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Anxiety and Stress Management—

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

Conquering Math Anxiety by Cynthia Arem.

The Highly Sensitive Person: How to Thrive When the World Overwhelms You by Elaine Aron.

The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook by Edmund Bourne.

Coping With Anxiety: Ten Simple Ways to Relieve Anxiety, Fear, and Worry by Edmund Bourne.

Beyond Anxiety and Phobia: A Step-By-Step Guide to Lifetime Recovery by Edmund Bourne.

Calming Your Anxious Mind: How Mindfulness and Compassion Can Free You From Anxiety, Fear, and Panic by Jeffrey Brantley, et al.

Panic Attacks Workbook: A Guided Program for Beating the Panic Trick by David Carbonell.

Don't Sweat the Small Stuff...and It's All Small Stuff by Richard Carlson.

Diagonally-Parked in a Parallel Universe: Working Through Social Anxiety by Signe Dayhoff.

The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook by Martha Davis, et al.

The College De-Stress Handbook by Jeff Goelitz, et al.

Mind Over Mood: Change How You Feel By Changing The Way You Think by Dennis Greenberger, et al.

Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life by Steven Hayes.

Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain, and Illness by Jon Kabat-Zinn.

Coping with Life Challenges by Chris Kleinke.

Master Your Fears: How to Triumph Over Your Worries and Get on with Your Life by Linda Sapadin.

The Anxiety Disease by David Sheehan.

Understanding Self-Injury: A Workbook for Adults by Kristy Trautmann, et al.

Don't Panic: Taking Control of Anxiety Attacks by R. Reid Wilson.

 

Posttraumatic Stress and Recovery—

Nam Vet: Making Peace With Your Past by Chuck Dean.

It's My Life Now: Starting Over After An Abusive Relationship or Domestic Violence by Meg Dugan.

Trauma and Recovery: The Aftermath of Violence - From Domestic Abuse to Political Terror by Judith Herman.

I Can't Get Over It: A Handbook for Trauma Survivors by Aphrodite Matsakis.

Invisible Heroes: Survivors of Trauma and How They Heal by Belleruth Naparstek.

Post-Trauma Stress: A Personal Guide to Reduce the Long-Term Effects and Hidden Emotional Damage Caused by Violence and Disaster by Frank Parkinson.

Survivors of Suicide by Rita Robinson.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Sourcebook by Glenn Shiraldi.

 

Depression—

What Happy People Know: How the New Science of Happiness Can Change Your Life for the Better by Dan Baker and Cameron Stauth.

Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy by David Burns.

The Feeling Good Handbook by David Burns.

On the Edge of Darkness: Conversations About Conquering Depression by Kathy Cronkite.

Mind Over Mood: Change How You Feel By Changing The Way You Think by Dennis Greenberger, et al.

The Blue Day Book: A Lesson in Cheering Yourself Up by Bradley Greive.

Listening to Depression: How Understanding Your Pain Can Heal Your Life by Lara Honos-Webb.

Undercurrents by Martha Manning.

Awakening From Depression: A Mind/Body Approach to Emotional Recovery by Jerome Marmorstein and Nanette Marmorstein.

Depressed and Anxious: The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Workbook for Overcoming Depression and Anxiety by Thomas Marra.

The Zen Path Through Depression by Philip Martin.

Thoughts and Feelings: Taking Control of Your Moods and Your Life by Matthew McKay, et al.

Peaceful Mind: Using Mindfulness and Cognitive-Behavioral Psychology to Overcome Depression by John McQuaid, et al.

The Beast: A Journey Through Depression by Tracy Thompson.

 

Bipolar Disorder—

Living Without Depression and Manic-Depression by Mary Ellen Copeland.

Moodswing by Ronald Fieve.

An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness by Kay Redfield Jamison

Touched With Fire: Manic-Depressive Illness and the Artistic Temperament by Kay Redfield Jamison.

The Bipolar Disorder Survival Guide: What You and Your Family Need to Know by David Miklowitz.

 

Perfectionism/Obsessive-Compulsive Traits—

Change Your Brain, Change Your Life by Daniel Amen.

The Imp of the Mind: Exploring the Silent Epidemic of Obsessive Bad Thoughts by Lee Baer.

Never Good Enough: How to Use Perfectionism to Your Advantage Without Letting It Ruin Your Life by Monica Ramirez Basco.

Don't Sweat the Small Stuff by Richard Carlson.

The BDD Workbook: Overcoming Body Dysmorphic Disorder and End Body Image Obsessions by James Claiborn, et al.

Mind Over Mood by Dennis Greenberger, et al.

The OCD Workbook: Your Guide to Breaking Free from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder by Bruce Hyman and Cherry Pedrick.

Brain Lock: Free Yourself from Obsessive-Compulsive Behavior by Jeffrey Schwartz.

 

Assertiveness, Social Skills, and Shyness—

Your Perfect Right: A Guide to Assertive Living by Robert Alberti, et al.

Positive Solitude: A Practical Program for Mastering Loneliness and Achieving Self-Fulfillment by Rae Andre.

Ten Simple Solutions to Shyness: How to Overcome Shyness, Social Anxiety and Fear of Public Speaking by Martin Antony.

The Shyness and Social Anxiety Workbook: Proven Techniques for Overcoming Your Fears by Martin Antony, et al.

Preparing for Life: The Complete Guide for Transitioning to Adulthood for those with Autism and Asperger's Syndromeby Jed Baker.

Creative Aggression: The Art of Assertive Living by George Bach and Herb Goldberg.

People Skills: How to Assert Yourself, Listen to Others, and Resolve Conflicts by Robert Bolton.

