Adapting Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Children and Adolescents with Complex Symptoms of Neurodevelopmental Disorders and Conduct DisordersChoo C*
School of Health Professions, Murdoch University, 90 South St, WA 6150, Australia
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- Dr. Choo C
School of Health Professions, Murdoch University
90 South St, WA 6150, Australia
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Received date: June 03 2014; Accepted date: July 02 2014; Published date: July 15 2014
Citation: Choo C (2014) Adapting Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Children and Adolescents with Complex Symptoms of Neurodevelopmental Disorders and Conduct Disorders. J Psychol Abnorm Child 3:124. doi:10.4172/2329-9525.1000124
Copyright: © 2014 Choo C, This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) describes a group of psychotherapeutic techniques in which psychological distress and maladaptive behaviors are treated by changing cognitions and behaviors. Literature provides support for CBT as an effective intervention for children and adolescents, however, there is limited literature on how CBT can be adapted for children and adolescents with Neurodevelopmental Disorders and Conduct Disorders. This paper reviews relevant literature, and comments on how CBT can be adapted for children and adolescents with complex symptoms of Neurodevelopmental Disorders and Conduct Disorders, with a discussion of practical applications.