Healing & Wholeness: Complementary and Alternative Therapies for Mental Health is remarkably grounded in scientific scholarship; while opening a myriad of doors into new possibilities for recovery. Dr. Fredricks has developed a resource that is both readable and practical. I recommend this informative volume to psychotherapists and lay person’s alike.
– Mary Crocker Cook, D.Min. LMFT, CADCII
This is a thorough guide to alternative therapies in the mental health field, organizing a large amount of information in a relevant, easy-to-use format. Healing and Wholeness: Complementary and Alternative Therapies for Mental Health can be used as a standard reference for the mental health care professional, the graduate student, or anyone looking to improve their emotional health.
– Google Book Review
This naturopath’s book clearly states the essential sectarian premise of naturopathy, vitalism — a profoundly science-ejected concept, according to the National Center For Science Education and the National Association of Biology Teachers…which holds that each of us has an innate life force that regulates the repair and regeneration of the mind, body and spirit.
– Dr. Robert J. Cullen
This landmark book has been a long time coming. Dr. Fredricks outlines thousands of studies on complementary and alternative therapies that have been proven to help with psychiatric conditions. Whether for the layperson or for the scholar, this book can provide answers for dealing with the side effects of traditional treatments or finding completely alternative methods.
– Judith A. Schmidt
This is an excellent compedium of integrative and holistic therapies for mental health. All 22 chapters provide a solid foundation for a holistic approach to all mental health problems. This book makes an important point: psychiatric medications should not only be combined with psychotherapy, but also an individualized plan of personal and spiritual growth. The practical information provided in this book is useful for patients and clinicians alike. This groundbreaking text should become a standard reference for any mental health care professional. It is well written and a most pleasurable read.
– Jan Johnstone, Ph.D