Using Behavioral Treatment To Curb Conduct Problems In Children With Callous-Unemotional Traits
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I am a graduate from the Pennsylvania State University in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. In 2015, I graduated from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, having earned my Master's in Science in Counseling and Clinical Health Psychology.

I began my PhD in Clinical Psychology at the University of Kentucky in August, 2017. Much of my work, as an up-and-coming researcher and clinician, focuses on psychopathic traits (e.g., callous-unemotional traits) and antisocial behaviors as they relate to pediatric disruptive behavior disorders (e.g., ADHD & Conduct Disorder).

                       

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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