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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Thomas S Greenspon, Phd  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;


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Illinois Connection

Dr. Greenspon earned his Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Thomas S. Greenspon, Ph.D., is a psychologist, marriage and family therapist, author, and lecturer in private practice in Minneapolis with his wife, Barbara. His practice has included extensive work with gifted and talented individuals and families. In addition to professional articles on the self experience of giftedness, and on intimacy, sexuality, and couple therapy, Tom has authored two popular books on understanding and overcoming perfectionism. He teaches the course, “Couple Therapy: A Contemporary Psychoanalytic Sensibility,” at the Minnesota Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis

Published Works

  • Freeing Our Families From Perfectionism, Free Spirit Publishing, 2001
  • What to Do When Good Enough Isn't Good Enough: The Real Deal on Perfectionism: A Guide for Kids, Free Spirit Publishing, 2007
  • Moving Past Perfect: How Perfectionism May Be Holding Back Your Kids (and You!) and What You Can Do About It, Free Spirit Publishing, 2012

Selected Titles At Your Library

Freeing our families from perfectionism /
ISBN: 1575421038. OCLC Number:

Free Spirit Pub.,. Minneapolis, MN :. ©2002.

What to do when good enough isn't good enough :
ISBN: 1575422344. OCLC Number:

Free Spirit Pub.,. Minneapolis, MN :. ©2007.

A guide to help you decide what your goal is and if it is worth it.

Moving past perfect :
ISBN: 1575423871. OCLC Number:

Free Spirit Pub.,. Minneapolis, MN :. ©2012.

Looks at the difficulty of overcoming a perfectionist attitude, explains what perfectionism is and where it originates, and describes steps that parents and families can take to eliminate the trait.

Speaking Engagements

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