Signe Whitson, L.S.W.

Signe Whitson

Signe Whitson is a licensed social worker and author of Friendship & Other Weapons: Group Activities to Help Young Girls Ages 5-11 to Cope with Bullying, How to Be Angry: An Assertive Anger Expression Group Guide for Kids and Teens and The Angry Smile: The Psychology of Passive Aggressive Behavior in Families, Schools, and Workplaces, 2nd ed.

She is the Chief Operating Officer of the Life Space Crisis Intervention Institute, a nationally recognized, professional training and certification program for turning crisis situations into learning opportunities for children and youth with chronic patterns of self-defeating behaviors.  Please visit for more information on LSCI and to schedule training in your area.   

Signe presents customized professional and parent training workshops nationwide on topics related to girl bullying, anger in children, changing passive aggressive behavior, crisis intervention, and child and adolescent mental health. 

In her articles, books, and training workshops, Signe provides down-to-earth, practical advice for navigating the daily challenges of living and working with children, tweens and teens.  As a mother of two young daughters, Signe relates to parents on a personal level.  As a clinician with over 10 years of experience, she shares her professional knowledge and advice for approaching complex issues, such as coping with bullying, managing anger, and changing self-defeating patterns of behavior. 

If you would like more information at any time, please e-mail Signe at, follow her on Twitter @SigneWhitson, or “Like” her on Facebook.



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Passive Aggressive Diaries

Passive Aggressive Diaries takes a light-hearted look at the humorous ways in which all of us encounter (and exude!) passive aggressive behavior in our daily lives. Please visit There's nothing like a Diary to unload your own PA sins and to document the entertaining offenses of MIL's & BFF's. Please share your stories! (Just think how passive aggressive it would be to post a story about someone else's bad behavior!)