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The Kenneth J. Shouldice Library has a subscription to Films On-Demand, an online collection of over 6,000 videos. It is free to view these films by following the link "Films On-Demand" located near the bottom of the library website:


Adult Children of Abusive Parents: A Healing Program for Those Who Have Been Physically, Sexually, or Emotionally Abused

Steven Farmer, M.A., M.F.C.C.

Copyright: 1989

“For anyone who grew up in an abusive environment, this book offers hope, healing, and a chance to recover the self lost in childhood.”

After Silence: Rape and My Journey Back

Nancy Enable Raine

Copyright: 1998



“There are few published first-person accounts of the experience of being sexually pillaged and its aftermath. After Silence is one of the first, and I would wager, it is always going to be one of the best.”  New York Times Book Review

Animated Minds

Copyright: 2009



Micro documentaries include schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, agoraphobia and panic attacks, obsessive-compulsive disorder, eating disorders, Asperger's syndrome, and self-harm.

The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook

Edmund Bourne, Ph.D.

Copyright: 2010

“The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook has already helped over one million readers make a full and lasting recovery from generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety, specific phobias, panic attacks, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and other anxiety-related issues. Packed with the most effective skills for assessing and treating anxiety, this workbook can be used alone or as a supplement to therapy to help you develop a full arsenal of skills for quieting worried thoughts and putting yourself back in control.”

Arriving at Your Own Door: 108 Lessons in Mindfulness

Jon Kabat-Zinn

Copyright: 2007

“Mindfulness is an adventure in healing and transformation. It involves holding experience in awareness through tenderly attending to whatever arises, and living life as if it really mattered, even when you feel momentarily discouraged, overwhelmed, or frightened. It can be actively practiced by opening to the present moment as it is rather than as you want it to be. This is not an easy practice, but you can manage it for a moment or two, and even more so when it can be sustained.”

Atypical. Life with Asperger's in 20 1/3 Chapters

Jesse A. Saperstein

Copyright: 2010

"Please be forewarned that you are about to read the observations and life lessons of someone who entertains himself by farting in public and conversing in gibberish with his cats."

Thus begins the charming, insightful, and memorable story of Jesse Saperstein. Diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome, a mild form of autism, Jesse has struggled since childhood with many of the hallmark challenges of his condition-from social awkwardness and self-doubt to extreme difficulty with change and managing his emotions.

Be Different: Adventures of A Free-Range Aspergian

Jesse A. Saperstein

Copyright: 2011

“For anyone who has difficulty fitting in, this book is fantastic"

In each story, the author offers practical advice - for Aspergians and indeed for anyone who feels "different" - on how to improve the weak communication and social skills that keep so many people from taking full advantage of their often remarkable gifts.

Believing in Myself: Self Esteem Daily Meditations

Larsen and Hegarty

Copyright: 1991

“A solid sense of self-worth is the single most important factor in determining our happiness in life and our success in work and relationships. With it, virtually all things are possible. Without it, even victories can feel like defeats. That’s why raising low self-esteem is an essential part of the healing process for those who are recovering from addictions and dependencies – and for anyone who still feels the pain of childhood wounds or other hurts.

This enlightening book presents a meditation for every day of the year, complete with an inspirational quote and a thought-for-the-day.”

The Body Image Workbook

Thomas F. Cash

Copyright: 2008

"The Body Image Workbook offers a clear road map to understanding body image problems and relieving them" Linda Wells - editor-in-chief Allure magazine

As you complete the help sheets in this book, you'll learn to celebrate your body instead of feeling ashamed of it. This new edition includes discussions of our obsession with physical appearance with body-fixing options. It helps you discover your personal body image strengths and vulnerabilities and then guides you in creating new, life-changing experiences of mindfulness and body acceptance. After completing this eight-step program, you'll look at yourself in a whole new light - seeing the beauty of the real you.

The Breakup Workbook: A Common Sense Guide to Getting Over Your Ex

Melysha Acharya

Copyright: 2009

“The Breakup Workbook is built upon the premise that only time can heal your heart – and it’s what you do in that time that will cause you to emerge from your breakup a BITTER person or a BETTER person. As such, The Breakup Workbook will help you put all the new alone-time you’re stuck with to good use: you’ll complete exercises that’ll show you why your ex wasn’t as great as you thought and you’ll learn how to confront him in a constructive manner, how to increase your self-esteem, and to lose the bitterness and how to choose a better mate in the future.”

