DR GRANT H BRENNER

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Creating Spiritual and Psychological Resilience

Grant H Brenner MD FAPA

Creating Spiritual and Psychological Resilience explores the interface between spiritual and psychological care in the context of disaster recovery work, drawing upon recent disasters including but not limited to, the experiences of September 11, 2001. Each of the three sections that make up the book are structured around the cycle of disaster response and focus on the relevant phase of disaster recovery work. In each section, selected topics combining spiritual and mental health factors are examined; when possible, sections are co-written by a spiritual care provider and a mental health care provider with appropriate expertise. Existing interdisciplinary collaborations, creative partnerships, gaps in care, and needed interdisciplinary work are identified and addressed, making this book both a useful reference for theory and an invaluable hands-on resource.

 

Irrelationship: How We Use Dysfunctional Relationships to Hide From Intimacy

Mark B. Borg, Jr. PhD; Grant H. Brenner MD; Daniel Berry RN MHA

An important and transformative guide that addresses the protective, yet dysfunctional dynamic where couples avoid genuine connection with an unsatisfying pattern of false intimacy. Drawing on their extensive clinical experience, the authors look at “song and dance” behavioral routines repeatedly performed by couples in irrelationships and delve into the most difficult emotions and actions to help readers achieve personal breakthroughs.

Written for anyone who wants to understand unhealthy patterns and how to change them, Irrelationship will help readers develop interpersonal skills, creating a new opportunity to heal and restore loving relationships.

 

Relationship Sanity: Creating and Maintaining Healthy Relationships

Mark B. Borg, Jr. PhD; Grant H. Brenner MD; Daniel Berry RN MHA

People in resilient relationships are co-owners, experience reciprocity, and are better prepared to meet challenges authentically and effectively. In this sequel to the best-selling Irrelationship, the authors use examples from their clinical practice to review the concept of irrelationship and expand the DREAM Sequence, a tool used by affected couples to address perennial relationship issues.

By mutually and mindfully viewing the relationship as a third entity, separate from each individual, couples will learn how to live in and with the ambiguity of empathy, intimacy, vulnerability, and emotional investment and view relationship sanity as a deliberate and joyful undertaking to maintain and deepen connection.