Book Resources

The Happiness Trap: How to Stop Struggling and Start Living, Russ Harris and Steven Hayes
Amazon – The Happiness Trap: How to Stop Struggling and Start Living: A Guide to ACT – Harris and Hayes

An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness, Kay Redfield Jamison
Amazon – An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness – Kay Redfield Jamison

Staring at the Sun: Overcoming the Terror of Death, Irvin D. Yalom
Amazon – Staring at the Sun: Overcoming the Terror of Death – Irvin D, Yalom

Speaking of Sadness: Depression, disconnection, and the meanings of illness. Karp, D. A.
Amazon – Speaking of Sadness: Depression, Disconnection, and the Meanings of Illness – David A. Karp

Why Does He Do That? Inside the Minds of Angry and Controlling Men, Lundy Bancroft
Amazon – Why Does He Do That?: Inside the Minds of Angry and Controlling Men – Lundy Bancroft

Eating Disorders: The Path to Recovery, Dr. Kate Middleton
Amazon – Eating Disorders: The Path to Recovery – Kate Middleton

8 Keys to Recovery from an Eating Disorder: Effective Strategies from Therapeutic Practice and Personal Experience, Carolyn Costin, Gwen Schubert Grabb and Babbette Rothschild
Amazon – 8 Keys to Recovery from an Eating Disorder: Effective Strategies from Therapeutic Practice and Personal Experience – Costin and Grabb

Learned Optimism: How to Change Your Mind and Your Life, Martin E. P. Seligman
Amazon – Learned Optimism: How to Change Your Mind and Your Life – Martin P. Seligman

Authentic Happiness: Using the New Positive Psychology to Realize Your Potential for Lasting Fulfillment, Martin E. P. Seligman
Amazon – Authentic Happiness: Using the New Positive Psychology to Realize Your Potential for Lasting Fulfillment – Martin P. Seligman

Stealth Health: How to Sneak Age-Defying, Disease-Fighting Habits into Your Life Without Really Trying by Reader’s Digest
Amazon – Stealth Health: How to Sneak Age-Defying, Disease-Fighting Habits Into Your Life Without Really Trying – Gordon and Katz

Transcending Post-Infidelity Stress Disorder: The Six Stages of Healing,  Audible Audiobook, Dennis C. Ortman PhD (Author), Paul Brion (Narrator)
Amazon – Transcending Post-Infidelity Stress Disorder: The Six Stages of Healing – Dennis Ortman

The Fear of Intimacy: How to Overcome the Emotional or Physical Intimacy Issues in Your Relationship or Marriage, Kelsey Huntington
Amazon – The Fear of Intimacy: How to Overcome the Emotional or Physical Intimacy Issues in Your Relationship or Marriage – Kelsey Huntington

Make Every Session Count: Getting the Most of Your Brief Therapy, John d. Preston PsyD ABPP, Nicholette Varzos and Douglas Liebert
Amazon – Make Every Session Count: Getting the Most of Your Brief Therapy – Preston, Varzos and Liebert

Thrift Books

Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life: The New Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Steven C Hayes and Spencer Smith
Amazon – Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life: The New Acceptance and Commitment Therapy – Steven A. Hayes

The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment, Eckhart Tolle
Amazon – The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment – Eckart Tolle

The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich, Timothy Ferriss

(Officially a book on how to structure a business, it is also an excellent resource about how to appreciate yourself and what your time is worth while you are engaging fully in your life.)
Amazon – The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich – Timothy A. Ferriss

The 36-hour Day: A family guide to caring for people who have Alzheimer’s disease, related dementias, and memory loss, Nancy L. Mace and Peter V. Rabins
Amazon – The 36-Hour Day: A Family Guide to Caring for People Who Have Alzheimer Disease, Related Dementias, and Memory Loss – Mace and Rabbins

Psychotherapy of Schizophrenia: The Treatment of Choice, Bertram P. Karon and Gary R. VandenBos
Amazon – Psychotherapy of Schizophrenia: The Treatment of Choice – Karon and VandenBos

Rethinking Madness: Towards a Paradigm Shift in Our Understanding and Treatment of Psychosis, Paris Williams
Amazon – Rethinking Madness: Towards a Paradigm Shift in Our Understanding and Treatment of Psychosis – Paris Williams

Inpatient Group Psychotherapy, Irvin D. Yalom
Amazon – Inpatient Group Psychotherapy – Irvin D Yalom

Cognitive Therapy of Schizophrenia, David G. Kingdon MD and Douglas Turkington MD
Amazon – Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy of Schizophrenia – David G. Kingdon

The Center Cannot Hold: My Journey Through Madness, Elyn R. Saks (One Therapists Experience with Psychosis)
Amazon – The Center Cannot Hold: My Journey Through Madness – Elyn Saks

The Day the Voices Stopped: A Schizophrenic’s Journey from Madness to Hope, Ken Steele and Claire Berman
Amazon – he Day The Voices Stopped: A Schizophrenic’s Journey From Madness To Hope – Ken Steele

How to Become a Schizophrenic, John Modrow
Amazon – How to Become a Schizophrenic: The Case Against Biological Psychiatry – John Modrow

Our Wisdom Years: Growing Older with Joy, Fulfillment, Resilience, and No Regrets, Charles Garfield, PhD.
Amazon – Our Wisdom Years: Growing Older with Joy, Fulfillment, Resilience, and No Regrets – Charles Garfield

Manual for the Peacemaker: An Iroquois Legend to Heal Self and Society, Jean Houston and Margaret Rubin
Amazon – Manual for the Peacemaker: An Iroquois Legend to Heal Self and Society – Jean Houston

Teens Who Hurt: Clinical Interventions to Break the Cycle of Adolescent Violence, Kenneth V. Hardy and Tracey A. Laszloffy
Amazon – Teens Who Hurt: Clinical Interventions to Break the Cycle of Adolescent Violence – Hardy and Laszloffy

Re-Visioning Family Therapy: Race, Culture, and Gender in Clinical Practice,  Monica McGoldrick
Amazon – Re-Visioning Family Therapy: Race, Culture, and Gender in Clinical Practice – Monica McGoldrick

Quirky, Yes-Hopeless, No: Practical Tips to Help Your Child with Asperger’s Syndrome Be More Socially Accepted, Cynthia La Brie Norall and Beth Wagner Brust
Amazon – Quirky, Yes—Hopeless, No: Practical Tips to Help Your Child with Asperger’s Syndrome Be More Socially Accepted – Cynthia LaBrie Norall

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