For the Interested Reader/Viewer

In the effort to gain further insight and self awareness, books and videos can be 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 and videos with an (*) after the title are available in the Sheridan College Library and their call numbers are listed for your use.


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*                       SC Call #: 362.88 D350G
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*           SC  Call #: 362.2924 W828A
Janet Woititz

Perfect Daughters*                           SC Call #: 362.2924 AC57P
Robert Ackerman

Silent Sons*                                      SC Call #: 305.31 AC576S
Robert Ackerman

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

Almost Alcoholic: Is My (or My Loved One’s) Drinking a Problem?*    SC Call #:  362.292 D777A
Joseph Nowinski, PhD & Robert Doyle, MD

Almost Addicted: Is My (or My Loved One’s) Drug Use a Problem?*      SC Call #: 616.86 B692A
J. Wesley Boyd

You Need Help! A Step-By-Step Plan to Convince a Loved One to Get Counseling*
SC Call  #: 616.89 K836Y
Mark Komrad

Codependent Guide to the Twelve Steps*   SC Call #: 616.8606 B38C
Melody Beattie

The Language of Letting Go: Hazelden Meditation Series*       SC Call  #: 362.29 B38L
Melody Beattie

The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are*
SC Call  #: 158 B812G
Brene Brown

A Gentle Path Through the Twelve Principles: Living the Values Behind the Steps*
SC Call #: 616.8606 C216G
Patrick Carnes

Al-Anon Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions Revised*     SC Call  #: 362.292 AL18T

An Al-Anon 12 Steps and 12 Traditions Workbook: The Al-Anon Program (Volume 1)*
SC Call #: An 362.292 AL18W
George B

Mindfulness and the Twelve Steps*      SC Call  #: 616.8606 J155M
Therese Jacobs-Stewart

Eating For Recovery: The Essential Nutrition Plan to Reverse the Physical Damage of Alcoholism*
SC Call  #: 616.86106 SI75E
Molly Siple


Dr. Wesinger’s Anger Work-Out Book, Of Course You’re Angry: A Guide to Dealing with the Emotions of Substance Abuse*
SC Call #: 152.47 W435D
Gayle Rosellini, Mark Worden, Garth M. Rosell, Gayle Rossellini  

The Dance of Anger: A Woman’s Guide to Changing the Patterns of Intimate Relationships*
SC Call #: 152.47 L562D
Harriet Lerner

Beyond Anger: A Guide for Men: How to Free Yourself from the Grip of Anger and Get More Out of Life
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

Just One Thing: Developing a Buddha Brain One Simple Practice at a Time*    SC Call #: 294.5435 H198J
Rick Hanson, PhD                 

Stress-Proof Your Brain: Meditations to Rewire Neural Pathways for Stress Relief and Unconditional Happiness*
SC Call #: CD 155.9042 H198S (audio)
Rick Hanson, PhD                

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

The Anxiety & Phobia Workbook
Edmound J. Bourne

A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook
Bob Stahl

Hope and Help for Your Nerves
Clair Weekes

The Method – Meditation Through Movement (2002)*  DVD    SC Call #: DVD 613.7046 M469M
Zamier, Katalin

Yoga for Stress Relief (2008)*  DVD  SC Call #: DVD 613.7046 D349Y
Deason, Suzanne


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*                 SC Call #: 616.8589 B246T
Russell A. Barkley


Unwritten Rules of Social Relationships. Decoding social mysteries through the unique perspectives of Autism*
SC Call #: 303.32 G764U
Grandin & Barron.

Succeeding in College with Asperger Syndrome. A student guide*   SC Call #: 371.94 H235S
Harpur, Lawlor & Fitzgerald.

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

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
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


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*    SC Call #: 646.7 W678F
Sabine Wilhelm, Ph.D.

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

Dying to be Thin*     SC Call #: DVD 616.8526 D989

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

Real Women Have Curves* SC Call #: DVD 791.437 R229

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*    SC Call #: 616.8582 L576C
Steven Levenkron


Overcoming depression one step at a time: The new behavioral activation approach to getting your life back*
SC Call #: 616.8527 AD24O
Addis & Martell

The Depression Workbook, 2nd Ed.*    SC Call #: 616.8527 C790D

The Feeling Good Handbook
David Burns, Ph.D.


Crash*  SC Call #: DVD 791.437 C854

A Day without a Mexican*           SC Call #:  DVD 791.437 D334

Chely Wright wish Me Away*         SC Call #: DVD 781.642 W93W

Real Women Have Curves*      SC Call #: DVD 791.437 R229

Family Portrait in Black and White*        SC Call #: DVD 362.733 F21


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


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

Dying to be Thin*    SC Call #: DVD 616.8526 D989


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

Chely Wright wish Me Away* SC Call #: DVD 781.642 W93W

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

It Gets Better: Coming Out, Overcoming Bullying, and Creating a Life Worth Living* SC Call #: 306.766 SA92I
Savage, Dan

Transgender History*  SC Call #: 306.768 ST89T
Stryker, Susan



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*
SC Call #: 155.937 N682I
Brook Noel and Pamela D Blair

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

No Time For Goodbyes*    SC Call #: 155.937 L884N
Janice Harris Lord


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

Resurrection After Rape
Matt Atkinson

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

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.


The Relaxation & Stress Reduction Workbook
Davis, Eshelman & McKay

Just One Thing: Developing a Buddha Brain One Simple Practice at a Time* SC Call #: 294.5435 H198J
Rick Hanson, PhD

Stress-Proof Your Brain: Meditations to Rewire Neural Pathways for Stress Relief and Unconditional Happiness*
SC Call #: CD 155.9042 H198S (audio)
Rick Hanson, PhD

A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook
Bob Stahl

Hope and Help for Your Nerves
Clair Weekes

The Method – Meditation Through Movement (2002)* DVD SC Call #: DVD 613.7046 M469M
Zamier, Katalin

Yoga for Stress Relief (2008)* DVD SC Call #: DVD 613.7046 D349Y
Deason, Suzanne


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
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


Nurses in War: Voices from Iraq and Afghanistan*      SC Call #:  610.69 SCA63N
Elizabeth Scannell-Desch &  Mary Ellen Doherty

The Things They Cannot Say*                                       SC Call #: 355.0092 SI86T
Kevin Sites

Until Tuesday: a wounded warrior and the golden retriever who saved him.*     SC Call #: 362.4092 M761U
Luis Carlos Montalvan & Brett Witter


Worry: Hope and Help for a Common Condition
Edward Hallowell

We welcome your suggestions for the reading and viewing list! Please submit them by phone – 307 674-6446 ext. 2008!