This widely used staff training DVD is designed for teachers and school counseling staff who work with students who display aggression, immaturity, withdrawal, or other problem behaviors. It illustrates the concepts and training procedures contained in the books Skillstreaming the Adolescent and Skillstreaming the Elementary School Child. A free copy of each book accompanies the Program. The DVD contains scenes of actual training sessions that show Dr. Arnold Goldstein and Dr. Ellen McGinnis working with small groups of adolescents and elementary students. The students learn specific prosocial skills, such as resisting peer pressure, dealing with teasing, and responding to an accusation.
"Clearly shows how to teach prosocial skills to students. Well organized in an easy-to-follow manner."
"Staff developers will be able to use the video as a guide, format, and/or tool for training concerning changing undesirable behavior."
—Dianne Smith, Journal of Staff Development
"The video demonstrates a step-by-step procedure to help students learn how to change their behavior. Counselors and teachers are given a structured, but flexible plan for conducting a group of students in a positive learning experience."
—Deborah R. Newman, Guidepost, American Counseling Association
About the Authors:
Ellen McGinnis earned her Ph.D. from the University of Iowa in 1986. She holds degrees in elementary education, special education, and school administration. She has taught elementary and secondary students in the public schools in Minnesota, Iowa, and Arizona. In addition, she has served as a special education consultant in both public and hospital schools and as assistant professor of special education at the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire. Dr. McGinnis also served with the Des Moines Public Schools as the principal of the education program at Orchard Place, a residential and day treatment facility for children and adolescents with emotional/behavioral disorders. She has been an executive director of student support services in both Iowa and Colorado and is currently a private consultant. The author of numerous articles on identifying and teaching youth with emotional/behavioral disorders, Dr. McGinnis collaborated with Dr. Arnold P. Goldstein on earlier Skillstreaming books and is author of the newly released third editions of Skillstreaming in Early Childhood, Skillstreaming the Elementary School Child, and Skillstreaming the Adolescent.
Arnold P. Goldstein, Ph.D. (1933-2002), was Professor of Psychology and Education at Syracuse University as well as Founder and Director of the Syracuse University Center for Research on Aggression. He authored over 60 books and more than 100 articles on aggression, prosocial skills training, and juvenile delinquency. He also served as Director of the New York State Task Force on Juvenile Gangs. Dr. Goldstein received many prestigious awards including the Career Achievement Award from the American Psychological Association's Commitee on Children, Youth, and Families; and the Senior Scientist Award from APA's School Psychology Division.