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Berry Helpful Things to Know

Berry Helpful Things to Know

Author: Dr. Angela Montfort, PhD, LPC, NCC, CPCS
Publisher: Positive Energy Works
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Cost: $14.99

Brief Description: The book Berry Helpful Things to Know is a great resource to help children, teenagers, and adults looking for easy and fun ways to manage emotions and practice mindfulness. Managing emotions and practicing mindfulness help to better cope with stress. Activities show how to practice these skills using your body, nature, and simple tools.

A Grief Journey

Bruised, But Not Broken: A Grief Journey After Suicide Loss

Author: Irene Rowland, MS, NCC, LPC
Publisher: Kindle Direct Publishing
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Cost: $12.99

Brief Description:  Sometimes we are unexpectedly sideswiped in life and sometimes we see tragedy coming. Bruised, But Not Broken is intended to resonate with those who have lost a loved one to suicide. However, it could also speak to the heart of anyone who has suffered any type of loss. This is an autobiographical story which could give you inspiration and hope, despite whatever your struggles are, and even if grief isn’t part of your particular circumstances.

Its Complicated

Relationship Status (with Life): It's Complicated: How to Counsel Those who Grieve a Suicide Loss

Author: Irene Rowland, MS, NCC, LPC
Publisher: Kindle Direct Publishing
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Cost: $12.99

Brief Description: Do you need to understand how to better help your clients, congregants, patients, or friends when they are suffering through grief, and especially a loss through the tragedy of suicide? Relationship Status (with Life): “It’s Complicated” will become a useful treasure to you as you accompany them on their grief journey. This book is written with true knowledge of the subject matter. Irene Rowland is both a therapist and is a survivor of two significant suicide losses of both her son in 2011 and then her brother in 2013. It is the perfect accompaniment to her first book, Bruised, But Not Broken.

Weekly Wisdom

Weekly Wisdom.. Renew, Restore & Rediscover A Better You... A Self-Help Journal Volume 1

Author: Don E. Miller, LPC CAMF CPCS CGS
Publisher: The E Effect Publishing
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Cost: $15.00 + Shipping and Handling

Brief Description:  . It is a great tool for professional counselors to utilize with their clients as well as for themselves. Weekly wisdom is designed to help an individual to take an introspective view of their life as well as provide support and encouragement. It is also designed to create a better self-image along with empowering an individual to rediscover their hopes and dreams. The journal portion of the book provides a way for individuals  to capture thoughts along with planning goals.

Clinical Guide

A Clinical Guide to Treating Behavioral Addictions

Author: Amanda Giordano, PhD, LPC
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Purchase price: $55
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Brief description: Although behavioral addictions (e.g., internet gaming, sex, food, pornography, gambling, social media, non-suicidal self-injury) are prevalent among clients, many counselors did not receive ample training with regard to treating these addictive behaviors. To meet this need, Dr. Amanda Giordano wrote a comprehensive guide detailing the conceptualization, neuroscience, assessment, diagnostic considerations, and treatment of eleven behavioral addictions. Additionally, there are chapters describing the evolving definition of addiction, the neuroscience of addiction, and advocacy for addicted populations. The book also includes "Voices from the Field" sections in which clinicians who specialize in each behavioral addiction share their experience. Get your copy today!


True Psychology: The Science of Building Psychological Resilience Through Cognitive Reappraisal

Author: Galen Cole, PhD, MPH, LPC, WCP, CPCS
Publisher: Aphalon Firth, Atlanta, GA
Purchase Price: $14.99 softcover

Book is available in hard copy and electronic formats on and other online book retailers.

Brief description: I’ve discovered first-hand through my research and the work I’ve done among various cultures around the globe that there are no short cuts to psychological resilience and happiness. To become resilient in a way that helps you be ok when things in your life are not ok and, to learn to live happily, you must understand and intentionally apply correct principles. This book outlines these principles and describes a number of tools that I’ve used in my clinical practice to help individuals transform their lives in remarkable ways.

precious time

Precious Time: The Psychology of Effective Parenting with Parenting Plans

Author: Galen Cole, PhD, MPH, LPC, WCP, CPCS
Publisher: Balboa Press, an imprint of Hay House, 2014
Purchase Price: $14.95 softcover

Brief description: This book is a "how to" guide for developing, implementing, and evaluating parenting plans tailored to your family structure and needs. The parenting methods presented in this book are not theoretical fun and games. Rather, they are based on what works and what is needed to raise healthy, happy, and responsible children of all ages. Therapist and father of five, Dr. Galen Cole, provides information about how to effectively manage your family and train your children, and the tools to systematically do both. Dr. Cole provides you with: * guidance on how to establish and communicate boundaries * how to contract for desire behaviors * how to motivate your children to do what they say they'll do * how to understand your own family brand * how to evaluate performance * and, when and how to obtain resources (books, training) or call in a consultant (counselor, religious leader, teacher) to provide you with insight into difficult problems.

life script restructuring

Precious Time: The Psychology of Effective Parenting with Parenting Plans

Author: Galen Cole, PhD, MPH, LPC, WCP, CPCS
Publisher: Balboa Press, an imprint of Hay House, 2014
Purchase Price: $12.98 softcover
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Page count: 215

