MSiMH Recommended Reading

Prospective student often ask for ways to engage in material before they get to campus. While not required, our faculty have recommended some of their favorite books.

On Being a Therapist

  • The Gift of Therapy: An Open Letter to a New Generation of Therapists and Their Patients, Irvin Yalom, 2009.
  • On Becoming a Person: A Therapist’s View of Psychotherapy, Carl Rogers and Peter Kramer, 1995.
  • On Being a Therapist, Jeremy Kottler and Rob Shapiro, 2012.

On Mindful Somatic Approaches in Therapy

  • Body-Centered Psychotherapy, The Hakomi Method, Ron Kurtz, LifeRhythm, 1990.
  • Body, Breath, and Consciousness: A Somatic Anthology, Ian Mcnaughtan and Peter Levine, 2004.
  • Body/Mind Psychotherapy: Principles, Techniques and Practical Applications, Susan Aposhyan, 2004.
  • The Body Remembers, Babette Rothschild, 2000.
  • Hakomi Mindfulness-Centered Somatic Psychotherapy: A Comprehensive Guide to Theory and Practice, edited by Halko Weiss, Greg Johanson and Lorena Monda

On Interpersonal Neurobiology

  • The Neuroscience of Psychotherapy: Healing the Social Brain, Louis Cozolino, 2010.
  • Being a Brain-Wise Therapist: A Practical Guide to Interpersonal Neurobiology, Bonnie Badenoch, 2008.
  • The Mindful Therapist: A Clinician’s Guide to Mindsight and Neural Integration, Dan Siegel, 2010.

On Attachment Theory and Therapy

  • Becoming Attached: First Relationships and How They Shape Our Capacity to Love, Robert Karen, 1998.
  • Attachment in Adulthood: Structure, Dynamics, and Change, Mario Mikulincer and Phillip Shaver, 2010.
  • Attached: The New Science of Adult Attachment and How it Can Help You Find and Keep Love, Amir Levine and Rachel Heller, 2012.
  • The Neuroscience of Human Relationships, Attachment and the Developing Brain, Louis Cozolino, 2014.

On Character /Developmental Theory

  • Character Styles, Stephen Johnson, 1994.
  • The Language of the Body, Alexander Lowen, 2012.
  • The Body Reveals, Ron Kurtz, 1984.

On The Ethics of Professional Caregiving:

  • Right Use of Power: The Heart of Ethics, Cedar Barstow, 2006.
  • The Ethics of Caring: Honoring the Web of Life in Our Professional Healing Relationships, Kylea Taylor, 1995.
  • The Ethical Use of Touch in Psychotherapy (And Political Culture), Mic Hunter and Jim Struve, 1997.

On Neuro/biofeedback:

  • Technical Foundations of Neurofeedback (Routledge Monograph Series on Neurotherapy and Qeeg Neurosci), Thomas F. Collura, 2013
  • Neurofeedback in the Treatment of Developmental Trauma: Calming the Fear-Driven Brain, Sebern F. Fisher, 2014
  • The Neurofeedback Solution: How to Treat Autism, ADHD, Anxiety, Brain Injury, Stroke, PTSD, and More, Stephen Larsen, 2012
  • Biofeedback: A Practitioner’s Guide Paperback, Mark S. Schwartz (Editor), Frank Andrasik (Editor), 2005