The Loneliness Workbook: A Guide to Developing and Maintaining Lasting Connections by Mary Ellen Copeland.

Diagonally-Parked in a Parallel Universe: Working Through Social Anxiety by Signe Dayhoff.

Pulling Your Own Strings by Wayne Dyer.

Social Intelligence: Beyond IQ, Beyond Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman.

Unwritten Rules of Social Relationships: Decoding Social Mysteries Through the Unique Perspectives of Autism by Temple Grandin and Sean Barron.

Succeeding in College with Asperger Syndrome by John Harpur, et al.

Boundaries: Where You End and I Begin by Anne Katherine.

Where to Draw the Line: How to Set Healthy Boundaries Every Day by Anne Katherine.

Living Introverted: Learning to Embrace the Quiet Life Without Guilt by Lee Ann Lambert.

The Introvert Advantage: How to Thrive in an Extrovert World by Marti Olsen Laney.

Dying of Embarrassment: Help for Social Anxiety and Phobia by Barbara Markway, et al.

Painfully Shy: How to Overcome Social Anxiety and Reclaim Your Life by Barbara Markway.

Civilized Assertiveness for Women: Communication with Backbone...not Bite by Judith McClure.

Aquamarine Blue: Personal Stories of College Students with Autism by Dawn Prince-Hughes.

The Hidden Face of Shyness by Franklin Schneier.

Beyond Shyness: How to Conquer Social Anxieties by Jonathan Berent

 

Grief and Loss—

How to Survive the Loss of a Love by Harold Bloomfield, et al.

Ambiguous Loss: Learning to Live with Unresolved Grief by Pauline Boss.

After the Darkest Hour: How Suffering Begins the Journey to Wisdom by Kathleen Brehony.

Living With Dying: A Loving Guide For Family and Close Friends by David Carroll.

When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times by Pema Chodron.

Longing For Dad: Father Loss and Its Impact by Beth Erickson.

Blessed Grieving: Reflections on Life's Losses by Joan Guntzelman.

The Grief Recovery Handbook: The Action Program for Moving Beyond Death, Divorce, and Other Losses by John James, et al.

All Seasons Pass: Grieving a Miscarriage by Martha Manning.

When Parents Die: A Guide For Adults by Edward Myers.

Survivors of Suicide by Rita Robinson.

Healing After the Suicide of a Loved One by Ann Smolin.

A Time to Grieve: Meditations for Healing After the Death of a Loved One by Carol Staudacher.

Beyond Grief: A Guide for Recovering from the Death of a Loved One by Carol Staudacher.

Recovery From Loss: A Personalized Guide to the Grieving Process by Lewis Tagliaferre, et al.

 

Anger Management—

Change Your Brain, Change Your Life by Daniel Amen.

Mind Over Mood by Dennis Greenberger, et al.

The Compassionate Mind Approach to Managing Your Anger by Russell Kolts.

When Anger Hurts: Quieting the Storm Within by Matthew McKay, et al.

Thoughts and Feelings: Taking Control of Your Moods and Your Life by Matthew McKay, et al.

Taking Charge of Anger: How to Resolve Conflict, Sustain Relationships, and Express Yourself Without Losing Control by W. Robert Nay.

Learning to Live Without Violence: A Handbook for Men by Daniel Sonkin and Michael Durphy.

Don't Let Your Emotions Run Your Life: How DBT Can Put You in Control by Scott Spradlin.

 

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder—

Healing ADD: The Breakthrough Program That Allows You To See and Heal the Six Types of ADD by Daniel Amen.

Driven to Distraction: Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder from Childhood Through Adulthood by Edward Hallowell, et al.

Delivered from Distraction: Getting the Most Out of Life with Attention Deficit Disorder by Edward Hallowell, et al.

Answers to Distraction by Edward Hallowell, et al.

Survival Guide for College Students with ADHD or LD by Kathleen Nadeau.

What Does Everybody Else Know That I Don't? Social Skills Help for Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorderby Michele Novotni.

Helping Your Hyperactive/ADD Child by John Taylor.

Attention Deficit Disorder In Adults Workbook by Lynn Weiss.

 

Eating Disorders/Weight Issues/Body Image—

Making Weight: Men's Conflicts With Food, Weight, Shape and Appearance by Arnold Andersen, et al.

The BDD Workbook: Overcoming Body Dysmorphic Disorder by James Claiborn, et al.

The Appetite Awareness Workbook: How to Listen to Your Body and Overcome Bingeing, Overeating and Obsession With Food by Linda Craighead.

Eating Disorders: Journey to Recovery Workbook by Laura Goodman.

Anorexia Nervosa: A Guide to Recovery by Lindsey Hall and Monika Ostroff.

Bulimia: A Guide to Recovery by Lindsey Hall and Leigh Cohn.

Eating Disorders: The Journey to Recovery Workbook by Laura Goodman and Mona Villapiano.

Talking to Eating Disorders: Simple Ways to Support Someone With Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge Eating, or BodyImageIssues by Jeanne Heaton.

Making Peace With Food by Susan Kano.

My Name is Caroline by Caroline Adams Miller.

Binge No More: Your Guide to Overcoming Disordered Eating by Joyce Nash.

Feeding the Hungry Heart: The Experience of Compulsive Eating by Geneen Roth.

When Food is Love: Exploring the Relationship Between Eating and Intimacy by Geneen Roth.

Surviving an Eating Disorder: Strategies for Family and Friends by Michele Siegel, et al.

 

Alcohol/Drug Problems/Addictive Behaviors—

The Scarred Soul: Understanding and Ending Self-Inflicted Violence by Tracy Alderman.

Butt Out: The Smoker's Book. A Compassionate Guide to Helping Yourself Quit Smoking by David Antonuccio.

