The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog and other stories from a Child Psychiatrist Notebook.
Bruce D. Perry, MD PhD and Maia Szalavitz

Dr. Perry describes how early life stress and violence affects the developing brain.  Perry finds that relationships are the agents of change and the most powerful therapy is human love.

The Body Keeps the Score
Bessel van der Kolk MD

Synthesizes breakthroughs in neuroscience, psychology and body therapies to provide a blueprint for understanding and treating  trauma.  New York Times Bestseller

Trauma-Sensitive Yoga in Therapy: Bringing the Body into Therapy
David Emerson

Trauma-Sensitive Yoga (TSY), an evidence-based program for traumatized clients that helps us reconnect to our bodies in a safe, deliberate way.  

Very helpful guide for building interoception.

In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction
Gabor Mate MD

Based on four decades as a physician, Mate sees Addiction, not as a medical “condition” distinct from the lives it affects, rather the result of a complex interplay among personal history, emotional, and neurological development, and brain chemistry.  Promoting compassionate self-understanding as the first key to healing and wellness.

Childhood Disrupted: How your Biography Becomes Your Biology and How to Heal.
Donna J Nakazawa

Courageous every-person’s guide showing link between Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and adult illnesses plus how to heal.

Science Books

Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health
Brandt, Perry, Seligman, and Tronick

Pioneering work on infant-parent mental health exploring challenges from child trauma to autism spectrum disorders, using neurologically and relationally based therapies.

Encounters with Children
Suzanne Dixon and Martin Stein

A practice how-guide for all clinicians about normal development and behavior.

The Fifteen Minute Hour
Marian Stuart and Joseph Lieberman

Invaluable support for practitioners to develop patient-centered, efficient visits, caring for physical and emotional issues in the same care plan.