MS045: Effective Interventions for Adolescents Exhibiting Academic Disengagement and Behavior Problems

Thursday, February 20, 2014 2:00 PM–3:50 PM


This presentation will describe a procedure for working with adolescents exhibiting academic disengagement and/or behavior problems. Elements include motivational interviewing, an executive functions-oriented FBA, cognitive behavior therapy and instruction of school staff on ways to cue student strategy use. A case study that applies this procedure will be presented along with progress monitoring and outcome data. Participants will learn how to apply these techniques to address the challenges presented by adolescents at-risk of school failure.


George M. McCloskey, PhD, Phila College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PA