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consists in the full use of one’s powers
in the direction of excellence.
~ John F. Kennedy                                                                       

He who unceasingly strives upward,
him we can save.
~ Frederick Nietzsche                                                                      

In this section you will find links to websites, help lines and books which I have found most consistently useful and which I recommend to my clients.

In order to read and respond to articles I have written, please visit my blog,

Apart from initial links of general interest, the following resources touch on three areas:

             • FAMILY LIFE
               (parenting, couple relationship)

               (managing stress, anxiety, depression, and relationship issues)

               (individual personality styles which define us to some degree and influence our choices, actions and relationships).

OPQ (Ordre des psychologues du Québec)

Canadian Association for Marriage and Family Therapy

Jewish General Hospital Couple and Family Therapy Training Program

Kids Help Phone – 1 (800) 668-6868

Suicide Action Montréal (Suicide hotline) – (514) 723-4000


Couple Relationship

John GOTTMAN, Ph.D. (2000) The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work: A Practical Guide from the Country's Foremost Relationship Expert
Sue JOHNSON (2008). Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love.
Janis Abrahms SPRING, Ph.D. (1997). After the Affair: Healing the Pain and Rebuilding Trust When a Partner Has Been Unfaithful
John WRIGHT (1986). Survival Strategies For Couples

Divorce and separation

Because Life Goes On: Helping Children and Youth Live with Separation and Divorce (A Guide for Parents) (2000). Publications, Santé Canada


T.Berry BRAZELTON, M.D. & Stanley GREENSPAN, M.D. (2000). The Irreducible Needs of Children: What Every Child Must Have to Grow, Learn and Flourish.
Thomas MILLAR, M.D. (1989). The Omnipotent Child
John ROSEMOND (2006). The New Six-Point Plan for Raising Happy, Healthy Children
Paul KROPP (1998). I’ll Be the Parent, You Be the Kid

American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry: Resources for Families

Learning Disabilities Association of Quebec

Montreal Families—Resource Directory

Parentbooks—Books for Parents and Children

Parents Line – (514) 288-5555

The Overburdened Child

Gregory JURKOVIC, Ph.D. (1997). Lost Childhoods: The Plight of the Parentified Child.
Patricia LOVE, Ph.D. (1991). The Emotional Incest Syndrome: What to do When a Parent's Love Rules Your Life
Alice MILLER (1981). The Drama of the Gifted Child. (Previously published as Prisoners of Childhood).


Robert PLUTCHIK (2002). Emotions and Life: Perspectives for Psychology, Biology, and Evolution.—The EQ Directory—The Emotional Intelligence Network


David BURNS, MD (1999). Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy


Manuel SMITH (1975). When I Say No, I Feel Guilty


R. BRAMSON (1981). Coping with Difficult People
P. FRIEDMAN (1991). How to Deal with Difficult People.


Terrence REAL (1998). I Don’t Want to Talk About It: Overcoming the Secret Legacy of Male Depression. .
David SERVAN-SCHREIBER, MD (2003). The Instinct to Heal: Curing Stress, Anxiety, and Depression Without Drugs and Without Talk Therapy.
William STYRON (1990). Darkness Visible
J. Mark G. WILLIAMS, John D. TEASDALE, Zindel V. SEGAL, Jon KABAT-ZINN (2007). The Mindful Way through Depression: Freeing Yourself from Chronic Unhappiness

Emotional Intelligence (EQ)

Reuven BAR-ON & D.A.PARKER, Eds. (2000). The Handbook of Emotional Intelligence
Travis BRADBERRY and Jean GREAVES (2009). Emotional Intelligence 2.0
David CARUSO & Peter SALOVEY (2004). The Emotionally Intelligent Manager: How to Develop and Use the Four Key Emotional Skills of Leadership
Stephen COVEY (1990). The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
Mihaly CSIKSZENTMIHALYI (1990). Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience
Viktor FRANKL (1959). Man’s Search for Meaning
Howard GARDNER (1983). Frames of mind: the theory of multiple intelligence
Daniel GOLEMAN (1995). Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter more than IQ
Daniel GOLEMAN (1998). Working with Emotional Intelligence
Steve HEIN (1996). EQ for Everybody: A Practical Guide to Emotional Intelligence
Hendrie WEISINGER . Emotional Intelligence at Work

