Best Popular Psychology Counseling Books
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1. Self-Love Workbook for Women: Release Self-Doubt, Build Self-Compassion, and Embrace Who You Are
Author: by Megan Logan MSW LCSW
Unlock the life-changing power of self-love with this workbook for women In a woman’s journey toward realizing her full potential, embracing self-love is a powerful step. The Self-Love Workbook for Women empowers women to focus on their own emotional health and make positive changes by nurturing self-compassion.
By building better relationships with themselves, women can develop the confidence they need to take on the world. Witty prompts, quizzes, and creative activities designed by therapist Megan Logan make it fun to build self-care habits. Proven therapeutic tools and insightful writing exercises put women in touch with their thoughts and feelings and help them let go of doubt.
Full of warm affirmations, this workbook encourages women to develop a positive mindset that will move them toward greater self-esteem and happiness. Deepen self-love and grow stronger as a woman with the help of this interactive workbook.
2. Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents: How to Heal from Distant, Rejecting, or Self-Involved Parents
Author: by Lindsay C. Gibson
New Harbinger Publications
If you grew up with an emotionally immature, unavailable, or selfish parent, you may have lingering feelings of anger, loneliness, betrayal, or abandonment. You may recall your childhood as a time when your emotional needs were not met, when your feelings were dismissed, or when you took on adult levels of responsibility in an effort to compensate for your parent’s behavior.
These wounds can be healed, and you can move forward in your life. In this breakthrough book, clinical psychologist Lindsay Gibson exposes the destructive nature of parents who are emotionally immature or unavailable. You will see how these parents create a sense of neglect, and discover ways to heal from the pain and confusion caused by your childhood.
By freeing yourself from your parents’ emotional immaturity, you can recover your true nature, control how you react to them, and avoid disappointment. Finally, you’ll learn how to create positive, new relationships so you can build a better life. Discover the four types of difficult parents:The emotional parent instills feelings of instability and anxietyThe driven parent stays busy trying to perfect everything and everyoneThe passive parent avoids dealing with anything upsettingThe rejecting parent is withdrawn, dismissive, and derogatory
3. It Didn't Start with You: How Inherited Family Trauma Shapes Who We Are and How to End the Cycle
Author: by Mark Wolynn
This groundbreaking book offers a compelling understanding of inherited trauma and fresh, powerful tools for relieving its suffering. Mark Wolynn is a wise and trustworthy guide on the journey toward healing. Tara Brach, PhD, author of Radical Acceptance and True RefugeA groundbreaking approach to transforming traumatic legacies passed down in families over generations, by an acclaimed expert in the field Depression.Anxiety.Chronic Pain.Phobias.Obsessive thoughts.
The evidence is compelling: the roots of these difficulties may not reside in our immediate life experience or in chemical imbalances in our brainsbut in the lives of our parents, grandparents, and even great-grandparents. The latest scientific research, now making headlines, supports what many have long intuitedthat traumatic experience can be passed down through generations.
It Didn’t Start with You builds on the work of leading experts in post-traumatic stress, including Mount Sinai School of Medicine neuroscientist Rachel Yehuda and psychiatrist Bessel van der Kolk, author of The Body Keeps the Score. Even if the person who suffered the original trauma has died, or the story has been forgotten or silenced, memory and feelings can live on.
4. The DBT Deck for Clients and Therapists: 101 Mindful Practices to Manage Distress, Regulate Emotions & Build Better Relationships
Author: by Lane Pederson
Filled with tips, ideas, calls to action, and brief exercises, these cards will be a daily go-to as you learn skills needed to enjoy the ups – and navigate the downs – of real-world life. And best yet, because skills take repeated practice, you cannot outgrow this deck, you can only grow with it!
Coping strategies – Tools to accept change – Self-Soothing practices – Increase self-respect – Conflict resolution tips
5. The Attachment Theory Workbook: Powerful Tools to Promote Understanding, Increase Stability, and Build Lasting Relationships
Author: by Annie Chen
Build stronger relationships with strategies grounded in attachment theory Attachment theory explores the different ways we develop connections with others. If you’re searching for a way to create stronger, healthier, and more authentic relationships with the people you love, The Attachment Theory Workbook can help.
It’s your guide to understanding your own attachment style and exploring actionable exercises to improve honesty, intimacy, and communication with your partner, family, or close friends. This workbook offers: The basics of attachment theoryFind a comprehensive overview of the Anxious, Avoidant, and Secure attachment styles, with self-assessments that help you understand which ones apply to you.
Active strategies for healingDevelop your relationship skills with exercises like listing what you love about someone, and answering questions about how hypothetical scenarios make you feel. For yourself and othersThis expert advice helps you explore your own attachment style as well as identify the attachment style of others, so you can better understand their perspective.