A Bright Red Scream

Marilee Strong

Copyright: 1998

Meet Daphne, age sixteen. There are times when she hurts so bad, "too deep for tears", that she must shed her won blood to "let out some of the hurt". There's Annie, a woman who stopped injuring herself years ago but admit that she would cut again because she loves her scars too much, loves the control they give her over her own body. And Lukas, a forty-three-year old lawyer, describes the powerful, soothing rush he gets from self-induced wounds: "The feeling I get when the blood comes out is better than anything: It's better than drinking, it's better than any drug I've ever taken, it's better than sex." Why do some people inflict pain on themselves? At least two million Americans, and millions more worldwide, are cutters - notably, the late Princess Diana. Yet, the reasons behind the need to self mutilate are profoundly complex and largely misunderstood. Marilee Strong shatters the stereotypes and dispels the myths surrounding the phenomenon of self-mutilation and gets to the heart of the matter by way of her subjects

Codependent No More

Melody Beattie

Copyright: 1992

Melody Beattie's compassionate and insightful look into codependency - the concept of losing oneself in the name of helping another - has struck a universal chord among those struggling with a loved one's self-destructive behavior. Codependent No More has helped millions of readers understand that they are powerless to change anyone but themselves.

Codependent No More - Workbook

Melody Beattie

Copyright: 1992

Melody Beattie's compassionate and insightful look into codependency - the concept of losing oneself in the name of helping another - has struck a universal chord among those struggling with a loved one's self-destructive behavior. Codependent No More has helped millions of readers understand that they are powerless to change anyone but themselves. The workbook helps with topics such as setting and enforcing healthy limits, learning empowering ways to give and nurture, experiencing genuine love and forgiveness, and letting go and detaching from others' harmful behaviors.

Complete Guide to Asperger's Syndrome, The

Tony Atwood

Copyright: 2007

“An encyclopedia on Asperger's syndrome, written in an easy to read, non-technical language.

The Complete Guide to Asperger's Syndrome is the definitive handbook for anyone affected by Asperger's syndrome (AS). It brings together a wealth of information on all aspects the syndrome for children through to adults. Drawing on case studies and personal accounts from Attwood's extensive clinical experience, and from his correspondence with individuals with AS, this book is both authoritative and extremely accessible. Essential reading for families and individuals affected by AS as well as teachers, professionals, and employers coming in contact with people with AS, this book should be on the bookshelf of anyone who needs to know or is interested in this complex condition."

Complete Idiot's Guide to Overcoming Procrastination, The

Michelle Tullier, Ph.D.

Copyright: 2000

You're no idiot, of course. You know your life would be easier to handle and a lot more pleasant if you just stopped putting off till next month what you should have done last week. But when it comes to actually facing procrastination head on and doing something about it...well, there's always tomorrow. Don't crash on the couch and flip on the TV again! The Complete Idiot's Guide to Overcoming Procrastination is a fun, easy-to-follow guide to reorganizing your life to get things done before they become a problem! In this guide you get constructive techniques for "unlearning" unproductive work patterns, tips on zooming in on the aspects of your personality that contribute to your procrastination, a step-by-step guide to overhauling your daily schedule into a "get it done" work plan, and lastly, a take-no-prisoners game plan for eliminating clutter from your life!

A Couple’s Guide to Communication

Gottman, Notarius, Gonso, & Markman

Copyright: 1976

“The skills presented here are based, in part, on a series of studies on how distressed and non distressed couples differ when solving problems. We have not completed twelve studies with 250 couples.

A Couple’s Guide to Communication is an interim product of this research. It differs from other books currently available in several ways. First, it is not based on our idealized conceptions of a good marriage, but on our studies of how intact, mutually satisfied marriages function in problem-solving situations. Second, it is written for you, the couple, and not for the professional. Third, it is concrete and specific. Instead of telling you to ‘communicate better’ or to ‘try harder,’ we give you specific skills to improve communication. Fourth, these skills are based on our ‘task analysis’ of what non distressed couples do to solve their problems. We’ve invented devises that we think make the job easier, and that should make success more likely.”

Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook: Practical DBT Exercises for Learning Mindfulness, Interpersonal Effectiveness, Emotion Regulation, & Distress Tolerance

McKay, Wood, and Brantley

Copyright: 2007

“First developed for treating borderline personality disorder, dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) has proven effective as treatment for a range of other mental health problems, especially those characterized by overwhelming emotions. Research shows that DBT can improve your ability to handle distress without losing control and acting destructively. In order to make use of these techniques, you need to build skills in four key areas – distress tolerance, mindfulness, emotional regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness.”

Disorganized Mind, The. Coaching Your ADHD Brain to Take Control of Your Time, Tasks, & Talents

Nancy A. Ratey

Copyright: 2008

"Nancy Ratey, the queen-maven of coaching, has written a masterful and practical guide to the world of promoting peak performance and peace of mind through the power of coaching. The Disorganized Mind will make all who read it more successful, less stressed, and happier in their pursuit of their goals. This book is a total winner!"

Each Day a New Beginning: Daily Meditations for Women

Karen Casey

Copyright 1991

“Each day holds its promise, and life’s journey begins anew. Let this book be your companion, lightening your burdens and heightening your joys with its daily offering of the gentle warmth and wise counsel of women traveling the same long and winding road.

These meditations, one for each day of the year, speak to the common experiences, shared struggles, and unique strengths of women, especially those seeing support and spiritual growth in recovery.”

The Food & Feelings Workbook

Karen R. Koenig, LCSW, M.Ed.