Transition and Change

William BRIDGES (2003). Managing Transitions: Making the Most of Change
William BRIDGES (2004). Transitions: Making Sense of Life’s Changes, Revised 25th Anniversary Edition


Norman DOIDGE (2007). The Brain That Changes Itself
Jon KABAT-ZINN (1990). Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain, and Illness
Martin SELIGMAN (1990). Learned Optimism: How to Change Your Mind and Your Life
Jill Bolte TAYLOR (2008). My Stroke Of Insight: A Brain Scientist's Personal Journey.


This type sorter instrument is my own contribution, and I hope it helps serve as an introduction to the 16-type personality model based on Jungian and temperament theory. It has not been standardized or normalized, but I hope you find it useful as you explore your own type preferences.
Isabel BRIGGS-MYERS & Peter MYERS (1995). Gifts Differing.
Eleanor CORLETT & Nancy MILLNER (1993). Navigating Midlife: Using Typology as a Guide
Leona HAAS & Mark HUNZIKER (2006). Building Blocks of Personality Type
Sandra HIRSH & Jean KUMMEROW (1989). LifeTypes
David KEIRSEY (1998). Please Understand Me II: Temperament, Character, Intelligence
Otto KROEGER & Janet THUESEN (1988). TypeTalk: The 16 Personality Types that Determine How We Live, Love, and Work
Roger PEARMAN & Sarah ALBRITTON (1997). I’m Not Crazy, I’m Just Not You: The Real Meaning of the Sixteen Personality Types

Psychological Type and the MBTI ©

MBTI proximity chart

Myers Briggs Personality Types—16 Type descriptions and functional analysis—Talk About Type (Advanced analysis of Jungian cognitive processes, how to “crack the code” of four-letter type codes)

Best Fit Type (Commercial site with much good technical info on Type)

The Personality Project (Personality research and alternate models of personality 5-Factor Model, “the Big 5”)

Psychological Type: Questionnaires and Type Descriptions

Keirsey Temperament Sorter—The Four Temperaments—The Jung Typology Test (In-depth descriptions of the 16 types) (Free online quiz) (Personality Test Centre) (In-depth descriptions of the 16 types)

Psychological Type and Your Career

Paul TIEGER & Barbara BARRON-TIEGER (2001). Do What You Are

Paul TIEGER & Barbara BARRON-TIEGER (2001). Do What You Are.

Psychological Type and Your Couple Relationship

The Mating Game: Type and relationships

• Analyst (NT)
• Realist (SP)
• Empathist (NF)
• Legalist (SJ)

Psychological Type and Parenting

Michael GURIAN (2007). Nurture the Nature: Understanding and Supporting Your Child's Unique Core Personality
Elizabeth MURPHY (1992). The Developing Child: Using Jungian Type to Understand Children
LaVonne NEFF (1988). One of a Kind
Paul TIEGER & Barbara BARRON-TIEGER (1997). Nurture by Nature (Psychological Type concepts for adolescents)

Psychological Type and Spirituality

Reginald JOHNSON (1999). Your Personality and the Spiritual Life
Mary E. LOOMIS (1991). Dancing the Wheel of Psychological Types
Peter Tufts RICHARDSON (1996). Four Spiritualities

Gary L. HARBAUGH (1988). God’s Gifted People: Discovering and Using Your Spiritual and Personal Gifts.


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couple therapy, family therapy, individual therapy with adolescents, children, cognitive-behavioural approach/ CBT, systemic approach, brief solution-focused approach