Intervening in Adolescent Problem Behavior

A Family-Centered Approach

Thomas J. Dishion and Kate Kavanagh

May 22, 2003
ISBN 9781572308749
Price: $78.00
243 Pages
Size: 6" x 9"
January 28, 2005
ISBN 9781593851729
Price: $33.00
243 Pages
Size: 6" x 9"

“This is a book that will appeal to clinicians with an interest in this area and who are thinking about the provision of services for this troubled and notoriously hard-to-treat population. It certainly provokes thought and brings in a variety of interesting concepts.”

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Journal

“This book will be particularly useful to beginning psychiatrists, psychologists, and social workers who are interested in an ecological approach to working with adolescents and their families. It provides a clear understanding of the purpose of various program phases, such as prevention, assessment, feedback, and intervention.”

Psychiatric Services

“Over the past 20 years, Dishion and Kavanagh have made many major contributions to our understanding of the development of antisocial behavior in adolescents. This much-anticipated volume details, with great clarity, an extremely well-conceived array of clinical interventions for such youth. This volume will be of great practical value to practitioners within the fields of social work, psychology, and psychiatry.”

—Scott W. Henggeler, PhD, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Medical University of South Carolina

“This volume represents a second-generation approach to using parent management training to treat children with conduct disorders and their families. The bold and innovative interventions described here form the first step toward integration of home- and school-based empirically grounded treatments. This is a tremendous effort that helps move the field toward interventions that include parents, teachers, and clinicians working toward shared goals.”

—Gerald R. Patterson, PhD, Oregon Social Learning Center

“Dishion and Kavanagh have written a terrific book detailing their family intervention model. Their approach to adolescent problem behavior is systematic, flexible, and well justified. This evidence-supported intervention is the state of the art in prevention, providing multilevel strategies to match the needs of specific young people and families.”

—Ron Prinz, PhD, Department of Psychology, University of South Carolina