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Books of Interest

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ACOA/Recovery from Dysfunctional Families
 
Adult Children of Alcoholics
– Janet Woititz
 
Perfect Daughters: Adult Daughters of Alcoholics
– Robert J. Ackerman
Recovery: A Guide for Adult Children of Alcoholics
– Julie D. Bowden, Herbert L. Gravitz
 
The Adult Children of Alcoholics Syndrome: From Discovery to Recovery
– Wayne Kritsberg
 
Struggle for Intimacy
– Janet Woititz
 
It Will Never Happen to Me
– Claudia Black
 
Healing the Shame that Binds You
– John Bradshaw
 
Homecoming: Reclaiming and Championing Your Inner Child
– John Bradshaw
 
Adult Children’s Guide to What’s Normal
– John Friel & Linda Friel
 
Adult Children: Secrets of Dysfunctional Families
– John Friel & Linda Friel
 
Lovebound: Recovering from an Alcoholic Family
– Phyllis Hobe
 
Healing the Child Within
– Charles Whitfield
 
Attention Deficit Disorder
 


 
Driven to Distraction
– E.M. Hallowell & J. Refy
You Mean I'm not Lazy, Crazy or Stupid?
More Attention, Less Distraction

 

Anger
 
 
Angry All of the Time: An Emergency Guide to Anger Control
– Ron-Potter-Efron
 
Beyond Anger: A Guide for Men: How to Free Yourself from the Grip of Anger
– Thomas J. Harbin
 
When Anger Hurts: Quieting the Storm Within
– Matthew McKay, Peter D. Rogers, Judith McKay
 
The Angry Self: A Comprehensive Approach to Anger Management
– Miriam M. Gottlieb
 
Dance of Anger: Woman’s Guide to Changing Patterns of Intimate Relationships
– Harriet Lerner

The Angry Book

– Theodore Issac Rubin
 
Anger: The Misunderstood Emotion
– Carol Tavris
 

Anxiety/Panic
 
Calming your anxious mind 
 
Jeffery Brantley
 
 
 
Dying of Embarrassment: Help for social anxiety and phobia
 
 Markway, Carmin, Pollard, andFlynn
 
 
 
 
 
Hope and Help for Your Nerves
– Claire Weeks
 
The Phobia and Anxiety Workbook
– Edmund Bourne
 
Healing Fear: New Approaches to Overcoming Anxiety
– Edmind Bourne
 
Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook
– Martha Davis, Matthew McKay, etc.
 
Overcoming Panic, Anxiety, & Phobias: New Strategies to Free Yourself from Worry and Fear
– Carol Goldman & Shirley Babior
 
Overcoming Anxiety: From Short-Term Fixes to Long-Term Recovery
– Reneau Z. Peurifoy
 
Peace From Nervous Suffering
– Claire Weeks
 

Assertiveness
 
The Assertiveness Workbook
 
- Randy Paterson
 
 
 
 
 
When I Say No, I Feel Guilty
– Manuel Smith
 
Asserting Yourself
– Sharon Anthony Bower & Gordon H. Bower
 
Assertive Option: Your Rights and Responsibilities
– Patricia Jakubowski
 
The Assertive Woman (A New Look)
– Stanlee Phelps & Nancy Austin
 
Your Perfect Right: A Guide to Assertive Living
– Robert Alberti & Michael Emmons
 
Bipolar Disorder
 
An unquiet mind
by Kay Redfield
 
Why Am I Up, Why Am I Down
by Granet & Ferber
 
The Bipolar Disorder Survival Guide
by David Milkowitz
 
The Biploar Child
by Papolos & Papolos
 
New Hope for People with Bipolar Disorder
by Fawcett, Golden, & Rosenfeld
 
Detour: My Bipolar Road Trip in 4-D
by Lizzie Simon
 

Co-Dependency


Co-dependent No More: Stop Controlling Others and Start Caring For Yourself
– Melody Beattie
 
Beyond Co-dependency: And Getting Better All The Time
– Melody Beattie
 
Men Who Hate Women and Women Who Love Them
– Susan Forward & Joan Torres
 
Women Who Love Too Much
– Robin Norwood
 
Love is a Choice: Recovery for Co-dependent Relationships
– Robert Hemfelt & Paul Meier
 
How to Break Your Addiction to a Person
– Howard Halpern
 

Cultural/Diversity
 
Why are all the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria
– Beverly Tatum
 

Dealing with Parents

Cutting Loose: A Guide to Coming to Terms with your Parents
– Howard Halpern
 
Making Peace with Your Parents: The Key to Enriching Your Life and All Your Relationships
– Leonard Felder & Harold H. Bloomfield
 

Depression

Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy
– David. Burns
 
This is essentially a “user friendly” application of CBT.  Burns uses a lot of examples, as well as a lot of hands activities on applications to identify and correct distorted thinking.  He also specifically addresses some really common challenges, such as procrastination, and includes mood rating logs to track progress.
 
