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.
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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.
Who should attend
health and human services professionals, therapists, social workers
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.