Reading List

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We are offering guidance to selected websites and books that have proven helpful to our patients in understanding conditions and actively working to be healthy.

The clinician who recommends the site or book is noted in parentheses.

The first websites listed provide considerable balanced information about a variety of problems and disorders and are a good starting pointing patient education.

General

Abuse

  • Courage to Heal: A Guide for Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse,
    by Bass, Ellen and Laura Davis (Harvey)
  • Toxic Parents: Overcoming Their Hurtful Legacy and Reclaiming Your Life,
    Forward, Susan and Craig Buck (Sori)
  • The Right Questions: Ten Essential Questions To Guide You To An Extraordinary Life,
    Ford, Debbie (Sori)
    (Back to Top)

Addiction

  • I'm Dancing as Fast as I Can,
    Gordon, Barbara (Martin)
  • Film Resources:
    • Requiem for a Dream Aronofsky, Darren (Martin)
    • Drug Store Cowboy, Van Sant, Gus (Martin)
      (Back to Top)

ADHD

  • Taking Charge of ADHD: The Complete Authoritative Guide,
    Barkley, Russell A., PhD ABPP ABCN (Yanchak, P. Winslett)
  • Late, Lost, and Unprepared: A Parents' Guide to Helping Children with Executive Functioning,
    Cooper-Kahn, Joyce (Ph.D) and Laurie Dietzel, Ph.D. (Thompson)
  • Smart, but Scattered: The Revolutionary "Executive Skills" Approach to Helping Kids Reach Their Potential,
    Dawson, Peg (EdD) and Richard Guare, Ph.D. (Thompson)
  • The Organized Student: Teaching Children the Skills for Success in School and Beyond,
    Goldberg, Donna and Jennifer Zwiebel (Kemp)
  • Delivered from Distraction: Getting the Most out of Life with Attention Deficit Disorder,
    Hallowell, Edward M. and John J. Ratey M.D. (Kemp)
  • Driven to Distraction: Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder from Childhood through Adulthood,
    Hallowell, Edward M. and John J. Ratey M.D. (Rogers)
  • The Gift of ADHD: How to Transform Your Child's Problems into Strengths,
    Honos-Webb, Laura (Kemp)
  • You Mean I'm Not Lazy, Stupid, or Crazy?!: The Classic Self-Help Book for Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder, Kelly, Kate, Peggy Ramundo, and Edward M. Hallowell M.D. (Kemp)
  • The ADHD Workbook for Parents,
    Parker, Harvey C. (Haigler)
  • Putting on the Brakes: Understanding and Taking Control of Your ADD or ADHD,
    Quinn, Patricia, Judith M. Stern, and Joe Lee (Haigler)
  • Jumpin' Jake Settles Down: A Workbook to Help Impulsive Children Learn to Think Before They Act,
    Shapiro, Lawrence E. (Haigler)
  • ADHD and Me: What I Learned from Lighting Fires at the Dinner Table,
    Taylor, Blake E. S. (Kemp)
  • The Survival Guide for Kids with ADD or ADHD,
    Taylor, John F. (Haigler)
  • Give Your ADD Teen a Chance: A Guide for Parents of Teenagers With Attention Deficit Disorder,
    Weiss, Lynn (Haigler)
  • Web Resources:
    • A.D.D. WareHouse: The Leading Resource for the Understanding and Treatment of All Developmental Disorders, Including ADHD and Related Problems
      www.addwarehouse.com (Haigler)
    • ADDitude: Living Well With Attention Deficit
      www.additudemag.com (Kemp)
    • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: ADHD
      www.cdc.gov (Haigler)
    • Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
      www.chadd.org (Haigler, Schachter)
    • National Institute of Mental Health: ADHD
      www.nimh.nih.gov (Haigler)
    • National Resource Center on ADHD
      www.help4adhd.org (Haigler)
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Alzheimer Disease

