Suggested Readings from Some Kinship Center Mental Health Professionals

Therapists in Kinship Center Children’s Clinics have been enjoying the following books and would like to recommend them for general and professional reading. Some links have been provided, but these books and their reviews are available at many other locations.

FOR GENERAL READERSHIP:

Look Me in the Eye, by John Elder Robison

…a story of autism, hope and rock ‘n’ roll

Proust was a Neuroscientist, by Jonah Lehrer

…urging science and art to listen more closely to each other

Mindsight, by Daniel Siegel

…the healing power of “mindsight,” the potent skill that is the basis for both emotional and social intelligence

Born for Love: Why Empathy is Central and Endangered, by Bruce Perry and Maria Szalovitz

…exploring empathy’s startling importance in human evolution and its significance for our children and our society

FOR PROFESSIONALS:

The Mindful Therapist, by Daniel Siegel

…practical techniques that enable readers to harness their energies to promote healthy minds within themselves and their clients

Trauma and the Body, by Pat Ogden, Kekuni Minton, and Clare Pain

…a sensorimotor approach to psychotherapy

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