Recommended Books


ATTACHMENT AND TRAUMA

Attached
Therapist Rated
  • Attachment Disturbances in Adults: Treatment for Comprehensive Repair by Daniel P. Brown PhD and David S. Elliott PhD
  • Attached: The New Science of Adult Attachment and How It Can Help YouFind – and Keep – Love by Amir Levine and Rachel Heller
  • Complex PTSD: From Surviving to Thriving: A GUIDE AND MAP FOR RECOVERING FROM CHILDHOOD TRAUMA by Pete Walker
  • Mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation Paperback by Daniel J. Siegel
  • The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel van der Kolk M.D.
  • The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog: And Other Stories from a Child Psychiatrist’s Notebook–What Traumatized Children Can Teach Us About Loss, Love, and Healing by Bruce D. Perry and Maia Szalavitz
  • It Didn’t Start with You: How Inherited Family Trauma Shapes Who We Are and How to End the Cycle by Mark Wolynn

ASPERGERS/AUTISM CHILDREN & ADOLESCENTS

  • A Girl Like Tilly: Growing up with Autism by Helen Bates and Ellen Li
  • Aspergirls: Empowering Females with Asperger Syndrome by Rudy Simone
  • I Am Aspiengirl: The Unique Characteristics, Traits and Gifts of Females on the Autism Spectrum by Tania Marshall

ASPERGERS/AUTISM ADULTS

Look Me In The Eyes
Therapist Rated
  • Asperger’s on the Inside by Michelle Vines
  • Aspergers and Adulthood: A Guide to Working, Loving, and Living With Aspergers Syndrome by Blythe Grossberg PsyD
  • Asperger’s From the Inside Out: A Supportive and Practical Guide for Anyone with Asperger’s Syndrome by Michael John Carley and Peter F. Gerhardt Ed.D.
  • I am Aspien Woman: The Unique Characteristics, Traits, and Gifts of Adult Females on the Autism Spectrum by Tania Marshall
  • I Think I Might Be Autistic: A Guide to Autism Spectrum Disorder Diagnosis and Self-Discovery for Adults by Cynthia Kim
  • Look Me in the Eye: My Life with Asperger’s by John Elder Robison
  • Nerdy, Shy, and Socially Inappropriate: A User Guide to an Asperger Life by Cynthia Kim
  • Switched On: A Memoir of Brain Change and Emotional Awakening by John Elder Robison and Alvaro Pascual-Leon
  • The Complete Guide to Asperger’s Syndrome by Tony Attwood
  • Very Late Diagnosis of Asperger Syndrome (Autism Spectrum Disorder): How Seeking a Diagnosis in Adulthood Can Change Your Life by Philip Wylie and Luke Beardon

AUTISM & PARENTING

1001 Great Ideas
  • 101 Games and Activities for Children with Autism, Asperger’s and Sensory Processing Disorders by Tara Delaney
  • 1001 Great Ideas for Teaching and Raising Children with Autism or Asperger’s, Revised and Expanded 2nd Edition by Veronica Zysk and Ellen Notbohm
  • An Early Start for Your Child with Autism: Using Everyday Activities to Help Kids Connect, Communicate, and Learn by Sally J. Rogers and Geraldine Dawson
  • Autism: Parenting an Autistic Teenage Boy, Teenagers with Autism Spectrum by Lance Childs
  • Girls Growing Up on the Autism Spectrum: What Parents and Professionals Should Know About the Pre-Teen and Teenage Years by Shana Nichols and Liane Holliday Willey
  • Parenting Girls on the Autism Spectrum: Overcoming the Challenges and Celebrating the Gifts by Eileen Riley-Hall
  • Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew: Updated and Expanded Edition by Ellen Notbohm and Veronica Zysk
  • The Don’t Freak Out Guide to Parenting Kids with Asperger’s by Sharon Fuentes and Neil McNerney

