I have found the following resources (books and workshops) tremendously helpful to both clinicians and those in therapy, and would like to share the list with you.
Childhood Emotional Neglect
Most adults seeking therapy, especially for the first time, are unable to put a finger on or describe the feelings of numbness or emptiness that they feel within, not having had their emotions or inner world mirrored, acknowledged, or validated as a child. They often grow up being extremely self-reliant and disconnected to their own feelings but very attuned to the needs and emotions of others. The work of Dr. Jonice Webb on the effects of Childhood Emotional Neglect on an adult’s relationships with self and others has been greatly validating and healing to many. Link to her website and book given below.
Running on Empty by Jonice Webb, PhD.
WORKING WITH TRAUMA
The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van der Kolk, MD.
Self Therapy by Jay Earley, PhD.
Healing the Fragmented Selves of Trauma Survivors - Overcoming Internal Self-Alienation by Janina Fisher - This is a must read for clinicians working with clients with dissociative disorders.
Hold Me Tight Couples Workshop based on Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and the work of Dr. Sue Johnson.