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1st Edition

Understanding the Defiant Child

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ISBN 9781593854249
Published December 7, 2006 by Guilford Press
28 Pages

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Book Description

Tantrums, resistance to chores, negativity--occasional clashes between parents and children are not uncommon. But when a child's defiance is chronic and disruptive of family life, he or she may have Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD). In this clear and accessible video program, leading authority Russell A. Barkley illuminates the nature of ODD and presents real-life scenes of family interactions and commentary from parents. Viewers gain state-of-the-science information about:

*How to distinguish ODD from milder forms of misbehavior
*Long-term outcomes for defiant children
*The relationship between ODD and ADHD
*What can be done to help children and families

Running time: 34 minutes; includes 28-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 www.russellbarkley.org.


Russell Barkley's new videotapes on children with Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) are a major step forward in the treatment of this difficult disability. They provide a basic understanding of ODD and proven interventions for its management. 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, Professor and Chair, Department of Educational Psychology, University of Utah; Author of the Tough Kid Book
-Parents will find it easy to identify with the experiences of the subjects in the video....Would be a worthwhile addition to the video library of any clinic or clinician working regularly with parent groups in child management training. Individual clinicians will find the video a helpful means of imparting good quality information to parents.--Canadian Child Psychiatry Review, 10/24/2006ƒƒOf interest to both parents and educators.--Booklist, 10/24/2006