Enter your search into one or more of the boxes below:
You can refine your search by selecting from any of the options below:
Counseling the Defiant Child: A Basic Guide to Helping Troubled and Aggressive Youth

Counseling the Defiant Child: A Basic Guide to Helping Troubled and Aggressive Youth (Hardback)

Usually despatched within 2 weeks.
Order now for Free delivery in the UK.
More on delivery...


The defiant child presents a challenge to the therapist's patience as well as to his skill. To help clinicians grow in both, this skillfully written volume by Dr. John B. Mordock draws on more than twenty-five years of experience with troubled children and their families. The author begins with the premise that children are children first and troubled children second, framing the work with a clear understanding of developmentally appropriate behaviors. Principles are illustrated with wonderful concrete examples, so that a beginning therapist can find the answers to such questions as what to do when the child continually subjects you to verbal abuse, or when the child won't leave the counseling room. Aggressive and defiant youngsters have made noncompliance a way of life. Conversations with such children, specifically aimed at counseling them, will be of significant help to social workers, teachers, and therapists. This is a guidebook for adults who seek to help children who are depressed, defiant, timid, or otherwise troubled. It is wise, readable, humorous, and filled with practical tips. Most importantly, it offers hope without false promises.

John B. Mordock, Ph.D., is a clinical child psychologist in independent practice. A Diplomate of the American Board of Professional Psychology, Dr. Mordock is co-author of Crisis Counseling with Children and Adolescents and six other books, as well as numerous professional publications.

More books by John Mordock

More books by William Van Ornum

Leave Review


Delivery Options

All delivery times quoted are the average, and cannot be guaranteed. These should be added to the availability message time, to determine when the goods will arrive. During checkout we will give you a cumulative estimated date for delivery.

Location 1st Book Each additional book Average Delivery Time
UK Standard Delivery FREE FREE 3-5 Days
UK First Class £4.50 £1.00 1-2 Days
UK Courier £7.00 £1.00 1-2 Days
Western Europe** Courier £17.00 £3.00 2-3 Days
Western Europe** Airmail £5.00 £1.50 4-14 Days
USA / Canada Courier £20.00 £3.00 2-4 Days
USA / Canada Airmail £7.00 £3.00 4-14 Days
Rest of World Courier £22.50 £3.00 3-6 Days
Rest of World Airmail £8.00 £3.00 7-21 Days

** Includes Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Irish Republic, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

Delivery Help & FAQs

Returns Information

If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase*, you may return it to us in its original condition with in 30 days of receiving your delivery or collection notification email for a refund. Except for damaged items or delivery issues the cost of return postage is borne by the buyer. Your statutory rights are not affected.

* For Exclusions and terms on damaged or delivery issues see Returns Help & FAQs

You might also like

My Kid Is Driving Me Crazy: A Mom's...
Tamara Arnold

Currently out of stock

ADHD Explained: What Every Parent...
Dr Nekeshia Hammond

Currently out of stock

Clown & I: A Bipolar Memoir
Ryan Heffernan

Currently out of stock

Religion and Mental Health: Research...
Harold G. Koenig
Latest Blog
The End of the F***ing World creator, Charles Forsman, picks his favourite coming of age books

The End of the F***ing World creator, Charles Forsman, picks his favourite coming of age books.

#FoylesFive: Annihilation

With the release of Annihilation on Netflix it's the perfect time to catch up with the book that starts Jeff VanderMeer's unsettling Southern Reach trilogy.

#FoylesFave: Frankenstein in Baghdad

Judy, our Middle Eastern Languages expert here at Foyles, shares her thoughts on the newly translated Frankenstein in Baghdad.

View all Blog Entries
Show/Hide Tweets
© W&G Foyle Ltd