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Dr. Garber is an award-winning author. He writes compulsively in the belief that the process of organizing, clearly expressing, and publishing ideas and experiences is one of the best ways to clarify thinking, minimize bias, and gain perspective.
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Garber, B.D. (2023). "Twisted Allies." Hollis, New Hampshire: Family Law Consulting PLLC

Twisted Allies released
                                        11.01.2023

Books and chapters:

Garber, B.D., Prescott, D., and Mulchay, C. (2022). The family law professional's field guide to high conflict litigation: Dynamics, not diagnoses. American Bar Association.
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Garber, B.D. (2021). Mending Fences: A collaborative, cognitive-behavioral “reunification” protocol serving the best interests of the post-divorce, polarized child. Unhooked Media.
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Garber, B.D. (2019). Caught in the Middle: A letter to my divorced parents. Unhooked Media.
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Garber, B.D. (2019). Taming the Beast: Managing anger in ourselves and our children through divorce. Unhooked Media.
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Garber, B.D. (2019). Thanksgiving Kindness. In P. Vesgo (Ed.), Success Stories From the Heart. Florida: Health Communications International
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Garber, B.D. (2016). Holding Tight/Letting Go: Raising Healthy Kids in Anxious Times.
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Garber, B.D. (2015). The Roadmap to The Parenting Plan Worksheet. Unhooked Media.
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Garber, B.D. (2015). Ten Child-centered Forensic Family Evaluation Tools: An Empirically Annotated Users’ Guide. Unhooked Media
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Garber, B.D. (2014). “The role of attachment theory and methodology in the allocation of post-divorce parenting rights and responsibilities.” In Poitras, K. (ed.), L’enfant et le litige en matière de garde – Regards psychologiques et juridiques.
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Garber, B.D. (2013). “Providing effective, systemically informed, child-centered psychotherapies for children of  divorce: Walking on thin ice.” In A. Baker and R. Sauber (Eds.), Working with alienated children and families: A clinical guidebook. New York: Routledge.
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Garber, B.D. (2009). Developmental Psychology for Family Law Professionals: Theory, Application and The Best Interests of the Child. Springer.
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Garber, B.D. (2009). Ask an Expert (Serving as consulting psychologist to Penguin Books, NY),  written by Dr. Tanya Byron.
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Garber, B.D. (2008). Keeping Kids Out Of The Middle: Parenting Effectively In The Midst Of Adult Conflict, Separation and Divorce. Health Communications, Incorporated.
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Garber, B.D. (2008). Your Toddler Month By Month (Serving as consulting psychologist to Penguin Books, NY),  written by Dr. Tanya Byron.
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Garber, B.D. (2003; revised 2015) The HealthyParent’s ABCs: A Caregiving Curriculum. HealthyParent.com.
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Professional articles:


Garber, B.D. & Simon, R.A. (2024). Moving Towards Consensus: Joining Bernet and Baker, Emery, and Griffin to better understand the dynamics of Parent-Child Contact Problems (PCCP). Family Transitions.


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Garber, B.D. & Simon, R.A. (2024) Looking Beyond the Sorting Hat: Deconstructing the “Five Factor Model” of Alienation, Family Transitions. DOI: 10.1080/10502556.2023.2262359

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Garber, B.D. (in press, 2024). A structured rubric for evaluating the many convergent factors that can contribute to parent-child contact problems (PCCP). Family Court Review.

