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Counseling Center
University of Mississippi

Reading Suggestions

Carnes, Patrick ” Sexual Addiction”
Carnes, Patrick “Out of the Shadows”
Casey, Karen ” A Woman’s Spirit”
Earle & Crow “Lonely all the Time”
Johnson, Vernon “Intervention”
Twerski, Abraham “Addictive Thinking”
Nakken, Craig “The Addictive Personality”
Norwood, Robin “Women Who Love too Much”

Edward M. Hallowell, M.D., and Ratey, John J., M.D. “Driven to Distraction- Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder from Childhood through Adulthood”

Adult Children of Alcoholics
Gil, Eliana “Outgrowing the Pain”
Woitiz, Janet “Adult Children of Alcoholics”

DiGiuseppe, Raymond “What do I do With my Anger?”
Carter & Minirth “The Anger Workbook”
Layden, Milton “Escaping the Hostility Trap”
Waltman, Doug “How to Manage Conflict, Criticism, Hostility and Anger”
Williams, Redford, M.D.& Williams, Virginia, Ph.D. “Anger Kills”

Bourne, Edmund “Anxiety & Phobia Workbook”
Copeland, Mary Ellen “The Worry Control Book”
Ellis, Albert “Twenty-one Ways to Stop Worrying”
Jeffers, Susan “Feel the Fear and Do it Anyway”
Marrianne Williamson “A Course in Miracles”

Alberti & Emmons “Your Perfect Right”
Botton, Robert “People Skills”
Jakubowski & Lange “The Assertive Option”
Smith, Manuel “When I say No I Feel Guilty”

Balance Work/Home
“Seeking Your Healthy Balance”
Bolles, Richard “What Color is Your Parachute”

Co-Dependency & Recovery
Beatie, Melody “Co-Dependent No More”
Bowden, Julie “Guide to Recovery”
Fusson & Mason “Facing Shame”
Johnson, Vernon “I’ll Quit Tomorrow”
Jordon, Barbara “I’m Dancing as Fast as I Can”
Schaeffer, Brenda “Is It Love or Is It Addiction?”
Marshall, Shelly Young, “Sober & Free”
Whitfield, Charles “Healing the Child Within”
Woitiz, Janet “Adult Children of Alcoholics”

Bolton, Robert, Ph.D. “People Skills”
Lester, Gregory W. “Power With People”
Kindler, Herbert “Managing Disagreement Constructively”

Cultural Issues
Lanier, Allisn “Living in the USA”
Storti, Craig “Cross-cultural Dialogues”

Burns, David “Feeling Good”
Copeland, Mary Ellen “The Depression Workbook”
Dowling, Colette “You Mean I Don’t Have to Feel This Way?”
Greenberger & Padesky “Mind over Mood”
Owen, Patricia “I Can See Tomorrow”
Thorne, Julia and Larry Rothstein “Experience and Hope through the Journey of Depression”
Real, Terrence “I Don’t Want to Talk About it”

Kramer, Peter D. “Should You Leave?”
MacGregor, Cynthia “The Divorce Handbook for Kids”
Shapiro & Caplan “Parting Sense: A Couple’s Guide to Divorce Mediation”
Smoke, Jim “Growing Through Divorce”
Triere, Lynette & Peacock, Richard “Learning to Leave”

Domestic Violence
Evans, Patricia “The Verbally Abusive Relationship”
Rouse, Linda “You Are Not Alone”

Dysfunctional Family
Hotchkiss, Sandy ” Why is it Always about You? The Seven Deadly Sins of Narcissism”
Pipher, Mary “Reviving Ophelia”
Wolin & Wolin “The Resilient Self”

Eating Disorders
Maine, Margo “Body Wars”
Roth, Geneen “Breaking Free From Compulsive Eating”
Roth, Geneen “Feeding the Hungry Heart”
Seigel, Brisman, Weinshel “Surviving an Eating Disorder”

Mellin, Laurel, “Follow the Road to Health and Happiness”

Lazarus & Lazarus “The 60-Second Shrink”

Cater, Rosalynn “Helping Someone with Mental Illness”

Casarjian, Robin “The Art of Forgiving”

LGBT Issues
Berzon, Betty “Positively Gay”
Biery “Understanding Homosexuality”
Clark, Don “Gay”
Erchberg, Rob “Coming Out: An Act of Love”
McDonald & Steinhorn “Understanding Homosexuality: The Pride and the Prejudice”
Ryan & Futterman “Lesbian & Gay Youth”
Signorile, Michelangelo “Outing Yourself”

Ankner, Lois “How to Survive the Death of a Parent”
Edelman, Hope “Mother Loss”
Kubler-Ross, Elizabeth “On Death and Dying”
Kubler-Ross, Elizabeth “Living With Death and Dying”
Kushner, Harold “When Bad Things Happen to Good People”
Levine, Stephen “Healing Into Life and Death”
Levine & Levine “Who Dies?”
Lindberg, Ann Morrow “Hour of Lead, Hour of Gold:   Dealing with the Loss of a Loved One”
Pearson, Cynthia & Stubbs, Margaret “Parting Company: Understanding the Loss of a Loved One;    The Caregiver’s Journey”
Tatelbaum, Judy “The Courage to Grieve Book”

