Oppositional Defiant Disorder - PSY25

Oppositional Defiant Disorder

by Linda L. Openshaw, DSW, LCSW
(4.3 / 119 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Psychology (1.00 CE Credit)

Price: $19.00
CE-PRO Price: $9.50


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.


The goal of this continuing education program is to provide psychologists with information about the definitions, prevalence, and treatment of oppositional defiant disorder. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Explain the diagnostic criteria for ODD as listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th Edition: DSM-5
  • Discuss the different treatment modalities for ODD
  • Identify the types of medications that are helpful in treating clients with ODD

Accreditation Information
The course is intended for psychologists
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.
Instructional level: Introductory
Target audience: Psychologists

Course Originally Released on: 8/12/2014
Date of Most Recent Review: 5/3/2019
Course Termination/Update Date: 5/3/2022

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.

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Shannyn R - Syracuse , NY  ·  Sep 17, 2019
Informative and contained very good and helpful data
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Dr. John H. B - East Lansing, MI  ·  Aug 12, 2019
Good course. Much more information than ODD.
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Dr. Alice A - Allison Park, PA  ·  Jul 21, 2019
It was good, very useful, very succinct. Thank you
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Michael S - Gardner, KS  ·  Jun 17, 2019
Enjoyed specific information regarding medications, and specifiers for the condition long with how it differs from others conditions.
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GLEN C - Riverside, RI  ·  Jun 14, 2019
This seemed fairly limited in scope.
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Price: $19.00
CE-PRO Price: $9.50