A Primer for ICD-10-CM Users:
Psychological and Behavioral Conditions

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By Carol D. Goodheart, Published by the American Psychological Association

The globalization of psychology is already in full effect in the United States as psychologists find themselves treating clients of varying nationalities and cultural backgrounds. The World Health Organization's International Classification of Diseases(ICD) has been a major factor in the creation of international standards for diagnosis and is already used in medical practices throughout the country, although it has not been fully integrated into mental healthcare system yet.

Readers will come away with an understanding of the history and rationale behind this system of diagnosis, and they will learn how to integrate the tenth edition of the ICD with clinical modifications for the US (ICD-10-CM) and its nuances into their everyday practices. They will also be prepared for the increased prevalence of the ICD system, and for the transition to version ICD-11 that will change how psychologists do business.

"As a remarkably accessible introduction, A Primer for ICD-10-CM Users: Psychological and Behavioral Conditions provides a précis of key features of the diagnostic system. These include an overview of the ICD, detailed coverage of the ICD–10–CM, discussion of the strengths and limitations of a diagnostic system, and a sneak peek into the forthcoming ICD–11. That’s a lot to accomplish in such a compact text, but in this mighty-mite primer Goodheart achieves objectives with aplomb and provides knockout punches en route to its success…….(It) should be on the desks of clinicians throughout the nation. For those practitioners anxious to effect the changeover to ICD–10–CM, this pithy primer is just what the doctor ordered."

—From Review by Greg J. Neimeyer, Ph.D.

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A Primer for ICD-10-CM Users:
			    Psychological and Behavioral Conditions

The Evidence for Psychotherapy:
Where Practice and Research Meet

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By Carol D. Goodheart, Alan E. Kazdin, & Robert J. Sternberg (Editors). Published by the American Psychological Association

The evidence-based practice movement has powerful ramifications for the future of psychotherapy. As it spreads throughout healthcare, with its associated demands for demonstrable results, cost monitoring, and accountability, mental health professionals debate approaches to treatment and how to weight the factors that contribute to good outcomes. The book offers distinctive perspectives by practitioners, researchers, educators, and public policy advocates. It seeks common ground and reveals legitimate differences, unanswered questions, and promising avenues for improving psychotherapy.

Advance reviews:  

"The editors and authors of this volume have taken our profession a giant step forward with their thoughtful, insightful, and practical approach to evidence-based practice through their detailed analysis, their cogent view of “the big picture,” and their integration of both. They shine a bright light on previously murky and troubled waters, show us how we must move forward, and guide us in the direction we must take. This book is a valuable addition to the professional literature and the national debate on evidence-based practice."

—Jeffrey E. Barnett, PsyD,
2005 President, APA Division 42,
Psychologists in Independent Practice;
Affiliate Professor, Loyola College in Maryland, Baltimore


"This book should be read by every practicing clinician and every practicing researcher. The first section consists of chapters written by experienced, theoretically integrative, empirically minded practitioners who emphasize what can be learned from clinical practice in the context of the scientific literature without advocating “anything goes” under the name of evidence-based practice. The second section reflects a more traditional research perspective on what the extant data tell us and how clinicians should practice if they were to rely primarily on randomized trials. The final section concludes with an integrative essay and agenda for the future, including a wise set of caveats by a disinterested third party—Bob Sternberg—who offers an uncharacteristic 25 rather than his usual triumvirate of lessons to be learned. This book cannot but meet its intended goal of making us all think—and rethink—and hopefully foster a more respectful dialogue between researchers and clinicians."

—Drew Westen, PhD,
Professor and Director of Clinical Psychology,
Department of Psychology, and Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Emory University, Atlanta, GA

"Evidence-Based Psychotherapy: Where Practice and Research Meet is the single best source of information for psychologists on evidence-based practice. The book’s distinguished senior editors, Goodheart, Kazdin, and Sternberg, selected as chapter authors psychology’s foremost researchers, practitioners, and educators in psychotherapy and psychological interventions. In clear decisive language, and representing diverse perspectives, this highly readable volume lays out the critical issues and recommended approaches to today’s most influential health care policy issue for psychology practice. Evidence-Based Psychotherapy is a “must-read” for psychologists engaged in psychotherapy or psychological interventions who want to understand, impact, and continue to function effectively in today’s changing health care world."

