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New Directions in the Treatment of Aggressive Behavior for Persons with Mental and Developmental Disabilities $225.00
Editors: Robert Paul Liberman, M.D. (Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry, Director of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Program, UCLA School of Medicine) Gary W. LaVigna, Ph.D. (Co-Founder/Executive Director of the Institute of Applied Behavior Analysis, Los Angeles)
Book Description:
New Directions in the Treatment of Aggressive Behavior for Persons with Mental and Developmental Disabilities was written because of the paucity of practical, evidence-based and person-centered information regarding the treatment and management of aggressive behavior exhibited by persons with these disabilities.

This book will acquaint readers about the:
• scope of aggression among the mentally and developmentally disabled persons
• basic principles for designing and validating novel treatments for aggressive behavior
• comprehensive functional assessment of aggression that permits individualized design of treatment interventions with a high likelihood of success in reducing or eliminating aggression toward others or self.
• positive behavior supports for a wide range of developmentally disabled persons, including those with traumatic brain injuries
• currently validated, evidence-based medications for the control of aggression and how to use medications so they are monitored for effectiveness
• cognitive-behavior therapy for aggression among the mentally ill
• national and international dissemination and adoption of the treatment techniques described in this book

The major reason for writing this book was to bring these new directions in the effective treatment of aggressive behavior into the mainstream of services for persons with mental and developmental disabilities. The Editors have engaged in enormous efforts of dissemination, far beyond publications in journals and presentations to professional colleagues at conferences, conventions and institutes. Their extensive professional training and dissemination activities have included workshops, on-site consultations and training institutes throughout the world. Their innovative and evidence-based programs have been adopted by thousands of community and hospital-based programs for mentally and developmentally disabled persons.

Drs. Liberman and LaVigna have expanded their training activities abroad to agencies and hospitals for mental health and developmental disabilities in China, Japan, India, Turkey, Israel, Algeria, Spain, France, Italy, Bulgaria, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria, Germany, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, the U.K., Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Peru, Venezuela, Colombia, Iran and South Africa. Their work has been transformational for many institutions that were using unacceptable methods of control to reduce patients’ aggressive behavior. For example, colleagues in China recently reported that over 50,000 Chinese persons with serious mental disorders have benefited from rehabilitation using Dr. Liberman’s modules for training social and independent living skills. Thus, thousands of seriously disabled mental patients in China are now receiving rehabilitation instead of locked, custodial care. In Japan, a Social Skills Training Association has been organized that offers training institutes and research conferences each year. Dr. LaVigna’s training institutes are held on every continent and annually at his Institute in Los Angeles.

The authors’ goals in writing this book were to make their techniques available to a larger audience of professionals, treatment facilities, service agencies and clinical teams. Those practitioners reading this book will be able to adapt the treatment techniques to the special characteristics of their own clientele and patient population. The creative and effective techniques described by Drs. Liberman and LaVigna will spur innovation and new techniques that will increase the number of formerly aggressive patients who will be able to rejoin their families and live in normalizing community settings. By using positive practices and teaching alternative, socially acceptable ways for disabled persons to achieve their needs without aggression, practitioners and other providers will enhance their formerly aggressive clients appropriate use of social, communication and self-management skills. Liberman and LaVigna have seen transformational improvements in myriad of their clients and patients. With broader use of these positive and skill enhancing principles and techniques, clients, patients and service users with serious and aggressive disabilities will have increasing opportunities to emerge from stigmatizing and isolated lives into the mainstream of society.(Imprint: Nova)



Book Reviews

“There are few books more timely and needed as this description of the evidence-based and person-centered treatment techniques that can prevent and effectively treat aggressive behavior of the mentally and developmentally disabled persons. This population is disproportionately both aggressors and victims of aggression. Doctors Liberman and LaVigna have devised and disseminated the most important methods for preventing and treating violence that in recent years has reached epidemic proportions.” - Robert E. Drake, Ph.D, M.D., Andrew Thomson Professor of Psychiatry, Geisel-Dartmouth School of Medicine

