December Releases From APA Books!


Raising Independent, Self-Confident Kids

Nine Essential Skills to Teach Your Child or Teen

Wendy L. Moss, PhD, and Donald A. Moses, MD

 Parenting is a delicate dance. In this book, child development experts Wendy Moss, PhD, and Donald Moses, MD examine the key skills parents need to help their kids emerge as confident, and capable adults. Throughout this book, parents will learn how to build a child’s confidence, decision-making abilities, tolerance for frustration, patience, and self-sufficiency.  

 An ICD–10–CM Casebook and Workbook for Students 

Psychological and Behavioral Conditions 

Edited by Jack B. Schaffer and Emil Rodolfa 

Each chapter in this book features a case illustration of a client who presents with a specific ICD-10-CM disorder. Chapter authors walk students through the differential diagnosis process, from generating a list of possible diagnoses to ruling out options and arriving at a primary diagnosis through careful, competent assessment. Hands-on activities show students how to think like psychologists, posing questions that experienced clinicians must answer in these contexts. Each chapter also reviews special ethics, risk management, and disposition considerations. 

 Family Evaluation in Custody Litigation 

Promoting Optimal Outcomes and Reducing Ethical Risks 


Andrew H. Benjamin, Connie J. Beck, Morgan Shaw, and Robert Geffner

This book guides mental health practitioners through the complex judicial and legal requirements of child custody evaluations. The authors review the legal evidentiary standards pertaining to psychological testing, scientific evidence, and expert witness testimony.  Their evaluation protocol has been used successfully in thousands of cases, and has been demonstrated to minimize the risk of malpractice suits or licensing board complaints. This new edition adheres to updated principles of procedural justice, and reflects the latest in standards of fairness, objectivity, and transparency. 

 Psychological Treatment of Cardiac Patients 

Matthew M. Burg 

This concise primer introduces mental health practitioners to cardiovascular behavioral medicine. Matthew M. Burg reviews fundamental information about the etiology and medical treatment of chronic heart disease, providing a foundation from which readers can learn to assess and treat cardiac patients. In addition to surveying methods and strategies for addressing comorbid psychological disorders, Burg describes how psychologists can help clients adjust to their conditions, change unhealthy behaviors, cope with invasive medical procedures, build social support networks, and face end-of-life issues. 

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