  • The 36-Hour day: A Family Guide to Caring for Persons with Alzheimer Disease, Related Dementing Illnesses, and Memory Loss in Later Life, by Nancy L. Mace and Peter V. Rabins
  • The Story of My Father: A Memoir,
    Miller, Sue (Rogers)
    (Back to Top)

Anger Management

  • Act on Life Not on Anger:The New Acceptance & Commitment Therapy Guide to Problem Anger,
    Eifert, Georg H., Matthew McKay, John P. Forsyth, and Steven C. Hayes (White)
  • Emotional Blackmail: When the People in Your Life Use Fear, Obligation, and Guilt to Manipulate You,
    Forward, Susan and Donna Frazier (Sori)
  • The Explosive Child: A New Approach for Understanding and Parenting Easily Frustrated, Chronically Inflexible Children, Greene, Ross W. (P. Winslett)
  • The Dance of Anger: A Woman's Guide to Changing the Patterns of Intimate Relationships,
    Lerner, Harriet (Storey, Rogers, R. Grayson)
  • When Anger Hurts: Quieting the Storm Within,
    Rogers, Peter D. (Ph.D) and Judith McKay
    (Back to Top)

Anxiety

  • The Shyness & Social Anxiety Workbook: Proven, Step-by-Step Techniques for Overcoming Your Fear,
    Antony, Martin M. and Richard P. Swinson (White)
  • Mastery of Your Anxiety and Panic: Workbook (Treatments That Work),
    Barlow, David H. and Michelle G. Craske (Winslett, A.)
  • Mastery of Your Anxiety and Worry:Workbook (Treatments That Work),
    Barlow, David H. and Michelle G. Craske (Winslett, A.)
  • The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook,
    Bourne, Edmund J. (White)
  • Coping with Anxiety: 10 Simple Ways to Relieve Anxiety, Fear & Worry,
    Bourne, Edmund J.
  • Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy,
    Burns, David D. (Martin, White)
  • When Panic Attacks: The New, Drug-Free, Anxiety Therapy That Can Change Your Life,
    Burns, David D. (White)
  • The Feeling Good Handbook,
    Burns, David D. (White)
  • SOS Help for Emotions: Managing Anxiety, Anger, and Depression,
    Clark, Lynn PhD (White)
  • The Worry Cure: Seven Steps to Stop Worry from Stopping You,
    Leahy, Robert (Winslett, A.)
  • Anxiety Free: Unravel Your Fears Before They Unravel You,
    Leahy, Robert (Winslett, A.)
  • Depressed and Anxious,
    Marra, Thomas
  • Reactive Attachment Disorder
    www.radkid.org (Thomas)
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Aspergers / Autism

  • The OASIS Guide to Asperger Syndrome: Completely Revised and Updated: Advice, Support, Insight, and Inspiration, Bashe, Patricia Romanowski, Barbara L. Kirby, Simon Baron-Cohen,
    and Tony Attwood (P. Winslett)
  • Quirky, Yes — Hopeless, No: Practical Tips to Help Your Child with Asperger's Syndrome Be More Socially Accepted, Norall, Cynthia La Brie, Ph.D. (Nadler)
  • Overcoming Autism: Finding the Answers, Strategies, and Hope That Can Transform a Child's Life,
    Koegel, Lynn Kern and Claire LaZebnik (P. Winslett)
  • Does My Child Have Austism? A Parent's Guide to Early Detection and Intervention in Autism Spectrum Disorders, Stone, Wendy L and Theresa Foy DiGeronimo (Yanchak)
  • Speech, Occupational, and Behavior Therapists in AL:
    www.autism-alabama.org (Yanchak)
    (Back to Top)

Assertiveness

  • The Assertive Option: Your Rights and Responsibilities,
    Jakubowski, Patricia and Arthur J. Lange (Sori)
    (Back to Top)

