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ERIC Number: EJ1021068
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Mar
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1053-4512
Promoting Interdisciplinary Practice: An Interview with Steven R. Forness
Zabel, Robert H.; Kaff, Marilyn; Teagarden, James
Intervention in School and Clinic, v49 n4 p255-260 Mar 2014
Steven R. Forness is a Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). His research has primarily focused on early detection and eligibility of children with psychiatric disorders for special education services in public schools. As part of an ongoing oral history project, a conversation was held with Dr. Forness on the past, present, and possible future of the field of providing services to children with emotional-behavioral disorders. Dr. Forness stresses the increasing importance of providing an interdisciplinary approach to meeting these needs. Among the many topics discussed, Dr. Forness gives his views on (1) why he thinks that positive behavior support [PBS] has had positive impact on the field of educating children with emotional behavior disorders; (2) how teacher trainers can provide opportunities where team members can use that interdisciplinary model; (3) the components he would suggest be designed into a master's program to work with children with emotional-behavior disorders; (4) the negative influence of postmodernism; (5) the future for educators in this field; and (6) suggestions for those entering this field.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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