Dr. Henry J. Roth

Henry J. Roth, Ph. D.

Dr. Henry Roth retired in 2011 from his position of Principal of the Jewish Children & Family Services Therapeutic Day School in Chicago, Illinois, from 1989-2011. In between time, from 2005-2008 he was Executive Director of the Sonia Shankman Orthogenic School at the University of Chicago. 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 was an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Special Education with Northeastern Illinois University until his retirement in 2011. 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. Dr. Roth is the author of 2 books:

Tales From Time-Out

By Henry J. Roth, Ph. D.

During his sixteen years as Principal of a Therapeutic Day School, Dr. Roth had the opportunity to spend time conversing with students who were sent to "time-out" for various misbehaviors at school. This book is a collection of vignettes relating some of the more memorable exchanges that Henry had with his students in time-out, and also offers some strategies for dealing with children in time-out situations. Tales From Time-Out appeals to anyone who believes in the healing power of humor.

Paperback 216 pages


Climbing Jacob's Ladder: Teaching & Counseling Orthodox Students

By Henry J. Roth, Ph. D.

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.

Paperback 237 pages


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