Innovations in Interventions for Disruptive Behavior Disorders
Session offered by Division 53.
This symposium will include presentations from eminent clinical researchers on their recent innovations and findings on research-based approached to intervening with children and adolescents with Disruptive Behavior Disorders (DBD). DBD are stable chronic patterns of behavior that can be difficult to treat in clinical settings, in part because of the limited engagement of children and their families, and in part because of the multiple risk factors that contribute to the development and maintenance of DBD in children. The approaches to be presented in this symposium will address interventions that can be provided from the preschool through the adolescent years, and will address prevention as well as treatment. The approaches will include Parent-Child Interaction Therapy, parent training using the Family-Check-Up model, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. The presentations and discussion will focus on issues that can influence clinical practice, with a special emphasis on “take-home” implications for clinical decision-making. Implementation issues such as the utility of modular approached to intervention delivery, and the use of motivational interviewing approaches to enhance family engagement in intervention will receive attention. Discussion will also explore other key issues related to useful, high quality implementation of intervention programs for DBD youth including characteristics of the training process and the structure of intervention.
Learning Objective 1
Comprehend new issues in intervening with parents and families of children with Disruptive Behavior Disorders.
Learning Objective 2
Discuss key issues in the successful implementation of interventions for Disruptive Behavior Disorders.
Presenters: John E. Lochman, PhD (Chair); Sheila Eyberg, PhD; David Kolko, PhD; Thomas Dishion, PhD