Copyright 2007

Success in overcoming eating problems depends on learning to effectively and appropriately handle emotions, specifically: guilt, shame, helplessness, anxiety, disappointment, confusion, and loneliness. Writing from a foundation of cognitive-behavioral therapy, Koenig interweaves lighthearted discussion with mindful, reflective exercises to show readers how to identify, experience, and learn from feelings instead of burying them in food-related behaviors.

Grief's Courageous Journey: A Workbook

Sandi Caplan & Gordon Lang

Copyright 1995

Grieving the loss of a loved one is an intensely personal process. This workbook takes the hand of those who are left behind and guides them, at their own pace, along the path of their own healing journey.

How to Break Your Addiction to a Person

Howard M Halpern, PH.D.

Copyright: 1982

“Are you unable to leave a love relationship even though it gives you more pain than joy? Your judgment and self-respect tell you to end it, but still, to your dismay, you hand on. You are addicted – to a person. Now there is an insightful, step-by-step guide to breaking that addiction – and surviving the split. Drawing on dozens of provocative case histories, psychotherapist Howard Helpern explains to you:

  • Why you can get addicted to a person
  • Why and how you may try to deceive yourself (“He really loves me, he just doesn’t know how to show it.”)
  • How you can recognize the symptoms of a bad relationship
  • How to deal with the power moves and guilt trips your partner uses to hold you
  • Why strong feelings of jealousy do not mean you are “in love”
  • How to get through the agonizing breakup period – without going back
  • How not to get caught in such a painful relationship again

I Never Called It Rape: The Ms. Report on Recognizing, Fighting and Surviving Date and Acquaintance Rape

Robin Warshaw

Copyright: 1994

“The nationwide survey funded by the National Institute for Mental Health has revealed these unsettling facts:

  • 25 percent of women in college have been the victims of rape or attempted rape
  • 84 percent of these victims were acquainted with their assailants
  • Only 5 percent reported their rapes to the police
  • Only 27 percent of women identified themselves as rape victims
  • One in every 12 men admits to committing acts that meet legal definitions of rape

Author Robin Warshaw combines survey results and scholarly perspectives with vivid first-person accounts to explain what date rape is, how it happens, and what we can do about it. She fully explores the magnitude of the problem, the attitudes of men who rape women they know, and the devastating aftereffects, and looks at programs for change and healing.”

Intuitive Eating - A Revolutionary Program That Works

Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch

Copyright: 2003

"Make peace with food. Free yourself from chronic dieting forever. Get the natural weight that fits you."

We've all been there - angry with ourselves for overeating, for our lack of willpower, for failing at yet another diet that was supposed to be the last one. But the problem is not you. It's that dieting, with its emphasis on rules and regulations, has stopped you from listening to your body. Written by two prominent nutritionists, Intuitive Eating focuses on nurturing your body rather than starving it, encourages natural weight loss, and helps you find the weight you were meant to be.


  • How to reject the diet mentality forever
  • How our three Eating Personalities define our eating difficulties
  • How to honor hunger and feel fullness

Learning Outside the Lines

Mooney and Cole

Copyright: 2000

"Two Ivy League Students with learning disabilities and ADHD give you the tools for academic success and educational revolution."


Pollan, Stephen M., Levine, Mark

Copyright: 1996, 1999, 2004

"What to say to get what you what in life's toughest situations. Communicating bad news, dealing with problem people, mending damaged relationships, negotiating your wants and needs, standing up for yourself."

Living with a Black Dog: His Name is Depression


Copyright: 2006

“Ever since Winston Churchill popularized the term Black Dog to describe the hellish bouts of depression he experienced much of his life, it has become the shorthand for the condition suffered by millions of people from all walks of life. There are many different breeds of Black Dog, and he is an equal-opportunity mongrel.

Matthew Johnstone’s illuminating, moving, and ultimately uplifting book provides insights into what it is like to live with a Black Dog and the strength and support that can be found within and around us to tame it. A Black Dog can be a persistent, debilitating beast, but bringing him out into the open is the first step toward recovery. Stunningly illustrated and deeply inspiring, this book is a must-have for anyone who has ever lived with a Black Dog or knows someone who has.”

Look Me in the Eye: My Life with Asperger's

John Elder Robinson

Copyright: 2008

"As sweet and funny and sad and true and heartfelt a memoir as one could find."

Ever since he was young, John Robison longed to connect with other people, but by the time he was a teenager, his odd habits - an inclination to blurt out non sequiturs, avoid eye contact, dismantle radios. and dig five-foot holes had earned him the label "social deviant." It was not until he was forty that he was diagnosed with a form of autism called Asperger's syndrome. That understanding transformed the way he saw himself - and the world. A born storyteller, Robinson has written a moving, darkly funny memoir about a life that has taken him from developing exploding guitars for KISS to building a family of his own. It's a strange, sly, indelible account - sometimes alien yet always deeply human.

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook, A

Stahl and Goldstein

Copyright: 2010

“Stress and pain are nearly unavoidable in our daily lives; they are a part of the human condition. This stress can often leave us feeling irritable, tense, overwhelmed, and burned-out. The key to maintaining balance is responding to stress not with frustration and self-criticism, but with mindful, non judgmental awareness of our bodies and mind. Impossible? Actually, it’s easier than it seems.”

