DOUGLAS H. RUBEN, PhD, is a psychologist and national consultant on family therapy, addictions, and media psychology. His seminars on marriages, families, and how to generate publicity for mental health clinicians cover the entire Midwest. He has appeared in two national infomercials (one produced by Guthy-Renker). Dr. Ruben is author and co-author of over 40 books and over 100 professional articles. Among his recent books are: Forever SoberOversexed and UnderlovedNo more Guilt: 10 Steps to a Shame-Free LifeBratbusters: Say Goodbye to Tantrums and DisobedienceAvoidance Syndrome: Doing Things Out of FearFamily Recovery Companion60 Seconds to SuccessOne Minute Secrets to Feeling Great. He wrote the blueprint for other authors with Your Public Image: TV, Radio and Print Media in Clinical Practice and Writing for Money in Mental Health. Dr. Ruben also spearheaded treatment interventions with his books: Treating Adult Children of AlcoholicsAssessing and Treating Addictive DisordersHandbook of Childhood Impulse Disorders and ADHDNew Ideas in TherapyCurrent Advances in Psychiatric CareTransitions: Handbook of Managed CareFamily Addiction; and Aging and Drug Abuse. He co-edited four books with Dr. Macciommei including: Readings in AphasiaReadings in Muscular DystrophyReadings in Cerebral PalsyHomebound Teaching; and Behavioral Management in Public School: An Urban Approach. He is on the editorial board of The Forensic Examiner and frequent reviewer for Journal of Experimental and Behavior Therapy. He is president of Best Impressions International, Inc., and operates the ACOA Behavior Research Center.

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