George B. Haarman, Psy.D., LMFT is a licensed clinical psychologist and a licensed marriage and family therapist in private practice in Louisville, Kentucky. His prior experience includes working with youth detention centers, juvenile group homes, child protective services, and juvenile probation. He has presented seminars nationally on child psychopathology, depression, and clinical supervision. He has been an instructor at several local colleges and universities.
The book breaks down the distinction between truancy and school refusal, allows for a functional analysis of school refusal to determine the motivation and particular reinforcement systems which support the behavior. The latest intervention strategies are reviewed with a focus on tailoring and adapting standard approaches to specific situations. Case studies and intervention plans are presented