Mindfulness in Plain English

Bhante Gunaratana

Copyright: 2011

"A classic - one of the very best English sources for authoritative explanations of mindfulness"

With over a quarter of a million copies sold, Mindfulness in Plain English is one of the most influential books in the burgeoning field of mindfulness and a timeless classic introduction to meditation. This is a book that people read, love and share - a book that people talk about, write about, reflect on, and return to over and over again."

Mind Over Mood Change How You Feel by Changing the Way You Think

Dennis Greenberger and Christine A. Padesky

Copyright: 1995

Cited as "the most influential cognitive-behavioral therapy publication" by the British Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Psychotherapies and included in the UK National Health Service Bibliotherapy Program.

Night Light: A Book of Nighttime Meditations

Amey E. Dean


“This meditation classic gives us a serene, reassuring thought as we end our day and face the night – or as we face a dark moment in the course of our day. Night Light’s quotations, reflections, and simple prayers ease the loneliness, fear, and anxiety that can burden our nights so we can wake up and meet each new day refreshed and inspired.

In this insightful collection, quotations from Alice Walker, Will Rogers, Gertrude Stein, Carlos Castaneda, George Eliot, Dorothy Parker, and many others introduce thoughtful meditations on balance, self-esteem, relationships, independence, and more. These wise reflections provide enduring reassurance and strength for every day and night of the year.”

No Time to Say Goodbye: Surviving the Suicide of a Loved One

Carla Fine

Copyright: 1997

“With this book, Carla Fine brings suicide survival from the darkness into the light, speaking frankly and with compassion about the overwhelming feelings of confusion, guilt, shame, anger and loneliness that are shared by all survivors. Drawing on her own experience and the experiences of many other survivors with whom she has spoken, as well as on the knowledge of counselors and mental health professionals, she offers a strong helping hand and invaluable guidance through the various stages of the survival process.”

Now Habit, The

Neil Fiore, Ph.D.

Copyright: 1989

The best selling classic on overcoming procrastination. The Now Habit is a comprehensive plan to conquer the causes of procrastination and eliminate its effects. His techniques will help any busy person get more things done more quickly, without the anxiety and stress brought on by failure to meet the workplace's pressing deadlines.

100 Interactive Activities for Mental Health and Substance Abuse Recovery

Carol Butler, MS Ed, RN, C

Copyright: 2001

“‘Give a man a fish and you feel him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.’

This Chinese proverb applies to psycho educational group leaders who adapt dynamic ideas to a lifetime of topics, and to group members who ‘fish’: think, feel, read, write, draw, dramatize, debate, play games, coach and counsel each other about Anger Management, Assertion, Cognitive Changes, Coping, Esteem, Insight, Inspiration, Mental Health, Problem Solving, Relationships, Self-Development, Self Help, Sobriety, and Stress Management. Facilitators and participants develop self-sufficient survival skills.”

Peace of Mind: Daily Meditations for Easing Stress

Amy Dean

Copyright: 1995

“Stressful thoughts and feelings – tension, anger, frustration, negativity, or fear – can threaten to overwhelm you when you face demands at work, deal with emotional situations at home, or struggle with a relationship. Peace of Mind is designed to put you in touch with the calm, positive person inside you who can respond effectively to stress. Every day the readings, reflections, and relaxation exercises gently guide you to healthy ways to handle the pressures in your life. In just a few minutes your body can begin to unwind, feeling stronger and steadier. Your mind will let go of worries, gaining clarity and control. The 365 soothing, supportive meditations are a gift you can give yourself – the precious gift of inner peace.”

Procrastination Workbook, The

William Knaus, Ed.D.

Copyright: 2002

The Procrastination Workbook is based on more than thirty years of clinical experience and research and it distills the essence of the best insights and most effective techniques to help you identify the root causes of your procrastination and find workable solutions for overcoming them.

The PTSD Workbook: Simple, Effective Techniques for Overcoming Traumatic Stress Symptoms

Williams and Poijula

Copyright: 2002

“In the PTSD Workbook, two psychologists and trauma experts gather together techniques and interventions used by PTSD experts from around the world to offer trauma survivors the most effective tools available to conquer their most distressing trauma-related symptoms. Readers learn how to determine the type of trauma they experienced, identify their symptoms, and learn the most effective strategies they can use to overcome them.”

The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook

Davis, Eshelman, and McKay

Copyright: 2008

“The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook broke new ground when it was first published in 1980, detailing easy, step-by-step techniques for calming the body and mind in an increasingly overstimulated world. Now in its sixth edition, this workbook, highly regarded by therapists and their clients, remains the ‘go-to’ source for stress reduction strategies that can be incorporated into even the busiest lives.”

The Shyness Workbook: 30 Days to Dealing Effectively with Shyness

Bernardo J. Carducci

Copyright: 2005

“This workbook is the best available way for shy people, and their friends and family, to cope effectively with the various challenges that shyness creates in their lives. Dr. Carducci applies the many years of his personal experience, research, and treatment of shyness to a 30-day program that is informative, inspirational, and accessible for all who want to understand and modify their shyness.”

