Select Resources


Quality Sites for Mental Health Information


www.apa.org
       American Psychological Association

www.aacap.org       American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/index.shtml       National Institute of Mental Health

 


 

Autism Spectrum


www.ascendgroup.org      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

www.firstsigns.org      Early Signs of Autism

 


 

ADHD


www.chadd.org     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

www.additudemag.com    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

 


 

Anxiety


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

 


 

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

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.

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

 


 

Marriage


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


 

Divorce


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

 


 

Loss/Bereavement


www.petersplaceonline.org        Peter’s Place (St. David’s, PA)

 


 

Special Education Law


www.elc-pa.org        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

www.wrightslaw.com      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