16 May 2014

New Book for Parenting Coordinators and Referring Practitioners

The American Psychological Association has just published Parenting Coordination in Postseparation Disputes: A Comprehensive Guide for Practitioners, put together by editors Shirley Ann Higuchi and Stephen J. Lally. Ms Higuchi is a lawyer and the executive director of the APA's legal and regulatory affairs department; Dr. Lally is a professor of psychology at Argosy University and a clinical practitioner.

This book is an absolute must-read for anyone who works as a parenting coordinator or who is thinking of including parenting coordination as a part of their practice, and is something I would have love to have had when I first started working as a parenting coordinator six years ago. The book includes the work of many leaders in the development and practice of parenting coordination, including Joan Kelly, Robin Deutsch and Matthew Sullivan, and covers the basics of parenting coordination and more advanced practice issues in depth. Topics covered include:
  • parenting coordinators' training and core competencies,
  • establishing and maintaining a parenting coordination practice,
  • balancing parenting coordinators' caseloads,
  • ethical issues unique to parenting coordination,
  • managing risk,
  • including children in the parenting coordination process, and
  • parenting coordination in the context of family violence.
This book offers and excellent soup-to-nuts overview of parenting coordination and offers practical, pragmatic advice that both new and experienced parenting coordinators will find useful.

Order the book through the APA's website or through Amazon.