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These resources are listed because they have been found be of use to ourselves and others. These listings are not comprehensive and should be considered a starting point. If you have questions about any of these topics, please contact us and we will do our best to help you out.


Dorothy Corkville Briggs; Your Child’s Self-Esteem. A guide to understand and support the development of healthy self-esteem in young children.

Tamar Chansky; Freeing Your Child From Anxiety. An excellent starting point for understanding and addressing anxious disorders, including compulsive behaviors, in children.

Foster Cline and Jim Fay; Parenting with Love and Logic. A standard on utilizing natural consequences to teach children responsibly and avoid power struggles.

Ross W. Greene; The Explosive Child. A resource for understanding and helping children who struggle with inflexibility, anger and ‘meltdowns.’

Mary Sheedy Kurcinka; Raising Your Spirited Child. A helpful, supportive book for parents of children who are more intense, energetic and sensitive.

Mitchell H. Messer; Managing Anger: A Handbook of Proven Techniques. Highly recommended for assisting children and teens.

Thomas W. Phelan; 1-2-3 Magic. Another helpful book on effectively disciplining children ages 2-12. This resource is also available as a video/DVD.

Carolyn Webster-Stratton; The Incredible Years. Sometimes hard to find, this is an excellent book on dealing with behavioral issues in children ages 3-8.

ADHD/Asperger's Disorder

Colleen Alexander-Roberts; AD/HD Parenting Handbook, 2nd ed. A comprehensive guide, covering parenting skills and techniques, age-appropriate needs and interventions, and how to work with schools.

Tony Atwood; The Complete Guide to Asperger’s Syndrome. A good, comprehensive, easy to understand starting point to understanding Asperger’s Disorder and related traits in young people.

Thomas W. Phelan; All About Attention Deficit Disorder: Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment: Children and Adults. An easy-to-read, very helpful guide to dealing with ADHD. Many good examples.

Attachment Issues
Richard J. Delaney; The Healing Power of the Family. Describes the relationship patterns and issues experienced by child and family in foster or adoptive homes. Includes many helpful real-life stories.

Daniel Hughes; Facilitating Developmental Attachment. Hughes is a leader in the field. This book is helpful for both professionals and caregivers.

Kathleen Keating; The Hug Therapy Book. A collection of skills and techniques to assist in developing healthy attachment.

Organization and Informational Websites ATTACH, Association for Treatment and Training in the Attachment of Children. A parent support group for families of children diagnosed with Reactive Attachment Disorder. Educational series for parents and caregivers.


John Gottman; The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work. A direct and helpful way to look at and improve the marriage relationship.

Sue Johnson; Hold Me Tight. A breakthrough understanding of marital conflict based in the need for a secure, accepting relationship. “Cuts to the chase” for many couples with years of struggle.

Sexual Compulsivity and Addiction

Understanding Sexual Addiction

Patrick Carnes; Out of the Shadows: Understanding Sexual Addiction, 3rd Ed. The classic primer on sexual compulsivity and addiction.

Patrick Carnes; Don’t Call It Love: Recovery from Sexual Addiction. Outlines the course of recovery from initial discovery to new growth. Includes many helpful true stories.

Marnie Ferree; No Stones. About women healing from sexual addiction.

Mark Laaser; Healing the Wounds of Sexual Addiction. Another very good primer on sexual addiction written from a Christian viewpoint.

Rob Weiss; Cruise Control. Understanding sex addiction in gay men.

William Struthers; Wired for Intimacy. An understanding of brain chemistry and reactivity to sexual stimulation. Written from a Christian perspective.

Understanding Coaddiction

Melody Beattie; Codependent No More. A highly used and respected resource on addressing codependent traits.

Claudia Black; Deceived. A guide to recovery for female partners of sex addicts from a leader in the field.

Stefanie Carnes (ed.); Mending a Shattered Heart: A Guide for Partners of Sex Addicts. A comprehensive, practical approach to the issues faced by coaddicts.


Patrick Carnes, David Delmonico, Elizabeth Griffin; In the Shadows of the Net, 2nd ed. A powerful book describing compulsive online sexual behavior and how to address it. Includes exercises to aid in recovery.

Wendy Maltz and Larry Maltz; The Porn Trap. Addresses addiction to pornography.

Jennifer Schneider, Robert Weiss; Cybersex Exposed. Geared toward the reader who is evaluating their degree of obsession or compulsion. Helpful evaluation and recovery exercises included.

Nancy E. Willard; Cyber-Safe Kids, Cyber-Savvy Teens. A positive book on addressing internet issues with children and adolescents.


Patrick Carnes; Debra Laaser, Mark Laaser; Open Hearts. A workbook for couples in recovery.

Mark and Debra Laaser; The Seven Desires of Every Heart. Written from a Christian perspective, this is a forward looking guide to repairing and rebuilding relationships.

Jennifer Schneider and Burt Schneider; Sex, Lies and Forgiveness, 3rd ed. A comprehensive guide for working through couple recovery from sex addiction starting at initial discovery through the establishment of new and healthier relationship patterns. Many examples from treatment are included.

Jennifer Schneider, Debra Corley; Disclosing Secrets: When, to Whom, & How Much to Reveal. A guide and workbook to appropriate and therapeutic disclosure of sexually compulsive acting out.

Organization and Informational Websites International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals. Informational resources and listing of certified sex addiction therapists. Society for the Advancementof Sexual Health. Good informational site. Sexual Addiction Screening Test available to be taken confidentially
and at no charge. and Sexaholics Anonymous. Information
and list of meetings. Sex Addicts Anonymous. Information and list of meetings. and Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous.
Information and list of meetings. S-Anon. For spouses and partners of sex addicts. Related to Sexaholics Anonymous. Information and contact numbers for meetings. Codependents of Sex Addicts. For spouses and partners of sex addicts. Related to Sex Addicts Anonymous. Information and contact numbers for meetings. Recovering Couples Anonymous. Self-help group for couples to address sexual addiction. Offering intensive weekend recovery workshops in the Chicago area for the addict, the partner of the addict, and the couple struggling with addiction. a Christian recovery organization in Nashville providing intensive outpatient treatment of sexual addiction. 


Peter Levine; Waking The Tiger. A non-pathologizing look at psychological trauma and how it can be addressed.

Glenn R. Schiraldi; The Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Sourcebook. A comprehensive, helpful handbook for understanding and addressing trauma.

More Organization and Informational Websites Information site on the practice of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. Great information site with a positive attitude toward addressing trauma.
Administered by Dr. Bessel van der Kolk. Another good informational site from a leader in the field. Good set of links listed.