Effectiveness of Varying Treatments for Conduct Disorder

Description:  This is a graduate level course in child and adolescent psychopathology, assessment and treatment. The course will cover DSM-V child and adolescent disorders. The course will review prevalence, etiology, diagnostic criteria, co-morbidity, sampling patterns, assessment and treatment strategies, and outcomes across major childhood and adolescent emotional and behavioral disorders. Teaching methods will include lecture, reading, class discussion, class activities, videos, case reviews and peer presentations.


ObjectivesAfter successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

• Demonstrate competency in multi-modal, multi-method assessment of a variety of childhood disorders;

• Demonstrate an understanding of the DSM-5 taxonomy of child and adolescent behavioral disorders;

• Critically review the empirical literature as it pertains to the strengths and weaknesses of the DSM-5

taxonomy of child and adolescent behavioral disorders;

• Demonstrate an understanding of how the literature reviewed in the course may be applied in clinical


• Communicate an awareness of how co-morbidity, family dynamics, gender, and culture frequently

complicate clinical presentation and significantly influence outcome;

• Demonstrate an understanding of assessment instruments and strategies utilized in diagnosing and

developing a treatment plan for child and adolescent emotional and behavioral disorders;

• Demonstrate an understanding of empirically supported treatments for child and adolescent emotional and

behavioral disorders.


Textbooks:  There will be one required textbook and several supplemental texts and articles:



Mash, E. & Barkley, R. (Ed.) (2006).  Treatment of Childhood Disorders (3rd Ed.). New York: Guilford Press.


Chorpita, B. F., Daleiden, E. L., Ebesutani, C., Young, J., Becker, K. D., Nakamura, B. J., Phillips, L., Ward, A. Lynch, R., Trent, L., Smith, R. L., Okamura, K., & Starace, N. (2011).  Evidence-based treatment for children and adolescents: An updated review of indicators of efficacy and effectiveness. Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, 18(2), 154-172.



American Psychiatric Association (2013). Diagnostic and statistical manual of the mental disorders- 5th

     Edition. Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Press, Inc. (DSM-5)


Mash, E. & Barkley, R. (Ed.) (2003). Child psychopathology (2nd Ed.). New York: Guilford Press. (MB)

Mash, E. & Terdal, L. (2010). Assessment of childhood disorders (4th Ed.).  New York: Guilford Press. (MT)





Additional Readings:

1. ADHD – Fabiano, G. A., Pelham Jr., W. E., Coles, E. K., Gnagy, E. M., Chronis-Tuscano, A., & O’Connor,

B. C. (2009).  A meta-analysis of behavioral treatments for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Clinical

Psychology Review, 29(2), 129-140.


1a. Rajendran, K., Rindskopf, D., O’neill, S., Marks, D. J., Nomura, Y., & Halperin, J. M. (2013).

     Neuropsychological functioning and severity of ADHD in early childhood: A four-year cross-lagged study.

     Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 122 (4), 1179-1188.


2. CD – Burt, S. A. (2009).  Rethinking environmental contributions to child and adolescent psychopathology:

A meta​-​analysis of shared environmental influences. Psychological Bulletin, 135(4), 608-637.


3. DEPR –  McLeod, B. D., Weisz, J. R., & Wood, J. J. (2007). Examining the association between parenting

and childhood depression: A meta​-​analysis.  Clinical Psychology Review, 27(8), 986-1003.


3a. DMDD – http://www.psychiatrictimes.com/articles/dsm-5-approves-new-fad-diagnosis-child-psychiatry-antipsychotic-use-likely-rise


4. ANX – Van der Bruggen, C. O., Stams, G. J., & Bögels, S. M. (2008).  Research review: The relation

between child and parent anxiety and parental control: A meta​-​analytic review.  Journal of Child

     Psychology and Psychiatry, 49(12), 1257-1269.


4a. ANX – McLeod, B.D., Wook, J. J., & Weisz, J. R. (2007).  Examining the association between parenting

and childhood anxiety: A meta-analysis. Clinical Psychology Review, 27, 155 – 172.


5. PTSD – Brown, E. J., Pearlman, M. Y., & Goodman, R. F. (2004).  Facing fears and sadness: Cognitive-

behavioral therapy for childhood traumatic grief.  Harvard Review of Psychiatry, 12(4), 187-198.


6. SA – Waldron, H. B. & Turner, C. W. (2008) Evidence​-​based psychosocial treatments for adolescent substance abuse.  Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 37(1), 238-261.


7. PDD – Helt, M., Kelley, E., Kinsbourne, M., Boorstein, H., Fein, D., Herbert, M., & Pandey, J. (2008).  Can

children with autism recover? If so, how? Neuropsychology Review, 18(4), 339-366.


8. SCZ – Asarnow, J. R., Tompson, M. C., & McGrath, E. P. (2004).  Annotation: Childhood-onset

schizophrenia: clinical and treatment issues.  Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 45(2), 180-194.


9. ED –  Grabe, S., Ward, L. M., and Hyde, J. S. (2008). The role of the media in body image concerns among

women: A meta-analysis of experimental and correlational studies. Psychological Bulletin, 134(3),



9b. ED – Thomas, J. J., Vartanian, L. R., & Brownell, K. D. (2009). The relationship between Eating Disorder

Not Otherwise Specified (ED-NOS) and officially recognized eating disorders: Meta-analysis and

implications for DSM.  Psychological Bulletin, 135(3), 407–433.


10. NP – Frith, C. D. (2006).  The value of brain imaging in the study of development and its disorders.

Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 47(10), 979-982.

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