Treatment of Disruptive Behavior in Children
Treat the factors driving the disturbances
Disruptive behavior disorders make up a large proportion of the problems treated
by child and adolescent therapists, but these problems are difficult to treat.
Outcome research has demonstrated that traditional, non-directive therapies are
ineffective with these clients. Developmentally, disruptive behavior problems
are due to a combination of genetic, neurobiological, cognitive, parenting, and
family systems factors. To be effective, assessment must identify the factors of
most importance for each client, and therapy must address the factors driving
This training provides a succinct, practical overview of outcome research to
identify the therapeutic strategies that are most effective with disruptive
behavior problems. Evidence-based interventions generally combine
cognitive-behavioral, parent training, and family systems components. This
training focuses on step-by-step instruction in these techniques, including
reinforcement systems, rules and consequences, time out, collaborative
problem-solving, anger management, assertive behavior, and balancing firmness
and softness in the parent-child relationship. We consider basic genetic and
neurobiological factors and discuss how to address these factors in therapy. The
interactive training includes clinical examples to show how therapy can be
customized for individual clients, and there are numerous examples of the most
effective words to use with young people and their parents.
OBJECTIVES of SEMINAR
Describe how to base treatment planning on
assessment of the etiological factors driving the client’s disturbance
Compare rules and reinforcement systems that increase parental control over
children’s behavior—and increase children’s control over parental behavior at
the same time
Identity age-appropriate techniques for managing anger, solving problems, and
behaving assertively but not aggressively
Determine how to reestablish parents as authorities in the family while
rekindling warmth between parents and youth
Apply parenting techniques that work with youth who thwart their parents’ use of
ordinary discipline methods
Discover how youth and parents manage emotions that disrupt their use of
JEREMY SHAPIRO, PHD
Jeremy P. Shapiro, Ph.D., a clinical psychologist, is a psychotherapist in
private practice, research consultant, associate editor of the online journal
ScientistPractitioner.com, and adjunct faculty member of the Mandel School of
Applied Social Sciences and Psychology Department of Case Western Reserve
University. He has published more than 40 articles and books on psychotherapy
outcome research, depression, youth violence, child sexual abuse and therapists'
work experiences, and he is the author of a youth violence prevention program
called Peacemakers and the recently published book, Child and Adolescent
Therapy: Science and Art. Dr. Shapiro received his Bachelor's degree in
psychology from the University of Michigan in 1977, and earned his Master's and
Doctorate degrees in psychology from Case Western Reserve University in 1983 and
1986, respectively. Dr. Shapiro is an experienced trainer who has presented
professional workshops in more than 25 states during the last several years. His
combination of research and clinical experience, and his focus on integrating
these two forms of knowledge, make him an interesting, skilled seminar
instructor who imparts practical, effective therapeutic strategies.
so well done. I appreciate the thoroughness of the material and the openness of
the presenter in valuing many points of view."
"Dr. Shapiro presents an excellent review of contemporary cognitive-behavioral
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors
Marriage and Family Therapists
Special Education Teachers
Juvenile Justice Personnel
Anyone working with Youth
CREDITS - CE Approvals
Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors
This course has been approved by Vyne Education,
LLC., as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 6.0 continuing education
hours. NAADAC Provider #77600, Vyne Education, LLC. is responsible for all
aspects of their programming. Content includes elements of one of the NAADAC 8
Counselor Skills Group. Full attendance is required to receive credit, variable
credit for partial attendance may not be awarded based on the NAADAC guidelines.
This program has been pre-approved by The Commission for Case Manager
Certification to provide continuing education credit to CCM® board certified
case managers. Full attendance is required to receive credit, variable credit
for partial attendance may not be awarded. The course is approved for 6 CE
contact hour(s). Activity code: S00025667 Approval Number: 170000673. To claim
these CEs, log into your CE Center account at www.ccmcertification.org.
Counselors: Massachusetts: Application for MaMHCA/MMCEP continuing education
credits has been submitted.
Marriage & Family Therapists: Massachusetts, Rhode Island: This activity
has been certified by the Massachusetts and/or Rhode Island Association(s) for
Marriage & Family Therapy, Inc. for professional continuing education.
Certification #PC-033032 in Providence, RI on 4/19/2017, #PC-033033 in
Worcester, MA on 4/20/2017, #PC-033034 in Hartford, CT on 4/21/2017, #PC-033035
in Portland, ME on 4/25/2017, #PC-033036 in Manchester, NH on 4/26/2017,
#PC-033037 in Natick, MA on 4/27/2017 for 6 contact hours.
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SEMINAR CLASS TIME:
Seminar Check-in: 7:30 AM Seminar Class 8:00 AM -