ASPERGER/AUTISM & MARRIAGE

The Other Half of Asperger Syndrome
  • Alone Together: Making an Asperger Marriage Work by Katrin Bentley and Tony Attwood
    An Asperger Marriage by Gisela Slater-Walker and Christopher Slater-Walker
    Aspergers in Love by Maxine Aston and Christopher Slater-Walker
    ASPIA’s Handbook for Partner Support: A collection of ASPIA’s best information for the support of partners of adults with Asperger’s Syndrome
  • Loving Someone with Asperger’s Syndrome: Understanding and Connecting with your Partner (The New Harbinger Loving Someone Series) by Cindy Ariel PhD and Stephen Shore EdD
  • Marriage and Lasting Relationships with Asperger’s Syndrome (Autism Spectrum Disorder): Successful Strategies for Couples or Counselors by Eva A. Mendes and Stephen M. Shore
  • The Asperger Couple’s Workbook: Practical Advice and Activities for Couples and Counsellors by Maxine Aston
  • The Journal of Best Practices: A Memoir of Marriage, Asperger Syndrome, and One Man’s Quest to Be a Better Husband by David Finch
  • The Other Half of Asperger Syndrome (Autism Spectrum Disorder): A Guide to Living in an Intimate Relationship with a Partner who is on the Autism Spectrum Second Edition
    by Tony Attwood
  • What Men with Asperger Syndrome Want to Know About Women, Dating and Relationships by Maxine Aston and Tony Attwood

BOUNDARIES AND ASSERTIVE COMMUNICATION

  • Boundaries Updated and Expanded Edition: When to Say Yes, How to Say No to Take Control of Your Life by Henry Cloud and John Townsend
  • I Thought It Was Just Me (but it isn’t): Making the Journey from “What Will People Think?” to “I Am Enough” by Brown, Brené
  • People Skills: How to Assert Yourself, Listen to Others, and Resolve Conflicts by Robert Bolton
  • The Assertiveness Workbook: How to Express Your Ideas and Stand Up for Yourself at Work and in Relationships by Randy J. Paterson
  • When I Say No, I Feel Guilty by Manuel J. Smith

POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY

  • Authentic Happiness: Using the New Positive Psychology to Realize Your Potential for Lasting Fulfillment by Martin E. P. Seligman
  • Flourish: A Visionary New Understanding of Happiness and Well-being by Martin E. P. Seligman
  • Learned Optimism: How to Change Your Mind and Your Life by Martin E. P. Seligman
  • Stronger Than the Storm: Proven Strategies to Conquer Fear, Discover Strength and Overcome the Unexpected by Michele Laine

SELF ESTEEM CHILDREN & ADOLESCENTS

  • 104 Activities That Build: Self-Esteem, Teamwork, Communication, Anger Management, Self-Discovery, Coping Skills by Alanna Jones
  • The Self-Esteem Workbook for Teens: Activities to Help You Build Confidence and Achieve Your Goals by Lisa M. Schab LCSW

SELF-ESTEEM ADULTS

  • Conquer Negative Thinking for Teens: A Workbook to Break the Nine Thought Habits That Are Holding You Back by Mary Karapetian Alvord PhD and Anne McGrath MA
  • Get Out of Your Own Way: Overcoming Self-Defeating Behavior by Mark Goulston and Philip Goldberg
  • The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are by Brené Brown
  • The Self-Esteem Workbook by Glenn R. Schiraldi PhD
  • The Self Esteem Workbook for Women: 5 Steps to Gaining Confidence and Inner Strength by Megan MacCutcheon LPC
  • The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem: The Definitive Work on Self-Esteem by the Leading Pioneer in the Field by Nathaniel Branden

SOCIAL SKILLS CHILDREN & ADOLESCENTS

  • The Asperkid’s (Secret) Book of Social Rules: The Handbook of Not-So-Obvious Social Guidelines for Tweens and Teens with Asperger Syndrome by Jennifer Cook O’Toole and Brian Bojanowski
  • The Social Skills Picture Book Teaching play, emotion, and communication to children with autism by Jed Baker
  • The Science of Making Friends, (w/DVD): Helping Socially Challenged Teens and Young Adults by Laugeson, Elizabeth A.; Robison, John Elder (FRW)
  • The Social Skills Guidebook: Manage Shyness, Improve Your Conversations, and Make Friends, Without Giving Up Who You Are by Chris MacLeod MSW

SOCIAL SKILLS ADULTS

  • Communication Skills: A Practical Guide to Improving Your Social Intelligence, Presentation, Persuasion and Public Speaking (Positive Psychology Coaching Series Book) (Volume 9) by Ian Tuhovsky and Wendell Wadsworth
  • From Shy to Hi: Tame Social Anxiety, Meet New People and Build Self-Confidence (How to Change Your Life in 10 Minutes a Day Book 5)  by Michal Stawicki
  • Improve Your Social Skills by Daniel Wendler
  • Social Skills: Build Confidence to Have a Conversation with Anyone by Managing Anxiety and Stress to Transform Your Personal and Professional Life by Reid Damon

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