Books

Books by Alan E. Kazdin, Ph.D.

The Everyday Parenting ToolkitThe Everyday Parenting Toolkit
The Kazdin Method for Easy, Step-by-Step, Lasting Change for You and Your Child

“Featuring plenty of concrete examples and useful strategies, this book will help parents trying to nurture well-behaved kids.”
Publishers Weekly

Some of us are just naturals when it comes to parenting. But the rest of us wish that parenting came with operating instructions. Now it does…

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The Kazdin Method for Parenting the Defiant ChildThe Kazdin Method® for Parenting the Defiant Child
With no pills, no therapy, no contest of wills

“This book is THE place to look for evidence-based advice about how to become an exemplary parent.” –Martin E. P. Seligman, Ph.D., author of The Optimistic Child

The best way to eliminate an unwanted behavior is to build a strong alternative behavior in its place, what’s called the positive opposite of the unwanted behavior. The Kazdin Method® provides step-by-step instruction in how to do this under almost any conditions.

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Other Books by Alan E. Kazdin, Ph.D.

*books listed from most recently published

White, J.W., Koss, M.P., & Kazdin, A.E. (Eds.). (2011).  Violence against women and children: Volume I: Mapping the terrain. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Koss, M.P., White, J.W., & Kazdin, A.E. (Eds.). (2011).  Violence against women and children: Volume II: Navigating solutions. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Weisz, J.R., & Kazdin, A.E. (Eds.). Evidence-based psychotherapies for children and adolescents (2nd ed.) New York: Guilford Press, 2010.

Kazdin, A.E. Single-case research designs: Methods for clinical and applied settings (2nd ed.). New York: Oxford University Press, 2010.

Fiske, S.T., Kazdin, A.E., & Schacter, D.L. (Eds.). Annual Review of Psychology (Volumes 56-58). Palo Alto, CA: Annual Reviews, 2005-2007.

Goodheart, C.D., Kazdin, A.E. & Sternberg, R.J. (Eds.). Evidence-based Psychotherapy: Where Practice and Research Meet. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association, 2006.

Kazdin, A.E. Parent Management Training:  Treatment for Oppositional, Aggressive, and Antisocial Behavior in Children and Adolescents. New York: Oxford University Press, 2005. (Translated into Korean and Arabic)

Kazdin, A.E., & Weisz, J.R. (Eds.) Evidence-based Psychotherapies for Children and Adolescents. New York: Guilford Press, 2003. (Translated into Polish)

Kazdin, A.E. Research Design in Clinical Psychology (4th ed.). Needham Heights, MA: Allyn & Bacon, 2003. (Translated into Italian and Spanish)

Kazdin, A.E. (Ed.) Methodological Issues and Strategies in Clinical Research (3rd. ed.).  Washington, DC: American Psychological Association, 2003.

Kazdin, A.E. Behavior Modification in Applied Settings (6th ed.). Belmont, CA: Wadsworth, 2001. (Translated into Spanish and Chinese)

Kazdin, A.E. Psychotherapy for Children and Adolescents: Directions for Research and Practice. New York: Oxford University Press, 2000.

Kazdin, A.E. (Editor-in-Chief.). The Encyclopedia of Psychology (Vols. 1 – 8). New York: Oxford University Press/American Psychological Association, 2000. (Named as Outstanding Reference Source by the American Library Association; 2000 Booklist Editor’s Choice for Best Reference)

Esveldt-Dawson, K., & Kazdin, A.E. How to Maintain Behavior (2nd ed.). Austin, TX: Pro-ed Publishers, 1998. (Translated into French)

Kazdin, A.E. Conduct Disorder in Childhood and Adolescence (2nd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 1995.

Kazdin, A.E., & Buela-Casal, G. Conducta Antisocial: Evaluación, Tratamiento, y Prevención en la Infancia y Adolescencia. Madrid: Ediciones Pirámide, 1994. (Translated into Portugese)

Craighead, L. Craighead, W.E., Kazdin, A.E., & Mahoney, M.J. Cognitive and Behavioral Interventions: An Empirical Approach to Mental Health Problems. Needham Heights, MA: Allyn & Bacon, 1994.

Lahey, B.B., & Kazdin, A.E. (Eds.). Advances in Clinical Child Psychology (Volumes 1-14). New York: Plenum, 1977 – 1992.

Hersen, M., Kazdin, A.E., & Bellack, A.S. (Eds.).  The Clinical Psychology Handbook (2nd ed.). Elmsford, NY: Pergamon, 1991

Bellack, A.S., Hersen, M., & Kazdin, A.E. (Eds.). International Handbook of Behavior Modification and Therapy (2nd ed.). New York: Plenum, 1990.

Kazdin, A.E. Child Psychotherapy: Developing and Identifying Effective Treatments. Elmsford, NY: Pergamon. 1988.

Kazdin, A.E. Treatment of Antisocial Behavior in Children and Adolescents. Homewood, IL: Dorsey Press, 1985. (Translated into Spanish)

Bornstein, P.H., & Kazdin, A.E. (Eds.). Handbook of Clinical Behavior Therapy with Children. Homewood, IL: Dorsey Press, 1985.

Michelson, L., Sugai, D.P., Wood, R.P., & Kazdin, A.E. Social Skills Assessment and Training with Children. New York: Plenum. 1983. (Translated into Spanish and Japanese)

Kazdin, A.E. Single-case Research Designs: Methods for Clinical and Applied Settings. New York: Oxford University Press, 1982.

Kazdin, A.E., & Tuma, A.H. (Eds.). New Directions for Methodology of Social and Behavioral Sciences: Single-case research designs. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1982.

Esveldt-Dawson, K., & Kazdin, A.E. How to Use Self-control. Lawrence, Kansas: H & H Enterprises, 1982. (Translated into French and Polish)

Craighead, W.E., Kazdin, A.E., & Mahoney, M.J. Behavior Modification: Principles, Issues, and Applications (2nd ed.). Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1981. (Translated into Spanish)

Kazdin, A.E., Bellack, A.S., & Hersen, M. (Eds.). New Perspectives in Abnormal Psychology. New York: Oxford University Press, 1980.

Agras, W.S., Kazdin, A.E., & Wilson, G.T. Behavior Therapy: Toward an Applied Clinical Science. San Francisco: W.H. Freeman, 1979.

Kazdin, A.E. History of Behavior Modification: Experimental Foundations of Contemporary Research. Baltimore: University Park Press, 1978. (Translated into Spanish)

Kazdin, A.E., & Wilson, G.T. Evaluation of Behavior Therapy: Issues, Evidence, and Research Strategies. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Ballinger. 1978.

Kazdin, A.E. The Token Economy. New York: Plenum. 1977.