Psychology and Therapy: General Self-Help

General self-help materials with relevance for counsellors and psychotherapists are included in this section.

Psychology and Therapy

Self-Help (General)

Burns, D.D. (1989) The Feeling Good Handbook. New York: Plume.

Extending his previous work on cognitive therapy for depression, this book expands to cover anxiety and other related types of psychological distress which can be addressed successfully via the cognitive therapeutic framework. Straightforward and easy to understand, the book includes plenty of examples and opportunities to work through the reader's own specific concerns. Top notch! (Note: a newer revised edition was published in 1999.)

Mulhauser, G.R. (2011) True Love or True Loser?. [Relationship quiz available online]

The 20-question "True Love or True Loser?" relationship quiz is inspired by Dr Joseph Carver's famous article Are You Dating a Loser?. This quiz is not intended in any way as a third-party diagnostic tool for making a second-party diagnosis of personality disorder or other mental disorder in a romantic partner. Rather, it is intended to help highlight aspects of the relationship experience which Dr Carver has associated with hurtful relationships and potentially, at particularly high levels, with the types of abuse sometimes linked to personality disorders.

Tucker-Ladd, C.E. (1996+) Psychological Self-Help. Published online by Mental Help Net. [available online]

Originally published in 1996 but undergoing continuous updating and revision, this e-book of some 1000 pages covers a range of topics from stress and anxiety to depression, anger and aggression, dependency and relationships. Although it suffers somewhat from the 'sprawl' which sometimes affects online publications -- a sense that one discussion or another has been 'bolted on' to an older piece of text, impacting the overall organization and coherence -- nonetheless there is a great deal of information here which may be useful to clients and practitioners.


This page was last reviewed by Dr Greg Mulhauser, Thursday, 3 November 2022.