Bipolar

  • The Bipolar Workbook: Tools for Controlling Your Mood Swings,
    Basco, Monica Ramirez (White)
  • Manic-Depressive Illness,
    Goodwin, and Jamison
  • An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness,
    Jamison, Kay Redfield (Aston)
  • Night Falls Fast,
    Jamison, Kay Redfield
  • Survival Guide for Bipolar Disorder: What You and Your Family Need to Know,
    Miklowistz, David Jay (Hennick)
  • The Stanley Foundation
    www.thestanleyfoundation.org (Schachter)
    (Back to Top)

Borderline

  • The Borderline Personality Disorder Survival Guide,
    Chapman, Alex and Kim Gratz
  • Borderline Personality Disorder Demystified,
    Friedel, Robert
  • I Hate You, Don't Leave Me: Understanding the Borderline Personality,
    Kreisman, Jerold J. and Hal Straus (White)
  • Sometimes I Act Crazy,
    Kreisman, Jerold J. and Hal Straus
  • Skills Training Manual for Borderline Personality Disorder,
    Linehan, Marsha M. (White)
  • The Angry Heart, Santoro, and Cohen
  • For family members of those with BPD
    • Stop Walking on Eggshells, Mason & Kreger
    • The Stop Walking on Eggshells Workbook, Kreger & Shirley
    • Understanding the Borderline Mother, Lawson
  • Borderline Personality Disorder Central
    www.bpdcentral.com (Ross)
    (Back to Top)

Bullying

  • Please Stop Laughing at Me: One Woman's Inspirational True Story,
    Blanco, Jodee (Kemp)
  • Please Stop Laughing at Us: One Survivor's Extraordinary Quest to Prevent School Bullying,
    Blanco, Jodee (Kemp)
  • Bullyproof Your Child: An Expert's Advice on Teaching Children to Defend Themselves,
    Vitali, Keith (Kemp)
    (Back to Top)

Codependency

  • Codependent No More: How to Stop Controlling Others and Start Caring for Yourself,
    Beattie, Melody (Harvey)
  • When Helping You is Hurting Me,
    Berry, Carmen Renee (Rogers)
    (Back to Top)

Coping

  • Helping Someone with Mental Illness: A Compassionate Guide for Family, Friends, and Caregivers,
    Carter, Rosalynn and Susan Golant, M.A. (Harvey)
  • Where to Draw the Line: How to Set Healthy Boundaries Every Day,
    Katherine, Anne (Harvey)
    (Back to Top)

Cutting and Self-Injury

Depression

  • Listening to Prozac: The Landmark Book About Antidepresants and the Remaking of the Self,
    Kramer, Peter D. (Coffman)
  • Feeling Good,
    David Burns (Coffman)
  • Depression: Feeling Good and the Feeling Good Handbook,
    David Burns (Coffman)
  • Depressed & Anxious,
    Marra
  • Against Depression,
    Peter D. Kramer (Coffman)
  • What to do When Someone You Love is Depressed,
    Mitch and Susan Golant
  • Darkness Visible,
    Styron
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Divorce

  • Helping Your Kids Cope with Divorce the Sandcastles Way,
    Neuman, M. Gary and Patricia Romanowski (Storey, Brashier, Haigler)
  • Mom's House, Dad's House: Making Two Homes for Your Child,
    Ricci, Isolina (Nadler)
  • How to Parent with Your Ex: Working Together for Your Child's Best Interest,
    Sember, Brette McWhorter (Nadler)
  • The Co-Parenting Survival Guide: Letting Go of Conflict After a Difficult Divorce,
    Thayer, Elizabeth, Ph.D. and Jeffrey Zimmerman, Ph.D. (Nadler)
  • Divorce Poision: How to Protect Your Family from Bad-mouthing and Brainwashing,
    Warshak, Richard Ades (Nadler)
    (Back to Top)

Employment

  • What Color Is Your Parachute? 2011: A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers,
    Bolles, Richard Nelson (Martin)
    (Back to Top)

