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Conduct Disorder and ODD

Abstract:

Social, emotional, and behavioral challenges in children are best understood through transactional models of development emphasizing factors associated with the child and environment and their reciprocal influences. Along these lines, conduct problems - often categorized as oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) and conduct disorder (CD) - can be conceived as the byproduct of incompatibility between child and environment, or what can be referred to as "child-environment incompatibility." The goal of assessment is to understand these incompatibilities; the goal of intervention is to address them. Numerous models of psychosocial treatment have been applied to conduct problems, many of them evidence-based. However, the fact that conduct problems remain a significant public health issue suggests that greater innovation in thinking and intervention are needed. The primary focus of this article was Collaborative Problem Solving, an innovative, "hybrid" psychosocial