Select Resources

Quality Sites for Mental Health Information          American Psychological Association: Psychology Help Center            Pennsylvania Psychological Association       American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry       National Institute of Mental Health        Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies         Child Mind Institute



Autism Spectrum      ASCEND—The Asperger Syndrome Alliance for Greater Philadelphia

Parenting your Asperger Child: Individualized Solutions for Teaching Your Child Practical Skills—Alan Sohn, PhD & Cathy Grayson, MA

A parent’s Guide to Asperger Syndrome & High Functioning Autism: How to Meet the Challenges and Help your Child Thrive—Sally Ozonoff, PhD

The Complete Guide to Asperger’s Syndrome—Tony Attwood

TalkAbility: People Skills for Verbal Children on the Autism Spectrum—A Guide for Parents—Fern Sussman      Early Signs of Autism  Center for Autism Research (CAR) at CHOP




ADHD     Children and Adults with Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder

Taking Charge of ADHD: The Complete, Authoritative Guide for Parents—Russell Barkley, PhD

ADD and the College Students: A Guide for High School and College Students with Attention Deficit Disorder—Patricia Quinn, MD

Driven to Distraction: Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder from Childhood through Adulthood—Edward Hallowell, MD & John Ratey, MD

Putting on the Brakes: Understanding and Taking Control of Your ADD or ADHD—Patricia Quinn, MD & Judith Stern, MA    ADD Magazine



Addressing Challenging Behavior

1-2-3 Magic: Effective Discipline for Children—Thomas Phelan, PhD

What to Do When Your Temper Flares: A Kid’s Guide to Overcoming Problems with Anger—Dawn Huebner, PhD

Transforming the Difficult Child: The Nurtured Heart Approach—Howard Glasser, MA & Jennifer Easley, MA

Raising Your Spirited Child: A Guide for Parents Whose Child is More Intense, Sensitive, Perceptive, Persistent, Energetic—Mary Kurcinka, MA

The Explosive Child – Ross Greene, PhD




What to Do When You Worry Too Much: A Kid’s Guide to Overcoming Anxiety—Dawn Huebner, PhD

When Panic Attacks: The New, Drug-Free Anxiety Therapy that can Change Your Lifey—David Burns, MD

Freeing your Child from Anxiety – Tamar Chansky, PhD

The Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Anxiety – Forsyth & Eifert




Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Stop Obsessing: How to Overcome Your Obsessions and Compulsions--Edna Foa, PhD & Reid Wilson, PhD

What to Do When Your Brain gets Stuck: A Kid’s Guide to Overcoming OCD—Dawn Huebner, PhD

Freeing your Child from OCD – Tamar Chansky, PhD

The Boy Who Couldn’t Stop Washing: The Experience & Treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder—Judith Rapoport, MD



Middle School/High School

Growing Up Too Fast: The Rimm report on the Secret World of America’s Middle Schoolers—Sylvia Rimm, PhD

Reviving Ophelia: Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls—Mary Pipher, PhD



Parent-Child Relationship

Parenting by heart: How to be in charge, stay connected, and instill your values, when it feels like you’ve got only 15 minutes a day—Ron Taffel, Ph.D.

How to talk so Kids will Listen & Listen so Kids will Talk—Adele Faber & Elaine Mazlish

Get Out of My Life but First Can You Take Me and Cheryl to the Mall?: A Parent’s Guide to the New teenager—Anthony Wolf, PhD



Sibling Relations

Siblings without Rivalry: How to Help Your Children Live Together So You Can Live Too—Adele Faber & Elaine Mazlis



Child Mood Disorders

Raising a Moody Child: How to Cope with Depression and Bipolar Disorder—Mary Fristad, PhD & Jill Goldberg Arnold, PhD

What to Do When You Grumble Too Much: A Kid’s Guide to Overcoming Negativity—Dawn Huebner, PhD

The Optimistic Child: A Proven Program to Safeguard children Against Depression and Build Lifelong Resilience—Martin Seligman, PhDs



Adult Mood Disorders

Learned optimism: How to Change your Mind and Your Life—Martin Seligman, Ph.D.

The Happiness Trap: How to Stop Struggling and Start Living -- Russ Harris

Feeling Good -- David Burns, MD

Mind Over Mood: Change How You Feel By Changing the Way You Think -- Greenberger & Padesky

Prozac Nation—Elizabeth Wurtzel


Pediatric Psychiatric Medications

Straight Talk about Psychiatric Medications for Kids—Timothy Wilens, MD


Nonverbal Learning Disability

The Source for Nonverbal Learning Disorders—Sue Thompson




The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work: A Practical Guide from the Country’s Foremost Relationship Expert—John Gottman, Ph.D.

Reconcilable Differences -- Christensen, Doss & Jacobsen 



I Don’t Want to Talk about It—Jeanie Ransom & Kathryn Finney



Loss/Bereavement        Peter’s Place (St. David’s, PA)



Special Education Law        Educational Law Center (Philadelphia, PA)

Wrightslaw: IDEA 2004—Peter Wright, Esq. & Pamela Wright

Wrightslaw: From Emotions to Advocacy: The Special Education Survival Guide-- Peter Wright, Esq. & Pamela Wright      Wrights Law Special Education Advocacy Center



The Journey of Therapy

The Road Less Traveled: A New Psychology of Love, Traditional Values and Spiritual Growth—M. Scott Peck, MD