Preface ix Acknowledgements xi 1. Understanding Violence and Aggression in Care Settings 1 2. The Development of a Low Arousal Approach 17 3. Developing a Core Training Course 35 4. Managing Aggressive Behaviour in Services for People with an Intellectual Disability 67 5. Managing Aggressive Behaviour in Individuals with Autistic Spectrum Disorders 87 6. Applying Low Arousal Approaches to Children and Adolescents in Residential Care Services 105 7. Developing Alternatives to Coercive Behaviour Management Approaches in Psychiatric Settings 121 8. Low Arousal Approaches in Care Environments for Older Adults 139 9. Evaluating the Outcomes of Crisis Management Training 153 10. Emerging Themes 181 References 203 Index 249
Andrew A. McDonnell is a practicing Clinical Psychologist specializing in working with clients who exhibit challenging behaviours. He has published numerous articles on the subject of behaviour management in international journals and is the founder of the international training organization, Studio III Training Systems.