Rubin Battino, M.S., Ph.D.

Books, Plays & Poetry
(Revised February 2005)

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Books

Most of Rubin Battino’s books are available through Amazon.com.


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Coping
A Practical Guide for People with Life-Challenging Diseases and Their Caregivers

Published in 2001 by Crown House, Coping is a complete guide to facing serious illness with hope and resourcefulness.


“An excellent source of information and wisdom.”
Bernie Siegel, M.D.

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Eriksonian Approaches
A Comprehensive Manual

This highly acclaimed training manual lays out the art of Ericksonian hypnotherapy. Written in a clear and accessible style, it provides a systematic approach to learning set against a clinical background.


“Students, delight! Fundamentals of the Ericksonian approach have never been so easy to learn.”
Jeffrey K. Zeig, Ph.D.
  Director, Milton H. Erikson Foundation

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Guided Imagery
And Other Approaches to Healing

A practical and accessible manual for healing, Guided Imagery explains the language used in guided imagery, the skills required in rapport-building, and the most effective methods for inducing a state of relaxation.


“Well-chosen, illuminating clinical examples abound, with eminently useful imagery suggestions for practitioner and patient. Masterful. ”
Belleruth Naparstek, L.I.S.W.

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Meaning
A Play Based on the Life of Viktor E. Frankl

Frankl was the founder of Logotherapy, the third Viennese school of psychiatry, which is concerned with helping people find meaning in their lives. He developed this system before spending several years in Nazi concentration camps. Meaning presents Frankl’s extraordinary life in a dramatic and readable style, with dialog taken almost verbatim from his own writings.

Meaning brings Frankl to life in full dimension.”
Jeffrey K. Zeig, Ph.D.

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Metaphoria
Metaphor and Guided Metaphor for Psychotherapy and Healing

This book is the definitive guide to the use of metaphor as a therapeutic tool. It’s designed to be an essential text for training and professional use, and for anyone serious about exploring the potential of metaphor.


“A must-read book. Rubin’s freshness and honesty is unparalleled; his grasp of the subject matter is uncanny.”
Stephen Lankton, M.S.W., D.A.H.B.

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An Oral History of Charles E. Taylor
The Wright Brothers’ Mechanician

Rubin Battino co-wrote this book with machinists H.R. DuFour and J.D. Arehart as an extension of the trio’s project to build a replica of the Wright Brothers’ airplane. The book is based on interviews with people who knew Taylor, the man who built the Wrights’ engines. Privately published, it is available from Dr. Battino for $20 postpaid in the U.S.; international shipping is extra.

For more background on Taylor, see Dr. Battino’s presentations on early aviation.

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Thermodynamics of
Chemical Systems

This is an advanced monograph for the serious student of chemical thermodynamics. It emphasizes comprehension by developing general expressions for solving thermodynamic problems rather than proffering ready-made equations.


“Researchers will find the book a valuable refresher and reference.”
—Vilupanur A. Ravi, JOM

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Plays   
  1. Marathon (1984), full-length.
  2. August 6th (1985), one-act; staged reading in Yellow Springs. Aran Press, Louisville (1990).
  3. The Local Train (1985), full-length; staged reading at Ohio Theatre Alliance Workshop for New Playwrights. Aran Press, Louisville (1990).
  4. Leon and Flo (1986); full-length. (Excerpt published in Nexus.)
  5. The White Elephant (1986), full-length; staged reading Rio Grande College. Aran Press, Louisville (1990).
  6. It’s a Depression When... (1986), full-length.
  7. The Groves of Tenure (1986), full-length, a musical.
  8. Mostly Gertrude (1987), full-length. Revised to one-act as Mostly Ghosts (1989); staged reading at Miami University workshop for new plays. Aran Press, Louisville (1990).
  9. Die, Already! (1987), one-act; staged reading at Miami University workshop for new plays. Produced July 1988 in Christchurch, New Zealand (published in Nexus). Aran Press, Louisville (1989).
  10. Mr. Meyers and Michael James (1987), one-act.
  11. The Old Woman’s Story, (1988), full-length.
  12. Letters (1988), full-length.
  13. Babies Everywhere (1989), full-length. Staged reading at Miami University workshop for new plays. Revised (1991).
  14. Family (1990), full-length.
  15. Graduation (1997), full-length.
  16. Meaning — The Life of Viktor E. Frankl (2000). (Crown House Publishing Ltd.)

Poetry  
  1. The Old Man is Gone (1987) — three-line poems.
  2. Four poems in Yellow Springs Haiku (1992).
  3. Haiku in various journals.

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