Disruptive Behavior Disorders in Children

Meredith Weber and Erica Burgoon

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Children and teenagers who present with externalizing disorders such as conduct disorder or impulse control disorder can be incredibly challenging for their parents, teachers, and loved ones. The behaviors of these children can also be vexing for schools and other systems in which they are educated and treated. These children are at increased risk for delinquency, educational problems, and other outcomes, which may negatively impact their lives. These behaviors and the resultant consequences also pose steep costs to our society.

This volume will provide those who work with children a description of best practice in diagnosing and treating children with disruptive behavior disorders, including management of risk. It will also address what is evidence-based practice versus ill-informed policy so that those who work, live with and teach children with challenging behaviors can best help them succeed.

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Meredith Weber

Meredith Weber, Ph.D., NCSP, is an Assistant Professor and the Coordinator of the School Psychology Program at Temple University. She received her Ph.D. in School Psychology from the APA-accredited program at Temple University. She is a licensed psychologist in Pennsylvania, and maintains certifications as a School Psychologist nationally (NCSP) and in Pennsylvania.

Erica Burgoon

Erica Burgoon, Ph.D. is a Regional Psychologist Supervisor in the Delaware Division of Prevention and Behavioral Health, a division of Delaware's Department of Children, Youth, and Families that provides eligible youth and families with coordination and authorization of behavioral healthcare and other care management needs. She works specifically with youth involved in diversionary mental health and drug courts and collaborates with the family court and division of juvenile probation to ensure the coordination of legal and treatment needs.