Defiant Children, Second Edition: A Clinician's Manual for Assessment and Parent Training / Edition 2

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This remarkably clear and effective manual includes a thorough clinical guide to Dr. Barkley's 10-session parent training program, an assessment section that incorporates DSM-IV diagnostic criteria, and reproducible materials reinforcing each step of the program.

Practitioners learn proven techniques for helping parents to:

* Understand their child's misbehavior
* Motivate their child and increase compliance
* Decrease disruptive behavior
*Establish proper disciplinary systems without corporal punishment
*Improve school behavior with a new home-based reward system

Designed in a convenient format with lay-flat binding for easy photocopying, the manual includes all needed assessment forms and parent and teacher handouts. Purchasers can photocopy the materials they need as often as they need without additional cost.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

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"In the first edition of Defiant Children, Russell A. Barkley presented a well-laid out description of a parent training program for dealing with defiant, oppositional children. In this revision, Barkley has retained the strengths of the original manual and incorporated a number of improvements. These include an updated review of the empirical literature concerning the development of oppositional behavior in children and the efficacy of parent training interventions with this population, and the addition of a new session on daily school-home report cards. Especially noteworthy is the inclusion of an updated and expanded set of assessment instruments and a detailed pamphlet for parents on how to prepare for their child's evaluation. Both practitioners and clinicians in training should find the second edition of Defiant Children to be a valuable and heavily used addition to their professional library." --Robert J. McMahon, Ph.D., University of Washington

"This updated version of Defiant Children provides clinicians with an excellent resource for treating children with serious behavior problems. Based on an empirically validated program, Dr. Russell A. Barkley has expanded what is taught to parents of these children in order to facilitate their parenting skills. Clinicians will find well specified assessment procedures and treatment procedures as well as a convincing rationale for their use, in this book." --Rex Forehand, Ph.D., Director, Institute for Behavioral Research, Research Professor of Psychology, The University of Georgia

Child Psychology and Psychiatry Review

"The literature is very up-to-date and thorough....I would recommend this book strongly as a thorough and clear exposition of fundamentals of behavioral parent training."--Child Psychology and Psychiatry Review
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781572301238
  • Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/14/1997
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 264
  • Product dimensions: 8.86 (w) x 10.94 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Russell A. Barkley, PhD, ABPP, ABCN, is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at the Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Barkley has published numerous books and five assessment scales, plus more than 260 scientific articles and book chapters on ADHD, executive functioning, and childhood defiance. He is also the editor of the newsletter The ADHD Report. A frequent conference presenter and speaker who is widely cited in the national media, he is past president of the Section on Clinical Child Psychology (the former Division 12) of the American Psychological Association, and of the International Society for Research in Child and Adolescent Psychopathology. His website is

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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 Each Step of 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
*General Instructions for Completing the Questionnaires (Form 1)
*Child and Family Information Form (Form 2)
*Developmental and Medical History Form (Form 3)
*Disruptive Behavior Disorders Rating Scale--Parent Form (Form 4) *Disruptive Behavior Disorders Rating Scale--Teacher Form (Form 5)
*Home Situations Questionnaire (Form 6)
*School Situations Questionnaire (Form 7)
*How to Prepare for Your Child's Evaluation (Form 8)
*Clinical Interview--Parent Report Form (Form 9)
*Adult Behavior Rating Scale--Self-Report of Current Behavior (Form 10) *Adult Behavior Rating Scale--Self-Report of Childhood Behavior (Form 11) IV. Parent Handouts for Steps 1- 10
* Step 1: Profiles of Child and Parent Characteristics
* Family Problems Inventory
* Step 2: Paying Attention to Your Child's Good Play Behavior
* Step 3: Paying Attention to Your Child's Compliance
* Giving Effective Commands
* Attending to Independent Play
* Step 4: The Home Poker Child/Point System
* Step 5: Time Out!
* Step 7: Anticipating Problems--Managing Children in Public Places
* Step 8: Using a Daily School Behavior Report Card
* Step 9: Managing Future Behavior Problems
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    Posted November 28, 2011

    Excellent resource

    Excellent resource for anyone working with children.

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