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Authoritative Guide to Self Help Resources in Mental Health (2000) by John Norcross, Ph.D., John Santrock, Ph.D., Linda Campbell, Ph.D., Thomas Smith, PsyD, Robert Sommer, Ph.D., and Edward Zuckerman, Ph.D., New York, New York: The Guilford Press.

Anxiety Disorders

Beyond the Relaxation Response (1984) by Herbert Benson, New York: Times Books.

Bipolar: The Elements of Bipolar Disorder, A Practical Guide (2002) by Jay Carter, Psy.D., Wyomissing, PA, Unicorn Press

Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life: The New Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (c. 2005) by Steven C. Hayes, Ph.D. with Spencer Smith, Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications, Inc.

Mastery of Your Anxiety and Panic (2007) by David H. Barlow and Michelle G. Cranske, New York, NY: Oxford University Press

Mastery of Your Anxiety and Worry (2006) by Richard E. Zinbarg, Michelle G. Cranske and David H. Barlow, New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook (4th ed., 2005) by Edmund J. Bourne Ph.D., Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications, Inc.

The Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Anxiety (2007) by John P. Forsyth, Ph.D. and Georg H. Eifert, Ph.D., Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications Inc.

The OCD Workbook, Your Guide to Breaking Free from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (c. 2005) by Bruce M. Hyman, Ph.D. and Cherry Pedrick, R.N..Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications, Inc.

The PTSD Workbook (2002) by Mary Beth Williams, Ph.D., LCSW, CTS and Soili Poijula, Ph.D., Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications Inc.

S.T.O.P. Obsessing, How to Overcome Your Obsessions and Compulsions (1991) by Edna B. Foa and Reid Wilson, New York: Bantam.

When Perfect Isn't Good Enough (1998) by Martin M. Antony, Ph.D. and Richard P. Swinson, M.D., Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications, Inc.


The Assertive Woman (3rd ed., 1997) by Stanlee Phelps and Nancy Austin, San Lois Obispa, CA: Impact.

Your Perfect Right: A Guide to Assertive Living (7th ed., 1995) by Robert Albertini and Michael Emmons, San Losi Obispa, CA: Impact.

Driven to Distraction (1994) by Edward Hallowell, M.D. and John Ratey, M.D. New York: Pantheon Books.

You Mean I'm Not Lazy, Stupid or Crazy? (1993) by Kate Kelly and Peggy Ramundo, forward by Larry B. Silver, M.D., Cincinnati, Ohio: Tyrell and Jerem Press.

Attention Deficit Disorder

Attention Deficit Disorder Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Taking Charge of ADHD (1995) by Russell A. Barkley. New York: Guilford Press.

The Parent's Guide to Attention Deficit Disorders 2nd Ed. (1995) by Stephen B. McCarney, Ed.D. and Angela Marie Bauer, M. Ed. Columbia, MO: Hawthorne Educational Services Inc.

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder- A Handbook for Diagnosis and Treatment (4th ed. 2015) Edited by Russell A. Barkley, Ph.D., ABPP, ABCN. The Guilford Press-Division of Guilford Publications, New York, N.Y. 10012

Delivered from Distraction-Getting the Most out of Life with Attention Deficit Disorder (Trade Paperback Edition, 2006) by Edward M. Hallowell, M.D. and John J. Ratey, M.D. Ballantine Books, New York, N.Y.

Smart but Scattered-The Revolutionary Executive Skills Approach to Helping Kids Reach Their Potential-(4 to 13 year olds), (2009) by Peg Dawson, Ed.D. and Richard Guare, Ph.D., Guilford Press, New York, N.Y. 10012

Smart but Scattered Teens-The Executive Skills Program for Helping Teens reach Their Potential (2013) by Richard Guare, Ph.D., Peg Dawson, Ed.D. and Colin Guare, Guilford Press, New York, N.Y 10012

Taking Charge of ADHD-The Complete Authoritative Guide for Parents (3rd Edition, 2013) by Russell A. Barkley, Ph.D., Guilford Press, New York, N.Y. 10012.

The ADHD Workbook for Teens (2010) by Lara Honos-Webb, Ph.D., Instant Help Books- An Imprint of New Harbinger Publications, Inc., Oakland, CA 94609

Career Development

What Color is Your Parachute (30th ed., 1999) by Richard Bolles, Berkeley, CA: Ten Speed.

Chronic Illness

Heart Illness and Intimacy: How Caring Relationships Aid Recovery (1992) by Wayne Soctile, Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press.

Heartmates: A Guide for the Spouse and Family of the Heart Patient (3rd ed., 2002) by Rachel Freed, Minneapolis MN: Fairview Press.


Beyond Reason: Using Emotions as You Negotiate (2005) by Roger Fisher and Daniel Shapiro, USA: Penguin Books.

Getting to Yes, Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In (1991) by Roger Fisher and William Ury, USA: Penguin Books.

