Therapists Should Have A Solid Understanding Of The Multiple Casual Factors

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According to Seligman and Reichenberg (2014), “therapists should have a solid understanding of the multiple casual factors that lead to the development of…disorder” (p.78). As discussed previously, therapists need to consider a child’s past traumatic experiences before moving into treatment. With the knowledge of a child’s early attachment trauma, family dynamics, and attachment style the therapist is better able to meet the child where they are at. It is also recommended that therapists working with children with conduct disorder related symptomology may be “called on to develop behavioral strategies for changing negative behaviors and provide training in social skills and problem solving. Therefore knowledge of behavior therapies, family therapy, and psychoeducation is needed” (Seligman & Reichenberg, 2014, p.79). In this excerpt, it seems that the therapist needs to be flexible to meet the needs of the child within a personal, family, social, and school-based setting. It also appears that working both within and in-between these domains of functioning are vital for positive therapeutic growth. Cognitive-behavioral therapy is also supported in research conducted by Copping et al. (2001) where this mode of therapy has been found to reduce conduct disorder related symptomology and overall social relations with peers. Within this framework, it is recommended that “therapists should not engage in win-lose battles, should not trust the adolescents’ portrayal of their own…
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