Book Recommendations

ABUSE, VICTIMS OF

  • Allies in Healing – by Laura Davis
  • Beyond Betrayal: Taking Charge of Your Life After Boyhood Sexual Abuse – by Richard B. Gartner
  • Courage to Heal – by Ellen Bass and Laura Davis
  • Outgrowing the Pain – by Eliana Gil
  • PTSD Workbook – by Mary Beth Williams and Soile Poijula
  • Rape Recovery Handbook – by Aphrodite Matsakis
  • The Verbally Abusive Relationship – by Patricia Evans
  • The Wounded Woman – by Linda Leonard
  • Victims No Longer: The Classic Guide for Men Recovering from Sexual Child Abuse – by Mike Lew

ADDICTIONS AND RECOVERY

  • Adult Children of Alcoholics – by Janet G. Woititz
  • Betrayal Bond: Breaking Free of Explosive Relationships – by Patrick Carnes, Ph.D.
  • Co-Dependent No More – by Melody Beattie
  • The Codependent Parent: Free Yourself by Freeing Your Child – by Barbara Cottman-Becnel
  • How to Break Your Addiction to a Person – by Howard Halpern
  • It Is Not OK to Be a Cannibal – by R. Pornanovich (for Parents of Addicts)
  • It Will Never Happen to Me – by Melody Beattie
  • Sex Addiction Workbook: Proven Strategies to Help You Regain Your Life – by William T. O’Donohue and Tamara Penix Sbraga
  • Taking Charge – Available Online (for parents of Alcoholics and Substance Abusers)

ALZHEIMERS/DEMENTIA

  • The Loss of Self: A Family Resource for the Care of Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders – by Donna Cohen and Carl Eisdorfer

ANGER MANAGEMENT

  • Anger Antidotes: How Not to Lose Your S#$! – by Ian Brennan
  • Anger Control Workbook – by Matthew McKay and Peter Rogers
  • Angry All the Time – by Ronald T. Potter-Efron
  • Release from Anger – by Joe Griffin and Ivan Tyrell
  • When Anger Hurts – by Judith McKay, Matthew McKay, and Peter Rogers
  • When Anger Hurts Your Relationship: 10 Simple solutions for Couples Who Fight – by Matthew McKay

ANXIETY DISORDERS

  • 10% Happier – by Dan Harris
  • Agoraphobia Workbook – by Alec C. Pollard
  • A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook – by Stahl and Goldstein
  • The Anti-Anxiety Workbook: Proven Strategies to Overcome Worry, Phobias, Panic and Obsessions (Guildford Self-Help Workbook) – by Martin M. Antony Ph.D. and Peter J. Norton, Ph.D.
  • Anxiety and Phobia Workbook – by Edmund J. Bourne
  • Anxiety Workbook for Teens – by Lisa Schab
  • Brain Lock: Free Yourself from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder – by Jeffrey M. Schwartz and Beverly Beyette
  • Don’t Try Harder, Try Different – by Patrick McGrath, Ph.D.
  • Dying of Embarrassment – Help for Social Anxiety and Phobia – by Barbara G. Markway
  • Healing Your Anxiety – by John Arden
  • How to Stop Worrying and Start Living – by Dale Carnegie
  • The Imp of the Mind: Exploring the Silent Epidemic of Obsessive Bad Thoughts – by Lee Baer
  • Mastering Your Panic and Taking Back Your Life – by Denise F. Beckfield
  • Mind Over Mood, Change How You Feel by Changing the Way You Think – by Dennis Greenberger and Christine Padesky
  • Mindfulness for Beginners – by Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D.
  • The Mindful Way through Anxiety – by Orsillo, Roemer & Segal
  • The Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Anxiety – by Forsyth & Eifert
  • The Mindfulness Solution – by Ronald Siegel (See also his website for worksheets and practice materials www.mindfulness-solution.com)
  • The Miracle of Mindfulness – by Thich Nhat Hanh
  • The OCD Answer Book – by Patrick McGrath, Ph.D.
  • OCD Workbook – by Bruce Hyman and Cherlene Pedrick
  • Overcome Obsessive Compulsive Disorder – by Matthew McKay and Gail Steketee
  • Overcoming GAD – by Matthew McKay and John White
  • Overcoming Obsessive Thoughts – by David Clark
  • Overcoming Social Anxiety and Shyness – by Gillian Butler
  • Panic Attacks Workbook – by David Corbonell
  • The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook – by Martha Davis, Elisabeth Robbins, and Matthew McKay
  • Shyness and Social Anxiety Workbook – by Antony Martin and Richard Swinson
  • The 10 Best-Ever Anxiety Management Techniques – by Margaret Wehrenberg
  • Tormenting Thoughts and Secret Rituals – by Ian Osborn
  • What To Do When You Worry Too Much – by Dawn Huebner, Ph.D.
  • What To Do When Your Brain Gets Stuck – by Dawn Huebner, Ph.D.
  • When Panic Attacks – by David Burns
  • When Perfect Isn’t Good Enough: Strategies for Coping with Perfectionism – by Martin Antony and Richard Swinson
  • The Worry Trap – by Chad LeJeune

