Defiant Children, Third Edition: A Clinician's Manual for Assessment and Parent Training

Defiant Children, Third Edition: A Clinician's Manual for Assessment and Parent Training

by Russell A. Barkley PhD, ABPP, ABCN

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A perennial bestseller from a leading authority, this book 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). Purchasers get access to a Web page where they can download and print the reproducible materials.

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 online for downloading and printing (

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781462509560
Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date: 02/25/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 228
File size: 2 MB
Age Range: 2 - 12 Years

About the Author

Russell A. Barkley, PhD, ABPP, ABCN, is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the Virginia Treatment Center for Children and Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine. Dr. Barkley has worked with children, adolescents, and families since the 1970s and is the author of numerous bestselling books for both professionals and the public, including Taking Charge of ADHD and Your Defiant Child. He has also published six assessment scales and more than 280 scientific articles and book chapters on attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, executive functioning, and childhood defiance, and is editor of the newsletter The ADHD Report. A frequent conference presenter and speaker who is widely cited in the national media, Dr. Barkley is past president of the Section on Clinical Child Psychology (the former Division 12) of the American Psychological Association (APA), and of the International Society for Research in Child and Adolescent Psychopathology. He is a recipient of awards from the American Academy of Pediatrics and the APA, among other honors. His website is

Table of Contents

I. Prerequisite Information for Using the Program
1. The Rationale for the Program
2. Clinical Assessment of Defiant Children
3. Practical Considerations in Parent Training
4. An Overview of the Parent Training Program
II. Guidelines for Therapists in Conducting the Program
Step 1. Why Children Misbehave
Step 2. Pay Attention!
Step 3. Increasing Compliance and Independent Play
Step 4. When Praise Is Not Enough: Poker Chips and Points
Step 5. Time Out and Other Disciplinary Methods
Step 6. Extending Time Out to Other Misbehavior
Step 7. Anticipating Problems: Managing Children in Public Places
Step 8. Improving School Behavior from Home: The Daily School Behavior Report Card
Step 9. Handling Future Behavior Problems
Step 10. Booster Session and Follow-Up Meetings
III. Assessment Materials
Form 1. General Instructions for Completing the Questionnaires
Form 2. Child and Family Information
Form 3. Developmental and Medical History
Form 4. Home Situations Questionnaire
Form 5. School Situations Questionnaire
Form 6. How to Prepare for Your Child's Evaluation
IV. Parent Handouts
Parent Handout for Step 1. Profiles of Child and Parent Characteristics
Parent Handout for Step 1. Family Problems Inventory
Parent Handout for Step 1. Diagram of Oppositional Defiant Intervention
Parent Handout for Step 2. Paying Attention to Your Child's Good Play Behavior
Parent Handout for Step 3. Paying Attention to Your Child's Compliance
Parent Handout for Step 3. Giving Effective Commands
Parent Handout for Step 3. Attending to Independent Play
Parent Handout for Step 4. The Home Poker Chip/Point System
Parent Handout for Step 5. Time Out!
Parent Handout for Step 7. Anticipating Problems: Managing Children in Public Places
Parent Handout for Step 8. Using a Daily School Behavior Report Card
Parent Handout for Step 9. Managing Future Behavior Problems


Child clinical and school psychologists, neuropsychologists, social workers, nurses, and psychiatrists.

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