Self Help and Reading Resources

Alcohol and Recovery from Dysfunctional Families

Bradshaw, John (1990). Homecoming: Reclaiming and Championing Your Inner Child. Publisher: Health Communications, Inc.: New York City.

Brown, Nina (2008). Children of the Self-Absorbed: A Grown-up's Guide to Getting over Narcissistic Parents. New Harbinger Publications: Oakland, CA.

Forward, Susan (2002). Toxic Parents. Bantam Books: New York City, NY.

Gibson, Lindsay C. (2015). Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents: How to Heal from Distant, Rejecting, or Self-Involved Parents. New Harbinger Publications: Oakland, CA

Hobe, Phyllis (1990). Lovebound: Recovering from an Alcoholic Family. Penguin Books: London, UK.

Stagner, Wallace (2014). Angle of Repose. Vintage Publishing: New York City, NY.

Drugs and Alcohol

Bandry, Yvette L. (2011). Help for Drug Addicts: A Self-Help Book About Drug Addiction Symptoms, Drug Abuse Intervention, Drug Rehab, The 12 Step Program And Other Treatments. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform.

Cartwright, Michael (2012). Believable Hope: 5 Essential Elements to Beat Any Addiction. HCI: New York City, NY.

Fletcher, Anne M. (2002). Sober for Good: New Solutions for Drinking Problems -- Advice from Those Who Have Succeeded. Rux Martin/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: Vergennes, Vermont.

Ketcham, Katherine and Asbury, William F. and etc. (2000). Beyond the Influence: Understanding and Defeating Alcoholism. Bantam Books: New York City. NY.

Kuhn, Cynthia and Swartzwelder, etc (1998). Buzzed: The Straight Facts about the Most Used and Abused Drugs from Alcohol to Ecstasy. Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc: New York City, NY.

Lawford, Christopher Kennedy (2014). Recover to Live: Kick Any Habit, Manage Any Addiction: Your Self-Treatment Guide to Alcohol, Drugs, Eating Disorders, Gambling, Hoarding, Smoking, Sex and Porn. BenBella Books: Dallas, TX.

Schuckit, Marc Alan (1995). Educating Yourself about Alcohol and Drugs: A People’s Primer. Da Capo Press: Cambridge, MA.

LGBTQIA/ Sexual Orientation Concerns

Green, Dorsey G. and Clums, Merille D. (2005). Lesbian Couples: A Guide to Creating Healthy Relationships. Seal Press: Berkeley, CA.

Hardin, Kimeron (1999). The Gay and Lesbian Self-Esteem Book. Publisher: New Harbinger Publications: Oakland, CA.

Isay, Richard (2009). Becoming Gay: The Journey to Self-Acceptance. Vintage Publishing: New York City, NY.

Katz, Jonathan Ned (2005). The Invention of Heterosexuality. University of Chicago Press: Chicago.

Kort, Joe (2012). 10 Smart Things Gay Men Can Do to Find Real Love. Magnus Book.

Lee, Mackenzi (2017). The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue. Katherine Tegen Books: New York, New York.

McNaught, Brian (1997). Now That I’m Out, What Do I Do? Published by: Stonewall Inn Editions.

Rape and Sexual Assault

Anderson, Laurie H. (2001). Speak. Puffin Books: London, UK.

Francisco, Patricia Weaver (1999). Telling: A Memoir of Rape and Recovery. HarperCollins: New York.

Levine, Robert Barry (1996). When You Are the Partner of a Rape or Incest Survivor. Resource Publications, Incorporated: San Jose, CA.

Matsakis, Aphrodite (1998). Trust After Trauma: A Guide to Relationships for Survivors and Those Who Love Them. New Harbinger Publications: Oakland, CA.

Penny, Laurie (2014). Unspeakable Things: Sex, Lies and Revolution. Bloomsbury USA: New York City, NY.

Raine, Nancy Venable (1998). After Silence: Rape and My Journey Back. Publisher: Broadway Books.

Relationship Breakup

Moran, Caitlin (2012). How to Be a Woman. HarperCollins Publishing: New York City.

Elliot, Susan J. (2004). Getting Past Your Breakup: How to Turn a Devastating Loss into the Best Thing That Ever Happened to You. Da Capo Lifelong Books: Boston, Massachusetts.