ASSERTION

  • Asserting Yourself – by Sharon Anthony Bower and Gordon H. Bower
  • Your Perfect Right: Assertiveness and Equality in Life and Relationships – by Michael L. Emmons
  • Boundaries: When to Say YES, When to Say NO, Taking Control of Your Life – by Henry Cloud and John Townsend

ATTENTION DEFICIT HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER

  • A Bird’s Eye View of Life with ADD and ADHD: Advice from Young Survivors – by Chris Zeigler Dendy and Alex Zeigler
  • ADD Friendly Ways to Organize Your Life – by Judith Kolberg and Kathleen Nadeau
  • Delivered from Distraction – by Edward M. Hallowell and John J. Ratey
  • Driven to Distraction – by Edward M. Hallowell
  • Healing ADD – by Daniel Amen
  • Living with ADD, When You’re Not the One Who Has It: A Workbook for Partners – by Mimi Handlin
  • Mastering Your Adult ADHD – by Steven A. Safren
  • Scattered Minds: A New Look at the Origins and Healing of ADD – by Gabor Maté
  • Smart but Scattered: The Revolutionary “Executive Skills” Approach to Helping Kids Reach Their Potential – by Peg Dawson and Richard Guare
  • Taking Charge of ADD – by Russell A. Barkley
  • 10 Simple Solutions to ADD – by Stephanie Sarkis
  • The ADHD Effect on Marriage – by Melissa Orlov
  • You Mean I’m Not Lazy, Crazy, or Stupid – by Kate Kelly and Peggy Ramundo

BEREAVEMENT/GRIEF

  • The Courage to Grieve – by Judy Tatelbaum
  • Grief Recovery Handbook – by John W. James and Russell Friedman
  • Grieving the Loss of Someone You Love – by Mitsch
  • Healing Activities for Children in Grief – by Gail McWhorter
  • Helping Children Cope with Divorce – by Edward Teyber
  • Necessary Losses – by Judith Viorst
  • Sad Isn’t Bad: A Good-Grief Guidebook for Kids Dealing with Loss – by Michaelene Mundy and R. W. Alley
  • Tear Soup – by Pat Schweibert
  • Water Bugs and Dragonflies: Explaining Death to Young Children – by Doris Stickney and Gloria Claudia Ortiz
  • What on Earth Do You Do When Someone Dies – by Trevor Romain
  • When Dinosaurs Die: A Guide to Understanding Death – by Laurie Krasny Brown and Marc Brown
  • When Bad Things Happen to Good People – by Harold S. Kushner

CHILDREN—INTERRACIAL ADOPTION AND RAISING HEALTHY AFRICAN-AMERICAN OR BI-RACIAL CHILDREN

  • Brown Babies Pink Parents – by Amy Ford
  • Weaving a Family: Untangling Race and Adoption – by Barbara Katz Rothman
  • I’m Chocolate, You’re Vanilla: Raising Healthy Black Children in a Race-Conscious World – by Janet G. Woititz

