Coping Power per adolescenti con Disturbo da Comportamento Dirompente

Translated title of the contribution: Coping power for adolescents with disruptive behaviour disorder

Pietro Muratori, Carlotta Bertini, Annarita Milone, Giulia Mori, John E. Lochman

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Prevention and intervention at a young age are preferable; however, studies indicate that approximately half of all serious teen behavioural problems are first treated in adolescence. Evidence suggests that interventions, which improve parenting skills, are associated with reductions in problem behavioural problems. However, programmes for behaviour problems in adolescents are generally less effective than those for younger patients. This study describes the effectiveness evaluation of Coping Power adapted for adolescents with Disruptive Behaviour Disorder diagnosis. The sample included 55 Italian adolescents: 28 treated with Coping Power; 27 with a multi-component intervention based on cognitive behavioural principles and practices. The results show that Coping Power is more effective than other treatment models in reducing adolescents’ aggressive behaviours. These results support the importance of disseminating manualised and evidence-based intervention programmes in mental health services.

Translated title of the contributionCoping power for adolescents with disruptive behaviour disorder
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)169-181
Number of pages13
JournalPsicoterapia Cognitiva e Comportamentale
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology


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