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Anxiety, Meaning, and Purpose

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Berman, L. E. A. (1995). An artist destroys his work: Comments on creativity and destructiveness. In B. Panter et. al (Eds.) Creativity and madness. Burbank, CA: AIMED Press, pp. 59-80.

Cameron, J. (1992). The artist’s way: A spiritual path to higher creativity . New York, New York: Penguin Putnam Inc.

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Cropley, D. H., Cropley, A. J., Kaufman, J. C., & Runco, M. A. (2010). The dark side of creativity. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press.

Forgeard, M. J. C., & Eichner, K. V. (in press). Creativity as a target and tool for positive interventions. In A. C. Parks (Ed.), Handbook of positive psychological interventions. Oxford, UK: Wiley-Blackwell.

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Kaufman, J. C., & Beghetto, R. A. (2009). Beyond big and little: The four-c model of creativity. Review of General Psychology, 13, 1–12.

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Gold, R. (2014). Writing with at-risk youth. Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield Education.

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Gottman, J. (2001). The relationship cure: A 5 Step Guide to Strengthening Your Marriage, Family, and Friendships. New York, New York: Three Rivers Press.

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Counseling Adolescents & Children

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Pollack, W. (1998). Real Boys. New York: Henry Holt.

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Parenting an Adolescent

Siegel, D. J. (2013). Brainstorm: The power and purpose of the teenage brain. New York, New York: Penguin Group LLC.

Siegel, D. J. (2012). The developing mind (Second ed.) How relationships and the brain interact to shape who we are. New York, New York: The Guilford Press.

Siegel, D. J., & Bryson, T. P. (2012). The whole brain child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture your Child’s Developing Mind. New York, New York: Bantam Books.

Siegel, D. J., & Hartzell, M. (2003). Parenting from the inside out: How a deeper self-understanding can help you raise children who thrive. New York, NY: Penguin Putnam Inc.


Brown, L.S. (2008). Cultural competence in trauma therapy: Beyond the flashback. Washington, DC: APA

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Levine, P. (1997) Waking the tiger: Healing trauma. Berkeley: North Atlantic Books.

Mate, G. (2008). In the realm of hungry ghosts. Berkeley: North Atlantic.

Nader K. et al. (1999) Honoring differences: Cultural issues in the treatment of trauma and loss. New York: Routledge.

Stolorow, R. (2007). Trauma and human existence. New York: Taylor and Francis Group.

Van Dernoot Lipsky, L. (2009). Trauma stewardship: Caring for self while caring for others. New York, NY: Perennial Currents.

Van der Kolk, B. (2014). The body keeps the score. New York: Viking Books.



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