262. Beyond ODD and Conduct Disorder w/ Dr. Akeem Marsh & Dr. Lara Cox

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If you’re someone who questions the utility of oppositional defiant disorder, conduct disorder, and other disruptive behavior diagnoses – this episode is for you! Dr. Akeem Marsh and Dr. Lara Cox are here talking about the material in their recent book, Not Just Bad Kids. As you can tell from the title, they present a more nuanced perspective on kids’ functioning than simply labeling problematic behaviors. Here are just a few things that we discuss today:

  • The relationship between trauma, attachment, and disruptive behavior
  • Making connections with highly traumatized kids
  • Thinking outside the box to gather clinical info without asking about specific symptoms
  • Intervention strategies for these kids

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About Dr. Laura Cox

Dr. Lara Cox, MD is a child & adolescent psychiatry specialist in Brooklyn, NY. Dr. Cox completed a residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. She currently practices at Nyc Psychiatrist Services P.c. Dr. Cox is board certified in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry.

About Dr. Akeem Marsh

Akeem Marsh, MD has dedicated his career to working with children and families of medically neglected communities. He currently serves as the Assistant Medical Director of The New York Foundling’s Home of Integrated Behavioral Health and as a member of the Verywell Mind Review Board. Dr. Marsh is a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and a distinguished fellow of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP). He maintains an academic appointment as Clinical Assistant Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the New York University Grossman School of Medicine, has presented nationally and internationally and is also the co-editor of forthcoming book “Not Just Bad Kids: The Adversity and Disruptive Behavior Link”.

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About Dr. Jeremy Sharp

I’m a licensed psychologist and Clinical Director at the Colorado Center for Assessment & Counseling, a private practice that I founded in 2009 and have grown to over 20 clinicians. I earned my undergraduate degree in Experimental Psychology from the University of South Carolina before getting my Master’s and PhD in Counseling Psychology from Colorado State University. These days, I specialize in psychological and neuropsychological evaluation with kids and adolescents.

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  1. May we please have access to the document Dr Lara has created and that she mentioned sharing? (How I wish the new DSM would look at these behaviour issues from a trauma-informed base!)

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