Books and Journals

Below are just a few of the resources available. If you are looking for something specific, please reach out to us and we will do our best to direct you to the most helpful resources.

Charting the Challenging Path Toward Establishment of Parenting Coordination’s Efficacy

Carter, Debra. K. & Lally, S. (2014)

Parenting Coordination in Post-Separation Disputes: A Comprehensive Guide for Practitioners, APA. Washington, DC.

in Higuchi, S. & Lally, S. (Eds.) AZ: HCI Press.

“This is the first book to address the contemporary scope of the field. It brings together leading figures in PC practice, training, publication, and research.” – American Psychological Association

“The contributors to the book cover a wide range of topics in terms of reducing known risk factors and promoting the protective factors so that parenting plans in which the parents re-focus on the children’s needs can be implemented.” – L. L’Abate & D. Ryback, Am Journal of Family Therapy

Parenting Coordination: A Practical Guide for Family Law Professionals

Carter, D. K.

Parenting Coordination is a child-centered process for conflicted, divorced, and divorcing parents. The Parenting Coordinator (PC) makes decisions to help high-conflict parents who cannot agree to parenting decisions on their own. This professional text serves as a training manual for use in all states and provinces which utilize Parenting Coordination, addressing the intervention process and the science that supports it.

The text offers up-to-date research, a practical guide for training, service provision, and references to relevant research for quality parenting coordination practice. Specifically, this book describes the integrated model of Parenting Coordination, including the Parent Coordinator’s professional role, responsibilities, protocol for service, and ethical guidelines.

Divorced Fathers and Their Families: Legal, Economic, and Emotional Dilemmas

Carter, D. K. (2013) Parenting Coordination, in Kaslow, F. W.

New York: Springer Science, 171-182.

“It took me a while to open this book. Hearing about such pain as divorced fathers feel and the epithets thrown at them by their wives and society in general is an invitation easy to put aside. But once I did begin reading, I was very pleasantly surprised and pulled into a literary voyage that was as illuminating as any personal story could be and as educational as a graduate degree with this title as the subject matter.

Divorced Fathers does two things quite well: It gets the reader into the personal and emotional details that read like the best fiction, and it also reveals how the judicial system fails so consistently in the treatment of the male half of the divorce process.

As you can see, this is a no-holds barred approach to unraveling the Gordian knot of divorce, as seen through the eyes of good dads. There are always two sides to a story, some say even three. Well, these are the stories of divorced fathers—the good ones—and the legal, economic and emotional dilemmas they have to contend with. As a family therapist, you may have a fair amount of experience with divorcing clients. Now—with Dr. Kaslow’s research in hand—you can hear the rest of the story. –David Ryback, EQ Associates International

“I just finished reading a new book that I believe many of you will find both interesting and helpful in your practice: *Divorced Fathers and Their Families: Legal, Economic, and Emotional Dilemmas* by Florence Kaslow (with expert commentaries by colleagues, including Dr. Debra K. Carter).

The book provides a good discussion of the legal, judicial, and psychological aspects of divorce; how cultural changes have changed the rights of those who divorce; and how clinicians, coaches, mediators, and others can play a positive role for those involved in divorce. The book also brings such factors as state laws, judicial attitudes, and economic contexts down to the human level with 13 specific cases…. Experts discuss these cases from varied perspectives (e.g., Family Evaluation in Custody Litigation, Divorce Therapy, Divorce Mediation, Collaborative Divorce, Parenting Coordination, etc.).” – Ken Pope

Perspectives of mothers, fathers, and Parenting Coordinators concerning the process and impact of Parenting Coordination

McHale, J. Carter, D., Miller, M. & Fieldstone, L. (2020)

Family Court Review, 58(1), 211-226.

Parenting Coordination and Confidentiality: A (Not-so) Delicate Balance

Carter, Debra K.  & Frenkel, D. (2020)

Family Court Review, 58(1), 68-82.

Through the Eyes of the Child: An Advanced Parenting Coordination Intervention for High Conflict Post-Divorce Families

McHale, J.P. & Carter, D.K. (2019)

Anuario de Psicología/The UB Journal of Psychology acaba de publicar su último número, Vol. 49, Núm. 3.

Monográfico sobre coordinación de (co)parentalidad, 156-163.

Ten Tips for Parenting Coordinators Toward Targeting and Strengthening Coparenting and Benefitting Children

Carter, Debra K. & McHale, James P. (2017)

in AFCC News

Vol. 36, No. 3.

Examining Parenting Coordination Ethics: Looking for Black Lines

Carter, Debra K. (2014)

in Shades of Grey

ACResolution, Spring, 18-23.

New Rules, Forms, and Standards for the Practice of Parenting Coordination in FL

Carter, Debra K. & Johnes Riva, D. (2014)

in Impact on Practitioners and Families, The Commentator

Milan, Italy: Franco Angeli Publishing

Parenting Coordination

Carter, Debra K. (2013)

in Kaslow, F. W.

New York: Springer Science, 171-182.

Coordinamento Genitori: Una guida pratica per il diritto di famiglia professionisti.

Carter, Debra K. (2014)

Milan, Italy: Franco Angeli Publishing

Coparenting: A Conceptual and Clinical Examination of Family Systems [Hardcover]

James P. McHale (Editor), Kristin M. Lindahl (Editor

The Evaluation of Child Sexual Abuse Allegations: A Comprehensive Guide to Assessment and Testimony [Hardcover]

Kathryn Kuehnle (Author), Mary Connell (Author)

In the Name of the Child: A Developmental Approach to Understanding and Helping Children of Conflicted and Violent

Dr. Janet Johnston PhD, Dr. Vivienne Roseby PhD and Dr. Kathryn Kuehnle PhD (Apr 6, 2009)

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