Client Booklist

I often recommended these books to clients:


Black, Claudia, It will Never Happen to Me: Growing Up With Addiction As Youngsters, Adolescents, Adults, Bainbridge Island, WA, MAC Publishing, 2nd Edition, revised, 2001.

Knapp, Caroline, Drinking: A Love Story, New York, Dell Publishing, 1996.


Abel, G. & Harlow, N., The STOP Child Molestation Book: What Ordinary People Can Do In Their Everyday Lives To Save Three Million Children, XLIBRIS, 2001.

Bronson, Po & Merryman, Ashley, Nurture Shock: New Thinking About Children, New York: Twelve, 2009.

Brott, A & Ash, Jennifer, The Expectant Father: Facts, Tips, and Advice for Dads-to-Be, New York: Abbeville Press, 1995.

Georgianna, Underhill, and Kelland, Hyperstimulation: Teens, Porn, and Online Addictions, 2010

Gottman, John, Ph.D., Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child: The Heart of Parenting, New York: Fireside, 1997.

Gottman, John & Julie, And Baby Makes Three: The Six-Step Plan for Preserving Marital Intimacy and Rekindling Romance After Baby Arrives, New York: Three Rivers Press, 2007.

Kabat-Zinn, Myla & Jon, Everyday Blessings: The Inner Work of Mindful Parenting, New York: Hyperion, 1997.

Kaplan, Louise, Oneness and Separateness: From Infant to Individual, N.Y.: Simon and Schuster, Inc., 1978.

Magid, Dr. Ken & McKelvey, Carole, High Risk: Children Without a Conscience, New York: Bantam Books, 1987.

Sears, W. & Sears, M. The Discipline Book: How To Have a Better-Behaved Child From Birth To Age Ten, New York, Little, Brown & Co., 1995.

Sherlock, Marie, Living Simply with Children: New York: Three Rivers Press, 2003.

Siegel, Daniel & Hartsell, Mary, Parenting From the Inside Out: How a Deeper Understanding Can Help You Raise Children Who Thrive, New York: Penguin, 2004.

Steyer, James P. Talking Back to Facebook: the Common Sense Guide to Raising Children in the Digital Age, New York: Scribner, 2012

Taffel, Dr. Ron, with Blau, Melinda, Parenting by Heart: How to be in Charge, Stay Connected, and Instill Your Values, When It Feels Like You’ve Got Only 15 Minutes a Day, New York: Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, 1991.

Death (for adults and children)

Schwiebert, P. & DeKlyen, C., Tear Soup, Portland, Oregon: Grief Watch, 1999.

Varley, Susan, Badger's Parting Gifts

Wood, Douglas, Granddad's Prayers For the Earth


Ives, Blakeslee & Lash, The Divorce Workbook: A Guide For Kids and Families

Lowry, D. What Can I Do? A Book for Children of Divorce


Carter, Betty & Peters, Joan, Love, Honor & Negotiate, New York: Simon & Schuster, 1996.

Gottman, John, The Seven Principals for Making Marriage Work, New York: Three Rivers Press, 1999.

Gottman, John, Why Marriages Succeed or Fail, New York: Simon & Schuster, 1994.

Johnson, Sue, Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love,
New York: Little, Brown and Co., 2008

Markman, Howard J., Stanley, Scott M., and Blumberg, Susan L., Fighting for Your Marriage, San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2001.

Napier, Augustus, The Fragile Bond: In Search of an Equal and Enduring Marriage, New York: Harper Collins, 1990.

Pittman, Frank, Private Lies: Infidelity and the Betrayal of Intimacy, New York: W.W.Norton, 1989.

Wallerstein, J., & Blakeslee, S. The Good Marriage: How and Why Love Lasts, New York; Houghton Mifflin co., 1995.


Kaolin, Talking About Race: A Workbook About White People Fostering Racial Equality In Their Lives, New Jersey: Crandall, Dostie, Douglas Books, Inc., 2010.

