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Putting on the Brakes: Activity Book for Kids with ADD or ADHD, Patricia Quinn, MD and Judith Stern, MA

Is it You, Me or Adult ADD? Gina Pera


Once They Hear My Name: Korean Adoptees and Their Journeys Toward Identity, Ellen Lee, Marilyn Lammert (DCTC Member), and Mary Anne Hess


What Makes Love Last, John Gottman

After the Affair, Janis Spring

The New Monogamy, Tammy Nelson


Autism Breakthrough, Raun Kaufman

The Autistic Brain: Helping Different Kinds of Minds Succeed, Temple Grandin and Richard Panek

The Journal of Best Practices: A Memoir of Marriage, Asperger Syndrome, and One Man’s Quest to Be a Better Husband, David Finch

Alone Together: Making an Asperger Marriage Work, Katrin Bentley


Attachment, Amir Levine and Rachel S.F. Heller

Wired for Love, Stan Tatkin


Conscious Uncoupling, Katherine Woodward Thomas

42 Rules for Divorcing with Children: Doing It with Dignity & Grace While Raising Happy, Healthy, Well-Adjusted Children, Melinda L. Roberts

How to Talk to Your Kids about Your Divorce: Healthy, Effective Communication Techniques for Your Changing Family, Samantha Rodman  (DCTC Member)

At Daddy’s on Saturday, Linda Walvoord Girard

The Family Book, Todd Parr

Two Homes, Claire Masurel

Was It the Chocolate Pudding?: A Story for Little Kids about Divorce (Paperback), Sandra Levins  (Author), Bryan Langdo  (Author)

Mama and Daddy Bear’s Divorce (Albert Whitman Prairie Books – Paperback), Cornelia Maude Spelman  (Author), Kathy Parkinson (Illustrator)

It’s Not Your Fault, Koko Bear: A Read-Together Book for Parents and

Young Children During Divorce, (Lansky, Vicki) Paperback

The Invisible String, Patrice Karst (Author), Geoff Stevenson (Illustrator)

Dinosaurs Divorce, Marc Brown and Laurie Krasny Brown

I Don’t Want to Talk About it, Jeanie Franz Ransom

Loon Summer, Barbara Santucci

We’re Having a Tuesday, D.K. Simonea

Dissociative Identity Disorder

United We Stand, Eliana Gil

Multiple Personality Disorder from the Inside Outedited by Barry Cohen and others

Feelings Books

Visiting Feelings, Lauren Rubenstein (DCTC Member)

Happy Hippo, Angry Duck: A Book of Moods, Sandra Boynton

My Many Colored Days, Dr. Seuss and Steve Johnson


The Denial of Death, Ernest Becker

The Five Ways We Grieve, Susan Berger


The Mother Dance, Harriet Lerner

“You’re Wearing That?,” Deborah Tannen

Middle Age

The Middle Passage (Studies in Jungian Psychology by Jungian Analysts), James Hollis



Bouncing Back: Rewiring Your Brain for Maximum Resilience and Well Being, Linda Graham

Hardwiring Happiness, Rick Hanson

Uncovering Happiness, Elisha Goldstein

Rewire Your Brain for Love, Marsha Lucas (DCTC Member)

Come to Your Senses, Stanley Block

The Mindfulness Solution, Ronald D Siegel

Mindful Motherhood, Cassandra Vieten

Comfortable with Uncertainty, Pema Chodron

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

The Man Who Couldn’t Stop, David Adam

You Are Not Your Brain, Jeffrey Schwartz


Between Parent and Child, Haim Ginott

Mother Nurture, Rick and Jan Hanson and Ricki Pollycove

Getting to Calm, Laura Kastner

How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk, Elaine Mazlish and Adele Faber

Brainstorm, Daniel J Siegel

The Explosive Child [Sixth Edition]: A New Approach for Understanding and Parenting Easily Frustrated, Chronically Inflexible Children, Ross Greene

Parenting from the Inside Out, Daniel Siegel and Mary Hartzell

The Whole Brain Child, Daniel J Siegel and Tina Bryson

Siblings without Rivalry, Elaine Mazlish and Adele Faber

Unconditional Parenting, Alfie Kohn

Your Two-Year-Old, Louise Bates Ames (series goes up to age 14)

How to Hug a Porcupine, Julie Ross

What To Do When You Worry Too Much, Dawn Hubner

Freeing Your Child from Anxiety, Tamar Chansky

Growing Up Brave, Donna Pincus.

The Opposite of Worry, Larry Cohen

The Secrets of Happy Families, Bruce Feiler

Letting Go with Love and Confidence, Ken Ginsburg

Nurture Shock, Po Bronsem and Ashley Merryman

What Works With Teens, Britt Rathbone (DCTC Member)

Postpartum Depression

This isn’t What I Expected, Karen Kleiman

Dropping the Baby and Other Scary Thoughts, Karen Kleiman

Tokens of Affection: Reclaiming Your Marriage After Postpartum Depression, Karen Kleiman and Amy Wenzel

The Ghost in the House by Tracy Thomson

Play Therapy

Play Therapy: The Art of the Relationship, Garry L. Landr

Play in Family Therapy, Eliana Gil

Practice Building

Building Your Ideal Private Practice: A Guide for Therapists and Other Healing Professionals, Lynn Grodzki

Practice of the Practice | A Start-up Guide to Launching a Counseling Private Practice Kindle book, Joseph R. Sanok


Focusing in Clinical Practice: The Essence of Change, Ann Weiser

Self Therapy, Jay Early

Going to Pieces Without Falling Apart, Mark Epstein

Wearing My Tutu to Analysis and Other Stories: Learning Psychodynamic Concepts from Life, Kerry Malawista, Anne Adelman (DCTC Members) and Catherine Anderson

Extraordinary Relationships, Roberta M Gilbert

The Gift of Therapy: An Open Letter to a New Generation of Therapists and Their Patients, Irvin Yalom

Staring at the Sun: Overcoming the Terror of Death, Irvin Yalom

Momma And The Meaning Of Life: Tales From Psychotherapy, Irvin Yalom


Growing Up Great!: The Ultimate Puberty Book for Boys, Scott Todnem 

It’s So Amazing, Robie H. Harris and Michael Emberley

The Care and Keeping of You: The Body Book for Younger Girls, Valorie Schaefer and Josee


Depression Fallout, Anne Sheffield

The Dance of Connection, Harriet Lerner

The Dance of Anger, Harriet Lerner

The Dance of Intimacy, Harriet Lerner

Should you Leave, Peter Kramer

Doormat Syndrome, Lynne Namka

More Than Two: A Practical Guide to Ethical Polyamory, Franklin Veaux, Eve Rickert, and Janet Hardy

The Ethical Slut: A Practical Guide to Polyamory, Open Relationships and Other Adventures by Dossie Easton and Janet Hardy