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             Recommended Reading & Viewing Guide

In 1995 the Networker began polling mental health professionals in Southeast Michigan regarding recommended professional reading/viewing.  Every year after that until 2012, the Networker conducted a new poll with a specific treatment focus.   Click on the topics given below to view each of the seventeen guides.

1995- General & Professional
1996- Family Therapy
1997- Psychoanalysis I
1998- Couples Counseling
1999- Child & Adolescent Psychotherapy
2000- Substance Abuse Treatment
2001- Major Mental Illness
2002- Women's Issues

2003- Gay, Lesbian & Gender Issues
2004- Group Psychotherapy
2005- Trauma & Recovery
2006- Spirituality & Psychotherapy
2007- Psychoanalysis II
2008- Body/Mind Approaches to Treatment
2009- Cognitive-Behavioral Approaches to Treatment
2011- Grief, Loss & Bereavement Treatment
2012- Treatment of Depression

General Recommended Reading/Viewing (Compiled in 1995)

Recommended Professional Books:

Adoption Reunions (1993)- Michelle McColm
Alexander & The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (1972)- Judith Viorst
The Art of Art Therapy (1984)- Judith Rubin
Art & Artists- Otto Rank
Becoming Attached: Psychology's Effort to Understand First Relationships (1997)- Robert Karen  Click here for excerpt.*
Change: Problem Formation and Problem Resolution- Paul Watzlawick, P. (1974).     Click here for excerpt.
The Children of Psychiatrists- Thomas Maeder (1989) Click here for excerpt.
Cowtails & Cobras- Karl Rohnke
The Courage to Heal (1988)- Ellen Bass & Laura Davis
The Dance of Anger (1985)- Harriet Lerner
The Denial of Death (1973)- Ernest Becker   Click here for excerpt.
The Drama of the Gifted Child (1997)- Alice Miller   Click here for excerpt.*
Dreams of Love & Fateful Encounters (1988)- Ethel Person
Driven to Distraction: Coping with ADD (1994)- Edward Hallowell
Eliminating Self-Defeating Behaviors- Cuoney**
Existential Psychotherapy (1980)- Irvin Yalom
A Good Enough Parent (1987)- Bruno Bettelheim
Good Grief- Granger Westberg
How to Raise an Adopted Child (1991)- Judith Schaffer
Integrated Ego Psychology- (1991)- Norman Polansky   Click here for excerpt.
Introduction to the Internal Family Systems Model (2001)- Richard Schwartz. Order from www.selfleadership.org *
Key Concepts in Psychotherapy (1970)-Erwin Singer  Click here for excerpt.
Keys to Solutions in Brief Therapy- Steve de Shazer
The Learning Gap (1992)- Harold W. Stevenson & James Stigler
Learning Psychotherapy: Rationale & Ground Rules (1974)- Hilde Bruch
Listneing to Prozac (1993)- Peter Kramer    Click here for excerpt.
Love's Body (1966)- Norman Brown
Love's Executioner (1990)- Irwin Yalom
The Man Who Listens to Horses (1996)- Monty Roberts  Click here for excerpt.*
The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat (1970)- Oliver Sacks   Click here for excerpt.
Mastering Your Moods (1994)- Melvin Kinder
Men in Therapy: Awakening from the Deep Sleep (1992)- Robert Pasick
Mockingbird Years: A Life In and Out of Therapy (2000)- Emily Fox Gordon *
A Mood Apart: Depression, Maina and Other Afflictions of the Self (1997)- Peter Whybrow   Click here for excerpt.*
Motivational Interviewing (1991)- William R. Miller
Neurotic Styles (1965)- David Shapiro
Letters From Motherless Daughters (1995)- Hope Edelman
The Open Adoption Experience (1993)- Lois Melina & Sharon Roszia
Of Two Minds: An Anthropologist Looks at American Psychiatry (2001)- T.M. Luhrmann   Click here for excerpt.*
Ordinary Magic: Everyday Life as Spiritual Path (1992)- John Wellwood
Pain Possibilities- G. Rico
Please Understand Me: Character & Temperment Types (1984)- David Kiersey & Marilyn Bates
Practical Techniques for Enhancing Self Esteem- Frey & Carlook
Pragmatics of Human Communication (1967)- Paul Watzlawick   Click here for excerpt.
Psychiatric Interviewing: The Art of Understanding- Shawn Christopher Shea, M.D.   Click here for excerpt.*
Psychoanalysis, The Impossible Profession (1980)- Janet Malcom   Click here for excerpt.
The Psychotherapist's Guide to Psychopharmacology (1990)- Michael Gitlin
The Reflecting Team- T. Anderson
The Road Less Traveled (1978)- M. Scott Peck
The Secret World of Drawings: Healing Through Art (1988)- Greg Furth
Selected Pages- Michael White
Silver Bullets (1985)- Karl Rohnke
Teenagers Face to Face with Bereavement- Messner
Things That Matter: Influences on Helping Relationships (1982)- Hiasaura Rubenstein & Mary Bloch
The Three Pound Universe (1986)- J. Hooper
The Theory & Practice of Group Psychotherapy (1995)- Irvin Yalom   Click here for excerpt.
Tibetan Book of Loving & Dying
Trauma & Recovery: The Aftermath of Violence (1992)- Judith Herman
Tuesdays With Morrie- (1999) Mitch Albom   Click here for excerpt.*
Who Dies? An Investigation of Conscious Living & Conscious Dying (1989)- Stephen. Levine
Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind (1977)- Shunryu Suzuki
    ** Astrisks indicate the number of persons recommending this book
    * Added by Hugh McPherson since the time of the 1995 poll

Recommended Fiction/Non-Fiction

The Accidental Tourist (1985)- Anne Tyler
Anna Karenina (1875)- Leo Tolstoy
The Afterlife (1994)- John Updike
Bobby Rex's Greatest Hit (1986)- M. Gingher
A Brilliant Madness (1992)- Patty Duke
The Brothers Karamozov (1880)- Feodor Dostoyevsky
The Celestine Prophecy (1994)- James Redfield
In Cold Blood (1966)- Truman Capote
Crime and Punishment (1866)- Feodor Dostoyevsky
The Crime of the Century- M. Levin
Darkness Visible (1990)- William Styron   Click here for excerpt.
A Death in the Family (1957)- James Agee
Dreams (1974)- Carl Jung
The Eighth Day (1967)- Thornton Wilder
The Executioner's Song (1979)- Norman Mailer
A Fairly Honorable Defeat (1970)- Iris Murdoch
Is There Anyplace on Earth for Me? (1983)- Susan Sheehan   Click here for excerpt.
The Good Mother (1986)- Sue Miller
Gravity's Rainbow (1992)- Thomas Pynchon
Howard's End (1910)- E. M. Forster
In Cold Blood (1966)- Truamn Capote
Of Human Bondage (1915)- Somerset Maugham
Kids Book of Questions- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Madame Bovary (1856)- Gustave Flaubert
Moma and the Meaning of Life (2000)- Irwin Yalom
The Man Who Mistook his Wife for a Hat (1970) - Oliver Sacks   Click here for excerpt.
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1962)- Ken Kesey
Our Miserable Life (1990)- William Steig
Pale Fire (1962)- Vladimir Nabokov
Picturing Will (1989)- Ann Beattie
The Princess Bride (1973)- William Goldman
Queen of Hearts (1986)- Susan Shreve
Shipping News (1994)- Annie Prolux
Short Stories (1983 & 1992)- William Trevor
Siddharta (1922)- Herman Hesse
Slaves of New York (1986)- Tama Janowitz
Terry: My Daughter's Life & Death Struggle with Alcoholism (1996)- George McGovern   Click here for excerpt.*
An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness (1996)- Kay Jamison   Click here for excerpt.*
Venus Envy (1993)- Rita Brown
Waiting to Exhale (1992)- Terry McMillan
War & Peace (1869)- Leo Tolstoy
When Nietzsche Wept (1993)- Irwin Yalom
The World According to Garp (1979)- John Irving
    * Added by Hugh McPherson since the time of the poll

Recommended Plays/Screenplays
  (Movies are given along with the director's name)
Affliction (1997)- Paul Schrader, Nick Nolte, Sissy Spacek, James Colburn*
Annie Hall (1977)- Woody Allen
Baraka (1992)- Ron Fricke
Best of Intentions (1992)- Ingmar Bergman
Breathless (1983)-  J. McBride
Caberet (1972)- Bob Fosse
Capturing the Friedmans (2002)- Andrew Jarecki*
The Celebration (1998)- Festen, Ulrich Thomsen*
Conversations with Morrie (1999)*
Cries & Whispers (1972)- Iingmar Bergman
Dead Man Walking (1996)- Tim Robbins*
Dersu Uzala (1975)- Akira Kurosawa
Every Man For Himself and God Against All (1975)- Werner Herzog
For the Birds (2018) Richard Miron*
The Great Santini (1980)- Lewis Carlino
Handful of Dust (1974)- Ayten Kuyululu
The Importance of Being Ernest- Oscar Wilde
Intimate Strangers (2004)- Patrice Leconte *
Koyaanisqatsi (1983)- Goddfrey Reggio
Merry Wives of Windsor- William Shakespeare
Mostly Martha (2002)- Sandra Nettlebeck *
My Life As a Dog (1987)- Lasse Hallstrom
Ordinary People (1980)- Robert Redford
Othello- William Shakespeare
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)- Milos Forman
Paris, Texas (1984)- Wim Wenders
Pierrot Le Fou (1965)- Jean-Luc Godard
Philadelphia Story (1940)- George Cukor
Queen of Hearts- P. de Broca
A River Runs Through It (1992)- Robert Redford
Rosenkrantz & Guilderstern Are Dead- Tom Stoppard
Samsara (2011)- Ron Fricke*
Scenes from a Marriage (1973)- Ingmar Bergman
Shoah (1985)- Claude Lanzmann
Short Cuts (1993)- Robert Altman
Sophie's Choice (1982)- A. Pakula
The Sorrow & The Pity (1971)- M. Orphuls
Stevie (2002)- Steve James*
Streetwise (1984)- Martin Bell
Stunt Man (1980)- Richard Rush
The Tempest- William Shakespeare
To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)- Robert Mulligan
Torch Song Trilogy (1988)- Harvey Fierstein
Truly, Madly, Deeply (1991)- Anthony Minghella
Where the Green Ants Dream (1984)- Werner Herzog
The Wolfpack (2015)- Crystal Moselle and the Angula Family*
A Woman Under the Influence (1974)- John Cassavetes
The Woodsman (2003)- Nicole Kassell, Kevin Bacon*
1900 (1974)- Bernardo Bertolucci
56 Up (2012)- Michael Apted*
    *Added by Hugh McPherson in the years following the 1995 poll.