 
 
Undoing Depression : What Therapy Doesn't Teach You and Medication Can't Give You
– Richard O'Connor

I Don’t Want To Talk About It: Overcoming the Secret Legacy of Male Depression
– Terrance Real
 
Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness
– William Styron
 
Living Without Depression and Manic Depression: A Workbook for Maintaining Mood Stability
– Mary Ellen Copeland
 
You Are Not Alone: Words of Experience and Hope for the Journey Through Depression
– Julia Thorne & Larry Rothstein
 
How to Heal Depression
– Harold Bloomfield & Peter McWilliams
 

Developmental Transitions

The Quarterlife Crisis: The unique challenges of life in your twenties
– Alexandra Robbins & Abbey Wilner
 

Divorce

The Divorce Handbook
– James Friedman
 
Learning to Leave: A Woman’s Guide
– Lynnette Triere & Richard Peacock
 
Crazy Time: Surviving Divorce and Building a New Life
– Abigail Trafford
 
Divorce & New Beginnings: A Complete Guide to Recovery, Solo Parenting, Co-Parenting, and Stepfamilies
– Genevieve Clapp
 

Domestic Violence

It's My Life Now: Starting Over After an Abusive Relationship or Domestic Violence
– Meg Kennedy Dugan & Roger R. Hock
 
Surviving Domestic Violence: Voices of Women Who Broke Free
– Elaine Weiss & Michael Magill
 
Breaking Free from Partner Abuse: Voices of Battered Women Caught in the Cycle of Domestic Violence
– Mary Marecek & Jamie Moffet

Dangerous Dating: Helping Young Women Say No to Abusive Relationships
– Patricia Riddle Gaddis
 
What to Do When Love Turns Violent: A Practical Resource for Women in Abusive Relationships
–Marian Betancourt
 
Men’s Work (to stop domestic violence)
– Paul Kivel
 
Drugs and Alcohol

Buzzed: The Straight Facts About the Most Used and Abused Drugs from Alcohol to Ecstasy
– Cynthia Kuhn, Scott Swartzwelder, etc.
 
Addictive Personality: Understanding Addiction and Compulsive Behavior
– Craig Nakken
 
Educating Yourself About Alcohol and Drugs : A People's Primer
– Marc Alan Schuckit
 
Beyond the Influence: Understanding and Defeating Alcoholism
– Katherine Ketcham, William F. Asbury, etc.
 

Eating Disorders

Intuitive Eating
 
- Tribole and Resch
 
Surviving an Eating Disorder: Strategies for Family & Friends
– Michelle Siegel & Judith Brisman
 
Anorexia Nervosa: A Guide to Recovery
– Lindsey Hall & Monika Ostroff

Secret Language of Eating Disorders: The Revolutionary New Approach
– Peggy Claude-Pierre
 
Why Weight: A Guide to Ending Compulsive Eating
– Geneen Roth
 
Breaking Free from Compulsive Eating
– Geneen Roth
 
Dying To Be Thin: Understanding & Defeating Anorexia and Bulimia
– Ira Sacker & Marc Zimmer
 
Overcoming Binge Eating
– Christopher Fairburn
 
The Golden Cage: The Enigma of Anorexia Nervosa
– Hilde Bruch
 
Bulimia: A Guide To Recovery
– Lindsey Hall & Leigh Cohn
 

GLBTQ Books for Clients:
 
AreYou Still My Mother? Are You Still My Family? – Gloria Back
 
Coming Out: An Act of Love – Rob Eichberg
 
Is it a Choice? – Eric Marcus
 
One Teenager in Ten: Writing by Gay & Lesbian Youth – Ann Heron (ed.)
 
On Being Gay: Thoughts on Family, Faith, & Love – Brian McNaught
 
Now That I Know – Norma Klein
 
 
 
GLBTQ Books for Parents & Families:
 
Considering Parenthood – Cheri Pies
 
Growing Up in a Lesbian Family: Effects on Child Development – Fiona L. Tasker & Susan Golombok
 
Love, Ellen – Betty DeGeneres
 
Loving Someone Gay – Don Clark
 
Now That You Know: What Every Parent Should Know About Homosexuality – Betty Fairchild & Nancy                  Hayward
 
 
 
GLBTQ Books for Therapists:
 
Beyond Gay or Straight: Understanding Sexual Orientation – J. Clausen
 
Counseling Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Substance Abusers: Dual Identities – Dana G.
 
