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Matthew McKay

Matthew McKay, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist and cofounder of Haight Ashbury Psychological Services in San Francisco. He also cofounded New Harbinger Publications, a leading publisher of psychological and self-help titles. Dr. McKay is the author of many books, including Self-Esteem and The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook.

Self-Esteem

Matthew McKay's and Patrick Fanning's Self-Esteem (review or buy) is a proven program of techniques for assessing, improving, and maintaining your self-esteem. The book helps you to talk back to your self-critical voice, foster compassion for yourself and others, and set and achieve goals that will enrich your life. Self-Esteem has sold over 600,000 copies since its original publication.

The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook

The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook (review or buy) by Matthew McKay, Martha Davis, and Elizabeth Eshelman is a classic book on stress management. The book offers a variety of stress reduction and relaxation techniques, including applied relaxation training, assertiveness techniques, and breathing exercises. The book (now in its fifth edition) has sold over 700,000 copies since its original publication.