Psychology Readings

Psychology readings is a list of books that I have found helpful throughout the years. Some of them are self help and some of them are theoretical. I hope you find them useful. You can click on the titles and it will take you to amazon.com for more information and to purchase the book if you like.

Addictions
Codependency

Books with a focus towards the psychology addiction of recovery and help in understanding codependency


Co-Dependence: Misunderstood–Mistreated
Anne Wilson Scheaf

 


The Intimacy Factor
Pia Mellody


Breaking Free: A Recovery Workbook for Facing Codependence
Pia Mellody


It Will Never Happen to Me: Growing Up With Addiction As Youngsters, Adolescents, Adults
Claudia A. Black


Changing Course: Healing from Loss, Abandonment and Fear
Claudia A. Black


My Dad Loves Me, My Dad Has a Disease: A Child’s View: Living with Addiction
Claudia Black


Healing the Addictive Personality: Freeing Yourself from Addictive Patterns and Relationships
Lee L. Jampolsky


Passages Through Recovery: An Action Plan for Preventing Relapse
Terence T. Gorski


Staying Sober: A Guide for Relapse Prevention
Terence T. Gorski, Merlene Miller


Terence T. Gorski


Don’t Call It Love: Recovery From Sexual Addiction
Patrick Carnes


Patrick Carnes

Attachment

How do other people affect our psychology and perspective of ourselves in the world. Attachment theory has been one way of looking at the lasting impact relationships make on our lives.


Attachment in Psychotherapy
David J. Wallin, Ph.D


Diary Of A Baby: What Your Child Sees, Feels, And Experiences
Daniel N.Stern


The Birth Of A Mother: How The Motherhood Experience Changes You Forever
Daniel N. Stern

The Interpersonal World of the Infant A View From Psychoanalysis and Developmental Psychology
Daniel N. Stern


Attachment: Attachment and Loss Volume One
John Bowlby


A Secure Base
John Bowlby


The Developing Mind: How Relationships and the Brain Interact to Shape Who We Are (Second Edition)
Daniel J. Siegel

Communication

How to improve our communication, Communication is not just about what or how we say things but also about how our message is received. When we improve our communication we improve our chances of getting our wants and needs met in any type of relationship. It is also learning that good communication takes two people you can’t do it alone.


Messages: The Communication Skills Book
Patrick Fanning (Contributor), et al;


The Messages Workbook: Powerful Strategies for Effective Communication at Work and Home
Matha Davis


Boundaries – Where You End And I Begin: How To Recognize And Set Healthy Boundaries
Anne Katherine

Contemporary Psychoanalysis

Contemporary psychoanalysis includes many different schools of thought but what it often shares is through relationship we can make change. This is not your classical Freudian analysis, contemporary psychoanalysis takes into consideration the impact that the therapist has on the therapist/client relationship.


Trauma and Human Existence: Autobiographical, Psychoanalytic, and Philosophical Reflections (Psychoanalytic Inquiry Book Series)
Robert D. Stolorow


Structures of Subjectivity: Explorations in Psychoanalytic Phenomenology and Contextualism (Psychoanalytic Inquiry Book Series)
George E. Atwood and Robert D. Stolorow


World, Affectivity, Trauma: Heidegger and Post-Cartesian Psychoanalysis (Psychoanalytic Inquiry Book Series)
Robert D. Stolorow


Faces in a Cloud: Intersubjectivity in Personality Theory
Robert D. Stolorow and George Atwood


Contexts of Being: The Intersubjective Foundations of Psychological Life (Psychoanalytic Inquiry Book Series)
Robert D. Stolorow, Bernard Brandchaft and George E. Atwood


Worlds of Experience: Interweaving Philosophical and Clinical Dimensions in Psychoanalysis
George Atwood, Donna Orange, and Robert D. Stolorow


Working Intersubjectively: Contextualism in Psychoanalytic Practice (Psychoanalytic Inquiry Book Series)
Donna M. Orange, George E. Atwood, and Robert D. Stolorow


Psychoanalytic Treatment: An Intersubjective Approach (Psychoanalytic Inquiry Book Series)
Robert D. Stolorow, George E. Atwood, and Bernard Brandchaft

Relational Concepts in Psychoanalysis: An Integration
Stephen A Mitchell

Relationality: From Attachment to Intersubjectivity
Stephen A Mitchell


Affect Regulation, Mentalization, and the Development of Self
Peter Fonagy

Attachment Theory and Psychoanalysis
Peter Fonagy


Thinking for Clinicians: Philosophical Resources for Contemporary Psychoanalysis and the Humanistic Psychotherapies
Donna M. Orange


