This page features publications authored by Ashburn Psychological and Psychiatric Services clinicians.

Myth of More

“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.”

How to Survive Your Kids

“How to Survive your Kids:  From Prebith to Preteen”
By 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.

What To Do Until The Grown Up Arrives

“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

“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.

Turn that off and play with me

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

“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.

Ollie Outside: Screen Free Fun

“Ollie Outside: Screen Free Fun”
By Michael Oberschneider, PSY.D

Ollie has a big imagination and big plans for summer. But no one in his family wants to go outside and play. Dad is sending emails, Mom is watching TV, Ollie’s siblings are playing video games and texting—even Gram and Gramps are too busy downloading photos. Too much screen time! How can Ollie get his family to shut off their gadgets and play together?

Ollie Outside: Screen Free Fun is a children’s book (for ages 3-8) that addresses the timely and relevant topic of screen time and technology time management for children.