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George J. Joumas, M.A., L.P.C.

Book & Film Recommendations

ADHD -  Oppositional Defiant Disorder & Parenting

Taking Charge of The Complete Authoritative Guide for Parents by Dr. Russell Barkley

The Kazdin Method for Parenting the Defiant Child by Alan E. Kazdin, Ph.D.

The Everyday Parenting Toolkit: The Kazdin Method for Easy, Step-by-Step, Lasting Change for You and Your Child. by Alan E. Kazdin, Ph.D.

The Tough Kid Parent Book by William Jenson, Ph.D.


Anxiety / Relaxation

The Relaxation & Stress Reduction Workbook by Martha Davis, Matthew, Ph.D. McKay, Elizabeth Robbins Eshelman, Matthew McKay

Full Catastrophe Living: Using Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain, and Illness (May 1, 1990) by Kabat-Zinn

Letting Go of Stress. Halpern, Steven; Miller, Emmett (Audio CD – 1980 - 2003). Open Channel Sound Company (BMI).


Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing [EMDR]

& Dialectical Behavioral Therapy [DBT]

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Shapiro, Francine (2001-08-06).  Second Edition (p. 244). Guilford Press. 

Getting Past Your Past: Take Control of Your Life with Self-Help Techniques from EMDR Therapy. Shapiro, Francine (2012-02-28). Rodale.


Mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation. Siegel, Daniel J. (2009-11-30). Random House, Inc. Kindle Edition.


The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook: Practical DBT Exercises for Learning Mindfulness, Interpersonal Effectiveness, Emotion Regulation, and Distress Tolerance. McKay, Matthew; Brantley, Jeffrey; Wood, Jeffrey (2007-07-01). New Harbinger Publications, Inc. Kindle Edition



Helping Clients Forgive: An Empirical Guide for Resolving Anger and Restoring    Hope.  Enright, Robert D. and R. P. Fitzgibbons. Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association, 2000.

After the Affair: Healing the Pain and Rebuilding Trust When a Partner Has Been           Unfaithful.  Spring, Janis A. Perennial Currents, 1997.

How Can I Forgive You? : The Courage To Forgive, the Freedom Not Spring, Janis A. 


Sexual Addictions

Out of the Shadows: Understanding Sexual Addiction. Patrick Carnes, Ph.D.

In the Shadows of the Net: Breaking Free of Compulsive Online Sexual Behavior (Paperback) by Ph.D., Patrick Carnes, David L. Delmonico, Elizabeth Griffin and Joseph Moriarity.  

Lonely All The Time: Recognizing, Understanding, and Overcoming Sex Addiction, for Addicts and Co-dependents by Ralph H. Earle and Gregory Crowe


Love Addiction

Facing Love Addiction: Giving Yourself the Power to Change the Way You Love by Pia Mellody and Andrea Wells Miller

Addiction to Love: Overcoming Obsession and Dependency in Relationships by Susan Peabody


Meditation – Mindfulness - Discerning Spiritual Direction

Christian Meditation: Experiencing the Presence of God  by James Finley

Open Mind, Open Heart  by Thomas Keating

A Taste of Silence by Carl Arico

Centering Prayer and Inner Awakening by Cynthia Bourgeault

The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment by Eckhart Tolle

 A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose (2008) by Eckhart Tolle

Way of the Peaceful Warrior: A Book That Changes Lives (2006) by Dan Millman

Film: Peaceful Warrior   Scott Mechlowicz, Amy Smart, Nick Nolte, and Ray Wise (DVD - 2007)

Mindfulness Meditation for Pain Relief: Guided Practices for Reclaiming Your Body and Your Life [CD]. Kabat-Zinn, Jon (Dec 28, 2009) Sounds True, Incorporated.

Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation In Everyday Life. Kabat-Zinn, Jon (2010-02-06).  Hyperion.

A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook.  Stahl, Bob; Goldstein, Elisha; Kabat-Zinn PhD, Jon (2010-03-01).New Harbinger Publications, Inc. Kindle Edition.


Mentor Relationships

Film: Dead Poets Society  Robin Williams, Robert Sean Leonard, Ethan Hawke, and Josh Charles (DVD - 1998)

Film:  Finding Forrester  Sean Connery, Rob Brown, F. Murray Abraham, and Anna Paquin (DVD - 2001)

 Film:  Good Will Hunting  Robin Williams, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, and Stellan Skarsgård (DVD - 1998)

Film:   October Sky  Jake Gyllenhaal, Chris Cooper, Laura Dern, and Chris Owen (DVD - 1999)


Film: The Horse Whisperer ~ Kathy Baldwin Keenan, Kate Bosworth, and William 'Buddy' Byrd (DVD - 1998)



 The Seven Principles for Making Marriages Work by John Gottman, PhD


Will Power

The Willpower Instinct: How Self-Control Works, Why It Matters, and What You Can Do to Get More of It by: Kelly McGonigal, Ph.D. Based on Stanford University psychologist Kelly McGonigal's wildly popular course The Science of Willpower, The Willpower Instinct is the first book to explain the new science of self-control and how it can be harnessed to improve our health, happiness, and productivity.

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