COUPLES RELATIONSHIPS

  • Act with Love: Stop Struggling – by Russ Harris
  • After the Affair – by Janice Abrams Spring and Michael Spring
  • Co-Dependent No More – by Melody Beattie
  • Courage to Trust: A guide to Building Deep and Lasting Relationships – by Sue Patton Thoele and Cynthia Lynn Wall
  • The Divorce Handbook – by James. T. Friedman, Pamela Painter, and Enid Levinge Powell
  • Do I Have to Give Up Me to be Loved by You – by Paul Jordan
  • An Emotionally Focused Workbook for Couples – by Kallos-Lilly
  • Getting the Love You Want – by Harville Hendrix
  • Non-violent Communication – by Marshall Rosenberg
  • Relationship Rescue – by Dr. Phil
  • Seven Keys to a Successful Marriage – by John Gottman
  • Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work – by John Gottman
  • Stop Blaming, Start Loving!: A solution-Oriented Approach to Improving Your Relationship – by Patricia Hudson O’Hanion and Bill O’Hanion
  • Too Good to Leave, Too Bad to Stay: A Step-by-Step Guide to Help You Decide Whether to Stay or Get Out of Your Relationship – by Mira Kissenbaum

DEPRESSION AND BIPOLAR DISORDER

  • The Cyclothymia Workbook – by Prentiss Price
  • Feeling Good Workbook – by David Burns
  • Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life: the New Acceptance and Commitment Therapy – by Steven C. Hayes and Spencer Smith
  • Honoring the Self – by Nathaniel Branden
  • Loving Someone with Bipolar Disorder: Understanding and Helping Your Partner – by Julie A. Fast and John D. Preston, PsyD
  • Manic Depressive Illness – by Frederick K. Goodwin and Kay Redfield
  • A Psychology of Self-Esteem – by Nathaniel Branden
  • Six Pillars of Self-Esteem – by Nathaniel Branden

DEVELOPMENTAL DISORDERS

  • A Parent’s Guide to Asperger Syndrome and High Functioning Autism – by Ozonoff, Dawson, and McPartland
  • Anthropologist on Mars – by Oliver Sacks
  • Asperger Syndrome – by Ami Klin, Red Volkmar, and Sara Sparrow
  • Asperger Syndrome and Difficult Moments – by Brenda Myles and Jack Southwick
  • Asperger Syndrome and Young Children: A Developmental Approach for Parents and Professionals – by Laurie Leventhal-Belfer and Cassandra Coe
  • The Child with Special Needs – by Stanley Greenspan
  • Children with Autism – by Michael Powers
  • The Complete Guide to Asperger’s – by Tony Attwood
  • The Fabric of Autism – by Judith Bluestone
  • Different Minds – by Deirdre Lovecky
  • Living Independently on the Autism Spectrum: What You Need to Know to Move into a Place of Your Own – by Lynn Soraya
  • Parenting a Child with Asperger’s: 200 Tips and Strategies – by Brenda Boyd
  • Parenting Your Asperger’s Child – by Alan Sohn and Cathy Grayson
  • Thinking in Pictures – by Temple Grandin
  • Unwritten Rules of Social Relationships – by Temple Grandin and Sean Barron

DIVORCE

  • Crazy Time – by Abigail Trafford
  • Dinosaurs Divorce (A Guide for Changing Families) – by Marc Brown and Laurie Krasny Brown
  • Helping Your Kids Deal with Divorce – by Gary Neuman
  • He’s History, You’re Not – by Erica Manfred
  • Mom’s House, Dad’s House – by Isolina Ricci
  • Putting Children First: Parenting Strategies for Helping Children Thrive Through Divorce – by JoAnne Pedro-Carroll
  • Rebuilding: When Your Relationship Ends – by Bruce Fisher
  • Sandcastles: A Guide to Recovery – by Gary Neumann
  • Second Chances – by Jane Green
  • The Good Karma Divorce – by Michele Lawrence

DYSLEXIA

  • Dyslexia: A New and Complete Science-Based Program for Reading Problems at Any Level – by Sally Shaywitz
  • The Dyslexic Adult in a Non-Dsylexic World – by Ellen Morgan and Cynthia Klein

EATING DISORDERS

  • Anorexia Nervosa: A Guide to Recovery – by Lindsey Hall and Monica Ostroff
  • Anorexia Workbook – by Michelle Heffner, George H. Eifert, and Steven C. Hays
  • Binge No More – by Joyce D. Nash
  • Fat is a Feminist Issue – by Susie Orbach
  • Overcoming Night Eating Syndrome: A Step by Step Guide to Breaking the Cycle – by Kelly Allisonh, Ph.D.
  • Psychosomatic Families – by Salvador Minunchin

