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Useful Readings

The following list includes a handful of useful readings that are recommended by our counsellors in Student Counselling. 


How to control your anger before it controls you
Citadel Press
Albert Ellis & Raymond Tafrate (1998)

When anger hurts: Quieting the storm within, 2nd Ed
New Harbinger Publications
Matthew McKay, Peter Rogers, & Judith McKay (2003)

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Calming Your Anxious Mind: How Mindfulness and Compassion can Free you from Anxiety, Fear and Panic
Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications
J. Brantley (2003)

The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook
Oakland, CA: New Harbinger
E. J. Bourne (2005)

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Being Assertive

The Assertiveness Workbook: How to Express Your Ideas and Stand up for Yourself at Work and In Relationships
Randy J. Patterson, Ph.D

Your Perfect Right: Assertiveness and Equality in your Life and Relationships
R., Alberti and M. Emmons

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Bi-Polar Conditions

The bipolar disorder survival guide:  What you and your family need to know
David Miklowitz, (2002)

Take charge of bipolar disorder:  A 4-step plan for you and your loved ones to manage the illness and create lasting stability
Julie Fast & John Preston (2006)

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Messages: The Communication Skills Book
Oakland, CA: New Harbinger
Matthew Mckay & Martha Davis

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The Mindful Way Through Depression: Freeing Yourself from Chronic Unhappiness
New York, NY: Guilford Press
M. Williams, J. Teasdale, Z. Segal, J. Kabat-Zinn (2007)

Undoing Depression
New York, NY: Little Brown and Company
R. O’Connor (2010)

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Domestic Violence

Transitions: Making Sense of Life’s Changes
Cambridge MA: Da Capo.
William Bridges (2004)

Finding Life Beyond Trauma
Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications
Victoria M. Follette & Jacqueline Pistorello (2007)

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Eating Disorders

Women, Food & God: An Unexpected Path to Almost Everything
New York,NY: Scribner
Geneen Roth (2010)

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Family Resource

Parenting with Wit and Wisdom
London, UK: Penguin
Barbara Coloroso (2001)

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Always my child: A parent's guide to understanding your gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered or questioning son or daughter
NY, NY:  Fireside
K. Jennings (with P. Shapiro) (2003) 

How homophobia hurts children:  Nurturing diversity at home, as school, and in the community   
Binghamton, NY:  The Haworth Press, Inc.
J.M. Baker (2002)

Coming out to parents:  A two-way survival guide for lesbians and gay men and their parents
M.V. Borhek (1993)

Now that you know:  What every parent should know about homosexuality  
Betty Fairchild & Nancy Hayward (1989)

Bi America:  Myths, truths, and struggles of an invisible community 
William Burlson (2005)

Coming out coming alive
Spiral River Productions
Grace Lawson (2007) 

True selves:  Understanding transsexualism - for familiar, friends, co-workers, and helping professionals  
Jossey-Bass Publishers
M.L.Brown & C.A.Rounsley (1996)

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Grief and Loss

Death: The Final Stage of Growth
New York, NW: Touchstone
Elizabeth Kubler -Ross (1986)

The Journey Through Grief: Reflections on Healing
Fort Collins, CO: Companion Press
Alan D. Wolfelt (2006)

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Improving Sleep

The Good Sleep Guide: 10 Steps to Better Sleep and How to Break the Worry
Cycle. T. Sharp

Can't Sleep. Can't Stay Awake
M. Kryger

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Making Small Talk

How to Start a Conversation and Make Friends
Don Gabor

Conversationally Speaking
Alan Garner

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Managing Stress

Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers
Robert M. Sapolosky

The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook
Elizabeth Robbins Eshelman

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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Getting Over OCD: A 10-Step Workbook for Taking Back Your Life
Jonathan S. Abramowitz, Ph.D

Freedom from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: A Personalized Recovery Program for living with Uncertainty
Jonathan Grayson

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Overcoming Procrastination

The Now Habit: A Strategic Program for Overcoming Procrastination and Enjoying
Guilt Free Play
Neil Fiore

The Procrastination Workbook: Your Personalized Program for Breaking Free from the Patterns that Hold You Back
William Knaus.

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After the Affair
New York, NY :Harper Collins
Janis Spring(1996)

The Dance of Intimacy
New York: NY
Harriet Lerner (1989)

Couple Skills: Making Your Relationship Work
Oakland, CA: New Harbinger
Matthew Mckay, Patrick Fanning & Kim Paleg (2006)

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Note: The reader is warned that Mount Royal and Student Counselling Services take no responsibility for claims made in any of the related materials.