Oppositional defiant disorder therapy worksheet

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What is the theory behind this Oppositional defiant disorder therapy worksheet?

Children with ODD display disruptive and noncompliant behaviors that arise from their lack of impulse control, inability to regulate emotions, disregard for others and their use of aggression to solve problems. They can benefit from a program that teaches social problem-solving skills so they can learn to evaluate their negative behaviors and respond effectively. 

How will the worksheet help?

This worksheet will help clients evaluate their behavior, how they affect others around them and what they can do differently. It is meant to help them understand the consequences of their actions and replace the use of aggression with effective problem-solving skills.

How to use the worksheet?

The worksheet can be used as a tool to practice problem solving in children ages 7+ after thorough guidance on the problem-solving steps. The problem can be identified by the therapist from a real-life situation that the child has already been through or it can be an imaginary one decided by the client themselves

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Larson, E. (2021). The Use of Problem-Solving Skills Training to Treat Disruptive Behavior in Schools (Publication number 5590). [Doctoral Dissertation, Louisiana State University] https://digitalcommons.lsu.edu/gradschool_dissertations/5590