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Defiant Children, Third Edition A Clinician's Manual for Assessment and Parent Training



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    Defiant Children, Second Edition A Clinician's Manual for Assessment and Parent Training


A perennial bestseller from a leading authority, this book provides an effective 10-step program for training parents in child behavior management skills (ages 2 to 12). Professionals get proven tools to help parents understand the causes of noncompliant, defiant, oppositional, or socially hostile behavior at home or in school; take systematic steps to reduce it; and reinforce positive change. Comprehensive assessment guidelines are included. In a large-size format for easy photocopying, the volume features numerous reproducible parent handouts and two rating scales (Home Situations Questionnaire and School Situations Questionnaire). New to this edition: reflects 15 years of research advances and the author's ongoing clinical experience fully updated model of the nature and causes of oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) revised assessment tools and recommendations the latest data on the program's effectiveness.

Author Biography

Russell A. Barkley, PhD, ABPP, ABCN, is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at the Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Barkley has published numerous books and five assessment scales, plus more than 275 scientific articles and book chapters on ADHD, executive functioning, and childhood defiance. He is also the editor of the newsletter The ADHD Report. A frequent conference presenter and speaker who is widely cited in the national media, he is past president of the Section on Clinical Child Psychology (the former Division 12) of the American Psychological Association, and of the International Society for Research in Child and Adolescent Psychopathology. His website is

Table of Contents

Introduction I. Prerequisite Information for Using the Program 1. The Rationale for the Program 2. Clinical Assessment of Defiant Children 3. Practical Considerations in Parent Training 4. An Overview of the Parent Training Program II. Guidelines for Therapists in Conducting the Program Step 1. Why Children Misbehave Step 2. Pay Attention! Step 3. Increasing Compliance and Independent Play Step 4. When Praise Is Not Enough: Poker Chips and Points Step 5. Time Out and Other Disciplinary Methods Step 6. Extending Time Out to Other Misbehavior Step 7. Anticipating Problems: Managing Children in Public Places Step 8. Improving School Behavior from Home: The Daily School Behavior Report Card Step 9. Handling Future Behavior Problems Step 10. Booster Session and Follow-Up Meetings III. Assessment Materials Form 1. General Instructions for Completing the Questionnaires Form 2. Child and Family Information Form 3. Developmental and Medical History Form 4. Home Situations Questionnaire Form 5. School Situations Questionnaire Form 6. How to Prepare for Your Child's Evaluation IV. Parent Handouts Parent Handout for Step 1. Profiles of Child and Parent Characteristics Parent Handout for Step 1. Family Problems Inventory Parent Handout for Step 1. Diagram of Oppositional Defiant Intervention Parent Handout for Step 2. Paying Attention to Your Child's Good Play Behavior Parent Handout for Step 3. Paying Attention to Your Child's Compliance Parent Handout for Step 3. Giving Effective Commands Parent Handout for Step 3. Attending to Independent Play Parent Handout for Step 4. The Home Poker Chip/Point System Parent Handout for Step 5. Time Out! Parent Handout for Step 7. Anticipating Problems: Managing Children in Public Places Parent Handout for Step 8. Using a Daily School Behavior Report Card Parent Handout for Step 9. Managing Future Behavior Problems

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