Silent Grief: Living in the Wake of Suicide

Lukas and Seiden

Copyright: 2007

“Silent Grief is a book for and about ‘suicide survivors’ – those who have been left behind by the suicide of a friend or loved one.

Christopher Lukas is a suicide survivor himself – several members of his family have taken their own lives – and the book draws on his experiences, as well as those of numerous other suicide survivors. These personal testimonies are combined with the professional expertise of Dr. Henry M. Seiden, a psychologist and psychoanalytic psychotherapist.

The authors present information on common experiences of bereavement, grief reactions and various ways of coping. Their message is that it is important to share one’s experience of ‘survival’ with others, and they encourage survivors to overcome the perceived stigma or shame associated with suicide and to seek support from self-help groups, psychotherapy, family therapy, or a friend or family member who will listen.”

Stop Walking on Eggshells, 2nd ed.: Taking Your Life Back When Someone You Care About Has Borderline Personality Disorder

Mason & Kreger

Copyright: 2010

“Do you feel manipulated, controlled, or lied to? Are you the focus of intense, violent, and irrational rages? Do you feel you are ‘walking on eggshells’ to avoid the next confrontation? If the answer is ‘yes,’ someone you care about may have borderline personality disorder (BPD). Stop Walking on Eggshells has already helped nearly half a million people with friend and family members suffering from BPD understand this destructive disorder, set boundaries, and help their loved ones stop relying on dangerous BPD behaviors. This fully revised edition has been updated with the very latest BPD research and includes coping and communication skills you can use to stabilize your relationship with a BPD sufferer in your life.”

Stopping the Pain, A Workbook for Teens Who Self Injure

Lawrence E. Shapiro, Ph.D.

Copyright: 2008

If you are cutting or hurting yourself, you are not alone. Thousands of teens across the country think that hurting themselves is the only way they can feel better, even though they continue to feel alone and out of control. The exercises in Stopping the Pain will help you explore why you self-injure and give you lots of ideas how you can stop. The book will help you learn new skills for dealing with issues in your life, reduce your stress, and reach out to others when you need to. Work through the book, or just check out the sections that speak to you the most. This is your own personal and private road map to regaining control of your life.Strategies for Managing Stress After War: Veteran's Workbook and Guide to Wellness

Whealin, DeCarvalho, and Vega

Copyright: 2008

“Strategies for Managing Stress After War: Veteran’s Workbook and Guide to Wellness outlines clear and straightforward strategies for tackling problems such as:

  • Learning healthy coping skills
  • Dealing with sleep problems
  • Managing stress, anger, and depression
  • Reintegrating with society and transitionally back into civilian life
  • Resolving relationship difficulties

Written in an accessible, easy-to-understand style certain to appeal to a wide range of individuals, this essential workbook and its companion clinician’s manual were developed and refined by the authors to help veterans returning from conflicts and provide education and intervention for those who are experiencing war-related stress.”

Students with Asperger Syndrome: A Guide for College Personnel

Copyright 2009

Wolf, Lorraine E. Ph.D., Brown, Thierfeld Jane Ph.D., G. Bork, Ruth Kukiela, M.Ed.

"Getting admitted to college is often the easy part for students with autism spectrum disorders. Surviving and succeeding can be quite another, as these students transition into a system that is often unprepared to receive them. Accommodating students whose disabilities very likely fall in social and self-regulatory areas is a particular challenge for disability services providers who are not used to reaching out into so many areas of student life. Based on the authors’ extensive experience, this comprehensive book offers disability services professionals practical strategies for accommodating and supporting students in all phases of college life and beyond. Major chapters address legal issues and academic accommodations; co-curricular needs and accommodations; housing and resident life; faculty issues; other partners on campus such as business affairs, academic affairs, campus police and public safety; employment issues; working with parents, and more. Checklists, forms and other tools help guide and structure the combined efforts to help students succeed."

The Substance Abuse & Recovery Workbook

Leutenberg and Liptak

Copyright: 2008

“This book has been designed as a practical tool for helping professionals, such as therapists, counselors, psychologists, teachers, and group leaders. Depending on the role of the professional using The Substance Abuse & Recovery Workbook and the specific client or group’s needs, these sections (Assessment Instruments, Activity Handouts, Reflective Questions for Journaling, and Educational Handouts) can be used individually, combined or as part of an integrated curriculum, for a more comprehensive approach.”

Surviving Childhood Sexual Abuse

Ainscough & Toon

Copyright: 2000

“Dealing with sexual abuse at any stage in life creates enormous emotional and physical challenges. This book reaches out to women and men who were sexually abused as children, with information about the problems it can cause and how survivors can deal with those problems and break free from the past.”

Surviving Childhood Sexual Abuse Workbook

Ainscough & Toon

Copyright: 2000

“This workbook guides male and female survivors through a series of exercise, charts and checklists aimed at recognizing, understanding and working on the problems resulting from childhood sexual abuse.”

