Author: Herbert E. Thomas, M.D.
ISBN 978-1-60264-382-6 (softcover)
Herb Thomas's new book "Have Faith in the Good" takes us on a profound journey from his birthplace in Canada, to his many years as a psychiatrist in prisons in Michigan and Pennsylvania, his work as a Park Avenue therapist in New York City, his travels to Tuscany, Jerusalem and other parts of Israel. The "spiritual companions" that he has met along the way and describes in the book help to reveal what the ancient Celtic people described as the "thin places" otherworldly experiences where "close encounters of the spiritual kind" happen. Believing that all of us have been touched by similar "encounters," Doc Thomas helps us get in touch with those nearer to The Holy Presence.
"This book is beautifully written from the heart and soul of a mentor and friend who has influenced more lives than could be possibly counted, and I hope that you will enjoy reading every chapter of this remarkable and inspiring journey." -Dr. George B. Wirth Senior Pastor, First Presbyterian Church, Atlanta, Georgia
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Herbert E. Thomas, M.D., is trained in psychiatry and psychoanalysis and is a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and an Honorary Life Member of the Canadian Academy of Psychiatry and the Law. His academic appointments as a Professor at the University of Pittsburgh's School of Law and School of Medicine spanned decades, as did his service appointments as Senior Psychiatric Consultant at the State Correctional Institution at Pittsburgh, along with eighteen other appointments as a Psychiatric Consultant or Medical Director at various therapeutic communities and treatment centers in Pittsburgh and New York City. He is a Founding Member of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law and served as President of the Pittsburgh Psychoanalytic Society and Institute. Dr. Thomas served as a Member or Consultant on nine distinguished committees, including a four-year appointment as Chairman on the Committee on Psychiatry and the Law of the American Psychiatric Association. He has authored and edited numerous academic publications, and his first book was The Shame Response to Rejection. He currently lives in Ithaca, New York with his wife Barbara and maintains a private practice in Ithaca.
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