ACG Summer Reading List

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What better time to dive into a new book than during Michigan’s beautiful summer months? As you head to the beach, the cottage, the pool, or the campfire this summer think about adding one of these books to your list and reading along with the therapists here at Alliance!


Family / Parenting

No-Drama Discipline: The Whole-Brain Way to Calm the Chaos and Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind by Daniel J. Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson

Shepparding a Child’s Heart-Ted Tripp

The Connected Child: Bring Hope and Healing to Your Adoptive Family  By Karen Purvis



Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain

Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson

Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone by Brene Brown

-Too Loud, Too Bright, Too Fast, Too Tight: What to Do If You Are Sensory Defensive in an overstimulating world by Sharon Heller

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

Steering by Straight:  Find Your Right Life No Matter What  By Martha Beck

Healing the Wounded Heart-Dan Allendar

Quiet Power: The Secret Strengths of Introverted Kids  By Susan Cain

Companioning the Bereaved:  A Soulful Guide for Counselors and Caregivers by Alan Wolfelt:

Introduction to the Internal Family Systems Model Schwartz, RC (2001)

Sacred Enneagram  By Christopher Heuertz and Richard Rohr

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*** By Mark Manson

Overstimulating World by Sharon Heller



The Mosaic Mind: Empowering the Tormented Selves of Child Abuse Survivors Goulding, RA and Schwartz, RC (2002).

Mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation  By Daniel Seigel

The Brain’s way of Healing: Remarkable discoveries by Norman Doidge

The Yes Brain: How to Cultivate Courage, Curiosity and Resilience in Your Child. By Daniel Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson


Relationships / Marriage

Attached: The New Science of Adult Attachment by Amir Levine, MD and Rachel Heller M.A.

Trauma Stewardship by Laura van Dernoot Lipsky

Becoming Orgasmic by Julia Heiman (yes that really is her last name. Ha!)

Sex, God, and the Conservative Church: Erasing Shame from Sexual Intimacy by Tina Schermer Sellers

– Clinical handbook of couples therapy by Alan Gurman