Using Behavioral Treatment To Curb Conduct Problems In Children With Callous-Unemotional Traits
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Dr. Daniel Waschbusch is a clinical scientist whose research focuses on advancing the assessment and treatment of children and adolescents with disruptive behavior disorders, including attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) and conduct disorder (CD). His recent work has focused on examining whether callous-unemotional (CU) traits predict or moderate response to treatment in children with disruptive behavior disorders, as well as adapting empirically supported treatments to improve treatment response.

                       

Using Behavioral Treatment To Curb Conduct Problems In Children With Callous-Unemotional Traits

Behavior problems in children take many forms, including verbal defiance towards authority figures, non-compliance, and physical aggression – all of which fall under a broad term known as “conduct problems” (CP). These CP can cause a large degree of impairment in a child’s life, including poor interpersonal relationships and decreased academic performance. Children that present with chronic and persistent CP are often diagnosed with psychological disorders such as Oppositional Defiant Disorder (e.g., verbal aggression, defiance, vindictiveness) and/or Conduct Disorder (e.g.,...

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