Insight often occurs out in the real world, between sessions, when something just clicks for you
in a new and different way.
Below you'll find books, games, and activities that
I use in my office and often recommend for clients looking for some additional education or support.
Other professionals will find additional clinical resources linked on my "Supervision" page.
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"The Explosive Child" by Ross W. Greene, Ph.D.
If you are tired of feeling overwhelmed by your child's powerful emotional blow-ups and are exhausted from daily power struggles, Dr. Greene's "The Explosive Child" will provide you with new strategies to manage interactions with your child in am empathetic way in order to decrease his or her volatility at home and at school.
* Especially useful for parents of children ages 3-12 *
Part journal, part sticker book, part attitude of gratitude, part reminiscence, and part meditation ... "A Book That Takes Its Time" is one of my favorite ways to unwind and ground, to sit quietly and intentionally with myself and my thoughts, and to tap into new creative solutions.
* Especially useful for adults and older adolescents *
Forbidden Island is a cooperative play board game for families of children ages 10+ (although I play this with many 7 year olds in my office!). Instead of battling against one another and creating a winner/loser situation on family game night, Forbidden Island requires you and your child to work together, on the same team, to solve problems and ensure victory for all!
Dr. Aaron Beck is considered the "father" of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and this book provides education about anxiety and worry as well as in-depth description of how CBT can help improve your life. This book includes worksheets and checklists that I often recommend clients use between sessions to bolster our work in the office, as well as become more independent in their use of coping strategies.