Required Course Materials

Reading/Viewing Requirements

  • Each module lists specific required and recommended reading and video along with downloadable links when applicable.
  • Articles may be downloaded and/or printed out for your use.
  • Books may be purchased new or used, purchased for Kindle or borrowed from libraries.

Required Reading and Viewing:

Bowlby, J. (1969) Attachment (vol 1). New York: Basic Books. Chapters 11 & 12 in part III, and chapter 14 in part IV.

Chamberlain, D.(2013). Windows to the womb. Berkeley, CA: North Atlantic Books

Cozolino, L. (2014). The neuroscience of human relationships: Attachment and the social brain. New York, NY: W.W. Norton and Co.

Davis-Floyd, R. (2009). Birth models that work. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press.

Davis-Floyd, R. & Jordan, B. (2004). Birth as an American rite of passage, 2nd ed. Berkeley, CA: U of California Press.

Kerr-Morse, Robin. (2012). Scared sick: The role of childhood trauma in adult disease. New York, NY: Basic Books.

Klaus, M.H., Kennell, J.H., & Klaus, P.H. (1995). Bonding. New York: Addison/Wesley Publishing

Levine, P. (2016) Trauma and memory: Brain and body in a search for the living past: A practical guide for understanding and working with traumatic memory. Berkeley, CA: North Atlantic Books.

McCarty, W. A. (2012). Welcoming consciousness: Supporting babies’ wholeness from the beginning of life­–An integrated model of early development. Santa Barbara, CA: Wondrous Beginnings Publishing.

Nilsson, L. (1990/2004). A child is born. New York: Dell.

Seng, J. and Taylor, J. (2015). Trauma informed care in the perinatal period. Edinburgh, UK: Dunedin Academic Press.

Siegel, D. and Hartzell, M. (2004/2013). Parenting from the inside out. New York, NY: Tarcher Press.

Thompson, Rebecca. (2012). Creating Connection: Essential Tools for Growing Families from Conception, Birth, and Beyond. (Book 2 of the Consciously Parenting series.) Crystal Beach, FL: The Consciously Parenting Project, LLC. Chapters 1, 2.

Verny, T. & Weintraub P. (2002) Pre-Parenting: Nurturing your child from conception. New York: Simon & Schuster.

Weinstein, A. (2016). Prenatal development and parents' lived experiences: How early events shape our psychophysiology and relationships (Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology). NY: Norton Press

Wilks, J. Ed. (2017). An integrative approach to treating babies and children: A multidisciplinary approach. Philadelphia, PA and London, England: Singing Dragon.


Suggested Reading and Viewing: Not Required

Axness, M. ( 2012). Parenting for peace.Boulder, CO: Sentient Publications.

Brady, M. (2013). Right listening. Langley, WA: Paideia Press.

Brady, M. (2013) Social Neuroscience Course. http://www.committedparent.com/SNTRegPage.html. This is an excellent online course that is highly technical and detailed.

Chabat, A., Billot, A. & Balmes, T. (2010).Babies. United States: NBC Universal.

Chang, Penny. (2012).Conversations from the womb: Communicating with your baby during pregnancy and before conception. Charlottesville, VA: Healing Heart Press.

Deloache, J. & Gottlieb, A. (2000). A world of babies: Imagined childcare guides for seven societies.New York: Cambridge University Press.

Gerhardt. S. (2004) Why love matters: How affection shapes a baby’s brain.New York: Routledge.

Grille, R. (2014).Parenting for a peaceful world. New South Wales, Australia: Longueville Media.

Houser, Patrick. (2007) The fathers-to-be-handbook: A roadmap for the transition to fatherhood. Kent, Enlgand: Creative Life Systems, LTD.

Johnson, Sue. (2008) Hold me tight: seven conversations for a lifetime of love. New York: Little, Brown and Company.

Lake, R. &Epstein, A. (2008). The business of being born. United States: Millenium.

Levine, P. & Fredrick, A. (1997). Waking the tiger: Healing trauma, the innate capacity to transform overwhelming experiences. CA: North Atlantic Books.

Levine, P. (2010). In an unspoken voice: How the body releases trauma and restores goodness. CA: North Atlantic Books.

Nathanielz, P. & Vaughn, C. (2001). Prenatal prescription. New York, NY: HarperCollins Press.

Paul, A. M.(2011). Origins: How the first nine months shape the rest of our lives. New York, NY:Free Press.

Siegal, D.(2012). The developing mind, 2nd ed: How relationships and the brain interact to shape who we are. New York, NY: Guildford Press.

Siegel, D. (2007). The mindful brain. New York, NY: W.W. Norton Press.

Siegel, D. and Hartzell, M. (2004). Parenting from the inside out. New York, NY: Tarcher Press.

Sunderland, Margot. (2008). The science of parenting. New York: DK Publishing

Taylor, K. (1995). The ethics of caring.Santa Cruz, CA: Handford Mead Publishers.Chapters 3, 4 12, 13.

The Healthy Children Project & Brimdyr, K. (2011). The magic hour: Skin-to-skin. United States & Sweden: The Healthy Children Project.

Thompson, Rebecca. (2012). Consciously Parenting: What it Really Takes to Raise Emotionally Healthy Families. (Book 1 of the Consciously Parenting series.) Crystal Beach, FL: The Consciously Parenting Project, LLC.

Thompson, Rebecca. (2013). Nurturing Connection: What Parents Need to Know about Emotional Expression and Bonding. (Book 3 of the Consciously Parenting series.) Crystal Beach, FL: The Consciously Parenting Project, LLC.

Tsiaras, A. (2002. From conception to birth: A life unfolds. New York, NY: Doubleday.

Verny, T., & Kelly, J. (1981). Secret life of the unborn child. New York, NY: Dell Books.

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