Clinicians’ Books

This page features publications authored by Ashburn Psychological Services clinicians.

“The Myth of More”
By Joseph R. Novello, M.D.

“Joe Novello is a master at helping people. This book is essential reading for anyone who desires to truly improve themselves.”

Larry King
CNN’s Larry King Live 

“How to Survive your Kids:  From Prebith to Preteen”
Joseph R. Novello, M.D.

Dr. Novello, a nationally renowned psychiatrist and family health advisor, offers parents down to earth, practical advice, addressing some of the more commonly asked, often troublesome questions about raising sons and daughters in a complex society, such as ours.
 
“Don’t You Get it:  Living with Auditory Learning Disabilities”
By Jay R. Lucker Ed.D, CCC-A/SLP, FAAA

Nationally renowned auditory processing specialist Dr. Jay Lucker provides an in depth analysis of auditory processing learning disabilities.  A must read for professionals and parents.

“This book offers a unique introduction to Auditory Processing Disorder (APD), providing insights from personal perspectives, struggles and achievements of those whose lives it has touched.  The diverse viewpoints presented grant the reader a rich account of the difficulties and possibilities that face those most intimately involved with this disorder.  This is a must-read for everyone involved with APD.”
Florence. L. Denmark, Ph.D

Former President, American Psychological Association

“What to Do Until the Grownup Arrives:  The Art and Science of Raising Teenagers” 
By Joseph R. Novello, M.D.

Dr. Novello, a renowned psychiatrist, provides parents and professionals an in depth analysis of adolescence and its complexities.  He addresses a wide range of topics of concern to parents and adolescents.  An excellent resource for parents seeking to understand and help their adolescents.
 
“Bringing up Kids American Style”
By Joseph R. Novello, M.D.

Dr. Novello, a nationally renowned psychiatrist, addresses the topics of child rearing, values, interpersonal communication and discipline in parenting in this must read book for parents who wish to understand and parent their children more effectively.

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“Turn that off and play with me!”
By Michael Oberschneider, PSY.D

In “Turn That Off And Play With Me!,” Dr. Michael Oberschneider addresses the very real problem of excessive screen time and media time use for our children. Research has consistently shown that children and teens who spend too much time on screens and with media experience higher rates of all sorts of problems — social, weight, ADHD, learning and behavioral. This beautifully illustrated children’s book, addresses a little boy’s struggle to find someone to play with him. Otto is a boy who really likes to play, but everyone in his family is too busy texting, gaming, watching TV and socializing on-line. Sadly, no one had time for Otto. Learn from Otto and his family as they figure out how to find balance with screens and time for each other again. The book is appropriate for children 3 years of age and older, and it includes a helpful “Note To Parents” section with tips on how to manage screen and media time in positive ways.