ERIC Number: ED422548
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Stop the Madness! A Quick and Effective Guide to Interrupting Irresponsible Behavior in Any Setting: Home, School, the Workplace, Corrections, Treatment and Counseling Centers.
Sousa, Joyce B.; Peacock, Turhan; Sousa, Ronald W.
Techniques are presented for interrupting and dealing with patterned irresponsible behaviors. A preface reviews the authors' journeys in working out this approach. A method for creating responsibility and accountability where it was not previously expressed is presented in six short chapters, titled: (1) "'Madness' Defined"; (2) "Working with the Irresponsible Thinker"; (3) "How To Begin: Sanctions and Consequences"; (4) "The Interruption Process"; (5) "Know Your Own Thinking Errors and Vulnerabilities"; and (6) "What To Expect." Extensions and Applications are provided in the Afterword, and "Materials," including "Maladaptive Thinking Patterns,""Questions That Lead to Responsible Choices," and "Tactics To Avoid Accountability," are appended. Much of the "Materials" section is presented as lists of behaviors and responses. "The Non-Dictionary of Another Usage" contains a collection of words, phrases, and other items of language whose meaning and intent, when used by irresponsible thinkers, regularly differ from common usage. This is a lexicon of the hidden language of irresponsibility. (EMK)
Descriptors: Accountability, Adjustment (to Environment), Behavior Patterns, Behavior Problems, Cognitive Restructuring, Counseling Techniques, Elementary Secondary Education, Intervention, Problem Children, Responsibility
Sousa, Peacock, Sousa & Associates, Inc., 328 North Neil St., Champaign, IL 61820.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
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