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LA Psychotherapist Wins Gold in 2013 Global E-book Awards
When author / therapist Sylvia Cary, LMFT, first got published, her colleagues came to her to ask how she did it. She wrote the award-winning, "The Therapist Writer: Helping Mental Health Professionals Get Published," mainly to teach them the ropes.
Cary’s win, which was in the category of writing and publishing, is the third such honor for “The Therapist Writer.” The book was also named a WINNER in the 2013 Beverly Hills Book Awards, and a FINALIST in the 2013 National Indie Excellence Awards (NIEA) – the last two were for the paper version.
Back in the 1990's after Cary had published four books on her specialty as a therapist, alcoholism, her colleagues began contacting her to find out how she did it. They wanted to get published, too. That triggered Cary’s decision to start an editorial business (Cary Editorial & Book Consulting), and then a publishing company (Timberlake Press). While editing the books of other professionals, it was clear to Cary that there was a need in the marketplace for a book on writing aimed at mental health professionals. “Most mental health professionals need help!” she jokes. "At least when it comes to getting published. They are clueless about the publishing process and don’t see themselves as authors so they don’t read books on publishing."
The Therapist Writer covers all the basics for the therapist author, including chapters on the publishing industry and all the changes that have happened as the result of the Internet, digital printing, and, of course, Ebooks. Other chapters include how to pick the best publishing option, legal issues (such as registering a copyright and client confidentiality)
The Therapist Writer: Helping Mental Health Professionals Get Published. Timberlake Press, 2012. 216 pages. $17.95 (paper); $9.99 (Kindle version). ISBN 9780982884799. A media kit is available on the book’s website: www.thetherapistwriter.com.
Sylvia Cary, LMFT, a licensed psychotherapist in the Los Angeles area, specializes in addiction and creative issues. She has a “book-doctor”