Kline Pruett’s writings include over 130 scholarly articles, chapters, co-edited and co-written books, as well as numerous curricula for psychoeducational interventions in person and online.

Edited/Co-authored Books:

How to Prepare for and Respond to a Crisis (1995, 2002, 2004 [Japanese edition] Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development). Co-authors: Lichtenstein, R., Schonfeld, D.J. & Speese-Linehan, D.  A new 2022 update is in process.     

“Child Custody Issues,” Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America Monograph, 7(2) (1998, Saunders). Co-editor: Pruett, K.

Your Divorce Advisor: A Lawyer and a Psychologist Guide You Through the Legal and Emotional Landscape of Divorce (2001, Simon and Schuster). Co-author: Mercer, D.

Overnights and Young Children: Essays from the Family Court Review (2005)

Strengthening Couple Relationships for Optimal Child Development: Lessons from Research and Intervention (2009, American Psychological Association). Co-editors: Schulz, M., Kerig, P.  & Parke, R.

Partnership Parenting: How Men and Women Parent Differently – Why It Helps Your Kids and Can Strengthen Your Marriage. (2009, Perseus). Co-author: Pruett, K.

Recent Publications:

Pruett, M.K., Greenberg, L. & Holtzworth-Munroe, A. (2021). Evidence-based and evidence-informed practice for “real world” family law challenges. Introduction to Family Court Review: Special Issue on Evidence-based and Evidence-informed interventions in Family Law.

Pruett, M.K., Greenberg, L. & Holtzworth-Munroe, A. (2021). Family Court Review: Special Issue on Evidence-based and Evidence-informed interventions in Family Law.

Pruett, M.K., Alschech, J., & Feldscher, T. (2021). The Family Resolutions Specialty Court (FRSC): An evidence-informed court-based innovation. In M.K. Pruett, L. Greenberg & A. Holtzworth-Munroe (Eds.), Family Court Review: Special Issue on Evidence-based and Evidence-informed Interventions in Family Law.

Pruett, M.K., Alschech, J., Saini, M. & Feldscher, T. (2021). The impact of coparenting on mothers’ COVID-19 related stressors. Social Science, https://www.mdpi.com/2076-0760/10/8/311/pdf

Pruett, M.K. & Najman, N. (2020). Parenting plans after separation/divorce: Developmental considerations. In R.E. Tremblay, M. Boivin, R. Peters (Eds.) with R.E. Emery (topic Ed), Encyclopedia on Early Childhood Development [online], http://www.child-encyclopedia.com/divorce-and-separation/according-experts/parenting-plans-following-separationdivorce-developmental. Updated November 2020. Accessed November 12, 2020.

Pruett, K.D. & Pruett, M.K. (2020). Engaging fathers of young children in low income families to improve child and family outcomes; An intervention and prevention perspective. In H.E. Fitzgerald, K. von Klitzing, N. Cabrera, T. Skothaug, & J. Scarano de Mendonca. Handbook of Fathers: Prenatal to PreK (pp. 627-38). New York, Springer Press.

Ginn, C., Mughal, K., Kline Pruett, M., Pruett, K., Perry, R. L., & Benzies, K. M. (2020). Engaging from both sides: Facilitating a Canadian two-generation prenatal to three (P to 3) program for families experiencing vulnerability. Canadian Journal of Nursing Research, 52(2), 117-128.  https://doi.org/10.1177/0844562120905710.

Capistrant, B., Pruett, M.K., Gillette, P., Rivera, S., Cowan, C.P., & Cowan, P.A. (2020). Dual earner status, marital satisfaction, and division of child-related tasks among Mexican American and white couples. Smith College Studies in Social Work, 1-25.

Saini, M., Pruett, M.K., Alschech, J. & Sushchyk, A. (2019). A pilot study to assess coparenting across family structures (CoPAFS). Journal of Child and Family Studies. 28(5), 1392-1401.  

Pruett, K.D., Pruett, M.K. & Deutsch, R. (2019). Bringing the previously absent father into the family. In L. Greenberg, B. Fidler, & M. Saini (Eds., pp. 282-302). Evidence-informed Interventions for Court-involved Families: Promoting Coping and Healthy Child Development. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.

Pruett, M. K., Nakash, O., Welton, E., Cowan, C. P., Cowan, P. A., & Gillette, P. (2019). Using an initial clinical interview to assess the coparenting relationship: Preliminary examples from the Supporting Father Involvement program. Smith College Studies in Social Work89(1), 38-65.

Pruett, M.K., Cowan P.A., Cowan, C.P., Gillette, P. & Pruett, K.P. (2019). Supporting Father Involvement: A group intervention for low-income community and child welfare referred couples. Family Relations, 68, 51-67. DOI: 10.1111.fare.12352

Coming Soon:

In P. Salem and K. Browe-Olson (Eds.). Family Dispute Resolution Handbook (2nd edition), Oxford University Press.

  • Schepard, A., Pruett, M.K., & Salem, P. Court and community planning for family dispute resolution: An integrated model.
  • Pruett, M.K., & Briskin, E. Evidence for popular family dispute resolution models.
  • Pruett, M.K., Fidnick, L. & Stern, N. The Family Resolutions Specialty Court: A multidisciplinary problem-solving approach.