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Alcohol / Drug Abuse

The Complete ACOA Sourcebook: Adult Children of Alcoholics at Home, at Work and in Love. Woititz, JG, and Ackerman, R. HCI, 2002.

Alcohol: How to Give It Up and Be Glad You Did. Tate, P and Ellis, A. See Sharp Press, 1996.

It Will Never Happen to Me. Black, C, Hazelden, 2002.

Recovery Options: The Complete Guide. Volpicelli, J and Szalavitz, M, Wiley, 2000.


Why Does He Do That? Inside the Heads of Angry and Controlling Men. Bancroft, L, Berkeley, 2003.

The Anger Workbook for Women: How to Keep Your Anger From Undermining Your Self-Esteem, Your Emotional Balance, and Your Relationships. Petracek, LJ and Thomas, SP, New Harbinger, 2004.

Anger: How to Live With and Without It. Ellis, A, Citadel, 2002.

When Anger Hurts: Quieting the Storm Within. McKay, M and Rogers, PD, New Harbinger, 2002.


Dancing with Fear: Controlling Stress and Creating a Life Beyond Panic and Anxiety. Paul Foxman, Hunter House, 2006.

The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook. Bourne, EJ, New Harbinger, 2011.

Shyness and Social Anxiety Workbook: Proven, Step-by-Step Techniques for Overcoming Your Fear. Antony, M and Swinson, R, New Harbinger, 2000.

Mind Over Mood: Change How You Feel by Changing the Way You Think. Greenberger, D and Pedesky, C, Guilford Press, 1995.

The OCD Workbook: Your Guide to Breaking Free From Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. Hyman, B and Pedrick, C, New Harbinger, 2005.


Better Boundaries: Owning and Treasuring Your Life. Black, J, New Harbinger, 1998.

Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most. Stone, D, Patton, B, Heen, S, and Fisher, R, Penguin, 2000.

The Assertiveness Workbook: How to Express Your Ideas and Stand Up for Yourself at Work and in Relationships. Peterson, RJ, New Harbinger, 2000.

Your Perfect Right: Assertiveness in Your Life and Relationships. Alberti, RE and Emmons, ML, Impact, 2008.

Forgiveness is a Choice: A Step-by-Step Process for Resolving Anger and Restoring Hope. Enright, RD, American Psychological Association, 2001.


The Distracted Mind: Ancient Brains in a High-Tech World, A Gazzaley, L Rosen, Recorded Books, 2016.

Finding Your Focus: Practical Strategies for the Everyday Challenges Facing Adults with ADD. Greenbaum, G and Markel, G, McGraw-Hill, 2005.

Driven to Distraction: Recognizing and Coping with Attention-Deficit Disorder. Hallowell and Ratey, Touchstone, 2011.

Healing ADD: The Breakthrough Program That Allows You to See and Heal the 6 Types of ADD. Amen, DG, Berkley Books, 2001


I Wasn’t Ready to Say Goodbye: Surviving, Coping and Healing After the Death of a Loved One. Noel, Champion Press, 2008.

On Grief and Grieving: Finding the Meaning of Grief Through the Five Stages of Loss. Kubler-Ross and Kessler, Scribner, 2007.

Motherless Daughters: The Legacy of Loss. Edelman, De Capo Press, 2006.

Bipolar Disorder

The Bipolar Disorder Survival Guide: What You and Your Family Need to Know. Miklowitz, De Capo Press, 2006.

An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness. Jamison, Vintage, 1997.


What Color is Your Parachute? 2011: A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers. Bolles, Ten Speed, 2011.

Do What You Are: Discover the Perfect Career for You Through the Secrets of Personality Type. Tieger and Barron-Tieger, Little, Brown and Co., 2007.


Children: The Challenge. Dreikurs, R, 1991.

Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child: The Heart of Parenting. Gottman, Simon & Schuster, 1997.

Systematic Training for Effective Parenting. Dinkmeyer and McKay, 2007.

Chronic Pain

The Divided Mind: The Epidemic of Mindbody Disorders. Sarno, J, Harper Collins, 2006.

Healing Back Pain: The Mind Body Connection. Sarno, J, Harper Collins, 2010.

Death, Loss and Bereavement

Coming Apart: Why Relationships End and How to Live Through the Ending of Yours. Kingma, Conari, 2012.

Helping Children Cope with Divorce. Teyber, Jossey-Bass, 2001.

