Books by Carol

NEW BOOK: Being released on Amazon and Jessica Kingsley Publisher Feb. 21, 2018!

DBT Therapeutic Activity Ideas for
Working with Teens

This fun and engaging activity book helps to teach teens to manage emotions and develop relationships by tracking their progress using Dialectical Behaviour dbt bookTherapy (DBT) techniques. DBT is specifically designed for emotionally sensitive young people, especially those with borderline personality disorder, and the activities in this book will help regulate strong emotional responses which can lead to impulsivity, unstable relationships, low self-image and reactive emotions.


A wonderful and important addition to the Dialectical Behavioural Therapy world; with numerous fun and clear doodles, activities, and photocopiable worksheets included throughout. This book is written for teenagers, and manages to be engaging and accessible in style; whilst also covering all of the key DBT concepts- from mindfulness, to distress tolerance, to emotional regulation, to interpersonal effectiveness. A useful book for any therapist’s shelf.

— Dr Karen Treisman, Specialist Clinical Psychologist, Trainer, and Author of several books including, A Therapeutic Treasure Box for Working with Developmental Trauma



“Great book with hands on tools”
“Exactly what every Christian mom needs!”
“Great information. Full of good information in bite size…”
“So very helpful and encouraging.”

bookcover41.The Adoptive Foster Parent Guide: How to Heal Your Child’s Trauma and Loss
published in February 2012. This book is practical, easy reading. In the guide I discuss attachment styles, triangulation, navigating birth families, and specific ideas on helping your child heal from their past loss, trauma, and abandonment. The book discusses how I work with children and heal their trauma in session so that you may implement similar ideas in your home or alongside your child’s therapist.

This book is a great addition to your therapist’s library too. Many families live in rural locations where there are great therapists who do not having training or experience in adoptions or foster care. The Adoptive & Foster Parent Guide will provide step by step information for the therapist which will be essential to the child or teen’s healing from past hurts or loss.

devotional2.Devotions of Comfort and Hope for Adoptive & Foster Moms published in August 2013. The devotional is written by myself and adoptive mom, Lisa Edmunds. There are 120 devotions that inform, comfort, and give hope to moms in the trenches as they walk alongside their child in their healing journey. This book is available  to read for free for those who have subscribed to Kindle Unlimited.

This book is FREE for Kindle Unlimited subscribers on Amazon

clothedinarmor3. Clothed in Armor: Spiritual Warfare for Adopted & Foster Kids published in April 2015. (There is also a matching Bible study for non-adopted siblings and peers. It’s link is here.) The Bible studies discuss spiritual battles faced by kids, and in a fun way teaches them how to fight back like a strong soldier of God!