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Clinical Handbook of Assessing and Treating Conduct Problems in Youth - Rachael C. Murrihy

Clinical Handbook of Assessing and Treating Conduct Problems in Youth

Hardcover Published: 30th September 2010
ISBN: 9781441962959
Number Of Pages: 544

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Conduct problems, particularly oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) and conduct disorder (CD), are the most common mental health problems affecting children and adolescents. The consequences to individuals, families, and schools may be severe and long-lasting. To ameliorate negative outcomes and ensure the most effective treatment for aggressive and antisocial youth, early diagnosis and evidence-based interventions are essential.

Clinical Handbook of Assessing and Treating Conduct Problems in Youth provides readers with both a solid grounding in theory and a comprehensive examination of the evidence-based assessment strategies and therapeutic practices that can be used to treat a highly diverse population with a wide range of conduct problems. It provides professional readers with an array of evidence-based interventions, both universal and targeted, that can be implemented to improve behavioral and social outcomes in children and adolescents.

This expertly written resource:

  • Lays the foundation for understanding conduct problems in youth, including epidemiology, etiology, and biological, familial, and contextual risk factors.
  • Details the assessment process, with in-depth attention to tools, strategies, and differential diagnosis.
  • Reviews nine major treatment protocols, including Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), multisystemic therapy (MST) for adolescents, school-based group approaches, residential treatment, and pharmacotherapy.
  • Critiques the current generation of prevention programs for at-risk youth.
  • Explores salient issues in working effectively with minority youth.
  • Offers methods for evaluating intervention programs, starting with cost analysis.

This volume serves as a one-stop reference for all professionals who seek a solid grounding in theory as well as those who need access to evidence-based assessment and therapies for conduct problems. It is a must-have volume for anyone working with at-risk children, including clinical child, school, and developmental psychologists; forensic psychologists; social workers; school counselors and allied professionals; and medical and psychiatric practitioners.

"Overall, the combination of the traditional subjects, updated and enriched by clinically vivid portraits of the topics, with a healthy infusion of fresh, innovative material, makes this book for now the preferred reference on this topic for practicing clinical psychologists." Joseph C. Blader PsycCRITIQUES, July 6, 2011, Vol. 56, Release 27, Article 9

Prefacep. v
An Introduction to Conduct Problems in Youth
Conduct Problems in Youth: Phenomenology, Classification, and Epidemiologyp. 3
Conduct Problems in Youth: Sociological Perspectivesp. 21
Etiology of Oppositional Defiant Disorder and Conduct Disorder: Biological, Familial and Environmental Factors Identified in the Development of Disruptive Behavior Disordersp. 49
Assessment of Conduct Problems Using an Integrated, Process-Oriented Approachp. 77
Evidence-Based Treatments of Conduct Problems: An Applied Approach for Practitioners
The Incredible Years Program for Children from Infancy to Pre-adolescence: Prevention and Treatment of Behavior Problemsp. 117
Parent-Child Interaction Therapy for Preschool Children with Conduct Problemsp. 139
Parent Training for the Treatment of Oppositional Behavior in Young Children: Helping the Noncompliant Childp. 163
Collaborative Problem Solvingp. 193
Cognitive Behavior Therapy for the Group-Based Treatment of Oppositional Youthp. 221
Functional Family Therapy: A Phase-Based and Multi-Component Approach to Changep. 245
Multisystemic Therapy for Conduct Problems in Youthp. 273
Evidence-Based Treatment of Youth with Conduct Problems in Diverse Settings
Social Competency CBT-Based Group Training for Youth in Alternative School Settingsp. 295
Residential Treatment Centers for Children and Adolescents with Conduct Disordersp. 333
Alternative Treatments for Conduct Problems: Brats, Boot Camps, and Bungee Jumpsp. 365
Pharmacotherapy for Children and Adolescents with Conduct Problemsp. 383
Looking Forward: Prevention Programs and Advanced Treatment Considerations
The Fast Track Project: Preventing Severe Conduct Problems in School-Age Youth: Conduct Problems Prevention Research Groupp. 407
Prevention: The Role of Early Universal and Targeted Interventionsp. 435
Evidence-Based Treatments for Conduct Problems Among Ethnic Minoritiesp. 455
Evidence-Based Treatment Programs for Conduct Problems: Are They Cost Effective?p. 489
Epilogue: Future Directions in Research and Practicep. 517
Indexp. 531
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ISBN: 9781441962959
ISBN-10: 1441962956
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 544
Published: 30th September 2010
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.8  x 3.81
Weight (kg): 2.64