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Abuse

Adults and how they became that way

  • The Birth Order Book: Why You Are the Way You Are By Kevin Leman, Ph.D – not available in store
  • Lifeskills For Adult Children By Janet G. Woititz and Alan Garner – not available in store
  • An Adult Child’s Guide to What’s Normal By John C. Friel – not available in store

Addictions and Substance Abuse

support to those affected By someone else’s drinking.

 

Affairs

  • After the Affair By Janis Abrahms Spring – not available in store – popular
  • Not Just Friends: Rebuilding Trust and Recovering Your Sanity after Infidelityby S.P. Glass – not available in store

Aging and the Elderly

AIDS

Behaviour

  • Controlling People: How to Recognize, Understand and Deal With People Who Try To Control You By Patricia Evans
  • Normal: Transsexual CEOs, Crossdressing Cops and Hermaphrodites With Attitude By Amy Bloom. Published By Random House – not available in store
  • Normal: Transsexual CEOs, Crossdressing Cops and Hermaphrodites With Attitude By Amy Bloom. Published By Random House – not available in store
  • Six Pillars of Self-Esteem By Nathanial Branden – 20-year old book but still good information, quite clinical
  • Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain – very popular
  • The Highly Sensitive Person : How to Thrive When the World Overwhelms You by Elaine N. Aron

Bereavement

Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)

  • Stop Walking On Eggshells By Paul Mason
  • The Essential Family Guide to Borderline Personality Disorder By Randi Kreger

Bullying

Business

  • Who Moved My Cheese? By Spencer Johnson. Published By G.P. Putnam’s Sons – anecdotal, story – very popular for business relationships

Cancer

Cheating

  • After the Affair By Janis Abrahms Spring – not available in store – popular
  • Not Just Friends: Rebuilding Trust and Recovering Your Sanity after Infidelityby S.P. Glass – not available in store

Child Rearing

  • From Diapers To Dating: A Parent’s Guide To Raising Sexually Healthy Children By Debra Haffner – not available in store
  • The Highly Sensitive Child: Helping Our Children Thrive When the World Overwhelms Them By Elaine N. Aron
  • Your Baby and Child from birth to Age 5 By Penelope Leach – very popular and up-to-date. Great book

Children and Parents

Computer Addiction

Community Services Information

Counselling/Therapy

Couples

  • For Richer, Not Poorer: The Money Book for Couples By Ruth L. Hayden. Published By Health Communications – not available in storecouples and finances

Dating

  • Mars and Venus on a Date By John Gray, PhD. Published By Harper Perennial – basics of dating, not internet dating
  • Men, Women and Relationships By John Gray, PhD. Published By Harpercollins – not available in store
  • Dating The Divorced Man: Sort Through the Baggage to Decide If He’s Right for You By Dr. Christie Hartman, PhD

Death

  • I Wasn’t Ready to Say Goodbye: Surviving, Coping and Healing After the Death of a Loved One By Brook Noel and Pamela D. Blair
  • No Time to Say Goodbye: Surviving the Suicide of a Loved Oneby Carla Fine – not available in store
  • Healing Together: A Couple’s Guide to Coping with Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stressy Suzane Phillips, Psy. D. and Dianne Kane, DSW – not available in
    store

Disease and Illnesses

Distress Centres

Divorce

  • The Divorce Helpbook for Teens By Cynthia MacGregor – not available in stores
  • The Unexpected Legacy of Divorce: A 25 Year Landmark Study By Judith S. Wallerstein, Julia M. Lewis, Sandra Blakeslee. Published By Hyperion – not available in stores
  • Helping Children Cope With Divorce By Dr. Edward Teyber. Published By Jossey-Bass – not available in stores
  • Runaway Husbands, The Abandoned Wife’s Guide to Recovery and Renewal, by Vikki Stark.

Eating Disorders

Finances

  • For Richer, Not Poorer: The Money Book for Couples By Ruth L. Hayden. Published By Health Communications – not available in storecouples and finances

Gay, Bisexual and Lesbian

Girls

  • Raising Confident Girls:100 Tips for Parents and Teachers By Elizabeth Hartley-Brewer – not available in
    stores

Grieving

  • I Wasn’t Ready to Say Goodbye: Surviving, Coping and Healing After the Death of a Loved One By Brook Noel and Pamela D. Blair
  • No Time to Say Goodbye: Surviving the Suicide of a Loved Oneby Carla Fine – not available in store
  • Healing Together: A Couple’s Guide to Coping with Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stressy Suzane Phillips, Psy. D. and Dianne Kane, DSW – not available in
    store
  • Widow to Widow: Thoughtful, Practical Ideas for Rebuilding Your Life by Genevieve Davis

