Dr. O'Connor has created a series of child psychology books and resources to help build psychological resilience and well being in children and their families. These psychology books serve as a catalyst to assist with the promotion of positive psychological outcomes in young people. Some provide psycho-educational support to address the various mental health challenges that plague children and their families. Whereas others point to preventative or healing interventions that can enhance psychological resilience in the young person. While still others feature characters who can serve as positive psychological role models for children.
Dr. O'Connor's Psychology Books and resources fall under the larger umbrella of "Bibliotherapy."
Bibliotherapy is the practice of using books to help people understand and solve the psychological concerns that are at issue for them. Reading material that is relevant to the client's psychological issues is chosen to help enhance psychological well-being and competence in both children and adults.
Bibliotherapy rests on the premise that people, both young and old, identify with the story characters and their dilemmas. A child, for example, who is grieving the loss of a parent, may benefit from a story about another child whose parent has died. And will feel less alone.
The concept of bibliotherapy has widened over time to include self-help manuals and books. The goal of bibliotherapy, regardless of what form it takes, is to help relieve psychological distress, and promote positive psychological change.
Research indicates that bibliotherapy offers positive psychological benefits for both children and and adults.
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In this section Dr. O'Connor offers a series of psychology books and resources to assist with Family Problems.
I Can Be Me: A Helping Book for Children of Alcoholic Parents.
In this section Dr. O'Connor offers a series of psychology books and resources to help promote psychological resilience and well-being in children. The characters in these books serve as positive role models for children. They also point to preventative or healing interventions that can enhance psychological resilience in young people and their families.
In this section Dr. O'Connor offers a series of psychology books and
resources to help parents promote positive psychological outcomes in their children.