The Mindful Catholic: Finding God One Moment At A Time
by Gregory Bottaro, PsyD


Dr. Bottaro’s groundbreaking work on integration of Mindfulness and Catholic Spirituality. In this book Dr. Bottaro teaches how to practice mindfulness from a Catholic perspective in order to reduce anxiety, find greater peace in your life, and learn how to grow in trust in God’s providence.

Reiki in Catholic Healing: Guidelines for Evaluating Reiki as an Alternative Therapy
by United States Conference of Catholic Bishops


“Since Reiki therapy is not compatible with either Christian teaching or scientific evidence, it would be inappropriate for Catholic institutions, such as Catholic healthcare facilities and retreat centers, or persons representing the Church, such as Catholic chaplains or therapists, to promote or to provide support for Reiki therapy.”

Theology of the Body for Beginners: Rediscovering the Meaning of Life, Love, Sex, and Gender
by Christopher West


Understanding sexuality as God created it is essential to understanding our identity as male and female, and as human persons. Christopher West is a seasoned expert in explaining this teaching of John Paul II. This book is highly recommended as a start to any journey of self-discovery and healing broken identity.

Your Defiant Child, Second Edition: Eight Steps to Better Behavior
by Russell A. Barkley PhD ABPP ABCN, Christine M. Benton


Discover a way to end constant power struggles with your defiant, oppositional, “impossible” 5- to 12-year-old, with the help of leading child psychologist Russell A. Barkley. Dr. Barkley’s approach is research based, practical, and doable–and leads to lasting behavior change. Vivid, realistic stories illustrate what the …

Your Defiant Teen, First Edition: 10 Steps to Resolve Conflict and Rebuild Your Relationship
by Russell A. Barkley PhD ABPP ABCN, Arthur L. Robin PhD


When your teen’s rebellious behavior “crosses the line,” how can you reestablish your authority without getting caught in a power struggle? Bestselling authors and distinguished psychologists Russell Barkley and Arthur Robin have each spent decades helping …

Helping Clients Forgive: An Empirical Guide for Resolving Anger and Restoring Hope
by Robert D. Enright, Richard P. Fitzgibbons


This is an excellent guide to navigate the sometimes murky water of forgiveness. Forgiveness (even of our enemies) is something that Jesus calls us to and sets us apart from other world religions. This book explains how to do it.

The Catholic Guide to Depression
by Aaron Kheriaty


Dr. Kheriaty is a friend of the Institute for the Psychological Sciences and does a great job integrating an authentic Catholic anthropology with all that is currently known about depression. In this book he discusses the difference between spiritual darkness or dryness and depression, and really helps to differentiate between sadness that is expected of the human experience and depression …

The Male Brain
by Louann Brizendine, MD


The Male Brain will help women understand exactly what is going on inside the mind of a man, help men understand themselves better, and help both understand more clearly the needs of boys as they grow up.

The Female Brain
by Louann Brizendine, MD


The Female Brain will help men understand exactly what is going on inside the mind of a woman, help women understand themselves better, and help both understand more clearly the needs of girls as they grow up.

The Mindful Way Through Depression: Freeing Yourself from Chronic Unhappiness (Book & CD)
by Mark Williams, John Teasdale, Zindel Segal, Jon Kabat-Zinn


Mindfulness is simply the practice of non-judgmentally focusing on the present moment. This practice has been shown to decrease cortisol levels in the brain. There is nothing fundamentally spiritual about mindfulness, however it can be integrated …