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Disruptive Behavior Problems -Younger Children

As can be seen below, behavior therapy currently has the most research evidence for the treatment of disruptive behavior problems in young people. This treatment and the others listed below can be administered in a variety of different formats, each of which has varying levels of research support.

Please click here to read more about specific evidence-based treatment programs for disruptive behavior problems.

Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) & Conduct Disorder (CD)

What does this mean?
  • Individual Parent Management Training
Probably Efficacious
What does this mean?
  • Individual CBT
  • Problem-solving skills training (Standard; Plus practice; Plus parent management training)
  • Group assertiveness training (Counselor-led; Peer-led)
  • Multidimensional treatment foster care
Possibly Efficacious
What does this mean?
  • Group CBT
  • Group Parent Management Training
What does this mean?

Source: Eyberg, S. M., Nelson, M. M., & Boggs, S. R. (2008). Evidence-based psychosocial treatments for child and adolescent with disruptive behavior. Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology, 37, 215-237.

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