Sussman, Rachel A. (2011). The Breakup Bible: The Smart Woman's Guide to Healing from a Breakup or Divorce. Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony/Rodale: New York City.

Relationships (General Couples Issues)

Coles, Joanna (2018). Love Rules: How to Find a Real Relationship in a Digital World. Harper Publishing: New York City, NY.

Greene, Robert and Elffers, Joost (2003). The Art of Seduction. Penguin Publishing Group: City of Westminster, London, England.

McGraw, Phil (2000). Relationship Rescue: A Seven-Step Strategy for Reconnecting with Your Partner. Hyperion: New York City, NY.

Shom, Samuel and Surrey, Janet (1999). We Have To Talk: Healing Dialogues Between Women And Men. Basic Books: New York City, NY.

Stuart, Ben (2017). Single, Dating, Engaged, Married: Navigating Life and Love in the Modern Age. Thomas Nelson Publishing: Nashville, TN.

Vanzant, Iyanla (1998). In the Meantime: Finding Yourself and the Love You Want. Simon & Schuster: New York City, NY.

Relationship Violence

Betancourt, Marian (1997). What to Do When Love Turns Violent: A Practical Resource for Women in Abusive Relationships. HarperCollins: New York.

Castillo, April Hernandez (2015). Your Voice, Your Choice: A Story of Resiliency & Redemption. CoolSpeak Publishing Company.

Davis, Laura (1999). The Courage to Heal Workbook: For Women and Men Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse. Harper: New York City, NY.

Dugan, Meg Kennedy and Hock, Roger R. (2000). It’s My Life Now: Starting Over After an Abusive Relationship or Domestic Violence. Taylor & Francis: Milton Park, Didcot, United Kingdom, Abingdon, United Kingdom.

Hock, Roger R. (2006). It's My Life Now: Starting Over After an Abusive Relationship or Domestic Violence, 2nd Edition. Routledge: Howick Place, London.

Marecek, Mary and Moffet Jamie (1993). Breaking Free from Partner Abuse: Voices of Battered Women Caught in the Cycle of Domestic Violence. Morning Glory Press, Incorporated.

McGee, Kathleen M. and Buddenberg, Laura J. (2003). Unmasking Sexual Con Games: A Teen’s Guide to Avoiding Emotional Grooming and Dating Violence. Boy Town Press: Boys Town, Nebraska.

Muhammad, Mildred (2009). Scared Silent. Strebor Books: Marlboro, MD.

Gaddis, Patricia Riddle (2000). Dangerous Dating: Helping Young Women Say No to Abusive Relationships. Publisher: Shaw Books.

Rosenthal, Michele (2015). Your Life After Trauma: Powerful Practices to Reclaim Your Identity. W. W. Norton & Company: New York City, NY.

Steiner, Leslie M. (2010). Crazy Love.

Weiss, Elaine and Magill, Michael (2000). Surviving Domestic Violence: Voices of Women Who Broke Free. Published by: Volcano Press.

Sexual Abuse

Allison, Dorothy (2012). Bastard Out of Carolina: A Novel. Penguin Books: City of Westminster, London, England.

Bass, Ellen (1990). The Courage to Heal Workbook: For Women and Men Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse. Harper and Row: New York.

Bass, Ellen and Davis, Laura (2003). Beginning to Heal (Revised Edition): A First Book for Men and Women Who Were Sexually Abused As Children. William Morrow Paperbacks: New York City.

Cohm, Ruth (2011). Coming Home to Passion: Restoring Loving Sexuality in Couples with Histories of Childhood Trauma and Neglect (Sex, Love, and Psychology). Praeger Publishing: Westport, CT.

Davis, Laura (1991). Allies in Healing: When the Person You Love Is a Survivor of Child Sexual Abuse. William Morrow Paperbacks: New York City.

Emerson, David, and Hopper, Elizabeth (2011). Overcoming Trauma through Yoga: Reclaiming Your Body. North Atlantic Books: Berkeley, CA.

Maltz, Wendy (2012). Sexual Healing Journey: A Guide for Survivors of Sexual Abuse 3rd Edition. William Morrow Paperbacks: New York City.