Recommended Family Therapy Reading/Viewing (Compiled 1996)


Falicov, Celia J. (1988). Family Transitions
Fleming, Anne Taylor (1994) Motherhood Deferred
Goodrich, et.al. (1988). Feminist Family Therapy. N.Y., New York: W. Norton & Company.
Haley, Jay (1980). Leaving Home. N.Y., New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company
Hargrave & Anderson  Finishing Well: Aging & Reparation in the Intergenerational Family
Hartman, A. & Laird, J.A. (1984). Family Centered Social Work Practice.
McGoldrick, M. & Carter, E. The Changing Family Life Cycle (2nd ed., 1989) N.Y.: Gardner Press, Inc.
McGoldrick, Pierce & Giordano Ethnicity and Family Therapy.
Minuchin, S. & Fishman, C.H. (1981). Family Therapy Techniques. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Univ. Press.
Minuchin, S. (1974). Families and Family Therapy. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.   Click here for excerpt.
Minuchin, S. (1996). Mastering Family Therapy. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.   Click here for excerpt.
Napier, Agustus (1978). The Family Crucible.   Click here for excerpt.
Nelson & Trepper (1993) 101 Interventions in Family Therapy
Rimm, Sylvia B. (1990) How to Parent so Children Will Learn. Watertown, WI: Apple Publishing Co.
Rolland, J.S. (1994). Families, Illness & Disability. Basic Books
Wakerman, E. (1984) Father Loss. Holt
Walsh, F. Normal Family Processes
Watzlawick, P. (1974). Change; Principles of Problem Formation and Problem Resolution. N.Y., Norton.   Click here for excerpt.


Goldner, et.al. (1990). "Love and Violence: Gender Paradoxes in Volatile Attachments". Family Process, 29, 343-364.
"Graedon's Guide to Drugs That Affect Sexuality". Pamphlet available through The People's Pharmacy, Joe & Theresa Graedon, P.O. Box 52027, Durham, NC 27717-2027.
How to Survive (Practically) Anything". (Jan.-Feb. 1992). Psychology Today
van der Kolk, B.A. (1994, Jan.-Feb.). "The Body Keeps Score: Memory and the Evolving Psychobiology of Post-Traumatic Stress". Harvard Review of Psychiatry.
Wyle, M. (1992, Jan.-Feb.) The Evolution of a Revolution. Family Therapy Networker.

Film (Titles are given along with the director's name):
The Birthday Party (1968)- William Friedkin
Capturing the Friedmans (2002)- Andrew Jarecki*
The Dargeeling Limited (2007)- Wes Anderson*
Eat, Drink, Man, Woman (1994)- Ang Lee
Fannie & Alexander (1983)- Ingmar Bergman
Firstborn (1984)- Michael Apted, Teri Garr, Sarah Jessica Parker
Moonstruck (1987)- Norman Jewison
My Life as a Dog (1987)- Lasse Halstrom
Paris, Texas (1984)- Wim Wenders
The Savages (2008)- Tamara Jenkins*
Stories We Tell (2012)- Sarah Polly*
Scenes from a Marriage (1973)- Ingmar Bergman
Tully (2002)- Hillary Birmingham*
Yi-Yi (2000)- Edward Yang*
49& Up (2005)- Michael Apted*
51 Birch Street (2006)- Doug Block*
    *Added by Hugh McPherson in the years following the 1996 poll.


Recommended Reading/Viewing of Psychoanalytic Thought I (Compiled in 1997)

                    See Psychoanalytic Thought II (Compiled in 2007)

Aron, Lewis (1996) A Meeting of Minds: Mutality in Psychoanalysis *    Click here for excerpt.
Becker, Ernest (1973). The Denial of Death  Click here for excerpt.
Blechner, Mark (2001). The Dream Frontier * Click here for excerpt
Brenner, Charles (1973). Elementary Textbook of Psychoanalysis **  Click here for excerpt.
Brenner, Charles (1984). The Mind in Conflict *  Click here for excerpt.
Casement, Patrick J. (1991).  Learning from the Patient *
Coltart, Nina (2000). Slouching Towards Bethlehem * Cllick here for excerpt
Freud, Sigmund (1899). The Interpretation of Dreams * Click here for excerpt
Friedman, Laurence (1988). The Anatomy of Psychotherapy
Gabbard, Glen (1990). Psychodynamic Psychiatry in Clinical Practice
Gabbard, Glen (1995). Boundaries and Boundary Violations in Clinical Practice
Gabbard, Glen (1996). Love & Hate in the Analytic Setting**  Click here for excerpt.
Gabbard, Glenn (1987). Psychoanalysis and Film ** Click here for excerpt.
Gill, Merton (1982). Analysis of Transference, Vol. II *  Click here for excerpt.
Gray, Paul (1994). The Ego and the Analysis of Defense ***  Click here for excerpt.
Greenson, Ralph (1967). The Technique and Practice of Psychoanalysis   Click here for excerpt
Horney, Karen (1952). Final Lectures * Click here for excerpt
Jacobs, Theodore (1990). The Uses of the Self
Kernberg, Otto (1975). Borderline Conditions and Pathological Narcissism   Click here for excerpt
Levy, Steven (1984). Principles of Interpretation
McWilliams, Nancy (1999).  Psychoanalytic Case Formulation *  Click here for excerpt.
Mitchell, Stephen (2000). Relationality: From Attachment to Intersubjectivity * Click here for excerpt.
Mitchell, S.A. & Black, M.J. (1995). Beyond Freud
Ogden, Thomas (1982) Projective Identification & Psychotherapeutic Technique * Click here for excerpt.
Pine, Fred (1998) Diversity and Direction in Psychoanalytic Technique * Click here for excerpt.
Reich, Wilhelm (1933) Character Analysis * Click here for excerpt.
Roazen, Paul (1971) Freud And His Followers * Click here for excerpt.
Schafer, Roy (1983). The Analytic Attitude **
Sharpe, Ella Freeman (1937). Dream Analysis * Click here for excerpt.
Erwin Singer (1970). Key Concepts in Psychotherapy  Click here for excerpt.
Stone, Leo (1961). The Psychoanalytic Situation
    *Added by Hugh McPherson in the years following the 1997 poll.
** Recommended by more than one person.

Psychoanalytic Articles:

Arlow, J.A. (1979). The Genesis of Interpretation. Journal of American Psychoanalytic Association, 27:193-206
Arlow, J.A. (1987). The Dynamics of Interpretation. Psychoanalytic Quarterly. 56:68-87
Arlow J.A. (1968). Fantasy, Memory and Reality Testing.*     Click here for reading.
Bird, Brian (1972).  Notes on Transference: Universal Phenomenon and the Hardest Part of Analysis. Journal of American Psychoanalytic Association, 20:267-301 *  Click here for reading.
Chused, J.F. (1991). The Evocative Power of Enactments. Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, 39:615-640.   Click here for reading.
Cooper, Arnold M. (1987). Changes in Psychoanalytic Ideas: Transference Interpretation. Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, 35:77-98. *  Click here for reading.
Davies, Jody Messler (1998). Between the Disclosure & Foreclosure of Erotic Transference-Countertransference, Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 8(6): 747-766. * Click here for reading.
Ferenczi, Sandor (1933). Confusion of Tongues Between Adults and the Child.
Freud, Sigmund (1917). Analytic Therapy *  Click here for reading.
Freud, Sigmund (1937). An Autobiographical Study *  Click here for reading.
Freud, Sigmund (1920). Beyond the Pleasure Principle * Click here for reading.
Freud, Sigmund (1930). Civilization and Its Discontents
Freud, Sigmund (1937) Constructions in Analysis * Click here for reading
Freud, Sigmund (1914) On Narcissism: An Introduction * Click here for reading
Gopnik, Adam (1998) Man Goes To See a Doctor. The New Yorker, 8/26/1998. * Click here for reading
Gray, Paul (1982). A Developmental Lag in Technique. Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association **
Greenberg, Jay (1995). Self-Disclosure: Is It Psychoanalytic? Contemporary Psychoanalysis. 31-2:193-245
Greenson, Ralph (1965). The Working Alliance and the Transference Neurosis.  Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 34: 155-81
Guntrip, Harry. My Experience of Analysis with Fairbairn and Winnicott.* Click here for reading.
Haley, Jay (1990). Why Not Long Term Therapy? In Zeig, J. & Gillian, S. (Eds.). Brief Therapy. Click here for reading.
Kohut, Heniz (1979). The Analyses of Mr. Z. International Journal of Psychoanalysis (1979) 60:3-27 * Click here for reading.
Lipton, S.O. (1977). The Advantages of Freud's Technique in His Analysis of the Rat Man.   International Journal of Psychoanalysis, 58:255
Loewald, Hans (1960). On the Therapeutic Action of Psychoanalysis. International Journal of Psychoanalysis, 41:16-33
Loewenstein, R.M. (1950). Ego Development & Psychoanalytic Technique- In Practice & Precept in Psychoanalytic Technique: Selected Papers of R.M. Loewenstein. * Click here for reading.
Meisels, Murray (1996). A History of Psychoanalysis in Michigan. Michigan Psychoanalytic Council Newsletter Click here for reading.
Meisels, Murray (2003). What Is Psychoanalysis? How Does It Work? * Click here for reading.
Nagera, Humberto (1975). Day Care Centers: Red Light, Green Light, Amber Light? International Review of Psychoanalysis, 2(1): p. 121
Pray, Monroe (1996) Two Different Methods of Analyzing Defense. In Danger and Defense: The Technique of Close Process Attention, Marianne Goldberger, Ed. * Click here for reading.
Rapaport, David (1954). Clinical Implications of Ego Psychology. In Collected Papers of David Rapaport. * Click here for reading.
Rioch, Janet MacKenzie (1943).  The Transference Phenomenon in Psychoanalytic Therapy.  Psychiatry, 6:147-56 *
Schwartz, H.S. (1987). Illness in the Doctor: Implications for the Psychoanalytic Process. Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, 35:659
M. Nina Searl (1936). Some Queries on Principles of Technique. International Journal of Psychoanalysis, 17:471-493 Click here for reading.
Smith, Sidney (1977). The Golden Fantasy: A Regressive Reaction to Separation Anxiety. International Journal of Psychoanalysis, 58: 311  Click here for reading.
Stein, Martin H. (1981).  The Un-Objectionable Part of the Transference.   Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, 29:869-92 *
Sterba, Richard ( 1934). The Fate of the Ego in Analytic Therapy. International Journal of Psychoanalysis, 15:117-26 * Click here for reading.
James Strachey (1934).  The Nature of the Therapeutic Action of Psychoanalysis.   International Journal of Psychoanalysis, 15:126-59. * Click here for reading.
Robert S. Wallerstein, (2002). The Growth and Transformation of American Ego Psychology. Journal of The American Psychoanalytic Association, 51:135-68.*     Click here for reading
    *Added by Hugh McPherson in the years following the 1997 poll.
** Recommended by more than one person.

Plays & Screenplays
(Movies are given along with the director's name):
Belle Du Jour ‘67- Luis Bunuel, Catherine Deneuve
Death of a Salesman (1950)- Arthur Miller
Breaking the Waves (1996)- Lars von Trier
Empathy (2003)- Amie Siegel*
The English Patient (1996)- Anthony Minghella   Click here for psychoanalytic article on the film.
Fanny & Alexander (1983)- Ingmar Bergman**
Hamlet- William Shakespeare
My Life as a Dog (1987)- Lasse Hallstrom
Night Moves (1975)- Arthur Penn, Gene Hackman* Click here for psychoanalytic article on the film.
The Piano Teacher (2002)- Michael Haneke, Isabelle Huppert*
Reflections in a Golden Eye (1967)- John Huston
Rosmersholm (1886)- Hendrick Ibsen*
Secrets & Lies (1998)- Mike Leigh
Skylight- David Hare
The Talking Cure- Rachel Urist
The 400 Blows (1959)- Francios Trauffaut**
    ** Recommended by more than one person.
    *Added by Hugh McPherson in the years following the 1997 poll.

