Book Therapy

Depression & Work Function
Bilsker, Dan; Gilbert, Merv; Myette, Larry;& Stewart-Paterson, Chris (2004)
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Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy
Burns, David (1992)   New York: Avon Books.

The Feeling Good Handbook
Burns, David (1999)   New York: Plume Books.
Self-help books on depression and anxiety.  The emphasis is on the specific exercises you can carry out.

On the Edge of Darkness
Cronkite, Katie (1994).    New York: Delta.
First-person accounts from well-known people who have been through severe depression.

The Seven Principals for Making Marriage Work
Gottman, John & Silver, Nam (1999)   Ney York: Three Rivers Press
A relationship book that provides a framework for coping with differences and strengthening your marriage.

 The Assertiveness Workbook
Paterson, Randy (2000).    Oakland: New Harbinger Publications.
A guide to developing more assertive coping.

How to Change Your Mind and Your Life
Seligman, Martin (1992).  Learned Optimism:   New York: Simon & Schuster.
A book that discusses how to develop a realistically positive view of yourself and your life.

In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts
Gabor Mate (2008).   Canada: North Atlantic Book Publication
Dr. Mate makes powerful arguments that human connections heal, and that poverty of relationships contribute to our vulnerability to unhealthy addictions of all manner.

Fighting for Your Marriage
Howard J. Markamn, Scott M. Stanley & Susan L. Blumberg (2010). USA: Jossey-Bass Publications
Learn to fight right, couples can read this book, which teach skills such as listening without criticizing or interrupting, setting ground rules for discussion and scheduling meetings to talk about issues calmly.

Divorce Busting
Michele Weiner-Davis (1992).    New York: Simon & Schuster
Strategies for identifying problem-solving behavior that works– and how to make changes last.

Girls on the Edge
Leonard Sax (2010)   Basic Books
The four factors driving the new crisis for girls-sexual identity, the cyber-bubble, obsessions and environmental Toxins

The Power of Resilience
Brooks, Robert & Goldstein, Sam (2003).   New York: McGraw-Hill.
A practical guide to help you “bounce back” from life’s challenges.

Getting to Sleep
Catalano, Ellen Mohr (1990).  Oakland: New Harbinger Publications.
A useful book that describes a variety of sleep problems and offers concrete suggestions for dealing with them.

The Relationship Cure
Gottman, John & DeClaire, Joan (2001).    New York: Three Rivers Press.
A 5-step guide to strengthening your marriage, family and friendships.

Mind Over Mood
Greenberger, Dennis & Padesky, Christine (1995).    Ney York: Guilford Publications.
A hands-on workbook for clients suffering from depression, panic attacks, anxiety, eating disorders, substance abuse, and relationship problems.

Your Depression Map: Find the Source of Your Depression and Chart Your Own Recovery
Paterson, Randy (2002).   Oakland: New Harbinger Publications
A guide to developing individualized strategies for recovering from depression.

Mom’s House, Dad’s House
Isolina Ricci (1997).   New York: Simon & Schuster
Common sense advice for creating two happy stable homes for your children.

Break Through Pain
Shinzen Young (2004).   Korea: Sounds True Publications
A step-by-step mindfulness meditation program for transforming chronic and acute pain. 

Changing for Good
James O. Prochaska, John C. Norcross, Carlo C. Diclemente (1995).    New York: Avon Books
This book offers self-assessments, informative case histories, and concrete examples to help clarify and implement positive change for life.

Boys Adrift
Leonard Sax (2009).    Basic Books
The five factors driving the growing epidemic of unmotivated boys and underachieving young men