Inclusion in this list does not necessarily indicate endorsement or recommendation of any of the resources listed, and does not necessarily reflect the policies, opinions, or practices of Shannon Lee, LMFT. If you have suggestions regarding additional resources that you have found to be helpful, please contact me at 661-208-5099.
Books regarding assertiveness:
Alberti, R. E., & Emmons, M. L. (2008). Your Perfect Right: A Guide to Assertive Living (9th ed.). Atascadero, CA: Impact Publishers, Inc.
Bishop, S. (2006). Develop Your Assertiveness (2nd ed.). Philadelphia: Kogan Page Publishers.
Dryden, W. & Constantinou, D. (2005). Assertiveness Step by Step. London: Sheldon Press.
McClure, J. S. (2003). Communication with Backbone…Not Bite. Denver: Albion Street Press.
Paterson, R. J. (2000). The Assertiveness Workbook: How to Express Your Ideas and Stand Up for Yourself at Work and in Relationships. Oakland: New Harbinger Publications.
Townend, A. (2007). Assertiveness and Diversity. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
Books regarding dysfunction in families:
Toxic Parents. S. Forward. New York: Bantam Books, 1989.
Cutting Loose. H. Halpern. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1976.
How to Deal with Your Parents When They Still Treat You Like a Child. L. Osterkamp. New York: Berkley Books, 1992.
Books regarding alcohol/addiction in familes:
Beattie, Melody. 1992. Co-Dependent No More: How to Stop Controlling Others and Start Caring for Yourself (2nd edition). Center City, Minnesota: Hazelden Foundation.
Beattie, Melody. 1989. Beyond Co-Dependency. Center City, Minnesota: Hazelden Foundation.
Black, Claudia. 2002. Changing Course: Healing from Loss, Abandonment and Fear (2nd edition). Center City, Minnesota: Hazelden Foundation.
Black, Claudia. 2001. It Will Never Happen to Me: Growing Up with Addiction as Youngsters, Adolescents, Adults (2nd edition, revised). Bainbridge Island, WA: MAC Publishing.
Lerner, Harriett Goldhor. 2001. The Dance of Anger. New York, NY: Quill Harper Collins.