For the Interested Reader/Viewer

In the effort to gain further insight and self awareness, books and videos can be a excellent resources and useful in identifying strategies for problematic life issues.

NWCCDCS does not suggest that any of these books or videos be used for self diagnosis and/or treatment.

Books or videos listed with call numbers are available in the campus library.


It’s Not Okay Anymore: Your Personal Guide to Ending Abuse, Taking Charge and Loving Yourself
Greg Enns and Jan Black.

The Gift of Fear *                          GC call number: 362.88 D286G
Gavin de Becker                              

When men batter women: New insights into ending abusive relationships.
Jacobson & Gottman

Blinded by Love
Mounique Houd

But He’ll Change Ending: The thinking that keeps you in an abusive relationship
Joanna V. Hunter


Adult Children of Alcoholics*                  GC call number: 616.861 W847A
Janet Woititz

Almost Addicted: Is My (or My Loved One’s) Drug Use a Problem?*  GC Call #: 616.86 B789A
J. Wesley Boyd

The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are*                                            GC Call #: 158 B877G
Brene Brown

The Language of Letting Go: Hazelden Meditation Series*      GC Call #: 616.86 B369L
Melody Beattie

Perfect Daughters*                                  GC call number: 362.2923 AC182P
Robert Ackerman                                  

Silent Sons*                                              GC call number: 305.31 AC182S
Robert Ackerman

Sex, Drugs, Gambling & Chocolate: A Workbook for Overcoming Addictions
Thomas Horvath

You Need Help! A Step by Step Plan to Convince a Loved One to Get Counseling* GC Call Number: 616.89 K81Y
Mark Komrad


Dr. Wesinger’s Anger Work-Out Book, Of Course You’re Angry: A Guide to Dealing with the Emotions of Substance Abuse*   GC call number: 362.292R811O
Gayle Rosellini, Mark Worden, Garth M. Rosell, Gayle Rossellini                                       

The Dance of Anger: A Woman’s Guide to Changing the Patterns of Intimate Relationships*  GC call number: 152.47 L616D
Harriet Lerner                                       

Beyond Anger: A Guide for Men: How to Free Yourself from the Grip of Anger and Get More Out of Life*   GC call number: 152.47 H255B
Thomas J. Harbin                               

Taking Charge of Anger: How to Resolve Conflict, Sustain Relationships, and Express Yourself without Losing Control
W. Robert Nay

When Anger Hurts: Quieting the Storm Within
Matthew McKay, Peter D., Ph.D. Rogers, and Judith McKay

The Anger Trap: Free Yourself from the Frustrations that Sabotage Your Life
Les Carter

Anger Management: 6 Critical Steps to a Calmer Life
Peter J. Favaro

60 Second Anger Management: Quick Tips to Handle Explosive Feelings
Michael Hershorn


The Relaxation & Stress Reduction Workbook*
Davis, Eshelman & McKay

Coping with Anxiety: 10 Simple Ways to Relieve Anxiety, Fear & Worry
Edmund J. Bourne

Meditations to Change Your Brain*   GC Call number: CD 158.12
Rick Hanson                             

Stress Proof Your Brain* GC Call number: CD 155.9042
Rick Hanson                             

Just One Thing; Developing the Buddha Brain* GC Call number: 294.3444 H249J
Rick Hanson                            

The Anxiety & Phobia Workbook*
Edmound J. Bourne

A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook
Bob Stahl

Hope and Help for Your Nerves
Clair Weekes


Delivered from Distraction: Getting the Most out of Life with Attention Deficit Disorder
Edward M. Hallowell

You Mean I’m Not Lazy, Stupid or Crazy?!: The Classic Self-Help Book for Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder

Delivered from Distraction: Getting the Most out of Life with Attention Deficit Disorder
Edward M. Hallowell

Driven To Distraction: Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder from Childhood Through Adulthood
Edward M. Hallowell

Taking Charge of Adult ADHD
Russell Barkley & Christine Benton              GC call number: 616.8589 B257T


Unwritten Rules of Social Relationships. Decoding social mysteries through the unique perspectives of Autism
Grandin & Barron                                GC call number: 303.32 G753U

Succeeding in College with Asperger Syndrome. A student guide
Harpur, Lawlor & Fitzgerald                GC call number: 371.94 H295S

Preparing for Life. The complete guide for transitioning to adulthood for those with Autism and Asperger’s syndrome
Jed Baker

Social Skills Training for Children and Adolescents with Asperger Syndrome Preparing for Life – The Complete Guide for Transitioning to Adulthood for those with Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome
Jed Baker

Succeeding in College with Asperger Syndrome
John Harpur, et al

Unwritten Rules of Social Relationships
Veronica Zysk


Living On The Edge Of Madness
Sonny Kramer

An Unquiet Mind
Kay Redfield Jamison

Overcoming Bipolar Disorder: A Comprehensive Workbook for Managing Your Symptoms and Achieving Your Life Goals by Mark Bauer Manic: A Memoir                                    GC call number: 155.937 L866N
Terri Cheney

