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Recommended Reading

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ADHD / executive functioning

Taking Charge of ADHD: The Complete, Authoritative Guide for Parents
by Russell A. Barkley

Delivered from Distraction: Getting the Most out of Life with Attention Deficit Disorder by Edward M. Hallowell and John J. Rate

You Mean I’m Not Lazy, Stupid or Crazy?! A Self-Help Book for Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder by Kate Kelly and Peggy Ramundo

Smart but Scattered by Peg Dawson and Richard Guare

Mastering Your Adult ADHD by Steven A. Safren, Susan Sprich, Carol A. Perlman, & Michael W. Otto

Executive Skills in Children and Adolescents (2nd Edition): A Practical Guide to Assessment and Intervention by Peg Dawson and Richard Guare

Understanding Girls with AD/HD by Kathleen Nadeau, Ellen Littman, and Patricia Quinn

 

 

 abuse and recovery

The Courage to Heal: A Guide for Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse by Ellen Bass and Laura Davis

The Emotionally Abused Woman by Beverly Engel

The Sexual Healing Journey: A Guide for Survivors of Sexual Abuse by Wendy Maltz

Incest and Sexuality by Wendy Maltz

Healing the Shame that Binds by J. Bradshaw

 

 

academics / learning disorders

A Mind at a Time by Melvin Levin

Thinking Differently: An Inspiring Guide for Parents of Children with Learning Disabilities by David Flink

Dyslexia: A Complete Guide for Parents by Gavin Reed

 

 

anxiety

The Anxiety & Phobia Workbook, Fourth Edition by Edmund J. Bourne

Worry by Edward M. Hallowell

Freeing Your Child From Anxiety by Tamar Chansky

The Relaxation & Stress Reduction Workbook, Sixth Edition by M. Davis, E. R. Eschelman, & M. McKay

 

 

asperger’s and autism

The OASIS Guide to Asperger Syndrome: Completely Revised and Updated: Advice, Support, Insight, and Inspiration by P.R. Bashe, B. L. Kirby, S. Baron-Cohen, and T. Attwood

The Asperger’s Answer Book: Professional Answers to 275 of the Top Questions Parents Ask by S. Ashley

A Parent's Guide to High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder, Second Edition: How to Meet the Challenges and Help Your Child Thrive 2nd Edition by Sally Ozonoff, Geraldine Dawson, and James McPartland

Solving Executive Function Challenges: Simple Ways to Get Kids with Autism Unstuck and on Target by Lauren Kenworthy , Laura Gutermuth Anthony, Katie Alexander, Monica Werner, Lynn Cannon, Lisa Greenman

 

 

Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

Taking Charge of ADHD: The Complete, Authoritative Guide for Parents
by Russell A. Barkley

Delivered from Distraction: Getting the Most out of Life with Attention Deficit Disorder
by Edward M. Hallowell and John J. Rate

You Mean I’m Not Lazy, Stupid or Crazy?! A Self-Help Book for Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder by Kate Kelly and Peggy Ramundo

Smart but Scattered by Peg Dawson and Richard Guare

Mastering Your Adult ADHD by Steven A. Safren, Susan Sprich, Carol A. Perlman, & Michael W. Otto

 

 

brainspotting

Brainspotting: The Revolutionary New Therapy for Rapid and Effective Change
by David Grand, PhD

Brainspotting with Young People: An Adventure into the Mind
by Mark Grixti

 

 

Childhood Bullying

Bully Busters: A Teacher’s Manual for Helping Bullies, Victims, and Bystanders (Grades K-5) by Arthur Horne, Christi Bartolomucci, and Dawn Newman-Carlson

Bully Busters: A Teacher’s Manual for Helping Bullies, Victims, and Bystanders (Grades 6-8)
by Dawn Newman-Carlson, Arthur Horne, and Christi Bartolomucci

Odd Girl Out: The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls by Rachel Simmons

 

 

children’s books

The Boy and The Bear (anxiety/relaxation)

A Boy and a Turtle: Relaxation/Stress Management by Lori Lite

Sea Otter Cove: A Relaxation Story by Lori Lite

A Thought Is Just A Thought by Leslie Talley (OCD)

I Just Want to Do It My Way by Julia Cook

My Mouth is a Volcano by Julia Cook and Carrie Hartman

It’s Hard to be a Verb by Julia Cook and Carrie Hartman

Wilma Jean the Worry Machine by Julia Cook

It’s Just a Game by Julia Cook

When My Worries Get Too Big by Karl D Buron (anxiety/relaxation)

Peaceful Piggy Medication by Kerry Lee MacLean

Don’t Rant & Rave On Wednesdays! by Adolf Moser (stress management)

Don’t Feed the Monster on Tuesdays! by Adolf Moser (self-esteem)

Don’t Pop Your Cork on Mondays! by Adolf Moser (anger management)

 

 

children’s mental health

CBT Toolbox for Children and Adolescents: Over 200 Worksheets & Exercises for Trauma, ADHD, Autism, Anxiety, Depression & Conduct Disorders by Lisa Phifer, Amanda Crowde, Tracy Elsenraat, Robert Hull

 Depressed Child: A Parent's Guide for Rescuing Kids by Douglas A. Riley

 

 

couples

The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work by John M. Gottman, Ph.D.

