Jessica MinahanSince 2000 my goal has been to help clinicians, teachers, and parents identify and understand the variables that cause students with anxiety, trauma, and other mental health challenges to act inappropriately.

I’ve worked continuously with students who exhibited an infinite variety of behavior challenges in both urban and suburban public schools.

I show how commonplace school factors, as well as the student’s underdeveloped skills, contribute to his or her challenging behavior.

I provide professionals with time-tested interventions that will lead their students to more appropriate, constructive behavior in and out of school. I give parents the tools to continue the work at home.

Working together we can help every child achieve a positive and productive life!

Books by Dr. Jessica Minahan

Behavior-Code-thumbDr. Minahan’s First Book, The Behavior Code: A Practical Guide to Understanding and Teaching the Most Challenging Students, needs to be read by all teachers, counselors, administrators, and parents!

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Behavior-Code-Companion-thumbShe wrote The Behavior Code Companion: Strategies, Tools, and Interventions for Supporting Students with Anxiety-Related or Oppositional Behaviors to help educators create and implement successful behavior intervention plans (“FAIR Plans”) for students with anxiety-related or oppositional behaviors.

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The Behavior Code is truly a godsend. Concisely written and easy to read, this book offers a framework for creating successful behavioral plans. I predict that once teachers and principals begin to apply the authors’ approach for understanding and changing problematic behavior, they’ll never look elsewhere for help again. Buy it, read it, use it, read it again and again—and pass it on!
William S. Pollack

Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School