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Discover some of the best books written by those in the teen treatment industry.

These books are recommended to many families as they take the first step into a residential program, clinical treatment program, eating disorder program, learning disability school or wilderness program.

“Terrific read….clinically unimpeachable….unfailingly enlightening.”
—Scott Johnson, Ph.D., former president, American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy

In Addictive Thinking, author Abraham Twerski reveals how self-deceptive thought can undermine self-esteem and threaten the sobriety of a recovering individual.

A Dedication is a story of frustration and struggle, of compassion and forgiveness, and ultimately, of awakening to life’s possibilities.

For those of us working through the heartbreak of grief, author Bozarth offers wise and comforting advice.

What if conflicts at home, conflicts at work, and conflicts in the world stem from the same root cause? And what if individually and collectively we systematically misunderstand that cause, and unwittingly perpetuate the very problems we think we are trying to solve?

Asperger’s Disorder, which will be referred to as AD throughout this book, is considered a pervasive developmental disorder.

Based on this developmental perspective, An Upward Spiral offers parents ways of addressing their teen’s struggles by supporting the formation of more mature coping and relationship skills.

Girls with Asperger’s Syndrome are less frequently diagnosed than boys, and even once symptoms have been recognized, help is often not readily available.

Now including a new introduction explaining the impact of DSM-5 on the diagnosis and approach to AS, it brings together a wealth of information on all aspects of the syndrome for children.

Before Nic Sheff became addicted to crystal meth, he was a charming boy, joyous and funny, a varsity athlete and honor student adored by his two younger siblings.

Self-mutilation is a behavior so shocking that it is almost never discussed. Yet estimates are that upwards of eight million Americans are chronic self-injurers. 

Attachment is the deep and enduring connection established between a child and caregiver in the first few years of life.

The #1 New York Times bestseller. Based on twelve years of pioneering research, Dr. Brené Brown dispels the cultural myth that vulnerability is weakness and argues that it is, in truth, our most accurate measure of courage.

By participating in the latest phase of this real-time scientific project, you can learn more about yourself than you ever thought possible.

Today we live in a culture that says, “Life should be easy and work well.” This attitude, called entitlement, influences our most important institutions: family, business, church, and government. Its devastating effects contribute to relational problems, work ethic issues, and emotional struggles.

Based on ancient Toltec wisdom, The Four Agreements offer a powerful code of conduct that can rapidly transform our lives to a new experience of freedom, true happiness, and love.

Parents/caregivers will learn to develop their child’s positive beliefs and establish trust by emphasizing respect, providing appropriate limits, consistent structure, and being a positive role model.

With compassion and perspective,
Dr. Brad Reedy offers hope and wisdom for children who struggle and the parents who love them.


We have to learn to navigate this new phenomenon as first generation pioneers in a strange, beautiful, and dangerous new realm.

“The Primal Wound: Understanding the Adopted Child”, by Nancy Verrier, is a challenging and courageous work.

The Hidden History of Women Who Surrendered Children for Adoption in the Decades Before Roe v. Wade.

Krissy Pozatek, LICSW, has over ten years experience in wilderness therapy and adolescent treatment.

The book by Dr. Johnson, Positive Parenting with a Plan, helps parents to restore responsibility and respect in their homes. Everyone learns to communicate their expectations and friendships develop as a result. The whole family wins! –Mark Eaton, Former NBA All-Star Center, Utah Jazz

This revision of an important and path-breaking work holds to its central argument that troubled young people can develop self-worth, significance, dignity, and responsibility only through commitment to the positive values of helping and caring for others.

This book offers parents a step-by-step guide to making and keeping friends for teens with social challenges such as those diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, bipolar, or other conditions.

Unstrange Minds has been selected for a 2008 Ken Award from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) for: “Outstanding Literary Contribution to a Better Understanding of Mental Illness.”

This book is a complete guide to physical, emotional, psychological, and spiritual well-being.