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Contra Costa Men’s Center

Resources



Visit our Articles Page for previous newsletters and other articles by CCMC that provide concrete tips and tools.

 

There is a wealth of information available to help enrich our understanding of men's and boys' lives. Following is a partial list of resources available on the web and in bookstores and libraries.


Website Links


The Gottman Institute
www.gottman.com

Relational Life Institute
www.terryreal.com



Books About Men and Teen Boys


Iron Man Family Outing
Rick Belden


Yes, Your Teen Is Crazy! Loving Your Kid Without Losing Your Mind,
Michael J. Bradley, Ed.D


My Losing Season,
Pat Conroy


Boys of Few Words: Raising Our Sons to Communicate and Connect
Adam J. Cox, Ph.D.


The New Male Sexuality,
(and other books by) Michael Gurian


The Rag and Bone Shop of the Heart: Poems for Men,
Edited by James Hillman, Michael Meade and Robert Bly


*Raising Cain: Protecting the Emotional Life of Boys,
Kindlon and Thompson


More Than Moody: Recognizing and Treating Adolescent Depression,
Harold S. Koplewicz, M.D.


*Real Boys: Rescuing Our Sons from the Myths of Boyhood,
William Pollack


*I Don't Want to Talk About It: Overcoming the Secret Legacy
of Male Depression, Terrence Real


*Season of Life,
Jeffrey Marx


Understanding Men's Passages,
Gail Sheehy.


Talking with Our Brothers (Creating and Sustaining a Dynamic Men's Group),
George M. Taylor


Why Boys Don’t Talk And Why It Matters: A Parent’s Survival Guide

to Connecting with Your Teen,
Susan Morris Shaffer & Linda Perlman Gordon



Books for Couples/Improving Relationships:


The Brain in Love
Daniel G. Amen, M.D.


*The Five Love Languages,
Gary Chapman


*The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work,
Gottman and Silver


*Why Marriages Succeed or Fail . . . and How You Can Make Yours Last,
John Gottman


*Married to Distraction: Restoring Intimacy and Strengthening Your Marriage in an Age of Interruption, Edward M. Hallowell, M.D. and Sue George Hallowell, LCSW


Getting the Love You Want,
(and other books by) Harville Hendrix and Helen


*How to Improve Your Marriage Without Talking About It,
Patricia Love, ED.D., and Steven Stosny, Ph.D.


How Can I Get Through to You? Closing the Intimacy Gap Between Men and Women,
Terrence Real


*The New Rules of Marriage: A Breakthrough Program for 21st Century Relationships,
Terrence Real


Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most,

Douglas Stone, Bruce Patton and Sheila Heen of the Harvard Negotiation Project


You Just Don’t Understand: Women and Men in Conversation,
Deborah Tannen


*After the Honeymoon: How Conflict Can Improve Your Relationship,

Daniel B. Wile



Books on Parenting:


Yes, Your Teen Is Crazy!: Loving Your Kid Without Losing Your Mind,
Michael J. Bradley, Ed.D


Raising a Son,
Jane and Don Elium


Parenting From the Inside Out,
Mary Hartzell and Daniel Siegel


The Price of Privilege: How Parental Pressure and Material Advantage are Creating a Generation of Disconnected and Unhappy Kids,
Madeline Levine


The Courage To Raise Good Men,
Olga Silverstein


*Staying Connected to Your Teenager,
Michael Riera, Ph.D.


*Uncommon Sense for Parents with Teenagers,
Michael Riera, Ph.D


*Get Out of My Life, but first could you drive me and Cheryl to the mall?,
Anthony E. Wolf, Ph.D.


Why Boys Don’t Talk And Why It Matters: A Parent’s Survival Guide

to Connecting with Your Teen,
Susan Morris Shaffer & Linda Perlman Gordon


When Parents Disagree and What You Can Do About It,
Dr. Ron Taffel



General Interest Books:


*Transitions (Making Sense of Life's Changes), (1980),
William Bridges


The Way of Transition (2000),
William Bridges


Emotional Intelligence,
Daniel Goleman


The Myth of Laziness and A Mind at a Time,
Mel Levine


Authentic Happiness AND Learned Optimism,
Martin E.P. Seligman


Anger: The Misunderstood Emotion,
Carol Tavris


  1. *Highly Recommended
    revised 2/16