"This scholarly book by national leaders of managing aggression among persons with mental and developmental disabilities is essential reading for all psychiatrists, psychologists and those in the criminal justice field. There can be no better time to learn how to reduce the calamities occurring every day by unchecked violence by individuals with brain disorders." - Peter C. Whybrow, M.D., Professor & Executive Chairperson, Department of Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences, Geffen-UCLA School of Medicine

“Much needed to control and diminish the violence afflicting our society is this outstanding compendium of novel and effective treatments of aggression in persons with psychiatric and developmental disabilities. The chapters provide practice-oriented and validated contributions for the work of clinicians, caregivers, researchers and those in the criminal justice field.” - Nirbhay N. Singh, Ph.D., Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Medical College of Georgia

"This masterfully written book provides effective practices for effectively and humanely treating the urgent problem of aggression among persons with brain disabilities. The methods are described clearly and their application illustrated vividly through authentic case examples. Using the techniques developed by Liberman and LaVigna will enable practitioners to teach persons disabled with brain dysfunctions the socially acceptable behaviors for integrating people into positive community roles and functioning." - Hewitt B. “Rusty” Clark, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, University of South Florida Developer of Transition to Independence Process for youth



Table of Contents:
Foreword

Preface

Chapter 1
Scope of Aggressive Behavior in People with Mental and Developmental Disabilities
(Robert Paul Liberman, Gary W. LaVigna, Linda Hume, Brodie Paterson, Hazel Powell, University of California at Los Angeles, School of Medicine, CA, USA, and others)

Chapter 2
Basic Principles of Treatment for Aggressive Behavior in Persons with Mental and Developmental Disabilities
(Robert Paul Liberman, Gary W. LaVigna, University of California at Los Angeles, School of Medicine, CA, USA, and others)

Chapter 3
Comprehensive Functional Assessment for Designing New Treatments for Aggressive Behavior
(Thomas J. Willis, Gary W. LaVigna, Institute for Applied Behavior Analysis, CA, USA)

Chapter 4
Positive Behavior Support in the Treatment of Aggression
(Gary W. LaVigna, Thomas J. Willis, Lori Ann Dotson, and Kathryn Edwards, Institute for Applied Behavior Analysis, CA, USA)

Chapter 5
Non-Aversive Reactive Strategies (NARS) to Reduce the Episodic Severity of Aggression and to Reduce the Need for Restrictive Practices
(Matthew Spicer, Nicola Crates, Anglicare, Tasmania, and others)

Chapter 6
Multi-element Behavior Support for People with Acquired Brain Injury
(Brian McClean, Mark Stanton, Acquired Brain Injury Ireland, and others)

Chapter 7
The Role of Positive Behavioural Supports in Reducing the Use of Restrictive Practices
(David Allen, Peter McGill, Mark Smith, Cardiff University, UK, and others)

Chapter 8
Pharmacological Treatment of Aggression in Persons with Mental & Developmental Disabilities
(Robert Paul Liberman, University of California at Los Angeles, School of Medicine, CA, USA)

Chapter 9
Behavior Therapy for Aggressive Persons with Mental Disorders
(Robert Paul Liberman, University of California at Los Angeles, School of Medicine, CA, USA)

Chapter 10
Dissemination of Evidence-based Treatments for Aggressive Behavior
(Linda Hume, Brodie Peterson, Hazel Powell, Robert Paul Liberman, Gary W. LaVigna, School of Nursing, Midwifery & Social Care at Napier University, Edinburgh, Scotland, and others)

Appendix

Index

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      Psychiatry - Theory, Applications and Treatments
   Binding: ebook
   Pub. Date: 2015
   Pages: 7x10 - (NBC-C)
   ISBN: 978-1-63483-890-0
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