Books Every Psychology and/or Counseling Doctoral Student Should Read
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1 Man's Search for Meaning
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2 Diagnostic and Statistical ...
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3 Every Silver Lining Has a C...
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4 The Bell Jar
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5 The Discarded Ones
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6 Love's Executioner and Othe...
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7 One Flew Over the Cuckoo's ...
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8 The Man Who Mistook His Wif...
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9 Girl, Interrupted
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10 A Child Called "It"
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11 The Gift of Therapy: An Ope...
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12 Flowers for Algernon
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13 The Manufactured Identity (...
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14 The Catcher in the Rye
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15 A Beautiful Mind
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16 An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir o...
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17 Trauma and Recovery
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18 Prozac Nation
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19 The Theory and Practice of ...
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20 The Art of Loving
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21 The Sociopath Next Door: Th...
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22 On Becoming a Person: A The...
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23 Emotional Intelligence: Why...
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24 Existential Psychotherapy
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25 The Yellow Wallpaper and Ot...
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26 The Boy Who Was Raised as a...
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27 The Dance of Anger: A Woman...
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28 What's Behind Your Belly Bu...
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29 The Curious Incident of the...
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30 Man and His Symbols
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31 The Glass Castle
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32 Reviving Ophelia: Saving th...
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33 Dibs in Search of Self
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34 I Hate You, Don't Leave Me:...
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35 I Never Promised You a Rose...
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36 When Nietzsche Wept
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37 Zen and the Art of Motorcyc...
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38 Running with Scissors
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39 The Divided Self: An Existe...
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40 Son of a Serial Killer
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41 The Grand Delusion (Manufac...
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42 Dry
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42 The Human Obsession (Manufa...
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44 Lying on the Couch
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45 Sybil: The Classic True Sto...
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46 Alcoholics Anonymous - Big ...
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47 The Lost Boy: A Foster Chil...
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48 The Four Agreements: A Prac...
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49 The Road Less Traveled:  A ...
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50 Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexi...
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51 Speak
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52 Why Does He Do That?: Insid...
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53 The Drama of the Gifted Chi...
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54 Lord of the Flies
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55 Drinking: A Love Story
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56 Motivational Interviewing: ...
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57 A Man Named Dave: A Story o...
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58 Thinking in Pictures: My Li...
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59 Wherever You Go, There You ...
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60 Feeling Good: The New Mood ...
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61 A Shining Affliction: A Sto...
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62 Quiet: The Power of Introve...
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63 Goddesses in Everywoman: Po...
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64 The Center Cannot Hold: My ...
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65 Becoming Attached: First Re...
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66 People of the Lie: The Hope...
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67 The Power of Myth
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68 Look Me in the Eye: My Life...
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69 The Manufacture of Madness
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70 Freakonomics: A Rogue Econo...
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71 Women Who Run With the Wolv...
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72 The Myth of Mental Illness:...
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73 A Guide to the Present Moment
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74 Darkness Visible: A Memoir ...
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75 Authentic Happiness: Using ...
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75 My Lobotomy: A Memoir
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77 The Red Book: Liber Novus
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78 In the Realm of Hungry Ghos...
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79 Cut
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80 Games People Play
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81 I Know Why the Caged Bird S...
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82 Anatomy of an Epidemic: Mag...
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83 Toxic Parents: Overcoming T...
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84 An Anthropologist on Mars: ...
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85 The Privilege of Youth: A T...
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86 Nineteen Minutes
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87 The Courage to Heal: A Guid...
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88 Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers
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89 When Bad Things Happen to G...
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90 The Archetypes and the Coll...
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91 The Ego and the Id
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92 Codependent No More: How to...
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93 The Power of Now: A Guide t...
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94 Without Conscience: The Dis...
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95 The Buddha and the Borderli...
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96 The Spirit Catches You and ...
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97 The Quiet Room: A Journey O...
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98 Anxiety Disorders and Phobi...
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99 Sanity, Madness and the Fam...
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100 Reality Therapy: A New Appr...
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message 1: by Sandra (last edited Jun 27, 2010 09:15PM) (new)

Sandra One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest was the first movie that I ever seen that had me totally interested in how the mind works in psychological ways. Now I am taking my Masters of Forensic Psychology and loving it. I hope others who read psychological thrillers learn the love of helping others too. Dave Pezler is my recent addition to learning about the abuse of children in America. Dave is an inspiration to many of us who have gone through even the slighetest bit of what he did with his mother, that good things do happen to good people. My heart goes out to all the wonderful things Dave has done for others.


message 2: by Talyn (new)

Talyn You should add "The Anatomy of Evil" by Michael H. Stone.. I did not see it on this list.. It's a very, very good book dissecting the psychopaths and the insane with 22 levels of "evil", from justified to totally blows-you-out-of-the-water-evil. It also touches on subjects such as the brain and chemicals affecting a person's behavior; abuse at home; environmental influences, etc. Basically it boils down to.. what is "evil"?


message 3: by Chris (new)

Chris Another book that should be added to the list is
Anatomy of a Secret Life: The Psychology of Living a Lie


message 4: by Killthepopular (new)

Killthepopular Every Silver Lining Has a Cloud: Relapse and the Symptoms of Sobriety
Only 14 ratings and yet 35 people voted for it? Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm, I smell spam.


message 5: by Tim (new)

Tim Mcleod The collection should be retitled "Books an undergraduate who took intro psych would consider important". This list is loaded with self-help, fiction, and memoir. A fraction of this is substantive or fit for graduate study. Just call it something else.


message 6: by julia (new)

julia Tim wrote: "The collection should be retitled "Books an undergraduate who took intro psych would consider important". This list is loaded with self-help, fiction, and memoir. A fraction of this is substantive ..."

I agree with Tim - also psychology does not equal clinical psychology and so far, all I'm seeing is one area of psychology, the title is far too general IMO.


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