Books for Therapists on Parental Inclusion

Many times, dealing with people with personality disorders can be exhausting to friends, family, and significant others, and may even take a toll on their mental health. That’s why this section of books is dedicated to addressing this issue, with the main objective of helping people handle a person with a personality disorder with more ease and empathy. The works are also of great utility to mental health practitioners that may be assisting the loved ones of a person with personality disorders, or the person himself or herself.

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“Children of the Self-Absorbed: A Grown-Up’s Guide to Getting Over Narcissistic Parents” by Brown

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Parents with narcissistic tendencies have great potential of causing harm to their children, which may last them a lifetime. By reading this book, you’ll be able to identify narcissistic disorder and tendencies especially applied to parenting, and learn how to build a better relationship with them. Crucial techniques are provided to help the son or daughter communicate better and manage expectations concerning their parents.

“Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents” by Lindsay Gibson

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Sometimes, the natural order of elements is distorted, and the parents end up being the immature individuals in the relationship with their child. When that happens, the child often feels abandoned and neglected, so author Lindsay Gibson addresses this issue with the main objective of helping these individuals gain a better understanding of their parents and manage to rise above difficult situations from their childhood.

“Toxic Parents” by Susan Forward

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In this unforgettable book that became a number one New York Times bestseller, author and doctor Susan Forward help people all over the world to liberate yourself from the hurtful aspects of the relationship with toxic parents and aid you to build a healthy emotional independence. Forward manages to do so by presenting case studies of real adults that struggled with toxic parents, and takes from their experience to inspire you to discover your own inner strength.

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“The Narcissistic Family: Diagnosis and Treatment” by Pressman and Pressman

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This illuminating book presents the prejudicial effects of narcissistic parents and their constant and unreachable demands. By describing in detail the theory behind this disorder, Stephanie and Robert Pressman elaborate an intelligent guideline that intends for children of these parents to identify their own needs and the ways to get them met, while also dealing with their past.

“Jugendliche stärken: Wirkfaktoren in Beratung und Therapie” von Knafla, Schär und Steinebach

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Young people who come into therapy are often closed or not very cooperative. No wonder that their environment mostly focuses on their deficits and problems. Knafla, Schär and Steinebach present the basics and practice of resilience and resource-oriented counseling and therapy for young people.

“Therapie-Tools Eltern- und Familienarbeit: Mit E-Book inside und Arbeitsmaterial” von Petermann

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If a child is in psychotherapy, the parents or siblings must always be included. Only working on family processes, attitudes or values has a significant impact on the child’s behavior and promises long-term success. This therapy tools volume by Franz Petermann provides extensive materials for working with parents and families. The most important stages of therapy are included, from diagnosis to psychoeducation to motivating parents. The organization of family life, feelings and resources as well as stresses on the family are given special consideration. The 113 worksheets and information sheets are lovingly illustrated and can also be used in educational counseling.

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