Good, Perry E. “In Pursuit of Happiness: Knowing what you want, getting what you need”
Naparstek, Belleruth “Affirmations”
Siegel, Bernie “How to Never Grow Old”

Marrianne Williamson “A Course in Miracles”

Klein, Allen “The Healing Power of Humor”

Learning Disabilities
Hallowell & Ratey “Driven to Distraction”
Hayes, Marnell “You Don’t Outgrow it”

Harley, Willard F. “His Needs Her Needs”
John Gottman “Why Marriages Succeed or Fail”
Lerner, Harriet “The Dance of Intimacy”
Lerner, Harriet “The Intimacy Struggle- Revised and Expanded for All Adults”
Page, Susan “How One of You Can Bring the Two of You Together”
Spring, Janis “After the Affair”

Levinson, Daniel “The Seasons of a Man’s Life”
Deutschman, Alan “Change or Die: The Three Keys to Change at Work and in Life”

Willard, Christopher “Child’s Mind”
Salzberg, Sharon “Loving-Kindness”

O’Reilly, Mary Rose “Radical Presence”

Schoeberlein, Deborah with Suki Sheth “Mindful Teaching and Teaching Mindfulness”

Kabat-Zinn, Jon “Full Catastrophe Living”

Kabat-Zinn, Jon “Where you go there you are”

Stahl, Bob and Goldstein, Elisha “A Mindfulness – Based Stress Reduction Workbook”

Carr, Nicholas “What the internet is doing to our brains – The Shallows”

Jackson, Maggie “Distracted”

Housden, Roger “Ten poems to change your life

Santorelli, Saki “Heal thy self”

Thich Nhat Hanh and the Plum Village Community “Planting Seeds”

Gunaratana, Bhante Henepolq “Mindfulness in Plain English”

Siegel, Daniel J. “The Mindful Brain”

Willett, Walter C. MD & Skerrett, P.J.”Eat Drink and be Healthy: The Harvard Medical School Guide to Healthy Eating”

Foa & Wilson “Stop Obsessing!”

Taffel, Ron “Why parents disagree and what you can do about it”


Brown, Brené  “The Gifts of Imperfection”
Antony & Swinson “When Perfect Isn’t Good Enough”
Ellis, Albert “How to be a Perfect Non-Perfectionist”

Personal Power
Covey, Stephen “Seven Habits of Highly Effective People”“The Power of Now”
Freeman & Dewolf   “Would, Coulds, Shoulds”
Viorst, Judity “Necessary Losses”

Botton, Robert “People Skills”
Fay, Allen, M.D. “Prescription for a Quality Relationship”

Benson, Herbert & Proctor, “William Beyond the Relaxation Response”
Rachel Harris “Twenty Minute Retreats”
Kabat-Zinn, Jon “Wherever You go There You Are”
Kabat-Zinn, Jon “Mindfulness For Beginners”
Kabat-Zinn, Jon “Mindfulness Meditation-Cultivating the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind”

Brandon, Nathaniel “The Six Pillars of Self-esteem”
McKay, Matthew & Sutker, Catharine “The Self-Esteem Guided Journal: A Ten Week Program”
Ruiz, Miguel “The Four Agreements”

Berman, Laura, MD “Female Sexual Health”

Glovinsky, Paul & Spielman, Art “The Insomnia Answer: A Personalized Program for Identifying and Overcoming The Three Types of Insomnia”
Krugman, Michael “The Insomnia Solution: The Natural, Drug-Free Way to a Good Nights Sleep

Carlson, Richard & Shield, Benjamin “Handbook for the Soul”
Levine, Stephen “A Gradual Awakening”
Lorraine Peterson “If God Loves Me Why Can’t I get My Locker Open?”
Ruiz, Miguel “The Four Agreements”

Stress Management
Charlesworth, E.A. & Nathan, R.G. “Stress Management: A Comprehensive Guide to Wellness”
Eshelman, E.R. “The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook”
Leyden-Rubenstein, L.A. “The Stress Management Handbook: Strategies for Health and Inner Peace”
Sobel & Ornstein “The Healthy Mind, Healthy Body Handbook”

Study Skills
Lipsky, Sally ” A College Study: The Essential Ingredients”
Yudkin, Marsha “Becoming a More Productive Writer”

Cobain, B. (1998) “When Nothing Matters Anymore: A survival guide for depressed teens”
Farberow, N.L. & Sheneidman, E.S. (1965) “A Cry for Help”

Test Taking
Nolting, Paul “How to Ace Tests”
Nolting, Paul “How to Reduce Test Anxiety”

Time Management
Burka & Yaun “Procrastination”
Smith, Hyrum “The 10 Natural Laws of Successful Time Management”

Peter A. Levine & Ann Frederick “Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma”

Gyoerke, Kevin & Wiegartz, Pamela “10 Simple Solutions to Worry: How to Relax Your Mind, Relax Your Body, and Reclaim Your Life”
Thich Nhat Hanh, “Peace at Every Step-The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life”