Henry J. Roth, Ph. D.

Climbing Jacobís Ladder: Teaching & Counseling Orthodox Students

By Henry J. Roth, Ph. D.

Henry Roth spent sixteen years as Principal of a Therapeutic Day School with a highly diverse student population from all social, ethnic, and economic levels, including Orthodox Jewish students of elementary and high school age. All of these students had been transferred from their local public, private, or parochial schools due to emotional and behavioral problems.

School problems are universal. Orthodox students with emotional and behavioral problems who are referred to a therapeutic day school, regardless of their school difficulties, frequently experience undetected conflicted feelings about their religion. This book provides psycho-educational profiles of Orthodox students with behavioral and emotional problems; and how conflicted religious feelings may cause or aggravate psychological problems that lead to problems in school.

Although Climbing Jacobís Ladder grew out of Dr. Roth's experiences with Orthodox Jewish students, the knowledge derived herein can be applied to students of any religion in a religious school setting.

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Climbing Jacob's Ladder: Teaching & Counseling Orthodox Students
By Henry J. Roth, Ph. D.

Illustrated by Lorraine Sharon Roth

Psychological-educational profiles of Orthodox students with behavioral and emotional school problems stemming from conflicted religious feelings.

Paperback 237 pages

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Tales From Time-Out
By Henry J. Roth, Ph. D.

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Appeals to anyone who believes in the "healing power of humor."

Paperback 216 pages

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Dr. Henry Roth is the Executive Director of the Sonia Shankman Orthogenic School at the University of Chicago. Prior to that, he was the principal of the Jewish Children's Bureau Therapeutic Day School in Chicago, Illinois, from 1989-2005. Before moving to the Chicago area, Dr. Roth was principal of the Duke University Child Psychiatry Day School from 1975-1989.

Dr. Roth received his Ph. D. degree from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, in 1977. He graduated with his B. A. in Psychology from DePaul University in Chicago, in 1971. He received a Masters degree in Special Education from Northeastern Illinois University in 1972; and a Masters in Human Development from Governor's State University, in Park Forest, Illinois, in 1974.

Dr. Roth has been an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Special Education with Northeastern Illinois University since 1991. He was a Clinical Associate Professor at Duke University from 1982-1989. He has written more than sixty articles and publications in the area of working with child and adolescent students with emotional and behavioral disorders.