Counseling Oppositional Defiant Teens Dallas Fort Worth

Treatment for Oppositional Defiant Teens

Counseling for oppositional defiant teens is available in Dallas and Southlake Texas. An individualized treatment plan for the teen and parents are crafted to maximize effectiveness.

Here are some questions to consider:

. A pattern of negativistic, hostile, and defiant behavior lasting at least 6 months, during which four (or more) of the following are present:
(1) often loses temper
(2) often argues with adults
(3) often actively defies or refuses to comply with adults’ requests or rules
(4) often deliberately annoys people
(5) often blames others for his or her mistakes or misbehavior
(6) is often touchy or easily annoyed by others
(7) is often angry and resentful
(8) is often spiteful or vindictive
Note: Consider a criterion met only if the behavior occurs more frequently than is typically observed in individuals of comparable age and developmental level.

B. The disturbance in behavior causes clinically significant impairment in social, academic, or occupational functioning.

C. The behaviors do not occur exclusively during the course of a Psychotic or Mood Disorder.

D. Criteria are not met for Conduct Disorder, and, if the individual is age 18 years or older, criteria are not met for Antisocial Personality Disorder.

Reprinted with permission from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, fourth Edition. Copyright 1994 American Psychiatric Association


Please note: “He” can be “She” if need be.

1. How often does he show disrespect for parental figures?

Does he argue with adults often?

How does he show the disrespect specifically? For example: Tell you to shut up???

Does he lose his temper often? Y or N When thwarted?

Is he touchy or easily annoyed by others? Y or N

2. Has he ever lied to you? Y or N How often?

3. Has he ever destroyed items, household walls, doors etc. Y or N

In particular, has he ever stabbed walls etc…? Y or N

Has he ever destroyed his own clothing? Y or N

Has he frequently engaged in behavior that was annoying (purposely)?
Y or N

4. If caught in a negative behavior, will he take responsibility for his actions?
Y or N

Does he frequently Blame others versus take an internal responsibility?
Y or N

5. Has he ever stolen anything from you or someone in your household?
Y or N

6. To the best of your knowledge-Use of Internet for sexual stimulation?
Y or N
Excessive Masturbation…to your knowledge?
Y or N

7. Do you feel he is angry and resentful? Y or N

Explain briefly:

8. Is he spiteful and vindictive? Y or N

9. Do you fear he lack a conscience? Y or N
Explain your rationale below:

10. Do you believe there is a need for a program of behavioral control for him at this time?
Y or N

Explain your rationale below:

Bruce W. Cameron, M.S.,LPC-S, LSOTP
Counseling Services
Dallas and Southlake Texas