Cognitive-behavioral therapy for externalizing disorders in children and adolescents.


Journal Article (Review)

This article focuses on the use of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) strategies for children and adolescents with externalizing disorders. Following a description of risk factors for youth antisocial behavior, several components common to CBT interventions for youth with externalizing behaviors will be described. Using the Coping Power Program as a model, child treatment components including Emotion Awareness, Perspective Taking, Anger Management, Social Problem Solving, and Goal Setting will be reviewed. CBT strategies for parents of youth with disruptive behaviors will also be described. Finally, the article summarizes the evidence for the effectiveness of CBT strategies for externalizing disorders and presents specific outcome research on several programs that include CBT techniques.

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Cited Authors

  • Lochman, JE; Powell, NP; Boxmeyer, CL; Jimenez-Camargo, L

Published Date

  • April 2011

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 20 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 305 - 318

PubMed ID

  • 21440857

Pubmed Central ID

  • 21440857

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1558-0490

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1056-4993

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.chc.2011.01.005


  • eng