Look for these articles and books by Jerome Price and other staff of the Michigan Family Institute:

Cover image of the book Take Control of Your Divorce

Take Control of Your Divorce: Strategies to Stop Fighting & Start Co-Parenting (Impact Publishers, 2011)

Hostile and contentious divorces aren’t uncommon. But if you’ve been separated or divorced for more than a year or two and things haven’t gotten better, something is very wrong.

If you’re not working together in a spirit of cooperation for the good of your children, you have not resolved the emotions following a divorce so you can go about the important job ahead: co-parenting your children!

You can change the unproductive communication cycle you and your co-parent may have developed and go from a relationship featuring anger and hostility to one less volatile, more cooperative, and healthier for your children. Children caught up in post-divorce conflict are in considerable danger to suffer physically, emotionally, and behaviorally.

The authors’ intent for this book is to help you save your children—and yourself—from the ravages of anger, hostility, and conflict. They give you specific strategies you can use to resolve, overlook, or put aside the conflicts with your co-parent and get to the crucial task of being good parents.More information / ordering information.

Defusing the High-Conflict Divorce: A Treatment Guide for Working with Angry Couples (Impact Publishers, 2007)

It has been estimated that nearly twenty percent of the one million divorces each year in the U.S. involve high-conflict relationships.

Angry, emotional disputes related to custody, parenting time, child support payments, visitation and more may go on for years. Who suffers? The children, mostly. Post-divorce conflict may be the most significant factor in adjustment (or maladjustment) for children of divorce. Defusing the High-Conflict Divorce offers a unique set of proven programs for quelling the hostility in high-conflict co-parenting couples, and “defusing” their prolonged, bitter and emotional struggles. More information / ordering information.

The Right to Be The Grown-Up: Helping Parents Be Parents to Their Difficult Teens (Zeig, Tucker & Theisen, Inc, 2003)

Jerome Price and Judith Margerum have joined forces to bring together an essential model for helping parents to help themselves as parents.

Therapists will find here a host of practical, easy-to-implement strategies for working with parents to reclaim their lives when their children’s behavior is out of control. More information / ordering information.

“Four Common Mistakes In Treating Teens,” The Family Therapy Networker, July/August 2000.
Written by Jerome A. Price and Judith Margerum. An article about helping professionals understand the ways in which therapists unwittingly damage their adolescent clients and their families. (link)

Power And Compassion: Working with Difficult Adolescents and Abused Parents (Guilford, 1996)

Power and Compassion has been re-released in paperback. The paperback version is the same complete text with a new lower price of $16.95. More information / ordering information.

Other Articles Published

  • Price, J., “Custody Wars,” Psychotherapy Networker, January/February2003.
  • Price, J., “Joining the family: countertransference can be the therapist’s compass,” in Simon, Markowitz, Barrilleaux, and Topping (ed.), The art of psychotherapy, Wiley and Sons, 1999.
  • Price, J., “When parents hurt,” Professional Counselor, August 1997.
  • Price, J., “When adolescents abuse their parents,” Employee Assistance Magazine, March/April 1996.
  • Price, J., “The tao in family therapy,” Journal of Systemic Therapies, Vol. 13, #7, Fall 1994.
  • Price, J. and Keim, J., Guest Editors, Special edition on Strategic Humanism, Journal of Systemic Therapies, Winter 1993, Vol. 12, #4.
  • Blume, T. and Price, J., “Strategic mediation,” Journal of Systemic Therapies, Winter 1993, Vol. 12, #4.
  • Price, J., “New divorce rituals,” in Simon, et al, ed., The Evolving Therapist, Guilford Press, New York, 1991.
  • Price, J., “Case review,” Family Therapy Networker, September/October, 1991.
  • Price, J., Rituals for getting into or out of marriages, the Utne Reader, September, 1990.
  • Price, J., “The atom bomb strategy with aggressive adolescents,” Family Therapy Networker, June/July, 1990.
  • Price, J., “New divorce rituals,” Family Therapy Networker, June/July, 1989.
  • Price, J., “Breaking away,” Family Therapy Networker, November/December, 1988.
  • Price, J., “How to stabilize families: a therapist’s guide to maintaining the status quo,” Journal of Strategic and Systemic Therapies, Winter 1988, Vol. 7, #1.
  • Price, J., “A strategic approach for accessing the families of adolescents,” Journal of Strategic and Systemic Therapies, Fall 1987, Vol. 6, #3.
  • Price, J., “An alternative care approach to gain access to the families of adolescents,” in Hollister, et al, Alternative Services in Community Mental Health, UNC Press, Chapel Hill, 1985.