by Amie E. Grills, Melissa Holt, Gerald Reid, Chelsey Bowman
Series: Advances in Psychotherapy – Evidence-Based Practice - Volume 47
An evidence-based guide to bullying and peer victimization
A concise guide to understanding, assessing, and addressing bullying
There has been an explosion of media attention on youth bullying and peer victimization over the last decade, with cyberbullying becoming more prevalent through the use of social media. While any bullying has serious negative physical and mental health effects which can lead the bullied individual to great despair and even suicide, there are also negative outcomes for the bullies themselves. This volume provides clinicians with clear guidance on how to assess and treat this complex behavior.
In this evidence-based guide, practitioners learn about bullying, its prevalence, how cyberbullying differs from in-person bullying, what models are available for understanding how bullying occurs, and the best tools and approaches for assessment of these behaviors. The reader is guided through the most effective school-based prevention programs that aim to reduce bullying, and a clinical vignette gives hands-on insight into how a bullying case in a school is managed. Additional resources are provided in an appendix. This book is ideal for educational psychologists, child psychologists, and anyone working with children and adolescents who is committed to helping those being bullied.
Praise for the book
"Bullying and peer victimization are unfortunately common phenomena in our schools and in our broader society. To address these complex problems, theory-driven and evidence-based assessment and treatment practices are greatly needed. This volume provides us rich detail and clear guidance on how to proceed in working with such youth in a school setting. It is a book that has come at the right time!"
Thomas H. Ollendick, PhD, University Distinguished Professor, Department of Psychology, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
"Practitioners seeking a concise, well-researched book to guide their understanding, assessing, and intervening with bullying and peer victimization need look no further! This book covers the individual and group dynamics that contribute to bullying, offering vignettes, tools, and resources to guide practice. "
Amanda B. Nickerson, PhD, Professor and Director, Alberti Center for Bullying Abuse Prevention, University at Buffalo, State University of New York, Buffalo, NY
"Written by researchers and practitioners, this book masterfully combines research, assessment options, and evidence-based best practice to provide the reader with practical assessment tools, strategies, and programming to effectively assess and combat bullying and victimization. It should be required reading both for teachers and for psychologists working with youth. "
Susan M. Swearer, PhD, LP, Chair, Department of Educational Psychology and Willa Cather Professor of School Psychology, University of Nebraska–Lincoln, NE