Benson, Herbert. The Relaxation Response. New York: William Morrow, 1975. A simple approach to meditation; relates various forms of meditation to physical illness and health.
Clinebell, Charlotte H. Counseling for Liberation. Philadelphia: Fortress, 1976. Methods of relating counseling and consciousness raising.
—. Meet Me in the Middle: On Becoming Human Together. New York: Harper and Row, 1973. A guide to changing roles and liberation in marriage, sex, and child rearing.
Clinebell, Howard J., Jr. Growth Counseling. Nashville: Abingdon, 1973, 1974. Fifteen cassette training courses with User’s Guide. Part I—Enriching Marriage and Family Life includes courses on leading enrichment groups, enhancing sex, and parent-child relationships. Part II—Coping Constructively With Crises includes courses on the crises of the mid-years, grief, divorce, and adolescence.
—. Growth Counseling for Marriage Enrichment, PreMarriage and the Early Years. Philadelphia: Fortress, 1975. The basic principles and methods of growth counseling and marriage enrichment, with particular attention to preparation for marriage and early marriage enrichment.
—. The People Dynamic: Changing Self and Society
Through Growth Groups. New York: Harper and Row, 1972. Principles and methods of leading growth groups— marriage, youth, and parent-child groups.
Clinebell, Howard J., Jr., and Clinebell, Charlotte H. Crisis and Growth: Helping Your Troubled Child. Philadelphia:
Fortress, 1971. A guide for helping children cope with crises.
—. The Intimate Marriage. New York: Harper and Row, 1970. A guide for use by couples and in marriage enrichment groups. Should be used in conjunction with Meet Me in The Middle.
Comfort, Alex, ed. More Joy: A Companion to the Joy of Sex. New York: Crown, 1914. A resource for developing playful sex.
Gardner, John W. Self-Renewal, The Individual and the Innovative Society. New York: Harper and Row, 1964. A challenge to renew integrity, purpose, and commitment in the complexities of modern life.
Gurman, Alan S. and Rice, David G., eds. Couples in Conflict. New York: Jason Aronson, 1975. New directions and methods in marital therapy.
Hall, Bryan P. Value Clarification as Learning Process: A Guidebook. New York: Paulist, 1973. Principles, exercises, and classroom and conference strategies for redefining values.
Howe, Reuel L. The Creative Years. Greenwich, Conn.: Seabury, 1959. Creativity in middle-years marriage, work, sex, faith, and parenthood.
Hunt, Bernice, and Hunt, Morton. prime Time: A Guide to the Pleasures and Opportunities of the New Middle Age. New York: Stein and Day, 1975. A personal, practical discussion of the new possibilities of the mid-years.
Irwin, Paul B. The Care and Counseling of Youth in the Church. Philadelphia: Fortress, 1975. A guide to a creative ministry to youth,
Johnson, Paul E. The Middle Years. Philadelphia: Fortress, 1971. A resource for loaning to mid-years counselees.
Kaplan, Helen Singer. The Illustrated Manual of Sex Therapy. New York: Quadrangle, 1975. A guide to sex therapy including the use of sensate focus techniques.
Lee, Robert, and Casebier, Marjorie. The Spouse Gap: Weathering the Marriage Crisis During Middlescence. Nashville: Abingdon, 1971. An analysis of the mid-years marriage crisis.
LeShan, Eda J. The Wonderful Crisis of Middle Age. New York: David McKay, 1973. Personal reflections and suggestions for self-actualization in the mid-years.
Lewis, H. R., and Streitfeld, H. S. Growth Games. New York: Harcourt, Jovanovich, 1970. Communication exercises for expanding consciousness, enlivening one’s body, and building relationships.
McCary, James L. Freedom and Growth in Marriage. Santa Barbara: Wiley-Hamilton, 1975. An illustrated, topical resource book on growth-centered marriage.
Neugarten, Bernice L., ed. Middle Age and Aging. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1968. A reader in social psychology.
Neugarten, Bernice L., and Berkowitz, Howard. Personality in Middle and Late Life. New York: Atherton, 1964. Research findings on these life stages.
Oates, Wayne E. Pastoral Counseling in Grief and Separation. Philadelphia: Fortress, 1975. Discusses principles and methods which can be helpful to those facing the losses of the mid-years.
O’Neill, Nena, and O’Neill, George. Shifting Gears: Finding Security in a Changing World. New York: Avon, 1974. Guidelines for purposeful change and creative maturity.
Otto, Herbert A., ed. Marriage and Family Enrichment: New Perspectives and Programs. Nashville: Abingdon, 1976. Descriptions of marriage and family enrichment program and resources by twenty-one individuals or teams with experience in the field.
Pennington, Chester, and Pennington, Marjorie. After the Children Leave Home. Nashville: Graded, 1972. Coping constructively with the empty nest.
Peterson, James A. Married Love in the Middle Years. New York: Association, 1968. How to respond to the mid-years marital crisis.
Satir, Virginia. Peoplemaking. Palo Alto: Science and Behavior Books, 1972. A growth-oriented approach to parenting.
Simon, Anne W. The New Years: A New Middle Age. New York: Alfred P. Knopf, 1968. A challenge to pioneer in this new life stage.
Simons, Sidney B.; Howe, Leland W.; and Kirschenbaum, Howard. Values Clarification: A Handbook of Practical Strategies for Teachers and Students. New York: Hart Publishing Co., 1972. Seventy-nine practical techniques for clarifying and reformulating one’s values.
Stone, Howard. Crisis Counseling. Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1975. Principles of helping people handle crises constructively.
Tengbom, Mildred. The Bonus Years. Minneapolis: Augsburg, 1975. A religiously oriented approach to mid-years marriage, children, aging parents, and values.