Oppositional defiant disorder therapy worksheet

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

Oppositional defiant disorder worksheet

There is always more than one way to solve a problem. STOP and THINK about the best solution before acting.

How do I want to act/have acted?How can I act differently?How can I act differently?

What would happen/happened?What would happen?What would happen?

Is this/Was this a good choice?Is this a good choice?Is this a good choice?

Yes       No

Yes       No

Yes     No


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

You can download this worksheet here.

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