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Resources

Adults

General

Forgiveness: A Bold Choice for a Peaceful Heart by Robin Casarjian
Toxic Parents: Overcoming Their Hurtful Legacy and Reclaiming Your Life by Susan Forward and Craig Buck
People Skills: How to Assert Yourself, Listen to Others, and Resolve Conflicts by Robert Bolton
Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol S. Dweck
Emotional Intelligence: 10th Anniversary Edition; Why It Can Matter More Than IQ by Daniel Goleman
Dealing with People You Can’t Stand: How to Bring Out the Best in People at Their Worst by Dr. Rick Brinkman and Dr. Rick Kirschner
Mindfulness: An Eight-Week Plan for Finding Peace in a Frantic World by Mark Williams, Danny Penman and Jon Kabat-Zinn
Mindfulness in Plain English: 20th Anniversary Edition by Bhante Henepola Gunaratana
The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion

Stress and Anxiety

When Perfect Isn’t Good Enough: Strategies for Coping with Perfectionism by Martin Antony PhD and Richard Swinson MD FRCPC FRCP
A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook by Bob Stahl PhD, Elisha Goldstein PhD, Saki Santorelli EdD MA and Jon Kabat-Zinn PhD
The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook by Edmund J. Bourne
The Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Anxiety: A Guide to Breaking Free from Anxiety, Phobias, and Worry Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy by John P. Forsyth and Georg H. Eifert

Mood

Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy by David D. Burns
Mind Over Mood: Change How You Feel by Changing the Way You Think by Dennis Greenberger and Christine Padesky
An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness by Kay Redfield Jamison

Couples

After the Affair: Healing the Pain and Rebuilding Trust When a Partner Has Been Unfaithful by Janis Abrahms Spring, Ph.D.
Too Good to Leave, Too Bad to Stay: A Step-by-Step Guide to Help You Decide Whether to Stay In or Get Out of Your Relationship by Mira Kirshenbaum
The Relationship Cure: A 5 Step Guide to Strengthening Your Marriage, Family, and Friendships by John Gottman
Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work by John Gottman
Why Marriages Succeed or Fail: And How You Can Make Yours Last by John Gottman
The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts by Gary D. Chapman
Fighting for Your Marriage: A Deluxe Revised Edition of the Classic Best-seller for Enhancing Marriage and Preventing Divorce by Howard J. Markman, Scott M. Stanley and Susan L. Blumberg

Divorce and Stepfamilies

Stepfamily Realities: How to Overcome Difficulties and Have a Happy Family by Margret Newman
Divorce Poison New and Updated Edition: How to Protect Your Family from Bad-mouthing and Brainwashing by Richard Ades Warshak
Joint Custody with a Jerk: Raising a Child with an Uncooperative Ex- A Hands-on, Practical Guide to Communicating with a Difficult Ex-Spouse by Julie Ross and Judy Corcoran
Helping Your Kids Cope with Divorce the Sandcastles Way by M. Gary Neuman and Patricia Romanowski
Divorce & New Beginnings: A Complete Guide to Recovery, Solo Parenting, Co-Parenting, and Stepfamilies by Genevieve Clapp
Divorce Casualties, Second Edition: Understanding Parental Alienation by Douglas Darnall

ADHD

Taking Charge of Adult ADHD by Russell A. Barkley
ADD and the College Student: A Guide for High School and College Students with Attention Deficit Disorder by Patricia O. Quinn

Elderly

The Nine Myths of Aging: Maximizing the Quality of Later Life by Douglas H. Powell
Why Life Speeds Up As You Get Older: How Memory Shapes our Past by Douwe Draaisma, Arnold Pomerans and Erica Pomerans

Children and Adolescents

General

Odd Girl Out, Revised and Updated: The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls by Rachel Simmons
Straight Talk about Psychiatric Medications for Kids, Third Edition by Timothy E. Wilens
Organizing from the Inside Out for Teenagers: The Foolproof System for Organizing Your Room, Your Time, and Your Life by Julie Morgenstern and Jessi Morgenstern-Colón

