Ashley’s Book Club

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As a therapist I am constantly referring my clients to good books that I come across that might be helpful. I thought it might be beneficial to create a list of some of my favorite books for you to peruse at your own leisure.

Adoption

Adopting a Child with Trauma and Attachment Disruption History by Theresa Fraser, CYW, MA, CPT

The Connected Child by Karyn B. Purvis, Ph.D, David R. Cross, PhD, and Wendy Lyons Sunshine

Anti-Social Personality Disorder

The Sociopath Next Door By Martha Stout, Ph.D.

Anxiety

The Mindfulness & Acceptance Workbook for Anxiety: A Guide to Breaking Free from Anxiety, Phobias & Worry Using Acceptance & Commitment Therapy by John P. Forsyth, PhD & Georg H Effect, PhD

Put Anxiety Behind You: the Complete Drug-Free Program by Peter Bongiorno, ND, LAc

Autism Spectrum Disorder and Sensory Processing Disorder 

Answers to Questions Teachers Ask About Sensory Integration by Jane Koomar, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA; Carol Kranowitz, MA; Stacey Szklut, MS, OTR/L; and Others

Building a Sensory Friendly Classroom: To support Children with Challenging Behaviors by Rebecca Moyes

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon

The Out-of-Sync Child: Recognizing and Coping with Sensory Processing Disorder by Carol Stock Kranowitz, MA

The Out-of-Sync Child Has Fun: Activities for Kids with Sensory Processing Disorder by Carol Stock Kranowitz, MA

Raising A Sensory Smart Child: The Definitive Handbook for Helping Your Child with Sensory Integration Issues by Lindsey Biel 

Bipolar personality Disorder

An Unquiet Mind by Kay Redfield Jameson

Loving Someone with Bipolar Disorder by Julie A. Fast (www.juliefast.com)

 

Borderline Personality Disorder

I Hate You – Don’t Leave Me: Understanding the Borderline Personality by Jerold J. Kreisman, MD, and Hal Straus

Stop Walking on Eggshells: Taking Your Life Back when Someone You Care About has Borderline Personality Disorder by Paul T. Mason, MS and Randi Kreger

Dissociative Identity Disorder (previously called Multiple Personality Disorder)

The Flock: The Autobiography of a Multiple Personality by Joan Frances Casey

Sybil: The Classic True Story of a Woman Possessed by Sixteen Personalities by Flora Rheta Schreiber

Gender Identity

As Nature Made Him: The Boy Who Was Raised as a Girl by John Colapinto

Narcissism

Children of the Self-Absorbed: A Grown-Ups Guide to Getting Over Narcissistic Parents by Nina W. Brown, Ed.D., LPC

Disarming the Narcissist: Surviving and Thriving with the Self-Absorbed by Wendy T. Behary, LCSW

Trapped in the Mirror: Adult Children of Narcissists in their Struggle for Self by Golomb Elan, Ph.D.

Will I Ever Be Good Enough? Healing the Daughters of Narcissistic Mothers by Karyl McBride, Ph.D.

Parenting

The Connected Child by Karyn B. Purvis, Ph.D, David R. Cross, PhD, and Wendy Lyons Sunshine

Parenting from the Inside Out by Daniel J. Siegel and Mary Hartnell

The Whole Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind by Daniel J. Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson

No-Drama Discipline: The Whole-Brain Way to Calm the Chaos and Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind by Daniel J. Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson

Parenting with Love and Logic by Foster Cline M.D. & Jim Fay

Reactive Attachment Disorder

When Love Is Not Enough: A Guide to Parenting Children with RAD – Reactive Attachment Disorder by Nancy L. Thomas

The Connected Child by Karyn B. Purvis, Ph.D, David R. Cross, PhD, and Wendy Lyons Sunshine

 

Relationships 

Attached. The New Science of Adult Attachment and How it Can Help You Find-and Keep-Love by Amir Levine, MD, and Rachel S. F. Heller, MA

The 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman

Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

The Courage To Heal:  A Guide for Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse by Ellen Bass and Laura Davis

The Gift of Fear (and Other Survival Signals that Protect us from Violence)  by Gavin De Becker

Healing Sex: A Mind-Body Approach to Healing Sexual Trauma by Staci Haines

The Right to Innocence: Healing the Trauma of Childhood Sexual Abuse by Beverly Engel (www.beverlyengel.com)

Ancient Child: Poetry About Incest by Marcella Bryant

Schizophrenia/ Schizo-Affective Disorder

When Quietness Came: A Neuroscientist’s Personal Journey with Schizophrenia by Erin L. Hawkes MSc

Trauma 

The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel Van Der Kolk, M.D.

