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Publications by Robert J. Ackerman, Ph.D.

Books

  • Perfect Daughters: Adult Daughters of Alcoholics. Second edition. Health Communications, Deerfield Beach, FL, (in press, release Spring 2002).
  • A Wife’s Little Red Book: Common Sense, Wit and Wisdom for a Better Marriage. Health Communications, Deerfield Beach, FL, 1998.
  • Before It’s Too Late: Help for Women in Controlling or Abusive Relationships. Health Communications, Deerfield Beach, FL, 1995.
  • A Husband’s Little Black Book: Common Sense, Wit and Wisdom for a Better Marriage. Health Communications, Deerfield Beach, FL, 1994.
  • Silent Sons: A Book for and About Men. Simon & Schuster, New York, NY, 1993.
  • Too Old To Cry: Abused Teens in Today’s America. McGraw-Hill, New York, NY, 1990.
  • Recovery Resource Guide. Health Communications, Deerfield Beach, FL, 1990.
  • Perfect Daughters: Adult Daughters of Alcoholics. Health Communications, Deerfield Beach, FL, 1989.
  • Abused No More: Recovery for Women from Abusive or Co-Dependent Relationships. TAB Books, Inc., Blue Summit Ridge, PA, 1989.
  • Children of Alcoholics, 2nd Edition. Simon & Schuster, New York, NY, 1987.
  • Let Go and Grow: Recovery for Adult Children of Alcoholics. Health Communications, Deerfield Beach, FL, 1987.
  • Same House, Different Home: Why Adult Children of Alcoholics are Not All the Same. Health Communications, Deerfield Beach, FL, 1987.
  • Children of Alcoholics: Bibliography & Resource Guide, 3rd Edition. Health Communications, Deerfield Beach, FL, 1987.
  • Growing in the Shadow. Health Communications, Deerfield Beach, FL, 1986. (Editor and contributing author.)

 

Books (Consulting Editor)

  • Relapse Prevention Workbook. Dennis Daley, Learning Publications, Inc., Holmes Beach, FL, 1986
  • Ceremonial Chemistry. Thomas Szasz, Learning Publications, Inc., Holmes Beach, FL, 1985.
  • Guide to Recovery. Herbert L. Gravitz & Julie Bowden, Simon & Schuster, New York, NY, 1987
  • Handbook for Volunteers in Substance Abuse Agencies. Dennis W. Shouse et al., Learning Publications, Inc., Holmes Beach, FL, 1983.
  • Confrontation in Psychotherapy with the Alcoholic. Gary G. Forrest, Learning Publications, Inc., Holmes Beach, FL, 1983.
  • Alcoholism: Prevention Curriculum. Physicians’ Assistants Program, Western Michigan University, Michigan, 1980.

 

Chapters in Books

  • “The Alcoholic Family” in Children of Alcoholics: Selected Readings. National Association for Children of Alcoholics, 2000.
  • “Co-Dependency and Professionals” in Professionals and Their Addictions. Charter Medical Corporation, Macon, GA, 1989.
  • “Assessing the Impact of Alcoholism on the Family” in Changing Legacies. Health Communications, Pompano Beach, FL, 1985.
  • “Alcoholism and the Family” in New Perspectives on Alcoholism. University of Akron Medical School, 1983.
  • “Socio-Cultural Considerations of Addiction” in Basic Curriculum for Substance Abuse Counselors, Office of Substance Abuse Services, Department of Health, Michigan, pp. 1-67, 1979.

 

