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Defiant Teens, Second Edition: A Clinician's Manual for Assessment and Family Intervention / Edition 2

Defiant Teens, Second Edition: A Clinician's Manual for Assessment and Family Intervention / Edition 2

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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, Second Edition: 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, Third Edition (for professionals) and Your Defiant Child, Second Edition (for parents).

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781462514410
Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date: 04/02/2014
Edition description: Second Edition, Lay-Flat Paperback
Pages: 214
Sales rank: 766,723
Product dimensions: 7.90(w) x 10.40(h) x 0.70(d)

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

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.

Table of Contents


I. Prerequisite Information for Using the Program

1. The Rationale for the Program

2. Clinical Assessment of Defiant Adolescents

3. An Overview of the Family Training Program

II. Session Instructions

Step 1. Discussion of ADHD and ODD

Step 2. Principles of Behavior Management

Step 3. Developing Positive Attention

Step 4. Developing Parental Attending Skills

Step 5. Establishing a Behavioral Contract

Step 6. Using Response Cost

Step 7. Completing the Contract/Point System

Step 8. Grounding

Step 9. School Advocacy

Step 10. Introduction to Problem-Solving Communication Training

Step 11. Practicing Problem Solving

Step 12. Practicing Problem Solving, Continued

Step 13. Introduction to Communication Skills

Step 14. Practicing Communication Skills

Step 15. Dealing with Unreasonable Beliefs and Expectations

Step 16. Practicing Problem-Solving and Communication Skills: Catching Unreasonable Beliefs

Step 17. More Family Practice

Step 18. Concluding Treatment

III. Assessment Materials

General Instructions for Completing the Questionnaires (Form 1)

Child and Family Information (Form 2)

Developmental and Medical History (Form 3)

Issues Checklist for Parents and Teenagers (Form 4)

IV. Parent Handouts for Steps 1-18

Parent Handout for Step 2. Principles of Behavior Management: Four-Factor Model of Teen Misbehavior

Parent Handout for Step 2. Coercive Behavior Cycle

Parent Handout for Step 3. Paying Attention to Your Teen's Good Behavior

Parent Handout for Step 4. How to Give Effective Commands

Parent Handout for Step 5. Sample Behavioral Contract

Parent Handout for Step 5. The Home Point System

Parent Handout for Step 8. Grounding

Parent Handout for Step 9. Accommodations for Improving Teen School Performance

Parent Handout for Step 9. Educational Rights for Children with ADHD in Public Schools

Parent Handout for Step 10. Steps to Better Problem Solving

Parent Handout for Step 10. Problem-Solving Worksheet

Parent Handout for Step 10. Problem-Solving Exercise

Parent Handout for Step 13. Communication Habits

Parent Handout for Step 15. Unreasonable and Reasonable Beliefs

Adolescent Handout for Step 15. Unreasonable and Reasonable Beliefs


Child/adolescent clinical and school psychologists, social workers, psychiatrists, and neuropsychologists.

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