—Norine G. Johnson, PhD,
former APA President; coeditor of
Psychology Builds a Healthy World

"This comprehensive book marks a turning point in the discourse about evidenced-based psychotherapy. The chapter authors, including leading practitioners, researchers, and educators, have articulated the salient issues about evidence-based psychotherapy in a highly readable manner. There is much agreement on several of the issues, and some disagreement on others. Drs. Goodheart, Kazdin, and Sternberg have edited a powerful, insightful, and timely contribution essential for understanding and implementing clinical practice, research, and training relevant to evidence-based psychotherapy. We should all have this book readily available in our libraries."

Melba J. T. Vasquez, PhD, ABPP,
Independent Practice, Austin, TX;
President, Texas Psychological Association, 2006;
former President of APA Divisions 17 and 35

"The move toward evidence-based practice is one of the most important and controversial trends in the field today. This edited volume lays out the important issues with real clarity and does a marvelous job of addressing the controversies in a reasoned and balanced fashion.

—Steven D. Hollon, PhD,
Department of Psychology, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

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Evidence Based Psychotherapy

Handbook of Girls' and Women's Psychological Health

Gender and Well-Being Across the Life Span

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By Judith Worell and Carol D. Goodheart (Editors). Published by Oxford University Press.

Drs. Goodheart and Worell offer a contemporary view of psychological health for girls and women that integrates psychology, physiology, society, and culture. The Handbook offers the best research, practices, and public policy to benefit girls and women. It presents gender aspects of development across the life span in terms of vulnerabilities and risks, and in terms of protective and supportive factors that facilitate coping, well-being, growth, and resilience.

An impressive range of 50 chapters integrates current research, scholarship, and practice on the risks and protective factors that influence women’s health and well-being across the lifespan. Within a biopsychosocial framework, the Handbook explores mind and body, risks and resilience, research and interventions, cultural diversity, and public policy. Written by distinguished leaders in the development and advancement of this integrative model, the chapters offer new and stimulating perspectives for understanding and improving the psychological and physical health of girls and women. Throughout this book, the focus is both on wellness and illness, strengths and concerns, and the factors that promote psychological growth and resilience.

Women are major consumers of health services and health news. Women are also primary caretakers of others and make decisions about seeking or advocating services for their children, spouses, partners, and aging parents. This book underscores the importance of gender in the lives of girls and women developmentally across significant phases of the lifespan.

Considering the importance of cultural context, it illustrates how gender socialization in female development and behavior affects self-evaluation, identity processes, and the social roles that girls and women adopt. The chapters illustrate how externally-induced risks such as poverty, discrimination, and violence present challenges to healthy development. Significantly, this book also draws attention to long overlooked and compelling strengths and capacities that provide a firm basis for growth and health.

A groundbreaking blend of interdisciplinary research on girls’ and women’s psychological health, this book is a uniquely valuable resource for all professionals, educators, advocates, researchers, students, and policy makers concerned with the psychological health of girls and women.


"The importance of psychology and health, multiculturalism, and a focus on strengths and positive psychology are the dynamic issues of psychology in this new millennium. To encounter all three integrated into a Handbook on women and girls is like fantasizing a feast and having it appear on your table. Judith Worell & Carol Goodheart have produced a resource of such depth and breadth that users of the Handbook will be at the apex of a new way of conceptualizing girls’ and women’s health. "

Norine G. Johnson, Ph.D.
2001 President,
American Psychological Association

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Finding Your Voice:

A Woman's Guide to Using Self-Talk for Fulfilling Relationships, Work, and Life

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By Dorothy Cantor, Carol Goodheart, Sandra Haber, Ellen McGrath, Alice Rubinstein, Lenore Walker, and Karen Zager, with Andrea Thompson. Published by Wiley.

This book:

  • Helps women challenge the messages of men, myths, and the media.
  • Reveals why so many women feel stuck, dissatisfied, frustrated, and anxious despite the fact that women today enjoy greater freedom and more options than ever before.
  • Dissects the messages and widely promoted images that tell a modern woman how she should look, think, act, and feel-----about her body, sexuality, relationships, money, career----and shows how to hear the one voice that really counts, her own.
  • Presents the combined wisdom of a unique group of seven women psychologists, offering $1000 worth of therapy insights for the price of a book.

The authors are seven woman psychologists in private practice, who have formed the Women to Women Psychology Group, "W2W".

