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Digital Seminar

Oppositional, Aggressive, Attention-Seeking & Uncooperative Children, Teens and Young Adults: High-Impact Strategies to Reduce Chronic Misbehavior


Faculty:
John F. Taylor, PhD
Duration:
6 Hours 18 Minutes
Copyright:
Feb 11, 2022
Product Code:
POS010825
Media Type:
Digital Seminar
Access:
Never expires.


Description

This seminar is for YOU if you work with young adults, teens or children who:

  • Debate and invite power struggles with parents or teachers
  • Display hostile, angry, revengeful, exploitative or predatory tendencies
  • Use silly immature tactics to gain attention and get noticed
  • Engage in property destruction, fire-setting, vandalism or animal cruelty
  • Have diagnoses such as ADHD, ODD, Bipolar Disorder, or Conduct Disorder
  • Act irresponsible, helpless, negligent or tardy
  • Snicker at charts-and-stars and other “behaviour modification” attempts

Watch this seminar and learn a wealth of high-impact techniques that cut across diagnostic lines and apply universally, from early childhood to young adult. Using these techniques will enable you to accomplish quickly what can often be missed in months of regular talk therapies, counselling or behaviour modification reward systems.

You’ll learn how to stop pre-delinquent clients’ manipulations such as victim playing, power struggling, denial, minimizing, defiance, evasive lying, excuse making, blaming, and justifying. You’ll learn key strategies for “reading” misbehaviour to uncover its underlying needs and motivations. You can share these methods with teachers and parents to free them from “ignore-nag-yell-punish” cycles and senseless power struggles. Discover powerful techniques to divert and reduce hostility and revenge in oppositional, predatory, violent adolescents and young adults. You’ll be able to introduce presocial adaptive behaviours that develop conscience and satisfy their unmet needs that trigger misbehaviour.

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John F. Taylor, PhD, is a prominent innovator and highly regarded authority on child discipline from the Adlerian perspective. Throughout over 40 years of clinical practice he has specialized in diagnosis and treatment for stressed families and at-risk children, teens and adults. He is the director of Parentology, an information and resource provider for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and related conditions. The author and producer of over 200 professional journal articles, newspaper columns, journal columns, books, video DVDs, audio CDs and booklets, he is perhaps best known for his landmark parent-teacher-counselor guidebook ”Helping Your ADD Child” and his best-selling “The Survival Guide for Kids with ADHD.” Among his most popular publications on child discipline are ”From Defiance to Cooperation,” “Understanding Misbehavior,” “Correcting Without Criticizing,” “Anger Control Training,” and ”Diagnostic Interviewing of the Misbehaving Child.” His resources are available at his website, www.parentology.guide.

 

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Dr. John Taylor maintains a private practice. He receives recording royalties and a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Dr. John Taylor has no relevant non-financial relationships.


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Program Information

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Objectives

  1. Use at least 5 clinical interventions to reduce attention-seeking misbehaviour in clients.
  2. Demonstrate at least 4 clinical interviewing strategies to address resistance, reduce defensiveness and build trust with clients.
  3. Implement at least 5 intervention methods to reduce power-displaying misbehaviour in clients.
  4. Integrate effective interventions to help clients express anger in a constructive, healthy manner.
  5. Propose behavioural strategies to increase clients' compliance and cooperation at home and school.
  6. Assess the client’s worldview and interpret the meaning behind maladaptive behaviour in order to develop an individualized treatment plan.

Outline

Uncover Misbehaviour’s Hidden Motives

  • The 5 “needs” that drive all misbehaviour
  • 15 maladaptive ways teens guard against feeling hurt
  • 14 keys to stop misbehaviour

Use High-Impact Interviewing

  • Respond effectively to “I don’t know”, “It’s not my fault”, and “I don’t care”
  • 10 dynamite probes to unearth hidden motives
  • Reduce defensiveness and build trust

Improve Social Skills and Self-control

  • Bolster temptation resistance
  • Sharpen decision-making and problem-solving
  • Upgrade apology skills
  • Impart healthy handling of anger

Resolve Attention-seeking and Power-displaying behaviour

  • Effective strategies for “You can’t make me!”
  • 16 techniques for the bossy teen
  • 10 tools for “notice me more”

Resolve Malicious Misbehaviour

  • Teach important insights about revenge
  • Prevent bullying and threats
  • Decrease vandalism
  • 9 answers for the “look tough, act tough” teen

Resolve Irresponsible and Self-destructive Misbehaviour

  • 30 answers for “I can’t do it” cop-outs
  • Rebuild self-confidence
  • Strengthen stress coping skills

Adapt Your Intervention to Each Client

  • Recognize the limitations of every approach
  • The client’s unique perspective is pivotal
  • Determine how the child perceives the world/people/self
  • Interpret the child’s actions as an attempt to express autonomy and belonging

Help Teachers and Parents

  • Stay out of “ignore-nag-yell-punish” cycles
  • Develop conscience without punishing or attacking
  • Refine empathy skills
  • Sidestep power struggles
  • Improve cooperation with chores and routines
  • Reduce sibling rivalry and improve family dynamics

Target Audience

  • Psychologists
  • Social Workers
  • Counselors
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Speech Language Pathologists
  • Psychiatrists
  • Educators
  • Physicians
  • Probation Officers
  • Other Helping Professionals Who Work with Children

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