There's a Hole in My Sidewalk

Nelson, Portia

Copyright: 2012

Classic, well-loved guide to life is warm, wise, and funny. Portia Nelson's book and her poem "Autobiography in Five Short Chapters" have been embraced by individuals, therapy groups, and self-help programs around the world.

Thoughts & Feelings: Taking Control of Your Moods and Your Life (Workbook)

McKay, Davis, and Fanning

Copyright: 2007

“A lot of self-help books focus on a single topic – a problem, disorder, or life-change goal – and offer strategies you can use to make progress on whatever that topic might be. If you’re depressed, you get a book on depression. Afraid of heights? There’s a book just for you. But the fact is that real human problems rarely boil down to a single issue: Few of us are ever just depression, just anxious, or just prone to problem anger. It’s far more likely that we want to shake the blues and stop worrying about the bills and learn how to address problems without losing our tempers, and…the list goes on.

Fortunately, Thoughts & Feelings takes a broader approach, one that is comprehensive, flexible, and relevant to the real problems we struggle with every day. This revision of a best-selling classic adapts the powerful techniques of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) into a set of tools you can use, not to solve just a single problem, but to overcome most of the emotional and behavioral challenges that life throws your way. Use the techniques in this workbook to work for lasting, positive change in every aspect of your life.”

Touchstones: A Book of Daily Meditations for Men


Copyright: 1991

“’One cannot always be a hero, but one can always be a man,’ Johann Wolfgang von Geothe tells us, but sometimes simply being a man can be a mighty struggle. Take heart from this companionable book of daily meditations, a year’s worth of friendly words to cheer you on your way.”

Toxic Parents: Overcoming Their Hurtful Legacy and Reclaiming Your Life

Susan Forward, Ph.D.

Copyright: 1989


“In this remarkable self-help guide, Susan Forward, Ph.D., draws on case histories and real-life voices of adult children of toxic parents to help you free yourself from the frustrating patterns of your relationship with your parents – and discover a new world of self-confidence, inner strength, and emotional independence.”

Twelve Stupid Things that Mess Up Recovery: Avoiding Relapse through Self-Awareness and Right Action

Allen Berger, Ph.D.

Copyright: 2008

“To grow in recovery, we must grow up emotionally. This means getting honest with ourselves and facing up to the self-defeating thoughts and actions that put our sobriety at risk. Although there are as many ways to mess up recovery as there are alcoholics and addicts, some general themes exist, which include:

  • Confusing self-concern with selfishness
  • Not making amends
  • Using the program to try to become perfect
  • Not getting help for relationship troubles
  • Believing that life should be easy

In simple, down-to-earth language, Allen Berger explores the twelve most commonly confronted beliefs and attitudes that can sabotage recovery. He then provides tools for working through these problems in daily life. This useful guide offers fresh perspectives on how the process of change begins with basic self-awareness and a commitment to working a daily program.”

Way They Were, The

Foster, Brooke Lea

Copyright: 2006

“How to deal with your parents' divorce when you're not a kid anymore. As the divorce rate soars among the baby-boomer generation, more and more people in their twenties and thirties are being faced with the divorce of their parents, and few resources exist to help them cope with their unique circumstances. Written by an award winning journalist who has lived through her own parents' midlife divorce, this practical, comforting guide includes a variety of helpful advice."



Addictive Personality, The

Films for the Humanities & Sciences

Copyright: 2007

“Does addiction have a genetic factor? Can any type of addiction be treated medically? What steps can family members take to help a loved one struggling with addiction? This program provides answers to several addiction-related questions, focusing on the complexities of the addictive personality. Viewers will benefit from a case study featuring a patient with a serious gambling addiction, and from a genetics-oriented discussion inspired by two sisters with addictive personalities. Expert commentary comes from Dr. Michael Fingerhood of Johns Hopkins University Hospital, who works with alcohol and drug abusers, and Terrence Shulman, founder of the Shulman Center for Shopping and Shoplifting Addiction Treatment.” Running time: 25 minutes

Assume Nothing

A film by Kirsty MacDonald

Copyright 2009

“Artistic expression of alternatively gendered people’s lives reveals a captivating world where gender cannot be defined as simply male or female. This program features New Zealand photographer Rebecca Swan and her images for Assume Nothing, a book that explores the beauty and complexity of gender identity. Four of Swan’s subjects speak candidly about their own gender identities and experiences, focusing on their creative expression as artists: Mani, born an intersex child who was raised as a girl by her parents from a very young age; Ema, a Maori woman who identifies strongly with elements of both the female and male genders; Jack, a trans gender poet who underwent surgery to transition physically from female to male; and Shigeyuki, an internationally acclaimed multidisciplinary artist who is a Samoan-Japanese Fa’a fafine, who was born in a man’s body but blessed with the spirit of a woman (and a man). Contains explicit language and imagery." Running time: 80 minutes

