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Suggested Books

Personal Note:  Your suggested book additions to this list are welcome.  Also, remember that all clients have access to the "Borrowing Library" in the counseling office waiting room.  Please try to return books within two weeks.  Your self help book donations are appreciated.  By the way, some of my favorite self help authors are:  John Gottman, Susan Forward, Tim McGraw (Dr. Phil), Potter-Efron, Thomas Phelan, Daniel Amen, and Joel Fuhrman, and Dale Carnegie.  Happy reading!  If you're not a reader, be sure to check out the audiobooks at the State Library or online.     -Terrie

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ADDICTION & CODEPENDENCY

Any AA Publications
Beyond Codependency   by Beattie
Codependent No More   by Beattie
Facing Codependence   by Mellody & Miller
Facing Love Addiction   by Mellody
Getting Them Sober   by Drews
Kicking Addictive Habits Once And For All   by Daley
Stop Smoking Naturally   by Keats
Talk, Trust, And Feel...Keeping Codependency Out Of Your Life   by Beattie
Teens Under The Influence...The Truth About Kids, Alcohol, And Other Drugs--How To Recognize the Problem And What To Do About It   by Ketcham & Pace
The Big Book  by AA
The 12 Steps For Adult Children...From Addiction And Other Dysfunctional Families   by Friends In Recovery
You Can Free Yourself From Alcohol And Drugs...Work a Program That Keeps You In Charge   by Althauser **


ANGER MANAGEMENT

Angry All The Time...An Emergency Guide To Anger Control   by Potter-Efron  **
From Anger To Forgiveness   by Larsen & Hagarty
Letting Go Of Anger--The Eleven Most Common Anger Styles And What To Do About Them   by Potter-Efron


ANXIETY & SLEEP DIFFICULTIES

Feel The Fear And Do It Anyway   by Jeffers
How To Stop Worrying And Start Living   by Carnegie
Relief From Sleep Disorders   by Becker
The Anxiety And Phobia Workbook (CBT)   by Bourne
The Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook For Anxiety (ACT) (CD included)   by Eifert & Forsyth  **
The Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook For Social Anxiety And Shyness (ACT)   by Flemming & Kocovski  **
The Shyness And Social Anxiety Workbook (CBT)   by Antony & Swinson
The Worry Control Workbook   by Copeland


CAREER & WORK ISSUES

Do What You Are   by Tieger & Barron-Tieger
Don't Sweat The Small Stuff At Work   by Carlson
How To Say It At Work...Putting Yourself Across With Power Words, Phrases, Body Language And Communication Secrets   by Griffin
Save Your Job...Your 30-Minute Guide To Job Security   by Timm
    

CHANGING THE BRAIN & ADD

All About Attention Deficit Disorder (book/video)   by Phelan (of 1-2-3 magic)
Change Your Brain, Change Your Life   by Amen
Driven To Distraction (child/adult ADD)   by Hallowell & Ratey
You Mean I'm Not Lazy, Stupid, Or Crazy (adult ADD)   by Kelly & Ramundo


CHILDREN & TEEN BOOKS

Bullies Are A Pain In The Brain (children's book)   by Romain
Don't Sweat The Small Stuff For Teenagers:  Simple Ways To Keep Your Cool In Stressful Times   by Carlson
Study Strategies Made Easy   by Davis & Sirotowitz
The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective Teens   by Covey


CHRONIC ILLNESS & PAIN

Fibromyalgia And Chronic Myofascial Pain:  A Survival Manual   by Copeland
You Are Not Your Illness   by Topf & Bennett
    

COMMUNICATION, ASSERTIVENESS, BOUNDARIES, & SOCIAL SKILLS

Boundaries:  When To Say Yes, When To Say No, To Take Control Of Your Life   by Townsend
Emotional Intelligence
   by Goleman
How To Win Friends And Influence People   by Carnegie
Messages...The Communication Skills Book   by McKay, Davis, & Flanning
People Power...How To Succeed By Tapping The Power Of People Around Us!  by Noe
The Complete Idiot's Guide To Assertiveness   by Davidson
When I say No, I feel Guilty...How to Cope Using The Skills Of Systematic Assertive Therapy   by Smith


DEPRESSION & BIPOLAR CHALLENGES

Call Me Anna (bipolar disorder)   by Patty Duke
Living With Depression And Manic Depression   by Copeland
The Depression Workbook:  A Guide For Living With Depression and Manic Depression    by Copeland
The Mindfulness And Acceptance Workbook For Depression (ACT)   by Robinnson & Strosah  **
The Bipolar Disorder Survival Guide   by Miklowitz


