Books and Journals

Carter, Debra. K. & Lally, S. (2014). Charting the Challenging Path Toward Establishment of Parenting Coordination’s Efficacy, in Higuchi, S. & Lally, S. (Eds.) Parenting Coordination in Post-Separation Disputes: A Comprehensive Guide for Practitioners, APA. Washington, DC.

“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

Carter, D. K. Parenting Coordination: A Practical Guide for Family Law Professionals

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.

Carter, Debra K. (2014) Coordinamento Genitori: Una guida pratica per il diritto di famiglia professionisti. Milan, Italy: Franco Angeli Publishing

Carter, Debra K. (2014) Examining Parenting Coordination Ethics: Looking for Black Lines in Shades of Grey, ACResolution, Spring, 18-23.

Carter, Debra K. & Johnes Riva, D. (in press – Winter, 2014). New Rules, Forms, and Standards for the Practice of Parenting Coordination in FL: Impact on Practitioners and Families, The Commentator.

Carter, D. K. (2013) Parenting Coordination, in Kaslow, F. W. Divorced Fathers and Their Families: Legal, Economic, and Emotional Dilemmas, New York: Springer Science, 171-182.

"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

Dr. Ken Pope, a licensed psychologist, received graduate degrees from Harvard and Yale. A diplomate in clinical psychology, he has authored or co-authored over 100 articles and chapters in peer-reviewed scientific and professional journals and books. He is a charter fellow of the American Psychological Society (APS) and a fellow of American Psychological Association.


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)