Dr. Morley D. Glicken &
The Institute for Personal Growth
Children's Book Blog
Hello. My name is Morley Glicken and
I’m the author of this book on children
and adolescents and a number of other
professional books whose objective is
to improve the effectiveness of the help
we provide to a variety of clients. This
book on evidence-based practice with
children and adolescents comes from
a deep sense of concern that not only
are we misdiagnosing children by giving
them adult diagnostic labels, but that
we’re using untested, sometimes dangerous
medications for children who could benefit
from the kind and helpful supportive and behaviorally significant services we
provide as human service professionals.
I’m also very concerned about the youth of America, particularly those most
at risk. I hope you share that concern and that I challenge you to think about
children in a more positive and hopeful way so that you use your bully pulpits
as professionals and as non-professionals to develop new and exciting
approaches to work with America’s youth.
Although I wrote this book for human service professionals, I think interested
non-professionals and parents will benefit from reading it. I don’t think you’ll
find it difficult at all to understand.
In my book I cover the many diverse problems affecting children and adolescents
and the treatment approaches with best evidence of effectiveness. Because
research on children and their emotional problems is often scant or flawed,
it’s fine if your own experiences suggest other paths to follow. I’d love to hear
from you about what works in your practice with children.
I’ve been a social work practitioner, educator, dean and director of schools of
social work, and with this book on children, I will have published 12 professional
books. I’ve also been executive director of a large family service agency in
Arizona, a school social worker, and a clinical practitioner in private practice.
I currently teach graduate social work at Arizona State University and provide
consultation, training, and research through the Institute for Personal Growth
in Prescott, Arizona, a town in the Arizona Mountains near Sedona where I
also live and work.
As I write this I’m at my desk with the windows open. One never knows who
will come by to visit. Yesterday a large male deer came by, stood for 5 minutes
looking at me, and then ate all of our bird seed and a few of our roses. Today,
an eagle came by to have a drink at our pond. I usually write early in the
morning when the raccoons and rabbits come out.
If you have questions or comments about my book please feel free to contact
me at firstname.lastname@example.org or look at my website: www.morleyglicken.com. I’d
love to hear from you. You can also find out more about me and the books I’ve
written by going to the following link at Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/-
Welcome to my book and best wishes!
Dr. Morley D. Glicken
PO Box 40188. | Tucson, AZ 85717
Phone 520-288-0335 | email@example.com