Ken Rigby, the renowned international expert on bullying in schools, provides an in-depth, research-based examination of The Method of Shared Concern. Originally conceived by Swedish psychologist Anatol Pikas, and adapted in line with government-sponsored studies in Australia, The Method of Shared Concern describes the multi-stage process in which suspected bullies and their victims are individually interviewed, and eventually brought together in an effort to reach an agreed resolution.
Intended primarily for use by teachers and school counsellors, The Method of Shared Concern demonstrates through practical example and real-world case studies how the method can be applied in any school environment, as a thoroughly effective approach to school bullying and harassment.
Guided by a trained practitioner, the students themselves are actively engaged and rather than being labelled or blamed and are empowered with a heightened sense of responsibility to improve the situation for all concerned.
Ken Rigby, PhD, is an Adjunct Professor at the University of South Australia. He is a leading international researcher in the area of bullying in schools, having published many books on the subject and numerous peer-reviewed journal articles. He has ten years' experience as a school teacher, has been an educational consultant for departments of education and schools, and a speaker at conferences and workshops on school bullying around the world.