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Digital Seminar

New Ways to Approach Oppositional Defiance: Advanced Non-Medication Treatment for Lasting Success

Jason Mathison, PsyD, NCSP, ABSNP
Approx. 6 Hours
Dec 16, 2022
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Kids are more volatile, more isolated, and more anxious than ever before!

And we know the challenging behaviors that coincide with these issues - tantrums, meltdowns, non-compliance, arguing, yelling…

With these behavioral and social/emotional problems increasing, coupled with staff shortages, it’s more vital than ever that you have efficient and effective strategies to support the kids you work with.

Watch Dr. Jason Mathison, school and licensed psychologist who has worked with the most challenging kids in clinical and school settings for over 18 years. He’ll bridge the clinical and educational worlds and share novel approaches for both environments so you can achieve long-term success!

Learn targeted treatment approaches for:

  • 3 subtypes of ODD
  • Trauma
  • Pandemic fueled school refusal
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Autism spectrum disorder

You’ll walk away with advanced techniques that will help your young clients learn self-control, self-monitoring, and better organization in a matter of weeks! Purchase today to gain confidence in treating your most oppositional clients!


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**Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.


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Jason Mathison, PsyD, NCSP, ABSNP, is a licensed psychologist and certified school neuropsychologist in Maryland and Virginia who has worked with children and adolescents for over 12 years. He earned his doctorate in school psychology from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, where he published with faculty and served as an adjunct professor before graduating. He maintains adjunct appointments at both Loyola University in Baltimore and the Chicago Professional school of psychology.

Dr. Mathison is also the owner and director of Psychoeducational Consultants where he provides neuropsychological testing and conducts workshops on brain-behavior relationships for educational staff, mental health professionals and families. Dr. Mathison spends much of his time providing executive functioning coaching for both clients and their families.

In addition to multiple publications on executive functioning, he has served on an expert panel at National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) on the teenage brain. Dr. Mathison has served as a school psychologist for Prince George’s County Public Schools for 10 years where he works with students and teachers to diagnose and provide interventions to enhance executive functioning and maximize academic success.


Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Jason Mathison is the owner of Psychoeducational Consultants and has employment relationships with Prince George’s County Public Schools and The Better Brain Center. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Jason Mathison has no relevant non-financial relationships.

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  1. Utilize a greater variety of treatment approaches such as labeling emotions, motor memory exercises, and accountability training for the most challenging behaviors.
  2. Communicate the biological basis of maladaptive behaviors to families and teachers.
  3. Formulate more targeted interventions for various subtypes of opposition in school and at home.
  4. Assess your clinical judgement to better differentiate and treat challenging diagnoses in school.
  5. Determine how and when to implement IEPs and 504 plans and how to write goals and objectives for them.
  6. Apply strategies for Harvard’s 3 levels of executive functioning in school and at home.


The 3 Types of ODD
  • Angry/Irritable subtype
    • Overactive amygdala strategies
    • Apply and optimize the anger thermometer
    • Handy biofeedback strategies in school
    • How to use sensory paths
    • Strategies for labeling emotions
    • Motor memory strategies to avoid tantrums
    • Techniques to stop kids from eloping from class
  • Argumentative/Headstrong subtype
    • Apply the 3-second rule to stop arguments in class
    • Teach kids how to read micro expressions
    • Nonverbal strategies to diffuse conflict
    • REBT techniques to challenge their schemas
  • Vindictive subtype
    • How to use the accountability pie
    • Implement the best behavioral report card for any behavior
    • Change the narrative by “spitting in their soup”
    • How to channel their anger in productive ways
Understand and Differentiate the Most Difficult Childhood Disorders
  • ADHD and ways to overcome the heterogeneity problem
  • The ubiquity of sensory processing dysfunction
  • DMDD versus bipolar disorder versus clinical depression
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Disorders of trauma
  • The spectrum in autism spectrum disorder (ASD)
Physiological Underpinnings of Challenging Behavior
  • Using the cerebellum to treat the most challenging behaviors
  • Overactive versus the underactive amygdala child: 20 strategies for each!
  • Gray matter versus white matter problems and solutions
  • The role of neurotransmitters in childhood pathology
  • Sensory processing dysfunction
  • Executive functioning development and treatment for each level
The Best Strategies for School Staff!
  • Ways to stop classroom tantrums and meltdowns
  • Muscle memory strategies for lower functioning children
  • How to create a task analysis for any behavior in school!
  • Develop the ultimate self-report card for any disruptive behavior
  • 10 proven ways to label emotions to reduce volatility
  • Teach kids how to read microexpressions and other nonverbal gestures to improve social skills
  • Executive functioning strategies for selfcontrol, working memory, and mental flexibility
The Best Clinical Strategies for Home
  • Teach personal responsibility using the “accountability pie”
  • Self-report cards to bridge home and school
  • Ways to stop tantrums and meltdowns at home
  • Integrating clinical assessments for schools to create IEPs and 504 plans
  • Artful thinking routines for perspective taking and reasoning
  • Executive functioning strategies for selfcontrol, working memory, and mental flexibility
Special Populations & Circumstances
  • Social Pragmatic Communication Disorder
  • Treatment strategies tailored to divorced parents
  • Pandemic fueled abuse and trauma
  • Foster care and adoption issues
  • Ways to work with parent dysfunction

Target Audience

  • Psychologists
  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • School-based Psychologists
  • School-based Counselors
  • School-based Social Workers
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • School Administrators
  • Educators
  • School Guidance Counselors
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Speech-Language Pathologists
  • Educational Paraprofessionals
  • School Nurses


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