Female ennui

Food Addiction

  • From the First Bite: A Complete Guide to Recovery from Food Addiction,
    Sheppard, Kay
  • The Body "Knows": How to Tune In to Your Body and Improve Your Health,
    Sutherland, Caroline M.
    (Back to Top)

For Families

  • What to do When Someone You Love is Depressed,
    Golant, Mitch and Susan
  • The Stop Walking on Eggshells Workbook,
    Kreger, Randi
  • Understanding the Borderline Mother,
    Lawson, Christine Ann
  • Stop Walking on Eggshells,
    Mason, Paul T. and Randi Kreger
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness
    www.nami.org (Harvey)
    (Back to Top)

General Health and Well-Being

  • Living Smart,
    Klapow & Pruitt
  • Mind Over Mood,
    Greenberger & Padesky
  • Don't Let Your Emotions Run Your Life,
    Spradlin
  • The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook,
    Davis, Eschelman, & McKay
  • Where to draw the line: how to set healthy boundaries every day,
    Anne Katherine
  • Codependent No More: How to stop controlling others and start caring for yourself,
    Melanie Beatty
    (Back to Top)

Geriatrics

Grief

  • Grief Therapy (Caring Reflections),
    Katafiasz, Karen (White)
  • On Death and Dying,
    Kubler-Ross, Elizabeth (Rogers)
  • When Bad Things Happen to Good People,
    Kushner, Harold S. (Rogers)
  • Lessons of Loss: A Guide to Coping,
    Neimeyer, Robert A. (Yanchak)
  • The Road Less Traveled: A New Psychology of Love, Traditional Values and Spiritual Growth,
    Peck, M. Scott (Rogers)
  • Necessary Losses: The Loves, Illusions, Dependencies, and Impossible Expectations That All of Us Have to Give Up in Order to Grow, Viorst, Judith (Rogers)
    (Back to Top)

Identity

Impulsivity

  • Stop Me Because I Can't Stop Myself: Taking Control of Impulsive Behavior,
    Grant, Jon; S.W. Kim and Gregory Fricchione
    (Back to Top)

Learning Disorders

Marriage

  • The Intimate Enemy: How to Fight Fair in Love and Marriage,
    Bach, George R. and Peter Wydman (Rogers)
  • Boundaries in Marriage,
    Cloud, Henry and Townsend, John (Baker)
  • His Needs, Her Needs: Building an Affair-Proof Marriage,
    Harley, Willard F., Jr. (Baker)
  • Fighting for Your Marriage: A Deluxe Revised Edition of the Classic Best-seller for Enhancing Marriage and Preventing Divorce, Markman, Howard J., Scott M. Stanley, and Susan L. Blumberg (Brashier)
  • After the Affair: Healing the Pain and Rebuilding Trust When a Partner Has Been Unfaithful,
    Spring, Janis
  • Divorce-Busting: A Step-by-Step Approach to Making Your Marriage Loving Again,
    Weiner-Davis, Michele (Baker)
  • Web Resources:
  • Marriage Issues

Memory Loss

  • Age-Proof Your Mind: Detect, Delay, and Prevent Memory Loss — Before It's Too Late,
    Tan, Zaldy S. (Kemp)
    (Back to Top)

Mood Disorders

  • The Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Depression: Using Acceptance & Commitment Therapy to Move Through Depression & Create a Life Worth Living, Strosahl, Kirk D. and Patricia J. Robinson (White)
    (Back to Top)

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

  • Freeing Your Child from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder,
    Cahnsky, Tamar
  • The Obsessive-Compulsive Trap,
    Crawford, Mark
  • Helping Your Child with OCD: A Workbook,
    Fitzgibbons, Lee and Cherry Pedrick
  • The OCD Workbook: Your Guide to Breaking Free from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder,
    Hyman, Bruce M., PhD and Chery Pedrick (White)
  • Confronting the Bully of OCD,
    Marin, Linda
  • Talking Back to OCD: The Program That Helps Kids and Teens Say "No Way" — and Parents Say "Way to Go", Marsh, MD MPH, John S. (Haigler)
  • The Boy Who Couldn't Stop Washing: The Experience and Treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder,
    Rapoport, Judith L. (Coffman)
  • What to do When Your Child Has Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Strategies and Solutions,
    Wagner, Aureen
    (Back to Top)

