A perennial bestseller from a leading authority, Defiant Children
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 (the Home Situations Questionnaire and the 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.
- Spanish-language versions of the parent forms are available for downloading and printing [Under "More Information (PDF)" in additional views above].
See also the related title for parents: Your Defiant Child, Second Edition: Eight Steps to Better Behavior
. For a teen focus, see also Defiant Teens, Second Edition
(for professionals), and Your Defiant Teen, Second Edition
(for parents), by Russell A. Barkley and Arthur L. Robin.
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 www.russellbarkley.org.
Defiant Children, Third Edition, reviews the current state of knowledge about disruptive behaviors in children. As in the prior editions, Barkley provides straightforward, useful instruction to clinicians on how to implement his parent management training program. Both seasoned practitioners and budding clinicians will find much to like in this volume.
-Robert J. McMahon, PhD,
Department of Psychology, Simon Fraser University
Defiant children are extremely challenging for parents to raise - and for clinicians to treat. Barkley walks clinicians through effective parent training interventions. One clear exercise at a time, parents learn how to move from a troubled, conflict-ridden relationship with their child to one that is calmer and more positive. The book is well organized and user friendly. Clinicians who specialize in treating children and their families should have this third edition in their libraries and should use it as a guide at every step along the way toward building better parent-child relationships.
-Kathleen Nadeau, PhD,
Director, Chesapeake ADHD Center of Maryland
The third edition of this classic treatment guide outlines a state-of-the-art approach to treating childhood conduct problems from a master researcher and clinician. Barkley provides all the information needed to implement his evidence-based parent training approach. He combines clear, practical instruction on the use of effective assessment tools and therapeutic techniques with helpful advice on dealing with parents and children, developed from years of clinical experience. The up-to-date overview of research on the causes of childhood conduct problems will be very helpful to clinicians in communicating with parents about their childrens behavior.
-Paul J. Frick, PhD,
Department of Psychology, University of New Orleans
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