Recent Books

Manual of Regulation-Focused Psychotherapy for Children (RFP-C) with Externalizing Behaviors: A Psychodynamic Approach offers a new, short term psychotherapeutic approach to working dynamically with children who suffer from irritability, oppositional defiance and disruptiveness. RFP-C enables clinicians to help by addressing and detailing how the child’s externalizing behaviors have meaning which they can convey to the child. This handbook is the first to provide a manualized, short-term dynamic approach to the externalizing behaviors of childhood, offering organizing framework and detailed descriptions of the processes involved in RFP-C.

This is the only comprehensive text to focus on the development of practical interviewing and counseling skills for master's-level mental health counseling students. It is structured around the goals established by the CACREP's 2009 document on standards for MHC programs, and uniquely encompasses both theory and practice from the perspectives of a diverse array of theoretical schools and practice strategies. The benefits of integrating complementary therapy approaches according to the needs of the client and the importance of multicultural considerations in interviewing and counseling are consistent themes throughout.

Recent Articles & Book Chapters

Prout, T. A., Bernstein, M., Gaines, E., Aizin, S., Sessler, D., Racine, E., Spigelman, A., Rice, T., & Hoffman, L. (in press). Regulation Focused Psychotherapy for Children in clinical practice: Case vignettes from psychotherapy outcome studies. International Journal of Play Therapy.

Hoffman, L., & Prout, T. A. (in press). Helping parents spare the rod: Addressing their unbearable emotions. Psychoanalytic Study of the Child.

Prout, T. A., Faber, L., Racine, E., Sperling, R., & Hillman, R. (in press). Clinical encounters with children in the Trump era. Journal of Child Psychotherapy.

Nehrig, N., Prout, T. A., & Aafjes-van Doorn, K. (2019). Whose anxiety are we treating, anyway? Journal of Clinical Psychology, 75, 1866-1878. doi: 10.1002/jclp.22824

Nehrig, N., & Prout, T. A. (2019). Considering the role of attachment and racial injustice in adolescent risk-seeking and justice involvement. Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/cpsp.12289

Prout, T. A. (2019). Pregnancy and disability: Therapist transitions and transformations. Journal of Psychotherapy Integration, 29(2), 211-223. doi: 10.1037/int0000140

Prout, T. A., Malone, A., Rice, T., & Hoffman, L. (2019). Resilience, defenses, and implicit emotion regulation in psychodynamic child psychotherapy. Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s10879-019-09423-w

Prout, T. A., Rice, T. R., Murphy, S., Gaines, E. Aizin, S., Sessler, D., Ramchandani, T., Racine, E., Gorokhovsky, Y., & Hoffman, L. (2019). Why is it easier to get mad than it is to feel sad? Pilot study of Regulation Focused Psychotherapy for Children. American Journal Psychotherapy, 2(1), 2-8. doi: 10.1176/appi.psychotherapy.20180027.

Prout, T. A., Chacko, A., Spigelman, A., Aizin, S., Burger, M. Chowdhury, T., Ramakrishnan, A., Peralta, S., Vardanian, M. M.., Rice, T., & Hoffman, L. (2018). Bridging the divide between psychodynamic and behavioral approaches for children with oppositional defiant disorder. Journal of Infant, Child, and Adolescent Psychotherapy, 17(4), 364-377. doi: 10.1080/15289168.2018.1519755

Prout, T. A., Gottdiener, W. H., Camargo, A., & Murphy, S. (2018). The relationship between defense mechanisms and religious coping using a new two-factor solution for the Defense Style Questionnaire-40. The Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic, 82(3), 224-252. doi: 10.1521/bumc.2018.82.3.224

Prout, T. A., Goodman, G., Hoffman, L., Rice, T., & Sherman, A. (2018). Expert clinicians’ prototype of an ideal treatment in Regulation Focused Psychotherapy for Children (RFP-C). Journal of Psychotherapy Integration, 28(4), 401-412. doi: 10.1037/int0000102

Hoffman, L., Rice, T. R., & Prout, T. A. (2017). The added value of modern conflict theory when working with children.  In M. Eagle, C. Christian, & D. Wolitzky (Eds.), Psychoanalysis and conflict: A critical reassessment. New York, NY: Routledge.

Prout, T. A., Ottaviano, P., Taveras, A., Sepulveda, C., & Torres, J. (2016). Parental and God representations among individuals with psychosis: A grounded theory analysis. Journal of Religion and Health, 55, 2141-2153. doi: 10.1007/s10943-016-0265-0

Rice, T., Prout, T. A., & Hoffman, L. (2015). Implicit emotion regulation: Linking childhood oppositional defiant disorder with adult depression and bipolar disorder? International Journal of Adolescent Mental Health. doi: 10.1515/ijamh-2015-0075

Faber, L., & Prout, T. A. (2015). Cry, baby, cry. Journal of Infant, Child, and Adolescent Psychotherapy, 14(4), 455-467.

Prout, T. A., Gerber, L. E., Gaines, E., Hoffman, L., & Rice, T. R. (2015). The development of an evidence-based treatment: Regulation-focused psychotherapy for children with externalizing disorders. Journal of Child Psychotherapy, 41(3), 255-271.

Rice, T. R., Oluyadi, F., Gaines, E., Prout, T. A., & Hoffman, L. (2015). Regulation-focused psychotherapy for children in medical education. In L. Sher & T. R. Rice (Eds.), Neurobiology of men’s mental health: Psychiatry – Theory, applications and treatments (95-104). New York, NY: Nova Science Publishers.

Rice, T. R., Loungani, R., Gaines, E., Prout, T. A., & Hoffman, L. (2015). Regulation-focused psychotherapy for children in general psychiatric education. In L. Sher & T. R. Rice (Eds.), Neurobiology of men’s mental health: Psychiatry – Theory, applications and treatments (105-116). New York, NY: Nova Science Publishers.

Prout, T. A., Gerber, L. E., & Gottdiener, B. H. (2015). Trauma and substance use: The role of defenses and religious engagement. Mental Health, Religion, & Culture, 18(2), 123-133.

Cecero, J. & Prout, T. A. (2014). The faculty spirituality questionnaire and its relationship to teaching styleReligion and Education, 41(1), 100-112. 

Prout, T. A., Cecero, J. J., & Dragatsi, D. (2012). Parental object representations, attachment to God, and recovery among individuals with psychosisMental Health, Religion, & Culture, 15(5), 449-466.

Russinova, Z., Prout, T. A., Wewiorski, N., Cash, D., Stepas, K. A., & Lyass, A. (2009). Use of prayer by persons with serious mental illness: Patterns and perceived benefits. Counselling and Spirituality, 28(2), 59-82.

Cecero, J. J., Beitel, M., & Prout, T. A. (2008). Exploring the relationships among early maladaptive schemas, psychological mindedness, and self-reported college adjustment.  Psychology and Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, and Practice, 81(1), 105-118.