When Push Comes to Shove


About The Book

When Push Comes to Shove is an engaging animated work that teaches children how to constructively solve problems and manage change in their lives without violence. Told through the lives of three goats who lead their herds in very different ways, and voiced in rhyme, the story shows children how to balance their natural fight or flight impulses when confronted with everyday problems we all face. At a time when children and teens face ever-increasing depression, bullying, and mass violence When Push Comes to Shove, is pure fun that also carries
important life messages.




Edward L. Murray III

Edward L. Murray III, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist with more than 20 years’ experience helping children, families, and individuals improve their mental and emotional well-being. He received his bachelor’s degree from Indiana University-Bloomington and his master’s degree and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Arizona State University. Commissioned as an officer of the U.S. Army Reserves, Dr. Murray completed an internship at the Veterans Administration
Medical Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. He began his professional career working with youth survivors of sexual and physical abuse and their families at the Colorado River Indian Tribes in

Parker, Arizona. He established one of the largest clinical practices in San Diego, CA focused on helping underserved communities of color. He has extensive experience working with foster care and community service agencies, courts, educational institutions, religious outreach groups, health care organizations, and others whose mission is supporting victims of crime. He has appeared on numerous television and radio shows. His community service efforts earned him a
Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition.

Dr. Murray is a third-degree black belt in the martial art of Judo, and an avid singer, musician, chess player, and public speaker.