RELATED SITES AND BOOKS
Resource Index: Psychology Self-Help Resources on the Internet
Mental Health portal: MentalHelp.net
Addiction: Addiction Resource Guide, AA Meeting Finder, NA Meeting Finder, Substance
Abuse Treatment Facility Locator
Borderline Personality Disorder: bpdcentral.com
Giftedness: National Association for Gifted Children, Supporting Emotional Needs
of the Gifted
Relationships: Imago Relationships
SELF-HELP BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS
These are the self-help books I’ve found most helpful in my work with clients:
The Highly Sensitive Person, by Elaine Aron
No, you are not “too sensitive,” you are highly sensitive, like about 15% of us.
Art and Fear, by David Bayles and Ted Orland
Amazingly concise and helpful handbook on the issues that artists typically live
with and how to deal well with them.
The Anxiety and Phobias Workbook, by Edmund Bourne
Best book I’ve found on dealing with anxiety and panic.
Focusing, by Eugene Gendlin
Basic handbook of the Focusing technique Gendlin created.
Driven to Distraction, by Edward M. Hallowell and John J. Ratey
The seminal self-help book for people with ADD or ADHD.
Getting the Love You Want, by Harville Hendrix
Best book I’ve found on working through couples issues.
Stop Walking on Eggshells, by Paul T. Mason and Randi Kreger
Working with friends or family members who have Borderline Personality Disorder.
When I Say No I Feel Guilty, by Manuel Smith
Essential assertiveness training manual.
Anger and Being Peace, by Thich Nhat Hanh
Two seminal works on applying principles of Mindfulness to anger and on incorporating
it into daily life.
Please take a look at my blog, which contains posts on self-help, art, healing, and
photography, as well as updates on events and related activities.
Feel free to comment on blog articles or to e-mail me your comments.
healing image: the mandalas of david bookbinder, a short film about my work as a
therapist and artist, by Lawrence ‘Doc’ Pruyne.
Treating Addiction: Finding the Hero, Guiding the Journey presentation, a PowerPoint
presentation from the 2011 Creativity & Madness conference in Santa Fe, NM.
Treating Addiction: Finding the Hero, Guiding the Journey handouts, related handouts
from my workshop at the 2011 Creativity & Madness conference in Santa Fe, NM.
Resilience and Post-Traumatic Growth presentation, a PowerPoint presentation from
the 2010 Creativity & Madness conference in Santa Fe, NM.
Following are some downloadable documents that describe my practice and background
in more detail. More information is available by clicking PRACTICE, ABOUT, and GROUPS.
Information for Psychotherapy Clients
Client Bill of Rights
Confidentiality in Therapy
David J. Bookbinder’s Resume