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Digital Seminar

Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) in Children with Dr. Russell Barkley

Russell Barkley, PhD
1 Hour 27 Minutes
Oct 13, 2015
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Did you know that defiant behavior in children, or Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD), is among the leading reasons for referral to child mental health centers! 

Join Dr. Russell Barkley, leading expert and best-selling author of, Defiant Children: A Clinician’s Manual for Assessment and Parent Training, and discover the emotional and social links to ODD and how it impacts treatment.

You will learn:

  • Barkley’s Four Factor Model (Causes of ODD)
  • The ADHD link to ODD
  • ODD’s progression to Conduct Disorder
  • Major Treatments for ODD and Predictors of Success
  • Barkley’s Defiant Children program overview


- PESI Australia, in collaboration with PESI in the USA, offers quality online continuing professional development events from the leaders in the field at a standard recognized by professional associations including psychology, social work, occupational therapy, alcohol and drug professionals, counselling and psychotherapy. On completion of the training, a Professional Development Certificate is issued after the individual has answered and submitted a quiz and course evaluation. This online program is worth 1.5 hours CPD for points calculation by your association.



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Russell A. Barkley, PhD, recently retired (January 1, 2022) from his position as a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine (2016-present). He is also a retired Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology from the University of Massachusetts Medical Center (1985-2002) and subsequently worked as a Professor of Psychiatry and Health Sciences at the Medical University of South Carolina (2003-2016). Dr. Barkley is the founder and Editor of the clinical newsletter, The ADHD Report, which he continues to edit in this 30th and final year of publication (2022). He is board certified in Clinical Psychology (ABPP), Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, and Clinical Neuropsychology (ABCN, ABPP).

Dr. Barkley is a clinical scientist, educator and practitioner who has published 27 books, rating scales, and clinical manuals numbering more than 43 editions, and creator of 7 award winning professional videos. He has published more than 300 scientific articles and book chapters related to the nature, assessment, and treatment of ADHD and related disorders and is the author of the book Managing ADHD in School (PESI, 2016).

Dr. Barkley has presented more than 800 invited lectures in more than 30 countries and appeared on nationally televised shows such as 60 Minutes, the Today show, Good Morning America, CBS Sunday Morning, CNN, and many others. He has received numerous awards from professional societies and ADHD organizations for his lifetime achievements, contributions to research and clinical practice, and the dissemination of science.

Speaker Disclosures
Financial: Dr. Russell Barkley receives royalties as a published author. He previously received a speaking honorarium from Astra Zeneca and Takeda Pharmaceutical Company. Dr. Barkley receives royalties from and a speaking honorarium from Ochsner Medical Center and Medical College of Wisconsin. He receives a speaking honorarium, recording, and book royalties from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Dr. Russell Barkley is a member of the American Psychological Association, the South Carolina Psychological Association, and the American Professional Society for ADHD and Related Disorders.


  • Explain the nature of defiant, oppositional, or noncompliant behavior in children
  • Describe the four major factors that contribute to such behavior, known as the four-factor model of defiant behavior
  • Summarize the implications of this model for evaluating children with this behavior pattern.
  • Describe the treatment implications that arise from an understanding of this model
  • Identify the most effective elements of behavioral parent training to reduce childhood defiant behavior and improve parent-child relationships.


  • ODD as a Two-Dimensional Disorder 
  • Demographic Features
  • Comorbidities
  • ADHD Link to ODD
  • How Does ODD Progress to Conduct Disorder (CD)
  • Adverse Adaptive, Social, and Educational Outcomes from ODD
  • Major Treatments for ODD
  • Goals and Effectiveness of Parent Training for ODD Management
  • Predictors of Success
  • Barkley’s Defiant Children Program Overview

Target Audience

Addiction Counselors, Counselors, Teachers/Educators, Marriage & Family Therapists, Nurses, Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants, Psychologists, Social Workers, Speech-Language Pathologists, and other Mental Health Professionals

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