Julie Stroemel, PsyD | Booklist

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Anxiety, Phobia, Social Anxiety

The Worry Workbook: 12 Steps to Anxiety-Free Living by Les Carter, Ph.D. and Frank Minirth, MD

The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook by Edmund Bourne, PhD

Mastery of Your Anxiety and Panic Workbook by David H. Barlow and Michelle G. Craske

Managing Social Anxiety: A Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Approach (Workbook) by Debra Hope, Ph.D., Richard Heimberg, Ph.D., and Cynthia Turk, Ph.D.
 

OCD (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder)

The OCD Workbook, 3rd Edition by Bruce Hyman, Ph.D., and Cherry Pedrick, R.N.
 

Depression

The Freedom from Depression Workbook by Les Carter, Ph.D. and Frank Minirth, M.D. (12-part interactive program that helps identify depression and causes, things that can predispose to depression, dealing with the past and looking to the future, committing to positive attitudes that can bring balance to emotions)

The Depression Solutions Workbook by Jacqueline Corcoran, Ph.D. (A powerful 3-part program for overcoming depression that includes cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing and solution-focused therapy)
 

Self Esteem

The Self-Esteem Workbook by Glenn Schiraldi, Ph.D.

Ten Days to Self-Esteem by David D. Burns, M.D.
 

Managing Strong Emotions

The Stress Response: how dialectical behavior therapy can free you from needless anxiety, worry, anger, and other symptoms of stress by Christy Matta, MA (An easy to read approach to DBT)

The Anger Workbook for Women by Laura J. Petracek, Ph.D. (Review: Great tools for learning to communicate assertively, rather than in a passive or aggressive manner)
 

Worry and Stress

The Battlefield of the Mind by Joyce Meyer

The Battle Belongs to the Lord by Joyce Meyer

The Power of Being Positive by Joyce Meyer

What to Do When You Don’t Know What to Do: Discouragement and Depression-God Will Make a Way by Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend

Be Anxious for Nothing by Joyce Meyer

The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook, 5th Edition by Martha Davis, Ph.D., Elizabeth Robbins Eshelman, MSW, and Matthew McKay, PhD
 

PTSD

The PTSD Workbook by Mary Beth Williams, Ph.D., and Soili Poijula, Ph.D.

The Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Sourcebook by Glen Schiraldi, Ph.D.
 

Trauma and Recovery

Trauma and Recovery by Judith Herman, M.D.
 

Abuse:

Verbal Abuse

The Verbally Abusive Relationship: How to Recognize It and How to Respond by Patricia Evans

Domestic Violence

A Biblical Perspective of What to do When Your Are Abused by Your Husband by Debi Pryde and Robert Needham (can be purchased on the Publisher’s Website; Iron Sharpeneth Iron Publications)

Why Does He Do That? Inside the Minds of Angry and Controlling Men by Lundy Bancroft   (Review: not a faith-based book, but an essential tool to understanding the dangerous dynamic of domestic violence in order for survivors to be better prepared, better able to recognize the pattern, and better able to maintain safety; given PG-13 rating for content, subject matter, language in quotations from actual perpetrators)

Women, Abuse, and the Bible: How Scripture Can Be Used to Hurt or Heal by Catherine Clark Kroeger and James R. Beck, editors

Getting Free by Ginny NiCarthy, M.S.W.
 

Communication

The Anger Workbook for Women by Laura J. Petracek, Ph.D. (Review: Great tools for learning to communicate assertively, rather than in a passive or aggressive manner)

Boundaries by Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend

Speaking the Truth in Love: How to be an Assertive Christian by Ruth Kock, M.A., NCC, and Kenneth Haugk, Ph.D.

Don’t Sing Songs to a Heavy Heart: How to Relate to Those Who Are Suffering, by Kenneth Haugk, Ph.D.
 

