Recommended Books

Two David Joel Miller Books are available now!

Bumps on the Road of Life.

Bumps on the Road of Life.
                 Bumps on the Road of Life.
                        By David Joel Miller.

You can recover. Your cruising along the road of life and then wham, something knocks you in the ditch. If you have gone through a divorce, break up, or lost a job your life may have gotten off track. Bumps on the Road of Life is the story of how people get off track and how to get your life out of the ditch.

Casino Robbery is a novel that explores the world of a man with PTSD who must cope with his symptoms to solve a mystery and create a new life.

Other books are due out soon; please visit my Amazon Author Page – David Joel Miller

Self Help books

Broken Open: How Difficult Times Can Help Us Grow Elizabeth Lesser. The story of how painful events can be the impetus for personal growth

How To Control Your Anger Before It Controls You, Albert Ellis. One of the primer books on how to avoid anger rather than trying to manage it after you have become angry.

The Feeling Good Handbook David D Burns M.D. A wonderful resource of techniques to treat depression without medication. This book also includes a guide to medications and when they may be helpful. Most of these interventions are of the Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) type.

The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook: Practical DBT Exercises for Learning Mindfulness, Interpersonal Effectiveness, Emotion Regulation & … Tolerance (New Harbinger Self-Help Workbook): Practical DBT Exercises for Learning Mindfulness, Interpersonal Effectiveness, Emotion Regulation & … Tolerance (New Harbinger Self-Help Workbook)


 Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus Some interesting observations about how men and women understand relationships differently. Not everything applies to everyone but you may well see large parts of your relationship behaviors depicted in this book.   

The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts Chapman. You show love one way, your partner shows it in another. What if you are not showing your love the way your partner needs you to? This book can help you two get on the same page in expressing your love.   

Children and Parenting

Windows to Our Children: A Gestalt Therapy Approach to Children and Adolescents by Violet Oaklander


Raising Good Children: From Birth Through The Teenage Years  Thomas Lickona. How do people learn the difference between right and wrong and why do some people stay stuck at low levels of moral reasoning.

The Healing Power of Play: Working with Abused Children Eliana Gill

 Alcoholism, addiction, and recovery   

The Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous The classic text on Alcoholism, recovery this is the book that started off the whole 12 step phenomenon.

 Alcoholics Anonymous from The Anonymous Press At 99 cents this is such a bargain. This edition needed a separate listing. No kindle reader? No Problem, if you have a computer you can download a free Kindle reader. A link to a low price Kindle is below. 

 Other Mental Health Books

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Theory and counseling techniques

These books are recommended for professionals, interns, and students. They may also be of interest to some clients or consumers.   

Seeking Safety: A Treatment Manual for PTSD and Substance Abuse (Guilford Substance Abuse) Lisa Najavits. This manual includes excellent resources for treating clients with PTSD especially those with repeated and complex trauma and substance abuse issues.   

Boundary Issues in Counseling: Multiple Roles and Responsibilities, Third Edition Barbara Herlihy – ACA

 Changing for Good: A Revolutionary Six-Stage Program for Overcoming Bad Habits and Moving Your Life Positively Forward James O. Prochaska. This is the book that started the Stages of Change model. It explains how people change.

 Schizophrenia: Cognitive Theory, Research, and Therapy Aaron Beck. The story of how to do talk therapy when someone has psychosis.

 Uncommon Therapy: The Psychiatric Techniques of Milton H. Erickson, M.D. Jay Halley. The story of Milton Erickson’s very unusual and very effective way of conducting therapy.

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