Messages: the communication skills book

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New Harbinger Publications, Sep 1, 1995 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 310 pages
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Messages is the most complete and accessible guide for building communication skills available. And now it's even better. The current edition has chapters on influencing others, culture and gender, and interviewing. The chapter on listening now includes reciprocal listening for couples. Fair fighting has been rewritten to reflect recent research on anger management.

Messages is an indispensable guide for anyone who wants to communicate more effectively. We highly recommended it for therapists who wish to provide a structured training program for their clients in specific communication skills.

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Great compendium for basic to advanced communication skills. A must-have reference for the bookshelf. Read full review

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User Review  - Edie Babe - Goodreads

This book saved my ass on several occasions and will do many times more. It is practical, thought provoking and thorough in its teaching excellent communication skills and some of the things that go ... Read full review

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Contents

Introduction
1
Assessing Your Listening Blocks
12
Active Listening
19
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About the author (1995)

Matthew McKay, Ph.D., is a professor at the Wright Institute in Berkeley, CA. He has authored and coauthored numerous books, including The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook, Self-Esteem, Thoughts and Feelings, When Anger Hurts, and ACT on Life Not on Anger. His books combined have sold more than 2.5 million copies. McKay received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology. In private practice, he specializes in the cognitive behavioral treatment of anxiety and depression.

Davis is a psychologist in the Department of Psychiatry of Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Santa Clara, California, where she does individual, couple, and group psychotherapy.

Patrick Fanning is a professional writer in the mental health field. the founder of a men's support group in northern California. He has authored and coauthored of eight self-help books, including Self-Esteem, Thoughts and Feelings, Couple Skills, and When Anger Hurts Your Kids.

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