Recommended Reading/Viewing on Couples Therapy (Compiled in 1998)

The Angry Marriage (1994)- Bonnie Maslin**
Being and Loving (1978) Althea Horner
Coming Apart: Why Relationships End- Daphne Kingma
The Couple’s Guide to Communication (1976)- John M. Gottman
Divorce Busting (1992)- Michelle Weiner-Davis
The Divorce Culture: How divorce became a psychological entitlement and how it is blighting the lives of our children- (1997)Barbara Dafoe Whitehead
Do I Have to Give Up Me To Be Loved By You?: The Workbook (1991)- Margaret Paul
The Fragile Bond: In search of an equal, intimate and enduring marriage (1988)- Augustus Napier
Getting the Love You Want (1988)- Harville Hendrix**
Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In (1981)- Roger Fisher & William Ury
Good Divorce, Bad Divorce (1995)- Joyce Hauser
The Good Marriage: How & Why Love Lasts (1995)- Judith Wallerstein & Sandra Blakeslee***
If You Meet the Buddha on the Road, Kill Him (1972)- Sheldon Kopp
Intimate Partners: Patterns in Love & Marriage- Maggie Scarf (1988)   Click here for excerpt.
In Quest of the Mythical Mate (1988)- Ellyn Bader
A Marital Therapy Manual (1976)- Peter Martin
Keeping the Love You Find: A Guide for Singles (1992)- Harville Hendrix
Love Is Never Enough (1988)- Aaron Beck
Love Me, Love Me Not: How to Survive Infidelity (1985)- Daniel Dolesh
Love Relations (1995)- Otto Kernberg
Mirages of a Marriage (1968)- William Lederer & Don Jackson
Pragmatics of Human Communication (1967)- Paul Watzlawick, et al.   Click here for excerpt.
Please Understand Me: Character & Temperament Types (1984)- David Keirsey & Marilyn Bates
The Portable Therapist (1994)- Susanna McMahon
Rewriting Love Stories: Brief Marital Therapy (1991)- Patricia & William O’Hanlon Hudson
Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work (2000)- John Gottman & Nan Silver *
Should You Leave? (1997)- Peter Kramer
Soul Mates: Honoring the Mysteries of Love & Relationship (1994)- Thomas Moore
Why Marriages Succeed or Fail- John M. Gottman
    ** The number of asterisks indicate how many persons recommended this book.
    *Added by Hugh McPherson in the years following the 1998 poll.


Smith, Sidney (1977). The Golden Fantasy: A Regressive Reaction to Separation Anxiety. International Journal of Psychoanalysis, 58: 311
Family Therapy Networker- The September '98 issue is on couples therapy.
All of Judith Wallerstein and Virgina Goldner’s research.

Four Weddings and A Funeral (1994)- Mike Newell
The Lion in Winter (1968)- Anthony Harvey
Moonstruck (1987)- Norman Jewison
On Golden Pond (1981)- Mark Rydell
Scenes From A Marriage (1973)- Ingmar Bergman
The Story of Us (1999)- Rob Reiner, Bruce Willis, Michelle Pfeiffer
The War of the Roses (1989)- Danny DeVito, Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner
Who's Afraid of  Virginia Wolf (1966)- Mike Nichols
A Separation (2011- Iranian) Asghar Farhadi, Peyman Moadi, Leila Hatami *
    *Added by Hugh McPherson in the years following the 1998 poll.

Recommended Reading/Viewing  on Child & Adolescent Treatment (Compiled in 1999)

Books for Professionals & Clients:
Adolescence: Psychology, Psychopathology & Psychotherapy (1974)- Derek Miller
Behind the One-Way Mirror: Psychotherapy & Children (1996)- Katharine Davis Fishman Click here for excerpt.
Beyond the Best Interest of the Child (1979)- Joseph Goldstein, et al.
Child Analysis and Therapy (1978)- J. Glenn
Child Centered Family Therapy (1996)- Lucille Andreozzi
Child Psychotherapy- Sophie Lovinger
Children Who Hate (1951)- Fritz Redl & David Wineman Click here for excerpt.
Clinical Work with Adolescents (1986)- Judith Marks Mishne
Conversations with Milton Erickson, Chapter III- "Changing Children & Families" (1985)- Jay Haley
Defiant Children: A Clinician's Manual for Assessment and Parent Training (1987)- Russell Barkley
Dissociative Children (1996)- Lynda Shirar
Experience Contradiction, Narrative & Imagination (1992)- _________
Fearful Symmetry (1996)- Jack Novick & Kerry Kelly Novick
Feminist Family Therapy (1988)- Thelma Jean Goodrich, et al.
Get Out of My Life, But First, Could You Drive Me & Cheryl to the Mall? (1991)- Anthony Wolf
A Handbook of Integrative Psychotherapies for Children & Adolescents (1998)- Sebastiano Santostefano
How Rude! A Book of Social Manners for Teens (1997)- Alex Packer
How to Parent so Children Will Learn (1990)- Rimm, Sylvia B.  
In the Best Interest of the Child- Joseph Goldstein, et al.
Narrative Means to Therapeutic Ends (1990)- Michael White & David Epston
Narrative Therapy (1996)- Jill Freedman & Gene Combs
Parenting Teens with Love and Logic (1992)- Cline & Fay
Play Therapy, Treatment Planning & Interventions (1997)- Sue Ammen & Kevin John O'Connor
Psychoanalytic Theories of Development (1990)- Phyllis Tyson & Robert Tyson
Re-Authoring Lives (1995)- Michael White
Reviving Ophelia (1994)- Mary Pipher
The Romance of Risk: Why Teenagers Do the Things They Do (1998)- Lynn K. Ponton
Secrets in Families and Family Therapy (1993)- Evan Imber-Black, Ed.
Teenage Wasteland: Suburbia's Deadend Kids (1992)- Donna Gaines
The Clinical Interview of the Child (1981)- Stanley Greenspan
The Course of Life (A series of edited volumes, 1989)- Stanley Greenspan & George Pollock, Eds.
The Technique of Child Psychoanalysis (1980)- Sandler, J., Kennedy, H. & Tyson, R.
Trauma in the Lives of Children (1998)- Kendall Johnson

Children's Books:
Arthur's Chicken Pox (1994)- Marc Brown
Dinosaurs Divorce: A Guide to Changing Families (1986)- Laurene Krasny Brown & Marc Brown
Double-Dip Feelings: Stories to Help Children Understand Emotions- Barbara S. Cain
Feeling Angry- Joy Berry
Playing the Game- Kate Petty & Charlotte Firmin
When Dinosaurs Die: A Guide to Understanding Death- Laurie Krasny Brown & Marc Brown

The Autism Fight- Susan Sheehan. The New Yorker, 12/01/2003. Click here to view article.
"Mothers, Toddlers and Care in Toddlerhood" in the 2nd volume of The Course of Life- Greenspan & Pollock, Eds.
"Strategies for Parental Conflicts Between Divorced Spouses" in Journal of Systemic Therapies, Winter 1993- Campbell
"The Assessment of Parental Functioning" in Psychoanalytic Quarterly, Vol. 63, pp. 466-490.
"The Second Separation-Individuation Process" in On Adolescence- Peter Blos

Au Revoir Les Enfant (1987)- Louis Malle
Good Will Hunting (1997)- Gus Van Sant
Kolya (1997)- Jan Sverak
Murmur of the Heart (1971) Louis Malle
My Life as a Dog (1987)- Lasse Hallstrom
Paris, Texas (1984)- Wim Wenders
Pele the Conqueror (1988)- Billie August
Edward Sissorhands (1990)- Tim Burton
Stevie (2002)- Steve James*
Streetwise (1984)- Martin Bell
The Tin Drum (1979)- Volker Schlonkorff
42 & Up (2000)- Michael Apted
*Added by Hugh McPherson since the 1999 poll


Recommended Reading/Viewing on Substance Abuse Treatment (Compiled in 2000)

Addiction As An Attachment Disorder (2004)- Philip Flores  Click here for excerpt.
A Hunger for Healing (1992)- J. Keith Miller
Alcoholics Anonymous "The Big Book"- Hazelden Publishing**
Beyond Codependency (1989)- Melody Beattie
Broken Cord (1990)- Michael Dorris
Codependent No More (1987)- Melody Beattie**
Cool Water: Alcoholism, Mindfulness & Ordinary Recovery (1997)- William Alexander
The Courage To Change (1986)- Dennis Wholey
Counseling the Adolescent Substance Abuser: School Based Intervention & Prevention (1994)- Marlene Gonet
The Disease Concept of Alcoholism (1960)- E.M. Jellinek
Drinking: A Love Story (1996)- Caroline Knapp  ***  Click here for excerpt.
Educating Yourself About Alcohol & Drugs: A People's Primer (1998)- Marc Allan Schuckit
Elephant in the Living Room: The Children's Book (1984)- Jill Hastings
Freeing Someone You Love from Alcohol & Other Drugs (1992)- Ronald L. Rodgers
Group Psychotherapy with ACOAs (1989)- Marsha Vannicelli
Group Psychotherapy with Addicted Populations (1988)- Philip J. Flores Click here for excerpt.
The Healing Bond: Treating Addictions in Groups (1989)- Ronald L. Rogers & Chandler Scott McMillin**
I'll Quit Tomorrow (1973)- Vernon E. Johnson
I'm Dancing As Fast As I Can (1982)- Barbara Gordon
The Invisible Alcoholics: Women & Alcohol Abuse (1981)- Marian Sandmaier
It Will Never Happen To Me (1981)- Claudia Black**
Loosening the Grip: A Handbook of Alcohol Information (1978)- Jean Kinney
Motivational Interviewing (1991)- William Miller & Stephen Rollnick
Not God: A History of Alcoholics Anonymous (1985)- Ernest Kurtz   Click here for excerpt.
Pathways: Moving Clients from the Culture of Addiction to the Culture of Recovery (1998)- William L. White**
Problem Drinkers: Guided Self-Change Treatment (1993)- Mark Sobell & Linda Sobell
The Recovery Book (1992)- Al J. Mooney   Click here for excerpt.
The Responsibility Trap: A Blueprint for Treating the Alcoholic Family (1985) Claudia Bepko & Jo Ann Krestan
The Secret Nobody Knows- Suzanne Summers
Slaying the Dragon: A History of Addiction Treatment & Recovery in America (1998)- William L.White
The Spirituality of Imperfection (1994)- Ernest Kurtz**
Stage II Recovery (1985)- Ernie Larson
Substance Abuse: A Comprehensive Textbook (1997)-Joyce J. Lowinson, Pedro Ruiz, Robert B. Millman & John G.Langrod (Editors)
Substance Abuse in Adolescents & Young Adults (1990)- Joseph Nowinski
Terry: My Daughter's Life and Death Struggle with Alcoholism (1997)- George McGovern   Click here for excerpt.
A Time to Heal: The Road to Recovery for ACOAs (1989)- Timmen Cermak
When Society Becomes An Addict (1987)- Anne Wilson Schaef
Working With the Problem Drinker: A Solution Focused Approach (1992)- Insoo Kim Berg**
Women, Sex & Addiction: A Search for Love & Power (1989)- Charlotte Kasle
    **Asterisks indicate the number of persons recommending a book.