Articles and Papers

  • “Self-Identified Alcohol Abusers in a Low Security Federal Prison: Characteristics and Treatment Implications.” International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, 45 (2), 2001, 214-227.
  • “Barriers to Change: Counseling Clients with Stereotype Gender Patterns.” Professional Counselor, Volume 14, October 1999.
  • “Dysfunctional Families: Myth, Fact or Somewhere in Between?.” The Counselor, November/December 1995.
  • “Appreciating Gender Differences in Recovery.” Conference Papers - MAADAC 95, July 1995.
  • “Dysfunctional Families Doesn’t Mean Dysfunctional Men.” The Counselor, September/October 1994.
  • “Validation of an ACOA Index.” International Journal of the Addictions,28(3), 257-269, 1993.
  • “Differentiating Adult Children of Alcoholics: The Effects of Background and Treatment on ACOA Symptoms” American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, August 1989. Published in International Journal of the Addictions, 26(11), 1159-1172, 1991.
  • “Research Findings on the National Adult Children of Alcoholics Research Study” American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, August 1987.
  • “Let Go & Grow: A New Motto for Adult Children of Alcoholics” in Alcoholism and Addiction Magazine, May/June 1987.
  • “A New Perspective on Adult Children of Alcoholics” Employee Assistance Digest, Jan/Feb 1987.
  • “The Family’s Response to Addiction” in Focus on Family, The U.S. Journal of Drug and Alcohol Dependence, Sept/Oct 1986.
  • Book review of Children of Alcoholism. J. Seixas & G. Youcha, Crown Publishing, New York, NY in Journal on Alcohol Studies, Rutgers University, January 1986.
  • “Alcoholic Parents: Reducing the Impact” in Focus on Family, The U.S. Journal of Drug and Alcohol Dependence, Volume 7, No. 1, Jan/Feb 1984.
  • “The Denial of Other Victims” in Domino Quarterly Journal, New York, NY, Spring/Summer 1983.
  • R. Ackerman and E. Erickson. “Models of Self: Celebrity Relevance for Personal Achievement” at the Michigan Academy of Science, Arts and Letters, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, March 1982.
  • R. Ackerman and John A. Vonk. “A Parent’s Death, Divorce, or Long Term Institutionalization and Running Away From Home” at the Western Social Science Association, San Diego, CA, April 1981.
  • E. Erickson, R. Ackerman and John A. Vonk. “Theories About Running Away From Home: Emerging Interests in the Family” at the above meetings.
  • R. Ackerman, E. Erickson and J. Vonk. “Breaking Up the Two Parent Family and Youth Running Away From Home” at the Ninth Annual Family Research Conference, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, October 1980.
  • R. Ackerman, E. Erickson and J. Vonk. “Research Report: Estimates of Running Away From Home in America” at the Western Social Science Association, Albuquerque, NM, April 1980.
  • R. Ackerman, R. O’Sullivan and C. Wiedman. “Adult Role Preference for Self and Academic Skills Development Among Adolescent Students”, in The Effects of Schooling and Culture on Disaffiliation and Career Development, The Center for Educational Studies, Grand Rapids, MI, June 1977.
  • C. Wiedman, R. Ackerman and R. O’Sullivan. “Importance of Grades to Parents, Peers, Teachers, and the Individual Student” in The Effects of Schooling and Culture on Disaffiliation and Career Development, The Center for Educational Studies, Grand Rapids, MI, June 1977.

 

TV and Films

  • Consultant to the movie Keeping Secrets. ABC Television, aired September 1991.
  • Oprah Winfrey Show, Chicago, IL, November 1989.
  • Geraldo, New York, NY, June 1989.
  • Today Show, New York, NY, January 1988.
  • “Trust in Yourself” Commentator and writer, Coronet Films, Simon & Schuster, Chicago, IL, January 1988.
  • “It Won’t Happen To Me” Script Advisor, Coronet Films, Simon & Schuster, Chicago, IL, January 1989
  • “Children of Alcoholics Series” Human Services Institute, Bradenton, FL, 1988.
  • CNN, Atlanta, GA, November 1987.
  • Consultant to the movie Shattered Spirits. ABC Television, Robert Greenwald Productions, Los Angeles, CA, aired ABC January 1986.
  • “Adult Children of Alcoholics: Choices in Growth” produced by Alcoholism Counselors Continuing Education Services, Indianapolis, IN, 1985.
  • “Children of Alcoholics” produced by Learning Publications, Inc., Holmes Beach, FL, 1983.

 

Audiotapes

  • “Strong at the Broken Places: The Art of Healing.” Logan Publishing, 2000.
  • “Working with Resistant Adolescents.” Logan Publishing, 2000.
  • “Reclaiming Joy In Your Life.” Logan Publishing, 1994.
  • “Gender Issues & Personal Growth.” Logan Publishing, 1994.
  • “Silent Men.” Logan Publishing, 1993.
  • “Isolation, Inadequacy, Intimacy--The Three ”I’s“ in Recovery.” Logan Publishing, 1991.
  • “Perfect Daughters.” Health Communications, Deerfield Beach, FL, 1990.
  • “Let Go & Grow.” Health Communications, Deerfield Beach, FL, 1989.
  • “Co-Dependently Yours: Adult Daughters of Alcoholics.” Alcoholism Counselors Continuing Education Services, Indianapolis, IN, 1990.
  • “Children of Alcoholics & Human Development.” Alcoholism Counselors Continuing Education Services, Indianapolis, IN, 1983/1986.
  • “Adult Children of Alcoholics.” Alcoholism Counselors Continuing Education Services, Indianapolis, IN, 1985.
  • “Abused Children of Alcoholics.” Alcoholism Counselors Continuing Education Services, Indianapolis, IN, 1984.
  • “A Family’s Response to Addiction.” Alcoholism Counselors Continuing Education Services, Indianapolis, IN, 1984.
  • “Adult Children of Alcoholics & Intimacy.” Alcoholism Counselors Continuing Education Services, Indianapolis, IN, 1985.
  • “Behaviors of Adult Children of Alcoholics.” Alcoholism Counselors Continuing Education Services, Indianapolis, IN, 1987.
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