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1. Introduction; 2. Underlying principles and concepts; 3. From principles to techniques: positive reinforcement; 4. From principles to techniques: punishment and extinction; 5. Characteristics of treatment; 6. Evidence: key findings, strengths and limitations; 7. Critical issues in applying and implementing treatment; 8. Parent management training in perspective; PARENT MANAGEMENT TRAINING TREATMENT MANUAL; 9. Pre-treatment introduction and orientation; 10. Defining, observing and recording behaviour; 11. Positive reinforcement: point incentive chart and praise; 12. Time out from reinforcement; 13. Attending and planned ignoring; 14. Shaping and school program; 15. Review and problem solving; 16. Family meeting; 17. Low-rate behaviours; 18. Reprimands; 19. Compromising (1st session); 20. Compromising (2nd session); 21. Skill review, practice, and termination

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Alan E. Kazdin, Ph.D. is Director and Chairman of the Child Study Center and John M. Musser Professor of Psychology at Yale University School of Medicine. He also Directs the Yale Child Conduct Clinic, an outpatient treatment service for children and their families. He received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Northwestern University (1970). Prior to coming to Yale, he was on the faculty of The Pennsylvania State University and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He has been a fellow of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, President of the Association for Advancement of Behavior Therapy, recipient of awards fro the American Psychological Association and the Association for Advancement, Chairman of the Psychology Department at Yale. He has been editor of various journals (Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, BehaviorTherapy, Psychological Assessment, Clinical Psychology, Science and Practice and Current Directions in Psychological Science). His research focuses primarily on the development, treatment, and clinical course of aggressive and antisocial behavior in children and adolescents and child, parent, family, and contextual influences that contribute to child dysfunction and therapeutic change. He has published over 550 articles and chapters and authored or edited over 35 books on treatment, child and adolescent disorders, and methodology and research design.

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