The Boy Who Was Raised As A Dog

Bruce D. Perry and Maia Szalavitz,  The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog:  and other stories from a child psychiatrists’ notebook.  Perry describes how early life stress and violence affects the developing brain.  Perry finds that relationships are the agents of change and the most powerful therapy is human love.

Bessel van der Kolk book

Bessel van der Kolk, The Body Keeps the Score ​ Synthesizes breakthroughs in neuroscience, psychology and body therapies to provide a blueprint for understanding and treating  trauma.  New York Times Bestseller

David Emerson, Trauma-Sensitive Yoga in Therapy:  Bringing the Body into Therapy.  Based on research studies conducted at the renowned Trauma Center in Brookline, Massachusetts, presents the successful intervention known as Trauma-Sensitive Yoga (TSY), an evidence-based program for traumatized clients that helps them to reconnect to their bodies in a safe, deliberate way.  Very helpful guide for building interoception.

Gabor Mate Book

Gabor Mate, In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts:  Close Encounters with Addiction. Based on four decades as a physician, Mate sees Addiction, not as a medical “condition” distinct from the lives it affects, rather the result of a complex interplay among personal history, emotional, and neurological development, and brain chemistry.  Promote compassionate self-understanding as the first key to healing and wellness.

Donna Nakazawa Book

Donna J Nakazawa, Childhood Disrupted:  How your Biography Becomes Your Biology and How to Heal. ​ Courageous every-person’s guide showing link between Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and adult illnesses plus how to heal.

Science Books

Brandt, Perry, Seligman, and Tronick  Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health.
Pioneering work on infant-parent mental health exploring challenges from child trauma to autism spectrum disorders, using neurologically and relationally based therapies.

Suzanne Dixon and Martin Stein,  Encounters with Children.   A practice how-guide for all clinicians about normal development and behavior.

Marian Stuart and Joseph Lieberman,  The Fifteen Minute Hour.   Invaluable support for practitioners to develop patient-centered, efficient visits, caring for physical and emotional issues in the same care plan.