Garber, B. D. (2023). The emperor has no clothes: A systematic view of the status and future of child custody evaluation (CCE). Family Court Review, 1-15.
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Garber, B.D., Mulchay, C., & Knuth, S. (2023). Questionnaires in child custody evaluations: The forgotten ubiquitous medium. Journal of Family Trauma, Child Custody & Child Development, 20(1), 20-36.
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Garber, B.D. (2021). The Dynamics of the Enmeshed Family System Ten Years Later: Family Court and Contemporary Understanding of Adultification, Parentification, and Infantilization. Journal of the American Association of Matrimonial Lawyers, 34, 97-120.
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Garber, B.D. & Prescott, D.E. (2020). On the value of Teddy bears and Barbie dolls: The place of children's transitional objects in family law. Southwestern Law Review, 49.
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Garber, B.D. (2019). Dynamics, not diagnoses. Family Court Review, 58 (2), 368-370.
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Garber, B.D. (2019). Sherlock Holmes and the case of resist/refuse dynamics: Confirmatory bias and abductive inference in family law. Family Court Review, 58 (2), 386-402.
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Garber, B.D. (2019). For the love of Fluffy: Respecting, protecting, and empowering transitional objects in the context of high conflict divorce. Journal of Divorce and Remarriage, 60:7, 552-565
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Garber, B.D. & Simon, R.A. (2018). Individual Adult Psychometric Testing and Child Custody Evaluations: If the Shoe Doesn’t Fit, Don’t Wear It. Journal of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 30 (2), 325-341.
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Garber, B.D. (2016). Exploring a process-oriented forensic family observation protocol. Family Court Review, 54(2), 261-276.
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Garber, B.D. (2015). Cognitive-behavioral methods in high conflict divorce: Systematic desensitization adapted to parent-child reunification interventions. Family Court Review, 53(1), 96-112.
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Garber, B.D. (2014). The chameleon child: Children as actors in the high conflict divorce drama. Journal of Child Custody, 11, 1-16.
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Garber, B.D. (2013). Distinguishing among mental health services relevant to family law process. New Hampshire Bar News.
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Garber, B.D. (2012) Security by association? Mapping attachment theory onto family law practice. Family Court Review, 50(3), 467-470.
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Garber, B.D. & Landerman, Laura M. (2011). Muchmore and Jaycox: A Call for Developmentally-Responsive Parenting Plans. New Hampshire Bar Journal.
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Garber, B.D. (February, 2011). The Voice Of The Child In High Conflict Divorce: Systemic, Developmental, and Practical Considerations. Paper prepared for presentation to the Ontario Bar Association. [pdf format - unpublished]
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Garber, B.D. (2011). Parental alienation and the dynamics of the enmeshed parent–child dyad: Adultification, parentification, and infantilization. Family Court Review, 49(2), 322-335.
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Garber, B.D. (2009). Attachment methodology in custody evaluation: Four hurdles standing between developmental theory and forensic application. Journal of Child Custody, 6(1&2), 38-61.
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Garber, B.D. (2007). Conceptualizing visitation resistance and refusal in the context of parental conflict, separation and divorce. Family Court Review, (4)1, 588-599.
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Garber, B.D. (2007). Developing a structured interview tool for children embroiled in family litigation and forensic mental health services: The Query Grid. Journal of Forensic Psychology Practice, 7(1), 1-18.
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Garber, B.D. & Landerman, L. (Summer, 2006). How should the child’s voice be heard when parental rights and responsibilities are contested? New Hampshire Bar Journal.
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Garber, B.D. (2004). Parental alienation in light of attachment theory: Consideration of the broader implications for child development, clinical practice and forensic process. Journal of Child Custody, 1(4), 49-76.
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Garber, B.D. (October, 2004). Court responsibility and parental privilege in child custody cases. New Hampshire Bar News, 15(8), 24-25.

Garber, B.D. (2004). Therapist alienation: Foreseeing and forestalling dynamics undermining therapies with children. Professional Psychology:  Research and Practice, 35(4) 357-363
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Garber, B.D. (2004). Directed co-parenting intervention: Conducting child centered interventions in parallel with highly conflicted co-parents. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 35(1), 55-64.
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Garber, B.D. (February, 2001). ADHD or not ADHD: Custody and visitation considerations. New Hampshire Bar News, New Hampshire Bar Assn.
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Garber, B.D. (1998). Practical interventions for attention disordered children. Attention.
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Garber, B.D. (1996, March). Alternatives to parental alienation: Acknowledging the broader scope of children's emotional difficulties during parental separation and divorce. New Hampshire Bar Journal, 51-54.
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Garber, B.D. and Miller, Mark L. (1986). Of beasties and butterflies: Evidence for the stability and domain-specificity of individual differences in categorization. Journal of Personality, 54(4),  647-658.
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