Books Header by Velleda C. Ceccoli Ph.D.

Trauma and Dissociation:

Philip Bromberg- (psychoanalytic perspective)

(2006) Awakening the Dreamer: Clinical Journeys.

(2002) Standing in The Spaces: Essays on Clinical Process, Trauma and Dissociation.

Bessel Van Der Kolk

(1987) Psychological Trauma.

Pat Ogden (and others)

(2006) Trauma and the Body: A Sensori-Motor Approach to Psychotherapy.

Francine Shapiro

(2001) Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing: Basic Principles, Protocols, and Procedures.

Contemporary Neuro-Science:

Antonio Damasio

(2010) Self Comes To Mind – Constructing the Conscious Brain.

(2005) Descartes Error: Emotion, Reason, and the Human Brain.

Norman Doidge

(2007) The Brain That Changes Itself.

Iain McGilchrist

(2009) The Master and his Emmissary – The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World.

Giacomo Rizzolatti

(2008) Mirrors in the Brain – How Our Minds Share Actions and Emotions.

Allan Schore

(1999) Affect Regulation and the Origin of the Self.

Daniel Siegel

(2007) The Mindful Brain – Reflection and Attunement in the Cultivation of Wellbeing.


Donald Woods Winnicott

(1993) Talking to Parents.

(1989) Psychoanalytic Explorations.

(1986) Home is Where We Start From.

(1988) Human Nature.

(1965) The Family and Individual Development.

Stephen A. Mitchell

(2002) Can Love Last? The Fate of Romance Over Time.

(2000) Relationality-From Attachment to Intersubjectivity.

(1997) Influence and Autonomy in Psychoanalysis.

(1993) Hope and Dread in Psychoanalysis.

(1988)  Relational Concepts in Psychoanalysis.

Christopher Bollas

(1987) The Shadow of the Object.

(1992) Being A Character.

(1995) Cracking Up.

(2000) Hysteria.

and also -Psychoanalytic fiction (!) and fun.

(2004) Dark at the End of the Tunnel.

(2005) I Have Heard the Mermaids Singing.

(2006) Mayhem.

Adam Phillips

(2006) Side Effects.

(2005) Going Sane.

(2002) Equals.

(2001) Promises, Promises.

(2000) Darwin’s Worms.

(1998) The Beast in the Nursery.

(1995) Terrors and Experts.

(1994) On Flirtation.

(1993) On Kissing, Tickling and Being Bored.

Julia Kristeva

(1995) New Maladies of the Soul.

(1991) Strangers to Ourselves.

(1989) Black Sun-Depression and Melancholia

(1987) Tales of Love.

Gender and Sexuality:

Jessica Benjamin

(1995) Like Subjects, Love Objects- Esssys on Recognition and Sexual Difference.

(1988) The Bonds of Love- Psychoanalysis, Feminism and the Problem of Domination.

Muriel Dimen

(2003) Sexuality, Intimacy and Power.

Luce Irigaray

(1985) Speculum of the Other Woman.

(1985) This Sex Which is Not One.

Buddhism & Psychotherapy:

Mark Epstein

(1995) Thoughts Without A Thinker.

(1999) Going To Pieces Without Falling Apart.

(2006) Open To Desire: The Truth About What the Buddha Taught.

Jack Kornfeld

(2008) The Wise Heart: A Guide to the Universal Teachings of Buddhist Psychology.

Pema Chodron – Thoughtful meditation guide. No psychotherapy here, but much wisdom.

(2005) The Places that Scare you: A Guide to Fearfulness.

(2002) When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advise for Difficult Times.

Transformative Magical Tales:

J.K. Rowling

All of the Harry Potter Books. If you are a fan read them again, if you have resisted, don’t, we can all use some magic in our lives. And no one does it better than Harry.

Paolo Coehlo

(2001) The Alchemist.

Phillip Pullman

(1997) His Dark Materials.