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Article: A Positive Behavior Approach for Aggression in Forensic Psychiatric Settings

The Department of Developmental Services (DDS) is pleased to share an article entitled A Positive Behavior Approach for Aggression in Forensic Psychiatric Settings from the Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law.  The article is co-written by Peter Tolisano, Psy.D., DDS Director of Psychological Services along with his colleagues  from the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services.  The article highlights the use of a positive behavior support model with an emphasis on non-medication approaches, ongoing case consultation, and the team process.