Psychotherapy and Training Collective of New York

BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS

EATING PROBLEMS

Bodies: Big Ideas by Susie Orbach
Breaking Free From Emotional Eating by Geneen Roth
Eating Problems: A Feminist Psychoanalytic Treatment Model
by The WTCI, Carol Bloom, Andrea Gitter, Susan Gutwill, Laura Kogel, Lela Zaphiropoulos
Father Hunger: Fathers, Daughters, and the Pursuit of Thinness
by Margo Maine, PhD
Hunger Strike: Starving Amidst Plenty by Susie Orbach
Integrated Treatment of Eating Disorders: Beyond the Body Betrayed
by Kathryn J. Zerbe
Overcoming Overeatingby Jane Hirshmann and Carol Munter
Fat Is A Feminist Issue by Susie Orbach
The Fat Studies Reader by Sondra Solovay
Feminist Perspectives on Eating Disorders by Patricia Fallon, PhD
Intuitive Eating: A Revolutionary Program That Works by Evelyn Tribole
Preventing Childhood Eating Problems
by Jane R. Hirschmann and Lela Zaphiropoulos
Unbearable Weight by Susan Bordo
When Food Is Love by Geneen Roth
When Women Stop Hating Their Bodies: Freeing Yourself From Food and Weight Obsession by Jane Hirschmann and Carol Munter
Why Weight by Geneen Roth
French Toast for Breakfast: Declaring Peace with Emotional Eating by Mary Anne Cohen
Lasagna for Lunch: Declaring Peace with Emotional Eating by Mary Anne Cohen

ANXIETY & MOOD PROBLEMS

Break the Bipolar Cycle: A Day-By-Day Guide To Living With Bipolar Disorder by Elizabeth Brondolo, PhD, and Xavier Amador, PhD
Don't Let Your Emotions Run Your Life: How Dialectical Behavior Therapy Can Put You in Control by Scott Spradlin
Driven To Distraction: Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder from Childhood Through Adulthood by Edward M. Hallowel, MD and John J. Ratey, MD
A Mind at a Time by Mel Levine, MD (ADD)
I Don't Want to Talk About It: Overcoming the Secret Legacy of Male Depression by Terence Real 

Feeling Good by David Burns,MD (coping with depression)
Loving Someone With Bipolar Disorder by Julie A. Fast
Managing Social Anxiety: A Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Approach by Hope, Heimberg, Juster, & Turk 
Night Falls Fast by Kay Redfield Jamison (suicide) 
The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook by Edmunde Bourne 
The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook: Practical DBT Exercises for Learning Mindfulness Interpersonal Effectiveness, Emotion Regulation and Distress Tolerance by Matthew McKay, Jeffrey Wood, and Jeffrey Brantley
The Mindful Way through Depression: Freeing Yourself from Chronic Unhappiness by Mark Williams, John Teasdale, Zindel Segal,
and Jon Kabat-Zinn 
The Noonday Demon by Andrew Solomon (depression)
The Shyness and Social Anxiety Workbook 
by Martin Antony and Richard Swinson

PARENTING, ETC...

