Recommended Reading

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Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
Taking Charge of ADHD: The Complete, Authoritative Guide for Parents
by Russell A. Barkley
Delivered from Distraction: Getting the Most out of Life with Attention Deficit Disorder
by Edward M. Hallowell and John J. Rate
You Mean I’m Not Lazy, Stupid or Crazy?! A Self-Help Book for Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder by Kate Kelly and Peggy Ramundo
Smart but Scattered by Peg Dawson and Richard Guare
Mastering Your Adult ADHD by Steven A. Safren, Susan Sprich, Carol A. Perlman, & Michael W. Otto
Brainspotting: The Revolutionary New Therapy for Rapid and Effective Change
by David Grand, PhD
Brainspotting with Young People: An Adventure into the Mind
by Mark Grixti
Childhood Bullying
Bully Busters: A Teacher’s Manual for Helping Bullies, Victims, and Bystanders (Grades K-5) by Arthur Horne, Christi Bartolomucci, and Dawn Newman-Carlson
Bully Busters: A Teacher’s Manual for Helping Bullies, Victims, and Bystanders (Grades 6-8)
by Dawn Newman-Carlson, Arthur Horne, and Christi Bartolomucci
Odd Girl Out: The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls by Rachel Simmons
The Anxiety & Phobia Workbook, Fourth Edition by Edmund J. Bourne
Worry by Edward M. Hallowell
Freeing Your Child From Anxiety by Tamar Chansky
The Relaxation & Stress Reduction Workbook, Sixth Edition by M. Davis, E. R. Eschelman, & M. McKay
The Depression Workbook: A Guide for Living with Depression and Manic Depression, Second Edition
by Mary Ellen Copeland and Matthew McKay
Mind Over Mood: Change How You Feel by Changing the Way You Think by Dennis Greenberger & Christine Padesky
The Feeling Good Handbook by David Burns
Feeling Good by David Burns
Overcoming Depression One Step At A Time by M. Addis and C. Martell
Mom’s House, Dad’s House: Making Two Homes for Your Child
by Isolina Ricci
Making Divorce Easier on Your Child: 50 Effective Ways to Help Children Adjust
by Nicholas Long and Rex L. Forehand
Cooperative Parenting and Divorce & Crossroads of Parenting and Divorce workbooks at
Helping Children Cope with Divorce by Edward Teber
The Good Divorce: Keeping Your Family Together When Your Marriage Comes Apart by Constance Ahrons
The Truth About Children And Divorce: Dealing With The Emotions So You And Your Child Can Thrive by R. Emery
Eating Disorders
Life Without Ed: How One Woman Declared Independence from Her Eating Disorder and How You Can Too by Jenni Schaefer and Thom Rutledge
Goodbye Ed, Hello Me: Recover from Your Eating Disorder and Fall in Love with Life by Jenni Schaefer
Eating in the Light of the Moon by Anita Johnston
The Secret Language of Eating Disorders by Peggy Claude-Pierre
Not All Black Girls Know How to Eat- A Story of Bulimia by Stephanie Covington Armstrong
Lying in Weight: The Hidden Epidemic of Eating Disorders in Adult Women by Trisha Guru
8 Keys to Recovery From An Eating Disorder: Effective Strategies from Therapeutic Practice and Personal Experience by Carolyn Cosin adn Gwen Schubert Grabb
Body Drama by Nancy Amanda Redd
100 Questions & Answers About Anorexia Nervosa by Sari Fine Shepphird
Anorexics and Bulimiics Anonymous: The Fellowship Details Its Program of Recovery for Anorexia and Bulimia
The Overcoming Bulimia Workbook by R. E. McCabe, t. McFarlane, & M. P. Olmsted
The Mindfulness & Acceptance Workbook for Bulimia by E.K. Sandoz, K.G. Wilson, & T. DuFrene
The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook for Bulimia by E. Astrachan-Fletcher & M. Maslar
The Binge Eating & Compulsive Overeating Workbook by C. C. Ross
Father Hunger: Fathers, Daughters, and Pursuit of Thinness by M. Maine
Family Eating Disorders Manual: Guiding Families Through the Maze of Eating Disorders by L. Hill, D. Dagg, M. Levine, & L. Smolak, et. al
Your Dieting Daughter: Antidotes Parents Can Provide for Body Dissatisfaction, Excessive Dieting, and Disordered Eating by C. Costin
The Parent’s Guide to Eating Disorders: Supporting Self-Esteem, Healthy Eating, and Positive Body Image at Home by M. Herrin & N. Matsumoto