Nothing Was the Same
Kay Redfield Jamison

Madness: A Bipolar Life
Marya Hornbacher

Loving Someone with Bipolar Disorder
Julie A. Fast

Bipolar Disorder Survival Guide

A Guide for Individuals and Families Living with Bipolar Disorder
Otto, Reilly-Harrington, Knauz, Henin, Kogan and Sachs

Surviving manic depression: A manual on bipolar disorder for patients, families, and providers
Torrey & Knable

Facing Bipolar: The Young Adult’s Guide to Dealing with Bipolar Disorder,
Federman & Thompson                       GC call number: 616.895 F293F


The Body Image Workbook: An Eight-Step Program for Learning to Like Your Looks
Thomas Cash, Ph.D.

Feeling Good about the Way You Look: A Program for Overcoming Body Image Problems
Sabine Wilhelm, Ph.D.                        GC call number: 646.7 W678F

Transforming Body Image: Learning to Love the Body You Have
Marcia Germaine Hutchinson

Body Drama: Real Girls, Real Bodies, Real Issues, Real Answers
Nancy Amanda Redd

The Body Project: An Intimate History of American Girls
Joan Jacobs Brumberg

Comfortable in Your Own Skin: Making Peace with Your Body Image
Deborah Newman

This Is Who I Am: Our Beauty in All Shapes and Sizes by
Rosanne Olson

Nothing to Lose: A Guide to Sane Living in a Larger Body
Cheri K. Erdman

Body. Beauty. Boys.: The Truth About Girls and How We See Ourselves
Sarah Bragg


Surviving a Borderline Parent: How to Heal Your Childhood Wounds & Build Trust, Boundaries, and Self-Esteem
Kimberlee Roth

Sometimes I Act Crazy: Living with Borderline Personality Disorder
Jerold J. Kreisman M.D.

I Hate You – Don’t Leave Me: Understanding the Borderline Personality
Jerold Kreisman, M.D. and Hal Straus

The Dialectical Behavior Skills Workbook: Practical DBT Exercises for Learning Mindfulness, Interpersonal Effectiveness, Emotion Regulation, and Distress Tolerance
McKay, Wood, and Brantley

One Way Ticket To Kansas: Caring About Someone With Borderline Personality Disorder And Finding A Healthy You
Ozzie Tinman


Cutting: Understanding and Overcoming Self-Mutilation
Steven Levenkron                               GC  call number 616.8582 L657C


Overcoming depression one step at a time: The new behavioral activation approach to getting your life back
Addis & Martell                                    GC  call number: 338.4 SCO428A

The Depression Workbook, 2nd Ed.
Copeland                                              GC  call number: 616.8527 C782D

The Feeling Good Handbook
David Burns, Ph.D.


Preventing Violence (Prospects for Tomorrow)
James Gilligan

Psychological Abuse in Violent Domestic Relations
K. Daniel O’Leary,Roland D. Maiuro

The Domestic Violence Sourcebook
Dawn Bradley Berry, Dawn Bradley Berry

When Violence Begins at Home: A Comprehensive Guide to Understanding and Ending Domestic Abuse
Wilson, Karen Wilson

Violence: Reflections on a National Epidemic
James Gilligan

Beginning to Heal: A First Book for Man and Women Who Were Sexually Abused as Children
Ellen Bass and Laura Davis

The Courage to Heal: A Guide for Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse
Ellen Bass and Laura Davis

Allies in Healing: When the Person You Love was Sexually Abused as a Child
Laura Davis


Nova: Dying To Be Thin  DVD                      GC Call Number: 646.85 D996

Dying to Be Thin: Understanding and Defeating Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia – A Practical, Lifesaving Guide
Ira M. Sacker

Purge: Rehab Diaries
Nicole Johns

The Overcoming Bulimia Workbook
McCabe, McFarlane, Olmsted

The Don’t Diet, Live-It! Workbook
LoBue, Marcus

The Body Image Workbook
Thomas Cash

The Body Betrayed by Kathryn Zerbe Bulimia: A guide to recovery
Hall & Cohn

When Food Is Love
Geneen Roth

The Eating Disorder Sourcebook
Carolyn Costin

100 Questions & Answers About Eating Disorders
Carolyn Costin


Emotional Blackmail: When the People in Your Life Use Fear, Obligation, and Guilt to Manipulate


Dare To Forgive
Edward M. Hallowell


Out of the Ordinary: Essays on Growing Up with Gay, Lesbian, and Transgender Parents
Noelle Howey

Families Like Mine: Children of Gay Parents Tell It Like It Is
Abigail Garner

Mom, Dad, I’m Gay. How Families Negotiate Coming Out
Ritch Savin-Williams.

