Course Summary

Practice Level: Beginner

Treatments that Work with Children provides a comprehensive review of empirically validated therapies for common childhood behavioral problems. The childhood problems are ones that most clinicians will encounter and include disruptive behavior, anxiety, sleep disorders, nocturnal enuresis, encopresis, habit disorders, the treatment of pain and helping children adhere to medical regimens.

Course Format

This course is based on a book that can be purchased here and a posttest. When you’re ready, purchase the test by clicking the “Add To Cart” or “Enroll” button. This will let you take the test and receive your certificate for CE credits.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe causes of common childhood behavior problems.
  • discuss the pharmacological treatment of common childhod behavior problems.
  • Describe the nonpharmacological treatment of common childhood behavior problems.
  • Explain the diagnosis and management of habit disorders.
  • Explain the diagnosis and management of sleep problems.
  • discuss the difficulty of pediatric adherence to medical regimens

Course Syllabus

  • Diagnosis and Management of Disruptive Behavior Disorders
  • Diagnosis and Management of Anxiety Disorders
  • Diagnosis and Management of Habit Disorders
  • Diagnosis and Management of Sleep Problems
  • Diagnosis and Management of Encopresis
  • Diagnosis and Management of Nocturnal Enuresis
  • Assessment and Management of Pain
  • Management of Adherence to Pediatric Medical Regimens


Edward R. Christopherson, PhD, ABPP

Edward R. Christophersen, PhD, ABPP, is a professor of pediatrics at the University of Missouri at Kansas City School of Medicine and a staff psychologist at the Children’s Mercy Hospitals & Clinics in Kansas City. He received his doctorate in developmental and child psychology from the University of Kansas in 1970 and held faculty appointments in pediatrics at the University of Kansas Medical Center and at the Departments of Psychology and Human Development in Lawrence, Kansas.

Susan Mortweet Vanscoyoc, PhD, ABPP

Susan Mortweet VanScoyoc, PhD, ABPP, is a licensed psychologist in primary care at Pediatric Associates of Iowa City and Coralville, serving families in southeastern Iowa. She is also on the faculty of the College of Social Sciences at the University of Phoenix.

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