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Managing the Defiant Child
A Guide to Parent Training

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ISBN 9781593854201
Published December 7, 2006 by Guilford Press
32 Pages

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Book Description

Childhood defiance is the most common complaint of parents seeking professional help for their children. From Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) expert Russell A. Barkley, this informative video brings to life a proven approach to behavior management. The program includes vignettes from actual parent training sessions led by Dr. Gwen Edwards. Viewers gain a clear picture of:

*Specific steps that can improve the parent-child relationship
*Why interactions with kids are a "two-way street"
*Effective incentive systems for motivating children
*How parent training works for ODD

Running time: 34 minutes; includes 32-page manual.



Russell A. Barkley, PhD, ABPP, ABCN, is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine. Dr. Barkley has worked with children, adolescents, and families since the 1970s and is the author of numerous bestselling books for both professionals and the public, including Taking Charge of ADHD and Your Defiant Child. He has also published six assessment scales and more than 300 scientific articles and book chapters on attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, executive functioning, and childhood defiance, and is editor of the newsletter The ADHD Report. A frequent conference presenter and speaker who is widely cited in the national media, Dr. Barkley is past president of the Section on Clinical Child Psychology (the former Division 12) of the American Psychological Association (APA), and of the International Society for Research in Child and Adolescent Psychopathology. He is a recipient of awards from the American Academy of Pediatrics and the APA, among other honors. His website is


A major step forward in the treatment of ODD....The information is practical, research validated, and very useful for clinicians, educators, and parents. A 'must' for anyone providing services to noncompliant, argumentative, and aggressive children.--William R. Jenson, PhD
-Can provide relief to parents or caregivers who are struggling with continually defiant children.--Childhood Education, 10/24/2006