Recommended Endorsement® Exam Readings

Classic Resources

Bowlby, J. (1988). A secure base: Parent-child attachment and healthy human development. New York: Basic Books, Inc.

Erickson, M., & Kurz-Riemer, K. (1999). Infants, toddlers, and families. New York: The Guilford Press.

Fraiberg, S. (Ed.) (1980). Clinical studies in infant mental health. New York: Basic Books.

Fraiberg, S., & Adelson, E., & Shapiro, V. (1975). Ghosts in the nursery: A psychoanalytic approach to the problems of impaired infant-mother relationships. Journal of American Academy of Child Psychiatry, 13, 387-421 [Reprinted in L Fraiberg (Ed.) Selected Writings of Selma Fraiberg (pp. 100-136). Columbus, OH: Ohio State University Press, 1987].

Greenspan, S.I. (1985). First feelings: Milestones in the emotional development of your baby and child. New York: Viking.

Lieberman, A. (1993). The emotional life of the toddler. New York: The Free Press.

Lieberman, A., & Zeanah, C. (1999). Contributions of attachment theory to infant-parent psychotherapy and other interventions with infants and young children. In J. Cassidy & P. Shaver (Eds), Handbook of attachment. New York: Guilford Press.

Pawl, J. & St. John, M. (1998). How you are is as important as what you do. In Making a positive difference for infants, toddlers and their families. Washington, D.C: Zero to Three.

Pawl, J. (1995). The therapeutic relationship as human connectedness: Being held in another person's mind. Bulletin for Zero to Three, 15, pp. 3-5.

Stern, D. N. (1995). The motherhood constellation: A unified view of parent-infant psychotherapy. New York, NY: Basic Books.

Trout, M. (1982). The language of parent-infant interaction. In J. Stack (Ed.), The special infant. New York: Human Sciences Press.

Wright, B. (1986). An approach to infant-parent psychotherapy. Infant Mental Health Journal, 7(4), 247-263.

Contemporary Resources

Barrera (2003). Rocks to Diamonds: Mining the Riches of Diversity for Our Children. Zero to Three, 23(5), 8-15

Berlin, L.J., Ziv, Y., Amaya-Jackson, L., and Greenberg, M. (Eds.) (2005). Enhancing early relationships: Theory, research, intervention and policy. New York: Guilford Press.

Berlin, L., Zeanah, C.H., & Lieberman, A.F. (2008). Prevention and Intervention programs for supporting early attachment security. In J. Cassidy & P. Shaver (Eds), Handbook of attachment, 2nd edition. New York: Guilford Press.

Brazelton, T., & Sparrow, J. (2006). Touchpoints: Birth to Three (2nd ed.). Cambridge, MA: Da Capo Press.

Cassidy, J. & Shaver, P. R. (Eds.). (2008). Handbook of attachment: Theory, research, and clinical applications, 2nd Ed. (pp. 3-22). New York: Guilford Press.

Chazan-Cohen, R. & Summers, S. (2011). Understanding Early Childhood Mental Health: A Practical Guide for Professionals. Baltimore, MD: Brookes Publishing Company.

Davies, D. (2011). Child development: A practitioner’s guide (3rd ed.). New York: The Guilford Press.

Lieberman, A.F. & Van Horn, P. (2008). Psychotherapy with infants and young children: Repairing the effects of stress and trauma on early attachment. New York: The Guilford Press.

Lieberman, A.F., Padron, E., Van Horn, P., & Harris, W. (2005). Angels in the Nursery: The intergenerational transmission of benevolent parental influences. Infant Mental Health Journal, 26(6), 504-520.

Lynch. E.W., & Hanson, M.J. (Eds.). (2004). Developing cross-cultural competence: A guide for working with children and their families. Baltimore, MD: Brookes Publishing.

Oppenheim, D. & Goldsmith, D. F. (Eds.). (2007). Attachment theory in clinical work with children: Bridging the gap between research and practice (pp. 203-225). New York: Guilford Press.

Osofsky, J. D. (Ed.). (2011). Clinical work with traumatized young children. New York: Guilford Press

Shirilla, J., & Weatherston, D. (Eds.) (2002). Case studies in infant mental health: Risk, resiliency, and relationships. Washington, D.C.: Zero to Three Press.

Slade, A. (2005). Parental reflective functioning: An introduction. Attachment & Human Development, 7, 269-281.

Solomon, J. & George, C. (2011). Disorganized attachment and caregiving. New York: Guilford Press.

Stern, D. (2008). The clinical relevance of infancy. Infant Mental Health Journal, 29, 177-188.

Weatherston, D., & Tableman, B. (2015). Infant mental health services: Supporting competencies/ Reducing Risks (3rd ed.). Southgate, MI: Michigan Association for Infant Mental Health.

Zeanah, C. H. (Ed.) (2009). Handbook of infant mental health (3rd ed.). New York: The Guilford Press.

ZERO TO THREE (2016). Diagnostic classification of mental health and developmental disorders of infancy and early childhood: Revised edition (DC:0–5). Washington, DC: Author.