Parent training for families of children with ADHD and co-occurring conduct problems

Friday, October 13, 2017, 12:30pm - 4:00pm 

"Parent training for families of children with ADHD and co-occurring conduct problems"

Presenter: Jeffrey S. Danforth, Ph.D.

Jeffrey S. Danforth, Ph.D. is a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Psychological Science at Eastern Connecticut State University. He conducts research on child behavior therapy, with a focus on parent training for families of children with co-morbid ADHD/Conduct Problems. Dr. Danforth created the curriculum for the Child Psychology program at ECSU and teaches courses such as Psychopathology of Childhood and Current Research in Child Psychology. He was a Clinical Psychologist with a private practice for 29 years. 

 

REGISTRATION OPTIONS:

LOCATION:

La Maison Francaise/Maison Hall, Assumption College campus - Directions

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION:

55% of children with ADHD also have Conduct Problems (CPs) such as Oppositional Defiant Disorder or Conduct Disorder. Children with these comorbid disorders exhibit greater symptom severity and impairment, at a younger age, than children who do not experience a co-occurring disorder.  This workshop presents a parent training therapy specifically for families of children with comorbid ADHD/CPs. Part one describes ADHD and family interactions, and analyzes why many children with ADHD also develop CPs. Part two is a parent skills training program. The techniques used to train parents include explanation, modeling, and role-playing with feedback. Handouts to use during parent training are provided. Evidence-based strategies focus on prevention and disciplinary strategies for defiance and aggression.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

Participants will acquire the following skills:

  1. Understand how the relationship between ADHD and Conduct Problems logically leads to the steps presented in the skills training. 
  2. How to teach adults to identify and differentiate ADHD and defiant/disruptive behavior.
  3. How to teach adults to prevent defiant and aggressive behavior in children with ADHD.
  4. How to teach adults to respond effectively to defiant and aggressive behavior in children with ADHD.