IMH COP Child Parent Psychotherapy Resources

The following books are currently available on a limited basis to provider agencies participating in the New Mexico CYFD Infant Mental Health CPP Community of Practice clinician training program. Previously enrolled agencies have been issued many of these books and may have extra copies. Please utilize any extra copies your agency may have before requesting any new books.

Book Descriptions

Click on the plus sign next to each title to read a detailed description of the books currently available. If you would like to request a book not currenlty on this list, please use the contact us form to request a resource be added.

Diagnostic Classification of Mental Health and Developmental Disorders of Infancy and Early Childhood

EDUCATIONAL RESOURCE FOR THERAPISTS DC:0–5 includes disorders occurring in children through 5 years old. DC:0–5 extends criteria to younger ages when appropriate, including in some cases the first year of life. DC:0–5 introduces several new disorders including: Relationship Specific Disorder of Infancy/Early Childhood, Disorder of Dysregulated Anger and Aggression of Early Childhood, and Early Atypical Autism Spectrum Disorder. DC:0–5 retains the multi-axial system allowing optimal consideration of context in assessment and diagnosis; most of the axes have been revised substantially.

Don't Hit My Mommy! A Manual for Child-Parent Psychotherapy With Young Children Exposed to Violence and Other Trauma

EDUCATIONAL RESOURCE FOR THERAPISTS This bestseller has been updated and revised to address the behavioral and mental health problems of young children whose most intimate relationships are disrupted by the experience of violence. Practitioners from a variety of disciplines will gain an understanding of the impact of violence and will discover concrete intervention strategies to address the consequences of this experience for young children.

The Emotional Life of the Toddler

EDUCATIONAL RESOURCE FOR THERAPISTS Anyone who has followed an active toddler around for a day knows that a child of this age is a whirlwind of explosive, contradictory, and ever-changing emotions. Alicia F. Lieberman offers an in-depth examination of toddlers’ emotional development and illuminates how to optimize this crucial stage so that toddlers can develop into emotionally healthy children and adults.

Losing a Parent to Death in the Early Years

EDUCATIONAL RESOURCE FOR THERAPISTS Four therapists and psychiatrists at the San Francisco General Hospital’s Child Trauma Research Project provide therapists with guidelines for treating infants and children who have experienced the death of a parent. Coverage includes common reactions, caregiver reactions, child responses, and the variables involved; the assessment process; and treatment.

Make Room for Baby: Perinatal Child-Parent Psychotherapy to Repair Trauma and Promote Attachment

EDUCATIONAL RESOURCE FOR THERAPISTS This state-of-the-art clinician’s guide describes Perinatal Child–Parent Psychotherapy (P-CPP), a treatment for pregnant women and their partners whose readiness to nurture a baby is compromised by traumatic stress and adverse life experiences. An application to pregnancy of the widely disseminated, evidence-based Child–Parent Psychotherapy, P-CPP spans the prenatal period through the first 6 months of life. Extended cases illustrate ways to help mothers and fathers understand how trauma has affected them, navigate the physical and emotional challenges of becoming parents, build essential caregiving competencies, and ensure the safety of their babies and themselves. Cultural considerations in working with diverse families are addressed through specific intervention examples.

The Power of Discord: Why the Ups and Downs of Relationships Are the Secret to Building Intimacy, Resilience, and Trust

EDUCATIONAL RESOURCE FOR THERAPISTS This “profoundly wise” look at how to foster connections, attachment, and resiliency explains why working through discord is the key to better relationships. (Sue Johnson, bestselling author of Hold Me Tight) You might think that perfect harmony is the defining characteristic of healthy relationships, but the truth is that human interactions are messy, complicated, and confusing. And according to renowned psychologist Ed Tronick and pediatrician Claudia Gold, that is not only okay, it is actually crucial to our social and emotional development. In The Power of Discord they show how working through the inevitable dissonance of human connection is the path to better relationships with romantic partners, family, friends, and colleagues.

