This presentation suggests approaches to addressing defiant behaviour as a result of Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD), Attention Deficit Hyper-Activity Disorder (ADHD) and Adjustment Disorder. Approaches are drawn from existing evidence based practice (Australian Psychological Society, 2010) and integrated with learnings from the Parenting after Separation program. Emphasis is placed on maintaining relationship boundaries between parents, not perpetuating conflict impacting children, boundaried grief of the relationship between parents, and supporting children with oppositional and challenging behaviours to transition between different parental environments.
This interactive presentation will outline a holistic way of working with families where the child is the primary client. Through experiential exercises and case examples, participants will apply learning and discuss practice issues. The presentation will also include role playing scenarios and will provide:
• Observation of leader role-play utilising the model
• Opportunity to practice skills through role-playing case examples
Take away benefits for participants will include:
• Application of neuroscience principles to parent feedback and education
• Ways to empower parents to achieve positive outcomes for their young people
• Understanding of how current practice can engage the threat brain response and as such limit positive results
• Techniques of motivational interviewing when working with families
• Exploration of the parameters of confidentiality and safety as it relates to working with young people and parents.