Evidence Based Treatments for Conduct Problems in Children and Adolescents (1 CE)
This course is for: This course applies to the following licensures: Social Workers, Psychologists, Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, Addiction Counselors, and any mental health practitioner working with children, adolescents, and families.
Course By: Elizabeth Price, LCSW, LMFT
Content By: Gatti, U., Grattagliano, I., & Rocca, G. (2018). Evidence-based psychosocial treatments of conduct problems in children and adolescents: an overview. Psychiatry, psychology, and law : an interdisciplinary journal of the Australian and New Zealand Association of Psychiatry, Psychology and Law, 26(2), 171–193.
Course Description: This course is designed for mental health practitioners working with children, adolescents, and their families. Disruptive behavior disorders, primarily Conduct Disorder (CD) and Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD), are initially described in the introduction. The supporting article places a greater emphasis on these childhood disorders, rather than similar types of adult disorders. The researchers then discussed empirically supported treatment methods and family focused programs that may be implemented when treating this client population. Thereafter, inclusion of best practice guidelines were considered commensurate with first-line treatment approaches for differing age-groups. Finally, research outcomes and limitations were discussed.
- Summarize disruptive behavior disorders
- Recognize different evidence-based intervention programs for youth
- Analyze reviews of studies and outcomes of intervention programs
- Compare limitations and effectiveness of program and research outcomes
- Read and understand Psychiatry, psychology, and law: an interdisciplinary journal of the Australian and New Zealand Association of Psychiatry, Psychology and Law
- Read and review the Course Description and Learning Objectives
- Consider the difference between treatment methods pertaining to CD and ODD respective of the given client population
- Work through the post-test questions; bear in mind that answer selections should be derived from the respective journal article
- Return to the referenced article for any missed questions or to review age-specific treatment approaches for behavior disorders and/or related limitations as needed