Judith P. Siegel, PhD, LCSW, is associate professor at Silver School of Social Work at New York University. She has published extensively in the field of family therapy and has presented throughout the United States. She has also appeared on the Today Show and Good Morning America.
"Judith Siegel has given us a book with the force of revelation.
Using exciting new research findings on brain physiology, she
connects the emotional self to the body in which it lives in a
manner that is both readable and wonderfully engaging. Stop
Overreacting is a real tour de force; a book that is impossible to
--Maggie Scarf, author of Intimate Partners: Patterns in Love and Marriage and Secrets, Lies, Betrayals: The Body/Mind Connection
"Judith Siegel's Stop Overreacting captures the
essential emotional problems that cause people distress. Even
better, she clearly delineates very useful and accessible
strategies for resisting emotional overload and destructive
responses to emotional situations. Stop Overreacting is a
valuable guidebook for navigating the basic struggles of our
--Beth Jacobs, Ph.D., clinical psychologist, adjunct faculty member of Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine, and author of Writing for Emotional Balance
"Finally, a practical book that gets at what the real triggers
are for overreacting in everyday situations. A terrific integration
of varied ideas about how to understand present-day overreactions
in light of past experiences, especially past relationship
experiences. This book goes way beyond most guides to help readers
think rationally and mindfully."
--Alan S. Gurman, Ph.D., emeritus professor of psychiatry at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health