Insight Therapy Pittsburgh
Sharna
Olfman, Ph.D.

Psychologist        Author        Educator

The Science and Pseudoscience of Children's Mental Health


This very timely volume, on an exceptionally important topic in the lives of children and families, is a frank and thought-provoking consideration of the issues. —Frank Farley, PhD, Former President, American Psychological Association



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Drugging Our Children

Anyone who is worried about this nation's children—and we all should be plenty worried—will find the book eye-opening. —Marcia Angell, MD, Senior Lecturer in Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Former Editor-in-Chief, New England Journal of Medicine

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The Sexualization of Childhood

Every one of us needs to read The Sexualization of Childhood and then ask ourselves the following questions: How did we allow such a harrowing state-of-affairs to arise? —Stuart Shanker, Distinguished Research Professor of Philosophy and Psychology, York University

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Bipolar Children

"A shocking expose of wayward diagnostic and drug-prescription practices that do great harm to children. Bravo to editor Sharna Olfman for this powerful call to action!"—Laura E. Berk, Distinguished Professor of Psychology, Illinois State University

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No Child Left Different

"Sharna Olfman has masterfully edited this extraordinary volume that critically examines our nation's gullible faith in drugs as the treatment of choice for the rising tide of American children and youths diagnosed with mental illness. "—Laura E. Berk, Distinguished Professor of Psychology, Illinois State University, author of Awakening Children's Minds: How Parents and Teachers Can Make a Difference

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Childhood Lost

"[A]n enormously important book and should become required reading for anyone who is concerned with our children's welfare."—Stuart G. Shanker, Distinguished Research Professor of Philosophy and Psychology, York University

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All Work and No Play:
How Educational Reforms are Harming Our Preschoolers

This exemplary anthology highlighting the importance of childhood play responds to what editor Sharna Olfman describes as the current, destructive reform conversations related to the topics of 'standards, accountability, testing, and technology.'... Highly recommended—Choice

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