The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts by Gary Chapman

Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love by Dr. Sue Johnson

 

 

depression

The Depression Workbook: A Guide for Living with Depression and Manic Depression, Second Edition by Mary Ellen Copeland and Matthew McKay

Mind Over Mood: Change How You Feel by Changing the Way You Think by Dennis Greenberger & Christine Padesky

The Feeling Good Handbook by David Burns

Feeling Good by David Burns

Overcoming Depression One Step At A Time by M. Addis and C. Martell

 

 

Diversity / Multicultural Perspectives

Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? by B. T. Tatum

 

 

divorce / family changes

Mom’s House, Dad’s House: Making Two Homes for Your Child
by Isolina Ricci

Making Divorce Easier on Your Child: 50 Effective Ways to Help Children Adjust
by Nicholas Long and Rex L. Forehand

Cooperative Parenting and Divorce & Crossroads of Parenting and Divorce workbooks at www.cooperativeparenting.com

Helping Children Cope with Divorce by Edward Teber

The Good Divorce: Keeping Your Family Together When Your Marriage Comes Apart by Constance Ahrons

The Truth About Children And Divorce: Dealing With The Emotions So You And Your Child Can Thrive by R. Emery

 

 

eating disorders

Life Without Ed: How One Woman Declared Independence from Her Eating Disorder and How You Can Too by Jenni Schaefer and Thom Rutledge

Goodbye Ed, Hello Me: Recover from Your Eating Disorder and Fall in Love with Life by Jenni Schaefer

Eating in the Light of the Moon by Anita Johnston

The Secret Language of Eating Disorders by Peggy Claude-Pierre

Not All Black Girls Know How to Eat- A Story of Bulimia by Stephanie Covington Armstrong

Lying in Weight: The Hidden Epidemic of Eating Disorders in Adult Women by Trisha Guru

8 Keys to Recovery From An Eating Disorder: Effective Strategies from Therapeutic Practice and Personal Experience by Carolyn Cosin adn Gwen Schubert Grabb

Body Drama by Nancy Amanda Redd

100 Questions & Answers About Anorexia Nervosa by Sari Fine Shepphird

Anorexics and Bulimiics Anonymous: The Fellowship Details Its Program of Recovery for Anorexia and Bulimia

The Overcoming Bulimia Workbook by R. E. McCabe, t. McFarlane, & M. P. Olmsted

The Mindfulness & Acceptance Workbook for Bulimia by E.K. Sandoz, K.G. Wilson, & T. DuFrene

The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook for Bulimia by E. Astrachan-Fletcher & M. Maslar

The Binge Eating & Compulsive Overeating Workbook by C. C. Ross

Father Hunger: Fathers, Daughters, and Pursuit of Thinness by M. Maine

Family Eating Disorders Manual: Guiding Families Through the Maze of Eating Disorders by L. Hill, D. Dagg, M. Levine, & L. Smolak, et. al

Your Dieting Daughter: Antidotes Parents Can Provide for Body Dissatisfaction, Excessive Dieting, and Disordered Eating by C. Costin

The Parent’s Guide to Eating Disorders: Supporting Self-Esteem, Healthy Eating, and Positive Body Image at Home by M. Herrin & N. Matsumoto

Intuitive Eating: A Revolutionary Program that Works by E. Tribole & E. Resch

Eat, Drink, and Be Mindful Workbook by S. Albers

Eating Mindfully by S. Albers

Finding Your Voice Through Creativity: The Art and Journaling Workbook for Disordered Eating by M. Jacobson-Levy & M. Foy-Tomay

Women, Food and God: An Unexpected Path to Almost Everything by G. Roth

Almost Anorexic: Is My (or my loved one’s) Relationship with Food a Problem? by J.J. Thomas & J. Schaefer

The Ultimate Tween Survival Guide by D. Zeckhausen

 

 

EMDR

Getting Past Your Past: Take Control of Your Life with Self-Help Techniques from EMDR Therapy by Francine Shapiro PhD

EMDR

 

 

Existential Quest

Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl

 

 

grief

Transcending Loss: Understanding the Lifelong Impact of Grief and How to Make It Meaningful by Ashley Davis Bush

 

 

healthy living

Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead by Brene Brown

Ten Days to Self-Esteem by David D. Burns

 

 

imago relationship therapy

Imago Relationship Therapy

 

 

interesting reads

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain

Why Do They Act That Way? A Survival Guide to the Adolescent Brain for You and Your Teen by David Walsh

 

