This authoritative manual presents an accessible 18-step program widely used by clinicians working with challenging teens. Steps 1-9 comprise parent training strategies for managing a broad range of problem behaviors, including those linked to oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Steps 10-18 focus on teaching all family members to negotiate, communicate, and problem-solve more effectively, while facilitating adolescents' individuation and autonomy. Practical reproducible handouts and forms are included; the print book has a large-size format and lay-flat binding to facilitate photocopying. Purchasers also get access to a Web page where they can download and print the reproducible materials.New to This Edition
- Incorporates 15 years of research advances and the authors' ongoing clinical experience.
- Fully updated model of the nature and causes of ODD.
- Revised assessment tools and recommendations.
- Reflects cultural changes, such as teens' growing technology use.
See also the authors' related parent guide, Your Defiant Teen: 10 Steps to Resolve Conflict and Rebuild Your Relationship
, an ideal client recommendation. For a focus on younger children, see also Dr. Barkley's Defiant Children
(for professionals) and Your Defiant Child
Russell A. Barkley, PhD, is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. The author of numerous bestselling books for both professionals and the public, including Taking Charge of ADHD and Your Defiant Child, Dr. Barkley has worked with children, adolescents, and families for over 35 years. His website is www.russellbarkley.org.
Arthur L. Robin, PhD, is Director of Psychology Training at Children's Hospital of Michigan and Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences at Wayne State University. Dr. Robin is a practicing psychologist with more than 40 years of clinical experience.
Drs. Barkley and Robin are also the authors of the related parent guide, Your Defiant Teen, Second Edition.
The second edition of Defiant Teens does an outstanding job of bringing together parent management training and parent-adolescent problem-solving communication training. The skills taught in this program have a long history of empirical support and are presented in a straightforward and systematic manner that facilitates effective implementation. Clinicians can use this book to help families with adolescents live more harmoniously. Instructors should consider adding it to the reading lists of child and adolescent behavior therapy courses.
-Rex L. Forehand, PhD,
University of Vermont
The talents and clinical insights of two preeminent scholars in child and adolescent mental health are united in this practical and well-conceived treatment manual. Defiant Teens, Second Edition, provides well-validated, family-based intervention protocols to help adolescents get back on track in their family relations, friendships, and school functioning. A valuable resource for any mental health professional working with adolescents.
-Scott W. Henggeler, PhD,
Medical University of South Carolina
Defiant Teens continues to be the authoritative clinical guide for those helping families cope with challenging teens. Clinicians may rest assured that this updated second edition is even better, enhanced by inclusion of the latest research and honed by many years of clinical work with families. Since school issues are a major source of family conflict, I find the section on school interventions to be invaluable.
-Chris A. Zeigler Dendy, MS