The following websites may be helpful in finding information related to psychotherapy, psychological symptoms, and other topics in psychology.

Psychological Resources

  • www.
    The website for the American Psychological Association.
    The website for the American Psychiatric Association.
    The American Psychological Association’s Help Center is an online resource for brochures, tips and articles on the psychological issues that affect a person’s physical and emotional well-being.
    The Association of Applied Sport Psychology’s Resource Center  has helpful information for athletes, parents and coaches.


References for Frustrated Parents

 Transforming the Difficult Child by Howard Glasser, MA and Jennifer Easley, MA. Vaughan Printing. Nashville TN. 1999

Dogma aside, this book gives many good examples of the use of both structure and positive comments with difficult children whose low self-esteem prevents them from accepting compliments.

 The Myth of Laziness by Mel Levine, MD. Simon & Schuster. New York New York. 2003

Skip the parts that are too technical and one will still get a good understanding of the struggles of children (and others) who appear to be lazy, apathetic and unmotivated. It gives parents an opportunity to view positively  children who appear to produce little positive effort.


References for Frustrated Athletes

 Mindset by Carol S. Dweck, PhD. Ballantine Books. New York. 2006

The Fixed mindset or the Growth mindset: Do you view ability as something that you are born with that needs to demonstrated or as something that can be learned?  If you can adopt the Growth mindset your performance will improve.

 In Pursuit of Excellence – 4th Ed. by Terry Orlick, PhD. Human Kinetics. 2008
 The Power of Full Engagement by Loehr & Schwartz. The Free Press. 2005


References for Frustrated Coaches

 The Center For Ethical Coaching at
The Positive Coaching Alliance at

From Passive to Passionate: Developing the Salivating Athlete by Jeff Huber at

Free – Requires creation of Human Kinetics account

 USOC Sport Psychology’s ‘Top Ten Guiding Priniciples’ for Mental training by   Sean McCann, PhD, USOC at
 Successful Coaching – 4th Ed.  by Rainer Martens. Human Kinetics. 2012
 Coaching the Mental Game by H. A. Dorfman.  Taylor Trade Publishing, 2005
 Sport Psychology for Youth Coaches by Smith & Smoll. Rowman and Littlefield.  2012
 Coaching Issues and Dilemmas by Carol Alberts. Am. Alliance for Health, Phys.    Ed., Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD). 2003
 Coaches Guide: Sport Psychology Mental training Manual by the United States Olympic Committee, Performance Services Division, 2006