Dr. Ross Greene

Dr. Ross Greene

Ross W. Greene, Ph.D., is an American clinical child psychologist and the author of the books The Explosive ChildLost at SchoolLost and Found, and Raising Human Beings.” Dr. Greene is the developer of the research-based method now called Collaborative & Proactive Solutions.

Dr. Greene received his undergraduate degree at the University of Florida and his Ph.D. in clinical psychology at Virginia Tech in 1989. He completed his pre-doctoral internship at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC, and has held positions in the Department of Psychology at Virginia Tech (1989-1991, 2012 to present), the Faculty of Science at University of Technology, Sydney, Australia (2016 to present); the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School (1992 to 2013), the Departments of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at University of Massachusetts Medical Center (1991-1992); and the school psychology program in the Department of Education at Tufts University (2010 to 2013).[3] He is the Founding Director of the non-profit organization “Lives in the Balance”,[4] which provides vast, free, web-based resources on the CPS model; advocates on behalf of behaviorally challenging kids and their caregivers; and, through its Kids Advocacy Action Network,[5] takes a strong stand against the use of corporal punishment at home and school, the use of restraint and seclusion in schools and restrictive therapeutic facilities, and the use of detention, suspension, and expulsion in schools, preschools, and daycare settings, and encourages the use of non-punitive, non-adversarial interventions. His research[6] has focused on the effectiveness of the CPS model in outpatient, school, inpatient, residential, and juvenile detention settings, characteristics of and longitudinal outcomes in children and adolescents with conduct problems and social impairment, and student-teacher compatibility.