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School Refusal

ISBN: 978-1-85433-356-8
76 pages
July 2002, Wiley-Blackwell
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Covering the various stages of intervention it provides a practical insight into this multifaceted situation.

  • Distinguishes between school refusal and other forms of school attendance problems
  • Assists practitioners with the development of an intervention plan for school refusal
  • Provides resources which are useful in assessment and management of school refusal
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Table of Contents


Part I: Assessment.

Part II: General Considerations for Intervention.

Part III: Intervention with the Young Person.

Part IV: Intervention with the Parents.

Part V: Intervention at the School Level.

Part VI: Concluding Remarks.



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Author Information

Martin Herbert, is Honorary Consultant Clinical Psychologist at the Royal and Devon Exeter Health Care Trust and Emeritus Professor at the University of Exeter.
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"Some of these [books in the PACTS series 2] are quite outstanding guides for practitioners, full of practical steps to take and worldly wisdom as well as good theretical grounding ... The approach taken to school refusal is also very sound ... Overall I would recommend that this series is present for anybody working with adolescents, as they provide a very useful guide for trainees to get stuck in with treatment." Stephen Scott, Institute of Psychiatry, London, Child and Adolescent Mental Health, Volume 9, No. 2, 2004, pp 92-96 <!--end-->
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