Suggested Readings for Professionals


Biderman, Ellen, Montoya, Diana, Steele, Paula Watch Me Play, Watch Me Learn, the University of New Mexico, New Mexico, 2009.

Bowlby, John Attachment, Basic Books, New York.

Bowlby, John Separation, Basic Books, New York.

Brazelton, T. B., and Greenspan, S. I. The Irreducible Needs of Children, Perseus Publishing, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 2000.

Carlsson-Paige, N. and Levin,D. E. Who’s Calling the Shots?, New Society Publishing, Pennsylvania, 1990.

Cowan, Carolyn P. and Cowan, Philip A. When Partners Become Parents, Basic Books, New York, 1992.

Davis, Laura and Keyser, Janice Becoming The Parent You Want To Be, Broadway
Books, New York, 1997.

Erikson,E. Childhood and Society, W.W. Norton & Co., 1963.

Faber, A. and Mazlish,E. How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk, Avon Books, New York, 1982.

Faber, A. and Mazlish,E. Siblings Without Rivalry, Avon Books, New York, 1988.

Fraiberg, Selma Clinical Studies in Infant Mental Health: The First Year of Life, Basic Books, 1980.

Fraiberg, Selma The Magic Years, Scribners, 1959.

Greenspan, S. and Greenspan, N. T., First Feelings, Penguin Books, New York, 1985.

Ilg, F.L.and Ames, L. B. Child Behavior: From Birth to Ten, Harper Row, New York, 1955. (NOTE: Please be aware of the section on spanking. Santa Monica College and I are strongly opposed to spanking).

Klein, Barbara Raising Gifted Kids

Leach, Penelope Your Baby, Your Child: From Birth to Age Five, Knopf, New York, 1987.

Lerner, Claire & Dombro, Amy L. Bringing Up Baby, Zero To Three Press, Washington, D.C., 2005.

Lieberman, Alicia The Emotional Life of the Toddler, The Free Press, New York, 1993.

Minuchin,S. Families and Family Therapy, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1974.

Paris, Thomas and Paris, Eileen “I’ll Never So To My Kids What My Parents Did To Me!”, Warner Books, New York, 1992

Paley, V. G. You Can’t Say You Can’t Play, Harvard University Press, Massachusetts, 1992.

Piper, Mary Reviving Ophelia, Ballantine Books Inc, New York, 1994.

Pollack, William Real Boys, Henry Holt and Company, Inc., New York, 1999.

Rogers, C. R. On Becoming a Person, Houghton Mifflin, Boston, 1961.

Rothenburg, B. A.; Hitchcock, S.; Harrison, M. L. and Graham, M. Parentmaking, The Banster Press, Menlo Park, California 1983, 1989.

Schore, A. N. Affect Regulation and the Origin of the Self, Lawrence Erlbaum Association, New Jersey, 1994.

Siegel, D. J. and Hartzell, M. Parenting From the Inside Out, Penguin Putnam, New York, 2003.

Siegel,D. The Developing Mind, Guilford Press, New York, 1999.

Sroufe, Egeland, Carlson, Collins The Development of the Person, Guilford, New York, 2005  

Stern, Daniel The Interpersonal World of the Infant, Basic Books, New York, 1985.

Sunderland, Margot the science of parenting, DK Publishing, New York, 2006.

Thomas Gordon P.E.T. Parent Effectiveness Training


Zero To Three Journal, Perinatal Mental Health: Supporting New Families Through Vulnerability and Change, June/July 2002

Zero To Three, Stories From the Field, July 2011, Vol.31 No.6
(Identifying Early Signs of Autism, Helping a Grieving Toddler, Healing Post Partum Depression, etc.)

Hudson, Lucy, Parents Were Children Once Too, Zero To Three, January 2011 Volume 31 No. 3

Spielman, Eda, Post-Adoption Depression, Zero To Three, January 2011 Volume 31 No. 3