The Kidman Centre UTS has produced a number of books designed for the general public.
All of these books are available at bookshops. Alternatively you can download our book order form (PDF, 21kB). All books except Moving Forward are $20 plus postage.
Call us on 02 9514 4077 if you have any difficulty obtaining them.
Self-help books for the community
GOOD THINKING – A teenagers’ guide to managing stress and emotions using CBT
Sarah Edelman and Louise Remond
Teenage years can be a challenging time. There are lots of changes happening—physical, social and mental, and emotional ups and downs are common. Upsetting emotions can lead to self-defeating behaviours, such as avoidance irritability, withdrawal and brooding
GOOD THINKING is a practical guide to managing some of the challenges like these that arise during adolescence. It contains plenty of real-life examples, practical tools and exercises, spelling out step-by-step strategies. The book also provides skills to manage unhelpful emotions to make our lives much easier, now and into the future. These skills help us to get back on track more quickly when things go wrong.
Using the principals of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), the book is grounded in evidence-based techniques that have been shown to be effective for managing anxiety and depression, offering valuable skills for a happier and more confident life.
Staying Sane in the Fast Lane: Emotional Health in the 21st Century
Staying Sane in the Fast Lane explores strategies for maintaining emotional and behavioural control in an age of rapid technological change where there is pressure to work harder, pursue a career, raise families and sustain personal relationships. The reader will come away with hands-on strategies for understanding and addressing anxiety, depression and anger. Altogether, this book is a good starting point for those wanting a better understanding of emotional health problems and what to do.
Taking Charge! A Guide for Teenagers
Sarah Edelman and Louise Remond
Taking Charge! is a practical guide to managing some of the challenges that invariably arise during adolescence. It spells out step-by-step strategies that can make a big difference to the way that young people feel about themselves, the people that they deal with and the things that are happening in their life. Using the principles of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Taking Charge is grounded in evidence-based techniques that have been shown to work.
Stress, Coping and Social Support in the Age of Anxiety
Stress, Coping and Social Support in the Age of Anxiety, written in concise, non-technical language, provides an explanation of the stressful life events that beset us at all times. It describes straightforward coping strategies and includes helpful statements and self-assessment forms.
Feeling Better: A Guide to Mood Management
Depression is one of the most common of all psychological problems. Feeling Better: A Guide to Mood Management is a no-nonsense guide for people who want to manage their negative moods more effectively. It outlines how to recognise thinking errors that lead to depressed thinking and behaviour, and how to challenge them.
Family Life: Adapting to Change
Family Life: Adapting to Change is a self-help manual designed to assist in dealing with emotions and transitions that occur through the cycle of life. It outlines how to resolve difficulties in family life using cognitive behavioural therapeutic techniques.
From Thought to Action: A Self-Help Manual
From Thought to Action: A Self-Help Manual is an instructional manual that people can refer to regularly to challenge their irrational thoughts, and consequently change their feelings and overcome self-defeating behaviour. It describes various techniques designed to help people gain control of their emotions and actions.
Schizophrenia: A Guide for Families
In clear everyday language Schizophrenia: A Guide for Families examines the mental illness of schizophrenia, and provides an easily understood summary of a complex and often misunderstood condition. Symptoms and treatments are discussed, and some myths surrounding the suggested causes of schizophrenia are debunked.
Books for health professionals
Moving Forward: Introduction to Psychosis
Moving Forward: Introduction to Psychosis is a reference manual for mental health professionals working with people experiencing psychosis.
Clinical Handbook of Assessing and Treating Conduct Problems in Youth
Clinical Handbook of Assessing and Treating Conduct Problems in Youth serves as a one-stop reference for all professionals who seek a solid grounding in theory as well as those who need access to evidence-based assessment and therapies for conduct problems. It is a must-have volume for anyone working with at-risk children, including clinical child, school, and developmental psychologists; forensic psychologists; social workers; school counsellors and allied professionals; and medical and psychiatric practitioners.