How to Survive the Loss of a Love. Colgrove, Bloomfield & McWilliams, Mary Books/Prelude, 2000.

Motherless Daughters: The Legacy of Loss. Edelman, DaCapo, 2006.

Not “Just Friends”: Rebuilding Trust and Recovering Your Sanity After Infidelity. Glass & Staeheli, Free Press, 2004.


The 36-Hour Day: A Family Guide to Caring for People Who Have Alzheimers Disease, Related Dementias and Memory Loss. Mace and Rabins, 2012.


Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy. Burns, DD, Avon, 2000.

The Mindful Way Through Depression: Freeing Yourself from Chronic Unhappiness. Williams, M et al, Guilford, 2007.

Overcoming Depression One Step at a Time: The New Behavioral Activation Aproach to Getting Your Life Back. Addis, M and Martel, C, Harbinger, 2004.

Depressed and Anxious: The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Workbook for Overcoming Depression & Anxiety. Marra, T, New Harbinger, 2004.

Digital World

iGen: Why Today’s Super-Connected Kids Are Growing Up Less Rebellious, More Tolerant, Less Happy—And Completely Unprepared for Adulthood—And What That Means for the Rest of Us, JM Twenge, Atria Books, 2nd edition, 2017.

Domestic Violence, Abuse and Recovery

Getting Free: You Can End Abuse and Take Back Your Life. Nicarthy, Seal, 2004.

Men Who Beat the Men Who Love Them: Battered Gay Men and Domestic Violence. Island & Letellier, Haworth, 1991.

No More Secrets: Violence in Lesbian Relationships. Ristock, Routledge, 2002.

Dysfunctional Families

Children of the Self-Absorbed: A Grown-Up’s Guide to Getting Over Narcissistic Parents. Brown, New Harbinger, 2001.

Family Estrangements: How They Begin, How to Mend Them, How to Cope With Them. Lebey, Bantam, 2003.

Toxic Parents: Overcoming Their Hurtful Legacy and Reclaiming Your Life. Forward, Bantam, 2002.

Eating Disorders/Body Image

Let Go Of Emotional Overeating and Love Your Food: A Five Point Plan for Success, Englander, 2018.

Life Without Ed: How One Woman Declared Independence from Her Eating Disorder and How You Can Too. Schaefer & Rutledge, McGraw-Hill, 2003.

Making Weight: Healing Men’s Conflicts with Food, Weight, and Shape. Andersen, Cohn & Holbrook, Gurze, 2000.

Overcoming Bulimia: Your Comprehensive Step-by-Step Guide to Recovery. McCabe, McFarlane, & Olmstead, Harbinger, 2004.

The Rules of “Normal” Eating: A Commonsense Approach for Dieters, Overeaters, Undereaters, Emotional Eaters, and Everyone in Between. Koenig, Gurze, 2005.

The Food and Feelings Workbook: A Full Course Meal on Emotional Health. Koenig, Gurze, 2007.


Get Up! Why your Chair is Killing You and What You Can do About It, Levine, Blackstone Audio, 2014.

Move Your DNA: Restore Your Health Through Natural Movement. Bowman, Propriometrics Press, 2014.

Movement Matters: Essays on Movement Science, Movement Ecology, and the Nature of Movement. Bowman, Propriometrics Press, 2016.

Faith-Based Reading

God Never Blinks: 50 Lessons for Life’s Little Detours. Regina Brett, Grand Central Publishing, 2011.

Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual Issues

Is It A Choice? Answers to the Most Frequently Asked Questions About Gay & Lesbian People. Marcus, HarperOne, 2005.

Loving Someone Gay. Clark, Celestial Arts, 2005.

Permanent Partners: Building Gay and Lesbian Relationships That Last. Berzon, Plume, 2004.

Healthy Nutrition

101 Juice Recipes: Reboot with Joe. Cross, Reboot Holdings, 2003.

Engine 2 Diet: The Texas Firefighter’s 28-Day Save-Your-Life Plan that Lowers Cholesterol and Burns Away the Pounds. Esselstyn, 2009.

The Oh She Glows Cookbook: Over 100 Vegan Recipes to Glow from the Inside Out. Liddon, Penguin Group, 2014.

The World’s Healthiest Foods: Essential Guide for the Healthiest Way of Eating. Mateljan, GMF Publishing, 2007.

The 17 Day Diet. Moreno, Rodale Press, 2012.

Veganomicon: The Ultimate Vegan Cookbook. Moskowitz & Romero, Di Capo Press Books, 2007.