FACIAL DEFORMITIES

  • Wonder (for children with deformities) – by R. J. Palacio

FAMILY DYSFUNCTION, HEALING FROM

  • For Your Own Good: Change How You Feel by Changing the Way You Think – by Dennis Greenberger and Christine Padesky

HEALTH/WELLNESS

  • Chronic Illness Workbook: Strategies and Solutions for Taking Back Your Life – by Patricia Fennell
  • Getting Well Again – by Carl Simonton
  • Mind as Healer, Mind as Slayer – by Kenneth R. Pelletier
  • Spontaneous Healing – by Andrew Weil
  • When Bad Things Happen to Good People – by Harold S. Kuscher
  • When Helping You Is Hurting Me – by Bernie Siegel

HOARDING

  • Buried in Treasures, Gail Steketee and Randy Frost – by Gail Steketee and Randy Frost
  • Compulsive Hoarding and Acquiring – by Steketee and Frost
  • Overcoming Compulsive Hoarding – by Fugen Neziroglu

LBGT

  • Coming Out of Shame: Transforming Gay and Lesbian Lives – by Gershon Kauman, Ph.D. and Lev Raphael, Ph.D.
  • Dear John, I Love Jane – by Candace Walsh
  • Mom, Dad, I’m Gay: How Families Negotiate Coming Out – by Rich C. Savin-Williams
  • The Transgender Child: A Handbook for Families and Professionals – by Brill and Pepper
  • The Velvet Rage – by Alan Downs

ONCOLOGY

  • Shelter from the Coming Storm: Caring for a Child with a Life Threatening Condition – by J. Tilden, D. Tobin, and K. Lindsey

PARENTING SKILLS

  • The Defiant Child: A Parent’s Guide to Oppositional Defiant Disorder – by Douglas Riley
  • Get Out Of My Life, But First Will You Take Me and Cheryl To The Mall – by Anthony Wolf, Ph.D.
  • How to Talk so Kids Will Listen and Listen so Kids Will Talk – by Adele Faber and Elaine Maszlisch
  • How To Keep Your Teenager Out of Trouble and What To Do If You Can’t – by Neil Bernstein
  • 1, 2, 3 Magic – by Richard Phelan
  • Parent Effectiveness Training – by Thomas Gordon
  • 10 Days to a Less Defiant Child – by Jeffrey Bernstein
  • The Parent’s Handbook: Systematic Training for Effective Parenting
    by Don C. Dinkmeyer and Gary D. McKay
  • The Power of Positive Parenting: A Wonderful Way to Raise Children
    by Glenn Latham
  • Your Defiant Child: Eight Steps to Better Behavior – by Russell A. Barkley

PERSONALITY DISORDERS

  • Children of the Self-Absorbed: A Grown-Ups Guide to Getting Over Narcissistic Parents – by Nina W. Brown
  • Narcissism – by Alexander Love
  • Stop Walking on Eggshells: Taking Your Life Back When Someone You Care About Has Borderline Personality Disorder – by Randi Kreger and Paul Mason
  • Surviving a Borderline Parent – by Kimberlee Roth
  • Treating the Self – by Ernest Wolf
  • Why Good People Do Bad Things, Understanding the Darker Side – by James Hillin
  • Why Is It Always About You: The Seven Deadly Sins of Narcissism – by Sandi Hotchiss

POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER

  • How the Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma – by Bessel van der Kolk, MD

SELF-ABUSE/CUTTING

  • Helping Teens Who Cut – by Michael Hollander, Ph.D.

SETTING VALUES AND LIFE GOALS

  • How to Have Magnificent Sex: The 7 Dimensions of a Vital Sexual Connection – by Lana L. Holstein

SEXUAL DESIRE DISORDERS

  • How to Have Magnificent Sex: The 7 Dimensions of a Vital Sexual Connection – by Lana L. Holstein
  • ISD: Inhibited Sexual Desire – by Knopf, Seiler and Meltsner
  • Seven Weeks to Better Sex – by Domeena Renshaw and Pam Brick
  • Sexual Desire Disorders: Dysfunctional Regulation of Sexual Motivation – by Helen Singer Kaplan
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