Affliction (1989)- Russell Banks
Bed-Time-Story (1979)- Jill Robinson
Bright Lights, Big City (1984)- Jay McInerney
Ironweed (1984)- William Kennedy

The Alcoholism Revolution - James Milam in Professional Counselor (August, 1992).
Alcoholism Treatment Quarterly (1988), Vol. 16, #4.
Drinking Games- Malcolm Gladwell, The New Yorker, 2/15/2010*    Click here to read.
In Search of How People Change:  Applications to Addictive Behaviors- James Prochaska, C. DiClemente & John Norcross (1992)  American Psychologist, 47 (9), 11-2-1114.
Spirituality in the Recovery Process- Frederick Preziso in the Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment (1987), Vol. 4, pp. 233-38.
Spirituality Reconsidered- Katy Butler in the Family Therapy Networker, Sept.-Oct., 1990.
    *Added by Hugh McPherson since the 2000 poll

Affliction (1997)- Paul Schrader, Nick Nolte, Sissy Spacek
Angela's Ashes (1999) Alan Parker
Bright Lights, Big City (1988)- James Bridges, Michael J. Fox
Chasing the Dragon (1996)- Ian Sander
Clean & Sober (1988)-Glenn Carron, Michael Keaton
Days Of Wine & Roses (1962)- Blake Edwards, Jack Lemmon, Lee Remick**
Down To The Bone (2003)- Debra Granik, Vera Farmiga, Hugh Dillon*
Ironweed (1987)- Hector Babenco, Jack Nicholson, Meryl Streep
Little Fish (2006)- Cate Blanchett, Sam Neill *
Long Day's Journey Into Night (1956) Eugene O'Neill
On the Outs (2004)- Lori Silverbush, Anny Mariano, Judy Marte*
Rachel Getting Married (2008)- Jonathan Demme, Anne Hathaway*
Requiem for a Dream (2000)- Darren Aronofsky, Ellen Bursten *
Round Midnight (1986)- Bertrand Tavernier, Dexter Gordon
Traffic (2000)- Steven Soderbergh, Michael Douglas, Dennis Quaid, Albert Finney
When A Man Loves A Woman (1994)- Meg Ryan & Andy Garcia *****
    *Added by Hugh McPherson since the 2000 poll
    **Asterisks indicate the number of persons recommending a movie.

Recommended Reading/Viewing on Major Mental Illness (Compiled in 2001)

A Beautiful Mind (1998) Sylvia Nasar Click here for excerpt.
Against Depression (2005)- Peter D. Kramer +   Click here for excerpt.
Blaming the Brain (1998) Elliot Valenstein
The Boy Who Couldn't Stop Washing (1990) Judith L. Rapoport
The Center Cannot Hold (2007)- Elyn Saks +   Click here for excerpt.
Compulsive Behavior (1993) Richard Sebastian
Cries Unheard (1999) Gitta Sereny
Darkness Visible (1990) William Styron  ***  Click here for excerpt.
The Depression Workbook: A Guide for Living with Depression & Manic Depression (1992) Mary Ellen Copeland
Healing the Split (1994) John E. Nelson
How Can You Survive When They're Depressed (1999) Anne Sheffield
Is There No Place on Earth for Me? (1982) Susan Sheehan   Click here for excerpt.
Looking After (1996) John Daniel
Lost in the Mirror: An Inside Look at Borderline Personality Disorder (1996) Richard A. Moskovitz**
Madness in the Streets (1990) Isaac, R. J. & Armat, V. C.
Manic Depressive Illness (1990) Kay Redfield Jamison & Frederick K. Goodwin
A Mood Apart (1997) Peter Whybrow   Click here for excerpt.
Out of Her Mind: Women Writing on Madness (2000) Rebecca Shannonhouse, Editor.  Click here for exerpt.
Overcoming Depression (1997) Janice Papolos
The Practical Art of Suicide Assessment (2002) Shawn Christopher Shea. Click here for exerpt. +
Psychiatric Diagnosis (1996) Goodwin, D. & Guze, S.
Psychological and Social Aspects of Psychiatric Disability (1997), LeRoy Spaniol, Cheryl Gagne & Martin Koehler (Eds.)
The Quiet Room: A Journey Out of the Torment of Madness (1996) Lori Schiller*
Skills Training Manual for Treating Borderline Personality Disorder (1993) Marsha M. Linehan
Surviving Schizophrenia (Third Edition- 1995) E. Fuller Torey  ****  Click here for excerpt.
Terry: My Daughter's Life and Death Struggle with Alcoholism (1997) George McGovern   **  Click here for excerpt.
Undercurrents: A Therapist's Reckoning with Depression (1995) Martha Manning
Under Observation: Life Inside the McLean Psychiatric Hospital (1994) Berger, L., & Vuckovic, A.
Understanding Suicide: A Case Study Approach (1994) David Lester
An Unquiet Mind (1996) Kay Redfield Jamison  *****  Click here for excerpt.
When Someone You Love Has a Mental Illness (1992) Rebecca Woolis
9 Highland Road (1994) Michael Winerip**
    + Indicates item added by Hugh McPherson after the 2001 poll.
    **Asterisks indicate the number of people recommending a particular book.

Anatomy of Melancholy- Andrew Solomon, The New Yorker, 1/12/1998. Click here for article.
DBT Challenges the "Borderline" Diagnosis- Katy Butler, The Psychotherapist Networker, May/June 2001,  Click here for the article.
Documents- Charles D'Ambrosio, The New Yorker, 6/24/2002  Click here for the article.
I Have a Mental Illness. I Am Also an Alcoholic. I've Done the Best I Can with What I've Got- Anonymous, NAMI Winter 2002 AdvocateClick here for the article.
The Doubting Disease- Jerome Groopman, The New Yorker, 1/10/2000. Click here for the article.
The Empty Couch- Joan Acocella, The New Yorker, 5/8/2000.  Click here for the article.
How I Perceive and Manage my Illness- Esso Leete (1989), Schizophrenia Bulletin, 15, pp. 197-200.  Click here for the article.
The Last Days of Sylvia Frumkin- Susan Sheehan, The New Yorker, 2/20/1995.
My Father's Troubles- Nicholas Dawidoff, The New Yorker, 6/12/2000.  Click here for the article.
Twelve Aspects of Coping for Persons with Serious Mental Illness- Frederick J. Frese (1993), Innovations & Research, 2:39-46   Click here for the article.
What's Normal?: Bipolar Diagnosis and Children- Jerome Groopman, The New Yorker, 4/9/2007. +      Click here for the article.
    + Indicates item added by Hugh McPherson after the 2001 poll.


Affliction (1989)- Russell Banks
Anna Karenina (1877)- Leo Tolstoy
The Bell Jar (1963)- Sylvia Plath
The Bluest Eye (2000)- Toni Morrison
A Brilliant Madness (1993)- Patty Duke
The Brothers Karamozov (1866)- Feodor Dostoyevsky
Crime & Punishment (1880)- Feodor Dostoyevsky
The Executioner’s Song (1979)- Norman Mailer
Franny & Zooey (1961)- J.D. Salinger
The French Lieutenant’s Woman (1969)- John Fowles
Of Human Bondage (1915)- Somerset Maugham
I Know This Much To Be True- Wally Lamb
Shot in the Heart (1994)- Mikeal Gilmore
The Stranger (1942)- Albert Camus
Madam Bovary (1856)- Gustave Flaubert
Tender is the Night (1934)- F. Scott Fitzgerald
Waiting (2000)- Ha Jin
When Nietzsche Wept (1993)- Irwin Yalom

A Beautiful Mind, '01- Ron Howard, Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly
A Brillant Madness '02- PBS Special documentary on John Nash *
Affliction, ’97- Paul Schrader, Nick Nolte, Sissy Spacek, James Colburn
Belle Du Jour, ‘67- Luis Bunuel, Catherine Deneuve
Black Swan '10- Darren Araonofsky, Natalie Portman*
Dead Blue: Surviving Depression, '98- HBO Video
The Celebration, ’98- Festen, Ulrich Thomsen
Coping With Depression, Mary Ellen Copeland (avail. thru www.mentalhealthrecovery.com)
Distant Voices, Still Lives, ‘89- Terence Davies
Equus, '77- Sidney Lumet, Richard Burton
Fatal Attraction, '87- Adrian Lyne, Michael Douglas, Glenn Close
The French Lieutenant’s Woman, '81- Karel Reisz, Meryl Streep, Jeremy Irons
Grey Gardens '75- Albert & David Maysles, Big & Little Edie Bovier Beale
Heavenly Creatures '94- Peter Jackson, Kate Winslet
Julian Donkey-Boy, '99- Harmony Korine, Ewen Bremer, Chloe Sevigny, Werner Herzog*
Kira's Reason (2001), Ole Christian Madsen*
Long Day's Journey Into Night, '56- Eugene O'Neill
Madam Bovary, '91- Claude Chabrol, Isabelle Huppert
The Madness of King George, '94- Nicholas Hytner, Nigel Hawthorne
The Piano Teacher, '02- Michael Haneke, Isabelle Huppert
Pollock, '00- Ed Harris
Shine, ’96- Scott Hicks, Geoffrey Rush
Tarnation, '04- Jonathan Caouette *
Taxi Driver '76- Martin Scorsese, Robert DeNiro, Jody Foster, Cybil Sheppard, Peter Boyle
Vincent and Theo, ‘90- Robert Altman
A Woman Under the Influence, ‘74- John Cassavettes, Peter Falk, Gina Rowlands
    * Added by Hugh McPherson in the years following the 2001 poll.

Recommended Reading/Viewing on Women's Issues (Compiled in 2002)

Best Friends : The Pleasures and Perils of Girls’ and Women’s Friendships '99 - Apter, T.E. & Josselson, R.
In the Best Interests of the Child '86- Joseph Goldstein, et al.
The Dance of Intimacy '89- Harriet Goldhor Lerner
Drinking: A Love Story '96- Caroline Knapp  Click here for excerpt.
Fire in the Soul '94- Joan Borysenko
For Yourself: The Fulfillment of Female Sexuality '00- Lonnie Barbach
In a Different Voice '93- Carol Gilligan
The Last Gift of Time: Life Beyond 60 '98- Carolyn Heilbrun
Men Are Just Deserts '84- Sonya Friedman
Nickel & Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America '01- Barbara Ehrenreich
Of Woman Born: Motherhood as Experience & Institution '95- Adrienne Rich
Out of Her Mind: Women Writing on Madness '00- Rebecca Shannonhouse (Editor)  Click here for exerpt
Reproduction of Mothering '99- Nancy Chodorow
Revisiting Herself: The Story of Women’sIdentity from College to Midlife '96 - Ruthellen Josselson
Smart Cookies Don't Crumble: A Modern Women's Guide to Living and Loving Her Own Life '85- Sonya Friedman
Understanding Women: A Feminist Psychoanalytic Approach '83- Luise Eichenbaum & Susie Orbach
For Women Only: A Revolutionary Guide to Overcoming Sexual Dysfunction & Reclaiming Your Sex Life '01- Jennifer Berman


The Fantasy of the Perfect Mother '82 - Nancy Chodorow & Susan Contratto
Toward a Critical Relational Theory of Gender '93 - ______Goldner, Psychoanalytic Dialogues 1(3)
You're Not Alone (Domestic Violence Handbook, '97) - Detroit Edison Foundation
Wellesley Stone Center publications by Jean Baker Miller

Anna Karenina (1877)- Leo Tolstoy
The Book of Ruth '90- Jane Hamilton
The Garrick Year '84- Margaret Drabble
The Golden Notebook '62- Doris Lessing
The Inn at the Edge of the World '00- Alice Ellis
The Invisible Garden '01- Dorothy Sucher
The Red Tent '98- Anita Diamant
A Room of One's Own '27- Virginia Woolf
To the Lighthouse '27- Virginia Woolf
Women Who Run with the Wolves: Myths & Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype '96- Clarissa Estes
The Yellow Wallpaper- Charlotte Perkins Gilman  Click here for exerpt


Aileen Wuornos: The Selling of a Serial Killer '92- Nick Broomfield*
Artemisa '97- Agnes Merlet
Bride of the Wind '01- Bruce Beresford, Sarah Wynter
Camille Claudel ‘89- Bruno Nuytten, Isabelle Adjani
Five Girls '01- Detroit Public Television (May be purchased from PBS.)
Hanging Up '00- Diane Keaton, Meg Ryan
Monster '03- Patty Jenkins, Charlize Theron, Christina Ricci*
My Brilliant Career '79- Gillian Armstrong, Judy Davis
The Piano '93- Jane Campion, Holly Hunter, Anna Paquin
Thin '05- Lauren Greenfield *
An Unmarried Woman '78- Paul Mazursky, Jill Clayburn
The Vagina Monologues '00- Eve Ensler
A Woman Under the Influence '74- John Cassavetes, Gena Rowlands
    * Added by Hugh McPherson in the years following the 2002 poll.

