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Book Reviews: September 2008

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Hole in One: A Tale from the Iris the Dragon Series

by Gayle Grass (Iris the Dragon, Inc. 2008. 23 pages.)

An illustrated children's story book for discussing anxiety disorder; third in the series to help caregivers talk about mental illnesses with their children and overcome stigma and fears.

Healing from Trauma: A Survivor's Guide to Understanding Your Symptoms and Reclaiming Your Life

by Jasmin Lee Cori, M.S., L.P.C. (Marlowe & Company 2007. 260 pages.)

This book is about overcoming trauma comes from a unique viewpoint: the author addresses client needs from a client's perspective. From choosing a therapist to knowing when you're finished with therapy, Cori brings a critical sensitivity to this issue, and offers a holistic approach to healing, including what is available outside of conventional cognitive behavioral approaches.

Overcoming Social Anxiety and Shyness: A Self-help Guide Using Cognitive Behavioral Techniques

by Gillian Butler (Basic Books, 2008. 335 pages.)

The latest in the Overcoming self-help guide series that uses CBT techniques. This book explains why anxiety occurs and provides practical information and real-life examples to help resolve it.

Overcoming Worry: A Self-help Guide Using Cognitive Behavioral Techniques

by Kevin Meares and Mark Freeston (Basic Books, 2008. 465 pages.)

Another book in the Overcoming self-help guide series, this book focuses on excessive worrying (Generalized Anxiety Disorder) and offers information on what leads people to worry and keeps them worrying-stepping stones toward recovery.