Wright Alumni Publish Psychology Books

Rebecca Bailey, PhD (alumna, 1993) and Nicole Kosanke, PhD (alumna, 2000) have recently published notable psychology books.

Dr. Bailey collaborated with her sister, Elizabeth Bailey, RN BC to write Safe Kids, Smart Parents: What Parents Need to Know to Keep Their Children Safe (Simon and Schuster, 2013). The book offers practical steps for reducing the risks of child abduction and abuse, and guides parents in discussing these issues with their children. Dr. Bailey is a leading family psychologist and personal therapist. She has worked as the director of her local police department's youth and family services program and is the founder of Transitioning Families.

Dr. Kosanke wrote Beyond Addiction: How Science and Kindness Help People Change (Scribner, 2014) with Jeffrey Foote, PhD, Carrie Wilkens, PhD, and Stephanie Higgs. The book offers a roadmap for families and friends to help loved ones struggling with substance abuse. Dr. Kosanke is director of evaluation and family services at the Center for Motivation & Change, where she specializes in working with family members of people abusing substances.