Psychologist & Author
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Joseph Nowinski, Ph.D. is an internationally recognized clinical psychologist and author. View "Dr. Joe's" books on You can read his blogs on the Huffington Post ( and the Psychology Today ( web sites.


ALMOST ALCOHOLIC: Is My (Or My Loved One's) Drinking a Problem?
Co-published by Harvard Health Publications and Hazelden Publications in April 2012. Visit for further information.

SAYING GOODBYE: A Guide to Coping with a Loved One's Terminal Illness

Co-authored with Dr. Barbara Okun, SAYING GOODBYE gives individuals a road map for understanding "the new grief": the stages that families go through beginning when a loved one is diagnosed with a terminal illness. Modern medicibe has dramatically changed the nature of death aqnd dying, and as a result grief and mourning have also changed. The book guides readers through this process. Published in paperback January 2012! Also, visit for additional resources, reviews, and commentary.

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THE DIVORCED CHILD: Strengthening Your Family through the First Three Years of Separation.

Based on new research showing that children do not have to be psychologically or emotionally damaged as a result of divorce, this book is a guide for parents on how to steer their children (including teens) through the first three critical years of separation and divorce and emerge stronger and more resilient. Published by Palgrave/Macmillan in January 2010.

"Parents facing divorce who are struggling to do what's right by their kids will definitely want Dr. Nowinski in their corner." -- Andrea Bonior, Ph.D., The Washington Post Expressroa"

"A plain speaking, insightful book that gives parents who are contemplating divorce a road map ahead."-- Victoria McEvoy, M.D., Chief of Pediatrics, Massachusetts General West Medical Group.

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STOP DATING JERKS! The Smart Woman's Guide to Breaking the Pattern and Finding the Love of Your Life.

In this book Dr. Joe encourages women to put less effort into "marketing" themselves as though they were a product and instead be more selective in deciding if a man is a "diamond in the rough" worth putting a lot of time and effort into. The book offers guidance on how to see if a man passes "four critical tests fvor relationships" as well as how well a man's personality might fit into one of six types of "problem men." Finally, it offers guidelines to women for how to avoid inadvertently making a man's norma flaws and faults worse.

"Joseph Nowinski has written a smart, insightful, and straightforward guide to help women stop looking for love in all the wrong ways."--Carol Cassell, Ph.D., author of Put Passion First.

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SIX QUESTIONS THAT CAN CHANGE YOUR LIFE: Dramatically, Completely, Forever (Rodale)
"Dr. Nowinski has created a wonderfully insightful and eye-opening guide to help you discover your true self, make lasting changes, and create a solid vision for your future.”—Barry Neil Kaufman, Director, The Options Institute.

THE TENDER HEART: Conquering Your Insecurity
 “The Tender Heart is an enlightened and practical book of wisdom for sensitive people everywhere.”—Marcy Calhoun, author of Are You Really Too Sensitive?

THE IDENTITY TRAP: Saving Our Teens from Themselves
Winner, Silver Nautilus Book Award, Parenting Category.