SW Psychology Resources Page

The SW Psychology Resources Page provides helpful links and further information to parents, families and adults who are participating in treatment at SW Psychology.

Here you will find a collection of recommended readings to compliment you or your child’s therapy at SW Psychology, useful Apps you can download on your smartphone or tablet device, or some further reading in relation to therapy techniques and strategies.

Recommended Books

The following are some commonly recommended books for parents and families working with SW Psychology.


Behaviour Management:

  • Phelan, T. (2010). 1-2-3 Magic: Effective Discipline for Children 2-12 years.A great, simple, and clear book about general behaviour management strategies. Gives structure to giving warnings and consequences, as well as a focus on positive reinforcement to encourage positive behaviours.
  • Stiffelman, S. (2012). Parenting without Power Struggles: Raising Joyful, Resilient Kinds while Staying Cool, Calm, and Connected.A great book for parents with children who tend to want to always have the last say.

Parenting Education:

  • Siegel, D. (2012). The Whole Brain Child: 12 revolutionary strategies to nurture your child’s developing mind, survive everyday parenting struggles, and help your family thrive.This book teaches parents in a parent-friendly and practical way about their child’s developing brain, to help increase a parents understanding of why their child is behaving or reacting the way they are, and give both behavioural strategies as well as emotion coaching strategies. Teaches parents not only what to do, but why to do it. A fantastic read for insightful and motivated parents.
  • Siegel, D. (2005). Parenting from the Inside Out: How a deeper self-understanding can help you raise children who thrive. 

    This book is excellent at taking parents on a journey of exploring their own childhood and upbringing, and how their own experiences influence the way they parent in the here and now. A great read for parents who want to understand why they tend to over-parent, or why they tend to slip back into ‘old habits’.


Children Books: Anxiety

  • Karst, P. (2000). The Invisible String.A helpful book for night time separation anxiety
  • Ironside, V. (2004). The Huge Bag of Worries.A picture book for primary school aged children, which demonstrates worries are better shared, and sometimes some worries don’t belong to us.
  • Johnston, N. Go Away Mr Worrythoughts!For children Prep-Grade 6. Helping children learn that they can boss back their worries.

Useful Apps

  • Modern Meditation App for children, adolescents and adults – The Smiling Mindhttp://smilingmind.com.au/
  • Calm App – Meditation Techniques for Focus, Relax, Calming, and Sleep