The Body Remembers: The Psychophysiology of Trauma and Trauma Treatment by Babette Rothschild

Women’s Issues

The Nice Girl Syndrome by Beverly Engel

 Books for Children

Adoption

Baby Lost Her Whoo by Cindy Lee, LCSW, LADC

Porcupette Finds a Family by Vanita Oelschlager, illustrated by Milie Blanc

ADHD

Its Hard to be a VERB! by Julia Cook

Its Hard to be a VERB! Activity and Idea Book by Julia Cook, Illustrated by Carrie Hartman

My Mouth is a Volcano, by Julia Cook, Illustrated by Carrie Hartman

Putting on the Brakes: Activity book for Kids with ADD or ADHD by Patricia O. Quinn, MD and Judith M. Stern, MA, illustrated by Joe Lee

Anger

Andrew’s Angry Words by Dorothea Lachner, illustrated by The` Tjong-Khing

Steps and Stones: An Anh’s Anger Story by Gail Silver, illustrated by Christiane Kromer

The Very Frustrated Monster written and illustrated b Andi Green

When Sophie Gets Angry– Really, Really Angry … by Molly Bang

Anxiety

Don’t Feed the Worry Bug written and illustrated by Andi Green

Wilma Jean the Worry Machine by Julia Cook, Illustrated by Anita Dufalla

Autism Spectrum Disorder and Sensory Processing Disorder

Arnie and His School Tools: Simple Sensory Solutions That Build Success Written and Illustrated by Jennifer Veenendall

Ellie Bean the Drama Queen by Jennie Harding, Illustrated by David Padgett

Squirmy Wormy: How I Learned to Help Myself by Lynda Farrington Wilson

The Survival Guide for Kids with Autism Spectrum Disorders (And their Parents) By Elizabeth Verdick & Elizabeth Reeve, M.D.

BIG Feelings

Andrew’s Angry Words by Dorothea Lachner, illustrated by The` Tjong-Khing

Cloud’s Best Worst Day Ever  by Amy Novesky, illustrated by Hanako Wakiyama

Don’t Feed the Worry Bug written and illustrated by Andi Green

The Lonely Little Monster written and illustrated by Andi Green

The Monster in the Bubble written and illustrated by Andi Green

The Monster Who Couldn’t Decide written and illustrated by Andi Green

The Nose That Didn’t Fit written and illustrated by Andi Green

Steps and Stones: An Anh’s Anger Story by Gail Silver, illustrated by Christiane Kromer

Today I Feel Silly & Other Moods That Make My Day by Jamie Lee Curtis, illustrated by Laura Cornell

The Very Frustrated Monster written and illustrated b Andi Green

Bullying

Just Kidding by Trudy Ludwig, illustrated by Adam Gustavson

Mindfulness

Mindful Monkey, Happy Panda by Lauren Alderfer, illustrated by Kerry Lee MacLean

Moody Cow Meditates by Kerry Lee MacLean

Peaceful Piggy Meditation by Kerry Lee MacLean 

Parenting with TBRI (Trust-Based Relational Interventions) 

Baby Lost Her Whoo by Cindy Lee, LCSW, LADC

Doggie Doesn’t Know “No!” by Cindy Lee, LCSW, LADC

The Penguin and the Fine-Looking Fish by Cindy Lee, LCSW, LADC

The Redo Roo  by Cindy Lee, LCSW, LADC

It’s Tough to be Gentle by Cindy Lee, LCSW, LADC

Potty Training

Once Upon a Potty by Alona Frankel

The Princess and the Potty by Wendy Cheyette Lewison, illustrated by Rick Brown

Self-Esteem and Appreciation of Differences 

All the Colors of the Earth by Sheila Hamanaka

The Crayon Box that Talked, by Shane Deroll, Illustrated by Michael Letzig

Freckleface Strawberry by Julianna Moore, Illustrated by LeUyen Pham

I Like Myself by Karen Beaumont, illustrated by David Catrow

Sexual Abuse

An Exceptional Children’s Guide to Touch: Teaching Social and Physical Boundaries to Kids by Hunter Manasco, illustrated by Katherine Manasco

Annabelle’s Secret: A Story About Sexual Abuse by Amy Barth, illustrated by Richa Kinra

Please Tell! A Child’s Story About Sexual Abuse written and illustrated by Jessie

Teaching Compassion

Have you Filled a Bucket Today? A Guide to Daily Happiness for Kids  by Carol McCloud, illustrated by David Messing

How Full is you Bucket? For Kids by Tom Rath and Mary Reckmeyer, illustrated by Maurie J. Manning

Moody Cow Learns Compassion by Kerry Lee MacLean

Trauma

A Terrible Thing Happened by Margaret M. Holmes, Illustrated by Cary Pillo

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