Recommended Reading/Viewing on Gay, Lesbian & Gender Issues (Compiled in 2003)

Addiction in the Gay and Lesbian Community (2000), Jeffrey R. Guss & Jack Drescher
Becoming a Man: Half a Life Story (1993), Paul Monette
Being Homosexual (1989), Richard Isay **
Becoming Gay:The Journey to Self-Acceptance (1997), Richard Isay
The Best Little Boy in the World (1993), Andrew Tobias & John Reid**
Break Up Or Break Through (2001), Dina Bachelor Evan
Coming Out Spiritually: The Next Step (1999), Christian de la Huerta
Dress Codes: Of Three Girlhoods (2002), Noelle Howey
Finding the Boyfriend Within (2002), Brad Gooch**
Gay Fathers (2000), Robert L. Barrett and Bryan E. Robinson
Gay Men and Childhood Sexual Trauma (2001), James Cassese
Gay Widowers (1999), Michael Shernoff (Ed.)
Golden Men: The Power of Gay Midlife (2000), Harold Kooden and Charles Flowers **
Handbook of Counseling and Psychotherapy with Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Clients (1999), Ruperto M. Perez
Hot Monogamy (1994), Pat Love
Loving Someone Gay (1997), Don Clark **
Now That I’m Out, What Do I Do (1998), Brian McNaught
Now That You Know:What Every Parent Should Know about Homosexuality (1998), Betty Fairchild & Nancy Hayword
Outing Yourself (1996), Michelangelo Signoreli
On Being Gay (1989), Brian McNaught
Out of the Ordinary: Essays on Growing Up with Gay, Lesbian & Transgender Parents (2000), Noelle Howey (Ed.)
Permanent Partners: Building Lasting Gay and Lesbian Relationships (1990), Betty Berzon
Psychoanalytic Therapy and the Gay Man (2001), Jack Drescher
Psychotherapy with Lesbians (1991), Kristine Falco
Queer Blues: The Lesbian and Gay Guide to Overcoming Depression (2001), Kimberon Hardin & Marny Hall
Soul Beneath the Skin (2002), David Nimmons
Ten Smart Things Gay Men Can Do To Improve Their Lives (2003), Joe Kort
TransForming Families (1999), Mary Boenke
Transgender: Recommended Guidelines, Pratical Information & Personal Accounts (2001), Gianna Israel, et al.
True Selves (1996), Mildred Brown & Cloe Rounsley
The Uninvited Dilemma: A Question of Gender (1991), Kim Stuart
The Word is Out (1999), Chris Glaser
Woman Doctor: The Education of Jane Paterson, M.D. (1983), Jane Patterson & Lynda Madaras
Women In Love: Portraits of Lesbian Mothers and Their Families (1998), Barbara Seyda & Diane Hererra
    ** indicates more than one person recommended this book.

The Collected Poems of Audre Lorde (2000)
Comfort and Joy (1999), Jim Grimsley
Not a Day Goes By (2001), E. Lynn Harris
Patience and Sarah: A Pioneer Story (1999), Paula Kimper
Prozac Highway (2000), Persimmon Blackbridge
Ruby Fruit Jungle (1998), Rita Mae Brown
Sudden Death (1984), Rita Mae Brown
Sweet Death- Kind Death (1984), Amanda Cross
The Swimming Pool Library (1988), Andrew Hollinghurst
Totem Pole- Sanford Friedman
Trans-Sister Radio (2001), Chris Bohjalian

Before Night Falls (2000), Julian Schnabel, Javier Bardem, Johnny Depp
Boys Don’t Cry (1999), Kinberly Peirce, Hillary Swank, Chloe Sevigny
Broadway Damage (1997) Victor Mignatti, Michael Shawn Lewis
Desert Hearts (1985), Donna Deitch, Helen Shaver
Hedwig & the Angry Inch (2001), John Cameron Mitchell, music by Stephen Trask
Jeffrey (1995), Christopher Ashley, Stephen Weber
Maurice (1987), James Ivory, Hugh Grant, Ben Kingsley
Ma Vie En Rose (1997), Alain Berliner**
Southern Comfort (2001) Documentary by Kate Davis
Tales of the City (1993), Alastair Reid, Laura Linney, Olympia Dukakis
Total Eclipse (1995), Agnieszka Holland, Leonardo DiCaprio
Trick (1999), Jim Fall, Tori Spelling
The Sum of Us (1995), Geoff Burton, Russell Crowe
    ** indicates more than one person recommended this film.

Recommended Reading/Viewing on Group Psychotherapy (Compiled in 2004)

Addictions & Trauma Recovery (2001)- Dusty Miller & Laurie Guidry
Adolescent Group Psychotherapy: A Social Competency Model (1991)- G. Holmes, R. Hekel & L. Gordon
Chemically Dependent Older Adults (1992)- Merrill, Kraft, Gordon, Holmes & Walke
Couples Group Psychotherapy: A Clinical Practice Model (1990)- Judith & Erich Conche
Encounter Groups: First Facts (1974)- Morton A. Lieberman, Irvin Yalom, Matthew B. Miles
Failures in Group Work (2001)- Robert K. Conyne
Focal Group Psychotherapy (1992)- Matthew McKay & Kim Paleg
Group Exercises for Adolescents: A Manual for Therapists (2000)- S. Carrell & T. Keenan
Group Techniques (1992, 2nd Ed.)- Gerald & Marianne Corey
Group Psychotherapy with Addicted Populations (1997, 2nd Ed.)- Philip J. Flores
Groups: a Manual for Chemical Dependency & Psychiatric Treatment- L. Mark & J. Olesen
Groups: Process & Practice (2001, 6th ed.)- Gerald & Marianne Corey
The Healing Bond: Treating Addictions in Groups (1989)- Ronald L. Rogers & Chandler McMillin
Joining Together: Group Theory & Group Skills (1994, 5th Ed.)- David W. Johnson & Frank P. Johnson
Playfair: Everybody’s Guide to Noncompetitive Play (1980)- Matt Weinstein & Joel Goodman
Principles of Group Treatment (1978)- Eric Berne
Skills Training Manual for Treating Borderline Personality Disorder (1993)- Masha Linehan
System-Centered Approaches to Inpatient Group Psychotherapy (2001)- Yvonne Agazarian
The Theory & Practice of Group Psychotherapy (1985, 3rd Ed.)- Irvin Yalom **
Trauma & Recovery: The Aftermath of Violence (1997)- Judith Hermon
** indicates more than one person recommended this book.

Bel Canto (2002)- Ann Patchett
Enchanted April (1991)- Elizabeth Von Arnim
The Magician’s Assistant (1998)- Ann Patchett

Alive: The Miracle of the Andes (1993)- Frank Marshall
The Breakfast Club (1985)- John Hughes, Emilio Estevez, Molly Ringwald
The Class (2008)- Laurent Cantet, Francois Begaudeau*
Enchanted April (1992)- Mike Newell
12 Angry Men (1957)- Sidney Lumet, Henry Fonda, Lee J. Cobb, E.G. Marshall
12 Angry Men (1997)- William Friedkin, George C. Scott, James Gandolfini, Edward James Olmos, Jack Lemmon
    * Added by Hugh McPherson in the years following the 2004 poll.

Recommended Reading/Viewing on Trauma & Recovery (Compiled in 2005)

Affect Regulation and Repair of the Self (2003)- Allan Schore **
Building the Bonds of Attachment: Awakening Love in Deeply Troubled Children (1989)- Daniel Hughes
Betrayal Trauma: The Logic of Forgetting Childhood Abuse (1997)- Jennifer Freyd
Betrayed As Boys: Psychodynamic Treatment of Sexually Abused Men (1999)- Richard Gartner** Click here for excerpt.
Better Him Than Me! (1999)- Jack Eager
The Body Remembers (2000)- Babette Rothchild **
Catching Fire: Men Coming Alive in Recovery (1989)- Merle Fossum
Coping With Trauma (2004)- Jon G. Allen
CopShock: Surviving Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (1999)- Allen R. Kates
The Courage to Heal (1989)- Ellen Bass & Laura Davis **
Cure by Crying (1995)- Thomas Stone
The Drama of the Gifted Child (1997)- Alice Miller   Click here for excerpt.
EMDR: The Breakthrough for Overcoming Anxiety, Stress & Trauma (1998)- Francine Shapiro **
Emotional Fitness: Discovering Our Natural Healing Power (2000)- Janice Berger
Facing the Wolf: Inside the Process of Deep Feeling Therapy (1996)- Theresa Alexander
I Can't Get Over It: A Handbook for Trauma Survivors (1996)- Aphrodite Matsakis
Love Is Letting Go of Fear (1979)- Gerald Jampolsky
The Man Who Listens to Horses (1997)- Monty Roberts   Click here for excerpt.
The Myth of Sanity: Divided Consciousness & the Promise of Awareness (2001)- Martha Stout
The New Primal Scream: Primal Therapy 20 Years On (2000)- Arthur Janov
Released From Shame (2002)- Sandra D. Wilson
The Scarred Soul (1997)- Tracy Alderman
The Sexual Healing Journey (1992)- Wendy Maltz
Sibling Abuse: Hidden Physical, Emotional & Sexual Trauma (1997)- Vernon Wiehe
Soul Murder (1991)- Leonard Shengold
On the Spring Tide: A Special Kind of Courage (1998)- William Rowan
A Question of Resilience- Emily Bazelon, New York Times Magazine, 4/30/2006 *   Click here for excerpt.
Standing in the Spaces: Essays on Clinical Process, Trauma, and Dissociation (1998)- Bromberg, P. M.
Stress Response Syndromes (1986)- Mardi Jon Horowitz
A Survivor's Guide to Sex (1999)- Staci Haines
Too Scared to Cry (1992)- Lenore Terr
The Trauma Model: A Solution to the Problem of Comorbidity in Psychiatry (2001)- Colin Ross
The Trauma Spectrum (2005)- Robert Scaer
Trauma & Recovery (1997)- Judith Herman ****   Click here for excerpt.
Trauma and Survival: Post Traumatic and Dissociative Disorders in Women (1993)- Elizabeth Waites
Trauma Through a Child's Eyes (2007)- Maggie Kline and Peter A. Levine
Traumatic Stress: The Effects of Overwhelming Experience on Mind, Body and Society (1999)- Bessel Van der Kolk ***
Treating Abused Adolescents (1996)- Eliana Gil
Treating the Adult Survivor of Childhood Sexual Abuse: A Psychoanalytic Perspective (1994)- Davies, J. M. and M. G. Frawley
Unchained Memories: True Stories of Traumatic Memories, Lost & Found (1995)- Lenore Terr **
Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma (1997)- Peter Levine
The Wounded Male (1992)- Steven Farmer
     ** indicates the number of persons recommending this book.
    * Added by Hugh McPherson in the years following the 2005 poll.