Loving Someone Gay
Don Clark

Free Your Mind
Kate Kaufman

Coming Out to Parents: A two – way survival guide for lesbians and gay men and their parents
Mary Berhek


Living Through Personal Crisis
Ann Kaiser Stearns

The Grief Recovery Handbook: The Action Programs for Moving Beyond Death, Divorce, and Other Losses
J. James & R. Friedman

Rebuilding When Your Relationship Ends
Bruce Fisher & Robert Alberti

Surviving, Healing & Growing: The How to Survive the Loss of a Love Workbook
Colgrove, Bloomfield, McWilliams

I Wasn’t Ready to Say Goodbye: Surviving, Coping and Healing After the Death of a Loved One                                                       GC call number: 155.9 N765I
Brook Noel and Pamela D Blair

No Time for Goodbyes                        GC call number: 155.937 L866N
Janice Lord

On Grief and Grieving: Finding the Meaning of Grief Through the Five Stages of Loss
Elisabeth Kubler Ross and David Kessler

How To Go On Living When Someone You Love Dies
Therese A. Rando

Living with Grief: A Guide for Your First Year of Grieving (Grief Steps Guide)
Brook Noel and Pamela D Blair

Good Grief
Lolly Winston


Silently Seduced: When Parents Make their Children Partners – Understanding Covert Incest
Kenneth M. Adams

Emotional Incest Syndrome: What to do When a Parent’s Love Rules Your Life
Patricia Love

Deceived: Facing Sexual Betrayal, Lies, and Secrets
Claudia Black

Victims No Longer: The Classic Guide for Men Recovering from Sexual Child Abuse
Mike Lew

Resurrection After Rape
Matt Atkinson

The Courage to Heal
Laura Davis and Ellen Bass


Intimate Connections
David Burns

The Dance of Intimacy
Harriet Lerner


Daughters of Madness: Growing Up and Older with a Mentally Ill Mother
Susan Nathiel

Troubled Journey: Coming to Terms with the Mental Illness of a Sibling or Parent
Diane T Marsh

Mad House: Growing Up in the Shadow of Mentally Ill Siblings
Clea Simon

When Someone You Love Has a Mental Illness
Rebecca Woolis

My Parents Keeper: Adult Children of the Emotionally Disturbed
Eva Marian Brown


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


Brain Lock: Free Yourself from Obsessive-Compulsive Behavior
Jeffrey Schwartz

Rewind, Replay, Repeat: A Memoir of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Jeff Bell


Understanding Paranoia: A Guide for Professionals, Families, and Sufferers
Martin Kantor


Overcoming Animal and Insect phobia: How to conquer fear of dogs, snakes, rodents, bees, spiders, and more
Antony & McCabe

The Anxiety & Phobia Workbook
Edmound J. Bourne


Rebuilding When Your Relationship Ends
Dr. Bruce Fisher and Dr. Robert Alberti

Why Marriages Succeed or Fail: And How You Can Make Yours Last
John Gottman, Ph.D.

The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work: A Practical Guide from the Country’s Foremost Relationship Expert
John Gottman, Ph.D.


The Self-Esteem Workbook


Don’t Call It Love: Recovery From Sexual Addiction
Patrick Carnes

Out of the Shadows: Understanding Sexual Addiction
Patrick Carnes

Facing the Shadow: Starting Sexual and Relationship Recovery
Patrick Carnes


I’m not sick I don’t need help
Xavier Francisco Amador

Surviving Schizophrenia: A Manual for Families, Patients, and Providers
E. Fuller Torrey

Me, Myself, and Them: A Firsthand Account of One Young Person’s Experience with Schizophrenia
Kurt Snyder


Living Fully with Shyness and Social Anxiety: A Comprehensive Guide to Gaining Social Confidence
Erika Bukkfalvi Hilliard

Dying of Embarrassment – Help for Social Anxiety and Phobia
Barbara Markway, Ph.D., Cheryl Carmin, Ph.D., C. Alec Pollard, Ph.D., and Teresa Flynn, Ph.D.


No Time to Say Goodbye: Surviving The Suicide Of A Loved One
Carla Fine

Healing After the Suicide of a Loved One
Ann Smolin

An Empty Chair: Living in the Wake of a Sibling’s Suicide
Sara Swan Miller

Do They Have Bad Days in Heaven? Surviving the Suicide Loss of a Sibling
Michelle Linn-Gust


Finding Life Beyond Trauma: Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to Heal from Post-Traumatic Stress and Trauma-Related Problems (New Harbinger Self-Help
Victoria M. Follette

Life After Trauma: A Workbook for Healing by Dena Rosenbloom The PTSD Workbook: Simple, Effective Techniques for Overcoming Traumatic Stress Symptoms
Mary Beth Williams

I Can’t Get over It: A Handbook for Trauma Survivors
Aphrodite Matsakis


Worry: Hope and Help for a Common Condition
Edward Hallowell

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