIONAL ERICH FROMM SOCIETY CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE. AMHF Books WAS FEATURED AT FOUR DIFFERENT SESSIONS (2009-12) OF BookExpo AMERICA, INCLUDING The Violent Person, by Dr. Raymond B. Flannery Jr. AMHF Books WILL, FOR THE THIRD YEAR, EXHIBIT, RAIN OR SHINE, AT THE SEPTEMBER 22, 2013, BROOKLYN BOOK FESTIVAL.
ABOUT DR. HENRY KELLERMAN'S PERSONALITY: HOW IT FORMS, the Midwest Book Review writes: "The usual explanations for how a person's personality develops is some combination of 'nurture and nature,' that is, the influence and experiences with other people combined with genetic factors, beginning with gender. Kellerman focuses upon the psychology involved with personality development and personhood formation. Twelve distinctive styles or categories of human personality are identified and illustrated through case examples. Of special note is Kellerman's commentary on how the role of emotions, such as anger, is an organizing principle for personality development and maintenance. Enhanced with an extensive glossary, Personality: How It Forms is especially recommended for non-specialist general readers with an interest in personality development."
Read DR. MELISSA WANAMAKER: her 7,500-word interview with ALEXANDRA STYRON.
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The Founding Mission Statement of 1924 has sustained AMHF for 88 years
The object of this Association is to promote, advance, promulgate, perform or carry out, enter into, cultivate, establish and organize scientific research and studies in the field of mental health, psychology, psychoanalysis and related domains; and to organize work groups and seminars for staff members to engage in other educational work.