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NCJ Number: 182123 Find in a Library
Title: Trauma-Focused Individual Therapy Approach for Adolescents With Conduct Disorder
Journal: International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology  Volume:44  Issue:2  Dated:April 2000  Pages:146-163
Author(s): Ricky Greenwald
Editor(s): George B. Palermo M.D.
Date Published: April 2000
Page Count: 18
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Trauma is proposed as a key to understanding the development and persistence of conduct disorder in conjunction with other contributing factors.
Abstract: Trauma history is virtually universal in the adolescent population, and trauma effects can help to account for many features of conduct disorder, including lack of empathy, impulsiveness, anger, acting out, and resistance to treatment. The current standard of care fails to fully address trauma, which may partially explain the low success rate. A trauma-focused individual therapy approach is presented as one example of how the adolescent population might be more effectively treated. The approach features motivational interviewing, self-control training, and trauma resolution and integrates eye movement desensitization and reprocessing. Two illustrative case examples are discussed. Further study of trauma-focused treatment approaches is recommended. 70 references
Main Term(s): Juvenile treatment methods
Index Term(s): Adolescent victims; Child victims; Juvenile delinquency factors; Juvenile mental health services; Juvenile victims; Mental disorders; Problem behavior; Psychological victimization effects
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