Intuitive Eating: A Revolutionary Program that Works by E. Tribole & E. Resch
Eat, Drink, and Be Mindful Workbook by S. Albers
Eating Mindfully by S. Albers
Finding Your Voice Through Creativity: The Art and Journaling Workbook for Disordered Eating by M. Jacobson-Levy & M. Foy-Tomay
Women, Food and God: An Unexpected Path to Almost Everything by G. Roth
Almost Anorexic: Is My (or my loved one’s) Relationship with Food a Problem? by J.J. Thomas & J. Schaefer
The Ultimate Tween Survival Guide by D. Zeckhausen
Learning Differences
A Mind at a Time by Melvin D. Levin
Dyslexia: A Complete Guide for Parents by Gavin Reed
The Out-of-Sync Child by Carol Stock Kranowitz
Raising a Gifted Child: A Parenting Success Handbook by Carol Ferti
Diversity/ Multicultural Perspectives
Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? by B. T. Tatum
Obesity Issues/Weight Management
The Beck Diet Solution Workbook by Judith S. Beck
The Appetite Awareness Workbook by Linda W. Craighead
Winning After Losing: Keep Off the Weight You’ve Lost Forever by Stacey Halprin
Diets Don’t Work! Healing the Cycles of Yo-Yo Dieting & Emotional Overeating! by Rebecca Cooper
Parenting with Love & Logic: Teaching Children Responsibility by Foster Cline and Jim Fay
Raising Resilient Children : Fostering Strength, Hope, and Optimism in Your Child by Robert Brooks and Sam Goldstein
Parenting the Strong-Willed Child: The Clinically Proven Five-Week Program for Parents of Two- to Six-Year-Olds by Rex Forehand and Nicholas Long
1-2-3 Magic: Effective Discipline for Children 2-12, Third Edition by Thomas W. Phelan
Positive Discipline by Jane Nelsen
Reviving Ophelia: Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls by Mary Pipher
Why Do They Act That Way? A Survival Guide to the Adolescent Brain for You and Your Teen by David Walsh
Get Out of My Life, but First Could You Drive Me & Cheryl to the Mall: A Parent’s Guide to the New Teenager, Revised and Updated by Anthony E. Wolf
Inner Peace for Busy People by Joan Z. Borysenko
The Lady, The Lover, and Her Lord by T.D. Jakes
Maximize the Moment: God’s Action Plan For Your Life by T.D. Jakes
Abuse and Recovery
The Courage to Heal: A Guide for Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse by Ellen Bass and Laura Davis
The Emotionally Abused Woman by Beverly Engel
The Sexual Healing Journey: A Guide for Survivors of Sexual Abuse by Wendy Maltz
Incest and Sexuality by Wendy Maltz
Healing the Shame that Binds by J. Bradshaw
Asperger's and Autism
The OASIS Guide to Asperger Syndrome: Completely Revised and Updated: Advice, Support, Insight, and Inspiration by P.R. Bashe, B. L. Kirby, S. Baron-Cohen, and T. Attwood
The Asperger’s Answer Book: Professional Answers to 275 of the Top Questions Parents Ask by S. Ashley
Women's Issues
The Nice Girl Syndrome by Beverly Engel
A Girl’s Guide to Getting Respect & Dealing When Your Line is Crossed by Courtney Macavinta & Andrea Vandel Pluym
You Grow Girl! A Self-Empowering Workbook for Tweens and Teens by G. Scarano-Osika & K. Dever-Johnson
Dance of Anger by H. Lerner
Dance of Intimacy by H. Lerner
Dance of Connection by H. Lerner
Interesting Reads:
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain
Children's Books
The Boy and The Bear (anxiety/relaxation)
A Boy and a Turtle: Relaxation/Stress Management by Lori Lite
Sea Otter Cove: A Relaxation Story by Lori Lite
A Thought Is Just A Thought by Leslie Talley (OCD)
I Just Want to Do It My Way by Julia Cook
My Mouth is a Volcano by Julia Cook and Carrie Hartman
It’s Hard to be a Verb by Julia Cook and Carrie Hartman
Wilma Jean the Worry Machine by Julia Cook
It’s Just a Game by Julia Cook
When My Worries Get Too Big by Karl D Buron (anxiety/relaxation)
Peaceful Piggy Medication by Kerry Lee MacLean
Don’t Rant & Rave On Wednesdays! by Adolf Moser (stress management)
Don’t Feed the Monster on Tuesdays! by Adolf Moser (self-esteem)
Don’t Pop Your Cork on Mondays! by Adolf Moser (anger management)

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