Robert Alberti (Author)
Robert E. Alberti, PhD, is a psychologist, marriage & family therapist, Fellow (Psychotherapy) of the American Psychological Association, clinical member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, publisher, and author/co-author of several books. His work has received international recognition as the "gold standard" for psychological self-help.
Michael L. Emmons (Author)
Michael Emmons, PhD, is a psychologist in private practice, who has been a consultant to educational, government and business organizations, a trainer of marriage and family counseling interns at California Polytechnic State University, and author/co-author of seven books.
Emmons and assertiveness training became synonymous when he co-authored Your Perfect Right with Robert Alberti. Since 1970, he has devoted much of his life's work to furthering and understanding assertiveness. Although his focus on assertive living has taken center stage, he has been an innovator in terms of dealing with the whole person, mentally, physically and spiritually.
A lifelong meditator, Emmons has practiced daily, often in the garden by a koi pond. This practice helped him form his approach to psychology and led him to develop the system he calls meditative therapy. The Inner Source: A Guide to Meditative Therapy first detailed this holistic, eyes-closed method that facilitates an inner source to generate therapeutic and creative experiences. Meditative Therapy expands on this method as a therapeutic modality with wide ranging mental, physical, emotional and spiritual effects.
"The assertiveness bible: helps the non-assertive speak up and the
aggressive, tone down."
"Without a peer in the field ... truly a classic."
--Aaron Beck, MD, psychiatrist and author of Love is Never Enough
"Not only is it the best book on assertiveness, it sets the standard for self-help books in general."
--Gary Emery, PhD, psychologist and author of Overcoming Depression
"Your Perfect Right is the gold standard ... for self-help."
--Allen Fay, MD, psychiatrist and coauthor of I Can If I Want To
"There are many practical guides to assertive living but this is without question, the best."
--Cyril M. Franks, PhD, psychologist and editor of Child and Family Behavior Therapy
"Filled with a wealth of examples on how to cope with everyday situations ... counters feelings of futility."
--Los Angeles Times
"Five-star highly recommended rating in the national survey ... Some mental health professionals call (it) 'the assertiveness bible, ' they think so highly of it ... this is an excellent self-help book."
--The Authoritative Guide to Self-Help Books
"The bible of assertive training."
--Journal of Counseling & Development
"Long regarded as the A-T bible."
"An interesting, readable, and practical manual."