Recommended Readings for Clients

Ables, Billie S. (1987). For Couples Only. Atlanta: Humanics New Age.

Babits, Marty. (2009). The Power of the Middle Ground: A Couple’s Guide to Renewing your Relationship.  Amherst, NY: Prometheus Publishing Co.

Bradshaw, John (1996). Bradshaw On: The Family. Deerfield Beach: Health Communications.

Brans, Jo. (1987). Mother, I Have Something to Tell You: Understanding Your Child’s Chosen Lifestyle. Garden City: Doubleday & Co.

Carter, Betty and Peters, Joan. (1996). Love, Honor and Negotiate. New York: Pocket Books.

Coleman, Paul. (2002). How to Say It for Couples: Communicating with Tenderness, Openness and Honesty. Paramus: Prentice Hall.

Feinberg, Leslie. (1996). Transgender Warriors: Making History From Joan of Arc to Dennis Rodman. Boston: Beacon Press.

Gottman, John & Jean DeClaire, Joan (2001). The Relationship Cure : A 5-Step Guide to Strengthening Your Marriage, Family, and Friendships. New York: Three Rivers/Crown/Random House.

Hendrix, Harville (1988). Getting the Love You Want : A Guide for Couples. New York: Henry Holt.

Jacobs, John (2004). All You Need is Love and Other Lies About Marriage. New York: Harper Collins.

Lasky, Ella. (1985). Psychotherapists’ Ambivalence about Fees.  In Lynn Bravo Rosewater, Ph.D. and Lenore E. Walker, Ed.D. (Editors), Handbook of Feminist Therapy.  New York: Springer Publishing.

Lasky, Ella. (1984). Psychoanalysts’ and Psychotherapists’ conflicts about setting fees.  Psychoanalytic Psychology. p. 289-300.

Lerner, Harriet (1985). The Dance of Connection: How to Talk to Someone When You’re Mad, Hurt, Scared, Frustrated, Insulted, Betrayed, or Desperate. New York: Harper Collins.

Love, Patricia & Robinson, Jo (1995). Hot Monogamy: Essential Steps to More Passionate, Intimate Lovemaking. New York: Penguin Putnam.

Markman, Howard (1994). Fighting for Your Marriage: Positive Steps for Preventing Divorce and Preserving a Lasting Love. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Real, Terrence (2002). How Can I Get Through to You?: Closing the Intimacy Gap Between Men and Women. New York: Simon & Schuster.

Spring, Janis A. (1996). After the Affair: Healing the Pain and Rebuilding Trust When a Partner Has Been Unfaithful. New York: Harper Collins.

Stone, D. et al (1999). Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most. New York: Penguin.

Stone, Elizabeth. (1988). Black Sheep and Kissing Cousins: How Our Family Stories Shape Us. New York: Penguin.

Wachtel, Ellen (1999). We Love Each Other, But : Simple Secrets to Strengthen Your Relationship and Make Love Last. New York: St. Martin’s Press.

Whitaker, Carl A., & Napier, Augustus Y. (1978). The Family Crucible: One Family’s Therapy – An Experience That Illuminates All Our Lives. New York. Bantam Books.

Wolf, Anthony. (1991). Get Out of My Life But First Could You Drive Me and Cheryl to the Mall? New York: Farrar Straus.


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