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Resources:  Helpful Links and Reading


          General Information

o    Community Information and Referral AZ:  http://www.cir.org/

o    Personality types:  http://keirsey.com/

o    Sociopathy:  http://www.hare.org/links/media.html

o     Fresh Start Resources for Women AZ:   http://www.wehelpwomen.com/

o    Alt-Sex Resources:  https://ncsfreedom.org/


          Legal Resources

o    Calculating Child Support AZ:   http://www.azcourts.gov/familylaw/childsupportcalculator.aspx

o    Orders of Protection AZ:      http://www.azcourts.gov/domesticviolencelaw/DomesticViolenceInformation.aspx

o    Landlord/Tenant Act AZ:    http://www.azsos.gov/public_services/Publications/Residential_Landlord_Tenant_Act/

o    Legal Resources in AZ:   http://www.azlawhelp.org/legalaidlisting.cfm?in=      

o    AZ Attorney General Power of Attorney forms:    https://www.azag.gov/seniors/life-care-planning

o    ARS 36:5 Mental Health Services:  http://www.azleg.state.az.us/ArizonaRevisedStatutes.asp?Title=36

o    ARS 9:21 SMI:   http://www.azsos.gov/public_Services/Title_09/9-21.htm


             Governing Institutions

o    The National Association of Social Workers  http://www.naswdc.org/

o    The National Institute of Mental Health   http://www.nimh.nih.gov/index.shtml

o    Social Security   http://www.socialsecurity.gov/

o    Arizona Department of Health Services, Division of Behavioral Health  http://www.azdhs.gov/bhs/

o    National Association for Mental Illness http://www.nami.org/Template.cfm?Section=By_Illness&Template=/TaggedPage/TaggedPageDisplay.cfm&TPLID=54&ContentID=44780


          Clinical Interventions

o    DBT  http://www.behavioraltech.com/resources/whatisdbt.cfm

o    Schema Therapy  http://www.schematherapy.com/id201.htm

o    Cognitive Behavior Therapy  http://www.abct.org/Professionals/?m=mPro&fa=WhatIsCBT

o    Personology  http://www.millon.net/

o    Adult Attachment  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Attachment_in_adults




Suggested Reading

  • A book about PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder)

     I can't Get Over It:  A Handbook for Trauma Survivors

                 by Aphrodite Matsakis, Ph.D.; New Harbinger Publications


  • Learn the basics regarding your brain, and how therapy changes it

    The Neuroscience of Psychotherapy             

                 by Louis Cozolino; Norton


  • Learn how attachment and bonding in infancy affect your abilities to regulate your emotions and successfully socialize

    Attachment, Trauma, and Healing:  Understanding and Treating Attachment Disorder

                 by Terry Levy and Michael Orlans


  • An amazing book that helps you understand HOW you influence behavior

    Don't Shoot the Dog!  The New Art of Teaching and Training             

                 by Karen Pryor; Ringpress Books Ltd.


  • A book about dealing with difficult people, especially those who have traits of personality disorders

    Emotional Vampires:  Dealing with People who Drain You Dry

                 by Albert J. Bernstein, Ph.D.; Mc Graw-Hill Publications


  • A book to help you understand why your emotions are so important

    Emotional  Intelligence:  Why it can Matter More than IQ

                 by Daniel Goleman; Bantam Books


  • A book to help you stick to "good values" and make sense of why so many people are acting "that way"

    The Narcissism Epidemic: Living in the Age of Entitlement

                 by Jean M. Twenge Ph.D. and W. Keith Campbell Ph.D. , Free Press


  • A book to help if you struggle with guilt or boundaries

    Getting in Touch with Your Inner Bitch

                 by Elizabeth Hiltz; Hysteria Publications


  • A book that helps understand BPD with a loving approach

    Loving Someone with Borderline Personality Disorder

                 by Shari Manning; Guilford Press


  • A basic easy-to-read EYE OPENING book about sociopaths

    The Sociopath Next Door

                 by Martha Stout, Ph. D.; Broadway Books


  • Talk about hard to read (traumatizing), but absolutely essential for anyone who has ever been victimized

    Women who Love Psychopaths

                 by Sandra Brown; Mask Publishing


  • THE book about Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Borderline Personality Disorder

    Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder

                 by Marsha M. Linehan; Guilford Press


  • A book that helps understand the dynamics and consequences of growing up with dysfunction

    The Narcissistic Family

                 by Stephanie Donaldson-Pressman and Robert Pressman; Jossey-Bass


  • A book that explains how your thoughts influence your behaviors, emotions, and your life

    Reinventing Your Life

                 by Jeffrey Young; Guilford Press


  • The best book about Attention Deficit Disorder (or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) ADD/ADHD

    Healing ADD: The Breakthrough Program that Allows You to See and Heal the 6 Types of ADD

                 by Daniel G. Amen, M.D., Berkley Books


  • The most gentle and knowledgable resource for shame

    The Gifts of Imperfection (and her other books)

                 by Bren Brown




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