Conduct Disorders

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Programmatic Assessment: Treatment of Conduct Disorder
Jasmine Collins
CCMH 551
October 30, 2014
Jane Winslow MA LMFT

Programmatic Assessment: Treatment of Conduct Disorder
The author currently works with adolescents in a level 14, locked down group home facility. Her experience has been working with clients with various mental illnesses and the majority of the population display danger to self and danger to others behaviors. Many of her clients display conduct disorders as a result of their severe neglect and abuse they suffered as a child. Her clients who have Conduct Disorders do not respect authority, have little regard for others, and breaks major rules; they also exhibit aggressive behaviors that threaten physical
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Interventions are planned for all stages to promote detachment from deviant peers, build resilient bonds, enhance skills, and develop greater social competence in the adolescent. Conduct disorder can be tough to treat; being fair, being consistent, and being available are the greatest tool is working with these adolescents.

Working individually with client

Working individually with client would include begin by assessing the client to identify all the significant problems and developing a treatment plan to help the client with these maladaptive behaviors. Next, identify strengths of the client, family, or support staff which to build effective strategies with. Then, identify problems and plan interventions for them (coping strategies and tools). Interventions will most likely be implemented for a long period of time. Treatment will include supervision and monitoring as a component. Cognitive behavioral therapy will be utilized to help modify progress over an extended period of time. Family members are an vital part of a successful Treatment Team; refining their parenting skills through training can be advantageous to the client. The family will need to assume some responsibilities for monitoring the client’s behaviors. The vast majority of youth with conduct disorder do not carry them into adult life and most adolescents are responsive to treatment.

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