Brief description: Life Script Restructuring will allow you to literally rewire your brain. It will help you leverage the brain’s neuroplasticity to create a more rational, effective life path. Life Script Restructuring works by helping you systematically identify and script what you want in life. It helps you mentally program your scripts using proven self-hypnosis techniques which are outlined in detail in the book. The four-step process of mentally programming your new Life Scripts will subtly and persistently guide both your unconscious and conscious thoughts and actions. You will be able to protect your new scripts and the lifestyle they produce from forces that can cause you to revert back to old, irrational ways of thinking and acting.

conversing with death

Conversing With Death

Author: Kevin Quiles
Publisher: Infinity Publishing, 2013
Number of pages:  138
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Brief Description: Conversing with Death takes a unique approach to a most existential phenomenon. Using practical methods and raw personal experiences, author Kevin Quiles shares how one can begin a new dialogue with the last breath, even if it be some 30 or 40 years from today. Kevin uses his 15 years of observation in hospice with thousands of patients to demonstrate common mental and emotional patterns that occur in end-of-life. By gently learning from those who have passed, we can reduce the potential element of surprise that arises from avoiding any conversation around the inevitable. Moreover, living with a fresh, humble awareness that we will die can lead us to live more intentionally now.

Colts and Filies

Colts and Fillies

Author: Susan B. Jung, M.Ed., Ed.S. and Dixie Cowles, M.Ed.
Publisher: Winning Strides, 2009
Purchase Price: $35.00
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Brief description:Colts and Fillies is an easy-to-use manual for use with young children. Using the EAGALA model, the mental health professional and/or the equine specialist can manage (design) sessions with everything at their fingertips.

galen book

Change You: A Scientific Approach to Recovery from Bad Habits and Addictions

Author: Galen Cole, PhD, LPC, CPCS (LPCA Member)
Purchase Price: $7.92 softcover

Brief Description:  This book provides a step by step approach to overcoming bad habits or addictions. Just as the brain can adapt in unhealthy ways that result in bad habits and addictions, the brain also can readapt to more rational, healthy thought and behavioral patterns that lead to good habits. By using the right kind of cognitive reappraisal and self-directed attention techniques, anyone can permanently replace old habits with new, healthy ones.

fox hollow

Fox Hollow

Author - Jo Ellen Oliver (pen name is Jillian Wright)
Publisher: Authorhouse Publishing Company, 2009
Purchase price-$10.00
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Page Count - 152

Brief description: This fiction book is a mystery-romance staged in the 50’s and 60's in a simpler period of time, but it deals with the serious subject of mental illness.

the man under the bridge

The Man Under the Bridge

Author: Jo Ellen Oliver (pen name is Jillian Wright)
Publisher: Authorhouse Publishing Company, 2009
Purchase price: $10.00
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Page Count: 124

Brief Description: Although fiction, this book is based on interviews with homeless people and is intended to shed some light on their thoughts and feelings.


Living Life Through Words: The Inspirational Writings of Kim McNair

Author: Kim McNair
Publisher: Balboa Press, a division of Hay House, 2011
Purchase Price:$9.95
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Page Count: 92

Brief description: Life is a journey! As a part of this process, journaling has been used as a resource for introspection, as a recording of life events, a means for clarifying thoughts and emotions, and for many other individualized purposes.
Living Life through Words is a collection of inspirational writings derived from select journal entries that are designed to illuminate life experiences. The words offer encouragement, positive affirmation, motivation, and liberation as you travel your personal journey of self-exploration and self-discovery. This book will stimulate conversation that is thought provoking and will lead to personal growth.


Please Share the Door I'm Freezing! Creating Oneness in Marriage

Authors: Donna E. Lane, Ph.D. and W. David Lane, Ph.D.
Publisher: Catawba Publishing, 2009
Purchase Price: $15.99
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Page count: 153

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charm to harm

From Charm to Harm: The Guide to Spotting, Naming, and Stopping Emotional Abuse in Intimate Relationships

Author: Amy Lewis Bear (LPCA Member)
Publisher: Balboa Press, an imprint of Hay House, 2014
Purchase Price: $15.99 softcover
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Page count: 215

Brief description: Emotional abuse happens when one person uses psychological intimidation to gain control over another for personal gain. The aggressor uses both obvious and hidden tactics to manipulate the other’s feelings and behaviors. Abuse occurs when one person is vulnerable to another, such as in families, between friends and work colleagues, and in every other social and cultural environment where people have relationships. Emotional abuse crosses all boundaries of age, gender, race, culture, religion, socioeconomic status, and sexual orientation.


Gold Stone: Phoenix Beginnings

Authors: W. David Lane, Ph.D. and Donna E. Lane, Ph.D.
Publisher: Regeneration Writers Press, 2014
Purchase Price: $14.95
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Page Count: 27

Brief Description: This is a book for children of all ages that is a great resource for grief and trauma.  Adrift in a sea of hopelessness brought about by the annihilation of his family and community at the hand of early discoverers of the "New World," the young Caonaciba faces the decision confronting every victim of trauma: "Do I choose death or life?" The utter simplicity of the story reveals the hand of master storytellers whose gifts for narrative are enhanced by their intricate knowledge of the human psyche and their redeeming outlook on life. Yvonne Gabriel's inviting drawings illustrate the depths of Caonaciba's paralyzing despair, the abiding presence of the guardian dove, and Caonaciba's painful hesitancy on moving forward. The story can be read on many levels. Its simple story line and winsome pictures appeal to children of all ages, while its timeless message of hope and regeneration engages the brokenness descriptive of the human condition.”

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