Each has served as the President of a national psychological organization. Together they have received 58 awards and honors, have authored 28 books, more than 85 articles and book chapters, and have been quoted in national magazines and newspapers, including Time, Newsweek, Mademoiselle, Cosmopolitan, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, USA Today, Ladies Home Journal, Working Woman, Family Circle, Parenting, Women's Day, Psychology Today, YM and Working Mother. Their TV appearances include Good Morning America, The Oprah Winfrey Show, Phil Donohue, The O'Reilly Factor, The Today Show, Sally Jesse Raphael, MTV, and major news shows on ABC, NBC, CNN, CBS, and Fox TV. They have counseled more than 50,000 clients.

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Finding Your Voice

Living With Childhood Cancer:

A Practical Guide to Help Families Cope

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When a Child is Dying: A Psychologist's Advice

By Leigh A. Woznick and Carol D. Goodheart. Published by the American Psychological Association.

This book is filled with sound emotional guidance and useful information for families coping with cancer. It draws from professional expertise, personal experience, psychological research, and the perspectives of 100 childhood cancer family members and medical professionals. Topics include:

  • Communicating with doctors and hospital staff
  • Explaining the disease to your child, his or her siblings, and family and friends
  • Managing financial and insurance issues
  • Handling emotions and relationships
  • Working with your child's school
  • Dealing with side effects and other symptoms of both the disease and its treatment
  • Choosing psychological help and support groups
  • Encouraging your child's development and building self-esteem
  • Developing coping strategies for you, your child, and your family

Review comments for Living With Childhood Cancer:

“ emotionally powerful and immeasurably useful resource. It combines the professional savvy and wisdom of the authors with hundreds of compelling quotes and examples from patients and their families.... ....contains a wealth of valuable references to support groups, products, resources, web cites, and scientific literature. It is clear that the book was designed to be maximally helpful. I would like to see copies in the waiting rooms of every pediatric oncologist in the nation.”

Gerald P. Koocher, Ph.D., Chief Psychologist, Children's Hospital and Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA.

“I found the "gentle reminders," suggestions and strategies for coping truly outstanding. Hope is essential for life. The authors state, "Even the smallest flicker of hope, the tiniest flame deep within you, can insulate you against the artic winter of cancer". This book is the down comforter that will help you get through the winter storm. A must for all families who are on, or even those who have completed, the journey through cancer treatment.”

Carolyn Walker, PhD, RN, CPON, Professor, San Diego State University School of Nursing

“ excellent roadmap for families who must navigate the path before them when they are faced with the shattering experience of having a child with cancer, and it comes from the personal experience of a dedicated and perceptive mother and supportive and professional grandmother. It is a valuable resource on how to manage: how to juggle the responsibilities of modern living, remain emotionally intact, and still focus on caring for the child, who must undergo months of treatment with all the associated side effects.”

Anna T. Meadows, M.D. Senior Oncologist, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

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Living With Childhood Cancer

Psychology Builds A Healthy World:

Opportunities for Research and Practice

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By Ronald H. Rozensky, Norine G. Johnson, Carol D. Goodheart, and W. Rodney Hammond (Editors). Published by the American Psychological Association.

This book covers the entire domain of psychological health from the family, to the workplace, to the community. Geared toward health psychologists and students, as well as those practitioners and researchers working with families, communities, and in the workplace, the book offers ideas and areas for expansion of research and practice.

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Psychology Builds A Healthy World

Treating People With Chronic Disease

A Psychological Guide

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By Carol D. Goodheart and Martha H. Lansing. Published by the American Psychological Association.

Written by a psychologist and a physician, this book builds a bridge connecting psychology and medicine, mind and body, in innovative, practical ways. It is an accessible volume that offers practitioners straightforward guidelines for helping people adjust to lives drastically changed by chronic illness.

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Treating People With Chronic Disease

Breast Cancer

A Psychological Treatment Manual

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By Sandra Haber (Editor), Lauren Ayers, Carol Goodheart, Louise Lubin, Michele Siegel, Catherine Acuff, Esther Freeman, Christine Kieffer, Susan Mikesell, and Barbara Wainrib. Published by Springer Publishing Company.

This book is a unique collaborative venture of 10 women psychologists. It addresses psychological treatment, the emotional responses of patients, families, and caretakers, and the psychological, social, and behavioral factors that may influence cancer morbidity and mortality.

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