Counseling and Psychological Services


In addition to the services at CAPS, students are also able to strengthen their mental health through use of additional resources. This page is a compilation of apps, books, and other campus resources that some have found helpful.


Books by topic:

The Happiness Trap

  • Therapy Quest: An Interactive Quest Through Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (A Robinson Self Help Guide) 
  • Treating Childhood and Adolescent Anxiety: A Guide for Caregivers ANXIETY/DEPRESSION
  • The OCD Workbook: Your Guide to Breaking Free From Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Getting Over OCD: A 10-Step Workbook for Taking Back Your Life (The Guilford Self-Help Workbook Series)
  • Understanding OCD: A Guide for Parents and Professionals Freeing Your Child From Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: A Powerful, Practical Program for Parents of Children and Adolescents
  • Superhero Therapy: Mindfulness Skills to Help Teens and Young Adults Deal with Anxiety, Depression, and Trauma  
  • Harry Potter Therapy: An Unauthorized Self-Help Book from the Restricted Section
  • Mastery of Your Anxiety and Worry: Workbook (Treatments That Work)
  • The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook - Russ Harris
  • Different Like Me: My Book of Autism Heroes
  • Freaks, Geeks and Asperger Syndrome: A User Guide to Adolescence
  • Overcoming Anxiety and Depression on the Autism Spectrum: A Self Help Guide Using CBT
  • A Parent’s Guide to High Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder, Second Edition: How to Meet the Challenges and Help Your Child Thrive
  • A Practical Guide to Autism: What Every Parent, Family Member, and Teacher Needs to Know
  • An Unquiet Mind - Kay Redfield Jamison
  • The Bipolar Disorder Survival Guide: What You and Your Family Need to Know
  • Coping with BPD: DBT and CBT Skills to Soothe the Symptoms of Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder in Adolescents: What To Do When Your Teen Has BPD: A Complete Guide for Families
  • Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy
  • Mind Over Mood, Second Edition: Change How You Feel by Changing the Way You Think
  • Riding the Wave Workbook (Treatments That Work)
  • Facing Panic: Self Help for People with Panic Attacks
  • Mastery of Your Anxiety and Panic: Workbook (Treatments That Work)
  • The PTSD Workbook: Simple Effective Techniques for Overcoming Traumatic Stress Symptoms
  • Reclaiming Your Life From a Traumatic Experience: A Prolonged Exposure Treatment Program Workbook (Treatments That Work)

Managing Social Anxiety: A Cognitive Behavioral Approach Workbook (Treatments That Work)

Mindfulness Resources

Practicing mindfulness can help mitigate a number of mental health concerns and improve general wellbeing.

The Mindfulness Center at Brown brings together top academics in research with leading educators in mindfulness. Dedicated to rigorous research and student-centered education, our goal is to offer programs that improve individual lives and organizational effectiveness. Our courses are offered in-person and live-online, in our local community, nationally and globally.