Emotional Understanding: Studies in Psychoanalytic Epistemology
Donna M. Orange


A Dynamic Systems Approach to the Development of Cognition and Action (Cognitive Psychology)
Esther Thelen

Psychoanalytic Complexity: Clinical Attitudes for Therapeutic Change
William J. Coburn


Toward an Emancipatory Psychoanalysis: Brandchaft’s Intersubjective Vision (Psychoanalytic Inquiry Book Series)
Bernard Brandchaft


The Clinical Diary of Sandor Ferenczi
Sandor Ferenczi (Author), Judith Dupont (Editor), Michael Balint (Translator)


The Correspondence of Sigmund Freud and Sándor Ferenczi, Volume 1: 1908-1914 (Freud, Sigmund//Correspondence of Sigmund Freud and Sandor Ferenczi)


Mentalizing in Clinical Practice
Jon G. Allen, Peter Fonagy, Anthony Bateman


A Meeting of Minds: Mutuality in Psychoanalysis (Relational Perspectives Book Series) (v. 4)
Lewis Aron


Relational Psychoanalysis: The Emergence of a Tradition
Lewis Aron & Stephen A. Mitchell (Editor)


How Does Analysis Cure?
Heinz Kohut , Arnold Goldberg (Editor)

Couples

Many people enter psychotherapy because of a relationship problem or the want of a relationship. Communication, understanding the role emotions play in a relationship and learning to have insight and accountability are important parts of the psychology of a relationship.


The Verbally Abusive Relationship: How to recognize it and how to respond
Patricia Evans


The Dance of Anger: A Woman’s Guide to Changing the Patterns of Intimate Relationships
Harriet Lerner


After the Affair: Healing the Pain and Rebuilding Trust When a Partner Has Been Unfaithful (2nd Edition)
Janis A. Spring


Getting the Love You Want: A Guide for Couples, 20th Anniversary Edition
Harville Hendrix


Getting the Love You Want Workbook: The New Couples’ Study Guide
Harville Hendrix


Getting Love Right: Learning the Choices of Healthy Intimacy (A Fireside/Parkside Recovery Book)
Terence T. Gorski


Boundaries and Relationships: Knowing, Protecting, and Enjoying the Self
Charles Whitfield

Death & Dying


Questions and Answers on Death and Dying
Elisabeth Kubler-Ross


On Grief and Grieving: Finding the Meaning of Grief Through the Five Stages of Loss
Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Eating Disorders


Cutting: Understanding and Overcoming Self-Mutilation
Steven Levenkron


The Best Little Girl in the World
Steven Levenkron


Feeding The Hungry Heart – The Experience Of Compulsive Eating
Geneen Roth


When Food Is Love – Exploring The Relationship Between Eating And Intimacy
Geneen Roth


The Eating Disorders Sourcebook: A Comprehensive Guide to the Causes, Treatments, and Prevention of Eating Disorders (Sourcebooks)
Carolyn Costin

0393706958 8 Keys to Recovery from an Eating Disorder: Effective Strategies from Therapeutic Practice and Personal Experience (8 Keys to Mental Health)
Carolyn Costin


Intuitive Eating: A Revolutionary Program That Works
Evelyn Tribole, Elyse Resch

Health, Illness and Chronic Illness

When to Say Yes When Your Body Says No
Lee L Jampolsky


The Relaxation & Stress Reduction Workbook (New Harbinger Self-Help Workbook)
Martha Davis, et al;


So Stressed: The Ultimate Stress-Relief Plan for Women
Stephanie McClellan M.D. & Beth Hamilton M.D.

Guided Imagery by Belleruth Naparstek
Belleruth Naperstek has many cd’s & mp3’s for various relaxation & health issues. I have found her guided meditations for health very helpful.

Manic Depression


An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness
Kay Redfield Jamison

Narcissism & Borderline Personality

Lost in the Mirror, 2nd Edition: An Inside Look at Borderline Personality Disorder
Richard A. Moskovitz M.D.

Trauma

The Drama of the Gifted Child: The Search for the True Self
Alice Miller

For Your Own Good: Hidden Cruelty in Child-Rearing and the Roots of Violence
Alice Miller

Breaking Down the Wall of Silence: The Liberating Experience of Facing Painful Truth
Alice Miller

The Untouched Key: Tracing Childhood Trauma in Creativity and Destructiveness
Alice Miller

Healing the Shame That Binds You
John Bradshaw