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Treatment Plan Overviews Conduct Issues

Part of our behavioral health resources, this is a broad overview of our treatment plan for the treatment of conduct issues. Age- and gender-specific resources are available for adults and juveniles (males and females). For more information, feel free to contact us or fill out our phone consultation form.

Major Goals

1. Improve self-awareness, self-acceptance, and self-esteem

Objectives/treatment focus:

  • Understand contributing factors to own low self-esteem
  • Understand relationship between cognitive distortions and low self-esteem
  • Address issues of negative self-talk

2. Decrease defensiveness

Objectives/treatment focus:

  • Identify and address issues of denial and trust
  • Increase awareness of defensive behavior, by providing examples and encouraging resident to identify similar behaviors in his life
  • Address issues of defensiveness and counter-productive behavior in dealing with authority figures

3. Improve insight

Objectives/treatment focus:

  • Increase understanding of relationship between underlying vulnerability, triggers, feelings, thoughts, choices or behaviors
  • Increase understanding of pattern or “cycle” of problem behaviors

4. Improve coping

Objectives/treatment focus:

  • Keep life in “balance” through effective cognitive coping
  • Use effective coping skills to reduce impulsive behavior, and to provide enough time to evaluate options before acting

5. Develop appropriate communication skills and social skills

Objectives/treatment focus:

  • Encourage appropriate expression of thoughts and feelings
  • Teach assertive communication skills; and assertive body language
  • Provide vignettes or situations to learn appropriate responses
  • Role model and practice communication responses (verbal and non-verbal) for various situations and circumstances

6. Identify and address uncomfortable feelings

Objectives/treatment focus:

  • Use new vocabulary to support expression of thoughts and feelings
  • Identify specific feelings and issues more appropriate ways of coping with them
  • Better management of anger Reduce potential for violence

7. Improve aspects of family dynamics

Objectives/treatment focus:

  • Exploration and identification of family roles and boundaries issues.

8. Improve impulse control

Counselor activity.

9. Improve problem solving

Objectives/treatment focus:

  • Identify personal needs and goals, and problem solve how to reach goals
  • Encourage individual goal setting, and support efforts towards those goals
  • Support adoption of new (positive) values
  • Practice problem solving behavior and use of new coping skills
  • Identify areas of concern and practice appropriate new responses

See Also

The following pages may also be helpful:

Behavioral Health and Dual Diagnosis — specific behavioral health and dual diagnosis treatment planning and program resources for more than 20 DSM-IV diagnoses and issues, including conduct issues disorders, depression, PTSD, ADHD, etc. Behavioral health resources include counselors' tools, model treatment plans, and client workbooks. [more]

Phone Consultation Form — fill out this form if you are interested in purchasing our treatment programs. [more]