Resources

This page provides book, article, and website recommendations. Topics include child development, military families, teaching about psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic psychotherapy, and website links.

Child Development

Infancy and Preschool

  • Oneness and Separateness: From Infant to Individual
    Kaplan, L.; New York: Simon and Schuster, 1998 (paperback)
    A poetic book about the first three years of life.
  • The Magic Years: Understanding & Handling the Problems of Early Childhood
    Fraiberg, S.; New York: Scribner, 1959 (paperback)
    A classic about the inner world of preschool children, written by a child analyst and renowned researcher.
  • Dibs in Search of Self
    Axline, V.; Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1964
    The touching journey of a young child’s experiences in play therapy.

Elementary School Years

  • Playground Politics: Understanding the Emotional Life of Your School-Age Child
    Greenspan, S. I. & Salman J.; New York: Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, 1993;
    An easily read book incorporating five principles of healthy parenting throughout the text.
  • Taking Play Seriously
    Henig, R. M.; The New York Times Magazine 02/17/08 – nytimes.com
    The contribution of play to psychological development at all ages.
  • Marguerite Kelly’s Family Almanac
    Kelly, M.; New York: Simon and Schuster, 1994 (paperback)
    A columnist with psychologically informed advice for parents. Also see her online columns from The Washington Post.
  • Latency
    Sarnoff, C. A.; New York: Aronson, 1976
    A classic in helping therapists and interested non-therapists understand development, both normal and problematic, in the school-aged child. Note in particular the first two chapters.

Adolescence

  • Adolescence: Farewell to Childhood
    Kaplan, L.; New York: Simon and Schuster, 1984
    Exploring the very challenging transitional issues for adolescent females from pre-puberty to adulthood, this book alternates the intellectual discussion of many complex issues with a creative, almost free-form ability to consider facets of adolescent psychological development from other fields, including sociology, culture, neurology, and critical legal studies of women. It will appeal to those who have a deep interest in the development of adult women in all its aspects. Review written by Cynthia Barnes.
  • The Inside Story on Teen Girls
    Rubenstein, A. & Zager, K.; Washington, DC
    American Psychological Association, 2002
    For adolescent girls and their parents to read together.
  • Facts For Families
    These facts for families cover over 90 issues affecting children, adolescents and their families, from ADHD, bipolar, and chronic physical illness, to Violence on TV, http://aacap.org

Bipolar Disorder

Acknowledgement:
Some of these resources were compiled by Dr. Mary A. Fristad.

Books for Children

  • Brandon & the Bipolar Bear – T. Anglada
  • My Bipolar, Roller Coaster, Feelings Book & Workbook – B. Hebert
  • The Storm in My Brain – Child & Adolescent Bipolar Foundation (CABF): 1-847-256-8525, www.thebalancedmind.org
  • Kid Power Tactics for Dealing with Depression – N. & S. Dubuque
  • Matt, The Moody Hermit Crab – C. McGee
  • Anger Mountain – B. Hebert

Books for Adolescents

  • When Nothing Matters Anymore: A Survival Guide for Depressed Teens – B. Cobain
  • Recovering from Depression: A Workbook for Teens – M. E. Copeland & S. Copans
  • Conquering the Beast Within: How I Fought Depression & Won & How You Can, Too – C. Irwin
  • Everything You Need to Know about Bipolar Disorder & Manic Depressive Illness – M.A. Summers

Books for Adults

  • Out of the Darkened Room: Protecting the Children and Strengthening the Family When a Parent is Depressed – Beardslee
  • Living Without Depression & Manic Depression – Copeland
  • An Unquiet Mind – Jamison
  • Thoughts & Feelings: Taking Control of Your Moods & Your Life – McKay, Davis & Fannin
  • The Bipolar Survival Guide: What You and Your Family Need to Know – Miklowitz
  • Winter Blues: Seasonal Affective Disorder- What it is and How to Overcome it – Rosenthal

Books for Parents

  • Raising a Moody Child: How to Cope with Depression and Bipolar Disorder – Fristad & Goldberg-Arnold
  • New Hope for Children & Teens with Bipolar Disorder – Birmaher
  • The Ups and Downs of Raising a Bipolar Child – Lederman & Fink
  • If Your Child is Bipolar – The Parent-to-Parent Guide to Living with and
  • Loving a Bipolar Child – Singer & Gurrentz
  • A Parent’s Survival Guide to Childhood Depression – Dubuque
  • The Bipolar Child– Papalos & Papalos
  • Intense Minds – Anglada
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