Andrew A. McDonnell, a practicing Clinical Psychologist and specialist in the field of autism, traces the development and evaluation of the Low Arousal Approach, a non–aversive training system that has been successfully utilized in the treatment of aggressive behavior. Throughout this important volume, McDonnell reveals how practical applications of low arousal methods may be implemented in care environments that include interactions with clients with intellectual disabilities, autism, and various mental health issues, from children to the elderly.
Managing Aggressive Behavior in Care Settings offers invaluable insights into a non–confrontational approach that can provide great benefits to patients, carers, and staff alike.
1. Understanding Violence and Aggression in Care Settings.
2. The Development of a Low Arousal Approach.
3. Developing a Core Training Course.
4. Managing Aggressive Behaviour in Services for People with an Intellectual Disability.
5. Managing Aggressive Behaviour in Individuals with Autistic Spectrum Disorders.
6. Applying Low Arousal Approaches to Children and Adolescents in Residential Care Services.
7. Developing Alternatives to Coercive BehaviourManagement Approaches in Psychiatric Settings.
8. Low Arousal Approaches in Care Environments for Older Adults.
9. Evaluating the Outcomes of CrisisManagement Training.
10. Emerging Themes.