Book List

Resources for Patients and Their Families

The following list includes a number of books that we have found helpful over the years. If you are questioning the fit of a particular book, please consult with your therapist. 

Dialectical Behavior Therapy

New Hope for People With Borderline Personality Disorder: Your Friendly, Authoritative Guide to the Latest in Traditional and Complementary Solutions
           N.R. Bockian, N.E. Villagran, & V. Porr: (2002) Three Rivers Press

Dialectical Behavior Therapy: Children and Adolescents
           C. Callahan: (2008) PESI, LLC

The High Conflict Couple: A DBT Guide to Finding Peace, Intimacy, and Validation
           A.E. Fruzzetti: (2006) New Harbinger Publications

 Understanding and Treating Borderline Personality Disorder: A Guide for Professionals and Families
           J.G. Gunderson & P.D. Hoffman: (2005) American Psychiatric
Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder
            M.M. Linehan: (1993) The Guilford Press
Skills Training Manual for Treating Borderline Personality Disorder
            M.M. Linehan: (1993) The Guilford Press
Stop Walking On Eggshells: Taking Your Life Back When Someone You Care About Has Borderline Personality Disorder
           P.T. Mason & R. Kreger: (1998) New Harbinger Publications

Dialectical Behavior Therapy with Suicidal Adolescents.  
           A.L. Miller, J.H. Rathus, & M.M. Linehan: (2006) The Guilford Press

Don’t Let Your Emotions Run Your Life: How Dialectical Behavior Therapy Can Put You in Control

           S.E. Spradlin: (2002) New Harbinger Publications


Calming Your Anxious Mind: How Mindfulness and Compassion Can Free You From Anxiety, Fear and Panic
           J. Brantley: (2007) New Harbinger

Radical Acceptance: Embracing Your Life With the Heart of a Buddha
           T. Brach: ( 2004) Bantam

Taking the Leap: Freeing Ourselves from Old Habits and Fears

           P. Chodron: (2009) Shambhala

When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times

           P. Chodron: (2000) Shambhala


Going to Pieces without Falling Apart: A Buddhist Perspective on Wholeness
           M. Epstein: (1999) Broadway

Thoughts Without A Thinker: Psychotherapy From A Buddhist Perspective

           M. Epstein: (1995) Basic Books

Man’s Search for Meaning

           V. Frankl: (2006) Beacon Press

The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion: Freeing Yourself from Destructive Thoughts and Emotions

           C. Germer & S. Saltzberg: (2009) The Guilford Press

Buddha's Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom

           R. Hanson: (2009) New Harbinger

Suffering Is Optional: Three Keys to Freedom and Joy

           C. Huber: (2002) Keep it Simple Books

Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain, and Illness

           J. Kabat-Zinn: (1990) Delta Publishing

 Wherever You Go, There You Are
           J. Kabat-Zinn: (2005) Hyperion Books

Coming to Our Senses: Healing Ourselves and the World Through Mindfulness

           J. Kabat-Zinn: (2006) Hyperion

The Lost Art of Compassion: Discovering the Practice of Happiness in the Meeting of Buddhism and Psychology

           L. Ladner: (2004) Harper One

Peaceful Mind: Using Mindfulness and Cognitive Behavioral Psychology To Overcome Depression

           J.R. McQuaid, & P.E. Carmona: (2004) New Harbinger Publications

 The Miracle of Mindfulness
           T. Nhat Hanh: (1999) Beacon Press

The Mindfulness Solution: Everyday Practices for Everyday Problems

            R.D. Siegel: (2009) The Guilford Press

The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment
           E. Tolle: (2004) New World Library
Hardcore Zen: Punk Rock, Monster Movies, & the Truth about Reality.
           B. Warner: (2003) Wisdom Publications

The Mindful Way Through Depression: Freeing Yourself From Chronic Unhappiness

           M. Williams, J. Teasdale, Z. Segal, & J. Kabat-Zinn: (2007) The Guilford Press

Encouraging Words: Zen Buddhist teachings for Western Students

            R. Aitken (1994) Pantheon Books
Taking the Path of Zen
            R. Aitken (1985) North Point Press
The Song of the Bird
            A. DeMello (1984) Image Press
Mindfulness and Acceptance: Expanding the Cognitive Behavioral Tradition
            S.C. Hayes, V.M. Follette, and M.M. Linehan (2004) The Guilford
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Depression: A New Approach to
            Preventing Relapse
            Z. Segal, J.M. Williams, & J.D. Teasdale, (2001) Guilford Press.

Resources for Parents


Borderline Personality Disorder in Adolescents: A Complete Guide to Understanding and Coping When Your Adolescent Has BPD
           B.A. Aguirre: (2007) Fair Winds Press

How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk

            A. Faber & E. Mazlish: (1999) Harper Paperbacks

More Than Moody: Recognizing and Treating Adolescent Depression

           H.S. Koplewicz: (2002) Perigee Books

 The Myth of Laziness
           M. Levine: (2003) Simon & Schuster

The Disappearing Girl: Learning the Language of Teenage Depression

            L. Machoian: (2005) Plume

Parents and Adolescents Living Together: Part 1, The Basics

            G.R. Patterson & M.S. Forgatch: (2005) Research Press

Parents and Adolescents Living Together: Part 2, Family Problem Solving

            G.R. Patterson & M.S. Forgatch: (2005) Research Press

Overcoming Borderline Personality Disorder: A Family Guide for Healing and Change

