June Groden

June Groden

June Groden, PhD, was cofounder and for 40 years co-executive director of the Groden Center in Providence, Rhode Island, an educational and treatment facility that serves children and adults with autism and other developmental disabilities. She holds a PhD and MA degree in psychology, an MEd in education, and a BS in business administration. Dr. Groden served on the clinical faculty at the University of Rhode Island and Salve Regina University and was visiting research associate at the Center for the Study of Human Development at Brown University. She is a fellow of the American Psychotherapy Association, and is on the panel of professional advisors of the Autism Society of America.

Dr. Groden has adapted stress reduction procedures such as relaxation and imagery-based picture rehearsal for special populations. She is the coauthor of Relaxation: A Manual for Adults, Children and Children with Special Needs (Research Press’s first edition of the present edition) and Coping with Stress Through Picture Rehearsal: A How-to Manual for Working with Individuals with Autism and Developmental Disabilities (The Groden Center, Inc.) and has produced three videos on relaxation, picture rehearsal, and intensive early intervention. She also coauthored the book Stress and Coping in Autism (Oxford University Press), dedicated to all children and adults with autism, whose courage and determination in coping with the stresses of life give us a greater understanding of human potential and of what is positive and possible. Most recently, Dr. Groden coauthored How Everyone on the Autism Spectrum, Young and Old, Can&hellips;Become Resilient, Be More Optimistic, Enjoy Humor, Be Kind, and Increase Self-Efficacy: A Positive Psychology Approach (Jessica Kingsley). She has also written numerous book chapters and journal articles.

Books by Author

Relaxation: A Comprehensive Manual for Children and Adults with Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities
A Comprehensive Manual for Children and Adults with Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities

This new, expanded edition focuses on teaching relaxation procedures to an often underserved and overlooked population: individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities.