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The Explosive Child: The Collaborative Problem-Solving Approach with Dr. Ross Greene
For: General public, Professionals

Date and Time

Thu Dec 11, 2008 (This event is over)


Windsor, ON, N9A 5K4

Event Description

Explosive/noncompliant children and adolescents exhibit intense temper outbursts, oppositionality, and verbal and physical aggression. These behaviors have extremely adverse effects on family life and functioning at school. Research has shown that such children may also be diagnosed with various psychiatric disorders. Conventional reward and punishment approaches to treatment have been shown to be useful in the treatment of many explosive/noncompliant children and adolescents. However, such approaches have also been found to be ineffective for a substantial percentage of such youth.

Dr. Greene provides an alternative conceptualization of the difficulties of these children and adolescents; namely, that their difficulties are a byproduct of lacking cognitive skills in the domains of flexibility/adaptability, frustration tolerance, and problem-solving. Based on this conceptualization, he provides an overview of a model of treatment called Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS), first articulated in his acclaimed book, The Explosive Child. The CPS model helps adults teach these lacking cognitive skills while reducing the frequency and intensity of explosive/noncompliant episodes. Dr. Greene will present research documenting the effectiveness of the CPS model in outpatient and inpatient populations and in juvenile detention facilities.

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This event is listed under these topics

Behaviour and Conduct Problems
Social Skills and Life Skills
Child and Youth Counsellors
Parents, Families & Caregivers
Counselling and Therapy
School Refusal (and School Phobia)
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