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Guilford Press

Guilford Press
Guilford Press
Status Active
Founded 1973
Founder Bob Matloff and Seymour Weingarten
Country of origin United States
Headquarters location New York City
Distribution Worldwide
Key people Bob Matloff (President)
Seymour Weingarten (Editor-in-chief)
Publication types Books, periodicals, software, and audiovisual programs for scholarly and general audiences.
Nonfiction topics Mental health, psychology, elementary and secondary education, research methods, geography.
Number of employees 75
Official website

Guilford Publications, Inc. is a New York City-based independent publisher founded in 1973 that specializes in publishing books, journals, software, and DVDs in psychology, psychiatry, the behavioral sciences, education, and geography. The firm is owned by its two founding partners, president Bob Matloff and editor-in-chief Seymour Weingarten.[1]


  • Overview 1
  • Authors 2
  • References 3
  • Further reading 4


When reviewing a Guilford Press title on parenting, Kirkus Reviews said of the company:

Guilford Press makes the following claim on its web site: "From psychology, psychiatry, and the behavioral sciences, to education, geography, and communication, the company is dedicated to bringing well-written, solidly researched work to professionals, academics, and interested general readers." We've taken a very close look at many of their books, and the claim so far holds up.[2]

Library Journal also described Guilford Press as a leading publisher of mental health resources:

No single publisher dominates this field, although Guilford Publications is an excellent source of professional and consumer books and videos dealing with mental health.[3]

The publishing house currently has over 1,350 titles in print and typically publishes more than 90 new books each year.[1] The company also publishes 2 newsletters and 12 journals,[1] including Psychiatry, an official journal of the Washington School of Psychiatry;[4]

In 2008, Guilford Press launched an e-books program and now offers over 700 titles as e-books.[1]

Guilford titles are distributed in Europe by Taylor & Francis[5] and in Australia and New Zealand by Footprint Books.

Guilford exhibits at over 25 professional conferences each year, such as those held by the American Psychological Association, the American Psychiatric Association, the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, the American Educational Research Association, the International Reading Association, the Association of American Geographers, and BookExpo America.

The company's titles are regularly reviewed in prominent publications, including Choice Reviews, PsycCRITIQUES, Nursing Standard, and Library Journal. In the academic sphere, Guilford Publications has published books by Aaron T. Beck, who is known as the father of cognitive therapy and was the winner of the 2006 Lasker Foundation Clinical Medical Research Award;[6] Marsha Linehan, the developer of dialectical behavior therapy (DBT); and the founders of motivational interviewing, Stephen Rollnick and William R. Miller. Mind Over Mood by Dennis Greenberger and Christine A. Padesky was chosen for inclusion in the United Kingdom National Health Service's bibliotherapy program, a selective list of proven self-help books that general practitioners, counselors, and community mental health specialists are encouraged to "prescribe" for patients with mild to moderate mental health concerns.[7] The book was also voted by the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies as "the most influential cognitive behavioural therapy publication"[8] and was recommended by Scientific American Mind.[9]

In the field of literacy education, Guilford has published books by leading scholars such as Isabel Beck, Michael Pressley, Kathy Ganske, Lesley Mandel Morrow, and Linda Gambrell. Among Guilford's authors and editors are six past presidents of the International Reading Association and 22 members of the Reading Hall of Fame. In 2009, the Handbook of Adolescent Literacy Research, edited by Leila Christenbury, Randy Bomer, and Peter Smagorinsky, won the Edward B. Fry Book Award given by the Literacy Research Association.


Guilford's list of authors includes: Russell A. Barkley, David H. Barlow, Aaron T. Beck, Isabel L. Beck, Judith S. Beck, J.M. Blaut, Cathy Collins Block, Rachel Brown-Chidsey, Geraldine Dawson, Peg Dawson, Peter Dicken, Glen H. Elder, Jr., Kathy Ganske, Christopher K. Germer, Leslie S. Greenberg, Dennis Greenberger, Richard Guare, Robert D. Hare, Steven C. Hayes, Susan M. Johnson, Jon Kabat-Zinn, David A. Kenny, Rex B. Kline, Diane Lapp, D. Richard Laws, Robert L. Leahy, Marsha Linehan, Cathy Malchiodi, Michael C. McKenna, Nancy McWilliams, David J. Miklowitz, William R. Miller, Lesley Mandel Morrow, Lisa M. Najavits, Susan B. Neuman, Christine A. Padesky, Michael Quinn Patton, Sally J. Rogers, Stephen Rollnick, David B. Rosenberg, Zindel V. Segal, Daniel J. Siegel, Ronald D. Siegel, Robert E. Stake, Sharon Walpole, Froma Walsh, J. Mark G. Williams, and Edward L. Zuckerman.


  1. ^ a b c d "About Guilford Publications." Accessed 6 July 2009.
  2. ^ Kirkus Reports, 15 November 2004, Vol. 1., Issue 1
  3. ^ Library Journal, "Collection Development "Mental Health": The Two Faces of Mental Illness." 1 May 2004. Accessed 8 July 2009.
  4. ^ "Journal: Washington School of Psychiatry." Accessed 6 July 2009.
  5. ^ "Taylor & Francis Books: Publisher Profile." Accessed 6 July 2009.
  6. ^ "Aaron T. Beck, M.D. Receives Lasker Award for Clinical Medical Research." Accessed 6 July 2009.
  7. ^ "Self help book prescription schemes." Accessed 6 July 2009.
  8. ^ The Observer, "New prescription for mental health." 9 January 2005. Accessed 6 July 2009.
  9. ^ Scientific American Mind, October/November 2006.

Further reading

  • Los Angeles Times, "Publisher relies on agent, ocean views." 2 December 2006. Accessed 1 July 2009.
  • New York Times, "Personal Health; A Matter of Compromise and Acceptance." 15 February 2000. Accessed 8 July 2009.
  • Publishers Weekly, "Raising 'em by the Book." 28 February 2005. Accessed 1 July 2009.
  • Publishers Weekly, "Reader, Heal Thyself." 27 June 2005. Accessed 1 July 2009.
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