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Explosive and Defiant Children and Adolescents | 12-hr Seminar on Audio CDs
Levy, Ray, Ph.D.
J & K Seminars / Seminar on Audio CDs / 2004-03-01 / X60304
Infant, Child & Adolescent
price: $88.75 (may be subject to change)
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Participants will better understand:
• Why traditional therapeutic approaches are often unsuccessful and how to approach these children differently
• How to get the defiant and explosive child/adolescent to be the problem-solver instead of the problem-maker
• The 4 types of consequences
• How to help parents identify more effective consequences that teach instead of just punish misbehaviors
• How to build coping skills and change misbehaviors

Topics Covered

A New Approach for Explosive and Defiant Children & Adolescents
• Differentiating defiance from other childhood disorders
• Causes of defiance

The Vicious Cycle of Defiance - Getting the Most Out of the First Session
• Retaining control of therapy

Teaching Appropriate Behaviors and Effective Coping Skills
• Why remediation skills work better than punishment
• Consequences vs. Punishment

Making Consequences More Effective - ìThe Academiesî

The 4 Types of Consequences
• Why consequences often ëdonít workí for these kids

Developing a Relationship with Challenging Children
• Why ëpraiseí and ëbuilding self-esteemí will backfire
• Reversing demoralization
• The use of play

Solving the Motivation Problem
• Determining whether the client is a Camel or a Horse
• Consequences as Motivators vs Teachers
• Motivators for children
• Motivators for adolescents

Disengaging Defiance and Avoiding Power Struggles: 4-Step Approach
• Zip it and clip it: Going ëbrain deadí to avoid arguments
• Cool it: how to stay calm and in control; predict, prepare, prevent
• Giving effective choices
• Never telling them the lesson they just learned: avoiding the ëface-savingí battle

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