F. Russell Crites, Jr.
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Books & Materials
Recommended Reading & Product
The following books and manuals were written to help clients and fellow therapists as they seek to gain knowledge and help in dealing with a multitude of issues.  I hope that you find something that is beneficial for you.   Be sure to look at the materials and handouts section.  I periodically put information there that may be of use to both clients and therapists.  
 
Recommended Books/Manuals

Please go to Amazon Books  to see a complete list of the books, manuals and workbooks available.

Here are a few examples of the works listed!

Marriage Go Round: The First Journey

Marriage Go Round the First Journey is a professional manual that therapists can use to address core issues that couples often have when problems occur.   It looks at thirty-two issues that may need to be addressed in order for the couple to better manage their relationship and in order to rekindle love in their lives. Some of the issues it addresses are:
  • Commitment
  • Service
  • Partner as first Priority
  • Anger, Past Hurts and Irritants
  • Conflict Resolution or Management
  • Forgiveness
  • Willingness to Change
  • Respect
  • Communication
  • Romance
  • Sex and Sexual Affection
  • Admiration
  • and twenty-one other issues
There is a Marriage Go Round Couples Workbook available for for a small fee for those interested. Each person would need his or her own workbook.  This is available when you come to therapy.  It is not necessary to purchase the workbook, but it's great to have so that you can refer back to the information at a later date. 



Bipolar of ADHD

This book is a practical study on determining the differences between ADHD and Bipolar disorder,especially in young children and adolescents.  The book provides information that will help you 1) identify the characteristics of each disorder, 2) determine the differences between the two, and 3) identify what needs to be done to psychologically and educationally address each disorder. Specific strategies are shared that will help counselors and teachers and parents better address Bipolar and ADHD in a school or home setting. To order please click the book shown below.  It will take you to Amazon.



Executive Function Disorder


This is a strategy guide for those working with students who have prefrontal lobe executive function issues such as getting on task, staying on task, organization, processing speed, working memory, and much more.  These issues can be seen in students who have Asperger, Bipolar Disorder, ADHD/ADD and other conditions. Educational strategies are provided for both home and school.  To order Russ' Book on Executive Function Disorder please click the book below.  It will take you to  Amazon online.  ISBN#: 978-0-9786376-9-9 




Adult Child Therapy Manual
  • Diagnosing the Adult Child (short checklists for Adult Child, Family of Origin, Codependency or Coping Styles, Unhealthy Communication, etc.)
  • In depth description of Unhealthy Family of Origin Roles
  • In depth description of Unhealthy Family of Origin Rules
  • In depth description of Unhealthy Communication Styles
  • Worksheets and techniques to address all of the above
  • A close look at Adult Child Characteristics
  • How to help your client get in touch with their personal history in order to deal with the inner child
  • Developmental Stages of Dysfunction and how to Address those Needs
  • In addition there are Treatment techniques for Dealing with Past Issues, teaching clients to Change their Thinking and Habits, producing Behavioral Change, utilizing Visualization and Affirmations to produce change and more.
Much of what is found in this manual corresponds to the issues identified in the 'Coping Styles Assessment'.  Click the statement (Books, manuals and Workbooks Russ has Written) at the beginning of this page to go to amazon.com/author/russcrites  to see more.   


Family Therapy Manual

This manual provides resources for current families who are struggling with a variety of dysfunctional issues. Here are some examples of what can be found in this manual. 
  • Assessments for Family Issues
  • Family Roles and Priorities
  • Parenting and Family Life
  • Building a Healthy Family Environment
  • Modeling and Value Development
  • Communication and Problem Solving
  • Building Self-Esteem
  • Building Personal Significance
  • Self-Discipline and Judgment
  • Communication and Discipline
  • Actions Speak Louder than Words
  • The Discipline Hierarchy
  • Combining Home and School Discipline
Click the statement (Books, manuals and Workbooks Russ has Written) at the beginning of this page to go to amazon.com/author/russcrites  to see more.   


Foundations Workbook

The Foundations workbook is core to the Genesis System for Self-Improvement.  It teaches extremely important skills that will aid the individual in becoming a healthier individual.  Here are some of the areas covered in this workbook.
 