Optimism

  • Learned Optimism: How to Change Your Mind and Your Life,
    Seligman, Martin E. P. (White)
  • Authentic Happiness: Using the New Positive Psychology to Realize Your Potential for Lasting Fulfillment,
    Seligman, Martin E. P. (White)
    (Back to Top)

Parenting

  • Your Defiant Teen: 10 Steps to Resolve Conflict and Rebuild Your Relationship,
    Barkley, Russell, Ph.D and Arthur L. Robin PhD (Haigler, P. Winslett)
  • Your Defiant Child: Eight Steps to Better Behavior,
    Barkley, Russell, Ph.D and Christine Benton (Kemp, P. Winslett, Haigler)
  • SOS Help for Parents: A Practical Guide for Handling Common Everyday Behavior Problems,
    Clark, Lynn PhD (Yanchak, P. Winslett)
  • Boundaries with Kids: How Healthy Choices Grow Healthy Children,
    Cloud, Henry and Townsend, John (Baker)
  • Boundaries with Teens: When to Say Yes, How to Say No,
    Cloud, Henry and Townsend, John (Baker)
  • Parenting Teens: Stop Negotiating with Your Teen,
    Edgette, Janet Sasson
  • How to Talk So Teens Will Listen & Listen So Teens Will Talk,
    Fabler, Adele and Elaine Mazlish (Kemp, Sori)
  • Siblings without Rivalry: How to Help Your Children Live Together So You Can Live Too,
    Fabler, Adele and Elaine Mazlish (Kemp)
  • How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk,
    Fabler, Adele and Elaine Mazlish (Kemp, Sori)
  • Parenting the Strong Willed Child: The Clinically Proven Five-Week Program for Parents of Two- to Six-Year Olds, Forehand, Rex (PhD) and Nicholas Long, PhD (P. Winslett, Kemp)
  • Transforming the Difficult Child: The Nurtured Heart Approach,
    Glasser, Howard and Jennifer Easley (Aston)
  • Kids, Parents, and Power Struggles,
    Kurcinka, Mary
  • 1-2-3 Magic: Effective Discipline for Children 2-12,
    Phelan, Thomas W. (Haigler)
  • The Defiant Child: A Parent's Guide to Oppositional Defiant Disorder,
    Riley, Douglas (Little)
  • Six Point Plan for Raising Happy, Healthy Children,
    Rosemond, John (Baker)
  • Ending the Homework Hassle,
    Rosemond, John (Baker)
  • How to Behave So Your Children Will, Too!,
    Severe, Sal (Nadler)
  • Get Out of My Life, but First Could You Drive Me and Cheryl to the Mall: A Parent's Guide to the New Teenager, Wolf, Anthony E. (Ph.D) (Kemp, R. Grayson)
  • Web Resources:

Perfectionism

  • Never Good Enough: Freeing Yourself from the Chains of Perfectionism,
    Basco, Monica Ramirez (White)
    (Back to Top)

Personal Growth

  • Healing The Child Within: Discovery and Recovery for Adult Children of Dysfunctional Families,
    Whitfield, Charles L. (Rogers)
    (Back to Top)

Postpartum Depression

  • This Isn't What I Expected,
    Kleiman & Raskin
  • Down Came the Rain,
    Brooke Shields
    (Back to Top)

Psychotherapy

  • Film Resource:
    Ordinary People, Redford, Robert (Martin)
    (Back to Top)

Reading Disorders

  • Overcoming Dyslexia: A New and Complete Science-Based Program for Reading Problems at Any Level, Shaywitz, Sally E. (Thompson)
    (Back to Top)

