Friday, September 10, 2010



The plummeting economy continues to make headlines across the United States and around the world. Yet many Americans remain trapped by the debt that they have accrued over time, unable to bring themselves to stop spending and focus on paying off what they owe. A licensed psychologist specializing in the treatment of money-related disorders, Sally Palaian, Ph. D., offers clear-cut tools that every person can use to stop overspending and cope with the recession in SPENT: Break the Buying Obsession and Discover Your True Worth (Hazelden, May 5, 2009).

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"Whatever your relationship with money, it's possible to find freedom and peace of mind about it....You can discover greater connection to yourself and the world around you. You can learn to appreciate that what you already have is enough and that you, yourself, have worth," says Palaian. "If you want recovery from money problems, you must discover who you are, and you must remain committed to that journey, wherever it takes you."

In Spent, Palaian shows readers struggling with a range of financial issues how to unearth the underlying emotional, familial, and societal factors that trigger their unhealthy behaviors related to money and then shows them how to create and follow step-by-step plans for resolving these issues and pulling out of debt. Spent teaches readers to become financially competent through:

● easy-to-use assessment tools that pinpoint the severity of the problem
● questionnaires that identify root causes of unhealthy financial behaviors
● user-friendly exercises that motivate change from within
● guidelines for establishing personal budgets that work

Palaian's system for financial recovery is also designed to help hoarders, financial co-dependents, and underachievers attain lasting, positive change and a healthy view of one's true value in life.

Sally Palaian, Ph. D. is a licensed psychologist specializing in the treatment of addictive behaviors. She has served as an expert in the media on mental disorders and spending, most recently for MSN Money. Spent is her first book. She lives in the Detroit area. Major Detroit-area newspapers and television stations have utilized Dr. Palaian's expertise in the area of addictive behavior. She will be touring as the plenary speaker at Hazelden Women's Healing Conferences.

Further information about Sally Palaian, including a sample interview clip is available at:
Www. sallypalaian. com and www. hazelden. org/bookstore (http://www. hazelden. org/bookstore).