It's all about books! I love books. They are a staple in my counseling program so it's a good thing I am friends with our librarian. This issue got me thinking about counseling books.
Some of my favorite books have come from counseling/psychology specific catalogs:
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......and I am the first one to pick up the latest Julia Cook at the counseling conference...
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..but what do you do when you have a tight budget (or no budget) and need a book?
As I was flipping through the magazine I started to think about some of my favorite books, which came from the suggestion of our school librarian. Although my office is FULL of books, I frequent the library and LOVE having Barnes and Noble date nights with her. She can always pull a book for a topic I am working on, and although it wasn't specifically written for a counselor- it works. Also, I love that a book doesn't have to be so obvious, that students can read "between the lines" about the message.
So, I called my best book friends (our librarian, music teacher, art teacher, and one of my favorite parents from school) and off we went to Barnes and Noble for a book date night. Even better the next day I visited with two former colleagues at Parnassus Books in Nashville. The result, a compilation of my favorite books.
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I decided if I used my blog to write up all the books I use, want to use, and like that it would take one LONG entry or become to total focus of my blog. So instead I decided to join GoodReads!
GoodReads lets you create your own virtual "bookshelf," join book discussions, rate books, share titles with friends, and enter contests to win free books. I really like that you can see what other people thought about the book, this comes in handy when recommending titles for parents!
I created my own counseling shelf for you by topic, here is a sample:
I have already added over 120 titles for you to use next year, but I'll keep updating my books throughout the year so check out my book shelf and share your own thoughts!