Gender Differences

Aggression and Suicide Among Children and Youth: Focus on Gender Differences

Friday, May 5, 2006

Presenters included Don Meichenbaum, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada and one of the founders of cognitive-behavior therapy; Jim Larson, Ph. D., NCSP, Professor of Psychology and Director of the School Psychology Training Program at the University of Wisconsin, Whitewater; Debra Pepler, Ph.D., C.Psych., Professor of Psychology at York University, Senior Associate Scientist at the Hospital for Sick Children and leads the Canadian Initiative for the Prevention of Bullying. The keynote address was given by Leonard Pitts, a nationally syndicated columnist and author, and a member of the institute’s Honorary Board. Mr. Pitts won the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary in 2004. Dr. Meichenbaum is Research Director of The Melissa Institute and Drs. Pepler and Larson serve on the Institute’s Scientific Board along with Dr. Meichenbaum.

Development of Aggression in Boys: Implications for Interventions by Jim Larson, Ph.D.[PDF]
Critical Elements in the Treatment of Aggressive School-Age Boys by Jim Larson, Ph.D[PDF]  Additional handouts [PDF]
Comparison of Aggression in Boys and Girls: A Case for Gender-Specific Interventions by Donald Meichenbaum, Ph.D.
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  References [PDF]
The Development and Treatment of Girlhood Aggression by Debra Pepler, Ph.D.   [PDF]

Leonard Pitts Speaks at 10th Conference

See a video of noted Miami Herald Columnist, Pulitzer Prize Winner and Melissa Institute Honorary Board member, speaking at The Melissa Institute 10th Annual Conference, “Aggression and Suicide Among Children and Youth” – May 2006 [video] [Pitts Miami Herald page]

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10th Annual Conference

Aggression and Suicide Among Children and Youth: Focus on Gender Differences Friday, May 5, 2006 Presenters included Don Meichenbaum, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada and one of the founders of cognitive-behavior therapy; Jim […]