“The last of the human freedoms is to choose one’s attitudes”
–Victor Frankl


Collaborative Family Separation Professionals

EMDR/Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing

International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation

High Conflict Institute


Brene Brown: The Power of Vulnerability

Brene Brown: Listening to Shame

Jane Fonda: Life’s Third Act

Amy Cuddy: Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are

As the Twig is Bent: Understanding the Health Implications of Early Life Trauma
by Mary Sykes Wylie [PDF]




The Brain That Changes Itself:  Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain Science,  Doidge, N.  (2007)  Penguin Books, New York, NY

A Symphony in the Brain:  The Evolution of the New Brain Wave Biofeedback,  Robbins, J. (2000)  Grove Press, New York, NY

Beyond Anxiety & Phobia:  A Step-by-Step Guide to Lifetime Recovery,  Bourne, E. (2001) New Harbinger Publications, Oakland, CA

The Introvert Advantage:  How to Thrive in an Extrovert World,  Laney, M. (2002): Workman Publishing Company, New York, NY

The Borderline Personality Disorder Survival Guide:  Everything You Need to Know About Living With BPD, Chapman, A. & Kratz, K. (2007) New Harbinger Publications, Oakland, CA

Taking the War Out of Our Words: The Art of Powerful Non-defensive Communication, Sharon Strand Ellison, 2002


Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma: The Innate Capacity to Transform Overwhelming Experiences.  Peter Levine, & Frederick, A. (1997) Berkeley, CA:  North Atlantic Books

Transforming Trauma EMDR: The Revolutionary New Therapy for Freeing the Mind, Clearing the Body, and Opening the Heart,  Parnell, L. (1997) WW. Norton & Company, New York, NY

Getting Past Your Past: Take Control of Your Life with Self-Help Techniques from EMDR Therapy, Frances Shapiro, (2012) Rodale, New York, NY

The Boy Who as Raised as a Dog, Bruce Perry & Mia Szalavitz

Born for Love:  Why Empathy is Essential – and Endangered,
Szalavitz, M. & Perry, B. (2010) HarperCollins Publishers, New York, NY


Parenting from the Inside Out:  How a Deeper Self-Understanding Can Help You Raise Children Who Thrive, Daniel Siegel, & Hartzell, M. (2003) Tarcher/Putnam, New York, NY

The Parent-Child Connection:  A Manual for Effective Family Living,  Miller, A. & Rees, A. (2008)  Canada: LIFE Seminars

Sidestepping the Power Struggle: A Manual for Effective Parenting, Miller, A. & Rees, A. (2007)  Canada: LIFE Seminars


The Assertiveness Workbook:  How to Express Your Ideas and Stand Up for Yourself at Work and in Relationships, Paterson, R. (2000).  New Harbinger Publications, Oakland, CA

When I Say No, I Feel Guilty:  How to Cope-Using the Skills of Systematic Assertive Therapy, Smith, M.  (1975)  The Dial Press, New York, NY

Separation and Divorce

“It’s All YOUR Fault!”: 12 Tips for Managing People Who Blame Others for Everything,  Bill Eddy, (2008) Janis Publications, USA

Making Divorce Easier on Your Child: 50 Effective Ways to Help Children Adjust, Long, N. & Forehand, R. (2002) McGraw Hill, New York, NY

The Truth About Children and Divorce:  Dealing With the Emotions So You and Your Children Can Thrive,  Emery, R.E. (2006) PLUME, New York, NY

BIFF: Quick Responses to High Conflict People: Their Personal Attacks, Hostile Email and Social Media Meltdowns,  Bill Eddy, (2011)  High Conflict Institute Press, Scottsdale, AZ:

Don’t Alienate the Kids!: Raising Resilient Children While Avoiding High Conflict Divorce, BillEddy, (2010): High Conflict Institute Press, Scottsdale, AZ

Mom’s House, Dad’s for Kids:  Feeling at Home in One Home or Two Ricci, I. (2006) Fireside, New York, NY

The Divorce Workbook for Teens:  Activities to Help you Move Beyond the Breakup, Schab, L. (2008) Instant Help Books, Oakland, CA

Dinosaurs Divorce:  A Guide for Changing Families, Krasny Brown, L & Brown, M. (2009) Little, Brown and Company, New York, NY

Two Homes, MacDonald Denton, K. (2003) Candlewick Press, Somerville, MA