Clinical Handbook of Assessing and Treating Conduct Problems in Youth

Clinical Handbook of Assessing and Treating Conduct Problems in YouthBehaviour problems and delinquency are very common in young people. They can contribute to significant distress and financial burden to the individual, their family and schools, and the wider community. This book provides a comprehensive overview of what is currently known about child and adolescent behaviour problems. Described by the American Psychological Association’s PsycCRITIQUES as “the preferred reference on this topic for practising clinical psychologists”, 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. Authors who have contributed to the book include experts from the UK, Australia and the US, which allows for insight into different approaches from across the globe. It also discusses early prevention strategies – like the Fast Track Project and the Triple P (Positive Parenting) Program which targets at-risk families and provides young people and their parents with knowledge and skills to better manage behavioural problems – and future directions for research, with the aim of reducing the prevalence rates of conduct problems and their associated costs.

Danielle Ellis, Health Psychology Unit

Antony Kidman is the Director of and Rachael Murrihy a Senior Research Consultant at UTS’s Health Psychology Unit, located at Royal North Shore Hospital.

Clinical Handbook of Assessing and Treating Conduct Problems in Youth edited by: Rachael C Murrihy, Antony D Kidman, Thomas H Ollendick.

This review was first published by UTS: Newsroom

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