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I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and now work at Western Psychological and Counseling Services in Gladstone and at Seth Lewelling Elementary.  I am a Certified Hypnotist and Certified Past Life Regression Facilitator. I am also an astrologer and Reiki Master.  I'm a graduate of Reed College (BA Psychology '87) and Portland State University (MSW '90). I work with children, teens, adults, parents, groups.
Thursday, December 30, 2010
Kiersey Temperment Sorter version of MBTI
Personality Pathways

Do What You Are : Discover the Perfect Career for You Through the Secrets of Personality Type--Revised and Updated Edition Featuring E-careers for the 21st CenturyJust Your Type: Create the Relationship You've Always Wanted Using the Secrets of Personality TypeThe Art of SpeedReading People: How to Size People Up and Speak Their Language
Do What You Are : Discover the Perfect Care...
by Paul D. Tieger
Just Your Type: Create the Relationship You...
by Paul D. Tieger
Meyers Briggs
The Art of SpeedReading People: How to Size...
by Paul D. Tieger
personality type
Nurture by Nature: Understand Your Child's Personality Type - And Become a Better ParentMan and His SymbolsPsychological Types (The Collected Works of C. G. Jung, Vol. 6) (Bollingen Series XX)
Nurture by Nature: Understand Your Child's ...
by Paul D. Tieger
Parenting by MBTI personality type. Very good book.
Man and His Symbols
Psychological Types (The Collected Works of...
by C. G. Jung
first published 1921
Please Understand Me II: Temperament, Character, IntelligenceGifts Differing: Understanding Personality TypePortraits of Temperament
Please Understand Me II: Temperament, Chara...
by David Keirsey
Gifts Differing: Understanding Personality ...
by Isabel Briggs Myers
Portraits of Temperament
by David Keirsey
The Wisdom of the Enneagram: The Complete Guide to Psychological and Spiritual Growth for the Nine  Personality TypesPersonality Types: Using the Enneagram for Self-DiscoveryThe Enneagram: A Christian Perspective
The Wisdom of the Enneagram: The Complete G...
by Don Richard Riso
Personality Types: Using the Enneagram for ...
by Don Richard Riso
The Enneagram: A Christian Perspective
by Richard Rohr

Getting to Calm: Cool-Headed Strategies for Parenting Tweens + Teens by Laura S Kastner Ph.D. and Jennifer Wyatt (Jun 1, 2009)

Radiant Recovery® - Dr. Kathleen DesMaisons, author of Potatoes Not Prozac
In her books, Potatoes not Prozac, The Sugar Addict's Total Recovery Program, Your Last Diet Dr. Kathleen DesMaisons recommends simple, dietary treatments for overcoming sugar addiction, particularly for recovering alcoholics.

A Course in Weight Loss: 21 Spiritual Lessons for Surrendering  ...
By A Course in Miracles related author, Marianne Williamson.










Geneen Roth

Geneen Roth is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Women Food and God. She has appeared on many national television shows including: The Oprah Show, 20/20, The NBC Nightly News, The View, CBS Early Show and Good Mornining America. Articles about Geneen and her work have appeared in numerous publications including: O: The Oprah Magaine, Cosmopolitan, Time, Elle, The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune, and The Philadelphia Inquirer. She has written monthly columns in Good Housekeeping Magazine and Prevention Magazine. Geneen is the author of nine books, including besellers Lost and Found and When Food Is Love.

Compulsive Overeater: The Basic Text for Overeaters › ... › Health & Healing › Weight Control
 Rating: 4 - 2 reviews
Bill B. tells the story of how he lost seventy-five pounds and maintained his weight loss for over ten years. Chapters focus on topics of real concern to us--abstinence, anger, fear and depression, relationships, and money. For those of us who struggle with compulsive overeating, Bill B.'s interpretation of the Twelve Steps and how they apply to overeating can be a valuable inspiration.

Losing Your Pounds of Pain
Through visualizations, affirmations, imagery, meditation, and healthful eating and exercise habits, Dr. Virtue shows how to break the damaging connection between emotional pain and overeating. Google Books



The Body Image Workbook: An 8-Step Program for ... - › ... › Psychology & Counseling
Recent surveys suggest that nearly half of women and a quarter of men in the US dislike their looks. For some, a negative body image is a minor concern.

Overeaters Anonymous "this book is a collection of short stories about people who have dramatically changed their lives through Overeaters Anonymous. It is not an instruction guide, but that isn't really how the program works anyway. This book shows how the program has worked for others, and gives ideas and suggestions that others have used. It is a great support book to the meetings, and the core OA Literature (which is provided at meetings, along with the 12 Steps and 12 Traditions book, and the "Big Book"- Alcoholics Anonymous."

The Beck Diet Solution: Cognitive Behavior Therapy. "Can thinking and eating like a thin person be learned, similar to learning to drive or use a computer? Beck (Cognitive Therapy for Challenging Problems) contends so, based on decades of work with patients who have lost pounds and maintained weight through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Beck's six-week program adapts CBT, a therapeutic system developed by Beck's father, Aaron, in the 1960s, to specific challenges faced by yo-yo dieters, including negative thinking, bargaining, emotional eating, bingeing, and eating out. Beck counsels readers day-by-day, introducing new elements (creating advantage response cards, choosing a diet, enlisting a diet coach, making a weight-loss graph) progressively and offering tools to help readers stay focused (writing exercises, to-do lists, ways to counter negative thoughts). There are no eating plans, calorie counts, recipes or exercises; according to Beck, any healthy diet will work if readers learn to think differently about eating and food. Beck's book is like an extended therapy session with a diet coach." Dr. Judith Beck, daughter of Aaron Beck.

twelve step programs: compulsive eaters anon. 

anorexic and bulimic anon.

