About the authors ix Preface xi Foreword xiii 1. Behaviours and disorders 1 2. Developmental perspectives 11 3. Basic issues on aetiology 25 4. Individual characteristics 33 5. Environmental characteristics 67 6. Clinical assessment 93 7. Intervention and intervention development 117 8. Behavioural parent training 129 9. Cognitive-behavioural therapy 141 10. Pharmacotherapy 159 11. Multicomponent intervention 167 12. Factors that infl uence intervention delivery and outcomes 181 References 201 Index 253
Walter Matthys is Professor of Aggression in Children at Utrecht University, The Netherlands, and a clinical psychiatrist at the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University Medical Centre, Utrecht. His research at the Rudolf Magnus Institute of Neuroscience focuses on neurobiological and psychological characteristics in children and adolescents with disruptive behaviour disorders, and the interventions to prevent and treat these disorders. John E. Lochman is Professor and Doddridge Saxon Chairholder in Clinical Psychology at The University of Alabama, where he also directs the Center for Prevention of Youth Behavior Problems. He is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology , serves on the Board for Society for Prevention Research, and is President of the American Board for Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology. His research interests are centred on risk factors, social cognition, and intervention and prevention with aggressive children.