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Recommended Books

Sometimes you want to explore something in depth, get detailed help, or just gather more resources than you can find through a few links online.  Luckily, there are a lot of books out there that might fit.  We have collected here some links to Amazon for books that you might find helpful.

Resources for Families:

The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child’s Developing MindBy Daniel Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson. A fantastic resource for those looking to parent in ways consistent with what we know about brain development. Very practical, down to earth and full of ways to apply the knowledge.

No-Drama Discipline: The Whole-Brain Way to Calm the Chaos and Nurture Your Child’s Developing MindBy Daniel Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson.  A follow up to The Whole Brain Child that focuses specifically on ways of disciplining a child that reduce conflict and foster healthy emotional development.

77 Ways to Pray with Your Kids (A Peanut Butter & Grace Guide for Catholic Families) (Volume 1)By Jerry Windley-Daoust.  This is a great little resource to give you a spark as you try to find ways of praying that work for your family.

The Meal Box: Fun Questions and Family Tips to Get Mealtime Conversations Cookin’This is actually a deck of cards that can be used to spark family conversation and foster faith around the dinner table.

The 10 Habits of Happy Mothers: Reclaiming Our Passion, Purpose, and Sanityby Meg Meeker.

Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters: 10 Secrets Every Father Should Knowby Meg Meeker.

Boys Should Be Boys: 7 Secrets to Raising Healthy Sonsby Meg Meeker.

Religion and Spirituality in Psychotherapy:

Spiritual Practices in Psychotherapy: Thirteen Tools for Enhancing Psychological Healthby Thomas Plante.  Plante is a Catholic psychologist with a long history of working with the Church and advising clergy.  This is a great resource for religious therapists.

Spiritual Strategy For Counseling And Psychotherapyby Richards and Bergin.  This is one of the original books in the field, one of the first on religion and spirituality to be published by the APA.  A broad resource and fantastic introduction for psychology students.

Handbook of Psychotherapy and Religious Diversityby Richards and Bergin

Catholic Guide to DepressionBy Aaron Kheriaty.  A book about depression specifically for Catholics, written by a Catholic psychiatrist.

Spirituality and the Therapeutic Process: A Comprehensive Resource from Intake to Terminationby Jamie Aten


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  • February 12, 2016 - 11:04 am

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