Prior to 1987, Dr. Gutstein was a nationally renowned developer of innovative clinical programs for children with high-risk conditions. In 1983, he received the largest grant ever awarded by the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health, to develop a family-based intervention program for seriously suicidal adolescents. Dr. Gutstein earned his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Case Western Reserve University. Between 1979 and 1987 he served as an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical School. During this period, Dr. Gutstein also served as the director of Pediatric Psychology for Texas Children's Hospital. He is currently Director of The Connections Center.
"Steve Gutstein's Relational Development Intervention program is
designed to encourage genuine reciprocal relationships...Because
his approach is quite different from conventional social skills
programs, we benefit from not only new insight, but practical
strategies for parents and professionals as well... This book will
undoubtedly help to solve the relationship puzzle."
Tony Attwood, Ph.D., Internationally recognized expert on Asperger Syndrome
"Steve Gutstein has distilled his clinical experience with
individuals with autism, Asperger's and PDD into a comprehensive
and comprehensible handbook on social and emotional development.
It's value for therapists, parents and people with autism is
Leonard A. Zwelling, Director of Research, University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Clinic and father of a son with AS
"Teachers are fueled by the idea that maybe, sometimes, we make
a difference. The concepts and activities offered in this book show
me how I can help a child find true joy in relationships ... a very
exciting prospect, indeed!"
Debra Hall Boss, Educator