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Oppositional, Defiant & Disruptive Children & Adolescents: Nonmedication Approaches to The Most Challenging Behaviors

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Jason Mathison, PsyD, NCSP, ABSNP
Full Day
Audio and Video
Feb 08, 2018
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  • Effective strategies for ODD, ADHD, anxiety, autism, attachment, and mood disorders
  • Strategies for tantrums, noncompliance, bullying and other challenging behaviors
  • Take away specific, strategy-driven techniques
  • Improve treatment with better assessment of the look-alike disorders
  • Eliminate the BIG 10 behaviors
  • Positive alternatives for your most challenging kids

Children and adolescents with ODD, ADHD, Asperger’s, anxiety, mood and disruptive disorders provide constant clinical and parenting challenges. Watch this recording and learn new, effective non-medication strategies for your clients’ most challenging behaviors including:

  • Tantrums
  • Running out/away
  • Noncompliance
  • Nagging
  • Refusing to work/help
  • Yelling/screaming
  • Bullying
  • Panic/anxiety reactions
  • Lack of follow through
  • Not following directions

You will walk away with immediate strategies for out of control behaviors and techniques for emotional regulation along with long-term treatment strategies to help kids at home and school. Jason Mathison is a clinical expert and has worked with the most challenging kids both in clinical and school settings. Through the use of case studies and action-oriented handouts, you will leave this seminar with solutions to turn your most challenging kids around.



This online program is worth 6.0 hours CPD.



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Jason Mathison, PsyD, NCSP, ABSNP, is a licensed psychologist and certified school neuropsychologist in Maryland and Virginia who has worked with children and adolescents for over 12 years. He earned his doctorate in school psychology from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, where he published with faculty and served as an adjunct professor before graduating. He maintains adjunct appointments at both Loyola University in Baltimore and the Chicago Professional school of psychology.

Dr. Mathison is also the owner and director of Psychoeducational Consultants where he provides neuropsychological testing and conducts workshops on brain-behavior relationships for educational staff, mental health professionals and families. Dr. Mathison spends much of his time providing executive functioning coaching for both clients and their families.

In addition to multiple publications on executive functioning, he has served on an expert panel at National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) on the teenage brain. Dr. Mathison has served as a school psychologist for Prince George’s County Public Schools for 10 years where he works with students and teachers to diagnose and provide interventions to enhance executive functioning and maximize academic success.


Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Jason Mathison is the owner of Psychoeducational Consultants and has employment relationships with Prince George’s County Public Schools and The Better Brain Center. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Jason Mathison has no relevant non-financial relationships.


  1. Utilize clinical strategies to reduce the frequency, duration and severity of behavioral episodes that challenge therapists, educators, professionals and parents.
  2. Implement both proactive and reactive strategies for oppositional, defiant and disruptive behavior in children and youth.
  3. Discriminate between the clinical presentation of behavioral episodes & psychiatric symptoms to inform treatment.
  4. Communicate how a skilled observation of behavior informs your treatment approach.
  5. Develop clinical skills for establishing a therapeutic rapport to overcome treatment resistance in children and adolescents.
  6. Effectively develop a behavior intervention plan and safety plan across all settings including home and school.


  • Behaviors that Make Us Crazy
    • Tantrums
    • Running out/away
    • Noncompliance
    • Nagging
    • Refusing to work/help
    • Yelling/screaming
    • Bullying
    • Panic/anxiety reactions
    • Lack of follow through
    • Not following directions
  • Disorders
    • Oppositional Defiant Disorder
    • ADHD
    • Mood disorders
    • Anxiety disorders
    • Attachment issues/disorder, conduct disorder, autism spectrum disorders
  • Assessment
    • Physiology and Etiologies of oppositional behavior “before” The Functions of Behavior
    • Fear-based (Fight, Flight, Freeze or Submit)
      • Escape
      • Attention
      • Sensory
      • Pain
      • Control
  • Mental Health Disorder or Behavior Problem
    • The power of skilled observations
    • The interview
    • Comparison to the group
    • The FBA-Incredibly powerful assessment tool
    • The art of choosing a diagnosis (if you have to at all!)
  • Treatment Strategies Part I
    • Proactive
      • Behavior plans
      • Motivational incentives
      • Set the stage for success
      • Remember the initial goal
      • Appropriately address the functions of the behavior
      • Executive functioning
    • Reactive
      • Corrective measures
      • It’s like playing chess in a tornado
  • Treatment Strategies Part II
    • Specific Strategies for the Following Behavioral Challenges:
      • Tantrums
      • Running out/away
      • Noncompliance
      • Nagging
      • Refusing to work/help
      • Yelling/screaming
      • Bullying
      • Panic/anxiety reactions
      • Lack of follow through
      • Not following directions
  • Treatment Strategies Part III
    • Specific Strategies for the Following Disorders:
      • ODD
      • ADHD
      • Mood disorders
      • Anxiety disorders
      • Working with unsafe behaviors
  • Treatment Strategies Part IV
    • Special Populations & Circumstances
      • Asperger’s disorder
      • Divorce, separation
      • Abuse and neglect
      • Parent misbehavior
      • Foster care

Target Audience

Counselors, Social Workers, Psychologists, Marriage and Family Therapists, Speech-Language Pathologists, Teachers •School Guidance Counselors, Case Managers, Nurses, School Administrators, Educational Paraprofessionals, Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants, Other Helping Professionals that Work with Children



Overall:      5

Total Reviews: 4


Jessica R

"I enjoyed this course a great deal. The information was presented in an entertaining way and the presenter was charismatic and enjoyable to watch. I will definitely look for more courses by him."

Sara M

"This is the best PESI training I have attended. Fantastic presentation with a lot of take away interventions. "

Emma M

"Was pleased with this training, felt like it kept my engagement and provided many ideas for interventions along with providing good language to explain to parents."

Lupe D

"Excellent information."

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