6. Encyclopedia of Counseling: Master Review and Tutorial for the National Counselor Examination, State Counseling Exams, and the Counselor Preparation Comprehensive Examination
Author: by Howard Rosenthal
With more questions and answers than any other edition, the Encyclopedia of Counseling, Fourth Edition, is still the only book you need to pass the NCE, CPCE, and other counseling exams. Every chapter has new and updated material and is still written in Dr. Rosenthal’s lively, user-friendly style counselors know and love.
The book’s new and improved coverage incorporates a range of vital topics, including social media, group work in career counseling, private practice and nonprofit work, addictions, neurocounseling, research trends, the DSM-5, the new ACA and NBCC codes of ethics, and much, much more.
7. Motivational Interviewing: Helping People Change, 3rd Edition (Applications of Motivational Interviewing)
Author: by William R. Miller
The Guilford Press
This bestselling work for professionals and students is the authoritative presentation of motivational interviewing (MI), the powerful approach to facilitating change. The book elucidates the four processes of MI-engaging, focusing, evoking, and planning-and vividly demonstrates what they look like in action.
A wealth of vignettes and interview examples illustrate the “dos and don’ts” of successful implementation in diverse contexts. Highly accessible, the book is infused with respect and compassion for clients. The companion Web page provides additional helpful resources, including reflection questions, an extended bibliography, and annotated case material.
This book is in the Applications of Motivational Interviewing series, edited by Stephen Rollnick, William R. Miller, and Theresa B.Moyers. New to This Edition:*Reflects major advances in understanding and teaching MI. Fully restructured around the new four-process model.
Additional case examples and counseling situations. Reviews the growing evidence base and covers ways to assess MI fidelity. Pedagogical Features Include:*Online reflection questions and annotated cases, ideal for classroom discussion. Key points at the end of each chapter. Engaging boxes with special topics and personal reflections.
8. Why Does He Do That?: Inside the Minds of Angry and Controlling Men
Author: by Lundy Bancroft
In this groundbreaking bestseller, Lundy Bancrofta counselor who specializes in working with abusive menuses his knowledge about how abusers think to help women recognize when they are being controlled or devalued, and to find ways to get free of an abusive relationship.
He says he loves you.So… Why does he do that? You’ve asked yourself this question again and again. Now you have the chance to see inside the minds of angry and controlling menand change your life. In Why Does He Do That?
You will learn about: The early warning signs of abuse The nature of abusive thinking Myths about abusers Ten abusive personality types The role of drugs and alcohol What you can fix, and what you can’t And how to get out of an abusive relationship safelyThis is without a doubt the most informative and useful book yet written on the subject of abusive men.
Women who are armed with the insights found in these pages will be on the road to recovering control of their lives.Jay G.Silverman, Ph.D., Director, Violence Prevention Programs, Harvard School of Public Health
9. Transforming The Living Legacy of Trauma: A Workbook for Survivors and Therapists
Author: by Janina Fisher
Traumatic experiences leave a living legacy of effects that often persist for years and decades after the events are over. Historically, it has always been assumed that re-telling the story of what happened would resolve these effects. However, survivors report a different experience: Telling and re-telling the story of what happened to them often reactivates their trauma responses, overwhelming them rather than resolving the trauma.
To transform traumatic experiences, survivors need to understand their symptoms and reactions as normal responses to abnormal events. They need ways to work with the symptoms that intrude on their daily activities, preventing a life beyond trauma. Dr. Janina Fisher, international expert on trauma, has spent over 40 years working with survivors, helping them to navigate their journey.
In Transforming the Living Legacy of Trauma, she shows how the legacy of symptoms helped them survive and offers: Step-by-step strategies that can be used on their own or in collaboration with a therapist Simple diagrams that make sense of the confusing feelings and physical reactions survivors experienceWorksheets to practice the skills that bring relief and ultimately rejuvenation
10. Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma
Author: by Peter A. Levine
Now in 24 languages. Nature’s Lessons in Healing Trauma… Waking the Tiger offers a new and hopeful vision of trauma. It views the human animal as a unique being, endowed with an instinctual capacity. It asks and answers an intriguing question: why are animals in the wild, though threatened routinely, rarely traumatized?
By understanding the dynamics that make wild animals virtually immune to traumatic symptoms, the mystery of human trauma is revealed. Waking the Tiger normalizes the symptoms of trauma and the steps needed to heal them. People are often traumatized by seemingly ordinary experiences.
The reader is taken on a guided tour of the subtle, yet powerful impulses that govern our responses to overwhelming life events. To do this, it employs a series of exercises that help us focus on bodily sensations. Through heightened awareness of these sensations trauma can be healed.
