Just Stop Picking Losers

Just Stop Picking Losers


Ellie Izzo PhD LPC and Vicki Carpel MIller BSN, MS, LMFT

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Just Stop Picking Losers!

Bad relationships and lonely nights can be a thing of the past. It’s your choice. The only way that you can start having a good relationship is to stop ignoring red flags and begin understanding your role in picking the right person. Using stories from people who chose the right person and others who chose the wrong person, Dr. Izzo and Vicki Carpel Miller help you stop repeating history and start picking the right person!

This is not your ordinary relationship book. Vicki and Ellie teach you through the Rapid Advance Process to use your thoughts to break the old neurocircuitry and develop new paths that lead to healthy and happy relationships.

By working through the Rapid Advance exercises and questions, you will…

• Learn to master your thoughts about relationships
• Never pick a loser again
• Create a satisfying, life-long partnership
• Challenge your long-held beliefs about relationships

Book Info

Publication date: 2011
Pages: 140
Binding: softcover
Authors: Vicki Carpel Miller, BSN, MS, LMFT and Ellie Izzo, PhD, LPC
ISBN (print): 978-1-936268-24-5

Author Info

Dr. Ellie Izzo is a Licensed Professional Counselor and has been in clinical practice since 1982. She received her Master’s Degree from Long Island University in 1982 and her PhD in Health and Human Service from Columbia Commonwealth University in 2007. She developed Rapid Advance Psychotherapy, a standardized five session brief model of counseling which was presented at the American Counseling Association convention in Atlanta in 1997 and again in Honolulu in 2008.

Ellie is co-founder and a core trainer with the Vicarious Trauma Institute, introducing the Rapid Advance Technique for treatment of Vicarious Trauma. She is the author of The Bridge to I Am: Rapid Advance Psychotherapy©2007 and co-author of Second Hand Shock: Surviving & Overcoming Vicarious Trauma. Ellie conducts all phases of psychotherapy. She also serves as a Divorce Coach, Child Specialist and/or Team Manager in the process of Collaborative Divorce, whereby a team of professionals help a couple move through divorce respectfully, without litigating.

Ellie presents for numerous conferences and conventions. She hosted a call-in radio show in Phoenix and served as Self-Help Editor for a nationally syndicated trade magazine. Ellie is currently the psychology adviser for AZ Teen Magazine. She runs several ongoing groups called the Encouragers, where people meet to offer each other peace, support and acceptance. Ellie is a member of the American Psychological Association, the American Counseling Association, the American Mental Health Counselors Association, International Academy of Collaborative Professionals and Collaborative Divorce Professionals of Arizona. She is married with children and grandchildren. Her office is located in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Vicki Carpel-Miller, BSN, MS, LMFT is a licensed marriage and family therapist in private practice for over 18 years, specializing in the treatment of divorce related issues and blended families. Vicki was instrumental in bringing Collaborative Practice to Arizona and functions as a divorce coach, child specialist and/or case manager in Collaborative Divorce files.

Vicki is a Clinical Member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapists (AAMFT), and an Advanced Practitioner Member of the Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR) specializing in custody and post-divorce issues. She has received advanced training in family mediation, narrative mediation, interest-based negotiation, Collaborative Law and Collaborative Divorce Interdisciplinary Team Practice. She has served as a custody evaluator, family court adviser/parenting coordinator and therapeutic interventionist for the Maricopa County Superior Court addressing children’s needs in family court disputes.

Vicki has served on the Executive Committee of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP) as Secretary to the organization (2006), is a past Board member (2003-2006), and a current member of the IACP Professional Development Committee. She is a past member of the IACP Standards Committee, Cores Skills Institute Committee, Forum Committee, and Advisory Council on Collaborative Training and Practice. Vicki is a trainer with the Collaborative Divorce Training Team, and co-founder of the Collaborative Divorce Professionals of Arizona.

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