Parenting

Answering the 8 Cries of the Spirited Child by David and Claudia Arp (Recommended read)

Raising Kids Who Turn out Right by Tim Kimmel (Christian Perspective Using Positive Parenting)

Raising Your Spirited Child by Mary Sheedy Kurcinka (Paperback and workbook)

“You Can’t Make Me” Strategies for bringing out the best in your strong-willed child by Cynthia Ulrich Tobias

Raising a Responsible Child by Dr. Don Dinkmeyer and Dr. Gary McKay

You Hold the Keys to Your Child’s Character by Lynda Hunter, Ed.D. (Praying for your child’s Christian Growth)

The Explosive Child by Ross W. Greene, Ph.D. (A new approach for Understanding and Parenting Easily Frustrated, Chronically Inflexible Children)

Preparing for Adolescence by Focus on the Family (The book is for Parents and the workbook is for your pre-teen; you can learn together about God’s design for your pre-teen as they are growing into adulthood, and what to expect as their bodies, emotions, and ways of thinking develop)
 

S.T.E.P. Approach To Positive Parenting: Systematic Training for Effective Parenting

The Parent’s Handbook by Don Dinkmeyer, Sr., Gary McKay, and Don Dinkmeyer, Jr.

Parenting Teenagers by Don Dinkmeyer, Sr., Gary McKay, Joyce McKay, and Don Dinkmeyer, Jr.
 

Balance

Book: Safe People: How to Find Relationships That Are Good For You, and Avoid Those That Aren’t by Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend (Review: Read Section 3 FIRST, to discover what is healthy, and then go back and read over sections 1 and 2. Take your time here, as there may be a lot to process).

Work Book: Safe People: How to Find Relationships That Are Good For You, and Avoid Those That Aren’t by Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend (Review: Read Section 3 FIRST, to discover what is healthy, and then go back and read over sections 1 and 2. Take your time here, as there may be a lot to process).

Necessary Endings: The Employees, Businesses, and Relationships That All of Us Have to Give Up in Order to Move Forward   by Dr. Henry Cloud

The Anger Workbook for Women by Laura J. Petracek, Ph.D. (Review: Great tools for learning to communicate assertively, rather than in a passive or aggressive manner)

Boundaries by Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend

Speaking the Truth in Love: How to be an Assertive Christian by Ruth Kock, M.A., NCC, and Kenneth Haugk, Ph.D.

Don’t Sing Songs to a Heavy Heart: How to Relate to Those Who Are Suffering, by Kenneth Haugk, Ph.D.
 

Life’s Challenges and Trials

Secrets of the Vine by Bruce Wilkinson (why do difficult things happen)

The Promise of Hope: Coping When Life Caves In by William M. Kinnaird

The Problem of Pain by C.S. Lewis (why do difficult things happen)

The Battlefield of the Mind by Joyce Meyer (dealing with worry)

The Battle Belongs to the Lord by Joyce Meyer (leaning on the Lord)

Am I Not Still God? By Kathy Troccoli

Just Enough Light for the Step I’m On by Stormie O’Martian (prayer)

Life’s Healing Choices by John Baker

Now What Do I Do? The Surprising Solution When Things Go Wrong by Dr. John Townsend
 

Codependency and Adult Children of Alcoholics]

Life Skills for Adult Children by Janet Geringer Woititz, Ed.D. and Alan Garner, M.A.

An Adult Child’s Guide to What’s Normal by John Friel, Ph.D., and Linda Friel, M.A

The Self-Sabotage Syndrome: Adult Children in the Workplace by Janet Gerenger Woititz, Ed.D.
 

Grief and Loss

Good Grief by Granger E Westberg (booklet; www.augsburgfortress.org)

How to Go On Living When Someone You Love Dies  by Therese A. Rando, Ph.D. (Recommended)

Healing Takes Time by Dr. David P. Gallagher

Lessons in care-giving for the dying: more than a parting prayer by William Griffith, Chaplain for Hospice

Don’t Sing Songs to a Heavy Heart: How to Relate to Those Who Are Suffering, by Kenneth Haugk, Ph.D.
 

