Books

Therapy:
How Connections Heal: Stories from Relational-Cultural Therapy by Maureen Walker
*Shame in the Therapy Hour by Rhonda L. Dearing and June Price Tagney (Nonfiction)
The Healing Connection: How Women Form Relationships in Therapy and in Life by Jean Baker Miller (Nonfiction)
Treating Complex Traumatic Stress Disorders (Adults): An Evidence-Based Guide by Christine A. Courtois and Julian D. Ford (Nonfiction)

Trauma:
Lucky by Alice Sebold (Memoir)
*Speak by Laurie Halse Andersen (Fiction, Young Adult)
*The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel van der Kolk (Nonfiction)
The Trauma Myth: The Truth About the Sexual Abuse of Children–and Its Aftermath by Susan A. Clancy (Nonfiction)
Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma: The Innate Capacity to Transform Overwhelming Experiences by Peter A. Levine (Nonfiction)
When the Piano Stops: A Memoir of Healing from Sexual Abuse by Catherine McCall (Memoir)

Dissociative Identity Disorder:
A Fractured Mind: My Life with Multiple Personality Disorder by Robert B. Oxnam (Memoir)
Coping with Trauma Related Dissociation: Skills Training for Patients and Therapists by Suzette Boon, Onno van der Hart, Kathy Steele (Skills Manual)
Dissociative Identity Disorder: Diagnosis, Clinical Features, and Treatment of Multiple Personality by Colin A. Ross
*First Person Plural: My Life as a Multiple by Cameron West (Memoir)
Switching Time: A Doctor’s Harrowing Story of Treating a Woman with 17 Personalities by Richard Baer (Memoir)
Sybil: The Classic True Story of a Woman Possessed by Sixteen Personalities by Flora Rheta Schreiber (Biography)
The Dissociative Identity Disorder Sourcebook by Debra Bray Haddock (Nonfiction)
The Flock: The Autobiography of a Multiple Personality by Joan Frances Casey (Memoir)
Understanding and Treating Dissociative Identity Disorder by Elizabeth F. Howell (Nonfiction)
When Rabbit Howls by Truddi Chase (Memoir)

Eating Disorders:
*Anatomy of Anorexia by Steven Levenkron (Nonfiction)
*Brave Girl Eating: A Family’s Struggle with Anorexia by Harriet Brown (Memoir)
Demystifying Anorexia Nervosa: An Optimistic Guide to Understanding and Healing by Lucas R. Alexander (Nonfiction)
Fasting Girls: The History of Anorexia Nervosa by Joan Jacobs Brumberg (Nonfiction)
Going Hungry: Writers on Desire, Self-Denial, and Overcoming Anorexia by Kate M. Taylor (Nonfiction)
*How to Disappear Completely: On Modern Anorexia by Kelsey Osgood (Nonfiction)
Hungry: A Mother and Daughter Fight Anorexia by Sheila Himmel (Memoir)
Skinny by Ibi Kaslik (Fiction, Young Adult)
The Best Little Girl in the World by Steven Levenkron (Fiction)
The Emotional Eater’s Book of Inspiration: 90 Truths You Need to Know to Overcome Your Food Addiction by Debbie Kanowski (Nonfiction)
The Golden Cage: The Enigma of Anorexia Nervosa by Hilde Bruch (Nonfiction)
Unbearable Lightness by Portia de Rossi (Memoir)
Wasted by Marya Hornbacher (Memoir)
Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Andersen (Fiction, Young Adult)

Mental Illness:
An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness by Kay Redfield Jamison (Memoir)
*Girl, Interrupted by Susanne Kaysen (Memoir)
Madness: A Bipolar Life by Marya Hornbacher (Memoir)
Prozac Nation by Elizabeth Wurztel (Memoir)
*The Buddha and the Borderline: My Recovery from Borderline Personality Disorder through Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Buddhism, and Online Dating by Kiera van Gelder (Memoir)

Family Dynamics:
*Estranged by Jessica Berger Gross (Memoir)
*Understanding the Borderline Mother: Helping her Children Transcend the Intense, Unpredictable, and Volatile Relationship by Christine Anne Lawson (Nonfiction)
Will I Ever Be Good Enough? Healing the Daughters of Narcissistic Mothers by Karyl McBride (Nonfiction)
You’re Not Crazy, It’s Your Mother: Understanding and Healing for Daughters of Narcissistic Mothers by Danu Morrigan (Nonfiction)

Other Topics:
Cutting: Understanding and Overcoming Self-Mutilation by Steven Levenkron (Nonfiction)
*Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead by Brené Brown (Nonfiction)
Healing Through the Dark Emotions: The Wisdom of Grief, Fear, and Despair by Miriam Greenspan (Nonfiction)
*I Thought It Was Just Me: Women Reclaiming Power and Courage in a Culture of Shame by Brené Brown (Nonfiction)
The Drama of the Gifted Child: The Search for the True Self by Alice Miller (Nonfiction)
The Gift of Fear: Survival Signals That Protect Us from Violence by Gavin de Becker (Nonfiction)
*The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are by Brené Brown (Nonfiction)

* = personal favorites

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