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Working with Oppositional and Anger Issues in Children and Adolescents
May 15, Kelowna, BC
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. For more information email@example.com