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William R. Jenson, Ph.D.

William R. Jenson, Ph.D., has worked for many years with behaviorally disordered children. He completed a clinical internship at Las Vegas Mental Health Center and later directed their Adolescent Residential Center. He then assumed the directorship of the Children’s Behavior Therapy Unit for Salt Lake Mental Health. Dr. Jenson is currently Professor and Chair of the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Utah. His research interests include management, behavioral assessment, academic interventions, and parent training. He has published several books, classroom materials, journal articles, resources for teachers, and numerous research papers. For the past 15 years, he has been an active staff development presenter and consultant for many school districts, mental health centers, and parent organizations. He is probably best known for coauthoring The Tough Kid Book and The Tough Kid Tool Box.