Ross W. Greene

Dr. Ross W. Greene

Psychologist Ross W. Greene, Ph.D., is the author of the influential, best-selling books The Explosive Child, Lost at School, Lost & Found, and Raising Human Beings, and a fierce and articulate advocate for the compassionate understanding and treatment of kids with concerning behavior and their caregivers.

Drawing upon vast clinical and consultation experience and research in the neurosciences, his innovative, research-based Collaborative & Proactive Solutions (CPS) approach posits that concerning behavior occurs when kids are having difficulty meeting certain expectations and that the quality of a kid’s “frustration response” is related to important skills such as flexibility/adaptability, frustration tolerance, problem-solving, and emotion regulation.

The model emphasizes problem-solving over behavior modification, and has been implemented in countless thousands of families and hundreds of general and special education schools, inpatient psychiatric units, and residential and juvenile detention facilities.

Dr. Greene was on the faculty at Harvard Medical School for over 20 years and is now Adjunct Professor in the Department of Psychology at Virginia Tech and Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Science at the University of Technology Sydney. He is also the founding director of the nonprofit organization Lives in the Balance, through which his advocacy work occurs.

Dr. Greene’s research has been funded by, among others, the Stanley Research Institute, the National Institute on Drug Abuse/National Institutes of Mental Health, the U.S. Department of Education, and the Maine Juvenile Justice Advisory Group. A highly sought-after and dynamic speaker, he has presented over three thousand invited public lectures, professional workshops, and scientific addresses internationally. He also developed and executive produced the award-winning documentary film, The Kids We Lose. His numerous media appearances include The Oprah Show, Good Morning America, The Morning Show, and National Public Radio.

Daisy Bassen

Dr. Daisy Bassen

Dr. Daisy Bassen is an adult and child psychiatrist and has been the medical director at Thrive Behavioral Health since 2022. A magna cum laude graduate of Princeton University, Dr. Bassen completed her medical training at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and Brown University.

She is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. Dr. Bassen is the current president of the Rhode Island Council of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and a member of the board of NAMI-Rhode Island. She is a clinical instructor in medicine for the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and has particular interests in advocacy, narrative medicine, and the role of art in psychiatric care.

Tanuja Gandhi

Dr. Tanuja Gandhi

Dr. Tanuja Gandhi is an adult, child, adolescent and forensic psychiatrist who is interested in clinical work at the interface of psychiatry, ethics, and the law. Dr. Gandhi completed her adult psychiatry residency training from the Albert Einstein Healthcare Network in Philadelphia followed by forensic psychiatry fellowship training from the Yale Department of Psychiatry and the Law and child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship training from the Yale Child Study Center. She has diverse academic interests and is an active member of professional organizations including the American Psychiatric Association.