Chained to the Desk
A Guidebook for Workaholics, Their Partners and Children, and the Clinicians Who Treat Them
By Bryan E. Robinson
This useful, well-turned guide will serve therapists and the many people affected by the disease equally well.
Thousands have benefited from best-selling author and widely respected family therapist Bryan Robinson’s groundbreaking book. This innovative volume profiles the myths behind this greatly misunderstood disorder and the inner psychological battle that work addicts wage against themselves.
Intended for anyone touched by what Robinson calls “the best dressed problem of the twenty first century,” the author also provides an inside look into the impact on those who live and work with them—partners, spouses, children, and colleagues—as well as the appropriate techniques for clinicians who treat them.
In this new and updated edition, Robinson portrays the many different kinds of workaholism, drawing on hundreds of case reports from his own original research and years of clinical practice. He provides a step-by-step guide to help readers spot workaholism, understand it, and recover, and presents strategies for people in the workplace on how to distinguish between work efficiency and workaholism.
Praise for Chained to the Desk
Robinson approaches workaholism with pragmatic and effective strategies designed to overcome the resistance with which most workaholics greet attempts to change them. This is the first book I know of to look closely at the effect of workaholism on family members and children, the people who often feel most strongly its effects.
John Bradshaw, Author of Homecoming: Reclaiming and Championing Your Inner Child