11. My Body Sends a Signal: Helping Kids Recognize Emotions and Express Feelings
Author: by Natalia Maguire
VLB (June 17, 2020)
How to teach kids about emotions and feelings? Like teaching them everything else – using clear words, familiar situations, exciting pictures and a lot of hands-on activities (games, puzzles, coloring pages, etc. One can, of course, spend time and find various resources online.
Or one can get just one book. This book is an excellent educational source that has is all. The book includes a cute story that kids can relate to, beautiful illustrations that capture children’s attention, calming-down activities for kids, instructions to adults on the follow-up activities, emotions cards, feelings cards, coloring pages and related short stories to teach kids empathy.
12. Couples Therapy Workbook: 30 Guided Conversations to Re-Connect Relationships
Author: by Kathleen Mates-Youngman
PESI Publishing & Media
Couples Therapy Workbook is a series of guided questions to promote meaningful couple conversations and build ongoing, connected communication. The core of this unique guide is 30 guided conversations of the most critical relationship struggles. For each of the 30 topics, there is an introduction, goal-setting strategies and 10 scripted questions to ask each other – all presented in an easy-to-use mindful style.
Set in a weekly format over 30 days but can be tailored to any timeframe. Designed to be used to couples, and also by therapists working with couples (bonus clinician prep included with each conversation).Week 1- Who Are We? Falling in Love, Friendship, Caring, Acceptance, Empathy, Emotional Intimacy, Rituals Week 2 – Who Am I?
Childhood, Family Origin, Temperament, Influences, Spirituality, Values, How I Think Week 3- How do we work? Communication, Conflict, Defensiveness, Intimacy, Trust, Fidelity and Boundaries, Parenting, Staying in Sync Week 4 – What do we want? Romance, Joy and Gratitude, respect, Apologies and Forgiveness, Challenges, Relationship Savings Account, Past, Present & Future, Keeping Connected
13. 101 Trauma-Informed Interventions: Activities, Exercises and Assignments to Move the Client and Therapy Forward
Author: by Linda Curran
Premier Publishing & Media
This is the workbook that all mental health professionals wish they had at the beginning of their careers. Containing over 100 approaches to effectively deal with trauma, this workbook pulls together a wide array of treatments into one concise resource. Equally useful in both group and individual settings, these interventions will provide hope and healing for the client, as well as expand and solidify the professional’s expertise.
Tools and techniques drawn from the most effective trauma modalities: Art Therapy- CBT- DBT- EFT- EMDR- Energy Psychology- Focusing- Gestalt Therapy- Guided Imagery- Mindfulness- Psychodrama- Sensorimotor Psychology- Somatic Experiencing and Movement Therapies
14. Mating in Captivity: Unlocking Erotic Intelligence
Author: by Esther Perel
A New York City therapist examines the paradoxical relationship between domesticity and sexual desire and explains what it takes to bring lust home. One of the world’s most respected voices on erotic intelligence, Esther Perel offers a bold, provocative new take on intimacy and sex.
Mating in Captivity invites us to explore the paradoxical union of domesticity and sexual desire, and explains what it takes to bring lust home. Drawing on more than twenty years of experience as a couples therapist, Perel examines the complexities of sustaining desire.
Through case studies and lively discussion, Perel demonstrates how more exciting, playful, and even poetic sex is possible in long-term relationships. Wise, witty, and as revelatory as it is straightforward, Mating in Captivity is a sensational book that will transform the way you live and love.
15. Theory and Practice of Counseling and Psychotherapy
Author: by Gerald Corey
Incorporating the thinking, feeling, and behaving dimensions of human experience, the tenth edition of Corey’s best-selling text helps you compare and contrast the therapeutic models expressed in counseling theories. Corey introduces you to the major theories (psychoanalytic, Adlerian, existential, person-centered, Gestalt, reality, behavior, cognitive-behavior, family systems, feminist, postmodern, and integrative approaches) and demonstrates how each theory can be applied to two cases (“Stan” and “Gwen”).
He shows you how to apply theories in practice, and helps you learn to integrate the theories into an individualized counseling style. New learning objectives identify key aspects of each theory and focus your study.
16. The CBT Deck: 101 Practices to Improve Thoughts, Be in the Moment & Take Action in Your Life
Author: by Seth Gillihan
Reduce stress in your life with practical, action-oriented, and mindfulness tools to quickly build positive emotions in your life. The 101 practices inside The CBT Deck will help you: – Calm and redirect your thoughts – Overcome self-limiting beliefs – Choose actions that build the life you want – Be more connected and engaged in the present moment