Fiction & Autobiography:
Affliction (1990)- Russell Banks
Angela's Ashes (1999)- Frank McCort
A Child Called It (1995)- Dave Pelzer
The Executioner's Song (1979)- Norman Mailer
The Secret Life of Bees (2002)- Sue Monk Kidd**
Shot in the Heart (1995)- Mikeal Gilmore
The Things They Carried (1998)- Tim O'Brien
     ** indicates more than one person recommended this book.

Advances in neuropsychoanalysis, attachment theory, and trauma research- Schore, A. N. (2002). Psychoanalytic Inquiry Vol.22 (3): 433-484
Approaches to the treatment of PTSD- Van der Kolk, B. A., et al. (2002) Simple and Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, M. B. Williams and J. F. Sommer.
From dissociation to negotiation: A relational psychoanalytic perspective on MPD- Schwartz, H. L. (1994). Psychoanalytic Psychology Vol. 11 (2): 189-231
The limits of talk- Mary S. Wylie, Psychotherapy Networker, January 2004**
Mindsight- Mary S. Wylie, Psychotherapy Networker, September 2004
Playing for time: Temporizing techniques in the treatment of MPD- Richard P. Kluft, American Journal of Hypnosis, Vol. 32 (2), October 1989
The problem with pleasure- Janet Migdow, M.A., Journal of Trauma & Dissociation, Vol. 4 (1), 2003.
Restoring complexity to the subjective worlds of profound abuse survivors- Hirschman, L. (1997). Conversations in Self Psychology A. Goldberg.
In terror's grip: Healing the ravages of trauma, Cerebrum, 4, 34-50. NY: The Dana Foundation. See www.traumacenter.org
     ** indicates more than one person recommended this article.

Movies & Videos: Title/Year/Director
Affliction (1997)- Paul Schrader
Antwane Fisher (2002)- Denzel Washington
Brothers (2005) Suzanne Bier*
Buck (2011) Cindy Meehl, Buck Brannaman*
Bullhead (2011) Michael Roskam, Matthaias Schoenaerts*
The Butterfly Effect (2004)- Eric Bress
Cracked Up (2019) Michelle Esrick, Darrell Hammond*
The Celebration (1998) Festen
Deliver Us From Evil (2006)- Amy Berg*
Distant Voices, Still Lives (1988) Terence Davies
Divine Secrets of the Ya, Ya Sisterhood (2002)- Callie Khouri
The Kid (2000) Jon Turteltaub
Legends of the Fall (1994)- Edward Zwick
My Life (1993)- Bruce Joel Rubin
My Life as a Dog (1987) Lasse Halstrom
Ordinary People (1980)- Robert Redford **
Ray (2004)- Taylor Hackford
Red Road (2006) Andrea Arnold *
Scared Silent (2002)- Mike Robe
    * Added by Hugh McPherson in the years following the 2005 poll.
     ** indicates more than one person recommended this movie.

Recommended Reading/Viewing on Spirituality & Psychotherapy (Compiled in 2006)


Anatomy of the Spirit: The Seven Stages of Power & Healing (1997)- Caroline Myss
The Artist’s Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity (2002)- Julia Cameron **
Attachments: Why You Love, Feel & Act the Way You Do (2002)- Tim Clinton & Gary Sibcy
Boundaries (2002)- Henry Cloud & John Townsend
Broken Open: How Difficult Times Can Help Us Grow (2005)- Elizabeth Lesser
Call of Spiritual Emergency: From Personal Crisis to Personal Transformation (1990)- Emma Bragdon
Caring for People God’s Way (2006)- Tim Clinton, Archibald Hart & George Ohlschlager (Eds.)
Closer to the Light: Learning from Near Death Experiences of Children (1991)- Melvin Morse
The Complete Life Encyclopedia (1995)- Frank Minirth, Paul Meier, Stephen Arterburn
Eye of the I: From Which Nothing Is Hidden (2001)- David Hawkins
The Five Love Languages (1992)- Gary Chapman **
Forgiving the Unforgivable (1994)- Beverly Flanigan
The Heart of the Soul: Emotional Awareness (2001)- Gary Zukav & Linda Francis
The Hidden Messages in Water (2005)- Masaru Emoto
Integral Psychology: Consciousness, Spirit, Psychology, Therapy (2000)- Ken Wilber
The Jew in the Lotus: A Poet’s Re-Discovery of Jewish Identity in Buddhist India (1995)- Rodger Kamenetz
Kitchen Table Wisdom: Stories That Heal (1997)- Rachel Naomi Remen
Leaving the Saints: How I Lost the Mormons and Found My Faith (2005)- Martha Beck
The Lies We Tell Ourselves: Overcome Lies and Experience the Spiritual Fulfillment You’ve Been Seeking (1999)- Chris Thurman
Life After Life: The Investigation of a Phenomenon—Survival of Bodily Death (2001)- Raymond Moody
Many Lives, Many Masters: A Psychiatrist, His Young Patient & the Past-Life Therapy That Changed Both (1996)- Brian Weiss
Minding the Body, Mending the Mind (1988)- Joan Borysenko **
Molecules of Emotion: The Science Behind Mind-Body Medicine (1999)- Candace Pert
My Grandfather’s Blessings: Stories of Strength, Refuge & Belonging (2001)- Rachel Naomi Remen **
Not God (1984)- Ernest Kurtz    Click here for excerpt.
Pay Attention, for Goodness’ Sake: Practicing the Perfections of the Heart ((2003)- Sylvia Boorstein
Positive Energy: 10 Prescriptions for Transforming Fatigue, Stress & Fear Into Vibrance, Strength & Love (2004)- Judith Orloff
Power vs. Force: The Hidden Determinants of Human Behavior (2002)- David Hawkins
The Purpose Driven Life: What on Earth Am I Here For? (2002)- Rick Warren, Dandi MacKall, Amy Hilliker
Questions from Earth, Answers from Heaven: A Psychic Intuitive’s Discussion of Life, Death & What Awaits Us (2000)- Char Margolis
Beyond Sacred Therapy: Jewish Spiritual Teachings on Emotional Healing & Inner Wholeness (2005)- Estelle Frankel
Seat of the Soul (1989)- Gary Zukav Second Sight (1997)- Judith Orloff
Shadows of the Sacred: Seeing through Spiritual Illusions (2005)- Frances Vaughn
Spiritual Madness: The Necessity of Meeting God in Darkness (2001)- Caroline Myss
The Stormy Search for the Self: A Guide to Personal Growth through Transformational Crisis (1992)– Christina & Stanislav Grof
There Is Nothing Wrong With You: Going Beyond Self-Hate (2001)- Cheri Huber
Tuesdays With Morrie (1997)- Mitch Albom    Click here for excerpt.
True Believer (2005)– Nicholas Sparks
The Twelve Gifts for Healing (2004)- Charlene Costanzo
The Vedic Texts: A Revision (1999)- S.S. Bahulkar
Wheels of a Soul: Reincarnation & Kabbalah (2005)- Phillip S. Berg
The World’s Religions: Our Great Wisdom Traditions (1991)- Huston Smith
Why People Don’t Heal and How They Can (1998)- Caroline Myss
** indicates the number of persons recommending this book.  


Death Comes for the Archbishop (1927)- Willa Cather*
Illusions: The Adventures of A Reluctant Messiah (1979)- Richard Bach
Joshua (1995)- Joseph Girzone
Les Miserables (1859)- Victor Hugo
One God Clapping: The Spiritual Path of a Zen Rabbi (2001)- Alan Lew & Sherril Jaffe
With Roots in Heaven: One Woman’s Passionate Journey into the Heart of Her Faith (1999)- Tirzah Firestone
Siddhartha (1922)- Hermann Hesse
The Snow Leopard (1978)- Peter Matthiessen*
*Added by Hugh McPherson since the 2006 list.

Movies & Videos
Dead Man Walking (1996)- Tim Robbins
Dersu Uzala (1975)- Akira Kurosawa
Jacob's Ladder (1990)- Adrian Lyne, Tim Robbins
The Shop on Main Street (1965)- Jan Kadar
Waking Life (2001)- Richard Linklater
What the #$*! Do We Know?! (2004)- Betsy Chasse ***
The Mission (1986)- Roland Joffee, Robert DeNiro
* indicates the number of persons recommending this movie.

Recommended Reading/Viewing of Psychoanalytic Thought II (Compiled in 2007)

                    See Psychoanalytic Thought I (Compiled in 1997)

Books :
Attachment, Intimacy, Autonomy. (1996)- Jeremy Holmes    Click here for excerpt.
Bad Feelings: Selected Psychoanalytic Essays (2006)– Roy Schafer
Classics in Psychoanalytic Technique (1990)- Robert Langs, Editor
The Clinical Exchange: Techniques Derived from Self and Motivational Systems (1996)- J. Lichtenberg, F. Lachmann & J. Fosshage
Craft and Spirit: A Guide to the Exploratory Psychotherapies (2005)- Joseph Lichtenberg
The Craft of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy (2005)- Angelica Kaner & Ernst Prelinger
The Dream Frontier (2001)- Mark Blechner
The Feeling Buddha: A Buddhist Psychology of Character, Adversity and Passion (2002)- David Brazier
Heinz Kohut: The Making of a Psychoanalyst (2001)- Charles Strozier   Click here for excerpt.
Going Sane: Maps of Happiness (2005)- Adam Phillips
The Kohut Seminars: On Self Psychology and Psychotherapy with Adolescents and Young Adults (1987)- Miriam Elson, Editor
Long-Term Psychodynamic Psychotherapy: A Basic Text (2004)- Glen Gabbard
A Meeting of Minds: Mutuality in Psychoanalysis (2001)- Lewis Aron    Click here for excerpt
Museums of the Mind: Magritte’s Labyrinth and Other Essays in the Arts (1994)- Ellen Handler Spitz
Practical Psychoanalysis for Therapists and Patients (2006)- Owen Renik
Psychoanalysis or Mind and Meaning (2006)- Charles Brenner
Psychoanalytic Case Formulation (1999)- Nancy McWilliams   Click here for excerpt
Psychoanalytic Theories and Developmental Psychopathology (2003)- Peter Fonagy & Mary Target
Relationality: From Attachment to Intersubjectivity (2000)- Stephen Mitchell   Click here for excerpt
Ritual and Spontaneity in the Psychoanalytic Process (1998)- Irwin Z. Hoffman    Click here for excerpt.
Shadow of the Object: Psychoanalysis of the Unthought Known (1989)- Christopher Bollas
Solitude: A Return to the Self (2005)- Anthony Storr
The Texture of Treatment: On the Matter of Psychoanalytic Technique (2003)- Herbert Schelsinger
The Use of the Self: Countertransference & Communication in the Analytic Situation (1993)- Theodore Jacobs

