Behavior Management Skills Guide is a unique resource that covers the process of changing behavior in children and adolescents - from start to finish.
With decades of clinical and classroom behavior management success, authors Scott Walls and Deb Rauner have written a comprehensive manual featuring the best methods for effective change. The authors have identified 3 levels of negative behavior components and have paired these levels with interventions proven to increase positive behaviors and skills. Filled with strategies for individuals or groups, this guide also includes downloadable and ready-to-use assessments, exercises, tools and forms.
Scott D. Walls, MA, LIPC, CCMHC, is a mental health counselor in private practice in Lincoln, NE, and has previously spent 15 years with the Lincoln Public Schools as a behavior specialist and psychotherapist. Scott has provided therapy and consultation services for hundreds of children, teens and families in the Lincoln area. In addition, Scott has provided numerous trainings for teachers, administrators and case management staff for various agencies. He is also the author of Oppositional, Defiant & Disruptive Children and Adolescents (PESI, 2016) and Behavior Management Skills Guide with Deb Rauner (PESI, 2015).
Scott co-founded a domestic violence group for female offenders and was a practicing therapist and case manager supervisor for a special project in Lincoln that offered treatment for torture and trauma survivors for refugees and immigrants. In addition to his duties as a therapist and consultant, Scott is the founder and owner of the Lincoln Karate Clinic, Inc. This karate school offers specialized karate lessons for children ages 4-7 and youth ages 8 and up. The karate school is well known for providing unique classes that incorporates Stranger Danger lessons, and Scott’s personally developed antibullying program entitled: “The 4 C’s of Bullying.”
Scott enjoys providing information to students and participants in a relaxed learning environment and makes every attempt to give participants practical and down to earth educational information.
Financial: Scott Walls maintains a private practice. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Scott Walls is a member of the National Board for Certified Counselors.
Deb Rauner, M.Ed., is currently an autism consultant and was a special education teacher for 33 years. Her expertise includes Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), functional behavior assessment, programming for students with autism, and designing ABA classrooms using verbal behavior strategies.
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