Kay Sheppard

Kay Sheppard, M.A. is the best-selling author ofFood Addiction: The Body Knows and From the First Bite.  A licensed mental health counselor and a certified eating disorders specialist, she conducts workshops for food addicts worldwide.  Since the beginning her own recovery in 1977, Sheppard has helped thousands of people live happy and healthy lives by following her comprehensive recovery program.   Find out how to eliminate cravings for sugar, carbohydrates, caffeine and personal trigger foods by using herRecovery Food Plan; how to recognize the dangers in so-called "health" foods; how to overcome emotional barriers to recovery; how to find recovery buddies; how to recognize the warning signs of relapse; and how to incorporate the Twelve Steps into your life to stay motivated and achieve success.

The Secret Language of Eating Disorders: How You Can Understand and Work to Cure Anorexia and Bulimia 

Peggy Claude-Pierre (Author)
"What makes Claude-Pierre's treatment of anorexia and bulimia revolutionary? Perhaps it's that the astonishingly high success rate of even the most chronic cases at Claude-Pierre's Montreux Clinic (only sufferers near death who have not been helped by doctors and hospitals are admitted) defies the common misconception that eating disorders are incurable. Claude-Pierre has made a personal commitment to dispel this damaging myth. Having cured her own two daughters of anorexia, you might say hers was a vested interest. The Secret Language of Eating Disorders reveals the details of Claude-Pierre's unique program."

Behavioral Couples therapy for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse. Jacobson and colleagues have done research to improve the effectiveness of behavioral therapy by adding an element of "emotional acceptance." Jacobson and colleagues argue that some problems can be resolved by compromise, but some likely can not. The greatest harm to the couple comes not from the incompatibilities; rather, the greatest harm comes from the rigid, negative, and excessive emotional responses that develop from these unresolved issues. Thus, the IBCT model is based on a few simple ideas:

talking about how you feel and think about problems sometimes is necessary before you accept them most partners can learn ways to alter the negative emotional responses they have to problems, responses that make them, as well as their partners, unhappy  most partners can learn new ways to resolve problems and the emotions that come with them, as a result, most any couple can be happy and content

Emotional Intelligence in Couples Therapy. Brent Atkinson, Ph.D., is the principle architect of Pragmatic/Experiential Therapy for Couples, an approach that translates new scientific findings about the brain into practical methods for improving relationships. Dr. Atkinson is author of Developing Habits for Relationship Success, and Emotional Intelligence in Couples Therapy: Advances from Neurobiology and the Science of Intimate Relationships. He is Director of Post-Graduate Training at the Couples Research Institute in Geneva, Illinois and holds a senior graduate faculty post at Northern Illinois University. Dr. Atkinson's pioneering work has been the subject of dozens of professional journal articles, and has recently been featured in magazines and newspapers such as the Oprah Magazine, the Washington Post, Cosmopolitan Magazine, the Psychotherapy Networker, and others. A personable and engaging speaker, Dr. Atkinson is known for his ability to present complex scientific ideas in compelling and easy-to-understand ways. His seminars are packed with cutting-edge information, practical interventions, and handouts that can be given to clients. For more information about Brent and his work, please visit his website:  Comes with a CD that creates personalized reports for couples, Developing Habits for Relationshp Success.

Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples. "Greenberg and Johnson''s description of the implementation of emotionally focused therapy is lively and abounds with clinical insights. Clinical material and transcripts are used liberally to illustrate points, and the balance achieved between exposition and illustration results in a highly readable text. The course of emotionally focused therapy is brought to life in a detailed case example that provides an almost palpable sense of the therapy."--Contemporary Psychology

The High Conflict Couple, DBT for Couples. "This is a highly recommended resource when one spouse (or significant other) has Borderline Personality Disorder. High Conflict Couple is a guide for couples seeking to ease their conflicts and deepen their relationship. This is an excellent book to share with your BPD partner as it doesn't make direct mention of BPD - other than that the authors are all leaders in the field of BPD.

"BPD" couples need more than just the run-of-the-mill relationship advice to solve relationship problems. When out-of-control emotions are the root cause of problems, no amount of effective communication or intimacy building will fix what ails it. According to Fruzzetti, what "high-conflict" couples need is help regulating the emotions that provoke the "escape or win" mode of interaction that has come to define them.

In this book, Fruzzetti, adapts these emotion regulation tools (dialectical behavior therapy - DBT) for use by couples. For example, Fruzzetti suggest analyzing the relationship and identify the issues that cause conflict ("triggers") - and then identify more constructive ways to handle them. Once you have identified the typical triggers and also
identified more helpful alternatives; put them together - 1) imagine a trigger; 2) imagine remembering your goal (to improve your relationship); and 3) imagine responding in a self- respecting and respectful way. "

Harville Hendrix is a classic author on "Imago" Relationships and has several titles of value:

Charlotte Kasl writes about relationships, sexuality and spirituality:

Pia Mellody is my favorite author about codependency and intimacy from the recovery field.