To date I have published five books, all with New Harbinger Publications. All but for Your Depression Map can be purchased through Amazon or ordered through bookstores. For further information about each title, click on the cover photo or title below.

The Assertiveness Workbook: How to Express Your Ideas and Stand Up for Yourself at Work and in Relationships Second Edition

This workbook-format book considers two primary questions: "What holds us back from being assertive?" and "What are the specific skills required for effective assertive communication?" This book has been one of the leading titles on assertive communication since 2000; now expanded and updated in a new edition published 2022. Visit here to see an excerpt from the book, the text of a review, and downloadable versions of several of the forms and measures included in the book.
How to be Miserable in Your Twenties: 40 Strategies to Fail at Adulting

New for March 2020: The followup to How to be Miserable zeroes in on the challenges of early adulthood, looking at ways to derail the decade. We examine at how to prolong childhood, believe the myths we're told, avoid constructing an identity, and navigate for rocky shores. Strategies include waiting for others to declare us 'ready,' chilling out, believing in the primacy of confidence, waiting for our passion to display itself, cultivating our fragility, eating marshmallows, avoiding risk, aiming for the stars, and practicing the fine art of mindlessness. Along the way we may discover strategies that you already use, and why you might already be feeling dissatisfied with the life you are creating for yourself.
How to be miserable
How to be Miserable: 40 Strategies You Already Use

We spend most of our lives trying to improve things, trying to feel better, trying to live a good life - and most of us feel, at least occasionally, dissatisfied with the results. In a modern world of luxury that our cave-dwelling ancestors might have dreamed of, how is that so many of us are so unhappy? Perhaps a talent for misery is humanity’s true signature skill. What if, for the span of one brief book, we tried to feel worse instead? Perhaps by investigating the downhill path we might discover aspects of the upward road that we have missed. “Randy J. Paterson’s How to Be Miserable contains practical, witty, and wise advice and is based on the premise that we have become our own worst enemies. Confronting our ‘management’ strategies consciously is the only way our life actually begins to turn toward better outcomes.”
—James Hollis, Ph D, Jungian analyst and author of The Middle Passage
Private Practise Made Simple
Private Practice Made Simple: Everything You Need to know to Set Up and Manage a Successful Health Practice (Professional)

Running your own private practice takes more than an advanced degree, memberships in professional psychology organizations, and the ability to be a good therapist. And while your continuing education and training may be useful, setting up and managing a successful practice is a matter of business and organizational know-how as much as professional proficiency. PDF forms from the book can be downloaded for free.
Your Depression Map

Your Depression Map: Find the Source of Your Depression and Chart Your Own Recovery

There are dozens of recommended strategies for dealing with depression. Which should you try? The answer depends, to a great extent, on the type of depression you have and the risk factors that seem to have contributed. Your Depression Map leads you through an exploration of your own experience of depression, then uses the information gained to help you structure a personalized treatment approach. Although currently out of print, this section of the site provides some information about the book and some related resources.


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