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Invaluable resources to help teach and guide you on your journey of understanding

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Recommended Readings

Beck, Aaron T., 1991. “Cognitive Therapy and the Emotional Disorders”. New Edition. London: Penguin Books.

Beck, Aaron T., Arthur Freeman, and Denise D. David. 2006. “Cognitive Therapy of Personality Disorders”, 2nd Edition. New York: Guilford Press.

Beck, Judith S. 2005., “Cognitive Therapy For Challenging Problems: What To Do When the Basics Don’t Work”. New York: Guilford Press.

Behary, Wendy T., 2006. “The Art Of Empathic Confrontation: Working With The Narcissistic Client”. Psychotherapy Networker, March-April, pp75-81.

Bennett-Goleman, Tara., 2001. “Emotional Alchemy: How The Mind Can Heal The Heart”. New York: Three Rivers Press.

Brown, Nina W., 2001. “Children of The Self-Absorbed: A Grown-Up’s Guide To Getting Over Narcissistic Parents”. Oakland, California: New Harbinger Publications.

Campbell, W. Keith, and Miller, Joshua D., “The Handbook of Narcissism and Narcissistic Personality Disorder: Theoretical Approaches, Empirical Findings, and Treatments”, Wiley Publications (2011).

Campbell, W. Keith, and Twenge, Jean M., “The Narcissism Epidemic…Living in the Age of Entitlement”, Atria Books (2010).

Farrell, Joan M., and Shaw, Ida A., 2012, “Group Schema Therapy for Borderline Personality Disorder: A Step-by-Step Treatment Manual with Patient Workbook”. Wiley-Blackwell.

Farrell, Joan, Reiss, Neele, Shaw, Ida A., 2014, “The Schema Therapy Clinician’s Guide: A Complete Resource for Building and Delivering Individual, Group and Integrated Schema Mode Treatment Programs”. Wiley Blackwell.

Farrell, Joan, and Shaw, Ida, 2018. Experiencing Schema Therapy from the Inside Out: A Self-Practice/Self-Reflection Workbook for Therapists (Self-Practice/Self-Reflection Guides for Psychotherapists) Workbook Edition; The Guilford Press.

Fortgang, Laura Berman., 2004. “Now What? 90 Days to a New Life Direction”. New York: Jeremy P. Tarcher.

Giesen-Bloo, Josephine, Richard van Dyck, Philip Spinhoven, Willem van Tilburg, Carmen Dirksen, Thea van Asselt, Ismay Kremers, Marjon Nadort, and Arnoud Arntz, “Outpatient Psychotherapy for Borderline Personality Disorder: a randomized trial of Schema focused therapy versus Transference focused therapy”. Archives of General Psychiatry, Vol. 63, No. 6, pp. 649-658.

Goleman, Daniel., 1997. “Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ”. New York: Bantam Books.

Goleman, Daniel., 2006 “Social Intelligence: The New Science of Human Relationships”. New York: Bantam

Gottman, John, and Nan Silver., 2004. “The Seven Principles For Making Marriage Work”. New Edition. New York: Orion.

Gottman, John M., 2001. “The Relationship Cure: A 5 Step Guide to Strengthening Your Marriage, Family and Friendships”. New York: Three Rivers Press.

Hotchkiss, Sandy., 2003. “Why Is It Always About You? The Seven Deadly Sins of Narcissism”. Reprint Edition. New York: Free Press.

Malkin, Craig., 2016. “Rethinking Narcissism: The Secret to Recognizing and Coping with Narcissists”, Harper Perennial; Reprint edition (July 5, 2016).

O’Donohue, John., 2000. “Eternal Echoes: Celtic Reflections on Our Yearning to Belong”. New York: Harper Perennial.

Ogrodniczuk, John S., “Understanding and Treating Pathological Narcissism”, APA (2012).

Siegel, Daniel J. “The Mindful Brain: Reflection and Attunement In The Culivation of Well-Being”. New York: W.W. Norton.

Siegel, Daniel J., and Mary Hartzell, 2004. “Parenting From The Inside Out”. Reprint Edition. New York: Jeremy P. Tarcher.

Siegel, Daniel J., 2001. “The Developing Mind: How Relationships and the Brain Interact to Shape Who We Are”. New York: Guilford.

Skeen, Michelle, 2011. “The Critical Partner: How to End the Cycle of Criticism and Get the Love You Want”. California: New Harbinger Publications.

Skeen, Michelle, 2014. “Love Me, Don’t Leave Me: Overcoming Fear of Abandonment and Building Lasting, Loving, Relationships”, New Harbinger Publications.

Solomon, Marion., 1992. “Narcissism and Intimacy: Love and Marriage in an Age of Confusion”. Reprint Edition. New York: W.W. Norton

Stiffelman, Susan, 2012. Parenting Without Power Struggles: Raising Joyful, Resilient Kids While Staying Cool, Calm, and Connected; Atria Books.

Stiffelman, Susan, 2015. Parenting with Presence: Practices for Raising Conscious, Confident, Caring Kids (An Eckhart Tolle Edition); New World Library.

van Vreeswijk, Michiel, Broersen, Jenny, Nadort, Marjon, “The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Schema Therapy: Theory, Research and Practice”, Wiley-Blackwell (2012).

Young, Jeffrey E., Janet S. Klosko, and Marjorie E. Weishaar. 2006. “Schema Therapy: A Practitioner’s Guide”. New York: Guilford Press.

Young Jeffrey E., 1999. “Cognitive Therapy For Personality Disorders: A Schema-Focused Approach”. 3rd Edition. Sarasota, Florida: Professional Resource Press.

Young, Jeffrey E., and Janet Klosko. 1994. “Reinventing Your Life: The Breakthrough Program To End Negative Behavior…and Feel Great Again”. Reprint Edition. New York: Plume.

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