Relevant Publications

Raifman, L. J., & Vernon, M. (1996).  Important implications for psychologists of the Americans with Disabilities Act: Case in point, the patient who is deaf.  Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 27(4), 372.


James TG, Argenyi MS, Guardino DL, McKee MM, Wilson J.A.B., Sullivan MK, Griest

Schwartzman E, Anderson ML. Communication access to mental health and substance use treatment facilities for deaf American Sign Language users. Health Affairs, 2022. 


Whitworth, S. K., & Wilson, J.A.B. (2022). Quality of Life For DeafBlind Individuals: Comparing

the Effect of Living With and Without Support Service Providers. Journal of American Deafness And Rehabilitation Association (JADARA), 54(3).


Chu, J. N., Collins, J. E., Chen, T. T., Chai, P. R., Dadabhoy, F., Byrne, J. D., Wentworth, A.,

DeAndrea-Lazarus, I.A., Moreland, C.J., Wilson, J.A.B., Booth, A., Ghenand, O., Hur, C., & Traverso, G. (2021). Patient and Health Care Worker Perceptions of Communication and Ability to Identify Emotion When Wearing Standard and Transparent Masks. Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Network Open, 4(11), e2135386-e2135386.


Wilson, J.A.B. & Gournaris, M.J. (2021). Healthcare Altruism and Dysconscious

Healthism in the Delivery of Integrated Healthcare Services to Individuals who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and DeafBlind. Journal of American Deafness And Rehabilitation Association (JADARA).


Kushalnagar, P., Ammons, D., Engelman, A., Hanumantha, S., Wilson, J.A.B. (2022). Left

behind and ignored: Recommendations for policymakers and advocates to increase awareness and accessibility of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias resources in the deaf community, Public Health Reports


Wilson, J.A.B. (2017).  Deaf or hard-of-hearing client?  Criminal justice issues within a complex population.  Washington Criminal Defense Magazine, 3-6.


Wilson, J.A.B. (2017).  Learning to fly: Reminisces of a Clinical Psychologist.  ADARA Update, 1, 6-8.


Wilson, J.A.B. & Schild, S. (2014).  Provision of mental health care services to deaf individuals using telehealth.  Journal of Professional Psychology: Research and Practice.


Wilson, J.A.B. & Wells, M.G. (2009).  Telehealth and the deaf: A comparison study.  Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 14(3), 386-402.


Wilson, J.A.B. (2007).  Psychoeducational dissemination across distance: The viability of telehealth with the deaf population.  Dissertation Abstracts International, 68(6-B), 4147.


Here you will find various books categorized by special topics that may be of interest to you.  The books below are provided as educational guides.  Please consult with an appropriate professional for further guidance.  Happy reading!  




Recover to Live: Kick Any Habit, Manage Any Addiction—Christopher Kennedy Lawford

Psychology Today: Breaking the Bonds of Food Addiction—Susan McQuillan

Deaf & Sober: Journeys through Recovery—Betty G. Miller

Drugs & Addictions: Some Things You Might Know, A lot of Things You Might Not—Marios Savva


Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder


ADHD; Living With ADHD: Proven Strategies And Tips On How To Combat ADHD And Take Control Of Your Life—Jim Hall

Healing ADD: The Breakthrough Program That Allows You to See and Heal the 6 Types of ADD—Daniel G. Amen

ADHD: Parenting a Child or Teen With Attention Deficit Disorder—Grace Child

Parenting Children with ADHD: 10 Lessons That Medicine Cannot Teach—Vincent J. Monastra


Autistic Spectrum Disorder


Living Well on the Spectrum—Valerie L. Grus

The Complete Guide to Asperger’s Syndrome—Tony Attwood 

Autism Every Day: Over 150 Strategies Lived and Learned by a Professional Autism Consultant with 3 Sons on the Spectrum—Alyson Beytien 

The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy with Autism—Naoki Higashida,

Born on a Blue Day: Inside the Extraordinary Mind of an Autistic Savant—Daniel Tammet 

Autistic blessings and Bipolar me.: A Frank and Brutally Honest Diary of a Mother with Bipolar and Her Two Autistic Boys—E.J. Plows

Adult Asperger’s Syndrome: The Essential Guide—Kenneth Roberson


Deaf issues


Understanding Deaf Culture: In Search of Deafhood—Paddy Ladd

The Mask of Benevolence: Disabling the Deaf Community—Harlan L. Lane

A Journey into the Deaf-World—Harlan L. Lane et al.

