Xavier Amador, Ph.D.
Psychologist, Author, Professor and Speaker

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They happen everyday—those circular “I’m right, you’re wrong!” arguments. At home, at work, in courtrooms or on the street, people lock horns about all kinds of things.These situations frustrate both parties, stall progress, and hurt relationships. But they don’t have to. In his latest and most detailed book on LEAP to date, Dr. Amador shows you how to turn even toxic arguments into healthy disagreements that strengthen relationships and get you what you need.
I Am Not Sick I Don’t Need Help!: How To Help Someone With Mental Illness Accept Treatment
In this updated edition of Dr. Amador’s best selling book, you will learn why so many people with serious mental illness are in “denial” and refuse treatment. Whether you are a family member, friend, or therapist, you will learn, using a step-by-step plan, how to convince someone with mental illness to accept treatment.
Break the Bipolar Cycle
This is a symptom-specific guide to help you or your loved ones deal with bipolar disorder. People suffering from bipolar disorder may have difficulty differentiating the vicious ups and downs of their bipolar cycle from the stress and strain of everyday life. This unique guide will help you to identify, isolate, and address these symptoms individually and prescribe appropriate actions for each situation.

No Estoy Enfermo, No Necesito Ayuda!: Ayudando a las personas con enfermedades mentales serias a aceptar tratamiento
When Someone You Love is Depressed
Being Single in a Couple’s World: How to Be Happily Single While Looking for Love
Insight and Psychosis: Awareness of Illness in Schizophrenia and Related Disorders
Wenn der Mensch, den du liebst, depressiv ist. Wie man Angehörigen oder Freunden hilft.
No estoy enfermo: no necesito ayuda!
Comment faire accepter son traitement au malade
Am Not Sick, I Don’t Need Help: Helping the seriously mentally ill accept treatment (Chinese)
I Am Not Sick, I Don’t Need Help: Helping the seriously mentally ill accept treatment (Japanese)
I Am Not Sick, I Don’t Need Help: Helping the seriously mentally ill accept treatment (Hungarian)

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