Richard E. Schultz, Ph.D. Clinical Psychologist
References and Resources

The following books are those I most commonly recommend to patients in my practice (and I DO commonly recommend them!).  In fact, many patients can benefit greatly simply from reading the right book and applying the techniques described.  I often tell new patients, when I first speak with them on the phone, to go out and get the book and start reading it immediately, and to feel free to cancel our initial appointment if they cure themselves in the interim! 

Indeed, there is a great deal of information to be had in the "self help" marketplace, but I'll admit that I am pretty picky when it comes to this.  Just as all therapists do not practice equally, neither are these books created equally.  I endorse only the materials that have worked best for the patients in my practice (and for me) across time, and that are consistent with my approach to doing therapy.  Reading and doing homework is often an integral aspect of my work with patients, and it facilitates much more rapid progress.

 

In addition to the readings listed above, the following web resources may prove useful to those of you who would like additional information or community support with regard to dealing with family members who suffer from mental illness, or about specific mental health conditions.  If you are reading this site, and would like to recommend additional resources, feel free to contact me via email to do so.


The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI)
www.nami.org

National Institute of mental Health   
www.nimh.nih.gov

Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
www.chadd.org

Anxiety Disorders Association of America
www.adaa.org