Working with Oppositional and Defiant Children & Adolescents
Practical Strategies & Interventions
Presented by Jay Berk,Ph.D.
Friday, November 24, 2017 | Oakville, on
Children diagnosed with Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) can present a monumental challenge to therapists, teachers, parents and siblings. ODD and other conduct problems are the single greatest reasons for referrals to outpatient and inpatient mental health settings for children, accounting for at least half of all referrals. Complicating the success of therapeutic interventions is the high rate of comorbidity with anxiety and depressive disorders or ADHD.
Current research also correlates a variety of cognitive skill deficits including executive function, emotional regulation, language processing, and social processing. These complicating comorbidities and correlations mean that ODD often requires multidisciplinary assessment and components of mental health care, case management, and educational intervention for clients to improve.
This dynamic workshop will address a full range of behavioural disturbances, from mild to severe, in order to identify the therapeutic techniques that have proven effective. Participants will review and discuss strategies which can be immediately applied across a variety of settings including home, community, social groups, classrooms, or therapeutic.
Participants will examine the intersection of ODD with a variety of issues such as trauma, ADD, learning disabilities, bipolar disorder, and depression and discuss how these affect and alter treatment decisions. Participants will leave this workshop with a much improved diagnostic and treatment approach to ODD and other behavioural disorders.
Agenda & Learning Objectives
Today’s Impact on Behaviour in Children/ Adolescents
- DSM-5 updates
- Diagnosis of disruptive mood dysregulation disorder
- Impact of technology on behaviours
- Changes in schools systems and mental health delivery
- Non-verbal problem solving
Why Children Become Oppositional & Defiant
- Splitting issues
- Problem solving errors
- Rage cycles
The Diagnosis of Oppositional Defiant Disorder
- Impact on service delivery
- The important difference between ODD and conduct disorder
Related Issues/Disorders that Impact Oppositional Behaviours
- Sensory processing disorder
- ADHD OCD
- Learning disabilities
- Poverty and others
The Impact of Medications
- Medication trends
- Essential considerations regarding side effects
- Is there a medication for oppositional behaviours?
Intervention Strategies to Reduce Passive Aggressive, Disruptive & Violent Behaviours
- Create immediate changes in behaviour
- Strategies for aggressive behaviours without restraints
- Ways to recognize and recover
Intervention Strategies That Do Not Work & How to Fix Them
- Pitfalls in behaviour plans and how to effectively revise
- Effective strategies with minimal staff time
Intervention Options in a Variety of Settings
- Creative problem solving techniques
- Methods to reduce maladaptive problem solving
Strategies to Work with Parents & Staff Members
- Resistant and non-disciplining parents
- Keeping your team effective
- Dealing with burned out staff members
- Identify oppositional behaviour and causes
- Implement strategies with the child/adolescent who refuses to talk
- Describe why “regular” strategies (rewards, punishments) don’t work and ways to improve
- Differentiate oppositional behaviours caused by ASD and ADHD
- Design and implement intervention strategies to reduce passive aggressive, disruptive and violent behaviours
- Write and implement effective behaviour plans for the classroom
- Reduce the disruptive impact and risk to other children or adolescents in the classroom, family or group
Continuing Education Credits
Jay Berk, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist and an internationally recognized expert in the child/adolescent behavioural field who brings both a clinical and education perspective to his work with children, adolescents and their families. For over 25 years, Dr. Berk has been treating clients with ODD, ADHD, autism, anxiety and stress, depression, learning disabilities, Tourette’s Syndrome and individuals who have Autism Spectrum Disorder. He conducts 15 social skills/mental health groups for children and adolescents and works daily with school and community professionals, families and parents. Dr. Berk continually consults for several school districts. In his private practice, in Beachwood, Ohio, he provides therapy for children, adolescents, families, testing and evaluation, school consultation as well as designed and facilitates alternative educational program..
Who Should Attend
Education and Clinical Professionals: All education and mental health or healthcare professionals who work with children or youth including, but not limited to K–12 Classroom Teachers, School Counsellors, Learning Assistance/Resource Teachers, School Administrators, School Paraprofessionals including Special Education Assistants, Classroom Assistants and Childcare Workers • All other professionals who support behavioural challenges and complex learning needs including but not limited to: Nurses, Social Workers, Psychologists, Clinical Counsellors, Family Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech Language Pathologists, Addiction Counsellors, Youth Workers, Mental Health Workers, Probation Officers and Community Police Officers.
Holiday Inn Oakville at Bronte
2525 Wyecroft Rd, Oakville, ON
Please check back as corporate rates will be updated closer to the event date.
Holiday Inn Oakville Centre
590 Argus Rd., Oakville, ON.
For October 25, 2017
Standard Room – $149 + Tax
Cut off date is September 25
For November 23, 2017
Standard Room – $149 + Tax
* Please ask for the Jack Hirose & Associates rate.
* Please note that the number of rooms at our corporate rates are limited.
When booking hotel rooms, ask for the Jack Hirose and Associates corporate rate. To receive our corporate rate, rooms must be booked one month prior to the workshop date. Please keep in mind hotel rates may fluctuate.
Registration & Fees
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Early bird cutoff date: November 10, 2017
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