CFRP Recommended Reading List

The Certification Commission for Psychiatric Rehabilitation has developed a list of CFRP exam candidates Core Recommended Readings. This list is compiled for use in preparing for the CFRP examination. Each of the resources contains pertinent information for elucidation of the core disciplines outlined in the examination blueprint. These texts are highly recommended for use in preparing for the CFRP examination.

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Texts and Journal Articles

  • Alvord, M., Gurwitch,R., Martin, J.,  and  Palomares, R. (2013). Resilience Guide for Parent and Teachers.
  • Barkley, Russell A., et al. (2014). Defiant Teens: A Clinician’s Manual for Assessment and Family Intervention.
  • Berk, Laura. (2012). Infants, Children and Adolescents. (7th edition).
  • Blaustein, M and Kinniburgh, K. (2010). Treating Traumatic Stress in children and Adolescents: How to foster resilience through attachment, self-regulation and competency.
  • Bowdetn, V.R., Smith Greenberg, C. (2013).Children and Their Families: A Continuum of Care.
  • Brent, David, et al. (2011). Treating Depressed and Suicidal Adolescents: A Clinicians Guide.
  • Brooks, Rober, et al. (2012). Raising Resilient Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
  • Brooks, R. and Goldstein, S. (2002). Fostering Strength, Hope and Optimism in your Child: Raising Resilient Children. 
  • Brooks, R. and Goldstein, S. (2001). Raising Resilient Children: Fostering Strength, Hope and Optimism in Your Child.
  • Brooks, R. and Goldstein, S. (2014). Handbook of Resilience in Children.
  • Burns, Barbara and Hoagwood, Kimberly. (2002).Community Treatment for Youth and Adolescents.
  • Burns, Barbara and Hoagwood, Kimberly. (2002). Community Treatment for Youth: Evidence-Based Interventions for Severe Emotional and Behavioral Disorders.
  • Canino, Ian A.  and Spurlock,Jeanne. (2000). Culturally Diverse Children and Adolescents.
  • Carter, Christine. (2010) Raising Happiness: 10 Simple Steps for Joyful Kids and Happy Parents. 
  • Carter, E. W., Weir, K., Cooney, M., Walter, M. J., & Moss, C. (2012). Fostering self-determination among children and youth with disabilities: Learning from parents. Exceptional Parent, 42(3), 13-17
  • Cooper- Kahn Joyce et al. (2008) Late, Lost and Unprepared; A Parents' Guide to Helping Children with Executive Functioning.
  • Copeland, M. E. WRAP for Kids
  • Copeland, M. E. Family WRAP: A Wellness Recovery Action Plan for Families.
  • Ford, Loren and  Arter, Judith. (2013). Human Relations: A Game Plan for Improving Personal Adjustment (Fifth edition).
  • Fremont, Wanda. (2003). American Family Physician.
  • Friesen, B. J., Koroliff, N. M., Walker, J. S. and Briggs, H. E. (2011).Family and Youth Voice in Systems of Care: The Evolution of Influence
  • Guerra, N.G., Williamson, A.A., Lucas-Molina,B. (2012). IACAPAP Textbook of Child and Adolescent Mental Health.
  • Hjense, P., Hoagwood, S. and Eaton, K. (2008). Improving Children's Mental Health Through Parent Empowerment: A guide to assisting families.
  • Jongsma, Arthur E., Peterson, L. Mark and McInnis, W. (2006). The Child Psychotherapy Treatment Planner. 
  • Kolmbs, K. (2009). Managing Facebook as a Mental Health Professional.
  • Friesen, B. J., Koroliff, N. M., Walker, J. S., and Briggs, H. E. (2011). Family and Youth Voice in Systems of Care: The Evolution of Influence. Best Practices in Mental Health. 7(1):1-25.
  • Garralda. M. E., et al. (2010). Increasing Awareness of Child and Adolescent Mental Health (2nd edition). 
  • Green, A. E., Albanese, B. J., Shapiro, N. M., and  Aarons, G. A. (2014).  The Roles of Individual and Organizational Factors in Burnout among Community-Based Mental Health Service Providers. Psychosocial Services. 11:1. American Psychological Association. 
  • Gruttadaro, Darcy J.D. et al. (2009). Reinvesting in the Community: A Family Guide to Expanding Home and Community-Based Mental Health Services and Supports. 
  • Liberman Robert Paul. (2008). Recovery from Disability: Manual of Psychiatric Rehabilitation. American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc. 
  • Linehan, Marsha. (2014). DBT Skills Training. Handouts and Worksheets. 
  • Madsen, William C. (2013).Collaberative Therapy with Multi-Stressed Families.
  • Mash, Eric J. and Barkely, Russell A. (2003). Child Psychopathology. (Second Ed.). The Guilford Press. New York; London.
  • Maslow, A.H., (1997). Motivation of Personality.  Pearson.
  • McGinnis, E. et al. (2013). Skill Streaming the Adolescent: A Guide for Teaching Prosocial Skills (3rd Ed.). Research Press. 
  • McGurk, Susan. (2010) .Implementation of the Thinking Skills for Work Program in a Psychosocial Clubhouse. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal. 2010 Winter;33(3):190-9.
  • Monnesano, V. (2014). Adapting CBT for Psychosis for Case Managers: Increasing Access to Services in a Community Mentral Health Agency. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal. 2014; 37(1):11-6
  • Moore, Margaret and Tschannen-Moran, Bob. (2009). Coaching Psychology Manual. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins .
  • Nicholsosn, J., Wolf, T., Wilder, C. and Biebel, K. (2015).Creating Options for Family Recovery: A Provider's Guide to Promoting Parental Mental Health. Advances in Mental Health: Promotion, Prevention and Early Intervention. Volume 13.2: 168-169.
  • Ollendick, T and Hersen, M.. (2012). Handbook of Child Psychopathology Springer-Verlag New York, Inc. 
  • Payne, Ruby K. (2003). A Framework for Understanding Poverty.  Aha! Process, Inc.
  • Pratt., C. Gill, K., et al. (2013). Psychiatric Rehabilitation (3rd edition). 
  • Pruitt, David. B., (1998).Your Adolescent: what every parent needs to know: what's normal, what's not and when to seek help. The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
  • Shapira, J.P., Friedbert, R.D and Bardenstein, K.K. (2015). Child and Adolescent Therapy, Science and Art. (2nd Ed).
  • Spanish, L., Zipple, A., Marsh, D. and  Finley, L. (2000).The role of the family in psychiatric rehabilitation. Boston Center for Psych Rehab. 
  • Spence, N. and Harris-Bowlsby, J. (2012). Career Development Interventions in the 21st Century, 4th Ed. Pearson.
  • Straus, Martha B. (2007). Adolescent Girls in Crisis: Intervention and Hope. 
  • Walker, Steven. (2002). Culturally Competent Protection of Children’s Mental Health. Child Abuse Review. Volume 11.6: 380-393. November/December2002.
  • Wille, N., M.P.H., Bettge, S., M.P.H. and Ravens-sieberer, U. (2008).Risk and protective factors for children's and adolescents' mental health: results of the BELLA study.
  • Williams, Nathaniel. (2009).Dose-Effect of Children's Psychosocial Rehabilitation on the Daily Functioning of Youth with Serious Emotional Disturbances.
  • Wolfe., L. and Firemark, A. (2012).Engaging Youths with Serious Mental Illnesses in Treatment:  STARS Study Consumer Recommendations.