Dr. Di's Psychology Books and Resources

Dr. O'Connor has created a series of psychology books and resources to help build psychological resilience and well being in children, adolescents, young people and their families. These psychology books serve as a catalyst to assist with the promotion of  positive psychological outcomes in young people and their families. Some provide psycho-educational support to assist with various mental health problems and concerns that plague young people and their families. Whereas others point to preventative or healing interventions that can enhance psychological resilience in young people and their families. While still others feature  characters who can serve as positive role models for children, and in the process, help promote psychological wellness and resilience in young people.

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 are 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 delemnas. 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 provides good support for the practice of bibliotherapy in both children and adults.

Click on the links below to find out more about the psychology books and reports that interest you.

Psychology Books - Family Problems

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.  


Psychology Books - Promoting Resilience & Psychological Well-Being

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. 

  • The City Kids Build A Garden
  • David's Bug

Psychology Books - Parenting Help

 In this section Dr. O'Connor offers  a series of psychology books and resources to help parents promote positive psychological outcomes in their children.

  • How Is My Child Doing?
  • How to Promote Positive Outcomes in Children.