What Your Therapists Are Reading August 2016

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Welcome to August edition of What Your Therapists Are Reading.  In my part of the world, it has been a very hot and dry summer.  If you are experiencing the same, I hope you are staying cool while reading. As always, we have a great list for you.  Mindfulness for kids, intimacy in relationships, trauma, dealing with difficult people at work and compulsive eating are all topics being explored in this months What Your Therapists Are Reading!
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Esther Perel argues that the need for security and passion (including the need for novelty and change) can be difficult for couples to maintain over time. She says it’s important for couples to be intentional in creating enough space and playfulness in one’s relationship to allow for eroticism. You can connect with Jennifer McAdams, Ph.D. (provisionally licensed psychologist) at www.drjennifermcadams.com
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I just started this book but I have heard it is a wonderful resource when working with trauma survivors. I think body work is so important in trauma work so I am looking forward to gaining new insights. You can connect with Elizabeth Cush, MA, LCPC at www.progressioncounseling.com
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This is a classic book for therapists who work with eating disorders. I enjoyed reading this book and adopting Geneen’s mindset of trusting that you will make healthy, smart decisions and that your body knows what is best for you. She gives a lot of different rules to follow, some of which I was familiar with and some new, but I found it to be a great read to work on changing your relationship not only with food, but with yourself. You can connect with Stacey Steinmiller, LCSW at www.ascounseling.com
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by Michael E. Metz, Ph.D and Barry W. McCarthy, Ph.D.
This is a great resource for heterosexual males struggling with PE. This book provides concise steps to overcome PE. It also provides great information on how to talk to your partner about sex and your desires. You can connect with Sarah Watson, LPC & Sex Therapist at www.sarahwatsonlpc.com
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The subtitle at this book is “freeing yourself from emotional traps at work”. And that is exactly what it helps readers do. In my previous work as an internal EAP for Kaiser Permanente, I recommended this book to someone almost every day and also put together a workshop based on the concepts. It gives specific tools for coping with difficult people at work (including bosses). You can connect with Anne Goshen, Ph.D., LCSW at www.annegoshen.com
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I just received this book and immediately read it.  The subtitle is “Simple mindfulness practices to help your child deal with anxiety, improve concentration, and handle difficult emotions”.  Most parents are looking for ways to help their children through their emotions and mindfulness is a great tool in doing that. This book will teach you and your kids ways to practice mindfulness.  It even comes with a CD!  You can connect with Jessica Fowler, LCSW at www.jlfcounselingservices.com
I hope you found something to add to your reading list.  We do this every month and you can catch up on January, February, March, April, May, June, and July.  Lasts years list can be found here.  If you are a therapist and have a book you would like to share, please contact me.
Happy Reading,
Jessica Fowler, LCSW
*Please note that this blog post is for informational and educational purposes only.  If you are in need of assistance please contact a local therapist.

About Jessica Fowler, LCSW

Jessica Fowler is a Licensed Clinical Social Worke in Rochester, NY. She works with families tranistioning to parenthood, specifically perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. In addition she works with those struggling with addiction or co-depedency.

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