Oppositional Defiant Disorder
by Instructor: Andrew McLane, LMSW; Instructor: Jordan Jeffrey; Instructor: Linda L. Openshaw, DSW, LCSW; Instructor: Martha W. Nye, MSSW, LCSW; Instructor: Patsy A. Boshears, MSSW, LCSW-S; Instructor: Renee Koval, PMHNP, BC


i 1.00 CEH

Course Overview

Behaviors associated with oppositional defiant disorder generally become evident before 8 years of age and are easily confused with those behaviors typical of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and conduct disorder. The degree of reactivity differentiating normal stage development of defiant behaviors from clinically significant pathological behavior usually occurs around age 6. Rarely does onset occur later than early adolescence and symptoms typically abate during middle childhood or progress to more serious disorders in late adolescence or adulthood. Prevalence of ODD ranges from 1% to 11%, but rates of occurrence are dependent on both the population sampled and the methods used to determine applicability. Although it is not a common disorder, it is regularly seen in children in clinical populations. Symptoms are usually present in the home setting before becoming evident in other settings.

About the Course Author

Andrew McLane, LMSW, is a hospice social worker at Hospice Select. Andrew McLane, LMSW has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Linda L. Openshaw, DSW, LCSW, is professor and MSW program director in the School of Social Work at Texas A&M University, Commerce. Linda L. Openshaw, DSW, LCSW has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Martha W. Nye, MSSW, LCSW, is a therapist and LCSW Supervisor-Dallas Metrocare Services. Martha W. Nye, MSSW, LCSW has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Patsy Boshear, LCSW, is retired from the BSW program director position at Texas A&M University-Commerce. Patsy A. Boshears, MSSW, LCSW-S has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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Certificates provided by accrediting body (3 Match)

  • American Psychological Association


    Relias, LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Relias, LLC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
  • Association of Social Work Boards


    Relias, LLC, #1273, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Relias LLC maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 02/10/2018-02/10/2021. Course Delivery Format: Asynchronous Distance Learning-interaction includes quizzes with questions and answers, post-tests. This module is Reading-Based. Social workers completing this course receive 1.0 Clinical continuing education clock hours.
  • Florida Board of Psychology



Course Details

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    Online Course
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  • Learning Objectives:

    Discuss the different treatment modalities for ODD; Explain the diagnostic criteria for ODD as listed in the DSM-5; Identify the types of medications that are helpful in treating clients with ODD
  • Outline:

    About This Course
    Learning Objectives
    Content Page 1
    Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th Edition: DSM-5 Diagnostic Criteria
    Disruptive, Impulse-Control, and Conduct Disorders
    Content Page 2
    Content Page 3
    Best Practice
    Effectiveness of ODD Treatments
    Clincal Vignette
    Course Contributors
  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: intermediate level Social Workers; Psychologists; in the following settings: Acute Care Facility.
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    Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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