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Recommended Books

Coping with Depression and Anxiety:

Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy by David D., M.D. Burns

Undoing Depression: What Therapy Doesn't Teach You and Medication Can't Give You, by Richard O'Connor


He: Understanding Masculine Psychology By Robert A. Johnson.

She: Understanding Feminine Psychology By Robert A. Johnson.

We: Understanding The Psychology of Romantic Love By Robert A. Johnson.

The Five Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts by Gary Chapman

The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work by John M. Gottman & Nan Silver


Necessary Losses: The Loves, Illusions, Dependencies, and Impossible Expectations That All of Us Have to Give... by Judith Viorst

For Newly Bereaved Children and Adolescents

Facing Change: Falling Apart and Coming Together in the Teen Years By Donna O'toole.

When Someone Very Special Dies By Marge Heegaard.

For Parents/Guardians of Newly Bereaved Children

A Child's View of Grief By Alan D. Wolfelt.

Talking about Death: A Dialogue Between Parent and Child.


Everyday Blessings: The Inner Work of Mindful Parenting by Myla Kabat-zinn & Jon Kabat-Zinn

Wonder of Boys by Michael Gurian

Wonder of Girls: Understanding the Hidden Nature of Our Daughters by Michael Gurian


Effective Communication (To listen well and be heard) Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life, by Marshall B. Rosenberg

Taking The War Out Of Our Words, by Sharon Ellison

You Just Don't Understand: Women and Men in Conversation, by Deborah Tannen

Getting through the emotional divorce is not easy:

Crazy Time: Surviving Divorce and Building a New Life. By Abigail Trafford (Harper Collins).

The Good Divorce: Keeping Your Family Together When Your Marriage Comes Apart. By Constance Ahrons (Harper Collins)

Between Love and Hate: A Guide to Civilized Divorce. By Lois Gold (NAL/Dutton).

Post-separation parenting:

Mom's House, Dad's House: Making Shared Custody Work. By Isolina Ricci (Simon and Schuster).

Helping Your Kids Cope With Divorce the Sandcastles Way. By Gary Newman with Patricia Romanowski (Random House).

Between Love and Hate: A Guide to Civilized Divorce By Lois Gold (NAL/Dutton)

Dinosaurs Divorce: A Guide for Changing Families By Laurene Krasny Brown and Marc Brown (Little, Brown and Company).

My Parents Are Divorced, Too: A Book for Kids by Kids By Melanie, Annie, and Steven Ford, as told to Janice Blackstone-Ford (Magination Press).

For Children in Military Families:

I Miss You!: A Military Kid's Book About Deployment By Andrews, Beth.

Daddy, You are My Hero By Ferguson-Cohen, Michelle.

Mommy, You are My Hero By Ferguson-Cohen, Michelle.

While You Were Away By Spinelli, Eileen

For Children To Create Dialogues About Resiliency:

Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun By Dismondy, Maria.

The Recess Queen By O'neill, Alexis.

Courage by Waber, Bernard.

For Children's Who experienced Trauma

Trauma Through a child's eyes: Awakening The Ordinary Miracle of Healing By Levine, P. and Kline, M (2007).

Traumatic Stress: The Effects of Overwhelming Experience on Mind, Body and Society. Van Der Kolk, B.A. (1996).

The Developing Mind: How Relationships and The Brain Interact to Shape who We Are. NY: Guilford Press. By Seigel, D (1999).

The Power of The Brain

The Brain That Changes Itself By Norman Doidge, M.D.

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