Arlow, Jacob (1979) “The Genesis of Interpretation” Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, 275:193-206.
Arlow, Jacob (1987) “The Dynamics of Interpretation” Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 56:68-87.
Bird, Brian (1972) “Notes on Transference: Universal Phenomenon and Hardest Part of Analysis” Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, 20: 267-301     Click here for excerpt.
Boris, Harold (1984) “The Problem of Anorexia Nervosa” International Journal of Psychoanalysis, 65:315-22.
Boris, Harold (1984) “On the Treatment of Anorexia Nervosa” International Journal of Psychoanalysis, 65:435-42.
Bromberg, Philip (1994) "'Speak! That I May See You': Some Reflections on Dissociation, Reality and Psychoanalytic Listening" Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 4: 517-547.  Click here for excerpt.
Bromberg, Philip (2001) “Treating Patients with Symptoms and Symptoms With Patience” Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 11:891-912.
Chused, J.F. (1991) “The Evocative Power of Enactments” Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, 39:615-40.   Click here for excerpt.
Ghent, Emmanuel (1990) “Masochism, Submission and Surrender: Masochism As a Perversion of Surrender” Contemporary Psychoanalysis, 26: 108-36.
Lipton, S.D. (1977) “The Advantage of Freud’s Technique As Shown in His Analysis of the Rat Man.” International Journal of Psychoanalysis, 58:255-73.
Loewald, H. (1960) “On the Therapeutic Action of Psychoanalysis” International Journal of Psychoanalysis, 41:16-33.
Merken, Daphne (2010) "My Life in Therapy." New York Times Magazine, 8/8/2010. Click here for the article.
Pensky, Ellen (2002) “Mortal Gifts: An Essay on the Therapist's Mortality” Journal of the American Academy of Psychoanalysis, 30(2), 173-204     Click here for excerpt.
Renik, Owen (1993) “Analytic Interaction” Psychoanalytic Quarterly, LXII, No. 4, pp. 553-571.
Rizzuto, A.B (1991) “Shame in Psychoanalysis: The Function of Unconscious Fantasy” International Journal of Psychoanalysis, 72:297-312.
Sandler, Joseph (1978) “On the Development of Object Relationships and Affects” International Journal of Psychoanalysis, 59:285-296.
Steiner, John (1985) “Turning A Blind Eye: The Cover Up for Oedipus” International Review of Psychoanalysis, 12:161-172.

Movies & Videos:
Artemisia (1998)- Agnes Merlet
Born Rich (2003)– Jamie Johnson
Breathless (1983)- Jim McBride, Richard Gere
Dot the I (2005)- Matthew Parkhill
Ordinary People (1980)– Robert Redford, Donald Sutherland, Mary Tyler Moore, Judd Hirsch
The Prince of Tides (1991)– Barbara Streisand, Nick Nolte
The Piano Teacher (2002)- Michael Haneke, Isabelle Huppert
Special Treatment (2010)- Jeanne Labrune, Isabelle Huppert*
Tikkun (2015) Avishai Sivan*
Under the Sand (2000)– Francois Ozon
    * Added by Hugh McPherson in the years following the 2007 poll.

Recommended Reading on Body/Mind Approaches to Treatment (Compiled in 2008)

Books :
Affective Neuroscience: The Foundations of Human and Animal Emotions (1998) J. Panskepp
Affect Regulation and Repair of the Self (2003) Allan Schore
Crash Course: A Self Healing Guide to Auto Accident Recovery (2001) Diane Poole Heller
At the Will of the Body: Reflections on Illness (2002) Arthur Frank
Becoming Safely Embodied Skills Manual (2007) Dierdre Fay
Bioenergetics ( 1975) Alexander Lowen
The Biology of Belief: Unleashing the Power of Consciousness, Matter and Miracles (2005)- Bruce Lipton
Body, Breath and Consciousness: A Somatics Anthology (2004) Ian McNaughton **
Body Centered Psychotherapy: The Hakomi Method (2007)- Ron Kurtz **
The Body in Recovery (1994) John Conger
Body Process: Working with the Body In Psychotherapy (1987) James Kepner
The Body Remembers, The Psychophysiology of Trauma and Trauma Treatment (2000) Babette Rothschild
The Busy Body: Stress-Free Posture for Modern Life (2002) Penny Ingham and Colin Shelbourne
Change Your Brain, Change your Life: Conquering Anxiety, Depression. Obsessiveness, Anger & Impulsiveness (1998) Daniel Amen ***
Coming To Our Senses (2005) Jon Kabat-Zinn 
The Crazy Makers: How the Food Industry Is Destroying Our Brains & Harming Our Children (2007) Carol Simontacchi
Creative Process Gestalt Psychotherapy (1978)- Joseph Zinker
The Cure Within: A History of Mind-Body Medicine (2007) Anne Harrington
Eastern Body/Western Mind: Psychology & the Chakra System as a Path to the Self (2004) Anodea Judith
The Emotional Brain (1998) Joseph Le Doux
Emotional Healing At Warp Speed: The Poser of EMDR (2001) David Grand
Energy Diagnostic & Treatment Methods (2000) Fred Gallo
Energy Medicine: Balance Your Body’s Energies for Optimum Health, Joy and Vitality (1999) Donna Eden
Energy Psychology in Psychotherapy (2002) Fred Gallo
Energy Tapping (2000) Fred Gallo
Focusing (1978) Eugene Gendlin      Click here for excerpt.
Focusing-Oriented Psychotherapy: A Manual of the Experiential Method (1996) Eugene Gendlin **
Full Catastrophe Living; Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Program (1990) Jon Kabat-Zinn **
Gestalt Therapy- Pearls, Hefferline & Goodman
Gestalt Therapy Verbatim (1969) Fritz Perls **
Getting our Bodies Back, Recovery, Healing and Transformation through Body-Centered Psychotherapy (1996) Christine Caldwell
The Healing Power of Sound Recovery from Life-Threatening Illness Using Sound, Voice & Music (2002) Mitchell Gaynor
Healing Sounds: The Power of Harmonics (2002) Jonathon Goldman
Images of Human Behavior: A Brain SPECT Atlas (2004) Daniel Amen
Job's Body, A Handbook for Bodywork (1987) Deane Juhan
The Language of the Body: Physical Dynamics of Character Structure (2006) Alexander Lowen
The Mindful Brain: Reflection & Atunement in the Cultivation of Well Being (2007) Daniel Siegel
Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy for Depression (2002) Segal, Williams & Teasdale
The Neuroscience of Human Relationships: Attachment and the Developing Social Brain (2006) Louis Coxolino
Psychotherapy in the Spirit of the Tao te Ching (1994) Greg Johanson & Ron Kurtz
Somatics: Reawakening the Mind's Control of Movement, Flexibility and Health (2004) Thomas Hanna
Take Two Apples And Call Me In The Morning: A Practical Guide to Using the Power of Food to Change Your Life (2002)- Judy Stone
Timeless Healing (1996) Herbert Benson
Trauma and the Body: A Sensorimotor Approach to Psychotherapy (2006) Pat Ogden **
The Trauma Spectrum (2005) Robert Scaer
Trauma Through a Child's Eyes (2007) Maggie Kline and Peter Levine
Viberational Medicine (2001) Richard Gerber
Waking the Tiger (1997) Peter Levine ****
The Way to Vibrant Health: A Manual of Bioenergetic Exercises (2003)- Alexander Lowen
The Wholeness Handbook: Care of Body, Mind, and Spirit for Optimal Health (1991)- Elaine Emeth and Janet Greenhut
Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers (1994) Robert Sapolski
Yoga:  The Path to Holistic Health (2001) B.K.S. Iyengar
*** Number of people recommending this book.

Articles :
Baer, R.A., Mindfulness training as a clinical intervention: A conceptual and empirical review. Clinical Psychology: Science & Practice (Summer 2003)
Porges, S.W., (2001) The Polyvagal Theory, International Journal of Psychophysiology, 42(2), 123-146.
Posner,  M.L. et al, (1984) Effects of parietal injury on covert orienting of attention. Journal of Neuroscience, 4, 1863-1864)
Scaer, R.C.,  (2001) The Neurophysiology of Dissociation and Chronic Disease. Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback 26 (1) , 73-91

Recommended Reading/Viewing on Cognitive-Behavioral Approaches to Treatment (Compiled in 2009)

The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook (Fourth Edition, 2005)- Edmund Bourne **
The Anorexia Workbook (2004)- Michelle Heffner & Georg Eifert
The Beck Diet Solution: Train Your Brain to Think Like a Thin Person (2007)- Judith Beck
Body Image: An Eight-Step Program for Learning to Like Your Looks (2008)– Thomas Cash
The C.A.T. Project Workbook for Cognitive Behavioral Treatment of Anxious Adolescents (2002)- Philip Kendall & Kristina Hedtke
Clinical Practice of Cognitive Therapy with Children & Adolescents (2002)- Robert Friedberg & Jessica McClure
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Adult Asperger Syndrome (2007)- Valerie Gaus
Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder (1993)- Marsha Linehan **
Cognitive Therapy: Basics & Beyond (1995)- Judith Beck
Cognitive Therapy of Depression (1987)- Aaron Beck
Cognitive Therapy of Personality Disorders (2007)- Aaron Beck, Arthur Freeman & Denise Davis **
Conscious Eating, Conscious Living: A Practical Guide to Making Peace with Food & Your Body (2001)- Barbara Holtzman
Coping Cat Workbook (2006)- Phillip Kendall
Discover Your Inner Wisdom: Using Intuition, Logic and Common Sense to Make Your Best Choices (2008)- Char Margolis
Don’t Let Your Emotions Run Your Life (2003)- Scott Spradlin
Dying of Embarrassment: Help for Social Anxiety & Phobia (1992)- Barbara Markway, et al.
Family First (2004)- Phillip McGraw
Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy (1980)- David Burns
The Feeling Good Handbook (1990)- David Burns
A Guide to Rational Living (1997)- Albert Ellis
Mind Over Mood: Change How You Feel by Changing the Way You Think (1995)- Dennis Greenberger & Christine Padesky ****
The Mindful Way through Depression: Free Yourself from Chronic Unhappiness (2007)- Mark Williams, Jon Kabat-Zinn, John Teasdale
OCD in Children and Adolescents: A Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment Manual (1998)- John March & Karen Mulle
The OCD Workbook (2005)- Bruce Hyman & Cherry Pedrick
A Practical Guide to Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (2004)- Steven Hayes & Kirk Strosahi (Eds.)
Reinventing Your Life: How to Break Free from Negative Life Patterns and Feel Good Again (1993)- Jeffrey Young & Janet Klosko
The Relaxation & Stress Reduction Workbook (2008)- Martha Davis, Matthew McKay & Elizabeth Eshelman
Schema Therapy: A Practitioner’s Guide (2006)- Jeffrey Young, Janet Klosko & Marjorie Weishaar
Self-Esteem: A Program of Cognitive Techniques for Assessing, Improving and Maintaining Self-Esteem (2000)- Matthew McKay
The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Families (1997)- Stephen Covey & Sandra Merrill Covey
The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change (2000)- Stephen Covey & Sandra Merrill Covey
Skills Training Manual for Treating Borderline Personality Disorder (1993)- Marsha Linehan
Social Cognition (1991)- Susan Fiske & Shelley Taylor
Solo Partner: Repairing Your Relationship on Your Own (2002)- Phil DeLuca
Taking Charge of ADHD: The Complete, Authoritative Guide for Parents. (Revised Edition, 2000)- Russel Barkley
Therapeutic Exercises for Children: Guided Self-Discovery Using Cognitive-Behavioral Techniques (2001)- Robert Friedberg
Who Moved My Cheese? For Teens (2002)- Spencer Johnson
Why Is It Always About You? Seven Deadly Sins of Narcissism (2003)- Sandy Hotchkiss
          ** Number of people recommending this book.

