James J. Crist, Ph.D., CSAC Clinical Psychologist
I have been writing self-
The Survival Guide to Making and Being Friends. (2014) Provides numerous strategies for helping kids make friends, keep friends, and solve problems that arise in friendships.
What To Do When You’re Cranky & Blue (2013). This book helps kids who are feeling cranky and blue. It also explains some of the common mood disorders, including depression and bipolar disorder. This book was previously published under the title What to Do When You’re Sad & Lonely.
MAD: How To Deal With Your Anger and Get Respect (2007). This book is for teens with anger problems. It outlines why people get angry, how brain functioning affects anger, and provides many coping strategies. As of July 2018, MAD is out of print, but used copies are available on Amazon. The Kindle edition was recently released!
This book is for children and teens who have problems with family members such as parents, grandparents, or siblings who abuse drugs or alcohol. It explains what addiction is, how it is treated, and how to best handle your feelings as well as how to deal with the addicted relative. It is now available in an updated version on Amazon. A Kindle version is also available.
Available February 2021. From drugs and alcohol to pervasive use of electronic devices,
more teens are exhibiting addictive behaviors. What’s the Big Deal About Addictions?
provides teens with lecture-