Intervention with Aggressive Children: The Coping Power Program

John Lochman, Ph.D., University of Alabama

Dr. Lochman describes the research supporting his group-based program for children with aggression problems. He and Dr. Boxmeyer give a session by session review of how to conduct each session. They also demonstrate techniques for Coping Power using case examples, videos, and role-plays. Lastly, he describes how to implement the parent component of Coping Power.

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First Step to Success: Early Intervention for Children with Challenging Behavior

Hill Walker, Ph.D., ABPP., University of Oregon

Annemieke Golly, Ph.D., University of Oregon

In this workshop, participants will learn the background and rationale for First Step to Success, an early home and school intervention for children with challenging behavior. Five universal principles for effective classroom management and the components of the First Step to Success program will be discussed. Additionally, participants will learn to implement specific First Step strategies with parents and teachers.

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An Introduction to Parent Child Interaction Therapy

John Paul Abner, Ph.D., ABPP., Milligan College

Daniel Bagner, Ph.D., Florida International University

Rhea Chase, Ph.D., Duke Unversity

Melanie Fernandez, Ph.D., ABPP., Child Mind Institute

Melanie Nelson, Ph.D., University of Oklahoma

In this workshop, the PCIT master trainers describe parent-child interaction therapy, a type of therapy that helps to improve the parent-child relationship and increase healthy patterns of interactions between parents and children. The trainers describe how to determine if a parent and child are good candidates for PCIT. In addition, through case examples, role-plays and discussion the trainers demonstrate the key components of PCIT.

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Linking the Interests of Families and Teachers (LIFT): A Brief School-Based Preventive Intervention Targeting Youth Problem Behaviors

J. Mark Eddy, Ph.D., ABPP., University of Washington

In this workshop, Dr. Eddy describes the rationale and development of "LIFT," which is a program designed to prevent conduct problems and aggressive behaviors. This program describes how parents and teachers can work together to prevent the development of more serious problem behavior in children. One hallmark feature of this program is the playground behavior game, which is designed to reduce negative behaviors and encourage positive behaviors from children during recess times at school. Dr. Eddy explains the parent-directed and child-directed school-based components through videos of example sessions and exercises.
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Teaching Parents Home-Based Strategies for Managing Disruptive Behavior

Jessica Robb, Ph.D., Florida International University

In this workshop Dr. Robb demonstrates effective parenting techniques for children with disruptive behavior problems. Techniques demonstrated include effective ways of providing positive reinforcement, methods to ensure smoother transitions, establishing a daily report card, and other behavioral strategies.

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Evidence-Based Parenting Programs for the Treatment of Children with Externalizing Problems

Charles E. Cunningham, Ph. D., McMaster University

In this overview, Dr. Charles Cunningham provides a description of the components common to evidence-based parenting programs. In addition, he provides an overview of the research examining the efficacy of behavioral parent training. Lastly, Dr. Cunningham discusses promising directions for the future of parenting programs.

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