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

Clinical Handbook of Assessing and Treating Conduct Problems in Youth

byRachael C. MurrihyEditorAntony D. Kidman, Thomas H. Ollendick

Paperback | October 17, 2012

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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 Youthprovides 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.

Rachael C. Murrihy, PsyD. Dr. Murrihy is currently Senior Clinical Psychologist and Research Associate at the Health Psychology Unit, an adolescent-focused unit, at the University of Technology, Sydney, Australia. Dr Murrihy's specialty is in the area of clinical adolescent psychology. She has extensive experience lecturing, training, ...
Title:Clinical Handbook of Assessing and Treating Conduct Problems in YouthFormat:PaperbackDimensions:544 pagesPublished:October 17, 2012Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1441962964

ISBN - 13:9781441962966


Table of Contents

Preface. Part I: An Introduction to Conduct Problems in Youth. Conduct Problems in Youth: Phenomenology, Classification, and Epidemiology. Conduct Problems in Youth: Sociological Perspectives. Etiology of Oppositional Defiant Disorder and Conduct Disorder: Biological, Familial and Environmental Factors Identified in the Development of Disruptive Behavior. Assessment of Conduct Problems Using an Integrated, Process Oriented Approach.- Part II. 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 Problems. Parent-Child Interaction Therapy for Preschool Children with Conduct Problems. Parent Training for the Treatment of Oppositional Behavior in Young Children: Helping the Noncompliant Child. Collaborative Problem Solving. Cognitive Behavior Therapy for the Group Based Treatment of Oppositional Youth. Functional Family Therapy: A Phase Based and Multi-Component Approach to Change. Multisystemic Therapy for Conduct Problems in Youth.- Part III: Evidence-based Treatment of Youth with Conduct Problems in Diverse Settings. Social Competency CBT-based Group Training for Youth in Alternative School Settings. Residential Treatment Centers for Children and Adolescents with Conduct Disorders. Alternative Treatments for Conduct Problems: Brats, Boot Camps and Bungee Jumps. Pharmacotherapy for Children and Adolescents with Conduct Problems.- Part IV. Looking Forward: Prevention Programs and Advanced Treatment Considerations. The Fast Track Project: Preventing Severe Conduct Problems in School-Age Youth. Prevention: The Role of Early Universal and Targeted Interventions. Evidence-Based Treatments for Conduct Problems among Ethnic Minorities. Evidence-Based Treatment Programs for Conduct Problems: Are They Cost Effective?. Epilogue: Future Directions in Research and Practice.

Editorial Reviews

From the reviews: "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. BladerPsycCRITIQUES, July 6, 2011, Vol. 56, Release 27, Article 9"This book provides a comprehensive overview of what is currently known about child and adolescent behaviour problems. . it's an easy-to-read resource for both researchers and clinicians who wish to develop a solid theoretical understanding of these problems. It also details practical, evidence-based assessment and intervention options that can be applied across a range of settings and is tailored to meet individual needs, such as parent management strategies, family therapy and cognitive behaviour therapy." (Danielle Ellis, UTS News Room, November, 2012)