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By the end of the course, the Counselor, Marriage and Family Therapist, Social Worker or Psychologist will be able to:
-List four criteria used in diagnosing conduct disorders.
-Name conduct disorder specifiers.
-Identify differences between antisocial behavior and conduct disorder.
-Describe symptoms of conduct disorder.
-Name predictors of adolescent substance abuse.
-Explain the difference between juvenile and adult crime.
-Name seven facts about adolescent sexual offenders.
-Identify six factors regarding neuropsychological assessment of antisocial youth.
-List six coexisting diagnoses with conduct disorder.
-List stages of moral development.
-Identify four cognitive problems.
-Explain conduct problems.
-Name consequences associated with conduct disorder.
-Discuss personality assessment in clients with conduct disorder.
-Explain what is the function of an "anger thermometer."
-Explain what is an advantage of the "Interview Method".
-Name four types of intervention programs suitable for conduct disordered youth.
-Explain what is the "coercive spiral".
-Name three anger reducing techniques.
-Name three uses of the Hassle Log.
-Name the six "testing the limits" tactics used by conduct disordered youths.
-Explain what is a reason "verbally cornering" a child is not a good idea, however practiced by many therapists and teachers.
-Name the two biggest discipline mistakes.
-Name four ways to make simple requests more effective.
-Name the three steps in managing an assaultive incident effectively.
-Name four guidelines for using limited choices.
-Name the stages involved in implementing EBPs (evidence-based practices).


"The instructional level of this course is introductory, intermediate, or advanced depending on the learners clinical area of expertise."