It Will Never Happen To Me by Claudia Black.

In the Shadows of the Net: Breaking Free of Compulsive Online Sexual Behavior by Patrick Carnes, et al.

Taking Back Your Life: Women and Problem Gambling by Diane Rae Davis.

Virtual Addiction: Help for Netheads, Cyberfreaks, and Those Who Love Them by David Greenfield.

Many Roads, One Journey: Moving Beyond the Twelve Steps by Charlotte Kasl.

Beyond the Influence: Understanding and Defeating Alcoholism by Katherine Ketcham and William Asbury.

The Gambling Addiction Patient Workbook by Robert Perkinson.

The Sex Addiction Workbook: Proven Strategies to Help You Regain Control of Your Life by Tamara Sbraga, et al.

Escape From Intimacy: Untangling the Love Addictions: Sex, Romance, Relationships by Anne Wilson Schaef.

Treating Pornography Addiction: The Essential Tools For Recovery by Kevin Skinner.

Understanding Self-Injury: A Workbook for Adults by Kristy Trautmann, et al.

Caught in the Net: How to Recognize the Signs of Internet Addiction and a Winning Strategy for Recovery by Kimberley Young.

 

ACoA/Codependence/Family Dysfunction—

Bradshaw On: The Family by John Bradshaw.

My Parents Keeper: Adult Children of the Emotionally Disturbed by Eva Marian Brown.

Children of the Self-Absorbed: A Grown-Up's Guide to Getting Over Narcissistic Parents by Nina Brown.

Adult Children: The Secrets of Dysfunctional Families by John Friel, et al.

She's Come Undone (a novel) by Wally Lamb.

Co-Dependence: Misunderstood-Mistreated by Anne Wilson Schaef.

Mad House: Growing Up in the Shadow of Mentally Ill Siblings by Clea Simon.

Healing the Child Within by Charles Whitfield.

 

Self-Worth and Self-Esteem—

How To Raise Your Self-Esteem by Nathaniel Branden.

There is Nothing Wrong with You: Going Beyond Self-Hate by Cheri Huber.

How Do I Love Me by Helen Johnson.

Self-Esteem: A Proven Program of Cognitive Techniques for Assessing, Improving, and Maintaining Your Self-Esteem by Matthew McKay, et al.

The Self-Esteem Workbook by Glenn Schiraldi, et al.

The Courage to be Yourself: A Woman's Guide to Emotional Strength and Self-Esteem by Sue Patton Thoele.

 

Child Abuse and Healing—

Healing the Trauma of Abuse: A Woman's Workbook by Mary Ellen Copeland, et al.

Toxic Parents: Overcoming Their Hurtful Legacy and Reclaiming Your Life by Susan Forward.

The Inner Child Workbook: What To Do With Your Past When It Just Won't Go Away by Cathryn Taylor.

Healing the Child Within: Discovery and Recovery for Adult Children of Dysfunctional Families by Charles Whitfield.

 

Child Sexual Abuse, Shame, and Recovery—

Beginning To Heal: A First Book for Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse by Ellen Bass, et al.

The Courage To Heal: A Guide for Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse by Ellen Bass, et al.

Healing the Trauma of Abuse: A Woman's Workbook by Mary Ellen Copeland, et al.

Beyond Betrayal: Taking Charge of Your Life after Boyhood Sexual Abuse by Richard Gartner.

Ghosts in the Bedroom: A Guide For Partners of Incest Survivors by Ken Graber.

Victims No Longer: Men Recovering From Incest and Other Sexual Child Abuse by Mike Lew.

Leaping Upon the Mountains: Men Proclaiming Victory Over Sexual Child Abuse by Mike Lew.

Shining Through: Pulling It Together After Sexual Abuse by Mindy Loiselle, et al. (for young adolescents or parents).

 

Sexual Assault and Rape—

Quest For Respect: A Healing Guide for Survivors of Rape by Linda Braswell.

If You Are Raped: What Every Woman Needs To Know by Kathryn Johnson.

Recovering From Rape by Linda Ledray.

The Rape Recovery Handbook: Step-by-Step Help for Survivors of Sexual Assault by Aphrodite Matsakis.

If She Is Raped: A Guidebook for Husbands, Fathers, and Male Friends by Alan McEvoy, et al.

I Never Called It Rape by Robin Warshaw.

 

Health Issues and Wellness—

The Wellness Book: The Comprehensive Guide to Maintaining Health and Treating Stress-Related Illness by Herbert Benson, et al.

Pain Relief: How To Say "No" To Acute, Chronic, and Cancer Pain by J. Cowles.

Remarkable Recovery: What Extraordinary Healings Tell Us About Getting Well and Staying Well by Caryle Hirshberg, et al.

Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain, and Illness by Jon Kabat-Zinn.

Freedom From Chronic Pain by Norman Markus, et al.

The Woman's Book of Sleep by Amy Wolfson.

 

Relationships, Communication, and Intimacy—

For Each Other: Sharing Sexual Intimacy by Lonnie Barbach.

Love Is Never Enough: How Couples Can Overcome Misunderstandings, Resolve Conflicts, and Solve Relationship Problems Through Cognitive Therapy by Aaron Beck.

Games People Play by Eric Berne.

Love: A Warm and Wonderful Book about the Largest Experience in Life by Leo Buscaglia.

The Five Love Languages: How To Express Heartfelt Commitment To Your Spouse by Gary Chapman.

Fear of Intimacy by Robert Firestone.

Emotional Blackmail: When the People in Your Life Use Fear, Obligation, and Guilt to Manipulate You by Susan Forward.

Creative Intimacy: How to Break the Patterns that Poison Your Relationships by Jerry Greenwald.

