How should we best improve the behaviour and relationships of children aged 2 to 10 who display disruptive and challenging behaviour?- Presented by Professor Stephen Scott as part of the ‘Professor Judy Dunn Webinar Series’ – recording

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As part of the ‘Professor Judy Dunn Webinar Series’ we were delighted to welcome Professor Stephen Scott, Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Professor of Child Health and Behaviour at IoPPN, KCL, and ACAMH President. Stephen shared his expert knowledge and insights into the harmful long-term effects of disruptive behaviour if left untreated, tips and techniques that are effective, and how the evidence can deliver positive results.

The ‘Professor Judy Dunn Webinar Series’ will disseminate the evidence-based research, on different mental health topics, to help parents and those working with children and young people.

Firstly, there will be a brief introduction about the science behind disruptive behaviour and why it is important to get on top of it early if possible. Then there will be a description of how parents can manage this, including videotapes of the methods ‘Love and Limits’. Finally there will be a summary of the evidence base underpinning these techniques, showing that if they are implemented, they have long-lasting effects.

Key learning takeaways

  1. To understand the harmful long-term effects of disruptive behaviour if it is not treated
  2. To see some of the techniques that are effective in action on videotapes
  3. To become familiar with some of the objective evidence about what works


About the Speaker

Stephen Scott

Professor Stephen Scott studied medicine at Cambridge University and after a stint as a paediatrician at Great Ormond Street Hospital, he came to the Maudsley Hospital where he has specialised in helping children with behaviour problems for the last 30 years and directed the National Conduct Problems Clinic. Through personal experience with hundreds of families and carrying out more than 10 randomised trials to evaluate what works best, he has learned the most effective methods to improve child behaviour and family life. He is the author of a bestselling textbook “Child Psychiatry” and was awarded the CBE by Prince William.

About the ‘Professor Judy Dunn Webinar Series’

We are proud to present this series, named in honour of Professor Judy Dunn. It is aimed at disseminating the evidence-based research on different topics to help parents, and those working with children and young people, improve young people’s mental health. Professor Dunn is an emminent developmental psychologist with a stellar career spanning over 50 years. She has specialised in children’s social emotional and sociocognitive development, parent-child, sibling and peer relationships, and the development of language and communication abilities. Amongst her many credits are; Emeritus Professor of Developmental Psychology KCL, Fellow of King’s College Cambridge, Medical Research Council Senior Scientific Officer, Evan Pugh Professor & Professor of Human Development Penn State University, Chair of The Children’s Society’s Good Childhood Inquiry, Fellow of the British Academy, and Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences.


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