Relationships

  • Feeling Good Together: The Secret to Making Troubled Relationships Work,
    Burns, David D. (White)
  • The Five Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts,
    Chapman, Gary D. (Baker)
  • Reconcilable Differences,
    Christensen, Andrew and Neil S. Jacobson (Grayson, R.)
  • Boundaries: When to Say YES, When to Say NO, To Take Control of Your Life,
    Cloud, Henry and John Townsend (Brashier, Harvey, Sori)
  • What's Right for Me?: Making Good Choices in Relationships,
    Herron, Ronald W. and Val J. Peter (Nadler)
  • The Dance of Intimacy,
    Lerner, Harriet (Storey)
  • Human Relationship Skills: Coaching and Self-Coaching,
    Nelson-Jones, Richard (Sori)
  • Web Resources:

Schizophrenia

  • The Center Cannot Hold,
    Saks, Elyn
  • The Quiet Room: A Journey Out of the Torment of Madness,
    Schiller, Bennett
  • Recovered, Not Cured,
    McLean, Richard
  • Film Resource:
    A Beautiful Mind, Howard, Ron (Martin)
    (Back to Top)

Self-Care

  • Self-Nurture: Learning to Care for Yourself As Effectively As You Care for Everyone Else,
    Domar, Alice D. & Henry Dreher (White)
  • Take Time for Your Life: A Personal Coach's 7-Step Program for Creating the Life You Want,
    Richardson, Cheryl (White)
    (Back to Top)

Self-Esteem

  • Ten Days to Self Esteem,
    Burns, David D. (White)
  • Learn to Be an Optimist,
    MacDonald, Lucy (Little)
  • Self Esteem: A Proven Program of Cognitive Techniques for Assessing, Improving, and Maintaining Your Self-Esteem, McKay, Matthew and Patrick Fanning (White)
  • How to be Your Own Best Friend,
    Newman, Mildred, Bernard Berkowitz and Jean Owen (Martin)
  • The Courage to Be Yourself: A Woman's Guide to Emotional Strength and Self-Esteem,
    Thoele, Sue Patton (Sori)
    (Back to Top)

Self-Exploration

  • The Power of Myth,
    Campell , Joseph and Bill Moyers (Freeman)
    (Back to Top)

Self-Injury

  • Cutting: Understanding and Overcoming Self-Mutilation,
    Levenkron, Steven
  • Secret Scars: Uncovering and Understanding the Addiction of Self-Injury,
    Turner, V.J.
    (Back to Top)

Sleep

  • Say Goodnight to Insomnia,
    Jacobs, Gregg D. (White)
    (Back to Top)

Stepfamilies

  • Stepfamilies,
    Bray, James H. and John Kelly (Grayson, R.)
  • Living in Step,
    Roosevelt, Ruth and Jeannette Lofas (Grayson, R.)
  • Successful Stepfamilies: Christian Resources for Church and Home
    www.successfulstepfamilies.com (Baker)
    (Back to Top)

Stress

  • Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook,
    Davis, Martha, Elizabeth Robbins Eshelman, Matthew McKay, and Patrick Fanning (White)
    (Back to Top)

Substance Abuse

  • It Will Never Happen to Me: Growing Up With Addiction As Youngsters, Adolescents, Adults,
    Black, Claudia (Grayson, R.)
    (Back to Top)

Trauma

  • The Right to Innocence: Healing the Trauma of Childhood Sexual Abuse: A Theraputic 7-Step Self-Help Program for Men and Women, Including How to Choose a Therapist and Find a Support Group,
    Engel, Beverly and Eleanor Hamilton (Harvey)
  • I Can't Get Over It,
    Matsakis, Aphrodite
  • Trust After Trauma,
    Matsakis, Aphrodite
  • Invisible Heroes: Survivors of Trauma and How They Heal,
    Naparstek, Belleruth and Robert C. Scaer (White)
  • The PTSD Workbook,
    Williams, Mary Beth and Soili Poijula (White)
    (Back to Top)