Battling Eating Disorders

Hosted by Jamie-Lynn Sigler

Copyright 2006

“Anorexia and other eating disorders exert a frightening degree of control over millions of teenagers, especially young women. Manifested in so-called ‘pro-ana’ websites, which actively promote anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating, the mental and physical grip of these sicknesses can prove impossible to break. This program represents a powerful weapon in the battle against eating disorders, pinpointing their origins in body image and self-esteem issues, illustrating their grim consequences in crystal-clear terms, and offering students, parents, teachers, and counselors a rich source of information and support. Hosted by The Sopranos’ Jamie-Lynn Sigler, herself a survivor of teenage anorexia, the video explains how to recognize eating disorders, how friends and loved ones should communicate their fears and concerns, and how those who suffer from these often fatal illnesses can find professional help. Special emphasis is placed on identifying anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating as actual diseases, not as misguided lifestyle choices – a realization necessary for effective treatment.” Running time: 29 minutes

Being Gay: Coming Out in the 21st Century

A Cambridge Educational Production

Copyright 2005

“In the early part of the 20th century, homosexuality was considered a crime – and in some states still is. By the 1950s, society regarded it as a form of mental illness. Today, while gays, lesbians, bisexuals, and transgenders are no longer forced to hide their sexual orientation, there is still prejudice and discrimination which can make coming out a difficult decision. And then there are always internal pressures as well.

This menu-driven DVD presents the accounts and stories of people who have recently taken the step of coming out. Interviewees and experts discuss the benefits of this important transition by examining the six stages of coming to terms with one’s sexual identity. They also look at the dangers of running away from sexual self-acceptance – such as alcoholism, drug abuse, and suicide – and how finding support can greatly assist the process.” Running time: 25 minutes

Boys and Men Healing from Child Sexual Abuse

Big Voice Pictures

"Boys and Men Healing is a documentary about the epidemic of sexual abuse of boys, the impact on individuals, families, and society, and the importance of male survivors healing and speaking out to end child sexual abuse. The film features non-offending male survivors. Whether it was shame, intimacy problems, post-traumatic stress, substance abuse, or rage that led to violence, the effects plagued their lives. Yet, each man ultimately chose the arduous task of healing, giving them a voice to reclaim their lives through counseling, support groups, and speaking out while taking action toward prevention for other boys. This documentary is a source of hope and inspiration for all men who have suffered sexual abuse and violence. The men are candid about a seemingly hopeless issue which effects us all. Boys and Men Healing is witness to survivors' ability to thrive and lead fulfilling lives."

Breaking the Addiction Cycle

"Breaking the Addiction Cycle explains in detail the complete cycle of addiction and demonstrates how it can be broken at each stage. The primary aspects of addiction discussed are the addiction cycle, addiction belief system, impaired thinking, preoccupation, ritualization, craving, unmanageability and recovery."

Conquering Test Anxiety

Educational Video Network

Copyright: 2004

“Learn all aspects of preparation for both standardized and general test situations: 1) Strategies for minimizing stress during test situations will be presented; 2) Students will learn how to prepare for various testing situations; and 3) Effective test-taking tactics will be discussed.” Running time: 17 minutes

Cracking College: 7 Secrets of Savvy Students

Copyright: 2007

“When you begin college you will quickly learn that great grades in high school and a high SAT score will not guarantee success. Even worse, you will learn that you cannot distinguish yourself academically merely by being smart and working hard. Virtually all of your classmates will possess the intelligence and work ethic needed to succeed, but only a small percentage will excel. The Cracking College DVD teaches proven success tactics that show students how to attack college efficiently and effectively from the very first day.” Running time: 36 minutes

Crooked Beauty: Navigating the Space Between Brilliance and Madness

A film by Ken Paul Rosenthal

Copyright 2010

“This poetic documentary will reshape how you think and feel about madness. From childhood abuse to psych ward patient to pioneering mental health advocacy, Crooked Beauty is an intimate portrait of artist-activist Jacks Ashley McNamara’s intense personal quest to live with hope and dignity, and a powerful critique of standard psychiatric treatments. Poignant testimonials connect the fissures and fault lines of human nature to the unstable topography and mercurial weather patterns of the San Francisco Bay Area. Crooked Beauty draws new maps for madness as a tool of insight and inspiration for those who openly struggle with their mental health, and anyone who might feel ‘crazy’ in today’s chaotic world.” Running time: 34 minutes

Deeply Depressed

Film for the Humanities & Sciences

Copyright 2006

“There is growing evidence that chronic depression is primarily a physical disease and should be treated like one. This program sheds much-needed light on vulnerability to depression, the subtle symptoms of the disease, and treatments involving psychotherapy and antidepressants such as SSRIs. Brain biochemistry and the serotonin transporter promoter gene are discussed as well, and stories of everyday people grappling with the illness express what it feels like to be clinically depressed – and, through treatment, the sensation of finding joy and balance seeping back into life.” Running time: 46 minutes


Films for the Humanities & Sciences

Copyright 2008

“It can lead to isolation, to depression, even to violence. In this program, psychologist John Marsden investigates the devastating effect that social and romantic rejection can have on the brain, the body, and human behavior. Using the latest neuro-imaging technology, Dr. Marsden examines the links between unrequited love and physical pain; he also sheds light on why crimes of passion and revenge occur, and explains how early childhood experiences of rejection can shape adult relationships. Examples of romantic failure and social isolation are analyzed through their physical manifestations – although these are shown to vary according to gender.” Running time: 57 minutes

Meditation for Beginners

Gaiam, Inc.

