Recommended books

This is a (non-exhaustive) list of books I’ve read (or plan to read) for both professional and personal development. 

Trauma, parenting and attachment:

  • The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog and Other Stories from a Child Psychiatrist’s Notebook -What Traumatized Children Can Teach Us About Loss, Love, and Healing by Bruce Perry and Maia Szalavitz
  • Building the Bonds of Attachment: Awakening Love in Deeply Troubled Children by Dan Hughes
  • The Whole Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind by Daniel Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson
  • Parenting from the Inside Out by Daniel Siegel and Mary Hartzell
  • Healing Relational Trauma with Attachment-Focused Interventions : Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy with Children and Families by Daniel Hughes, Kim Golding and Julie Hudson

Adults with childhood attachment trauma:

  • Will I Ever Be Good Enough? Health the Daughters of Narcissistic Mothers by Karyl McBride
  • Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents: How to Heal from Distant, Rejecting, or Self-Involved Parents by Lindsay Gibson


  • The State of Affairs by Esther Perel
  • Too Good to Leave, Too Bad to Stay: Decide Whether to Stay In or Get Out of Your Relationship by Mira Kirshenbaum
  • NOT “Just Friends”: Rebuilding Trust and Recovering Your Sanity After Infidelity by Shirely Glass and Jean Staeheli
  • After the Affair: Healing the Pain and Rebuilding Trust When a Partner Has Been Unfaithful by Janis Spring


  • Engaging Men’s Responses to Family Violence by Andrew King
  • Emotion-Focused Counselling: A Practitioners Guide by Michelle Webster
  • Fierce Intimacy by Terry Real
  • The Seven Principles of Making Marriage Work by Gottman
  • Wired for Love by Stan Statkin
  • Hold Me Tight: Your Guide to the Most Successful Approach to Building Loving Relationships by Sue Johnson
  • Secrets of a Passionate Marriage by David Schnarch
  • Attachment Theory in Practice by Sue Johnson
  • Getting the Love You Want: A Guide for Couples by Hendrix Ph.D., Harville
  • And Baby Makes Three: The Six-Step Plan for Preserving Marital Intimacy and Rekindling Romance After Baby Arrives by Julie and John Gottman
  • Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life by Marshall B. Rosenberg
  • The Emotionally Abusive Relationship by Beverly Engel

Self-development and reflection:

  • The Dance of Anger by Harriet Learner
  • Daring Greatly by Brene Brown
  • Why Won’t You Apologize? by Harriet Learner
  • Why Won’t You Apologize? Healing Big Betrayals and Everyday Hurts by Harriet Learner
  • Dare to Lead by Brene Brown
  • Many Minds One Self – Evidence for a Radical Shift in Paradigm by Dick Schwartz
  • Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life by Marshall B. Rosenberg


  • Finding Nevo by Nevo Zisin
  • Good Enough Endings (Relational Perspectives Book Series) 1st Edition by Jill Salberg (Editor)
  • Attachment-Based Family Therapy for Depressed Adolescents by Guy S. Diamond , By (author) Gary M. Diamond , By (author) Suzanne A. Levy
  • Predators: Pedophiles, Rapists and other Sex Offenders by Anna Salter
  • Radically Open Dialectical Behaviour Therapy by Thomas Lynch
  • Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD by Patricia Resick, Candice Monson and Kathleen Chard