Clinical psychologist Adelaide Bry discovered one somber day that with approximately 130 methods of therapy and self-improvement on the market, the average layman is bewildered by brand-name profusion. She attempts to sandbag the onslaught by zipping through some typical techniques from 20 of the most popular methods--a dry-run effort that never quite evokes the scene it's meant to extol: ""You will visualize a walland pass through it, you will enter a piece of metal."" The technique descriptions are rounded out with a (usually shallow) run-through on theory, an indication of typical length of treatment, and a wide range of typical prices. The lucky 20 embrace everything from behavior therapy to rolfing to TM to est (this last is Bry's personal favorite--she is the author of est.' The 60 Hours that Transform Your Life, 1976). There are also some tacked-on thoughts about choosing a therapist and combining a potpourri of techniques to master ""the twelve most common problems of our time"" (addiction, depression, phobias, tension, etc.). Convincing only to those who crave conversion in the first place.