Verbal Judo: The Gentle Art of Persuasion (2004) by George Thompson, Ph.D. and Jerry Jenkins, New York, New York: HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.

You Just Don't Understand, Men and Women in Conversation (1990) by Deborah Tannen, New York: Ballantine Books.

Child Development/Parenting

Good Friends are Hard to Find (1996) by Fred Frankel, Ph.D., Glendale, CA: Perspective Publishing, Inc.

Parenting with Love and Logic (1990) by Foster Cline, M.D. and Jim Fay, Colorado Springs, CO: Pinon Press.

Teens in Turmoil (2002) by Carol Maxym, Ph.D. and Leslie York, M.A., New York: Penquin Putnam.

The Adolescent Self (1991) by David B. Wexler, Ph.D., New York & London: W.W. Norton and Company.

The Optimistic Child (1996) by Martin E. Seligman, Ph.D., Harper Perennial.

How it Feels When Parents Divorce (1984) by Jill Krementz, New York: Knopf.

The Boys and Girls Book about Divorce (1985) by Richard Gardner, New York: Bantam.

Adventures in Parenting A free booklet from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), can be obtained by calling 1-800-370-2943 or online at www.nichd.nih.gov


When Bad Things Happen to Good People (1981) by Harold Kushner, New York: Schocken. (Spiritual help by a Rabbi).

A Broken Heart Still Beats (1998) by Anne McCracken and Mary Semel, Center City, Minnesota, Hazelden.

The Bereaved Parent (1978) by Harriet Sarnoff Schiff, New York, NY, Penquin Books, Inc.


The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work (1999) by John M. Gottman, Ph.D. and Nan Silver, New York: Three Rivers Press.

Why Marriages Succeed or Fail (1994) by John Gottman, Ph.D., New York: Simon & Schuster.

After the Affair (1st ed., 1997) by Janis Abrahms Spring, Ph.D. with Michael Spring, HarperCollins Publishers.

After the Honeymoon (2008) by Daniel B. Wile, Ph.D., Oakland, CA: Collaborative Couple Therapy Books.

The Dance of Anger: A Woman's Guide to Changing the Patterns of Intimate Relationships (1985) by Harriet Lerner, Ph.D., Harper and Row Publishers Inc.

The Five Languages of Love (1996) by Dr. Gary Chapman, Northfield Publishing.

The Love Dare (2008) by Stephen & Alex Kendrick, Nashville, TN: B&H Publishing Group (Christian).

We Can Work it Out (1993) by Clifford Notarius, Ph.D. and Howard Markman, Ph.D., New York: Berkley Publishing.

Mood Disorders

The Mindful Way through Depression: Freeing Yourself from Chronic Unhappiness (2007) by Mark Williams, John Teasdale, Zindel Segal and Jon-Kabt-Zinn, New York: The Guilford Press.

Control Your Depression (1996) by Peter Lewinsohn, Ricardo Munoz, Mary Ann Youngren and Antoivette Zeiss, Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall.

Feeling Good, The New Mood Therapy (rev. ed. 1999) by David Burns, New York: Avon.

The Feeling Good Handbook (rev. ed. 1999) by David Burns, New York: Plume.

Overcoming Depression One Step at a Time (2004) by Michael E. Addis, Ph.D. and Christopher R. Martell, Ph.D., ABPP, Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications, Inc.

Mind Over Mood: Change How You Feel by Changing the Way You Think (1995) by Dennis Greenberger, Ph.D. and Christine A. Padesky, Ph.D., New York: Guilford Press.

Self Esteem

Ten Days to Self-Esteem (1993) BY David D. Burns, M.D., New York, New York: Harper Collins Publishers, Inc.

The Self- Esteem Workbook by Glen R. Schiraldi, Ph.D. Oakland, CA New Harbinger Publications, Inc.


The Courage to Heal and the Courage to Heal Workbook (3rd ed. 1994) Childhood Sexual Abuse), by Ellen Bass and Laura Davis, New York, New York: HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.

The 10 Dumbest Mistakes Smart People Make and How to Avoid Them (1993) by Dr. Arthur Freeman & Rose DeWolf, Preface by Aaron T. Beck, M.D., New York: HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.

The White Knight Syndrome: Rescuing yourself from your need to rescue others. (2009) by Mary C. Lamia, Ph.D. and Marilyn J. Krieger, Ph.D., Oakland, CA, New Harbinger Publication, Inc.

Changing for Good: A Revolutionary Six-Stage Program for Overcoming Bad Habits and Moving Your Life Positively Forward (1994) by James O. Prochaska, Ph.D., John C. Norcross, Ph.D., and Carlo C. DiClemente, Ph.D., New York, New York, Harper Collins Publisher.

When Someone You Love has a Mental Illness (Nov. 2003) A Handbook for Family, Friends, and Caregivers by Rebecca Wodis, MFT, Forward by Agnes Hatfield, Ph.D., New York, New York: Penguin Group (USA).