On-line Reading

Read chapters from books by Dr. Misty Hook, PhD.

Dr. Hook’s Online Blog

Read blog posts on the psychological aspects of current events and popular culture

Abuse and Trauma
  • Bass, Ellen & Davis, Lauren. (2008). The courage to heal 4e: A guide for women survivors of child sexual abuse.Harper Paperbacks.
  • Herman, Judy. (1997). Trauma & recovery: The aftermath of violence – From domestic abuse to political terror. Basic Books.
  • Maltz, Wendy (2001). Sexual healing journey: A guide for survivors of sexual abuse. Harper Paperbacks.

Forsyth, John P. & Eifert, Georg H.(2008). The mindfulness and acceptance workbook for anxiety: A guide to breaking free from anxiety, phobias, and worry using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. New Harbinger Publications.
Knaus, William J. & Carlson, Jon (2008). The cognitive behavioral workbook for anxiety: A step by step program. New Harbinger Publications.
Lerner, Harriet. (2004). Fear and other uninvited guests: Tackling the anxiety, fear, and shame that keep us from optimal living and loving. HarperCollins.

Borderline Personality Disorder

Mason, Paul & Kreger, Randi. (1998). Stop walking on eggshells: Taking your life back when someone you care about has Borderline Personality Disorder. New Harbinger Publications.
McKay, Matthew, Wood, Jeffrey & Brantley, Jeffrey (2007). Dialectical behavior therapy skills workbook: Practical DBT exercises for learning mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness, emotion regulation, & distress tolerance. New Harbinger Publications.


Knaus, William & Ellis, Albert. (2006). The cognitive behavioral workbook for depression: A step-by-step program. New Harbinger Publications.
Boys and Men

Kinlon, Dan & Thompson, Michael. (2000). Raising Cain: Protecting the emotional lives of boys. Ballantine Books.
Real, Terrence. (1998). I don’t want to talk about it: Overcoming the secret legacy of male depression. Scribner.


Gottman, John & Silver, Nan. (2004). The seven principles for making marriage work. Orion.
Real, Terrence. (2002). How can I get through to you? Closing the intimacy gap between men and women. Scribner.

Girls and Women

Angier, Natalie. (2000). Woman: An intimate geography. Anchor.
Douglas, Susan J. & Michaels, M. W. (2004). The mommy myth: The idealization of motherhood and how it has undermined women. Free Press.
Pipher, Mary. (2005). Reviving Ophelia: Saving the selves of adolescent girls. Riverhead Trade.


Clark, Lynn. (2005) SOS: Help for Parents. SOS Programs & Parents Press.
Faber, Adele & Mazlish,Elaine (1999). How to talk so your children will listen and listen so your children will talk: 20th Anniversary Edition. Perennial Currents.
Kurcinka, Mary Sheedy. (1992). Raising your spirited child: A guide for parents whose child is more intense, sensitive, perceptive, persistent, energetic. Perennial.
Bradley, Michael J. (2002). Yes, Your Teen is Crazy! Loving Your Kid Without Losing Your Mind. Harbor Press Inc.

Helpful e-Resources

National Institute of Mental Health

American Association for Anxiety Disorders

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance

Helping Survivors of Sexual Assault and Abuse

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Caregiving Resource Center

Mind Body Pregnancy