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Beyond Dennis the Menace and Spoiled Brat Syndrome: Understanding Oppositional Defiant Disorder from an Evidence-based Perspective

In this virtual program, clinicians will learn about the emerging information surrounding Oppositional Defiant Disorder. Better understand challenging behaviors in children and learn evidence-based treatment methods.

Key Program Information
Series Focus on Mental Health
Delivery Format Online

Better Understand the Difficult Behaviors in Children

Children who were once called rambunctious or narcissistic are now being better understood. With emerging research, we now know that this behavior can be attributed to a condition called Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD). ODD is a psychological condition characterized by a consistent pattern of argumentative, defiant, hostile, and unruly behavior. 

Children who are struggling with ODD can have frequent and intense tantrums, blame others for their problematic behaviors, and have difficulty maintaining emotional self-control. Long-term outcomes for children diagnosed with ODD can be include school failure, problematic interpersonal relationships, and delinquency. 

This virtual program will present ODD from an evidence-based perspective. Participants will learn diagnostic indicators, associated features, developmental trajectories, and prevalence of ODD. You will learn evidence-based treatment methods.

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Who Should Attend

health and human services professionals, therapists, social workers

Instructors

  • Dr. Michael Axelrod

    Michael I. Axelrod, Ph.D. is currently the director of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire’s Human Development Center and a Professor in the Department of Psychology. His research and clinical interests involve finding solutions to common but potentially harmful child and adolescent problems. He is the author of three books and has written numerous professional papers and presented nationally on topics involving child, pediatric, and school psychology. Drawing on nearly 30 years of experience providing clinical services to children, adolescents, and families, Dr. Axelrod uses his knowledge and expertise, along with a little humor, to teach practitioners ways to be more effective in everyday practice. 

CEU Information

Participants will earn 2 Contact Hours upon completion of this program.

Additional CEU Information by Profession: 

Wisconsin Social Workers

Our programs qualify as continuing education offered by an accredited university. The State Board recognizes contact hours for all listed programs.

Wisconsin Substance Abuse Counselors

The Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services approves contact hours for programs consisting of relevant content taught by qualified presenters. Contact our office with questions about specific program approvals.

Wisconsin Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists

Our programs qualify as required continuing education offered by an accredited university. The State Board recognizes contact hours for all programs.

Wisconsin Licensed Counselors

Our programs qualify as required continuing education offered by an accredited university. The State Board recognizes contact hours for all programs.

Wisconsin Educators and School Psychologists

Continuing education programs from the University of Wisconsin campuses may qualify toward your Professional Development Plan (PDP).

Other Professions

Contact your professional board or organization for specific continuing education requirements.

Disability Accommodations

UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education encourages children and adults with disabilities or other special needs to participate in our programs whenever possible. If you require a reasonable accommodation, please notify us at least two weeks in advance of the program so that appropriate arrangements can be made. Contact Continuing Education at 715-836-3636 / toll-free 866-893-2423, or use the Wisconsin Relay System (711). All requests are kept confidential.

An EEO/Affirmative Action employer, University of Wisconsin provides equal opportunities in employment and programming, including Title IX and ADA requirements.

Cancellation Policy

We understand life happens. Should you need to cancel your registration, you may substitute someone to take your place, at any time, at no cost to you. If we cancel a program, we’ll give you your money back.

If your program is 14 or more days away:
You may transfer once to any currently available program – no charge!
If you have to cancel, you will receive a refund, minus a 20% administrative fee.

If your program is less than 14 days away:
You may transfer once to any currently available program, plus a 20% transfer fee.
If you cancel, you will not receive a refund.

If you are registered and do not attend the program, you are responsible for the full fee.

Substitution, refund or transfer requests must be submitted in writing to UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education.

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Phone: 715-836-3636
Toll Free: 866-893-2423

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