Research Etc.

Interested in reading more about Dr. Greene's approach -- now called Collaborative & Proactive Solutions* -- to solving problems collaboratively with behaviorally challenging kids and the research supporting its effectiveness?  A sampling of references are listed below.


Greene, R. W. (2010). The explosive child: A new approach for understanding and parenting easily frustrated, "chronically inflexible" children (Revised 4th edition). New York: HarperCollins.

Greene, R.W. (2009). Lost at school: Why our kids with behavioral challenges are falling through the cracks and how we can help them (Revised 2nd edition). New York: Scribner.

Regan, K. (2006). Opening our arms: Helping troubled kids do well. Boulder, CO: Bull Publishing.

Conceptual/Theoretical Underpinnings:

Greene, R.W. (2011). The aggressive, explosive child. In M. Augustyn, B. Zuckerman, & E. B. Caronna (Eds.), Zuckerman and Parker Handbook of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics for Primary Care. (2nd Ed.). Baltimore: Lippincott, Williams, & Wilkins, 282-284.

Greene, R. W. (2010). Collaborative Problem Solving*. In R. Murrihy, A. Kidman, & T. Ollendick (Eds.), A clinician’s handbook of assessing and treating conduct problems in youth. New York: Springer Publishing, 193-220.

Greene, R.W. (2010). Conduct disorder and oppositional defiant disorder. In J. Thomas & M. Hersen (Eds.), Handbook of Clinical Psychology Competencies. New York: Springer Publishing, 1329-1350.

Greene, R. W., & Doyle, A.E. (1999). Toward a transactional conceptualization of oppositional defiant disorder: Implications for treatment and assessment. Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review, 2(3), 129-148.

Recent Articles:

Greene, R.W. (2011).  Collaborative Problem Solving* can transform school discipline.  Phi Delta Kappan, 93(2), 25-28.

Greene, R. W. (2010).  Student behavior problems:  Time to rethink and retool.  Our Children, The National PTA Magazine.  11-12.

Greene, R.W. (2010).  Collaborative Problem Solving*.  NAMI Beginnings, 3-4.

Greene, R.W. (2010).  Calling all frequent flyers.  Educational Leadership, 68(2), 28-34. CLICK HERE

Greene, R. W. (2008).  Kids do well if they can.  Phi Delta Kappan, 161-167. CLICK HERE 


Johnson, M., Ostlund, S., Fransson, G., Landgren, M., Nasic, S., Kadesjo, B., Gillberg, C., and Fernell, E. (2012).  Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) with Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) in Swedish Children:  An Open Study of Collaborative Problem Solving*.  Acta Paediactrica, in press. CLICK HERE

Ollendick, T. H. (2011). Invited Address: Effective Psychosocial Treatments for Emotional and Behavioral Disorders in Youth. University of Stockholm, Sweden. CLICK HERE

Fraire, M., McWhinney, E., & Ollendick, T. (2011). The effect of comorbidity on treatment outcome in an ODD sample. In T. Ollendick (Chair), Comorbidities in children and adolescents: Implications for evidence-based treatment. Symposia presented at the 41st European Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Reykjavik, Iceland. CLICK HERE

Halldorsdottir, T., Austin, K. & Ollendick, T. (2011). Comorbid ADHD in children with ODD or specific phobia: Implications for evidence-based treatments. In T. Ollendick (Chair), Comorbidities in children and adolescents: Implications for evidence-based treatment. Symposia presented at the 41st European Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Reykjavik, Iceland. CLICK HERE

Epstein, T., & Saltzman-Benaiah, J. (2010). Parenting children with disruptive behaviors: Evaluation of a Collaborative Problem Solving* pilot program. Journal of Clinical Psychology Practice, 27-40. CLICK HERE

Martin, A., Krieg, H., Esposito, F., Stubbe, D., & Cardona, L. (2008). Reduction of restraint and seclusion through Collaborative Problem Solving*: A five-year, prospective inpatient study. Psychiatric Services, 59(12), 1406-1412. CLICK HERE

Greene, R.W., Ablon, S.A., & Martin, A. (2006). Innovations: Child Psychiatry: Use of Collaborative Problem Solving* to reduce seclusion and restraint in child and adolescent inpatient units. Psychiatric Services, 57(5), 610-616. CLICK HERE

Greene, R.W., Ablon, J.S., Monuteaux, M., Goring, J., Henin, A., Raezer, L., Edwards, G., & Markey, J., & Rabbitt, S. (2004). Effectiveness of Collaborative Problem Solving* in affectively dysregulated youth with oppositional defiant disorder: Initial findings. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 72, 1157-1164. CLICK HERE

Greene, R.W., Biederman, J., Zerwas, S., Monuteaux, M., Goring, J., Faraone, S.V. (2002). Psychiatric comorbidity, family dysfunction, and social impairment in referred youth with oppositional defiant disorder. American Journal of Psychiatry, 159, 1214-1224. CLICK HERE

Greene, R. W., Beszterczey, S. K., Katzenstein T., Park, K., & Goring, J. (2002). Are students with ADHD more stressful to teach? Patterns of teacher stress in an elementary school sample. Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, 10, 27-37.

*Due to legal action taken by Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Greene is prohibited from referring to the model he originated by the name Collaborative Problem Solving, though most of his prior books, articles, chapters, and research papers refer to the model by that name. He now calls his model Collaborative & Proactive Solutions (CPS).