How Can You Tell If You're Really In Love by Sol Gordon.

The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work by John Gottman and Nan Silver.

A Couple's Guide To Communication by John Gottman, et al.

Love Busters: Overcoming Habits That Destroy Romantic Love by Willard Harley.

Reaching Out: Interpersonal Effectiveness and Self-Actualization by David Johnson.

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

Boundaries: Where You End and I Begin by Anne Katherine.

Too Good to Leave, Too Bad to Stay: A Step-by-Step Guide to Help You Decide Whether to Stay In or Get Out of Your Relationship by Mira Kirshenbaum.

Styles of Loving: Why You Love the Way You Do by Marcia Lasswell and Norman Lobsenz.

The Dance of Intimacy: A Woman's Guide to Courageous Acts of Change in Key Relationships by Harriet Lerner.

The Dance of Anger: A Woman's Guide to Changing the Patterns of Intimate Relationships by Harriet Lerner.

The Pleasure Bond by William Masters and Virginia Johnson.

The Couple's Comfort Book: A Creative Guide for Renewing Passion, Pleasure and Commitment by Jennifer Louden.

Getting It Right the First Time: Creating a Healthy Marriage by Barry and Emily McCarthy.

Civilized Assertiveness for Women: Communication with Backbone...not Bite by Judith McClure.

Couple Skills: Making Your Relationship Work by Matthew McKay, et al.

Soul Mates: Honoring the Mysteries of Love and Relationship by Thomas Moore.

Women Who Love Too Much: When You Keep Wishing and Hoping He'll Change by Robin Norwood.

We Can Work It Out: How To Solve Conflicts, Save Your Marriage, and Strengthen Your Love For Each Other by Clifford Notarius, et al.

Loving Styles: A Guide for Increasing Intimacy by Martin Rosenman.

Passionate Marriage by David Schnarch.

After the Affair: Healing the Pain and Rebuilding Trust by Janis Spring.

Grown-Up Marriage: What We Know, Wish We Had Known, and Still Need To Know About Being Married by Judith Viorst.

Falling in Love For All the Right Reasons: How to Find Your Soulmate by Neil Clark Warren and Ken Abraham.

 

Sexual Concerns and Dysfunction—

For Each Other: Sharing Sexual Intimacy by Lonnie Barbach.

The Art and Science of Love: The World Famous Manual of Enlightened Sex by Albert Ellis.

Sexual Recovery: Everywoman's Guide Through Sexual Co-Dependency by Gina Ogden.

Passionate Marriage: Keeping Love and Intimacy Alive in Committed Relationships by David Schnarch.

After the Affair: Healing the Pain and Rebuilding Trust by Janis Spring.

 

Sexual Orientation/GLBTQ Issues—

She's Not There: A Life in Two Genders by Jennifer Finney Boylan.

True Selves: Understanding Transsexualism: For Families, Friends, Coworkers, and Helping Professionals by Mildred Brown, et al.

Bi America: Myths, Truths, and Struggles of an Invisible Community by William Burleson.

The Gay and Lesbian Self-Esteem Book: A Guide To Loving Ourselves by Kimeron Hardin.

The Lesbian and Gay Parenting Handbook by April Martin.

Coming Out Within: Stages of Spiritual Awakening for Lesbians and Gay Men by Craig O'Neill and Kathleen Ritter.

Mom, Dad, I'm Gay: How Families Negotiate Coming Out by Ritch Savin-Williams.

Men Like Us: The GMHC Complete Guide to Gay Men's Sexual, Physical and Emotional Well-Being by Daniel Wolfe.

Stranger at the Gate:  To be Gay and Christian in America. by M. White.

 

Parenting Skills and Effectiveness—

Self-Esteem: A Family Affair by Jean Illsley Clarke.

Children: The Challenge by Rudolf Dreikurs, et al.

How To Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk by Adele Faber, et al.

Parent Effectiveness Training by Thomas Gordon.

Positive Discipline by Jane Nelsen.

The Whole Life Adoption Book: Realistic Advice for Building a Healthy Adoptive Family by Jayne Schooler.

Helping Your Hyperactive/ADD Child by John Taylor.

Helping Children Cope with Divorce by Edward Teyber.

 

Divorce and Separation—

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

How To Survive the Loss of a Love by Harold Bloomfield, et al.

It's My Life Now: Starting Over After An Abusive Relationship by Meg Kennedy Dugan.

The Courage To Divorce by Susan Gettleman.

The Grief Recovery Handbook: The Action Program for Moving Beyond Death, Divorce, and Other Losses by John James, et al.

Creative Divorce: A New Opportunity For Personal Growth by Mel Krantzler.

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

Helping Children Cope with Divorce by Edward Teyber.

Surviving Domestic Violence: Voices of Women Who Broke Free by Elaine Weiss.

 

Women's and Men's Issues—

Making Weight: Men's Conflicts with Food, Weight, Shape and Appearance by Arnold Andersen, et al.

Goddesses in Everywoman by Jean Shinoda Bolen.

Gods in Everyman by Jean Shinoda Bolen.

Finding Your Voice: A Woman's Guide to Using Self-Talk for Fulfilling Relationships, Work, and Life by Dorothy Cantor, et al.

Reclaim Your Power: A Thirty-Day Guide to Hope, Healing, and Inspiration for Men of Color by Terrance Dean.

Fire In The Belly: On Being a Man by Sam Keen.

The Wounded Woman: Healing the Father-Daughter Relationship by Linda Leonard.

The Dance of Anger by Harriet Lerner.

The Dance of Intimacy by Harriet Lerner.

Women Who Love Too Much by Robin Norwood.

