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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
Next Session Thursday, June 3, 2021
Schedule June 3, 2021 10am to 12:00pm

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


Michael I. Axelrod, Ph.D. is currently the director of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire’s Human Development Center and an associate professor in the Department of Psychology. His research and clinical interests involve finding solutions to common but potentially harmful child and adolescent problems. He has written numerous professional papers and presented nationally on topics involving child, pediatric, and school psychology. Drawing on over 15 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.

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Standard Fee $79.00

Fee includes online instruction and materials.


Register for all four webinars in the series for the discounted rate of $229. Discount applies automatically at registration checkout.


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