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Defining Moments


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Table of Contents

Preface; Introduction; The Dangers of Nuclear War; America's Holy Crusade & the Battle for Oil; Preparing for World War Three; Targeting Iran with Nuclear Weapons; Reversing the Tide of War.

About the Author

Dr. Dorothea McArthur, PhD, ABPP is a diplomate clinical psychologist who has been seeing clients within a clinic setting for seven years as the head of Adult Services and Training Programs, Verdugo Mental Health Center, Glendale, California. She has also served two terms on the board of the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP). She has maintained a private psychotherapy practice for the last thirty-three years. She is a wife, mother, grandmother, artist (drawing, sculpture, choral singing), and author of four other books. She has co-authored the published Roberts Apperception Test for Children (RATC); and authored the published Birth of a Self in Adulthood, about the borderline patient. Tomorrow's Child, about children rights, and Love Beyond Love, about adoption, are nearing completion for publication.


"Dr. McArthur's book provides wise and compassionate counsel for those in need of guidance, and serves as a perfect antidote for Americans who are undergoing hard times during this stressful period. It is a rich and compelling source of case studies, wisdom and advice spanning her long and illustrious career... and is a stunning example of why Dr. McArthur is such a highly sought-after psychologist."
-- Linda Jones Simmons, San Gabriel Valley Consortium for Induction into the Teaching Profession
When tragedy strikes how will you cope with it? Will you admit you need help to deal with the crisis or will you attempt to deal with it on your own? Not everyone can afford a therapist even when they need one. Perhaps you were brought up in a family that believes that admitting you need help is a weakness. It takes strength to admit you need help and seek it. "Defining Moments; Breaking Through Tough Times" was written by Clinical Psychologist, Dr. Dorothea S. McArthur, to assist those who need help but cannot or will not seek it. There are 66 short chapters, divided into 8 sections, each on dealing with a different issue. I was quickly drawn into this book. I am amazed at the tidbits of wisdom that comes out of each chapter. Here are just a few of the lessons that McArthur shares with readers: "Take the blow, to accept help from others, to stay with the knockdown until it is understood, then to shake it off completely, letting it go, with forgiveness, and then, to go on, knowing more;" "The only real thing life does is dish out opportunities: " and "The best you can do is to find out who you are, do it and be honest about it." The third section of the book is based on cats and dogs. After moving her practice to her home where she had several animals, Dr. McArthur noticed her clients interacting with her pets. Often it was as if the animal knew what the client needed.
People are constantly facing economic crisis, war, death, problems with their children or parents and any number of other situations that arise. They don't always know how to deal with the problems they face. Dorothea McArthur offers hope and encouragement. In "Defining Moments" she addresses the problems I have mentioned. Dr. McArthur doesn't stop there; she also addresses the problems facing our leaders. This book is written in Layman terms, easy to read and easy to understand. While this book was written to assist the layperson, the professional will also find it an invaluable resource. "De

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