Awakening from the Deep Sleep: A Powerful Guide for Courageous Men by Robert Pasick.

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

Women's Reality by Anne Wilson Schaef.

Herstory: A Woman's View of American History by June Sochen.

Learning to Live Without Violence: A Handbook for Men by Daniel Sonkin and Michael Durphy.

Revolution From Within: A Book of Self-Esteem by Gloria Steinem.

The Courage to be Yourself: A Woman's Guide to Emotional Strength and Self-Esteem by Sue Patton Thoele.

Surviving Domestic Violence: Voices of Women Who Broke Free by Elaine Weiss.

Promiscuities: The Secret Struggle for Womanhood by Naomi Wolf.

The Beauty Myth: How Images of Beauty Are Used Against Woman by Naomi Wolf.


Developmental Issues/Life Transitions—

Emerging Adulthood: The Winding Road from the Late Teens through the Twenties by Jeffrey Jensen Arnett.

Making Peace With Your Parents by Harold Bloomfield, et al.

Coping with Life Challenges by Chris Kleinke.

The Hero Within: Six Archetypes We Live By by Carol Pearson.

Passages: Predictable Crises of Adult Life by Gail Sheehy.

Aging Well by George Vaillant.

Necessary Losses: The Loves, Illusions, Dependencies, and Impossible Expectations That All of Us Have to Give Up In Order to Grow by Janet Viorst.

 

Personal Boundaries/Personality Concerns—

The Highly Sensitive Person: How to Thrive When the World Overwhelms You by Elaine Aron.

Whose Life Is It Anyway: When To Stop Taking Care of Their Feelings and Start Taking Care of Your Own by Nina Brown.

Toxic Coworkers: How To Deal With Dysfunctional People on the Job by Alan Cavaiola.

Controlling People: How to Recognize, Understand, and Deal with People Who Try to Control You by Patricia Evans.

Emotional Blackmail by Susan Forward.

Boundaries: Where You End and I Begin by Anne Katherine.

Where to Draw the Line: How to Set Healthy Boundaries Every Day by Anne Katherine.

The Stop Walking on Eggshells Workbook: Practical Strategies for Living with Someone Who Has Borderline Personality Disorder by Randi Kreger and James Paul Shirley.

I Hate You, Don't Leave Me: Understanding the Borderline Personality by Jerold Kreisman, et al.

Sometimes I Act Crazy: Living With Borderline Personality Disorder by Jerold Kreisman, et al.

Living Introverted by Lee Ann Lambert.

The Introvert Advantage: How to Thrive in an Extrovert World by Marti Olsen Laney.

The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook: Practical DBT Exercises for Learning Mindfulness, Interpersonal Effectiveness, Emotion Regulation and Distress Tolerance by Matthew McKay, et al.

Gifts Differing: Understanding Personality Type by Isabel Briggs Myers.

Get Me Out of Here: My Recovery from Borderline Personality Disorder by Rachel Reiland.

Don't Let Your Emotions Run Your Life by Scott Spradlin.

Scripts People Live by Claude Steiner.

 

Dissociation and Dissociative Behavior—

Amongst Ourselves: A Self-Help Guide to Living With Dissociative Identity Disorder by Tracy Alderman.

The Scarred Soul: Understanding and Ending Self-Inflicted Violence by Tracy Alderman.

Understanding Self-Injury: A Workbook for Adults by Kristy Trautmann, et al.

 

Suicidal Thoughts/Ideation—

How I Stayed Alive When My Brain Was Trying To Kill Me: One Person's Guide To Suicide Prevention by Susan Blauner.

Choosing to Live: How to Defeat Suicide through Cognitive Therapy by Thomas Ellis and Cory Newman.

Suicide and the Soul by James Hillman.

Suicide: The Forever Decision by Paul Quinnett.

Survivors of Suicide by Rita Robinson.

Healing After the Suicide of a Loved One by Ann Smolin.


Personal Growth and Development—

Working Inside Out: Tools For Change by Margo Adair.

Positive Solitude: A Practical Program for Mastering Loneliness and Achieving Self-Fulfillment by Rae Andre.

What Happy People Know: How the New Science of Happiness Can Change Your Life for the Better by Dan Baker and Cameron Stauth.

Everyday Zen: Love and Work by Charlotte Joko Beck.

Ordinary Grace: An Examination of the Roots of Compassion, Altruism, and Empathy, and the Ordinary Individuals Who Help Others in Extraordinary Ways by Kathleen Brehony.

Managing Your Mind: The Mental Fitness Guide by Gillian Butler and Tony Hope.

How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie.

The Art of Happiness: A Handbook for Living by Howard Cutler and The Dalai Lama.

Journey of Awakening: A Meditator's Guidebook by Ram Dass.

Your Erroneous Zones by Wayne Dyer.

A Guide to Personal Happiness by Albert Ellis, et al.

Personal Mythology: The Psychology of the Evolving Self: Using Ritual, Dreams and Imagination to Discover Your Inner Story by David Feinstein, et al.

The Dark Side of the Light Chasers: Reclaiming Your Power, Creativity, Brilliance, and Dreams by Debbie Ford.

The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion: Freeing Yourself from Destructive Thoughts and Emotions by Christopher Germer.

Social Intelligence: Beyond IQ, Beyond Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman.

Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life: The New Acceptance and Commitment Therapy by Steven Hayes.

There Is Nothing Wrong With You by Cheri Huber.

Boundaries: Where You End and I Begin by Anne Katherine.

To Love is to be Happy With by Barry Neil Kaufman.

Handbook To Higher Consciousness by Ken Keyes.

Coping with Life Challenges by Chris Kleinke.

Thoughts and Feelings: Taking Control of Your Moods and Your Life by Matthew McKay, et al.

