As an adjunct to your therapy, I suggest that you learn about topics that are related to your therapy issues and goals. I welcome discussions in your sessions about how your reading is impacting your personal insight and development. These booklists include topics that relate to the counseling and trainings that I provide. I have read many of the books and have many of them at my office for my clients’ perusal.
- Self-Care, Psychological, Physical and Emotional Health
- Relationships and Uncoupling
- Abuse and Healing
- Sexuality and Sexual Identity
- Parenting and Families
Resources for White People: Addressing Our White Privilege, Whiteness & White Supremacy GREENE (PDF) Handout from Anti-Racism Training for White Helping Professionals by Irene Greene
Towards White Allyship
Justice in June Becoming an Active Ally to the Black Community (June 2020)
Robin DiAngelo: White Fragility YouTube
Fostering Resiliency Through Trauma-Informed Care National Council for Behavioral Health
Op-Ed: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Don’t understand the protests? What you’re seeing is people pushed to the edge “The main concern of black people right now isn’t whether they’re standing three or six feet apart, but whether their sons, husbands, brothers, and fathers will be murdered by cops.”
Resources for white people to deepen your anti-racism work. Check it out here.
Obama has created a page with many other important links and information. Check it out here.
When you’re done: educate yourself. This doesn’t go away once the topic isn’t, trending. Learn about the next steps here.
*These are not inclusive lists of the many books and resources available on each of these topics. I do not assume any responsibility for the content, recommendations, or advice that any of these resources may offer.