Here are the self-help books I have written that may be of interest to you. Professional and text books are listed in "My Credentials."
HELP FOR WORRIED KIDS: How Your Child Can Conquer Anxiety and Fear. By Cynthia G. Last, Ph.D. Guilford Press: 2006. Available in hardcover and paperback at major bookstores or online at www.amazon.com.
If you are a parent of a 2- to 12-year-old struggling with anxiety, this book's for you. It's also equally useful for mental health professionals, pediatricians, school personnel, and others who work with children and families.
WHEN SOMEONE YOU LOVE IS BIPOLAR: Help and Support for You and Your Partner. By Cynthia G. Last, Ph.D. Guilford Press, 2009. Available in hardcover and paperback at major bookstores or online at www.amazon.com.
1 Does Someone You Love Have Bipolar Disorder?
2 What You Can Expect: The Course of Bipolar Illness
3 "It's Not Me!": When Your Partner is in Denial
4 What You Need to Know about Your Partner's Treatment
5 You, Your Loved One, and the Doctors: The Team
Approach to Getting and Staying Well
6 Helping Your Partner Stick with Medication
7 Other Things You and Your Partner Can Do to Prevent Mood
9 Strategies for Dealing with the Downs Together
10 Taking Care of Yourself and Your Relationship
WHEN SOMEONE YOU LOVE IS BIPOLAR has been acknowledged from respected sources, including The Literary Review.
THE 5 REASONS WHY WE OVEREAT offers a psychological, cognitive-behavioral approach to weight loss based on the premise that overeating is a symptom of emotional or behavioral problems. The book is for people who have been on countless diets but still have trouble controlling their weight. Professionals working with individuals who are overweight, compulsive eaters, or binge eaters also will find this book extremely helpful.
- THE IMPULSE EATER who has an inattentive and impulsive eating style;
- THE HEDONIST who uses food as a form of pleasure and entertainment;
- THE STRESS REDUCER who uses food to alleviate tension and anxiety;
- THE AVOIDER who eats to escape dealing with lifes problems;
- THE ENERGIZER who uses food as a mood lifter or escape from boredom