Deepening your walk with the Lord

The Purpose Driven Life by Bruce Wilkinson

Real Life Discipleship by Jim Putman (Review: This addresses the stages of spiritual growth and maturity and puts it all in perspective regarding what life is really all about).

How People Grow: What the Bible Reveals about Personal Growth by Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend

Integrity: The courage to meet the demands of reality by Dr. Henry Cloud (Review: while this was partly written for those in the business world, there are many pearls of wisdom to be gained from reading this book).

Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis

So What’s the Difference? To Make a Difference, Know the Difference by Fritz Ridenour

The Cost of Discipleship by Deitrich Bonhoeffer

Out Live Your Life by Max Lucado
 

Stewardship and Material Things

The Rewards of Simplicity by Pam and Chuck Pierce

Finding Contentment by Neil Clark Warren

In Search of Balance: Keys to a Stable Life by Richard Swenson, M.D.
 

ADHD Resources

CHADD: Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder      Website:   https://www.chadd.org/   (Recommended)

Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD), is a national non-profit, tax-exempt (Section 501(c)(3)) organization providing education, advocacy and support for individuals with ADHD. In addition to our informative website, CHADD also publishes a variety of printed materials to keep members and professionals current on research advances, medications, and treatments affecting individuals with ADHD. These materials include Attention magazine and a free electronically mailed informational newsletter, as well as other publications of specific interest to educators, professionals, adults with ADHD, and parents. – See more at: https://www.chadd.org/#sthash.k5Sbxut6.dpuf

More Attention, Less Deficit (Strategies for Adults with ADHD) by Ari Tuckman, Ph.D.   (Recommended)

The ADHD Workbook by Ari Tuckman, Ph.D.
 

Dyslexia Resources

Link for the International Dyslexia Association: Washington Branch http://www.wabida.org/index (Recommended)
 

Auditory Learning Disabilities

Don’t You Get It? Living with Auditory Learning Disabilities by Harvey Eddell, Jay R. Lucker, Ed.D., CCC-A/SLP, FAAA; and Loraine Alderman, Psy.D.
 

Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

The Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Workbook by Douglas Mason, Psy.D.

The Brain Injury Workbook: Exercises for Cognitive Rehabilitation by  Trevor Powell and Kit Malia

Coping with Chronic Conditions

Living a Healthy Life With Chronic Conditions; 4th Edition: Self-Management of Heart Disease, Arthritis, Diabetes, Depression, Asthma, Bronchitis, Emphysema & Other Physical & Mental Health Conditions. by Kate Lorig RN DrPH, Halsted Holman MD, David Sobel MD MPH, Diana Laurent MPH, Virginia González MPH, and Marian Minor RPT PhD. Bull Publishing, 2012.
 

Cancer Diagnosis and Survivorship

Livestrong Guidebook: order online at http://store.livestrong.org/gbj001.html (The LIVESTRONG Guidebook can help cancer patients and their loved ones navigate the health care system and deal with challenges and changes that may occur at the time of diagnosis, during treatment and after treatment is done.This free two-volume set contains important information, organizational tools and a journal to address physical, emotional and practical needs during each phase of the cancer journey. Only shipping charges apply).

Everyone’s Guide to Cancer Survivorship: A Roadmap to Better Health by Ernst Rosenbaum, M.D., David Spiegel, M.D., Patricia Fobair, LCSW, MPH, and Holly Gautier, RN
 

Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia and Chronic Myofascial Pain: A Survival Manual by Devin   Starlanyl and Mary Ellen Copeland, M.S., M.A.
 

For Caregivers of Those with Memory Loss:

Website for the Alzheimer’s Association: http://www.alz.org/index.asp

With a 24-Hour Helpline, Safety Tips, Latest Information for Treatment, Caregiving, and Resources by Zip Code

The 36-Hour Day: A Family Guide to Caring for People Who Have Alzheimer Disease, Related Dementias, and Memory Loss by Nancy L. Mace and Peter V. Rabins

Lessons in Care-giving for the dying: more than a parting prayer by William Griffith, Chaplain for Hospice