Recommended Readings

General Psychology:
Authentic Happiness: Using the New Positive Psychology to Realize Your Potential for Lasting Fulfillment by Martin E. P. Seligman
Learned Optimism: How to Change Your Mind and Your Life by Martin E. P. Seligman

For Trauma Related Issues:
The Courage to Heal by Ellen Bass and Laura Davis
Trauma and Recovery by Judith Herman
Betrayed as Boys: Psychodynamic Treatment of Sexually Abused Men by Richard Gartner, PhD
The Body Never Lies: The Lingering Effect of Cruel Parenting by Alice Miller
The Drama of the Gifted Child by Alice Miller
The Sexual Healing Journey: A Guide for Survivors of Sexual Abuse by Wendy Maltz
Waking the Tiger by Peter Levine, Ph.D.
In An Unspoken Voice by Peter Levine, Ph.D.
An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness by Kay Redfield Jamison

For Relationship Issues:
Attached: The New Science of Adult Attachment and How It Can Help You Find and Keep Love by Amir Levine and Rachel Heller
Mating in Captivity by Esther Perel, PhD
Can Love Last? by Stephen Mitchell, PhD
The High-Conflict Couple: A Dialectical Behavior Therapy Guide to Finding Peace, Intimacy, and Validation by Alan Fruzzetti PhD and forward by Marsha Linehan PhD
After the Affair: Healing the Pain and Rebuilding Trust When a Partner Has Been Unfaithful by Janis Abrahms Spring, Ph.D.
Getting the Love You Want by Harville Hendrix, Ph.D.
Love is Never Enough by Aaron Beck, MD

For Substance Use Related Issues:
Over the Influence: The Harm Reduction Guide for Managing Drugs and Alcohol by Pat Denning, PhD and Jeannie Little, LCSW
Controlling Your Drinking: Tools to Make Moderation Work for You by William R. Miller, PhD
Drinking: A Love Story by Caroline Knapp
Adult Children of Alcoholics by Janet Geringer Woititz EdD
Mindfulness & Acceptance for Addictive Behaviors, edited by Steven Hayes and Michael Levin

Driven To Distraction: Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder from Childhood Through Adulthood by Edward Hallowell and John Ratey
Delivered From Distraction: Getting the Most Out of LIfe with Attention Deficit Disorder by Edward Hallowell and John Ratey
Answers to Distraction by  Edward Hallowell and John Ratey
Crazy Busy: Overstreched, Overbooked, and About to Snap! Strategies for Coping in a World Gone ADD by Edward Hallowell

Brain Science:
Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
The Brain That Changes Itself: Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain Science by Norman Doidge
Train Your Mind, Change Your Brain : How a New Science Reveals our extraordinary potential to transform ourselves  by Sharon Begle
Brain Lock: Free Yourself from Obsessive-Compulsive Behavior by Jeffrey M. Schwartz and Beverly Beyette
The Woman Who Changed Her Brain: And Other Inspiring Stories of Pioneering Brain Transformation by Barbara Arrowsmith-Young

Personality Problems:
The Narcissistic Family: Diagnosis and Treatment by Stephanie Donaldson-Pressman
When Perfect Isn’t Good Enough: Strategies for Coping with Perfectionism by Martin M. Antony and Richard P. Swinson
I Hate You – Don’t Leave Me: Understanding Borderline Personality Disorder by Jerold J. Kreisman, MD

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