Publications and Presentations

Selected publications and presentations

Publications Presentations
"I will always strive to think and act appropriately, using my education, training and experience to further agreed upon goals. I invite open communication and always want the complete confidence of the client."
– Dr. Steven Sparta

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Selected Publications

A brief list of selected publications Dr. Sparta has contributed to

Forensic Mental Health Assessment of Children and Adolescents
By: Steven Sparta and Gerald Koocher (Editors)
New York, Oxford University Press, 2006

Comprehensive Handbook of Psychology Vol 11: Forensic Psychology
Steven Sparta. Assessment of Childhood Trauma, In A. Goldstein (Ed.)
New York, John Wiley & Sons, 2003

Handbook for the Treatment of Abused and Neglected Children
Steven Sparta. Expert Mental Health Testimony in Child Abuse Cases. In F. Talley (Ed.)
Haworth Press, 2005

Helping families and courts in high conflict divorce cases: familiar practices and new ideas
By: Steven Sparta
Journal of Psychiatry and Law, Spring, 2008

Guidelines for Psychological Evaluation in Child Protection Matters (Child Abuse)
Committee Member/Author
American Psychological Association, Washington, D.C.
Committee on Professional Practices and Standards, 1998

The Professional's Role in Discussing Death With Seriously Ill Children and Their Families
In J. Schowalter (Ed.)
Children and Death: Perspectives From Birth Through Adolescence.
By: Steven Sparta
New York: Pager Press, 1987

Suffering By Children: Some Observations of Brave Children and Their Families at a Children's Hospital
Dying and Disabled Children: Dealing with Loss and Grief: Psychosocial, Functional, Structural
By: Steven Sparta
In H. Dick, D. Roye, P. Buschman, A. Kutcher, B. Rubinstein & F. Forstenzer (Eds.)
New York: Haworth Press, 1988

Interhemispheric Transfer in Children With Early-Treated Phenylketonuria
The Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology
By: Gourovitch, M., Craft, S., Dowton, S., Ambrose, P. and Sparta, S.
1994, Vol. 16, No. 3, Pages 393-404

Evaluating Children's Expressed Preferences in Divorce Proceedings
By: Steven Sparta
Family Law News, Official Publication of the State Bar of California, Family Law Section
Vol. 21, No. 3, 1998

Legal Issues in the Professional Practice of Psychology
By: Grossman, L., Bisbing, S., Chin, J.L., Gottlieb, M., Mayhu, M.M., Sparta, S.N., Wise, E.H. (Committee on Professional Practice and Standards, American Psychological Association)
Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 2003
Volume 34, No. 6, 595-600

Learned Helplessness After Traumatically-Induced Neurological Impairment
By: Steven Sparta
In J. Tuma (Editor)Handbook for The Practice of Pediatric Psychology
New York: J. Wiley and Sons, 1982

The Kinetic Family Drawing in Childhood Cancer: A Revised Application of an Age-Independent Measure
By: Spinetta, J., McLaren, H., Fox, R. & Steven Sparta
In J. Spinetta and P. Spinetta (Eds.) Living With Childhood Cancer
St. Louis: C.V. Mosby Co., 1981

Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy: Developmental Changes in Personal Control and Its Significance to Psychosocial Adjustment
By: Steven Sparta
In L. Charash, S. Wolf, A. Kutcher, R. Lovelace, M. Hace, (Eds.) Psychosocial Aspects of Muscular Dystrophy and Allied Diseases
Springfield, Illinois: C. Thomas & Sons, 1983

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