Spring 2019 Class and Required Book

“Abnormal Psychology: Contrasting Perspectives” book coverFor Spring 2019, I will be teaching:
PSY412 Abnormal Psychology

The required book to purchase for this class is as follows:

Raskin, J. D. (2019). Abnormal psychology: Contrasting perspectives. London, England: Red Globe Press/Macmillan International Higher Education.

You may purchase the book in either hard copy or electronic format. Hard copies can be purchased from the campus bookstoredirectly from the publisher, or from online booksellers such as Amazon. Electronic copies can be purchased directly from the publisher.

Students should try to read Chapter 1 prior to the first class on January 24. For those who cannot get the book before to the first day of class but still wish to get a leg up on this reading, Chapter 1 is available online.

Winter ’18-19 Classes and Required Books

New Paltz quad in winterFor Winter 2018-19, I will be teaching one undergraduate and one graduate class:


The required books to purchase for these classes are as follows:

PSY498 Seminar in Psychology

COU585 Contemporary Issues in Counseling

My Abnormal Psychology Textbook Published

From the publisher’s website:

This groundbreaking core textbook offers a comprehensive overview of different approaches to the assessment and treatment of psychological disorders. The book retains important diagnostic perspectives, including the DSM-5, ICD-10, ICD-11 and PDM, but also widens the scope of coverage beyond mainstream psychiatric models to include psychological, biological, historical, sociocultural and therapeutic approaches. Contemporary and well-balanced, this book provides an even-handed and holistic foundation, allowing students to develop a strong critical mindset while retaining a robust research-driven orientation.

Raskin holding textbook