DEALING WITH DIFFICULT PEOPLE

Emotional Blackmail...When People In Your Life Use Fear, Obligation, and Guilt to Manipulate You   by Forward
Life Code: The Rules For Winning In the Real World   by McGraw (Dr. Phil)
Men Who Hate Women And The Women Who Love Them   by Susan Forward
When Your Lover Is A Liar   by Susan Forward
Women Who Love Too Much...When You Keep Wishing And Hoping He'll Change   by Norwood
When Men Batter Women:  New Insights into Ending Abusive Relationships   by Gottman & Jacobson


DIVORCE, BREAK-UP, & CO-PARENTING

101 Ways To Be A Long-Distance Super Dad... Or Mom, Too!    by Newman
Helping Children Cope With Divorce   by Teyber
Child Custody With A Jerk:  Raising A Child With An Uncooperative Ex   by Ross & Corcoran
Mom's House, Dad's House...Making Shared Custody Work   by Ricci
Parenting After Divorce...A Guide To Resolving Conflicts And Meeting Your Children's Needs   by Stahl
Parents Are Forever...A Step-By-Step Guide To Becoming Successful Co-parents After Divorce   by Thomas
Rebuilding...When Your Relationship Ends   by Fisher & Alberti
The Complete Idiot's Guide To Surviving Divorce   by Weintraub, Hillman, and Kesselman
The Co-parenting Survival Guide:  Letting Go Of Conflict After A Difficult Divorce   by Thayer & Zimmerman


FAMILIES & ADULT CHILDREN CHALLENGES

Don't Sweat The Small Stuff With Your Family:  Simple Ways To Keep Daily Responsibilities And Household Chaos From Taking Over Your Life   by Carlson
Don't Talk, Don't Trust, Don't Feel...Overcoming The Power Of Your Dysfunctional Family's Secrets   by Becker
How To Talk To Your Adult Children About Really Important Things  by DiGeronimo  **
Making Peace With Your Parents   by Bloomfield & Felder
Our Family Meeting Book   by Hightower & Riley
Setting Boundaries With Your Adult Children:  Six Steps to Hope For Struggling Parents   by Bottke
The Birth Order Book...Why You Are The Way You Are   by Leman
Traits Of A Healthy Family   by Curran


GAY & LESBIAN ISSUES


For Lesbian Parents...Your Guide To Helping Your Family Grow Up Happy, Healthy, and Proud   by Johnson and O'Connor
How To Make The World A Better Place For Gays And Lesbians   by Fahy


GRIEF & LOSS

Beyond Grief...A guide For Recovery From The Death Of A Loved One   by Staudacher
How To Survive The Loss Of A Love   by Calgrove, Floomfield, McWilliams
Talking About Death...A Dialogue Between Parent And Child (children's book)   by Grollman
The Courage To Grieve   by Tatelbaum


PARENTING & STEPPARENTING

1-2-3 Magic--Effective Discipline For Children 2-12 (book/video)   by Phelan  **
1-2-3 Magic--Effective Discipline For Children 2-12 Workbook   by Phelan  **
1-2-3 Magic--Surviving Your Adolescents (book/video)   by Phelan  **
7 Steps To Bonding With Your Stepchild   by ziegahn
Changing Children's Behavior By Changing The People, Places, And Activities In Their Lives
   by Munger
Children The Challenge   by Dreikurs
Coping With Children's Misbehavior   by Dreikurs
Divorced But Still My Parents (children's book)   by Thomas & Rankin
Good Behavior   by Garber, Garber, and Spizman  **
How To Deal With Your Acting Up Teenager   by Bayard & Bayard
How To Develop Your Child's Gifts And Talents During The Elementary Years   by Rein & Rein
How To Talk So Kids Will Listen And Listen So Kids Will Talk   by Faber & Mazlish
How To Talk So Teens Will Listen And Listen So Teens Will Talk   by Faber & Mazlish
Nurture By Nature   by Tieger & Barron-Tieger
Parenting The Strong-Willed Child   by Forehand & Long
Parenting With Love And Logic...Teaching Children Responsibility (book/video)   by Cline & Fay
Parenting Without Pressure (love & logic)   by Langston
Parenting Teens With Love And Logic (book/video)   by Cline & Fay
Parents Teens And Boundaries...How To Draw The Line   by Bluestein
Questions Kids Ask About Sex...Honest Answers For Every Age   by The Medical Institute For Sexual Health
Raising An Emotionally Intelligent Child   by Gottman  **
The Smart Stepfamily   by Deal
The Smart Stepdad   by Deal
The Smart Stepmom   by Deal
There Are No Simple Rules For Dating My Daughter!   by Buddenberg & McGee
Try And Make Me...Simple Strategies That Turn Off The Tantrums And Create Cooperation   by Levy & O'Hanlon
Unlocking Your Child's Learning Potential (Love and Logic)   by Fuller


POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER...MILITARY, BATTERY, SEXUAL &  PHYSICAL ABUSE...
    