Mother Father Deaf—Harlan L. Lane

Train Go Sorry: Inside a Deaf World—Leah Hager Cohen

Hands of My Father: A Hearing Boy, His Deaf Parents, and the Language of Love—Myron Uhlberg

Deaf Gain: Raising the Stakes for Human Diversity—H-Dirksen L. Bauman

Words in My Hands: A Teacher, a Deaf-Blind Man, an Unforgettable Journey—Diane P. Chambers 

Deaf-Blind Reality: Living the Life—Scott M. Stoffel


Depression & Anxiety


The Feeling Good Handbook—David D. Burns

An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness—Kay Redfield Jamison

Going to Pieces without Falling Apart—Mark Epstein

Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers—by Robert M. Sapolsky

Night Falls Fast: Understanding Suicide—Kay Redfield Jamison

Healing Anxiety and Depression—Daniel G., Md. Amen, Lisa C., M.D. Routh

I’ll Run Till the Sun Goes Down: A Memoir About Depression and Discovering Art—David Sandum


Domestic Violence / Abuse


The Emotionally Abusive Relationship: How to Stop Being Abused and How to Stop Abusing—Beverly Engel

Surviving Childhood Sexual Abuse—Carolyn Ainscough

The Color Purple—Alice Walker

The Courage to Heal Workbook: A Guide for Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse—Laura Davis

The Wounded Heart: Hope for Adult Victims of Childhood Sexual Abuse—Dan B. Allender

My Story—Elizabeth Smart

Not Child’s Play: An Anthology on Brother-Sister Incest—Risa Shaw

Dragonslippers: This is What an Abusive Relationship Looks Like—Rosalind B. Penfold


Emotional intelligence


The Emotional Extremist’s Guide to Handling Cartoon Elephants: How to Solve Elephantine Emotional Problems Without Getting Run Over, Chased, Flattened—Renee Hoekstra

Primal Leadership: Realizing the Power of Emotional Intelligence—Daniel Goleman

Emotional Intelligence : Why It Can Matter More Than IQ—Daniel Goleman

Boy in the Ivy: The Inner Child of a Buried Man—T. McKinley

The EQ Edge: Emotional Intelligence and Your Success—Steven J. Stein


Grief and Loss – Death and Dying


The Worst Loss : How Families Heal from the Death of a Child—Barbara D. Rosof

Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, a Young Man, and Life’s Greatest Lesson—Mitch Albom

Surviving the Death of a Sibling—T.J. Wray

The Mourner’s Dance: What We Do When People Die—Katherine Ashenburg

The Last Lecture—Randy Pausch

Hannah’s Gift: Lessons from a Life Fully Lived—Maria Housden

On Death and Dying—Elisabeth Kübler-Ross


Life Transitions


The Way of Transition: Embracing Life’s Most Difficult Moments—William Bridges

Moving Through Life Transitions with Power and Purpose—Cara DiMarco


Meaning of Life


Man’s Search for Meaning—Viktor Frankl

The Passions: Emotions and the Meaning of Life—Robert C. Solomon

Meanings of Life—Roy F. Baumeister

Lonelieness—John T. Cacioppo




Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life—Steven C. Hayes

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance—Robert M. Pirsig

The Tao of Pooh—Benjamin Hoff

The Places that Scare You : A Guide to Fearlessness in Difficult Times—Pema Chodron

Mindfulness for Borderline Personality Disorder—Blaise A. Aguirre

Flow—Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Full Catastrophe Living—Jon Kabat-Zinn

Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway—Susan Jeffers

The Zen Path Through Depression—Philip Martin

Parenting, Families, & Relationships

How to Talk to Your Kids About Really Important Things: Specific Questions and Answers and Useful Things to Say—Charles E. Schaefer

Freeing Our Families from Perfectionism—Thomas S. Greenspon

His Needs, Her Needs: Building an Affair-Proof Marriage—Willard F. Harley Jr.

Intimacy & Desire: Awaken the Passion in Your Relationship—David Schnarch


Personal & Professional Development

Acceptance and Mindfulness at Work: Applying Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Relational Frame Theory to Organizational Behavior ManagementSteven C. Hayes 

The Art of Possibility: Transforming Professional and Personal Life—Rosamund Stone Zander

Calming the Chaos—Jackie Woodside

The Zen Book—Daniel Levin

Working With You is Killing Me—Katherine Crowley

Virtual Freedom—Chris Ducker

The Confidence Gap—Russ Harris

Time for Change!—Jackie Woodside


Trauma & Recovery


Complex PTSD: From Surviving to Thriving—Pete Walker

In An Unspoken Voice—Peter Levine

Outgrowing the Pain—Eliana Gil

The Trauma Tool Kit—Susan Pease Banitt

Trauma and Recovery—Judith Herman MD

The PTSD Workbook: Simple, Effective Techniques for Overcoming Traumatic Stress Symptoms—Mary Beth Williams