Healthy Relationships & Families

How to Be an Adult in Relationships: The Five Keys to Mindful Loving. Richo, Shambhala, 2002.

Nobody’s Baby Now: Reinventing Your Adult Relationship With Your Mother and Father. Newman, Walker & Co., 2003.

The Relationship Cure: A 5 Step Guide to Strengthening Your Marriage, Family, and Friendships. Gottman, Three Rivers, 2001.

Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work. Gottman and Silver, Three Rivers Press, 1999.

Surviving Deployment: A Guide for Military Families. Pavlicin, Elva Resa, 2003.

Trapped in the Mirror: Adult Children of Narcissists in Their Struggle for Self. Golomb, E, 1995.

Mindfulness/Relaxation/Stress Management

Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life: The New Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Hayes, New Harbinger, 2005.

Peaceful Mind: Using Mindfulness and Cognitive Behavioral Psychology to Overcome Depression. McQuaid & Carmona, New Harbinger, 2004.

Relaxation Revolution: The Science and Genetics of Mind Body Healing. Benson & Proctor, Scribner, 2010.

Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life. Kabat-Zinn, Hyperion, 2005.

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

The OCD Workbook: Your Guide to Breaking Free from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. Hyman & Pedrick, New Harbinger, 2005.

Overcoming Obsessive Thoughts: How to Gain Control of Your OCD. Clark and Purdon, New Harbinger, 2005.

Personal Growth / Self-Help / Leadership

Be a People Person: Effective Leadership Through Effective Relationships. Maxwell, Nexgen, 2004.

How Successful People Think: Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life. Maxwell, Center Street, 2009.

The Fifth Agreement: A Practice Guide for Self Mastery, Ruiz, DM, 2010.

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. Covey, Free Press, 2004.

The Success Principles: How to Get From Where You Are to Where You Want to Be. Canfield, Harper Resource Book, 2005.

Unlimited Power. Robbins, Fawcett Columbine, 1986.

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder/Childhood Trauma/Trauma Recovery

The Courage to Heal: A Guide for Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse. Bass, Vermillion, 2002.

Held Close by an Angel. Harrington, Perfect Paperback, 2011.

The PTSD Workbook: Simple, Effective Techniques for Overcoming Traumatic Stress Symptoms. Williams & p\Poijula, New Harbinger, 2002.

Procrastination/Time Management/Self Actualization

Authentic Happiness: Using the New Positive Psychology to Realize Your Potential for Lasting Fulfillment. Seligman, Free Press, 2004.

Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity. Allen, Penguin, 2002.

The Now Habit: A Strategic Program for Overcoming Procrastination and Enjoying Guilt-Free Play. Fiore, Tarcher, 2007.

Procrastination: Why You Do It, What To Do About It. Burka & Yuen, Da Capo, 2004.

The War of Art. Pressfield, Black Irish Entertainment, 2002.

Psychotherapy Process

A Guide for Effective Psychotherapy. Morella, Helm, 2006.


Codependent No More. Melody Beattie, Hazelden Publishing, 1986.

The Relationship Cure: A 5 Step Guide to Strengthening Your Marriage, Family and Friendships. Gottman, Three Rivers Press, 2001.

Why Men Don’t Have a Clue and Women Always Need More Shoes: The Ultimate Guide to the Opposite Sex. Pease. Broadway Books, 2004.

Why Men Don’t Listen and Women Can’t Read Maps: How We’re Different and What to Do About It. Pease, Broadway Books, 2000.


Bodily Harm: The Breakthrough Healing Program for Self-Injurers. Conterio & Lader, Hyperion, 1999.

See My Pain! Creative Strategies and Activities for Helping Young People Who Self-Injure. Bowman and Randall, YouthLight, Inc., 2004.

Sexuality/Sexual Health

Resurrecting Sex: Solving Sexual Problems and Revolutionizing Your Relationship. Schnarch & Maddock, Harper, 2003.

Sex Matters for Women: A Complete Guide to Taking Care of Your Sexual Self. Foley, Kope & Sugrue, Guilford, 2002.

Transitioning To & Away From College

Boomerang Nation: How to Survive Living with Your Parents… the Second Time Around. Furman, Fireside, 2005.

The Naked Roommate: And 107 Other Issues You Might Run Into in College. Cohen, Sourcebooks, 2005.

Navigating Your Freshman Year: How to Make the Leap to College Life and Land on Your Feet. Students Helping Students, Prentice Hall, 2005.

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