The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook: Practical DBT Exercises for Learning Mindfulness, Interpersonal Effectiveness, Emotion Regulation and Distress Tolerance by Matthew McKay, et al.

The Road Less Traveled by M. Scott Peck.

Kitchen Table Wisdom: Stories That Heal by Rachel Naomi Remen.

The Color Complex: The Politics of Skin Color Among African Americans by Kathy Russell, et al.

Learned Optimism: How to Change Your Mind and Your Life by Martin Seligman.

Authentic Happiness: Using the New Positive Psychology to Realize Your Potential for Lasting Fulfillment by Martin Seligman.

Getting Unstuck: Breaking Through Your Barriers To Change by Sidney Simon.

Elegant Choices, Healing Choices: Finding Grace and Wholeness in Everything We Choose by Marsha Sinetar.

Living Happily Ever After: Creating Trust, Luck, and Joy by Marsha Sinetar.

Cross-Cultural Dialogues: 74 Brief Encounters with Cultural Difference by Craig Storti.

Necessary Losses: The Loves, Illusions, Dependencies, and Impossible Expectations That All Of Us Have To Give Up In Order To Grow by Janet Viorst.

Psychological Storms:  The African-American Struggle for Identity by T.A. Parham.

 

Spirituality and Religious Issues—

Everyday Zen: Love and Work by Charlotte Joko Beck.

How Different Religions View Death and Afterlife by Christopher Johnson and Marsha McGee.

The Art of Happiness: A Handbook for Living by Howard Cutler and The Dalai Lama.

Care of the Soul: A Guide for Cultivating Depth and Sacredness in Everyday Life by Thomas Moore.

The Road Less Traveled by M. Scott Peck.

Nature, Man, and Woman by Alan Watts.

Leaving the Fold: A Guide for Former Fundamentalists and Others Leaving Their Religion by Marlene Winell.

 

Mindfulness and Meditation—

Calming Your Anxious Mind: How Mindfulness and Compassion Can Free You from Anxiety, Fear, and Panic by Jeffrey Brantley, et al.

When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times by Pema Chodron.

Journey of Awakening: A Meditator's Guidebook by Ram Dass.

Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life by Jon Kabat-Zinn.

Peaceful Mind: Using Mindfulness and Cognitive Behavioral Psychology to Overcome Depression by John McQuaid, et al.

 

College Life/Study Skills/Time Management—

Conquering Math Anxiety by Cynthia Arem.

A Guide to College Survival by William Brown and Wayne Holtzman.

Becoming a Master Student by David Ellis.

The College De-Stress Handbook by Jeff Goelitz.

Succeeding in College with Asperger Syndrome by John Harpur, et al.

When Good People Write Bad Sentences: 12 Steps to Better Writing Habits by Robert Harris.

Achieving Success in College by Irwin Joffe.

Survival Guide for College Students with ADHD or LD by Kathleen Nadeau.

Woe is I: The Grammarphobe's Guide to Better English in Plain English by Patricia O'Conner.

How to Study in College by Walter Pauk.

Beat Procrastination and Make the Grade by Linda Sapadin.

Real College: The Essential Guide to Student Life by Douglas Stone, et al.

The Elements of Style by William Strunk, et al.

Student Success: How To Do Better in College and Still Have Time For Your Friends by Tim Walter and Al Siebert.

 

Career Development and Job Search—

What Color Is Your Parachute? by Richard Nelson Bolles.

Careers for Persuasive Types by Jan Goldberg.

Careers for Night Owls by Louise Miller.

Do What You Love, The Money Will Follow: Discovering Your Right Livelihood by Marsha Sinetar.

 

Other Bibliotherapy Resources—

Values Based Financial Planning by Bill Bachrach.

Flying Without Wings: Personal Reflections On Being Disabled by Arnold Beisser.

Being Adopted: The Lifelong Search for Self by David Brodzinsky.

Study Abroad: How to Get the Most Out of Your Experience by Michele-Marie Dowell and Kelly Mirsky.

A New Guide to Rational Living by Albert Ellis, et al.

Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ by Daniel Goleman.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime by Mark Haddon.

Succeeding in College with Asperger Syndrome by John Harpur, et al.

The Introvert Advantage: How to Thrive in an Extrovert World by Marti Olsen Laney.

The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook: Practical DBT Exercises for Learning Mindfulness, Interpersonal Effectiveness, Emotion Regulation and Distress Tolerance by Matthew McKay, et al.

The Gambling Addiction Patient Workbook by Robert Perkinson.

Aquamarine Blue: Personal Stories of College Students with Autism by Dawn Prince-Hughes.

The Sex Addiction Workbook: Proven Strategies to Help You Regain Control of Your Life by Tamara Sbraga, et al.

The Whole Life Adoption Book: Realistic Advice for Building a Healthy Adoptive Family by Jayne Schooler.

Journeys After Adoption: Understanding Lifelong Issues by Jayne Schooler and Betsie Norris.

The Color Complex: The Politics of Skin Color Among African Americans by Kathy Russell, et al.

Mad House: Growing Up in the Shadow of Mentally Ill Siblings by Clea Simon.

Treating Pornography Addiction: The Essential Tools For Recovery by Kevin Skinner.

Cross-Cultural Dialogues: 74 Brief Encounters with Cultural Difference by Craig Storti.

Getting Your Life Back Together When You Have Schizophrenia by Roberta Temes.

Understanding Self-Injury: A Workbook for Adults by Kristy Trautmann, et al.

Coming Home to Self: The Adopted Child Grows Up by Nancy Newton Verrier.

Caught in the Net: How to Recognize the Signs of Internet Addiction and a Winning Strategy for Recovery by Kimberley Young.

