ODD Psychologist (Oppositional Defiant Disorder)
Roslyn, Great Neck, Jericho and surrounding area

Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) a specialized form of psychotherapy, is a highly effective approach to the treatment of many emotional and behavioral problems. It is solution-focused and often involves changing life-long patterns of self-defeating, negative, and occasionally catastrophic thinking. This approach places emphasis on achieving real change in thoughts, beliefs, feelings and behaviors, so as to yield notable improvement in one’s quality of life. The following Problems, Issues and Disorders are readily treatable within the context of Cognitive Behavior Therapy.

ODD (Oppositional Defiant Disorder) is represented by a wide range of problem behaviors in childhood and adolescents, usually beginning before age 8-years and continuing thru 18-years, lasting a minimum of 6-months. Children and adolescents can be oppositional and defiant of authority figures, such as parents, teachers and other adults, from time to time. However, when there is an enduring pattern of defiant, hostile, and uncooperative behavior toward authority figures which results in serious impairment in family, social, academic and work settings, Oppositional Defiant Disorder should be considered. This disorder is almost invariably found to be present in the home, and may be present in other settings, such as in school.

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Robert M. Cristal Ph.D