– Dr. Thomas Peake, Florida Tech professor of psychology, combines his love of movies and extensive experience training psychotherapists into a new book,
Cinema and Life Development: Healing Lives and Training Therapists. The book, for health professionals, was just published by the Greenwood/Praeger
Peake has trained psychologists and health care professionals for two decades. While completing the text, he began Psycho-Cinema: Psychology and the
Movies, a program of movie screenings and discussion at Florida Tech.
He interweaves cinematic illustrations with classic psychological issues, interspersing examples and pertinent quotations throughout the text.
Early reviews include one from J.D. Ball, Ph.D., ABPP, and professor and vice chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Eastern
Virginia Medical School. He wrote, “Dr. Peake’s thinking and his crisp writing help the reader fly through this print medium as fast as a modern movie
drama, and the aftertaste is just as good. Scholars will find many references to classic books and research that inform psychotherapists as to the numerous
films conveniently indexed in the appendix…Deep learning is rarely this enjoyable.”
For more information, visit: www.greenwood.com/books or call (800) 225-5800.