Close To Home:  A Soldier's Guide To Returning From War   by Reque-Dragicevic
Healing The Trauma of Abuse:  A Women's Workbook   by Copeland
Male Survivors:  12-Step Recovery Program For Survivors Of Childhood Sexual Abuse   by Sanders
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder...The Victim's Guide To Healing And Recovery   by Flannery  **
The Battered Woman's Survival Guide:  Breaking The Cycle   by Statman
The Courage To Heal (victim of sexual abuse)   by Bass & Davis
The Courage To Heal Workbook (victim of sexual abuse)   by Davis


RELATIONSHIPS & MARRIAGE

After the Affair: Healing the Pain And Rebuilding Trust When A Partner Has Been Unfaithful   by Abrahms
Do I Have To Give Up Me To Be Loved By You?   by Jordan & Paul
Don't Sweat The Small Stuff For Couples:  Ways To Be More Intimate, Loving, And Stress-Free In Your Relationship   by Carlson
Don't Sweat The Small Stuff In Love (intimate relationships)   by Carlson & Carlson
Getting The Love You Want   by Hendrix
Relationship Rescue...A Seven-Step Strategy For Reconnecting With Your Partner   by McGraw (Dr. Phil)
The Complete Idiot's Guide To A Healthy Relationship   by Kuriansky
The Relationship Cure:  A 5-Step Guide To Strengthening Your Marriage, Family, And Friendships   by Gottman  **
The Seven Principles of Making Marriage work:  A Practical Guide From The Country's Foremost Expert   by Gottman & Silver  **


RELAXATION & STRESS REDUCTION

Don't Sweat The Small Stuff For Men   by Carlson
The Relaxation And Stress Reduction Workbook   by McKay, Davis, Robbins, & Eshelman  **
The Stress Management Book   by Adamson


SPECIAL CHALLENGES FOR PARENTS


A Parent's Guide To Autism...Answers To The Most Common Questions   by Hart
ADHD:  A Complete And Authoriative Guide   by The American Academy of Pediatrics
All Cats Have Asperger Syndrome (Children's book)   by Hoopmann
All Dogs Have ADHD (Children's book)     by Hoopmann
Call Me Anna (bipolar disorder)   by Patty Duke
Can This Child Be Saved?  Solutions For Adoptive And Foster Families   by Cline
Children With Mental Retardation...A Parent's Guide   by Smith
Eating Disorder...A Real Life Story Of 3 Broken Hearts Going Through Anorexia, Bulemia, Drugs, And So Much More...   by Eve Costa
Helping the Child Who Doesn't Fit In    by Nowicki & Duke
Parenting Your Asperger Child...Individualized Solutions For Teaching Your Child Practical Skills   by Sohn & Grayson
Rebuilding Children's Lives (parenting foster kids)   by Baker, Burek, Herron,, & Mott
Seven Steps To Help Your Child Worry Less   by Goldstein, Hagar, and Brooks
Raising A Moody Child   by Fristad & Arnold
The Ups And Downs of Raising A Bipolar Child...A Survival Guide For Parents   by Lederman & Fink
There's A Boy In Here (autism)   by Beron & Berron
When Love Is Not Enough:  A Guide To Parenting Children With RAD--Reactive Attachment Disorder   by Thomas


Weight Loss And Nutrition

Eat To Live:  The Amazing Nutrient-Rich Program For Fast And Sustained Weight Loss (unabridged and abridged versions)   by Joel Fuhrman  **
Eat To Live Cookbook:  200 Delicious Nutrient-Rich Recipes For Fast And Sustained Weight Loss Reversing Disease   by Joel Fuhrman
Nutrition Handbook & ANDI Food Scoring Guide   by Joel Fuhrman
Super Immunity:  The Essential Nutrition guide For Boosting Your Body's Defenses To Live Longer, Stronger, and...   by Joel Fuhrman
The End of Diabetes:  The Eat To Live Plan To Prevent And Reverse Diabetes   by Joel Fuhrman
and Joel Fuhrman books.....


    





 


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