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Anti-Social Youth & Conduct Disorders

Ruth Herman Wells, MS

CE Credit: 3 Hours

Target Audience: Psychology CE | Counseling CE | Social Work CE | Occupational Therapy CEUs | Marriage & Family Therapy CE | School Psychology CE | Teaching CE

Learning Level: Intermediate

Course Type: Online

Course Abstract

Anti-Social Youth & Conduct Disorders is a 3-hour online continuing education (CE) course that offers tailored tools that you need to manage and help anti-social and conduct disordered youth and children. This course zeros in on the youngster who may damage property, defy authority, steal, lie, torment peers, manipulate and hurt others, disrupt classrooms, make threats, and break laws and rules. In the extreme, some of these youth may even engage in fire setting, sexual assault, or school violence. Anti-social youth and conduct disorders are among the hardest-to-manage youngsters. The conventional methods that work with other youngsters usually fail with this population. For this reason, many youth professionals become profoundly discouraged and frustrated, feeling that there is nothing that they can do to successfully manage this type of out-of-control youngster. The methods offered in this course are intended to be the tailored tools that you need to manage and help anti-social and conduct disordered youth and children.

Closeout course #30-30 | 2012 | 35 pages | 20 posttest questions

Learning Objectives

1.Identify aspects of the conduct-disordered child's distinct operating system
2.List specialized methods used with conduct-disordered youth to effectively prevent and manage misbehavior
3.Distinguish between diagnosed conduct disorders and undiagnosed, possible conduct disorders
4.Name ways to gauge and manage the potential for extreme violence by conduct disorders
5.Identify methods that have been demonstrated to be effective for use with conduct disorders
6.Identify commonly used, but contra-indicated methods that can exacerbate misbehavior in CDs
7.Identify realistic treatment goals for conduct disordered children and youth

Professional Development Resources is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Professional Development Resources maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Professional Development Resources is also approved by the Florida Board of Psychology and the Office of School Psychology and is CE Broker compliant (#50-1635 - all courses are reported within two business days of completion). Professional Development Resources, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists (#PSY-0145).


This online course provides instant access to the course materials (PDF download) and CE test. The course is text-based (reading) and the CE test is open-book (you can print the test to mark your answers on it while reading the course document).

Successful completion of this course involves passing an online test (80% required, 3 chances to take) and we ask that you also complete a brief course evaluation. Click here to learn more.

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About the Author(s)

Ruth Herman Wells, MS, is the Director and Founder of Youth Change Professional Development Workshops and author of several books for use with mainstream or troubled youth. Every year Ruth trains hundreds of counselors and youth professionals in staff development workshops, and conferences throughout the country. Ruth earned her M.S. degree in Psychology, Counseling and Social Work from Western Oregon State College.

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