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Self Help Resources for Students: Staff Picks

We recommend the following resources to clients:


Anger by Thich Nhat Hanh
(This book gives a Buddhist perspective on dealing with anger)

The Dance of Anger: A Woman's Guide to Changing the Patterns of Intimate Relationships by Harriet Lerner, Ph.D.
(I basically recommend anything Harriet Lerner has written)


The Assertiveness Workbook: How to Express your Ideas and Stand Up for Yourself at Work and in Relationships by Randy J. Paterson, Ph.D.
(This workbook is very effective in helping people learn to assert themselves in a healthy manner. You can't just read it, though - you actually need to do the practice exercises!)

Making Friends and Getting Along with Others

How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
(This book is about 50 years old and it's written in sexist language; however, it's still very good if you can look past those flaws.)


The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook by Martha Davis, Matthew McKay and Elizabeth Robbins Eshelman

Using Therapy to the Best of Your Advantage

The Gift of Therapy by Irvin Yalom
(I basically recommend anything by Irvin Yalom)
The following works of fiction are good examples of people learning to like who they are:
I Know This Much is True by Wally Lamb
When Nietzsche Wept by Irvin Yalom


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  • Office of Student Counseling Service Center
  • 100 N. University Drive Box 174
  • Edmond, OK 73034
  • Phone: 405.974.2215
  • Fax: 405.974.3829