Spring 2020 Books for COU540 Psychopathology

For Spring 2020, I will be teaching:
COU540 Psychopathology

The three required books to purchase for this class are as follows:

“Abnormal Psychology: Contrasting Perspectives” book coverRaskin, J. D. (2019). Abnormal psychology: Contrasting perspectives. London, England: Red Globe Press/Macmillan International Higher Education.

Cover of "Basic Psychopharmacology for Mental Health Professionals (3rd Edition)"Sinacola, R. S., Peters-Strickland, T., & Wyner, J. D. (2020). Basic psychopharmacology for mental health professionals (3rd ed.). Boston, MA: Pearson.

Mind fixers coverHarrington, A. (2019). Mind fixers: Psychiatry’s troubled search for the biology of mental illness. W. W. Norton.


Books for Winter 2019-20 Classes

For my two Winter 2019-20, here are the required books:

PSY440 Clinical and Counseling Psychology

COU585 Contemporary Issues in Counseling

  • No required books; all readings available online in Blackboard.

New Book Review: Scapegoating CBT?

I just published a new book review, which has appeared as an advance online publication:

Scapegoating CBT?

Book cover of "CBT: The Cognitive Behavioural Tsunami"Review of CBT: The Cognitive Behavioral Tsunami
By Farhad Dalal London: Routledge, 2018, 197 pp., $29.50 USD, ISBN 978-1-78220-664-4 (paperback).

Reviewed in the Journal of Constructivist Psychology by Jonathan D. Raskin, Department of Psychology, State University of New York at New Paltz, New York, NY, USA

Received 30 Jul 2019, Accepted 07 Aug 2019, Published online: 19 Sep 2019

Advice for Incoming College Students

New blog post at Psychology Today.


If you avail yourself of all the phenomenal things that college has to offer, both in and out of the classroom, then you will suspend many of your long-held assumptions and open yourself up to new experiences and new points of view. You won’t let your fear—which always accompanies novelty and uncertainty—lock you into a narrow and unreflective worldview.

College student

Source: nastya_gepp/Pixabay

Raskin Elected President of Society for Humanistic Psychology

I have been elected as president of the American Psychological Association‘s Society for Humanistic Psychology (Division 32). I will serve as president-elect during 2019-2020, president during 2020-2021, and past-president during 2021-2022.

According to the Society for Humanistic Psychology website:

The society represents a constellation of “humanistic psychologies” that includes the earlier Rogerian, transpersonal and existential orientations as well as the more recently developing perspectives of phenomenological, hermeneutic, constructivist, feminist and postmodern (social constructionist) psychologies.

Jonathan Raskin