Suggested Reading


Addiction Related:

Trauma Related:

Brain Related:

EMDR Related:

  • Adult Children of Alcoholics/Dysfunctional Families:
  • Amen, Daniel G. (2015) Change Your Brain, Change Your Life.  Three Rivers Press.
  • Beattie, Melody (1990) The Language of Letting Go. Hazelden Foundation.
  • Bercaw, Drs. Bill & Ginger (2010) The Couple’s Guide To Intimacy. CreateSpace.
  • Black, Claudia (1989) It’s Never Too Late To Have a Happy Childhood. Ballantine Books.
  • Black, Claudia (2018) Unspoken Legacy, Addressing the Impact of Trauma and Addiction within the Family.  Central Recovery Press.
  • Capacchione, Lucia.  (1991) Recovery of Your Inner Child. Simon and Schuster.
  • Carnes, Patrick (1997) The Betrayal Bond.  Health Communications, Inc. (Read link below)
  • Carnes, Patrick (2012) A Gentle Path through the Twelve Steps. Hazelden.
  • Carnes, Patrick (1989) Contrary To Love. CompCare Publishers.
  • Carnes, Patrick (2001) Out of the Shadows.  Hazelden.
  • Covey, Stephen (2013) The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.  RosettaBooks.
  • Chamberlain, Charles A. (1984) A New Pair of Glasses. Goodreads.
  • ELF-HELP books.   Abbey Press Publications.
  • EMDR International Association
  • Evans, Patricia (2010) The Verbally Abusive Relationship. Adams Media.
  • Evans, Patricia (2003) Controlling People. Adams Media.
  • Fromm, Erik. (1721) The Art of Being. Bloomsbury Academic.
  • Gil, Eliana (1983) Outgrowing The Pain. A Dell Trade Paperback.
  • Grabhorn, Lynn (2009) Excuse Me, Your Life Is Waiting. Hampton Roads Publishing.
  • Halpern, Howard M. (2004)  How to Break Your Addiction to a Person.  Bantam Books
  • Hanh, Thich Nhat (1991) Peace Is Every Step.  Bantam Books.
  • Hanh, Thich Nhat (2005) Taming the Tiger Within.  Riverbed Books.
  • Heller, Diane Poole (2001) Crash Course.  A Self-Healing Guide to Auto Accident Trauma & Recovery. North Atlantic Books.
  • H. Paul, N. Scott. (2013) Simple But Not Easy. A Practical Guide to Taking the 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous. Spiritual Progress Publishing.
  • Hendrix, Harville (2008) Getting The Love You Want.  Holt.
  • Leaf, Caroline (2015) Switch On Your Brain: The Key Peak to Happiness, Thinking and Health. Baker Books.
  • Lee, John (2001) Growing Yourself Back Up.  Three Rivers Press.
  • Levine, Peter (1997) Waking The Tiger. North Atlantic Books.
  • Levine, Peter (2008) Healing Trauma. Sounds True, Inc. (CD included)
  • Levine, Kline (2008) Trauma Proofing Your Kids.  North Atlantic Books.
  • Markham, Laura MD (2012) Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids. Penguin Group. (Workbook also available)
  • McKay, Wood, Brantley (2007) The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Workbook. New Harbinger Publications, Inc.
  • Miller, J. Keith (1997) Compelled to Control. Recovering Intimacy in Broken Relationships. Health Communications, Inc.
  • Napier, Nancy (2008) Your Future Self CD.
  • Nelson, James B. (2004) Thirst God and the Alcoholic Experience.  Westminster Joh Knox Press.
  • O’Connor, Richard (1997) Undoing Depression.  Berkley Books.
  • Oliver-Diaz, Philip and Patricia A. O’Gorman (1988) 12 Steps to Self-Parenting. Health Communications, Inc.

Pia Mellody booksPia Mellody’s website

  • Mellody, Pia (2003) Facing Codependence. What It Is, Where It Comes From, How It Sabatoges Our Lives. Harper One.
  • Mellody, Pia. Wells Miller, Andrea and J. Keith Miller (1989) Breaking Free: A Recovery Workbook for Facing Codependence. HarperSanFrancisco.
  • Mellody, Pia.  Wells Miller, Andrea and J. Keith Miller (1992) Facing Love Addiction: Giving Yourself the Power to Change the Way You Love. HarperSanFrancisco.
  • Mellody, Pia, Freundlich, Lawrence S. (2003) The Intimacy Factor: The Ground Rules for Overcoming the Obstacles in Truth, Respect, and Lasting Love. HarperSanFrancisco.
  • Parnell, Laurel (2006) A Therapist’s Guide to EMDR. Sounds True.
  • Pozatek, Krissy (2011) The Parallel Process, Growing Alongside Your Adolescent or Young Adult Child in Treatment. Lantern Books.
  • Miller, Alice (1978) The Drama of the Gifted Child. Virago.
  • Miller, Alice (1983) For Your Own Good. Farrar, Strauss and Giroux.
  • Rilke, Rainer Maria.  (1993) Letters to a Young Poet. W. W. Norton & Company.
  • Sapolsky, Robert M. (1998) Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers.  St. Martins Press.
  • Schaeffer, Brenda (2009) Is it Love or is it Addiction?  Hazelden.
  • Schwartz, Richard (2001) Introduction to Internal Family Systems. Trailhead Publications.
  • Schwartz, Richard (2008) You Are The One You Have Been Waiting For. Trailhead Publications.
    (Available through the Internal Family Systems website:
  • Servan-Schreiber, David (2003) The Instinct To Heal. Rodale.
  • Shapiro, Francine (1997, 2004) EMDR. Basic Books.
  • Siegel, Ronald D. (2010) The Mindfulness Solution. The Guilford Press.
  • Stout, Martha (2006) The Sociopath Next Door. Harmony.
  • Supernanny: resource and guide  for parents struggling with their children’s behavior:
  • http://Supernanny (Disc 1 Of 2)(FULL DVDRip) – YouTube
  • Tronick, Edward.  (1975)
  • Walker, Pete (2013) Complex PTSD: From Surviving to Thriving. An Azure Coyote Book.
  • Whitfield, Charles L. (1987) Healing The Child Within. Health Communications.
  • Williams, Mary L. (1991).  My Precious Child: Affirmations for the Child Within. Health Communications.
  • Wimberger, Lisa. (2012) New Beliefs, New Brian: Free Yourself From Stress And Fear.  Divine Arts.
  • Woititz, Janet G. (1983) Adult Children of Alcoholics. Health Communications, Inc.
  • Woititz, Janet G. (1990) Struggle for Intimacy. Health Communications, Inc.