1. School Refusal Behavior: Definition and Description 2. Contextual Variables and School Refusal Behavior 3. Tier 1 and Tier 3 Strategies for Problematic Absenteeism 4. Assessing Cases of School Refusal Behavior 5. Interventions for Negatively Reinforced School Refusal Behavior 6. Interventions for Positively Reinforced School Refusal Behavior 7. Relapse Prevention and Difficult Parents and Other Special Topics Appendix: Additional Resources References About the Author Index
Christopher A. Kearney, Ph.D., is Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He is also the Director of the UNLV Child School Refusal and Anxiety Disorders Clinic. Dr. Kearney's research interests include school refusal behavior, selective mutism, posttraumatic stress disorder in maltreated youth, perfectionism, and other anxiety-related conditions in children and adolescents. He has published several books, book chapters, and journal articles on these topics.