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Self-Help Resources

  • General Self-Help Resources
  • Anger Management

    Book Recommendations

    • How to Control Your Anger Before It Controls You. Ellis, A. and Tafrate, R. (1998). Citadel Trade.
  • Anxiety and Stress

    Book Recommendations

    • Diagonally Parked in a Parallel Universe: Working Through Social Anxiety. Dayhoff, S. (2000).
    • Mind Over Mood: Change How You Feel by Changing the Way You Think. Greenberger, D and Padensky, C. (1995). New York: Guilford Press.
    • The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook. Bourne, E. (2000). New Harbinger Publishers.
    • The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook. Davis, M. Eshelman, E. and McKay, M. (2000). New Harginger Publishers.
    • Stop Obsession: How to Overcome Your Obsessions/Compulsions. Wilson, R. and Foa, E. (2001).
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

    Book Recommendations

    • Driven to Distraction: Recognizing & Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder from Childhood through Adulthood. Hallowell, E. & Ratey, J. (1995).
    • ADD-Friendly Ways to Organize Your Life. Kolberg, J. & Nadeau, K. (2002). Brunner Routledge.
    • ADD and the College Student: A Guide for High School and College Students with Attention Deficit Disorder. Quinn, P.O. (2001). Magination Press.
  • Depression, Bipolar Disorder, and Suicide

    Book Recommendations

    • How to Control You Anger Before It Controls You. Ellis, A & Tafrate, R. (1998). Citadel Trade.
  • Eating Disorders and Body Image

    Book Recommendations

    • Fed Up: The Breakthrough Ten Step, No Diet Fitness Plan. Oliver-Pyattm, W. (2002). McGraw Hill.
    • Surviving an Eating Disorder: Strategies for Family & Friends. Siegal, M. & Brisman, J. (1997). Perenniel.
    • The Body Image Workbook: An Eight-Step Program for Learning to Like Your Looks. Cash, T. (1997).
    • When Women Stop Hating Their Bodies: Freeing Yourself from Food and Weight Obsession. Hirschmann, J & Munter, C. (1995). New York: Fawcett Columbine.
  • Internet Addiction
    • Center for Online and Internet Addiction - The Center for Online Addiction serves as the first recovery center to provide education, training, and resources for understanding and treating Internet addiction.

    Book Recommendations

    • Caught in the Net: How to Recognize the Signs of Internet Addiction - and a Winning Strategy for Recovery. Young, K. (1998). John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
    • Tangled in the Web: Understanding Cybersex from Fantasy to Addiction. Young, K. (2001) 1st Book Library.
  • Perfectionism
    • Overcoming Perfectionism - Learn about perfectionism and strategies to overcome challenges associated with being a perfectionist.

    Book Recommendations

    • When Perfect Isn't Good Enough: Strategies for Coping with Perfectionism. Antony, M. & Swinson, R. (1998). New Harbinger Publishing.
    • Never Good Enough: Freeing Yourself from the Chains of Perfectionism. Basco, M. (1999). The Free Press.
  • Relationships

    Book Recommendations

    • Dance of Anger: A Woman's Guide to Changing the Patterns of Intimate Relationships. Lerner, H. (1997). Quill.
    • Dance of Intimacy: A Woman's Guide to Courageous Acts of Change in Key Relationships. Lerner, H. (1990). Perenniel.
    • The Relationship Cure: A Five Step Guide to Strengthening Your Marriage, Family, and Friendships. Gottman, J. (2001). Three Rivers Press.
    • The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work: A Practical Guide from the Country's Foremost Relationship Expert. Gottman, J. & Silver, N. (1999). Three Rivers Press.
  • Self-Esteem

    Book Recommendations

    • The Self-Esteem Workbook. Schiraldi, G. (2001). New Harbinger Publications.
    • Ten Days to Self-Esteem. Burns, D. (1993). Harper Collins Publishing.
    • Women and Self-Esteem. Sanford. L. & Donovan, M. (1984). Viking Press.
    • Self-Esteem: A Proven Program of Cognitive Techniques for Assessing, Improving, and Maintaining Your Self-Esteem. MacKay, M. & Fleming, P. (2000). New Harbinger Publishers.
  • Self-Injury

    Book Recommendations

    • Bodily Harm: The Breakthrough Healing Program for Self-Injurers. Conterio, K. & Lader, W. (1999). Hyperion.
  • Sexual Abuse/Assault

    Book Recommendations

    • The Courage to Heal: A Guide for Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse. Bass, E. & Davis, L. (1994). Perennial.
    • Victims No Longer: Men Recovering from Incest and Other Child Abuse. Lew, M. (1990). Perennial.
    • Recovering From Rape. Ledray, L. (1994). Henry Holt & Company.
  • Sexual Compulsion

    Book Recommendations

    • Out of the Shadows: Understanding Sexual Addiction. Carnes, P. (2001). Hazeldon Information: Education.
    • Don't Call It Love: Recovery from Sexual Addiction. Carnes, P. (1991). Bantam Books.
    • Facing the Shadow: Starting Sexual and Relationship Recovery. Carnes, P. (2001). Gentle Path Press.
  • Shyness

    Book Recommendations

    • The Hidden Face of Shyness: Understanding and Overcoming Social Anxiety. Franklin Schneier and Lawrence Welkowitz (1996), * ISBN 0380783991
  • Substance Abuse