 

Audio CD's by Belleruth Naparstek, et al.—

A Lotus for You: Guided Meditations for Relaxation, Health, and Well-Being.

A Meditation for Relaxation and Wellness.

A Meditation to Help Ease Grief.

A Meditation to Help Relieve Headaches.

A Meditation to Help You Combat Depression.

A Meditation to Help You Improve Self-Confidence.

A Meditation to Help You With Anger and Forgiveness.

A Meditation to Help You With Healthful Sleep.

A Meditation to Help You With Weight Loss.

Affirmations For Mind, Body and Spirit.

Chronic Headache.

Defeat Pain: Meditations to Transform Pain to Peace.

Greater Memory and Learning Skills.

Healing Trauma: Guided Imagery for Posttraumatic Stress.

Health Journeys For People Experiencing Stress.

Health Journeys For People With Depression.

Health Journeys For Anyone Concerned With General Wellness.

Letting Go Of Stress: Four Effective Techniques for Relaxation and Stress Reduction.

Meditations to Relieve Stress.

Meditations to Support Successful Relationships.

Reduce Stress and Anxiety: Hypnotic and Subliminal Learning Program.

Sexual Healing: Transforming the Sacred Wound.

Sleep Through Insomnia: Meditations to Quiet the Mind and Still the Body.

Test Taking Mastery: Take Tests with Confidence. Maximize Study Time. Increase Concentration.

The Ease of Being: Guided Meditations for Centering and Healing.

The Living Dream: A Dream Incubation.

The following is another list that I had compiled previously. I have not had the time to integrate this list with the above one, so I am placing both lists on this website. Many titles are repeated and I apologize for the reduntant information.
ADULT ADD/ADHD
Books by Daniel G. Amen, M.D.
Living With ADD: A Workbook for Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder,
ADD-Friendly Ways to Organize Your Life, Kolberg and Nadeau
10 Simple Solutions to Adult ADD: How to Overcome Chronic Distraction & Accomplish Your Goals
Delivered from Distraction, Getting the Most Out of Life with Attention Deficit Disorder,
•  Edward Hallowell, Answers to Distraction


ANXIETY

• Anxiety and Phobia Workbook, Edmund J. Bourne
• Beyond Anxiety and Phobia: A Step by Step Guide to Lifetime Recovery, Edmund J. Bourne
• Healing Anxiety and Depression, Daniel G. Amen and Lisa C. Routh
• Books, CD’s by Herbert Benson
• The Feeling Good Handbook, David Burns

CAREER COUNSELING
• Do What You Think You Are: Discover the Perfect Career for You Through the Secrets of Personality Type, Paul D. Tieger
• What Color Is Your Parachute? A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers, Richard Nelson Bolles (updated every year)

COMMUNICATION SKILLS and ASSERTIVENESS

• Asserting Yourself, Bower and Bower
• The New Assertive Woman, Bloom, Coburn, and Pearlman
• Shyness-What it Is, What To Do About It, Phillip G. Zimbardo
• Help For Shy People And Anyone Else Who Ever Felt Ill at Ease Upon Entering A Room Full of Strangers, Gerald M. Phillips
• All of Deborah Tannen’s Books
• Your Perfect Right, Alberti and Emmons, (a Classic)
• Civilized Assertiveness for Women: Communication with Backbone...not Bite, Judith Selee
• How to Say it For Couples, Dr. Paul Coleman


DEPRESSION
 Feeling Good by David Burns
 
The Depression Workbook: A Guide for Living with Depression and Manic Depression, Copeland and McKay
• Healing Anxiety and Depression, Amen and Routh
 The Cognitive Behavioral Workbook for Depression: A Step by Step Program, Knaus and Ellis


EMOTIONAL, VERBAL, ABUSE in RELATIONSHIPS
• 
The Verbally Abusive Relationship: How to Recognize it and How to Respond, Patricia Evans
• The Verbally Abusive Man. Can He Change? A Woman’s Guide to Deciding Whether to Stay or Go, Patricia Evans
• The Emotionally Abused Woman, Overcoming Destructive Patterns and Reclaiming Yourself, Beverly Engel
• The Secret of Overcoming Verbal Abuse: Getting Off the Emotional Roller Coaster and Regaining Control of Your Life, Albert Ellis, Ph.D
.


FIBROMYALGIA
• Mark Pellegrino’s Books
• The Fibromyalgia Relief Handbook, Chet Cunningham
• The Fibromyalgia Advocate, Starlanyl and Blatman


GRIEF
• Meetings At the Edge, Stephen Levine
• How to Survive the Loss of a Love. Peter McWilliams, Harold H. Bloomfield and Melba Colgrove
• The Orphaned Adult: Understanding And Coping With Grief And Change After The Death Of Our Parents, Alexander Levy
• The Other Side of Sadness: What the New Science of Bereavement Tells Us About Life After Loss, George A. Bonanno
• Understanding Your Grief: Ten Essential Touchstones for Finding Hope and Healing Your Heart, Alan Wolfelt
• When there Are No Words: Finding Your Way to Cope with Loss and Grief, Charlie Walton
• On Grief and Grieving: Finding the Meaning of Grief Through the Five Stages of Loss, Elisabeth Kubler-Ross and David Kessler
• The Truth About Grief: The Myth of Its Five Stages and the New Science of Loss, Ruth Davis Konigsberg


