Matthew J. Mayer, PhD, is Assistant Professor of Educational Psychology in the Graduate School of Education at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. He is actively engaged in research on school violence and disruption, as well as in developing new models of graduate training for teachers and allied professionals that integrate professional preparation in cognitive-behavioral methods. Dr. Mayer is President of the Consortium to Prevent School Violence.
"The editors are very successful in organizing this book so that it covers assessment, implementation, and evaluation for the range of students who have an emotional and behavioral disorder (EBD) and are entitled to an education in a school setting....A strength of this book is that interventions are looked at within the three-tier model, which includes universal or preventive interventions for students at risk as well as interventions at the secondary tiers....I would highly recommend this book because it combines the effective ''clinical'' and school-based interventions. After reading the text and looking at the charts, cited research studies, and bibliography, the school social worker can learn a multitude of ways of working with individuals, groups, classrooms, and parents in a school-based setting."--School Social Work Journal
About the Editors:
Richard Van Acker, EdD, is Professor of Special Education at the University of Illinois at Chicago. His research involves efforts to prevent the development of serious antisocial behavior in children and youth, with a special focus on violence and aggression and the social interaction between teachers and their students. Formerly President of the Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders, Dr. Van Acker has written over 100 publications.
John E. Lochman, PhD, ABPP, is Professor and Doddridge Saxon Chairholder in Clinical Psychology at the University of Alabama, where he also directs the Center for Prevention of Youth Behavior Problems. Dr. Lochman has written over 200 publications on risk factors, social cognition, and intervention and prevention research with aggressive children. He is Editor in Chief of the Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology.
Frank M. Gresham, PhD, is Professor of Psychology at Louisiana State University. His research and practice interests are in social skills assessment and interventions with children at risk for or with emotional and behavioral disorders; response-to-intervention practices; treatment integrity; and applied measurement practices. He has written over 250 journal articles, books, and book chapters.