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Ray Levy, Ph.D.

Explosive and Defiant Children and Adolescents

12.0 CE Hours Available

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Participants will better understand:
  • Why traditional therapeutic approaches are often unsuccessful and how to approach these children differently
  • How to get the defiant and explosive child/adolescent to be the problem-solver instead of the problem-maker
  • The 4 types of consequences
  • How to help parents identify more effective consequences that teach instead of just punish misbehaviors
  • How to build coping skills and change misbehaviors

Topics Covered

A New Approach for Explosive and Defiant Children & Adolescents
  • Differentiating defiance from other childhood disorders
  • Causes of defiance
The Vicious Cycle of Defiance - Getting the Most Out of the First Session
  • Retaining control of therapy
Teaching Appropriate Behaviors and Effective Coping Skills
  • Why remediation skills work better than punishment
  • Consequences vs. Punishment
Making Consequences More Effective - ìThe Academiesî

The 4 Types of Consequences
  • Why consequences often ëdonít workí for these kids
Developing a Relationship with Challenging Children
  • Why ëpraiseí and ëbuilding self-esteemí will backfire
  • Reversing demoralization
  • The use of play
Solving the Motivation Problem
  • Determining whether the client is a Camel or a Horse
  • Consequences as Motivators vs Teachers
  • Motivators for children
  • Motivators for adolescents
Disengaging Defiance and Avoiding Power Struggles: 4-Step Approach
  • Zip it and clip it: Going ëbrain deadí to avoid arguments
  • Cool it: how to stay calm and in control; predict, prepare, prevent
  • Giving effective choices
  • Never telling them the lesson they just learned: avoiding the ëface-savingí battle

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 $100.00  $80.00 


Pre-pay for 12 CE credits
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  • Audio downloads will be available for download immediately after checkout
  • You can pre-pay for CE test scoring now or pay when you submit your test for scoring.
  • Mailed CD and DVD formats include all items in an attractive portfolio

CE Info

J&K Seminars, LLC is approved to sponsor continuing education by :
  • J&K Seminars, LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. J&K Seminars maintains responsibility for our programs and contents.
  • Association of Social Work Boards(Approved Continuing Education Provider # 1080)
    The following state boards of social work automatically accept CE credit from ASWB approved CE providers like J&K Seminars, LLC: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, Wyoming
  • J&K Seminars, LLC is a registered social worker continuing education sponsor for Illinois social workers(Lic # 159.000833)
  • J&K Seminars is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEPTM) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program.
  • Maryland State Board of Social Work Examiners
  • Pennsylvania Certification Board (PCB) for D&A professionals (ICRC/AODA) # 271
  • J&K Seminars, LLC is an AOTA (The American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc.) Approved Provider of Continuing Education (Provider # 5180). The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.
  • State of California - Board of Behavioral Sciences - Courses meet the qualifications for continuing education credit for LMFTs, LPCCs, LEPs and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.
  • Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling Provider Number BAP #758
  • J&K Seminars, LLC is an approved provider of continuing education by the Texas Board of Examiners of Marriage & Family Therapists Provider Number # 483
  • J&K Seminars, LLC is an approved provider of continuing education by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors #1835
  • All programs have been approved by the Pennsylvania Board of Social Workers, Professional Counselors, and Marriage and Family Therapists
  • J&K Seminars, LLC is an approved provider of continuing education by the PA State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation
  • J&K Seminars, LLC is an NAADAC Approved Education Provider #757

In addition, J&K Seminars applies for and receives approval to offer continuing education for:

Contact J&K Seminars if you are a Certified Case Managers or Certified Rehabilitation Counselor.
J&K Seminars will pay the post-approval fee for you to obtain CCM or CRC CE credit. Feel free to email us, jk@jkseminars.com if you have questions about our CE certification