Here are some great resources to help you with some of the things we might discuss with you at Sydney Clinical Psychology
Eleanor Longden on the voices in our heads. Eleanor talks about how she learned to understand and live with the voices in her head, which is remarkable as she suffered from schizophrenia. It really helps to show how much we can achieve.
(All are paperbacks and are $20-$30 in cost)
Hayes, S & Smith, S. (2005). Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life.
New York: Guilford.Harris, R. (2007). The Happiness Trap. Wollombi:
Williams, JMG, Teasdale, JD, Segal, ZV & Kabat-Zinn, J. (2007).
The Mindful Way Through Depression: Freeing Yourself From Chronic
Unhappiness. New York: Guilford Press.Gilbert, Paul (2000). Overcoming
Depression. London: Robinson Seligman, M.E.P. (1991). Learned Optimism.
Sydney: Random House
ANXIETY & STRESS
Lejeune, C. The Worry Trap.
Follette, V. (2007). Finding Life Beyond Trauma.
Rapee, R.M. (1999). Overcoming Shyness & Social Phobia: A Step-By-Step Guide. Sydney: Lifestyle Press.
Dahl, J & Lundgren, T. (2007). Living Beyond Your Pain.
Nicholas, M et al. (2002). Manage Your Pain. Sydney: ABC Books.
ASSERTIVENESS & COMMUNICATION
McKay, M., Davis, M., & Fanning, P. (1995) Messages: The Communication Skills Book. Oakland,CA: New Harbinger Publications
Montgomery, B. & Evans, L. (1995) Living and Loving Together. Melbourne: Penguin. Sanders,M. (1992). Every Parent. Addison-Wesley. Sanders,M. (2005).
Every Parent’s Survival Guide DVD. University of Queensland Families International.
Eifert, G, McKay, M & Forsyth, J. (2006). Act On Life Not On Anger.
Schwartz, J. (1996) Brain Lock. New York: Regan Books/Harper Perennial
Heffner, M & Eifert, G. (2006). The Anorexia Workbook.
Ball, J & Ball, R. (1995) Eating Disorders: A Survival Guide for Family & Friends. Transworld.
Kabat-Zinn, J. (2013). Full-Catastrophe Living. New York: Delta.
Depression Central: a lot of information about depression and bipolar disorder.
Tapir: American site with information about anxiety disorders, and links to other information sites about psychiatric disorders and treatments. Also contains some information in Italian.
Australian website which covers a range of interesting issues related to depression
Website for NSW Association for Mental Health – lots of good information including information sheets covering a range of mental health issues
Website for GROW, a self-help organization for people who live with a mental illness.
UK website – lots of helpful information about depression
depressionServices.org.au is service portal that offers a diverse range of interactive human services, including free counselling and peer support, utilising online technologies for Australians living with depression to help improve their mental health and wellbeing.
The website for the Australian Psychological Society – mostly for clinicians but also handy information relevant to mental health issues
Australian website with information about mood disorders.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) website with a wide range of information about ACT including for general public.
The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists website
Website for a range of mental health issues.
Covers a range of mental health issues.
Australian website which provides information on the proven parenting programme Triple P.
A Life Worth Living Videos
If you would like to download these materials from You Tube feel free to go ahead. One option is to get an add on extension for your browser (click on the browser to link to the right extension) that allows you to download video easily and for free. Internet Explorer Firefox Otherwise, if you have a mac it may be easier to get some free download software. Similarly, for the iPad, iPhone, or other smartphones there are lots of free or very cheap download software available.