The Limits of Talk- Mary Sykes Wylie, The Psychotherapy Networker, January/February 2004
          (Excerpt available at www.mhweb.org/mustread/articles13.htm#b)

Anger Management (2003)- Peter Segal, Jack Nicholson, Adam Sandler & John Turturro
As Good As It Gets (1997)- James Brooks, Jack Nicholson & Helen Hugn
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) - Michel Gondry, Jim Carey & Kate Winslett
Little Miss Sunshine (2006)- Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris & Alan Arkin
Little Women (1994)- Gillian Armstrong, Susan Sarandon, Winona Ryder & Kirsten Dunst
Memento (2000)- Christopher Nolan, Guy Pearce & Carrie Anne Moss
The Truman Show- (1998)- Peter Weir, Jim Carey & Laura Linney
What’s Love Got to Do With It? (1993)- Brian Gibson, Angela Bassett & Laurence Fisburne

www.shyness.com – An extensive resource index and links page to resources for information, assessment, treatment, etc. of shyness.
www.stopbullyingnow.com – A presentation of practical research-based strategies to reduce bullying in schools.

Recommended Reading/Viewing on Grief, Loss & Bereavement Treatment (Compiled in 2011)

The Anatomy of Hope: How People Prevail in the Face of Illness (2004)- Jerome Groopman
Angel Catcher: A Journal of Loss and Remembrance (2007)- Kathy Eldon & Amy Turteltaub
Being a Widow (1990)- Lynne Caine
Beyond Grief (1989)- Carol Staudacher
The Courage to Grieve (1993)- Judy Tatelbaum
A Decembered Grief: Living with Loss While Others Are Celebrating (2011)- Harold Smith
The Denial of Death (1997)- Ernest Becker    Click here for excerpt.
Don’t Take My Grief Away: What to Do When You Lose a Loved One (1984)- Doug Manning
Empty Arms: Coping After Miscarriage, Stillbirth and Infant Death (2008)- Sherokee Ilse**
Empty Arms: More than 60 Life-Giving Stories of Hope from the Devastation of  Abortion (2005)- Wendy Williams & Ann Caldwell
Ended Beginnings: Healing Childbearing Losses (1984)- Claudia Panuthos, Catherine Romeo & Peggy McMahon
Grief Counseling & Grief Therapy (4th Ed. 2008)- William Worden**
Grief, Dying & Death: Clinical Interventions for Caregivers (1984)– Therese Rando
The Grief Recovery Handbook: The Action Program for Moving Beyond Death, Divorce and Other Losses (1998) John James & Russell Friedman
Grieving Forward: Death Happened, Now What? (2011)- Cindy Clough & Linda Pouliot
The Handbook for Companioning the Mourner: Eleven Essential Principles (2009)- Alan Wolfelt
Healing After Loss: Daily Mediations for Working Through Grief (1994)- Whitmore Hickman
Healing the Bereaved Child: Grief Gardening, Growth Through Grief and Other Touchstones for Caregivers (1996)- Alan Wolfelt
How to Go on Living When Someone You Love Dies (1991)- Therese Rando
I’m Grieving As Fast As I Can: How Young Widows and Widowers Can Cope and Heal (1994)- Linda Feinberg
The Journey Through Grief: Helping Yourself and Your Child When Grief is Shared (2009)- Robert Zucker
Lament for a Son (1987)- Nicholas Wolterstorff
Life after Loss: A Practical Guide to Renewing Your Life after Experiencing Major Loss (2009)- Bob Deits
Living Beyond Loss: Death in the Family (2nd Ed. 2004)- Monica McGoldrick & Froma Walsh
Loss (1980)- John Bowlby
Man's Search for Meaning (1959)- Viktor Frankl
Men and Grief: A Guide for Men Surviving the Death of a Loved One (1991)- Carol Staudacher
Men Don’t Cry, Women Do: Transcending Gender Stereotypes of Grief (1999)- Kenneth Doka & Terry Martin
Motherless Daughters (2006)- Hope Edelman**
Necessary Losses (1998)- Judith Viorst**
Ninety Minutes in Heaven (2004)- Cecil Murphey & Don Piper
Staring At the Sun (2009)- Irwin Yalom
Talking About Death: A Dialogue between Parent and Child (2011)- Earl Grollman
Tear Soup (2005)- Pat Schweibert, Chuck DeKlyen & Taylor Bills
Tender Fingerprints (2002)- Brad Stetson
A Time to Grieve: Mediations for Healing After the Death of a Loved One (1994)- Carol Staudacher
Treatment of Complicated Mourning (1993)- Therese Rando
Tuesdays with Morrie (1999)- Mitch Albom     Click here for excerpt.
Unattended Sorrow: Recovering from Loss and Reviving the Heart (2006)- Stephen Levine
When Bad Things Happen to Good People (2004)- Harold Kushner
When Your Pet Dies: A Guide to Morning, Remembering and Healing (2004) Alan Wolfelt
          ** Number of people recommending this book.

Michigan-Specific FAQs Regarding After Death Care & Disposition- available at www.boomersolutions.org
Mortal Gifts: An Essay on the Therapist's Mortality, Ellen Pinsky, Journal of the American Academy of Psychoanalysis, 30(2), 173-204    Click here for excerpt
Good Grief- Meghan O'Rourke, The New Yorker, 2/1/2010      Click here for excerpt
The Grief Industry- Jerome Groopman. The New Yorker, 1/26/2004     Click here for excerpt
What About Kids– available at www.dougy.org/grief-resources

A Family Undertaking (2003)- Documentary directed by Elizabeth Westrate
The Diving Bell & The Butterfly (2007)- Julian Schnabel, Mathieu Amalric**
Exotica (1994)- Atom Egoyan, Bruce Greenwood, Mia Kirshner
Father of My Children (2009)- Mia Hansen-Love, Louis-Do de Lencquesaing, Chiara Casselli,
I've Loved You So Long (2008) Philippe Claudel, Kristin Scott Thomas
Message in a Bottle (1999)- Luis Mandoki, Kevn Costner, Robin Wright Penn
My Life (1993)- Bruce Joel Rubin, Michael Keaton, Nicole Kidman
Never Let Me Go (2010)- Mark Romanek, Keira Knightley, Charlotte Rampling
Ordinary People (1980)- Robert Redford, Donald Sutherland, Mary Tyler Moore***
Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975)- Peter Weir, Rachel Roberts, Vivean Gray
Rabbit Hole (2010)- John Cameron Mitchell, Nicole Kidman, Aaron Eckhart, Dianne Wiest
The Savages (2007)- Tamara Jenkins, Laura Linney, Philip Seymour Hoffman
The Sweet Hereafter (1997)- Atom Egoyan, Ian Holm, Caerthan Banks
Tree of Life (2011)- Terrance Malick, Brad Pitt, Sean Penn, Jessica Chastain
The Woodmans (2010) C. Scott Willis documentary
** Number of people recommending this film.

Recommended Reading/Viewing on The Treatment of Depression (Compiled in 2012)

Against Depression (2006)– Peter Kramer Click here for excerpt
Cognitive Therapy of Depression (1987)– Aaron Beck
Darkness Visible- William Styron (1990) Click here for excerpt
The Depression Workbook (2002)- Mary Ellen Copeland
Depressive States and Their Treatment (1985)– Vamik Volkan
The Disowned Self (1984)– Nathaniel Branden
Feeling Good (1980)– David Burns
The Feeling Good Handbook (1999)– David Burns
From Sad to Glad (1987)– Nathan Kline
Get It Done When You Are Depressed (2008)– Julie Fast & John Preston
H Is For Hawk (2014)– Helen MacDonald*
Is Your Teen Stressed or Depressed? (2008)– Archibald Hart & Catherine Hart Weber
Listening to Prozac (1993), Peter Kramer Click here for excerpt
The Mindful Way Through Depression: Freeing Yourself from Chronic Unhappiness (2007)– Williams, Segal, Teasdale & Kirbat–Zin
Mind Over Mood: Change How You Feel by Changing the Way You  Think (1995)– Dennis Greenberger & Christine Padesky
A Mood Apart (1997)- Peter Whybrow Click here for excerpt
The Noonday Demon– Andrew Solomon
Overcoming Depression (1997)– Janice Papolos
The Practical Art of Suicide Assessment (1999)- Shawn Christopher Shea Click here for excerpt
Radical Acceptance (2004)– Tara Brach
Psychotherapy of Severe and Mild Depression (1978)- Silvano Arieti & Jules Bemporad  
Undercurrents: A Therapist’s Reckoning with Her Own Depression (1995)- Martha Manning
Understanding Depression: What We Know and What Can Be Done About It (2002)– Redmond DePaulo
Unveiling Depression in Women (2001)– Archibald Hart & Catherine Hart Weber
The Worry Trap: How To Free Yourself from Worry & Anxiety Using Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (2007)– Chad Lejeune
   * Added by Hugh McPherson in the years following the 2012 poll.

Sixteen Pointers To Help a Spouse Live With Mental Illness- Kathy Bayes Click here for excerpt            
The Sleeping Cure- Richard Friedman, The New York Times, 3/12/2017*
Depressed Comedian Hospitalized. Hilarity Ensues- Jennifer Senior, The New York Times, 11/17/2019*
A Brain Implant Fights Depression- Pam Belluck, The New York Times, 10/21/2021*
A How Do You Serve A Friend in Despair?- David Brooks, The New York Times, 2/12/2023*
Ketamine Prescriptions and Abuse, Made Easier by Telemedicine - Chris Hambry, The New York Times, 2/20/2023*
   * Added by Hugh McPherson in the years following the 2012 poll.

Affliction (1997) Paul Schrader, Nick Nolte, Sissy Spacek
The Celebration (1998)- Festen, Ulrich Thomsen
Cracked Up (2018) Darrell Hammond*
Dead Blue: Surviving Depression (1998)- HBO Video
Distant Voices, Still Lives (1989) Terence Davies
Goodby, Solo (2008) Ramin Bahrani
Jeanne Dielman (1975; Belgian) Chantal Akerman
The Hours (2002) Stephen Daldry, Nicole Kidman, Meryl Streep
My Life as a Dog (1984; Danish) Lasse Hallstrom          
Silent Light (2007; Mexican) Carlos Revgadas            
Tikkun (2015) Avishai Sivan*     
   * Added by Hugh McPherson in the years following the 2012 poll.



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