Sex Education for Children

Harris, Robie, It’s So Amazing!: A Book About Eggs, Sperm, Birth, Babies, and Families, Cambridge, Mass.: Candelwick Press, 2002

Mayle, Peter, What’s Happening to Me? Seacaucus, N.J.: Carol Publishing, 1975.

Mayle, Peter, Where Did I Come From? New York: Carol Publishing, 1977.

Sexual Abuse Recovery

Blume, E.Sue, Secret Survivors: Uncovering Incest and its Aftereffects in Women, New York: John Wiley and Sons, 1990.

Dolan, Roberta, Say It Out Loud: Revealing and Healing the Wounds of Sexual Abuse, Berkeley, CA She Writes Press, 2014.

Frawley-O’Dea, Mary Gail, Perversion of Power: Sexual Abuse in the Catholic Church, Nashville: Vanderbilt University Press, 2007.

Lew, Mike, Victims No Longer: The Classic Guide for Men Recovering from Sexual Child Abuse, New York: Harper Collins, 2004.

Maltz, Wendy and Holman, Beverly, Incest and Sexuality: a Guide to Understanding and Healing, Lexington, Massachusetts: Lexington Books, 1987.

Maltz, Wendy, The Sexual Healing Journey: A Guide for Survivors of Sexual Abuse, New York: Wm Morrow/Harper Collins, 2012.

Mather, Wood, Gil & Debye, How Long Does it Hurt?: A Guide to Recovering from Incest and Sexual Abuse for Teenagers, Their Friends, and Their Families, New York:
Jossey-Bass, 2004.

Oz, S. & Ogiers, S.J. Overcoming Childhood Sexual Trauma, New York: The Haworth Press, 2006.

Wisechild, Louise, The Obsidian Mirror: An Adult Healing from Incest, Seattle, Washington: Seal Press, 1988.

Sexual Addiction Recovery

Carnes, Patrick, Contrary to Love: Helping the Sexual Addict, Center City, Minnesota: Hazeldon, 1989.

Carnes, Patrick, Don't Call It Love: Recovery from Sexual Addiction, New York: Bantam Books, 1991.

Carnes, Stefanie, Ph.D., Mending a Shattered Heart, Carefree, Arizona: Gentle Path Press, 2011.

Corcoran, Maurita, A House Interrupted: A Wife’s Story of Recovering from Her Husband’s Sex Addiction, Arizona: Gentle Path Press, 2011.

Edwards, Delmonico, & Griffin, Cybersex Unplugged: Finding Sexual Health in an Electronic World,, 2011.

Malz, Wendy & Larry, The Porn Trap: The Essential Guide to Overcoming Problems Caused by Pornography, New York: Harper, 2010

McDaniel, Kelly. Ready to Heal: Breaking Free of Sexual Addictions, Arizona: Gentle Path Press, 2012

Melody, Pia, Miller & Miller, Facing Love Addiction, New York, Haper Collins, 1992.

Melody, Pia, Miller & Miller, Facing Codependence, New York, Haper Collins 1989.

Silverman, Sue William, Lovesick: One Woman’s Journey Through Sexual Addiction, New York: W.W. Norton & Co., 2001

Steffens, B. &: Means, M., Your Sexually Addicted Spouse: How Partners Can Cope & Heal, N.J.: New Horizon Press, 2010.

Thoburn, Baker, Clergy Sexual Misconduct: A Systems Approach to Prevention, Intervention, and Oversight, Carefree, Arizona: Gentle Path Press, 2011.

Terrorism and Kids

Reiss, Fern, Terrorism and Kids: Comforting Your Child, Newton, MA: Peanut Butter and Jelly Press, 2002


Herman, Judith, Trauma and Recovery: The Aftermath of Violence – from Domestic Abuse to Political Terror, New York: Basic Books, 1992.

Shapiro & Forrest, EMDR, New York: Basic Books, 1997

Weingarten, Kaethe, Ph.D., Common Shock: Witnessing Violence Every Day, How We Are Harmed; How We Can Heal, New York: New American Library, 2003.

van Dernoot Lipsky, Trauma Stewardship, San Francisco, California: 2009.