Helpful Books Explaining Resource Therapy

Below are some of Resource Therapy’s core textbooks written by Gordon Emmerson, they are highly recommended for parts therapists. I have also included some EMDR, Ego State and other inspirations. Special treat – heart medicine from Naomi Rachel Remen. Perhaps you’ve read her work? We would love to hear your recommendations.

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The Advanced Skills and Interventions in Therapeutic Counselling is so practical and supportive. This counseling skills book from Professor Emmerson has it all, ethics, counseling practice and management. Perfect for the new practitioner or the experienced therapist, All will benefit. Click on the book picture to buy from Amazon now:

This early Ego State Therapy book is a great addition to the Resource Therapists library. Here you will see the beginnings of Resource Therapy taking shape. Highly recommended.

A different pace from Professor Emmerson. This is delightful.

Plus some more interesting titles:

And from his Research your Therapy – Analyze your Results and Publish Workshop comes this terrific book. Ideal for the psychology student and it sorts out statistics and experimental design issues in plain English. Its like Research Methods  Psychology 101 , boy do I wish I had it back then!

Plus you don’t need fancy  and costly SPSS. He has tailored it to a work with JASP very user friendly stats software available free !

Remember Professor Emmerson is an advanced statistician and holds statistics workshops worldwide he is a member of STATA. A mere sideline but great for us Stats,  Math and research Luddites and newbies :

Books that have informed my therapy mindset:

I love Janina Fisher. She is like the good grandmother of trauma therapy. She is a legend. Wonderful to see her present the workshop in Sydney – Transforming Trauma-Related Resistance and Stuckness run by the Delphi Centre. Her melodious voice, intelligent sensitive presence was so encouraging to be with. Wonderful to see all the other interested trauma therapists from far and wide. Great to see former colleagues to from Relationships Australia. Naturally I had to get her latest book Healing the Fragmented Selves of Trauma Survivors Overcoming Internal Self-Alienation.

This book is a basic text with many modalities – hypnosis, thought field Therapy, Emotional Freedom Technique, Ego State and EMDR. It’s good to explore from Maggie Phillips Finding the Energy to heal:

And another option for Ego State which of course is a precursor to Resource Therapy RT. RT has really advanced well beyond Ego State but it is good to see the roots of the tree that hold it up.

Empowering the Self through Ego State Therapy Ebook by Maggie Philips and Claire Frederick:

Although more for the EMDR trained clinicians, Healing the heart of trauma and Dissociation with EMDR and Ego State Therapy  is a good book. Many big names in therapy have contributed: Carol Forgash, Margaret Copeley and Jim Knipe to name a few:

Kathy Steele is legendary in the world of dissociation and trauma, this is a really useful book for clinicians and clients. Coping with Trauma Related Dissociation.

And of course we can’t go past this foundation text  of Otto van der Hart, Ellert Nijenhuis and Kathy Steele in the treatment of structural dissociation – The Haunted Self:

Another excellent volume Looking through the Eyes of Trauma and Dissociation by Sandra Paulsen to add to your professional library ( mine is bursting with books on the floor piled high, not enough room in the bookcases)


Robin Shapiro one of EMDR’s great therapists who uses Ego State ( The USA is yet to have Resource Therapy training but I am working on it!) Easy Ego State Interventions.

The very special Helen H. Watkins and John G. Watkins the founders of Ego State Therapy. Ego States Theory and Therapy:

Investigative journalist Jess Hill has written an incredible treatise on domestic violence.

Even handed, brave and real I couldn’t put it down. Jaw dropping, eye moistening and yet heartening.

The figures scream at us – sadly one women a week in Austral dies as a result of domestic abuse from an intimate partner.

Hill explores research  from far and wide. Fascinating and scary.

Jess also delves into both the historical through present day social and political scaffolds. Female intimate partner violence is not swept under the rug.

I believe it belongs on every informed psychologist and caring therapists book shelf. I recommend it for my clients who have been in this unhealthy and potentially dangerous dynamic.

SaOne of my huge therapy hero’s is Rachel Naomi Remen

Her books are so heart warming, often her short stories moving me to tears. Rachel has a hard earned gift of deep compassion from her own illness and challenges as both a medical doctor and psychotherapist. She shares this graciously. Delightful, enduring and soul fulfilling. Highly recommended for therapists.

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