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Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health Disorder-long-term Effects on Delinquency in a Randomized Controlled Trial

About the Course:

This course examines the effect of multidimensional family therapy (MDFT) and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) on delinquency in adolescents with substance use disorder (SUD) in the Netherlands. The authors conducted an randomized control trial (RCT). The measurements were: age, gender, type of crime, conduct disorder (CD) and opposititional defiant Disorder (ODD), age, history of crimes, family functioning, severe cannabis use, and severe psychological involvement with substance use. The outcome contradicted previous studies.

This course is based on the article, (Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health disorder-long-term effects on delinquency in a randomized controlled trial created by Thimo M. van der Pol, MD et al. in 2018.

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Course Material Authors

Course Material Authors authored the material only, and were not involved in creating this CE course. They are identified here for your own evaluation of the relevancy of the material this course is based on.

Thimo M. van der Pol, MD

Thimo M. van der Pol, MD is a senior researcher at the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. He has published multiple articles in peer reviewed journals.

Vincent Hendriks

Vincent Hendriks is professor of Addiction and psychiatric comorbidity in young people and works in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Leiden University Medical Center. He has published multiple articles in peer reviewed journals.

Henk Rigter, Ph.D.

Dr. Rigter works at the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Curium-Leiden University Medical Center. He has published over 100 articles in peer reviewed journals.

Course Creator

L.A. Rankin

L.A. Rankin is a social worker with experience in many different settings with a variety of clients. She has worked with dementia and Alzheimers patients, dual diagnosis MH/MR, in a battered women’s shelter, and a rape crisis center. She also has 11 years of experience as a child protective social worker, where she earned certificates in domestic abuse/family violence and substance abuse.

Recommended For:

Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers. This course is appropriate for all levels of knowledge. This content is at the intermediate level.

Course Objectives:

  1. Acknowledge the co-occurrence of SUD and delinquency.

  2. Identify which treatments are beneficial in this population.

  3. Summarize the study outcome and recommendations.

Course Material

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Course Number 102768
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