Psychotherapy with Infants and Young Children: Repairing the Effects of Stress and Trauma on Early Attachment

EDUCATIONAL RESOURCE FOR THERAPISTS This eloquent book presents an empirically supported treatment that engages parents as the most powerful agents of their young children’s healthy development. Child–parent psychotherapy promotes the child’s emotional health and builds the parent’s capacity to nurture and protect, particularly when stress and trauma have disrupted the quality of the parent–child relationship. The book provides a comprehensive theoretical framework together with practical strategies for combining play, developmental guidance, trauma-focused interventions, and concrete assistance with problems of living. Filled with evocative, “how-to-do-it” examples, it is grounded in extensive clinical experience and important research on early development, attachment, neurobiology, and trauma.

Trauma and the Soul: A Psycho-Spiritual Approach to Human Development and its Interruption

EDUCATIONAL RESOURCE FOR THERAPISTS In Trauma and the Soul, Donald Kalsched continues the exploration he began in his first book, The Inner World of Trauma (1996)―this time going further into the mystical or spiritual moments that often occur around the intimacies of psychoanalytic work. Through extended clinical vignettes, including therapeutic dialogue and dreams, he shows how depth psychotherapy with trauma’s survivors can open both analytic partners to “another world” of non-ordinary reality in which daimonic powers reside, both light and dark. This mytho-poetic world, he suggests, is not simply a defensive product of our struggle with the harsh realities of living as Freud suggested, but is an everlasting fact of human experience―a mystery that is often at the very center of the healing process, and yet at other times, strangely resists it.

Set of Seven Children's Books (English and Spanish) RESOURCE FOR PATIENT INTERACTION

Daddy’s Wave- Ellie’s dad did not come for their visit, and Ellie is stuck in a cloud of sadness and anger as she tries to understand why. Fortunately, Miss K. and Ellie’s Uncle Finny are there to help her. Using the metaphor of a wave, they help Ellie talk about and understand her daddy’s ups and downs, recognize and hold on to loving memories, and know that she is not alone.

Holdin Pott- A worn pressure cooker and a sweet little pot learn new ways of dealing with difficult feelingsMeet the Potts. Holdin Pott grew up learning to keep in feelings of sadness and anger. He is one tough pressure cooker. Little Pott is watching and wants to be just like him, but when you’re little and the heat is on really high, it’s hard to keep the lid on and hold tough stories and feelings inside. What will Little Pott do? How will Holdin Pott help him? From the team that created Once I Was Very Very Scared and You Weren’t With Me, comes a new story to help children and grown-ups start difficult conversations and snuggle in closer together.

Mama’s Waves– Ellie’s mom did not come for their visit, and Ellie is stuck in a cloud of sadness and anger as she tries to understand why. Fortunately, Miss K. and Ellie’s Uncle Finny are there to help her. Using the metaphor of a wave, they help Ellie talk about and understand her mother’s ups and downs, recognize and hold on to loving memories, and know that she is not alone.

Once I Was Very Very Scared (English and Spanish) – A little squirrel announces that he was once very, very, scared and finds out that he is not alone. Lots of little animals went through scary experiences, but they react in different ways. Turtle hides and gets a tummy ache, monkey clings, dog barks, and elephant doesn’t like to talk about it. They need help, and they get help from grown-ups who help them feel safe and learn ways to cope with difficult feelings. This story was written to help children and grown-ups understand how stress can affect children and ways to help them.

You Weren’t with Me (English and Spanish) – Little Rabbit and Big Rabbit are together after a difficult separation, but even though they missed each other, Little Rabbit is not ready to cuddle up and receive Big Rabbit’s love. Little Rabbit needs Big Rabbit to understand what it felt like when they were apart. “Sometimes I am very mad. I don’t understand why you weren’t with me,” says Little Rabbit, “I worry you will go away again.” Big Rabbit listens carefully and helps Little Rabbit to feel understood and loved. This story was designed to help parents and children talk about difficult separations to help them reconnect and find their way back to each other.