Ross W. Greene: Simon & Schuster Speakers Bureau

Ross W. Greene

Understanding and Helping Challenging Kids at School and Home

Ross Greene, Ph.D. is Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and Director of the non‐profit Collaborative Problem Solving
Institute in the Department of Psychiatry at
Massachusetts General Hospital. He is the originator of a model of psychosocial treatment for challenging kids called Collaborative Problem Solving, first described in his book, The Explosive Child.

Greene’s recent book, Lost at School, continues to explore the model of care described in The Explosive Child. Greene articulates two simple but revolutionary notions. First, hard‐to‐manage kids lack the skills to behave adaptively. Second, when adults understand the true factors underlying difficult behavior and teach kids the skills they lack in increments they can handle, the results are astounding: the kids overcome their challenges, the teachers' and parents' frustration diminishes, and the well‐being and learning of the rest of the class is enhanced.

School discipline is broken. Despite endless trips to the principal's office, detentions, suspensions, and expulsions, millions of challenging kids in our country are falling through the cracks. A dynamic, persuasive speaker, Greene explains why the system is failing them and discusses his groundbreaking, practical, evidence‐based, and desperately needed model for changing course.

Greene has authored numerous articles, chapters, and scientific papers on the effectiveness of the Collaborative Problem Solving approach; the classification of and outcomes in youth with oppositional defiant disorder and severe social impairment; and teacher stress. Greene's research has been
funded by, among others, the Stanley Research Institute, the National Institute on Drug Abuse/National Institutes of Mental Health, the U.S. Department of Education, and the Maine Juvenile Justice Advisory Group. He consults extensively to general and special education schools, inpatient and residential
facilities, and systems of juvenile detention, and lectures widely
throughout the world.

Greene has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Dateline NBC, The Morning Show, Good Morning America, and NPR, along with a variety of additional television and radio shows and print mediums.

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