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Books

Eating Disorder Books

  1. “Brave Girl Eating: A Family’s Struggle with Anorexia” by Harriet Brown
  2. “Life Without Ed” by Jenni Schaefer
  3. “Overcoming Binge Eating” by Christopher Fairburn
  4. “Help Your Teenager Beat an Eating Disorder, Second Edition” by Daniel Le Grange and James L. Sherley, MD. Ph.D.
  5. “My Kid Is Back: Empowering Parents to Beat Anorexia Nervosa” by Daniel Le Grange and June Alexander

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Books

  1. “Loving Someone with OCD: Help for You and Your Family” by Karen J. Landsman
  2. “Brain Lock: Free Yourself from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder” by Jeffrey M. Schwartz
  3. “Treating Your OCD with Exposure and Response (Ritual) Prevention Therapy: Workbook” by Edna B. Foa, Elna Yadin, and Tracey K. Lichner

 Body Dysmorphic Disorder Books

  1. “The Broken Mirror: Understanding and Treating Body Dysmorphic Disorder” by Katharine A Phillips
  2. “Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Body Dysmorphic Disorder: A Treatment Manual 1st Edition” by Sabine Wilhelm, Katharine A. Phillips, and Gail Steketee

Social Phobia Books

  1. “The Shyness and Social Anxiety Workbook: Proven, Step-by-Step Techniques for Overcoming Your Fear” by  Martin M. Antony Ph.D., Richard P. Swinson MD

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Books

  1. “Reclaiming Your Life from a Traumatic Experience: A Prolonged Exposure Treatment Program Workbook” by Barbara Rothbaum, Edna B. Foa, and Elizabeth A Hembree

General Books

  1. “Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself” by Kristin Neff
  2. “The Perfectionist’s Handbook: Take Risks, Invite Criticism, and Make the Most of Your Mistakes” by Jeff Szymanski
  3. “The Feeling Good Handbook” by David D. Burns
  4. “Reinventing Your Life: The Breakthrough Program to End Negative Behavior and Feel Great Again” by Jeffrey E. Young, Janet S. Klosko, Aaron T. Beck

Empirical Research Articles

Couturier, J., Isserlin, L., & Lock, J. (2010). Family-Based Treatment for Adolescents With Anorexia Nervosa: A Dissemination Study. Eating Disorders18(3), 199-209. doi:10.1080/10640261003719443

Karbasi, A. L. (2010). Enhanced Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT-E) for Eating Disorders: Case Study of a Client With Anorexia Nervosa. Clinical Case Studies9(3), 225-240. doi:10.1177/1534650110372541

Supplemental Material for The Efficacy of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Eating Disorders: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. (2017). Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology. doi:10.1037/ccp0000245.supp

Zandberg, L., Kaczkurkin, A. N., Mclean, C. P., Rescorla, L., Yadin, E., & Foa, E. B. (2016). Treatment of Adolescent PTSD: The Impact of Prolonged Exposure Versus Client-Centered Therapy on Co-Occurring Emotional and Behavioral Problems. Journal of Traumatic Stress29(6), 507-514. doi:10.1002/jts.22138

Mirrors, memory, and Why Body Checking Doesn’t Work

Mirrors, memory, and Why Body Checking Doesn’t Work

Why is checking the mirror for weight gain inaccurate and unhelpful for people struggling with body image? This can be answered with one word, spiders. Well maybe not spiders exactly, but the research that has been done on people who are fearful of spiders can tell us a lot about what how we see what… […]

Why We Need Continued Conversation About Sexual Misconduct

Why We Need Continued Conversation About Sexual Misconduct

  In lieu of the recent current events regarding the entertainment industry and sexual assault, some of us might be wondering, “Why are we hearing so much about this lately?” or “Why is this a big deal?” Admitting that you are confused about why this is, in fact, a big deal this is not necessarily… […]

Things Are Not Always What They Seem

Things Are Not Always What They Seem

How selective perception and cognitive dissonance attribute to low self-esteem Often when mental health is discussed, the concept of self-esteem is also part of the conversation and for good reason.  The vast majority of articles published on self-esteem argue that high self-esteem is positively correlated with psychological well-being. However, we don’t need a research article… […]

Understanding OCD: The 5 Aspects We Never Talk About

Understanding OCD: The 5 Aspects We Never Talk About

Have you ever experienced thoughts that seem very strange or out of the ordinary? What about thoughts that you know are illogical yet still produce distress when they pop in your mind? Aside from being strange, do these thoughts ever scare you? Do they ever make you wonder if you are a horrible, dangerous person?… […]

Why Perfectionism Is Less Than Perfect

Why Perfectionism Is Less Than Perfect

When does trying to do your best become problematic? Whether we are talking about young students in academics or professionals in burgeoning careers, high achieving people often self-identify as perfectionists. There is a blurry line that separates unhealthy perfectionism from striving for excellence. These are the top 5 ways you can spot unhealthy perfectionism in… […]

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