Finnegan & Emily B. McNally
 
Gays, Lesbians, and Their Therapists – Charles Silverstein
 
Gay, Straight & In Between – John Money
 
Handbook of Counseling & Psychotherapy with Lesbian, Gay & Bisexual Clients – Ruperto M. Perez,
 
Kurt A. DeBord, & Kathleen J. Bieschke (eds.)
 
Handbook of Affirmative Psychotherapy with Lesbians and Gay Men – Ritter & Terndrup
 
Lesbian & Bisexual Identities: Constructing Communities, Constructing Selves – K.G. Esterberg
 
Lesbian, Gay, & Bisexual Identities Over the Lifespan: Psychological Perspectives – A.R. D’Augelli &
 
C.J., Patterson (eds.)
 
Lesbians and Gays in Couples and Families: A Handbook for Therapists – Joan Laird & Robert-Jay
 
Green (eds.)
 
Lesbian Psychologies – Boston Lesbian Psychologies Collective (eds.)
 
Lesbian Lives: Psychoanalytic Narratives Old & New – Maggie Magee & Diana C. Miller
 
Psychological Perspective on Lesbian & Gay Male Experiences, 2nd Edition – Linda D. Garnets & D.C. Kimmel (eds.)
 
 
 
GLBTQ General
 
Preventing Heterosexism and Homophobia – Esther Rothblum & Lynne Bond (eds.)
 
True Selves: Understanding Transsexualism – For Families, Friends, Coworkers, & Helping Professionals – Mildred C. Brown & Cloe Ann Rounsley
 
 
 
GLBTQ Legal
 
 
 
A Legal Guide for Lesbian & Gay Couples – Hayden Curry, Denis Clifford & Frederick Hertz
 
Grief and Loss

Living Through Mourning: Finding Comfort and Hope When a Loved One Has Died
– Harriet Sarnoff Schiff
 
The Courage to Grieve
– Judy Tatelbaum
 
Living When a Loved One Has Died
– Earl A. Grollman
 
Necessary Losses
– Judith Viorst
 
On Death and Dying
– Elizabeth Kubler-Ross
 
The Drama and Trauma of Losing a Child
by Douglas Daher
 
The Mourning Handbook : The Most Comprehensive Resource Offering Practical and Compassionate Advice on Coping With All Aspects of Death and Dying
– Helen Fitzgerald
 
Motherless Daughters
– Hope Edelman
 

Health, Mind-Body, Spirit

Full Catastrophe Living
– Jon Kabat-Zinn
 
Fire in the Soul: A New Psychology of Spiritual Optimism
– Joan Borysenko
 
The Power is Within You
– Louise Hay
 
Simple Abundance: A Daybook of Comfort and Joy
– Sarah Ban Breathnach
 
If Life Is A Game, These Are The Rules
– Cherie Carter-Scott
 
The Road Less Traveled
– Scott Peck
 
Mental Illness

Change Your Brain, Change Your Life: The Breakthrough Program for Conquering Anxiety, Depression, Obsessiveness, Anger, and Impulsiveness
– Daniel G. Amen

Moodswing (about Bipolar Disorder)
– Ronald R. Fieve
 
Why Am I Up, Why Am I Down? Understanding Bipolar Disorder
– Roger Granet
 
New Hope for People With Bipolar Disorder
– Jan Fawcett, Bernard Golden, Nancy Rosenfeld
 
Surviving Schizophrenia: A Manual for Families, Consumers, and Providers
– Fuller Torrey
 
Coping With Schizophrenia: A Guide for Families
– Kim Tornval Mueser
 
How to Cope With Mental Illness in Your Family : A Self-Care Guide for Siblings, Offspring, and Parents
– Diane T. Marsh
 

Men’s Issues

I Don’t Want to Talk About It
– Terrance Reel
 
Men in Therapy: The Challenge of Change
– Richard Meth & Robert Pasick
 

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Tormenting Thoughts and Secret Rituals: The Hidden Epidemic of Obessive-Compulsive Disorder
– Ian Osborne (1998). NY: Pantheon Books.
 
Treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
– Gail Steketee (1993). NY: Guilford.
 