IF YOU GREW UP IN AN ALCOHOLIC OR ABUSIVE FAMILY
 I Am An Adult Who Grew Up In An Alcoholic Family, Thomas W. Perrin
• Adult Children of Alcoholics, Janet G. Woititz
• Recovery: A Guide for Adult Children of Alcoholics, Gravitz and Bowden
• Paths to Recovery: Al-Anon’s Steps, Traditions and Concepts
• Codependency books by Melody Beattie
• Overcoming Shame, Windy Dryden
• Healing the Shame that Binds You, John Bradshaw and other books by John Bradshaw  
• Little Miss Perfect by Megan Le Boutillier (this author only)
• Works by Pia Mellody on Codependence, Love Addiction, Intimacy
• Toxic Parents: Overcoming Their Hurtful Legacy and Reclaiming Your Life, Forward and Buck
• Adult Children of Abusive Parents: A Healing Program for Those Who Have Been Physically, Sexually, or Emotionally Abused, Steven Farmer
• Outgrowing the Pain, A Book For and About Adults Abused as Children, Eliana Gil
• Outgrowing the Pain Together, Eliana Gil
• Making Peace With Your Parents, Bloomfield and Felder


MEN’S EMOTIONAL GROWTH
• Anything by Jed Diamond and Terrence Real
• The New Rules of Marriage: What You Need to Know to Make Love Work by Terrence Real
• I Don't Want to Talk About It: Overcoming the Secret Legacy of Male Depression by Terrence Real
• How Can I Get Through to You? Closing the Intimacy Gap Between Men and Women by Terrence Real
• The Irritable Male Syndrome: Understanding and Managing the 4 Key Causes of Depression and Aggression by Jed Diamond
• Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places: Overcoming Romantic and Sexual Addictions by Jed Diamond
• Lonely at the Top: The High Cost of Men's Success by Thomas E. Joine

NUTRITION
 Andrew Weil’s books
• Dean Ornish’s books
• Christiane Northrup’s books


PTSD and TRAUMATIC STRESS  

There are many causes for PTSD and those who suffer from the disorder are not just the combat veteran or those molested as children. ANY trauma can cause PTSD symptoms afterward: child abuse, auto accidents, domestic violence, surgeries, loss of limbs. The list is endless.

• Traumatic Stress: The Effects of Overwhelming Experience on Mind, Body, and Society, Bessel A. van der Kolk, pre-eminent researcher in Trauma and PTSD, as well as other titles by him and his team.
• Once a Warrior--Always a Warrior: Navigating the Transition from Combat to Home--Including Combat Stress....  Charles W. Hoge
• Overcoming Trauma through Yoga: Reclaiming Your Body, David Emerson
• In an Unspoken Voice: How the Body Releases Trauma and Restores Goodness, Peter A. Levine Ph.D. and Gabor Mate M.D.
• The Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Sourcebook: A Guide to Healing, Recovery, and Growth, Glenn R. Schiraldi
• When Someone You Love Suffers from Posttraumatic Stress: What to Expect and What You Can Do, Claudia Zayfert PhD and Jason C. DeViva 
• Shock Waves: A Practical Guide to Living with a Loved One's PTSD, Cynthia Orange
• The Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Relationship: How to Support Your Partner and Keep Your Relationship Healthy, Diane England
• Healing Together: A Couple's Guide to Coping
with Trauma & Post-Traumatic Stress, Suzanne B. Phillips and Dianne Kane

RELATIONSHIPS
 Date...or Soul Mate? How to Know if Someone Is Worth -Pursuing in Two Dates or Less, Neil Clark Warren
• Finding the Love of Your Life: Ten Principles for Choosing the Right Marriage Partner, Neil Clark Warren
• Falling in Love for All the Right Reasons: How to Find Your Soul Mate, Neil Clark Warren
• John Gottman’s Books - THE relationship researcher! Thirty years of solid research on what makes a marriage healthy and happy! And what communication styles will lead to divorce!
• Embracing the Beloved, Stephen and Ondrea Levine


SELF ESTEEM
• Self-Esteem: A Proven Program of Cognitive Techniques for Assessing, Improving, and Maintaining Your Self-Esteem, McKay and Fanning
• Ten Days to Self Esteem, David Burns
• Six Pillars of Self-Esteem, Nathaniel Branden
• Recovery of Your Self-Esteem: A Guide for Women, Carolyn Hillman
• The Self-Esteem Workbook, Schiraldi, McKay, and Fanning

SEXUAL ADDICTION
• Books by Patrick Carnes

SEX AND INTIMACY
• Male Sexuality: Why Women Don’t Understand It and Men Don’t Either, Dr. Michael Bader
• The Secrets Of Female Sexuality Be The Masterful Lover Women Crave, David Shade
• Cosmo’s Guide to Red Hot Sex

THINKING RATIONALLY/CLEARLY

• Feeling Good, David Burns
• The Feeling Good Handbook, David Burns
• Ten Days to Self Esteem, David Burns
• Anything by Albert Ellis
• Daniel Goleman’s works on Emotional Intelligence


UNDERSTANDING YOURSELF, OTHERS, MEN & WOMEN
 Born to Win, Muriel James and Dorothy Jongeward
• Nathaniel Branden’s books
• The Highly Sensitive Person
• The Highly Sensitive Person in Love
• The Female Brain, Louann Brizendine, M.D.
• The Male Brain, Louann Brizendine, M.D.


WOMEN’S EMOTIONAL GROWTH
• The Women’s Comfort Book
• Codependent No More, Melanie Beattie
• How to Have the Courage to be Yourself
• Cheryl Richardson’s books
• Women As Winners, James and Jongeward

WOMEN’S HEALTH
• Our Bodies, Ourselves - always being updated
• The Wisdom of Menopause, Christianne Northrup, M.D.
• Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom, Christianne Northrup, M.D.
• Screaming to be Heard: Hormonal Connections Women Suspect, and Doctors Still Ignore, Elizabeth Vliet, M.
D