Bibliotherapy can be a valuable adjunct to virtually any psychotherapeutic approach. Recommending books that focus on your clients’ core problem issues helps them see that they are not alone in their suffering. It also may help them more rapidly gain insight and a more realistic sense of control regarding their situation. And, by extending the therapeutic process beyond the therapist’s office, bibliotherapy functions as a valuable cost–containment strategy.
But, with thousands of self–help titles to choose from, how do you separate the wheat from the chaff and find the best match between client and book?
Read Two Books and Let’s Talk Next Week provides you with the detailed information you’ll need to confidently navigate the vast, ever–growing sea of self–help literature. Organized by nineteen major presenting problems, it features reviews of more than 300 of the best self–help books published over the past thirty years.
Each summary includes:
- A concise synopsis detailing the book’s main subject area and its author’s approach
- A description of the three major client groups for whom the book is appropriate
- Five main therapeutic insights readers may gain by reading the book
- Complete publishing information to facilitate easy access
Female Sexual Abuse.
Male Sexual Abuse.
ADDICTIONS AND RECOVERY.
Adult Children of Alcoholics.
Books for Children about Alcoholism.
Cocaine and Other Drugs.
Spirituality and Addiction.
Adoption and Reunion.
Books for Children about Adoption.
Placing a Child for Adoption.
Teens and Adoption.
Men and Aging.
Women and Aging.
Books for Children about Anger.
Books for Children about Divorce and Single–Parenting.
Children and Divorce.
Grandparenting and Divorce.
Men and Divorce.
Teens and Divorce.
Women and Divorce.
Anorexia and Bulimia.
GAY, LESBIAN, BISEXUAL, AND TRANSGENDER.
Gay and Lesbian Families.
Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Teens.
Straight Spouses, Gay Partners.
GRIEF AND LOSS.
Books for Children about Grief and Loss.
Catastrophic Loss/Sudden Loss.
Children′s Loss Issues.
Death of a Child.
Death of a Parent.
Death of a Spouse or Partner.
Men and Grieving.
MEDICATIONS AND ALTERNATIVE TREATMENTS.
Prozac and Antidepressant Medications.
Ritalin and Psychiatric Medications for Children.
Children and Depression.
Seasonal Affective Disorder.
ADD/ADHD and Other Behavior Problems.
Raising Children of Color/Multiracial Families.
Stepparenting and Single–Parent Families.
Adult Children and Parent Relationships.
Women and Sexual Dysfunction.
Change in the Workplace.
Creativity and Work.
Leadership in the Workplace.
Women and Work.
About the Authors.