Stop Obsessing! Overcome Your Obsessions and Compulsions
– Edna Foa & Reid Wilson
 

Procrastination

The Procrastinator's Handbook: Mastering the Art of Doing It Now
– Rita Emmett
 
Procrastination: Why You Do it, What To Do About It
– Jane Burka & Lenora Yuen
 
The Now Habit: Overcoming Procrastination and Enjoying Guilt-Free Play
– Neil A. Fiore

Do It Now! : Break the Procrastination Habit
– William J. Knaus, & John W. Edgerly


Parenting

Children of the Self-Absorbed: A Grown-Up’s Guide to Getting over Narcissistic Parents
– Nina Brown
 
Raising a Responsible Child
– Don Dinkmeyer and Gary McKay
 
How to Talk so Kids Will Listen and Listen so Kids Will Talk
– Adele Faber & Elaine Mazlish
 
Parent Effectiveness Training (PET)
– Thomas Gordon
 
Letting Go: A Parents' Guide to Understanding the College Years
– Karen Levin Coburn
 

Perfectionism

Never Good Enough: Freeing Yourself From Chains of Perfectionism
– Monica Ramirez Basco
 
Perfectionism: What's Bad About Being Too Good
– Miriam Adderholdt

Never Good Enough: How to Use Perfectionism to Your Advantage
– Monica Ramirez Basco
 
Transformation Soup: Healing for the Splendidly Imperfect
– Sark
 
Too Perfect:: When Being in Control Gets Out of Control
– Allan E. Mallinger & Jeannette Dewyze
 
Overcoming Perfectionism: The Key to Balanced Recovery
– Ann W. Smith
 
When Perfect Isn't Good Enough: Strategies for Coping With Perfectionism
– Martin M. Antony
 

Rape and Sexual Assault

I Never Called it Rape: Recognizing, Fighting and Surviving Date Rape
– Robin Warshaw
 
Recovering from Rape
– Linda A. Ledray & Linda E. Ledray
 
When You Are the Partner of a Rape or Incest Survivor
– Robert Barry Levine
 
Sexual Assault: Will I Ever Feel Okay Again?
– Kay Scott

Recovery
– Helen Benedict & Susan Brison
 
Healing Your Sexual Self
– Janet Woititz

After Silence: Rape and My Journey Back
– Nancy Venable Raine
 
Telling: A Memoir of Rape and Recovery
– Patricia Weaver Francisco
 
Trust After Trauma: A Guide to Relationships for Survivors
– Aphrodite Matsakis
 

Relationship Breakup

Letting Go: A 12-Week Personal Action Program to Overcome a Broken Heart
– Zev Wanderer & Tracy Cabot
 
How to Break Your Addiction to a Person
– Howard Halpern
 
Rebuilding When Your Relationship Ends
– Bruce Fisher, Robert Alberti, & Virginia Satir
 

Relationship (General Couples Issues)

Dance of Anger: Woman’s Guide to Changing Patterns of Intimate Relationships
– Harriet Lerner
 
The Dance of Intimacy
– Harriet Lerner
 
The Couple’s Journey: Intimacy as a Path to Wholeness
– Susan M. Campbell
 
The seven principles for making marriage work
 
-by Gottman and Silver
 
 
 
10 lessons to transform your marriage
 
- Gottman and Declaire
 
 
 
Getting the Love You Want: A Guide for Couples
– Harville Hendrix
 
Keeping the Love You Find: A Guide For Singles
– Harville Hendrix
 
Relationship Rescue: A Seven-Step Strategy for Reconnecting With Your Partner
– Phil McGraw
 
Communicating in Relationships: A Guide for Couples & Professionals
– Frank D. Fincham, etc.
 
In the Meantime: Finding Yourself and the Love You Want
– Iyanla Vanzant
 
Passionate Attachments: Thinking About Love
– Willard Gaylin & Ethel Pearson
 
Couple’s Guide to Communication
– John M. Gottman
 
Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus: A Practical Guide for Improving Communication and Getting What You Want in Your Relationships
– John Gray
 
We Have To Talk
– Samual Shom & Janet Surrey
 

Self Esteem

Self-Esteem: A Proven Program of Cognitive Techniques for Assessing, Improving, and Maintaining Your Self-Esteem
– Matthew McKay & Patrick Fanning
 
