About the Author

Jerry Wilde is an assistant professor of educational psychology for Indiana University East. Prior to this academic appointment, he had nine years of experience as a school psychologist where he worked with students who had emotional, behavioral, and learning difficulties. Dr. Wilde has written the following books:

Case Studies in Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (2001) with Albert Ellis

Surviving and Thriving in a Blended Family

Teaching Children Patience Without Losing Yours
(1999) with Polly Wilde

The Subject is Joy
(1998) with John Wilde

Creative Strategies for Working with Oppositional and Defiant Children and Adolescents
(1998) with Bob Bowman, Mike Paget, and Kim Frank

Hot Stuff to Help Kids Chill Out: The Anger Management Book

Treating Anger, Anxiety and Depression in Children and Adolescents: A Cognitive Behavioral Perspective (1996)

Anger Management in Schools: Alternatives to Student Violence (1995)

Rising Above: A Guide to Overcoming Obstacles and Finding Happiness (1995)

Why Kids Struggle in School: A Guide to Overcoming Underachievement (1994)

Rational Counseling with School Aged Populations: A Practical Guide (1992)

In addition to books, Dr. Wilde has written articles appearing in professional journals such as Elementary School Guidance & Counseling, Anxiety Disorders Practice Journal, Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy, and The Journal of Rational-Emotive and Cognitive-Behavior Therapy.

He and his wife, Polly, live in Richmond, Indiana with their children, Anna and Jack.


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