8150: The Explosive Child (2nd Edition)

About the Course:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially psychologists, counselors, social workers, and nurses who provide services to or seek knowledge about interventions geared to the explosive child. Whether unfamiliar or familiar with some of the concepts involved in this material, you can benefit from information in this course. A must for the many parents, teachers, and professionals who attempt to guide, teach, and work with difficult, hard-to-manage and easily frustrated children. Dr. Ross Greene makes a compassionate argument that the difficulties of explosive children stem from developmental deficits in two critical skills: flexibility and frustration tolerance. Drawing upon recent advances in the neurosciences, Dr. Greene describes the factors that contribute to “inflexible-explosive” behavior in children and why the strategies that work for most children aren’t as effective for them. He then lays out a sensitive, practical approach to helping a child at home and school.

Publication Date:

2nd Edition, 2001

Author

Ross W. Greene, Ph.D.

About the Author:

The author is Director of Cognitive-Behavioral Psychology at the Clinical and Research Program in Pediatric Psychopharmacology at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, where he specializes in the treatment of inflexible=explosive children and adolescents and their families. He is also Associate Clinical Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.

Course Objectives:

  1. to be able to describe an approach aimed at decreasing adversarial interactions between explosive children and the adults who work with them.

  2. to be able to appreciate how an explanation and interpretation of a child’s inflexible and explosive behavior influences how adults respond.

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