The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem
– Nathaniel Branden

How to Raise Your Self-Esteem
– Nathaniel Branden
 
Revolution From Within: A Book of Self Esteem
– Gloria Steinem
 
Women And Self Esteem
– Linda Sanford & Mary Ellen Donovan
 
Intimate Connections
– David Burns
 
Ten Days to Self Esteem
– David Burns
 
Confidence: Finding it and Loving it
– Barbara DeAngelis
 
Love 101: To Love Oneself is the Beginning of a Lifelong Romance
– Peter McWilliams
 

Self-Help/Personal Growth (General)

Happier
– Tal Ben-Shahar
 
Heart of the Mind
– Connirae Andreas & Steve Andreas
 
Using Your Brain for a Change
– Richard Bandler
 
A New Guide To Rational Living
– Albert Ellis & Robert Harper
 

Self-Injury

Cutting: Understanding and Overcoming Self-Mutilation
– Steven Levenkron
 
A Bright Red Scream: Self-Mutilation and the Language of Pain
– Marilee Strong
 
The Scarred Soul: Understanding & Ending Self-Inflicted Violence
– Tracy Alderman
 
Bodily Harm: The Breakthrough Healing Program for Self-injurers
– Jennifer Kingsonbloom, Karen Conterio, Wendy Lader
 
Sexual Abuse

Sexual Healing Journey: A Guide for Survivors of Sexual Abuse
– Wendy Maltz
 
Allies in Healing
– Laura Davis (for spouses of sexual abuse victims)
 
Courage to Heal: Guide for Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse
– Ellen Bass & Laura Davis
 
Incest and Sexuality: A Guide to Understanding
– Wendy Maltz
 
A Safe Place: Beyond Sexual Abuse
– Jan Morrison
 

Sexuality

Ask Me Anything: A Sex Therapist Answers the Most Important Questions
– Marty Klein
 
Your Sexual Secrets: When to Keep Them, When and How to Tell
– Marty Klein
 
Intellectual Foreplay: Questions for Lovers and Lovers-To-Be
– Eve Eschner Hogan
 
Arousal: Bodies and Pleasure
– M. Roth
 
Body Language Secrets: A Guide During Courtship and Dating
– R. Don Steele
 

Shyness

Shyness: A Bold New Approach: Managing Your Shyness at Work, Making Small Talk, Navigating Social Situations
– Bernardo Carducci
 
The Shyness & Social Anxiety Workbook: Proven Techniques for Overcoming Your Fears
– Martin M. Antony & Richard P. Swinson
 
How to Start a Conversation and Make Friends
– Don Gabor
 
Beyond Shyness: How to Conquer Social Anxieties
– Jonathan Berent & Amy Lemley
 
Hidden Face of Shyness: Overcoming Social Anxiety
– Franklin Schneier & Lawrence Welkowitz
 
People Skills
– Robert Bolton
 

Stress Management

The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook
– M. Davis, E. Eshelman & M. McKay
 
Coping With Stress in College
– Mark Rowh
 
Kicking Your Stress Habits
– Donald A. Tubesing
 
Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers: Guide to Stress-Related Diseases, and Coping
– Robert Sapolsky
 
Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life
– Jon Kabat-Zinn
 

Suicide


No Time To Say Goodbye: Surviving the Suicide of a Loved One
– Carla Fine
 
When Bad Things Happen To Good People
– Harold Kushner
 

Time Management

Time Management from the Inside Out: The Foolproof System for Taking Control of Your Schedule and Your Life
– Julie Morgenstern
 
Stop Clutter From Stealing Your Life
– Mike Nelson

Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity
– David Allen
 
Checklists for Life: 104 Lists to Help You Get Organized, Save Time, and Unclutter Your Life
– Kirsten M. Lagatree
 
How to Get Control of Your Time and Your Life
– Alan Lakein
 

Wellness

Living in Balance: A Dynamic Approach for Creating Harmony & Wholeness in a Chaotic World
– Joel Levey & Michelle Levey
 
Journal to the Self: 22 Paths to Personal Growth
– Kathleen Adams
 
Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom: Creating Physical and Emotional Health and Healing
– Christine Northrup
 
Eating Well For Optimum Health: The Essential Guide to Food, Diet, and Nutrition
– Andrew Weil
 
Spontaneous Healing : How to Discover and Embrace Your Body's Natural Ability to Maintain and Heal Itself
– Andrew Weil
 

Women’s Issues
 
The healing Connection
– Jean Baker Miller
 
A Woman’s Book of Life (biological, psychological & spirituality of the feminine life Cycle)
– Joan Boryseniko
 
The Mismeasure of Women
– Carol Tavris
 
Empowering Women
– Louise Hay
 
 
 
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