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Bipolar Disorder

More Than Bipolar: A Memoir of Acceptance and Hope, Lizabeth D. Schuch

The Bipolar Disorder Survival Guide, Second Edition: What You and Your Family Need to Know, David J. Miklowitz

Bipolar Kids: Helping Your Child Find Calm in the Mood Storm, Rosalie Greenberg

An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness, Kay Redfield Jamison

Body Image

Face It, Vivian Diller

Living with Your Body and Other Things You Hate: How to Let Go of Your Struggle with Body Image Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Emily K. Sandoz and Troy DuFrene

Chronic Pain

Conquering Your Child’s Chronic Pain: A Pediatrician’s Giude for Reclaiming a Normal Childhood, K Zeltezer and Christina Blackett Schlank

Relieve Your Child’s Chronic Pain (a Doctor’s Program for Easing Headaches, Abdominal pain, Fibromyalgia, Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis and More), Elliot J Krane MD with Deborah Mitchell


And Baby Makes Three, John Gottman and Julie Schwartz Gottman

The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work, John Gottman

Love Under Repair (Kindle), Keith Miller (DCTC Member)

Love Sense, Sue Johnson

Hold me Tight, Sue Johnson

Marriage Rules, Harriet Lerner

Love, Honor and Negotiate, Betty Carter and Joan Peters

Getting the Love You Want, 20th Anniversary Edition: A Guide for Couples, Harville Hendrix

Passionate Marriage, David Schnarch

We Love Each Other But, Ellen Wachtel

How to Improve Your Marriage Without Talking About it, Pat Love and Steven Stosny

Grown-Up Marriage, Judith Viorst


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

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

Raising Your Challenging Child, 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

Mojo Mom, Amy Tiemann

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


Lynda Madaras’ Growing Up Guide for Girls, Lynda Madaras

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

The Care and Keeping of You, Valorie Schaefer and Josee