"In the first edition of Defiant Children, Russell A. Barkley presented a well-laid out description of a parent training program for dealing with defiant, oppositional children. In this revision, Barkley has retained the strengths of the original manual and incorporated a number of improvements. These include an updated review of the empirical literature concerning the development of oppositional behavior in children and the efficacy of parent training interventions with this population, and the addition of a new session on daily school-home report cards. Especially noteworthy is the inclusion of an updated and expanded set of assessment instruments and a detailed pamphlet for parents on how to prepare for their child's evaluation. Both practitioners and clinicians in training should find the second edition of Defiant Children to be a valuable and heavily used addition to their professional library." --Robert J. McMahon, Ph.D., University of Washington
"This updated version of Defiant Children provides clinicians with an excellent resource for treating children with serious behavior problems. Based on an empirically validated program, Dr. Russell A. Barkley has expanded what is taught to parents of these children in order to facilitate their parenting skills. Clinicians will find well specified assessment procedures and treatment procedures as well as a convincing rationale for their use, in this book." --Rex Forehand, Ph.D., Director, Institute for Behavioral Research, Research Professor of Psychology, The University of Georgia
"The literature is very up-to-date and thorough....I would recommend this book strongly as a thorough and clear exposition of fundamentals of behavioral parent training."--Child Psychology and Psychiatry Review
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About the Author
Russell A. Barkley, PhD, ABPP, ABCN, is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at the Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Barkley has published numerous books and five assessment scales, plus more than 260 scientific articles and book chapters on ADHD, executive functioning, and childhood defiance. He is also the editor of the newsletter The ADHD Report. A frequent conference presenter and speaker who is widely cited in the national media, he is past president of the Section on Clinical Child Psychology (the former Division 12) of the American Psychological Association, and of the International Society for Research in Child and Adolescent Psychopathology. His website is www.russellbarkley.org.