Parenting

1-2-3 Magic: Effective Discipline for Children 2-12 by Thomas W. Phelan
Surviving Your Adolescents: How to Manage-and Let Go of-Your 13-18 Year Olds by Thomas W. Phelan
Little People: Guidelines for Common Sense Child Rearing by Edward R. Christophersen and David Graves
Kids Can Cooperate: A Practical Guide to Teaching Problem Solving by Elizabeth Crary
Understanding the Defiant Child by Russell A. Barkley
Your Defiant Child: Eight Steps To Better Behavior by Russell A. Barkley and Christine M. Benton
Solve Your Child’s Sleep Problems: New, Revised, and Expanded Edition by Richard Ferber
Parenting Your Out-of-Control Teenager: 7 Steps to Reestablish Authority and Reclaim Love by Scott P. Sells
Parenting From the Inside Out by Daniel Siegel and Mary Hartzell
Get Out of My Life, but First Could You Drive Me & Cheryl to the Mall: A Parent’s Guide to the New Teenager, Revised and Updated by Anthony E. Wolf
Raising Resilient Children : Fostering Strength, Hope, and Optimism in Your Child by Robert Brooks and Sam Goldstein
The Explosive Child: A New Approach for Understanding and Parenting Easily Frustrated, Chronically Inflexible Children by Ross W. Greene
Girls Will Be Girls: Raising Confident and Courageous Daughters by Joann Deak
Queen Bees and Wannabes: Helping Your Daughter Survive Cliques, Gossip, Boyfriends, and the New Realities of Girl World by Rosalind Wiseman
Raising Cain: Protecting the Emotional Life of Boys by Dan Kindlon and Michael Thompson

Stress and Anxiety

Freeing Your Child from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: A Powerful, Practical Program for Parents of Children and Adolescents by Tamar Ellsas
Your Anxious Child: How Parents and Teachers Can Relieve Anxiety in Children by John S. Dacey and Lisa B. Fiore
Helping Your Anxious Child: A Step-by-Step Guide for Parents by Ronald Rapee PhD, Ann Wignall D Psych, Susan Spence PhD and Heidi Lyneham PhD
A Boy and a Bear: The Children’s Relaxation Book by Lori Lite
What to Do When Your Brain Gets Stuck: A Kid’s Guide to Overcoming OCD (What-to-Do Guides for Kids) by Dawn Huebner and Bonnie Matthews
What to Do When You Worry Too Much: A Kid’s Guide to Overcoming Anxiety (What to Do Guides for Kids) by Dawn Huebner and Bonnie Matthews
Help for Hair Pullers: Understanding and Coping with Trichotillomania by Nancy Keuthen

Mood

Raising a Moody Child: How to Cope with Depression and Bipolar Disorder by Mary A. Fristad and Jill S. Goldberg Arnold
Lonely, Sad and Angry: How to Help Your Unhappy Child by Barbara D. Ingersoll PhD and Sam Goldstein
The Bipolar Child: The Definitive and Reassuring Guide to Childhood’s Most Misunderstood Disorder, Third Edition by Demitri Papolos
Beating Depression: Teens Find Light at the End of the Tunnel (Scholastic Choices) by Faye Zucker and Joan E. Huebl

ADHD

Putting on the Brakes: Young People’s Guide to Understanding Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder by Patricia O. Quinn and Judith M. Stern
Taking Charge of ADHD: The Complete, Authoritative Guide for Parents (Revised Edition) by Russell A. Barkley PhD ABPP ABCN

Social Skills

Teaching Your Child the Language of Social Success by Marshall P. Duke, Elisabeth A. Martin and Stephen Nowicki Jr.
Helping the Child Who Doesn’t Fit in by Stephen Nowicki and Marshall P. Duke
Skillstreaming the Elementary School Child: New Strategies and Perspectives for Teaching Prosocial Skills by Ellen McGinnis and Arnold P. Goldstein
Skillstreaming the Adolescent: New Strategies and Perspectives for Teaching Prosocial Skills by Arnold P. Goldstein and Ellen McGinnis

Asperger’s and Autism

The Complete Guide to Asperger’s Syndrome by Tony Attwood
Asperger’s Syndrome: A Guide for Parents and Professionals by Tony Attwood and Lorna Wing
Eating an Artichoke: A Mother’s Perspective on Asperger Syndrome by Echo R. Fling
Thinking in Pictures, Expanded Edition: My Life with Autism (Vintage) by Temple Grandin

