My guest on this episode of Psych Sessions is Israel (Izzy) Kalman. Izzy obtained his Master of Science Degree in Clinical Psychology from Hahnemann Medical College and Hospital, Philadelphia, PA. He is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist who has been working in schools and private practice since 1978. Izzy has developed methods that use role playing to teach basic psychological principles for solving bullying, aggression and relationship problems.
Izzy has been working intensively since 2002 with Cross Country Education, which sponsors his full-day seminars on bullying. Over 40,000 mental health professionals and educators throughout the US and Canada have attended thus far. He is Director of Bullies to Buddies, Inc., the company he and his wife created to produce materials and provide consultation on bullying. He is the author of Bullies to Buddies: How to turn your enemies into friends, and other publications and products for dealing with bullying and relationship problems. He is also the creator of a whole-school bullying prevention program, Victim-Proof Your School. You can learn more about Izzy Kalman by visiting www.Bullies2Buddies.com
Bulling with words or actions is unacceptable, and we need to work together to make it stop. Bullying can take various forms including: teasing, gossiping, excluding, and hitting. Bullying can occur in person and online (cyber bullying). Bullying has changed over the years, and we need to understand how to deal with modern day bullies. During the show, you’ll hear Izzy and me role-play an example of how to disempower a bully. You’ll also learn what to do if you know a child who is being bullied.