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Carnes, Patrick: A Gentle Path Through the 12 Steps: The Classic Guide for All People in the Process of Recovery (2012)

Carnes, Patrick: Out of the Shadows: Understanding Sexual Addiction (2001)

Covington, Stephanie: A Woman’s Way Through the Twelve Steps (1994)

Evans, K. & M.J. Sullivan: Treating the Addicted Survivors of Trauma (1995)

Fleming, Martin: Commitment to Sobriety: A Relapse Prevention Guide for Adults in Recovery (1991)

Flores, Phillip: Addiction as an Attachment Disorder (2004)

Gregson, D. & J.S. Efran: The Tao of Sobriety (2002)

Levine, Noah: Dharma Punx (2004)

Adoption & Attachment

Bowlby, John: A Secure Base: Parent-Child Attachment and Healthy Human Development (1988)

Brodzinsky, David: Being Adopted: The Lifelong Search for Self (1993)

Eldridge, Sherrie: Twenty Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Adoptive Parents Knew (2015)

Eldridge, Sherrie: Twenty Things Adoptive Parents Need to Succeed (2009)

Fessler, Ann: The Girls Who Went Away (2001)

Forbes, H. & B.: Post Beyond Logic, Consequences, and Control: A Love-Based Approach to Helping Attachment-Challenged Children with Severe Behaviors (2006)

Verrier, Nancy: The Primal Wound: Understanding the Adopted Child (2003)

Verrier, Nancy: Coming Home to Self: Healing the Primal Wound (2010)

Attention and Executive Functioning

Barkley, Russell: Taking Charge of ADHD (2013)

Hallowell, E. & J. Ratey: Driven to Distraction (2011)

Hallowell, E. & J. Ratey: Answers to Distraction (2010)

Heininger, J. & S. Weiss: From Chaos to Calm: Effective Parenting For Challenging Children with ADHD and Other Behavior Problems (2001)

Clinical Challenges

Arbinger Institute: Anatomy of Peace: Resolving the Heart of Conflict (2015)

Arbinger Institute: Leadership and Self-Deception: Getting Out of the Box (2010)

Brown, Brene: Daring Greatly: How the Courage to be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent and Lead (2012)

Chodron, Pema: Comfortable with Uncertainty: 108 Tea

Nhat Hanh, Thich: Anger: Wisdom for Cooling the Flames (2002)

Seligman, Martin: Learned Optimism: How to Change Your Mind and Your Life (2006)

Developmental Challenges

Carley, M.J. & P. Gerhardt: Aspergers from the Inside Out (2008)

Grandin, T. & R. Panek: The Autistic Brain (2014)

Rubinstein, Marcia: Raising NLD Superstars: What Families with Nonverbal Learning Disabilities Need to Know About Nurturing Confident, Competent Kids (2005)

Silberman, Steve NeuroTribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity (2015)

Wolf, L & J. Brown: Students with Asperger Syndrome: A Guide for College Personnel (2009)


Altshuler, David: Love the Kid You Get. Get the Kid You Love. (2014)

Cline, F. & J. Fay: Parenting with Love and Logic (2008)

Cline F. & J. Fay: Parenting Teens with Love and Logic: Preparing Adolescents for Responsible Adulthood (2006)

Faber, A. & E. Mazlish: How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk (2012)

Hyken, Russell: The Parent Playbook (2012)

Jimenez, Ruben: The Road Home: A Guide for Parents with Teens or Young Adults Returning From Treatment (2013)

Konstan, Varda: Parenting Your Emerging Adult: Launching Kids From 18 to 29 (2013)

Pope, Loren: Colleges that Change Lives: 40 Schools that Will Change the Way You Think about College (2012)

Pozatek, Krissy: The Parallel Process: Growing Alongside Your Adolescent or Young Adult in Treatment (2010)

Reedy, Brad: The Journey of the Heroic Parent: Your Child’s Struggle and the Road Home (2015)

Sachs, Brad: Emptying the Nest: Launching Your Young Adult Toward Success and Self-Reliance (2010)

Thayne, Tim: Not By Chance: How Parents Boost Their Teens Success In And After Treatment (2013)

Therapeutic Placement

Ferguson, Gary: Shouting at the Sky: Troubled Teens and the Promise of the Wild (2009)

Gass, M. et al: Adventure Therapy: Theory, Research and Practice (2012)

Haid, R. & E. Donnelly: Second Shelter: Family Strategies for Navigating Therapeutic Boarding Schools and Residential Treatment Centers (2013)