            V. Porr: (2010) Oxford University Press

Helping Your Anxious Child: A Step-by-Step Guide for Parents
           R.M. Rapee, S.H. Spence, V. Cobham, & A. Wignall: (2000) New Harbinger Publishers

The 10 Basic Principles of Good Parenting

            L. Steinberg: (2004) Simon & Schuster

I Hate you, Don't Leave Me: Understanding the Borderline Personality

            J. Kreisman (2010) Perigee Trade

Borderline Personality Disorder in Adolescents: A complete guide to understanding and coping when your adolescent has BPD

            B. Aguirre (2007) Fair Winds Press

Helping your troubled teen: Learn to recognize, understand, and address the destructive behavior of today's teens

            C.S. Kaplan, B. Aguirre, M. Rater (2007) Fair Winds Press

Understanding and treating borderline personality disorder: A guide for professionals and families

             P.D. Hoffman, J.G. Gunderson (2005) American Psychiatric Publishing

Don’t Shoot the Dog! The New Art of Teaching and Training

             K. Pryor (2006) Ringpress Books

Resources for Patients

The Borderline Personality Disorder Survival Guide: Everything You Need to Know About Living With BPD
           A.L. Chapman & K.L. Gratz: (2007) New Harbinger Publications
The School Survival Guide for Teenagers With LD
           R.W. Cummings & G.L. Fisher: (1993) Free Spirit Publishers

The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook

           M. Davis, M. McKay & E. Robbins Eshelman: (2000) New Harbinger Publications

 Stop Obsessing
           E. Foa & R. Wilson: (2001) Bantam

Borderline Personality Disorder Demystified: An Essential Guide for Understanding and Living With BPD
           R.O. Friedel: (2004) Da Capo Press

Mind Over Mood: Change How You Feel by Changing the Way You Think

           D. Greenberger & C.A. Padesky: (1995) The Guilford Press

In Control: A Skill-Building Program for Teaching Young Adolescents to Manage Anger

           M.H. Kellner: (2001) Research Press

The Worry Cure: Seven Steps to Stop Worry From Stopping You
           R. Leahy: (2005) Harmony

Overcoming Depression One Step at a Time

           C. Martell & M. Addis: (2004) New Harbinger Publications

Getting Your Life Back: The Complete Guide to Recovery From Depression

           J.H. Wright & M.R. Basco: (2002) Free Press

The Stress Response: How Dialectical Behavior Therapy Can Free You from Needless Anxiety, Worry, Anger, and Other Symptoms of Stress 

            C. Matta: (2012) New Harbinger Publications

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapies for Trauma
            V.M. Follette, J.I. Rusek, and F.R.Abueg (2001) The Guilford Press

Suicide and Self-Harm Prevention

How I Stayed Alive While My Brain was Trying to Kill Me: One Person's Guide to Suicide Prevention
           S.R. Blauner: ( 2003) Harper Publications

Freedom from Self Harm: Overcoming Self-Injury with Skills from DBT and Other Treatments.

            K. Gratz & A. Chapman: (2009) New Harbinger

Helping Teens Who Cut: Understanding and Ending Self-Injury
           M. Hollander: (2008) The Guilford Press

There Is Nothing Wrong with You: Going Beyond Self-Hate

           C. Huber: (2001) Keep it Simple Books

Night Falls Fast: Understanding Suicide

           K.R. Jamison: (2000) Vintage


Prolonged Exposure Therapy for PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder)
           K.R. Chrestman, E. Gilboa-Schechtman, E.B. Foa: (2009) Oxford University Press

Reclaiming Your Life After Rape
           E.B. Foa & B.O. Rothbaum: (2000) The Psychological Corporation

Treating the Trauma of Rape: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

           E.B. Foa & B.O. Rothbaum: (2001) The Guilford Press

The Sexual Healing Journey: A Guide for Survivors of Sexual Abuse

           W. Maltz: (2001) Harper

The PTSD Workbook: Simple, Effective Techniques for Overcoming Traumatic Stress Symptoms

           M.B. Williams, S. Poijula: (2002) New Harbinger Publications

Understanding the Struggle with Food

Eating Mindfully: How to End Mindless Eating and Enjoy a Balanced Relationship with Food
           S. Albers: (2003) New Harbinger Publications

Mindful Eating 101: A Guide to Healthy Eating in College and Beyond

           S. Albers: (2006) Routledge

Eating in the Light of the Moon: How Women Can Transform Their Relationship with Food Through Myths, Metaphors, and Storytelling

           A. Johnston: (2000) Gurzë Books

Help Your Teenager Beat an Eating Disorder

           J. Lock, D. Le Grange: (2005) The Guilford Press

 Life Without ED: How One Woman Declared Independence from Her Eating Disorder and How You Can Too.
           J. Schaefer, & T. Rutledge: (2003) McGraw–Hill
Surviving an Eating Disorder: Strategies for Family and Friends
           M. Siegel, J. Brisman, & M. Weinshel: (1997) Collins Living

Andrea’s Voice Silenced by Bulimia: Her Story and Her Mother’s Journey Through Grief Toward Understanding

           D. Smeltzer, A.L. Smeltzer: (2006) Gurzë Books



Don't Panic Revised Edition: Taking Control of Anxiety Attacks
            R. Wilson: (1996) Harper Paperbacks
Wisdom Tales from Around the World
            H. Forest (1996) August House Publishing