Education and Counseling for Individuals Affected by Oppositional Defiant Disorder and ADHD


Mark Hutten, M.A.

Mark Hutten, M.A. received his Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology from Norwich University.

He works for:

· Madison County Juvenile Probation
· Madison County Correctional Complex
· The Community Justice Center
· The Indiana Juvenile Justice Task Force
· Sowers of Seeds Counseling

Mark performs home-based counseling for families experiencing difficulty with their child's emotional and behavioral problems, and conducts the following group therapies for court-ordered individuals (although many volunteer):

· Parent Education Training
· Anger Management Group
· Relapse Prevention Group
· Drug/Alcohol Workshop
· Sex Offender Group

Mark is the creator of the Parent-Teen Support Group (a "parents only" group for parents with ‘out of control’ teenagers), the author of ‘My Out-of-Control Teen’ eBook, and the founder of Online Parent Support.

Mark began counseling teens and pre-teens in 1988. All of his current adolescent clients are on probation/parole and are considered to be “serious habitual offenders.” Many of his articles and columns related to parenting children with ADHD, ODD, Conduct Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, etc., are featured on prominent online magazines and websites.

Contact info:

Mark Hutten, M.A.
SHOCAP Program
Parent-Teen Support Group
Online Parent Support
Madison County Juvenile Probation
Madison Superior Court, Division 2
3420 Mounds Road
Anderson, Indiana

Cell: 765.810.3319
Toll Free: 856.457.4883 (leave message)

1 comment:

herewegoagain said...

Dear Mr Hutten,
Thank you for saving my family. When my 13 year old daughter turned into an angry out of control person last spring I had no idea of how to handle her. Nor did the therapists I consulted. I thought I might have to put her into a residential treatment program.
I found your website and downloaded your book. I refer to it as "the Bible." My daughter's behavior turned around the instant I stood up to her and gave her limits. The change was amazing and all for the good. It has helped me to be clear, less reactive, calmer and more loving. And a lot firmer. If a situation arises I feel that I know what to do. What action to take. (Usually: Ground her!)
In other words, you are a genius! I am deeply grateful.

J. Bentzen

Parenting Rebellious Teens

One day you wake up and find that life has changed forever. Instead of greeting you with a hug, your little boy rolls his eyes when you say "good morning" and shouts, "You're ruining my life!" You may think you've stepped into the Twilight Zone, but you've actually been thrust into your son's teen years.

During adolescence, teens start to break away from parents and become "their own person." Some talk back, ignore rules and slack off at school. Others may sneak out or break curfew. Still others experiment with alcohol, tobacco or drugs. So how can you tell the difference between normal teen rebellion versus dangerous behavior? And what's the best way for a parent to respond?

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Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)

Many families of defiant children live in a home that has become a battleground. In the beginning, the daily struggles can be expected. After all, we knew that problems would occur. Initially, stress can be so subtle that we lose sight of a war, which others do not realize is occurring. We honestly believe that we can work through the problems.

Outbursts, rages, and strife become a way of life (an emotionally unhealthy way of life). We set aside our own needs and focus on the needs of our children. But what does it cost us?

The majority of the population does not understand the dynamics of parenting an ODD child. Family and friends may think that you - the parent - are the one with the problem. Families are frequently turned in on false abuse allegations. Support is non-existent, because outsiders can't even begin to imagine that children can be so destructive. Where does that leave a parent?

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How much longer will you tolerate dishonesty and disrespect?

How many more temper tantrums and arguments will you endure?

Have you wasted a lot of time and energy trying to make your child change?

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