 

learning differences

A Mind at a Time by Melvin D. Levin

Dyslexia: A Complete Guide for Parents by Gavin Reed

The Out-of-Sync Child by Carol Stock Kranowitz

Raising a Gifted Child: A Parenting Success Handbook by Carol Ferti

 

 

mindfulness and meditation

Being Zen: Bringing Meditation to Life by Ezra Bayda and Charlotte Joko Beck

Peace Is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life by Thich Nhat Hanh-          

No More Meltdowns: Positive Strategies for Managing and Preventing Out-Of-Control Behavior by Jed Baker

What Do I Say?: The Therapist's Guide to Answering Client Questions by Linda N. Edelstein and Charles A. Waehler

 

 

mood / anxiety

Mind Over Mood: Change How You Feel by Changing the Way You Think by Dennis Greenberger & Christine Padesky

Mind Over Mood, Second Edition: Change How You Feel by Changing the Way You Think by Dennis Greenberger and Christine A. Padesky

 

 

Obesity Issues/Weight Management

The Beck Diet Solution Workbook by Judith S. Beck

The Appetite Awareness Workbook by Linda W. Craighead

Winning After Losing: Keep Off the Weight You’ve Lost Forever by Stacey Halprin

Diets Don’t Work! Healing the Cycles of Yo-Yo Dieting & Emotional Overeating! by Rebecca Cooper

 

 

OCD

Brain Lock Free Yourself from Obsessive-Compulsive Behavior by Jeffrey M. Scwartz

Talking Back to OCD: The Program that Helps Kids and Teens Say “No Way” and Parents Say “Way to Go’ by John March & Christine Benton

 

 

parenting

Parenting with Love & Logic: Teaching Children Responsibility by Foster Cline and Jim Fay

Raising Resilient Children : Fostering Strength, Hope, and Optimism in Your Child by Robert Brooks and Sam Goldstein

Parenting the Strong-Willed Child: The Clinically Proven Five-Week Program for Parents of Two- to Six-Year-Olds by Rex Forehand and Nicholas Long

1-2-3 Magic: Effective Discipline for Children 2-12, Third Edition by Thomas W. Phelan

Positive Discipline by Jane Nelsen

Reviving Ophelia: Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls by Mary Pipher

Why Do They Act That Way? A Survival Guide to the Adolescent Brain for You and Your Teen by David Walsh

Get Out of My Life, but First Could You Drive Me & Cheryl to the Mall: A Parent’s Guide to the New Teenager, Revised and Updated by Anthony E. Wolf

How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish

1-2-3 Magic: 3-Step Discipline for Calm, Effective, and Happy Parenting by Thomas Phelan

Positive Discipline: The Classic Guide to Helping Children Develop Self-Discipline, Responsibility, Cooperation, and Problem-Solving Skills by Jane Nelsen

Positive Discipline for Preschoolers: For Their Early Years--Raising Children Who are Responsible, Respectful, and Resourceful by Jane Nelsen

Positive Discipline: The First Three Years: From Infant to Toddler--Laying the Foundation for Raising a Capable, Confident Child by Jane Nelsen

Positive Discipline A-Z: 1001 Solutions to Everyday Parenting Problems by Jane Nelsen

Positive Discipline Parenting Tools: The 49 Most Effective Methods to Stop Power Struggles, Build Communication, and Raise Empowered, Capable Kids by jane Nelsen

 Positive Discipline for Teenagers: Empowering Your Teens and Yourself Through Kind and Firm Parenting by Jane Nelsen

Solve Your Child's Sleep Problems by Richard Ferber

The Picky Eater Project: 6 Weeks to Happier, Healthier Family Mealtimes by Natalie Digate Muth and Sally Sampson

 

 

play therapy

Play Therapy

 

 

relationship issues

The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman

After the Affair: Healing the Pain and Rebuilding Trust When a Partner has Been Unfaithful by Janis Abrahms Spring

Codependent No More: How to Stop Controlling Others and Start Caring for Yourself by Melody Beattie

 

 

self-understanding

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain

 

 

spiritual perspectives

Inner Peace for Busy People by Joan Z. Borysenko

The Lady, The Lover, and Her Lord by T.D. Jakes

Maximize the Moment: God’s Action Plan For Your Life by T.D. Jakes

Taking the Leap: Freeing Ourselves form Old Habits and Fears by Pema Chodron

The Places that Scare You:  A Guide to Fearlessness in Difficult Times by Pema Chodron

The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself by Michael A. Singer

Radical Acceptance: Embracing Your Life With the Heart of a Buddha by Tara Brach

 

 

women’s issues

The Nice Girl Syndrome by Beverly Engel

A Girl’s Guide to Getting Respect & Dealing When Your Line is Crossed by Courtney Macavinta & Andrea Vandel Pluym

You Grow Girl! A Self-Empowering Workbook for Tweens and Teens by G. Scarano-Osika & K. Dever-Johnson

Dance of Anger by H. Lerner

Dance of Intimacy by H. Lerner

Dance of Connection by H. Lerner