Counseling Center - Recommended Books
This page is for students and parents wanting to gain insights and resources that will increase their academic and emotional health. Though we are still develping this page you will find some information that has been helpful to our students and staff.

SELF-ESTEEM

Boundaries: Where You End and I Begin, by Anne Katherine  

"Everyone should read this book. As an eating disorders specialist and registered dietitian, I find many people who are using the obsession with food to avoid dealing with other issues. In ...

SELF-ESTEEM

Food For Love, by Janet Greeson  

"Food For Love is not just about its title. The largest portion of the book is an explanation of ninety exercises (one to be practiced each day), the author says will help aid access to one's hidden and repressed traumas. These exercises can be used profitably by anyone wishing to gain access to their early hurts regardless of the way in which those birth, infantile and childhood traumas give us a life script which moulded our acting out and acting in behaviors."

SUBSTANCE ABUSE

It Will Never Happen To Me, by Claudia Black  

"...Excellent! Highly recommend even if you just know somone who grew up with alcohol in their family..."

SUBSTANCE ABUSE

Under The Infulence, by Dr. James Mialam & Katherine Ketcham  

"... A must read for people interested with Alcoholism I myself am a recovering alcoholic. I never realized how harmful this disease is on ourselves and our families and friends. And the worst is ..."

SUBSTANCE ABUSE

The Adult Children of Alcoholics Syndrome, by Wayne Kritsberg  

"... Key to a mystery This book solved a painful problem for me. It helped me first to see beyond my abstinent parents to my grandparents' alcohol problems. Next it suggested that my father could ..."

SUBSTANCE ABUSE

Loosening The Grip, by Stephen Roos   

(This book is difficult to find. If you find one please let us know!)

SUBSTANCE ABUSE

Loosening The Grip, by Jean Kinney & Gwen Leaton  

"... I even like the cartoons I am studying in Hawaii and you need to learn this global criterior and I hope this book helps me. If anybody out there has been to the school for this or has their..."

SEXUAL ABUSE

The Courage To Heal, by Ellen Bass & Laura Davis  

Courage To Heal-"Over the last years, I've come to realize that healing is, in fact, a process that takes a lifetime. As survivors, we need to settle in for the long haul. It's a process that ..."

SEXUAL ABUSE

The Courage To Heal Workbook, by Laura Davis  

This is the workbook companion for THE COURAGE TO HEAL.

ANXIETY

The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook, by Edmund Bournd  

"...The single most helpful book for anyone with phobias/anxiety. If you or someone you know suffers from a panic disorder, anxiety, OCD, or phobias (especially agoraphobia and social phobias), you ..."

DEPRESSION

Overcoming Depression, by Demitri Papo  

"Suggested reading for overcoming depression .... This book offers programs in the treatment of depression and overcoming depression which are designed to help you uproot..."

DEPRESSION

Love Is Never Enough, by Albert Ellis  

Love is Never Enough: How Couples Can Overcome Misunderstandings, Resolve Conflicts, and Solve Relationship Problems Through Cognitive Therapy

* Please Note: The Self Help books listed above are not a substiTuition for mental health or substance abuse treatment.






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