Coping with Seven Disruptive Personality Types in the Classroom

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This Magna Publications white paper is based on an online seminar delivered on May 12, 2009, by Dr. Gerald Amada. Dr. Amada is the author of eleven books and more than 100 articles and book reviews on the subjects of mental health, psychotherapy, and disruptive college student issues. He is also the author of two recent novels.

His books include Coping with the Disruptive College Student: A Practical Model, Coping with Misconduct in the College Classroom: A Practical Model, and Mental Health and Student Conduct Issues on the College Campus: A Reading. These works provide guidance and information for college administrators, instructors, and mental health counselors involved in dealing with disruptive students and managing due process and student conduct codes. They cover topics such as effective principles and strategies for dealing with classroom misconduct and coping methods for responding to the many disruptive incidents that are apt to occur when teaching in a college classroom environment.

Dr. Amada was a cofounder of the mental health program at the City College of San Francisco. He retired after a thirty-year career at the City College and a forty-year career as a private psychotherapist. One of his well-known keynote addresses is called “Virginia Tech: What HaveWe Learned?” Another of his presentations is a seminar titled “Coping with Misconduct in the College Classroom.” Dr. Amada received his BS and MSWfrom Rutgers University and his PhD in social and clinical psychology from theWright Institute in Berkeley, California. Dr. Amada’s books may be viewed and purchased on his website: geraldamada.com. His phone number and email address are posted on this website.


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