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Treating Explosive Kids (Hardcover)


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The Collaborative Problem-Solving Approach

From tantrums and defiance to verbal and physical aggression, “explosive” kids present tremendous challenges to parents, teachers, and mental health professional. This indispensable book is the first presentation for clinicians of the groundbreaking approach popularized in Ross Greene’s acclaimed parenting guide, The Explosive Child. Provided are innovative, practical strategies for working with families to reduce unmanageable outbursts and produce lasting improvements in interactions between difficult kids and their stressed-out caregivers.

Within a detailed framework for effective, individualized intervention with highly oppositional children and their families. Many vivid examples and Q&A sections show how to identify the specific cognitive factors that contribute to explosive and noncompliant behavior, remediate these factors, and teach children and their adult caregivers how to solve problems collaboratively. The book also describes challenges that may arise in implementing the model and provides clear and practical solutions. Two special chapters focus on intervention in schools and in therapeutic/restrictive facilities.

Weight 0.479 kg
Dimensions 23.32 × 16 × 2.26 cm

Ross W. Greene and J. Stuart Ablon


The Guilford Press, 2006


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