Treatment of Adolescents With Disruptive Behavior Disorders


in Building Strengths and Skills

Published in print September 2004 | ISBN: 9780195154306
Published online January 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199864287 | DOI:
 Treatment of Adolescents With Disruptive Behavior Disorders

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This chapter highlights how the strengths- and skills-building model can be used with adolescent disruptive behavior disorders, which include Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Conduct Disorder, and Oppositional Defiant Disorder. Solution-focused therapy and motivational interviewing can be used together to build strengths and motivation and to get teens to take responsibility for the change process. Cognitive-behavioral therapy is then offered to address cognitive or behavioral deficits that may have played a role in the disruptive behavior.

Keywords: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder; Conduct Disorder; Oppositional Defiant Disorder; juvenile offending; motivational interviewing; change process

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