Harassment/Discrimination

Homosexuality

  • Now That You Know: A Parents’ Guide To Understanding Their Gay And Lesbian Children By Betty Fairchild and Nancy Hayward – not available in store

Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)

Law

  • Every Canadian’s Guide to the Law By Linda Silver Dranoff – not available in store

Manners

  • The Amy Vanderbilt Complete Book of Etiquette – not available in store

Marriage

  • Passionate Marriage By David Schnarch
  • The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work By John M. Gottman, PhD. Published By Three Rivers Press.
  • The Relationship Cure By John M. Gottman, PhD. Published By Three Rivers Press – interactive and intense
  • Attachedby Levine and Heller

Mental Health

Motherhood

  • Motherhood After 35: Choices, Decisions, Options By Maggie Jones. Published By Perseus Publishing – not available in store
  • I Don’t Know How She Does It By Allison Pearson. Published By Knopf – very popular novel made into Hollywood movie
  • Aging Mothers and Their Adult Daughters: A Study in Mixed Emotions. By Karen L. Fingerman, PhD. Published By Springer – not available in stores

Parenting

  • Kids, Parents and Power Struggles By Mary Sheedy Kurcinka
  • The Men They Will Become By Eli H. Newberger. Published By Perseus Books.
  • The Baby Book By William Sears, M.D. and Martha Sears, R.N. Published By Little, Brown & Co – not available in stores
  • Your Baby and Child from birth to Age 5 By Penelope Leach – very popular and up-to-date. Great book
  • Mama Drama By Denise McGregor. Published By St. Martin’s Griffin. – not available in store
  • Parenting the Hurt Child, By Gregory Keck, Kupecky, and Mansfield – not available in store
  • Parenting the Hurt Childby Gregory Keck

Rape/Sexual Assault

Relationships

  • He’s Just Not That Into You: The No-excuses Truth To Understanding Guys By Greg Behrendt and Liz Tuccillo – very popular, even made into a Hollywood movie
  • The Relationship Rescue: A Seven-Step Strategy for Reconnecting with Your partnerby Dr. Phillip C. McGraw PhD – very popular and current
  • The Relationship Cure By John M. Gottman, PhD. Published By Three Rivers Press – interactive and intense
  • Getting the Love You Want – A Guide for Couples by Harville Hendrix, PhD
  • Are you the one for me? By Barbara De Angelis PhD
  • Emotional Infidelity: How to Affair-Proof Your Marriage and 10 Other Secrets to a Great Relationship By M. Gary Neuman

Self-help and Anger-management

  • The Dance of Anger: A Woman’s Guide to changing Patterns of Intimate Relationships By Harriet Lerner

Sex, Abortion, and Sexuality

  • Abortion Clinics Online
  • Sexual Compulsives Anonymous
  • Sex Addicts Anonymous
  • Planned Parenthood
  • Planned Parenthood Federation of Canada
  • Planned Parenthood Toronto – 416-961-0113
  • The Healing Choice: Your Guide to Emotional Recovery After an Abortion By Candace de Puy, PhD and Dana Dovitch, PhD. Published By Simon and Schuster – not available in stores
  • The New Male Sexuality: the Truth about Men, Sex, and Pleasure By Bernie Zilbergeld, PhD. Published By Bantam.
  • Sexuality and You
  • Is It a Choice By Eric Marcus. Published By Harper San Francisco – not available in stores
  • What If Someone I Know Is Gay? Answers to Questions About Gay and Lesbian People . By Eric Marcus. Published By Price Stern Sloan – not available in stores
  • The Joy Of Sex By Dr. Alex Comfort – very popular
  • The Everything Great Sex Book: From Sensuous to Sizzling, he Hottest Tips, Tricks, and Techniques for Spicing up Your Sex Life By Suzie Heumann and Susan Campbell
  • Sex for Dummies By Dr. Ruth Westheimer
  • For Each Other: Sharing Sexual Intimacy By Lonnie Barbach – not available in store

Stepparenting

  • Stepmotherhood: How to Survive Without Feeling Frustrated, Left Out, or Wicked By Cherie Burns

Suicide

Women’s Health

Workplace harassment

  • Sexual Harassment on the Jobby William Petrocelli and Barbara Kate Repa

Uncatagorized

  • Touchpoints By T. Berry Brazelton, M.D. and Joshua D. Sparrow, M.D. Published By Perseus – not available in stores
  • Mama Drama By Denise McGregor. Published By St. Martin’s Griffin. – not available in store
  • Life Strategies, Doing what Works, Doing What Matters – not available in stores By Dr. Phillip C. McGraw. Published By Hyperion.
  • How to Raise Your Self-Esteem By Nathanial Branden – not available in store
  • The Gifts of Imperfection, by Brene Brown
  • Daring Greatly, by Brene Brown