A Mother's Circle: An Intimate Dialogue on Becoming a Mother by Jean Kunhardt, Lisa Spiegel, Sandra Kunhardt Basile 
Babyhood by Penelope Leach
Beyond the Blues: A Guide to Understanding and Treating Prenatal and Postpartum Depression 
by Shoshana S. Bennett, Phd, and Pec Indman,Ed.D, MFT 
Big Lessons for Little People by Lois Nachamie, LCSW, BCD
The Birth Of A Mother by Daniel Stern
Childhood Unbound:Saving Our Kids' Best Selves--Confident Parenting in a World of Change by Ron Taffel, PhD
Coaching for Fatherhood by Lew Epstein
Dear Parent: Caring For Your Infant With Respect by Magda Gerber
Discipline: The Brazelton Way by Drs. Brazelton & Sparrow
Everything You Never Wanted Your Kids to Know About Sex (but were afraid they'd ask) by Justin Richardson, MD and Mark A. Schuster, MD, PhD
Freeing Your Child From Anxiety by Tamar Chansky
From One Child to Two by Judy Dunn
Mother Love, Mother Hate: The Power of Maternal Ambivalence 
by Rozsika Parker
Mothers and Infants by T. Berry Brazelton
It's Not Fair, Jeremy Spencer's Parents Let Him Stay up All Night!: A Guide to the Tougher Parts of Parenting by Anthony E. Wolf, PhD
Love and Logic Magic for Early Childhood: Practical Patenting from Birth to Six Years by Jim Fay and Charles Fay, Phd
Loving Each One Best by Nancy Samalin (sibling rivalry)
Oneness and Separateness: From Infant to Individual by Louise Kaplan (an analytically informed and eloquent description of what the infant experiences  - almost as if it were written through the eyes of the infant itself. Fascinating and so helpful in building empathy and reducing frustration, building self tolerance during those early months)
Parenting from the Inside Out by Daniel Siegel, MD
Parenting With Love and Logic : Teaching Children Responsibility by Foster W. Cline, MD and Jim Fay 
Parenting the Strong-Willed Child by Forehand & Long 
Shouldn't I Be Happy: Emotional Problems of Pregnant and Postpartum Women by Shaila Misri, MD
Siblings Without Rivalry by Faber and Mazlish
So Glad We Waited: A Hand-Holding Guide for Over-35 Parents by Lois Nachamie, LCSW, BCD
SOS Help for Parents by Lynn Clark, PhD ( behavioral steps)
The Difficult Child by Stanley Turecki, MD (ADD)
The Emotional Problems of Normal Children 
by Stanley Turecki, MD (Classic and always current)
The Happiest Baby on the Block by Harvey Karp, MD
The Happiest Toddler on the Block by Harvey Karp, MD
The Kazdin Method for Parenting the Defiant Child DVD included by Alan E. Kazkin, PhD (Solid method with support,commitment needed)
The Magic Years: Understanding and Handling the Problems of Early Childhood, by Selma Fraiberg. 1959. "
Book still offers a wonderful way of looking at how kids think, and why they act the way they 
do based on their cognitive and emotional abilities. The Magic Years refers to the psychological sense of discovery and magical power a young child feels." 
The Philosophical Baby: What Children's Minds Tell Us About Truth, Love and The Meaning of Life by Alison Gopnick

The Postpartum Husband by Karen Kleinman PhD
The Misunderstood Child by Larry Silver, MD (ADD)
Ultimate Insider's Guide to Adoption: Everything You Need to Know About Domestic and International Adoption by Elizabeth Swire Falker
Women's Moods: What Every Woman Must Know About Hormones, the Brain, and Emotional Health 
by Deborah Sichel MD and Jeanne Driscoll, MS, RN, CS
Your Self Confident Baby by Magda Gerber
Your Two Year Old by Louise Bates Ames
Zen Parenting:The Art of Learning What You Already Know 
by Judith Costello and Jurgen Haver

Giving The Love That Heals: A Guide for Parents by Harville Hendrix
and Helen Hunt

Making Healthy Families by Gayle Peterson

 

FOR CHILDREN DEALING WITH THE DEATH OF A PARENT

35 Ways To Help A Grieving Child 
(The Dougy Center – order at www.dougy.org) 
Help Me Say Goodbye by Janis Silverman ( activity book)
When Dinosaurs Die by Laurie Krasny Brown and Marc Brown
Lifetimes – A Beautiful Way to Explain Death to Children 
by Bryan Mellonie and Robert Ingpen
Sad Isn't Bad by Michaelene Mundy
Samantha Jane's Missing Smile by Julie Kaplow and Donna Pincus
The Invisible String by Patrice Karst  

FOR CHILDREN DEALING WITH THE DEATH OF A PET

Dog Heaven by Cynthia Rylant 
Cat Heaven by Cynthia Rylant
For Every Dog an Angel by Christine Davis   
When A Pet Dies by Fred Rogers

PREGNANCY

A Silent Sorrow by Ingrid Kohn and Perry-Lynn Moffitt (pregnancy loss....contains chapters explaining the feelings of loss for mothers, fathers, and even grandparents)
Reproductive Trauma: Psychotherapy with Infertility and Pregnancy Loss Clients by Janet Jaffe, PhD and Martha O. Diamond, PhD (professionals)
Unprotected by Miriam Grossman (infertility)
Unspeakable Losses by Kim Kluger-Bell (pregnancy loss)

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