Copyright 2006

“Anybody can learn to meditate in order to promote inner harmony, clarity, well-being and vitality. The ancient art of meditation is a practical science of inner growth and renewal based on universal principles of human nature that we can all cultivate.

In Meditation for Beginners, well-loved and inspiring yoga and meditation teacher Maritza guides you step-by-step in the practice of Mindfulness and shows you how to focus your mind inwardly to shed internal patterns of tension and anxiety and release the boundaries that inhibit your vital force. With the serene island of Maui as a backdrop, she helps you create your own inner sanctuary and leads you through a 15-minute yoga practice to prepare your body, mind and attention for two 20-minute guided relaxation and meditation sessions.” Total content time: 70 minutes

Relaxation & Breathing for Meditation

Gaiam, Inc.

Copyright 2003

“The body’s natural state is to be relaxed. It is only through the busyness of our lives that we tend to forget. By learning how to relax and breathe deeply, we possess the keys to health, vitality and inner peace.

In Relaxation and Breathing for Meditation, internationally acclaimed yoga instructor Rodney Yee guides a two-part program of supported yoga poses and breathing techniques to bring the body and mind to a state of stillness.” Total content time: 1 hour 25 minutes

Skin Deep: Understanding Self Injury

Cambridge Educational

Copyright 2004

“Each year nearly two million people injure their own bodies using knives, scissors, glass, cigarettes, candles, razors. In fact, practically any destructive items they can find. Through interviews with patients and mental health professionals and footage of actual therapy sessions, this compelling program seeks to understand a deeply disturbing and often secretive mental disorder that affects as many teens and young adults as anorexia.” Total content time: 21 minutes

Sound track for a Revolution, Freedom Songs From the Civil Rights Movement

Films for the Humanities & Sciences

Copyright 2009

“On picket lines, in organizational meetings, even in police wagons and jail cells, songs of protest and inspiration helped drive the civil rights movement. Showcasing many of those songs, this stirring documentary explores the history of the era through archival footage, interviews with key civil rights activists, and performances by contemporary artists assembled specifically for the film. Congressman John Lewis, former Atlanta mayor Andrew Young, former NAACP chairman Julian Bond, freedom rider Hank Thomas, civil rights organizer Jim Lawson, former King aide Dorothy Cotton, and musical legend Harry Belafonte are among those interviewed. On-camera performers include John Legend, Joss Stone, Wyclef Jean, and The Roots.” Total content time: 83 minutes

Top Gun: Video Gaming Obsession and Addiction

Films for the Humanities & Sciences

Copyright 2010

“When the Crisps confiscated their teenage son Brandon's Xbox, they never expected him to run away from home...or die from injuries sustained while in hiding. Using Brandon's story as a case study, this program delves into the growing psychological problems of video game obsession and addiction. Interviews with Brandon's parents and best friend, a family therapist whose patient list includes video gamers, and a psychologist who pushed the video gaming industry to adopt a ratings system provide insights into the obsessive and addictive aspects of video gaming. But virtual realms are also an arena for real-world achievement, attracting highly skilled players and their fans, professional coaches, big-name sponsors, and six-figure purses. Members of a pro-gaming team and CEO of a pro-gaming circuit present their view as well. Game over, or game on? Some language may be offensive.” Total content time: 42 minutes Original CBC broadcast title: Top Gun.

Twelve Steps: The Video

Gerald T. Rogers Productions

Copyright 1986

"Features the basic principles of the Twelve Steps of A.A. Highlights five requirements of the twelve step recovery program: membership, personal inventory, spiritual development, restitution and helping others."

Understanding Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Produced by SmithKline Beecham Pharmaceuticals

"People with the disorder and experts discuss symptoms and treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder."

Understanding Social Anxiety Disorder: It's More Than Just Shyness

"People with social anxiety disorder and their family members discuss how it has affected them. Experts, including Jerilyn Ross, PhD. President of Anxiety Disorders Association of America, discuss the scope of the problem and effective treatments. Produced by the American Psychiatric Association, the Anxiety Disorders Association of America and Freedom from Fear, this video was made possible through an unrestricted educational grant from SmithKline Beecham."

When I Knew

An HBO Production

Copyright 2008

“Inspired by the book of the same name, When I Knew – codirector by filmmakers Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato – asks one simple question: when did you know that you’re gay? The film opens with Bailey and Barbato describing their own ‘aha!’ moments and then brings together 16 interviewees for an intimate group discussion. Though some of the stories are told with a sense of loss, most are proud affirmations of sexual identity, supporting the conviction that recognizing and embracing one’s sexual orientation is essential to being true to oneself. Illuminating and moving." Running time: 37 minutes