Date Approved

5-7-2004

Embargo Period

4-26-2016

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A. in Mental Health Counseling

Department

Psychology

College

College of Science & Mathematics

First Advisor

Perez-Rivera, Katherine

Subject(s)

Behavior disorders in children; Psychotherapy

Disciplines

Psychology

Abstract

The purposes of this case study were to: (1) complete a thorough psychosocial assessment on a psychotherapy client, (2) to attribute the most accurate diagnosis, and (3) explain the most beneficial empirical treatment through research and review. The case study consisted of a single 17-year-old Hispanic male who resided in a group home. Data was obtained through individual therapy sessions and two self-report inventories. Findings indicated that client met criteria for Disruptive Behavioral Disorder, Not Otherwise Specified (DBD, NOS). Treatment research was done on Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) for two reasons: (1) due to insufficient studies on DBD, NOS, and (2) client met the majority of criteria for ODD. In conclusion, Multidimensional Family Therapy along with supportive-expressive and cognitive behavioral techniques were deemed to be the most appropriate treatment for this client.

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