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Self-Help Books

Allies in Healing: When the Person You Love Was Sexually Abused As a Child
by Laura Davis
A book from one of the authors of the controversial book The Courage to Heal, this book is written for families of abuse survivors. An excellent resource without the potential problems of the first book. Paperback.

Don't Sweat the Small Stuff... and It's All Small Stuff
by Richard Carlson
A wonderfully readable book which promises "Simple ways to keep the little things from taking over your life." Paperback Also in Cassette.

Fat Is a Feminist Issue: A Self Help Guide for Compulsive Eaters
by Susie Orbach
The classic work which looks at compulsive eating from a feminist perspective. An excellent resource for women exploring these issues. Paperback, Also in Hardcover.

Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy
by David D. Burns
The book Feeling Good was one of the first self-help books providing cognitive techniques to help depressed people when it was published in 1981.Paperback, Also on cassette.

The Feeling Good Handbook
by David D. Burns
The follow-up to Feeling Good. This book provides more information in a format which is easier to use. Paperback.

For Yourself: The Fulfillment of Female Sexuality
by Lonnie Garfield Barbach
Many women cannot regularly have orgasms through intercourse alone. Once considered a disorder, this is now considered normal. Barbach helped change the way we view female sexuality through this book. Paperback.

Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain, and Illness
by Jon Kabat-Zinn
Psychologist Kabat-Zinn helps people with chronic illness improve their lives. Use this excellent resource to improve the quality of your life. Paperback.

Letting Go: A Parents' Guide to Understanding the College Years
by Karen Levin Coburn, Madge Lawrence Treeger
An excellent book for parents of college students. Learn how to allow your son or daughter to become an adult. Paperback.

Mindfulness Meditation: Cultivating the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind
by Jon Kabat-Zinn
Listen to one of the experts on the application of Mindfulness to life. Cassette.

Powerfully Recovered
by Ann Wayman
A 12-step author challenges the movement to let go of the ideas of "never-ending recovery" and "perpetual powerlessness".

Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life
by Jon Kabat-Zinn
This is an extremely readable book which will help you improve the quality of your life. Buy this book if you are unable to enjoy each moment. Also on Cassette

Professional Books

Clinical Health Psychology in Medical Settings: A Practitioner's Handbook
by Cynthia D. Belar, William W. Deardorff
An excellent overview of a psychologist's role in medical settings. Paperback.

Dissociative Identity Disorder: Diagnosis, Clinical Features, and Treatment of Multiple Personality
by Colin A. Ross
Colin Ross has a solid background as a clinician and researcher. Hardcover.

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing: Basic Principles, Protocols, and Procedures
by Francine Shapiro
The definitive professional book on EMDR. Hardcover.

The Healing Power of Play: Working With Abused Children
by Eliana Gil
One of the best authors on working with children who have been abused. Hardcover.

Healing the Incest Wound: Adult Survivors in Therapy
by Christine A. Courtois
A psychologist in the Washington DC area writes about her work and the work of others. Hardcover.

Helping Traumatized Families (Social and Behavioral Science Series)
by Charles R. Figley
A book for professionals from from an expert in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Hardcover.

Mental Health Internet Pocket Guide
by David G. Lukoff
A pocket-sized book with many of the best mental health sites listed. Maybe this site will be in the next edition?

Mind-Body Therapy: Methods of Ideodynamic Healing in Hypnosis
by Ernest L. Rossi, David B. Cheek
A 1994 book on Mind-Body Medicine by two of the best. Paperback.

The Psychobiology of Mind-Body Healing: New Concepts of Therapeutic Hypnosis
by Ernest L. Rossi
The best integration of new research on psychoneuroimmunology with hypnosis and psychotherapy. Rossi is a creative genius, and this work will stand the test of time. Hardcover.

Relapse Prevention: Maintenance Strategies in the Treatment of Addictive Behaviors
by G. Alan Marlatt, Judith R. Gordon
The classic work on preventing relapse in addictions. Hardcover.

The Theory and Practice of Group Psychotherapy
by Irvin D. Yalom
This is the 1995 revision of the classic work on group psychotherapy. Hardcover.

Therapy for Adults Molested As Children: Beyond Survival
by John Briere
Briere's books are always thoroughly grounded in research and accessible to clinicians. This one is a must-read if you work with these clients. Hardcover.

Traumatic Stress: The Effects of Overwhelming Experience on Mind, Body, and Society
by Bessel A. van der Kolk, et al
This is an excellent work on the effects of trauma. It includes information on "Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder," a symptom cluster often seen in trauma survivors.

Uncommon Therapy: The Psychiatric Techniques of Milton H. Erickson, M.D.
by Jay Haley
Probably the most accessible introduction to Erickson's work. A wonderfully readable primer on ideas such as meeting the client in their world and utilizing resistance to facilitate change.

Books for a Wide Audience

Bulimarexia: The Binge/Purge Cycle
by Boskind-White & Boskind-White
One of the early books on Anorexia and Bulimia which has been revised and is still relevant. Paperback.

Data Smog: Surviving the Information Glut
by David Shenk
Information overload is a problem for many of us. Here are some ways to cope.

E.M.D.R.: The Breakthrough Therapy for Overcoming Anxiety, Stress, and Trauma
by Francine Shapiro, Margot Silk Forrest
The 1997 book explaining EMDR to a lay and professional audience. Hardcover.

Girl, Interrupted
by Susanna Kaysen
The true story of woman who spent 2 years in a mental hospital at age 18. It questions some of our institutions while affirming creativity and individuality. Paperback.

Healing and the Mind
by Bill Moyers
This is the excellent PBS series on mind-body medicine narrated by Bill Moyers. The video is no longer available. The cassettes are a bargain. Hardcover. Also in: Paperback & Cassettes.

Healing into Life and Death
by Stephen Levine
A different sort of book on healing, and a different sort of book on grief. Stephen Levine bridges these fields in a compassionate way. Paperback.

The Hurried Child: Growing Up Too Fast Too Soon
by David Elkind
Read the book that started the discussion of the pressures on youth today. Does this describe your family? Paperback.

The Insider's Guide to Mental Health Resources Online (The Clinician's Toolbox)
by John Grohol
A paper guide to online mental health resources by the webmaster of Mental Health Net. Paperback.

Shame and Pride: Affect, Sex, and the Birth of the Self
by Donald L. Nathanson
A groundbreaking book about emotions. Nathanson is making "Affect Theory" accessible.

TechnoStress: Coping With Technology @WORK @HOME @PLAY
by Michelle M. Weil & Larry D. Rosen
Some practical advice for dealing with the stresses of the Information Age.

The Rights of People With Mental Disabilities: The Basic A.C.L.U. Guide to the Rights of People With Mental Illness and Mental Retardation
by Robert M. Levy, et al
An important book as the Americans with Disabilities Act begins to be enforced.

Unfinished Business: Pressure Points in the Lives of Women
by Maggie Scarf
A journalist writes a readable book about the weight of the past in our lives. Not for women only. Paperback.

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