Assessment of Conduct Problems Using an Integrated, Process-Oriented Approach

  • Tracy E. Rhodes
  • Mark R. Dadds


This chapter presents a practical guide on how to assess conduct problems using an integrated process-oriented approach. We will present a model that builds on current evidence-based knowledge of child conduct problems and the family and school settings in which these problems flourish or fail to flourish, as well as our clinical experience with working with these children. Traditionally, terms such as “delinquent,” “antisocial,” “aggressive,” “oppositional,” and/or “impulsive” have been used in research and clinical settings to capture the core characteristics of disruptive behavior disorders. Here, however, we will use the term conduct problems (CPs) to refer to the broad range of behavioral difficulties that are characteristic of Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) and Conduct Disorder (CD); non-compliance, defiance, aggression, and antisocial behaviors, such as lying, truancy, and theft.


Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Conduct Disorder Parenting Behavior Oppositional Defiant Disorder Family Functioning 
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  • Tracy E. Rhodes
    • 1
  • Mark R. Dadds
    • 1
  1. 1.University of New South WalesSydneyAustralia

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