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Managing Disruptive Behavior Workbook for Teens

Ester R.A. Leutenberg and Dr. John J. Liptak

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Managing Disruptive Behavior for Teens

This workbook is designed to use with clients who have been diagnosed with or may be showing signs of:

  • Conduct Disorder
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder
  • Impulse Control Disorder
  • Disruptive Behavior Disorder
  • Intermittent Explosive Disorder
  • Kleptomania
  • Pyromania

In this workbook, we've used "disruptive behavior" as an umbrella term to describe mental health issues related to these diagnoses.

Disruptive behaviors are characterized by consistent patterns of ongoing, uncooperative, defiant, and hostile behaviors. With these behaviors, teens continue to "break the rules." All children break some rules, especially less important rules. More serious disruptive behavior is a normal part of maturing. Unfortunately, continued disruptive behavior negatively impacts the teen and every person the teen meets.

When teenagers are routinely disruptive, a mental health issue may be involved. A school counselor or trained clinician is recommended if the facilitator believes a mental health issue is possible. As well as teaching teens the skills to identify and improve their behavior, one of the purposes of this book is for the facilitator to understand teen behavior better, not to diagnose it.

The workbook contains the following five modules:

  • Poor Impulse Control
  • Defiant Attitude
  • Hyperactive Behavior
  • Anger and Aggression
  • Erasing the Stigma of Mental Health Issues

Teens will have a chance to learn and practice many skills within each module, allowing them to move away from disruptive behavior.

This workbook is also available in PDF eBook format, making it simple to store on your computer or mobile device and to access with a PDF viewer. The PDF format allows you to easily print copies of the activities and worksheets during therapy and counseling sessions.

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Use the open-ended questions with groups or individuals to kick-start a session. Each question corresponds to a specific page in the book.
Sample Questions:
What is self-control and how do you try to maintain it?
What are some of the causes of conflict in your life? Why or how do these conflicts erupt?
It is often a challenge to find healthy outlets for your anger and aggression. What are your healthy and unhealthy outlets when you become angry and aggressive?


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