  • Learn How to Take Control of Your Mind so Your Thoughts are Not out of Control
  • Learn how to Reprogram Your Mind by Getting Rid of Unwanted beliefs, attitudes, etc. 
  • Rid Yourself of Cognitive Distortions, Negative Tapes and Internalize Optimism and other Positive Traits 
  • Identify what it Means to Be Healthy socially and Develoop a Plan to Begin Improvement
  • Identify what it Means to be Healthy Physically, e.g., Your Body, How You Dress, Exercise.
  • Learn how to Identify and develop Healthy Valuesor a Spiritual Sense of Self
  • After you Have Identified the Healthy Self You want to Be You will Learn how to Make that More and More a Part of You. 
               
Click the statement (Books, manuals and Workbooks Russ has Written) at the beginning of this page to go to amazon.com/author/russcrites  to see more.   



Codebooks for the Coping Styles Assessment

The Foundations workbook is core to the Genesis System for Self-Improvement.  It teaches extremely important skills that will aid the individual in becoming a healthier individual.  Here are some of the areas covered in this workbook

  • Nine Family of Origin Roles
  • Twelve Family of Origin Rules
  • Other-Oriented Codependencies
  • Self-Oriented Codependencies
  • Unhealthy Other-Oriented Communication Styles
  • Unhealthy Self-Oriented Communication Styles
  • Bipolar Codependency
  • Neglect and Abuse Issues
  • Other-Orientation and Control Issues
  • Self-Orientation and Co
Click the statement (Books, manuals and Workbooks Russ has Written) at the beginning of this page to go to amazon.com/author/russcrites  to see more.  
Can be purchased through Amazon at this time.




Adult Child Workbook

Adult Child characteristics can cause untold problems for you and those around you.  Information in this workbook will help you, 1) identify what Adult Child characteristics are causing your difficulties, and 2) what you can do to rid yourself of these unwanted and unhealthy characteristics.  Some of these characteristics are:
  • Responsibility Issues
  • Guild Feelings and/or Shame
  • Avoidance of Conflict
  • Being Critical
  • Impulsivity
  • Crisis Oriented Thinking
  • Loyalty when not Deserved
  • Fear of Abandonment
  • Fear of Intimacy
  • Risk Taking
  • The Approval Addiction
  • and many more.
Click the statement (Books, manuals and Workbooks Russ has Written) at the beginning of this page to go to amazon.com/author/russcrites  to see more.  
Can be purchased through Amazon at this time.



Coping Styles Assessment


The Coping Styles Assessment measures:
  • Nine different Family of Origin Roles including an often left out role entitled 'The Boss'.
  • Twelve specific codependency roles
  • Four unhealthy communication styles (based on Virginia Satir's work)
  • Twelve dysfunctional Family of Origin Rules (measured in both original family of origin and in the current family setting)
  • Thirty Adult Child Characteristics that often cause difficulties
  • Three underlying motivations that are often found in codependency (Self-Orientation or control, Avoidance and Other-Orientation or 'People Pleasing')
A four point code it populated from the data obtained.  Each major code has an 80 plus page workbook that can be utilized in a therapeutic setting or for homework (see Codebook above)..  Call 972-506-7111 for more information!

For more books, workbooks or manuals please go to:  
amazon.com/author/russcrites  where you can see most of his works online. 

Free Coping Styles Quick Check Assessment Below:

Coping_Styles_Quick_Check_02_2017.pdf
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Programs

Texas Association for Marriage and Family Therapists State Conference in Austin, TX.  Program files are shown below for the programs at this Conference. 

Meeting Love Expectations for a Healthy Relationship has two files to download.

Meeting_Love_Expectations_for_a_Healthy_Relationshipparticipant.pdf
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MGRPDFHANDOUTSword.pdf
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From Dysfunctional to Functional has two files to download.

From_Dysfunctionaltofunctionalfamilylife.pdf
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Dysfunctionaltofunctional.pdf
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 Professional School Counselor Conference 2017 in Arlington, Tx.
This is a three hour program entitled, Depression and Anxiety in students:  Strategies for Counselors

depression_and_anxiety_2017.pdf
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Region 10 Educational Service Center in Richardson, Texas.   A full day program on The Differential Diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder and ADHD.  Click the link below to download the program.
  


The_Differential_Diagnosis_of_Bipolar_Disorder_and_ADHD_.pdf
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American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy National Conference in Austin, Texas.  A full day symposium was presented on "Marriage Go Round: Helping Couples Heal".  Click on the link below to download the program.

Marriage_Go_Round_Handout.pdf
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Russ presented this program for the Regional National Center for Youth Issues Conference.  Click the link below to download the program. 

ADHD_for_counselors_and_teachers

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