Suggested Readings

In this section I include papers I have written, as well as articles and books written by others that I think are  excellent. They are organized in alphabetical order by both topic and author. I add to this list periodically, as I encounter more materials. All are linked to the referenced material (books are linked to their Amazon pages).

Abandonment Depression

Agree, L. (unpublished paper). Abandonment depression read article

Masterson, J. F. (1988). The search for the real self. New York, NY: Free Press.


Attachment & Affect Regulation

Agree, L. (unpublished paper). A brief explanation of attachment in adults. read article

Schore, A. N. (2003). Affect dysregulation and disorders of the self. New York, NY: W. W. Norton.

Schore, A. N. (2003). Affect regulation and the repair of the self. New York, NY: W. W. Norton.



Agree, L. (2014). The experience of being in a long-term, monogamous, heterosexual, BDSM relationship (Doctoral dissertation). Proquest. Publication number 3635386. read article


Career and Life Transitions

Blanke, G. (2004). Between trapezes: Flying into a new life with the greatest of ease. Emmaus, PN: Rodale.

Zeigler, M., Zeigler, P., & Rosenzweig, B. (2004). The republic of tea: The story of the creation of a business, as told through the personal letters of its founders. New York, NY: Crown.



Agree, L. (unpublished paper). Choice. read article


Borderline Personality Disorder

Agree, L. (excerpt from unpublished paper). Adult offspring of borderline mothers. read article

Agree, L. (unpublished paper). The neurobiological aspects of borderline personality disorder. read article

Lawson, C. A. (2002). Understanding the borderline mother: Helping her children transcend the intense, unpredictable and volatile relationship. New York, NY: Jason Aronson.

Narcissistic Personality Disorder

Agree, L. (unpublished paper). Narcissistic personality disorder. read article



Cooper, A. & Redfern, S. (2016). Reflective parenting: A guide to understanding what’s going on in your child’s mind. New York, NY: Routledge.

Siegel, D. J. & Bryson, T. P. (2012). The whole-brained child: 12 revolutionary strategies to nurture you child’s developing mind. New York, NY: Bantam.

Siegel, D. J. & Hartzell, M. (2013). Parenting from the inside out: How a deeper self-understanding can help you raise children who thrive. New York, NY: TarcherPerigee.

Siegel, D. J. (2015). Brainstorm: The power and purpose of the teenage brain. New York, NY: TarcherPerigee.

Smith, S. O. (2017). Gentle Discipline: Using emotional connection – not punishment – to raise confident, capable kids. New York, NY: TarcherPerigee.


Agree, L (excerpt from unpublished paper). Some Words Concerning the Therapist-Client Relationship from the Perspective of James Bugental, Ph.D. read article

Bugental, J. F. T. (1990). Intimate journeys: Stories of life-changing therapy. San Fransisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Rogers, C. R. (1961). On becoming a person. A therapist’s view of psychotherapy. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin.

Shedler, J. (2010). The efficacy of psychodynamic psychotherapy. American Psychologist. 65(2), 98-109. DOI: 10.1037/a0018378. read article


Psychopathy (fka Sociopathy)

Stout, M. (2006). The sociopath next door. New York, NY: Harmony.


Relationships & Sex

Johnson, S (2008). Hold me tight: Seven conversations for a lifetime of love. New York, NY: Little Brown and Co.

Perel, E  (2017). Mating in Captivity: Unlocking erotic intelligence.  New York, NY: Harper.


Self (finding/discovering of the self)

Agree, L. (excerpt from unpublished paper). Self-esteem. read article

Branden, N. (1972/1973). The disowned self. New York, NY: Bantam Books.

Branden, N. (1997). The art of living consciously: The power of awareness to transform everyday life. New York, NY: Fireside.

Masterson, J. F. (1988). The search for the real self. New York, NY: The Free Press.

Rogers, C. R. (1961). On becoming a person. A therapist’s view of psychotherapy. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin.

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