Education

Homework Without Tears by Lee Canter
Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think About Colleges by Loren Pope
Looking Beyond the Ivy League: Finding the College That’s Right for You by Loren Pope
College Admission: From Application to Acceptance, Step by Step by Robin Mamlet and Christine VanDeVelde
On Writing the College Application Essay: The Key to Acceptance and the College of your Choice by Harry Bauld
The Organized Student: Teaching Children the Skills for Success in School and Beyond by Donna Goldberg and Jennifer Zwiebel

Websites

General

www.apa.org – Website of the American Psychological Association offers tips on a variety of subjects such as anxiety, sexual abuse, and workplace issues
www.drdansiegel.com – Offers information pertaining to mindfulness and the latest science as it emerges in the field of interpersonal neurobiology
www.meetup.com/cities/us/co/fort_collins – Provides a list and descriptions of various organizations and groups in and around the Fort Collins area. Great for singles looking to meet other people.
www.eventful.com/fortcollins/events/categories/singles_social – Provides a list and description of various nightlife and singles events in Fort Collins
www.volunteermatch.org – Website dedicated to providing a list of opportunities for adults and youth to volunteer locally

Mood

www.bipolarchild.com – Resources and information for parents with a child who is suspected of having bipolar disorder.
www.authentichappiness.com -Homepage of Dr. Martin Seligman, Director of the Positive Psychology Center at the University of Pennsylvania and founder of positive psychology, a branch of psychology which focuses on the empirical study of such things as positive emotions, strengths-based character, and healthy institutions.

Parenting

www.difficult.net – Webpage of by Dr. Scott Sells, author of Parenting Your Out of Control Teenager, serves to provide parents with a step-by-step approach to parenting their teen that can easily be applied.

Anxiety

www.freedomfromfear.org – Website contains valuable information based on research findings on anxiety and depressive illnesses and the treatments that work.
www.ocfoundation.org – This site of the International OCD Foundation provides information and resources related to Obsesive-Compulsive Disorder in children and adults
www.selectivemutism.org – Part of the Childhood Anxiety Network, this site is dedicated to providing information, resources and support to those impacted by a child with the anxiety disorder known as Selective Mutism
www.childanxiety.net – This site is designed to provide thorough, user-friendly information about child anxiety. It is also designed to provide direction for those who are not sure where to turn when they think their child or a child they know may need professional help to cope with anxiety.

Couples

www.gottman.com – Website of the Gottman Relationship Institute provides information on how to participate in a couples group which emphasizes the techniques and strategies espoused by John Gottman.

ADHD/Learning Disabilities

www.ldanatl.org – Homepage of the Learning Disabilities Association of America, this site provides support to people with learning disabilities, their parents, teachers and other professionals by providing the cutting edge information on learning disabilities, practical solutions, and a comprehensive network of resources.
www.inerdys.org – Homepage of the International Dyslexia Association which is dedicated to helping individuals with dyslexia, their families and the communities that support them.
www.CHADD.org – Homepage of the nation’s leading non-profit organization serving individuals with ADHD and their families, this provides education, advocacy and support for individuals with ADHD and their families.
www.addwarehouse.com – site of the world’s largest collection of ADHD-related books, videos, training programs, games, professional texts and assessment products

Asperger’s

www.tonyattwood.org – This site is a guide for parents, professionals and people with Asperger’s Syndrome and their partners. Here you will find issues related to Asperger’s Syndrome, resources, resources papers authored by Tony Attwood, and related topics.

Education

www.kitzkikz.com/flashcards – A fun and free site that allows you to make your own flash cards and study aids. You can then print them or use them online.

Apps

Moodkit-Apps: Journaling, tracking moods, and coping tools

T2 MoodTracker: Allows you to maintain a record of your moods and a tool to help you share information with your psychotherapist and/or health care provider

Brain Trainer: Engaging games to help maintain your mental edge

Simply Being: Meditation Assistant

PTSD Coach: Released by The Dept of Veteran Affairs, this app can help you learn about and manage symptoms that commonly occur after trauma.

iCBT: Helps to manage stress and anxieties. This is a personal-use tool for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy that is always with you when you need it.