John R. Weisz, PhD, ABPP, is Professor of Psychology at Harvard University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, and Professor at Harvard Medical School. He is also President and CEO of the Judge Baker Children?s Center, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School specializing in child and adolescent mental health research, training, direct service, and media outreach. Dr. Weisz has previously held faculty positions at Cornell University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and the University of California, Los Angeles. He has served as President of the Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology and of the International Society for Research in Child and Adolescent Psychopathology. Dr. Weisz is Director of the Research Network on Youth Mental Health, sponsored since 2001 by the MacArthur Foundation. His books and articles focus on youth problem behavior and psychotherapy for children and adolescents.
Alan E. Kazdin, PhD, ABPP,ÿ is the John M. Musser Professor of Psychology and Child Psychiatry at Yale University and Director of the Yale Parenting Center and Child Conduct Clinic, an outpatient treatment service for children and families. He has served as President of the American Psychological Association and received its Outstanding Lifetime Contribution to Psychology Award in 2009.ÿ At Yale, he has been Chairman of the Psychology Department, Director and Chair of the Yale Child Study Center at the School of Medicine, and Director of Child Psychiatric Services at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Kazdin?s work focuses on child-rearing practices and the treatment of oppositional, aggressive, and antisocial behavior among children and adolescents.ÿ He has authored or edited more than 650 articles, chapters, and books.ÿ His 45 books focus on child and adolescent psychotherapy, parenting, aggressive and antisocial behavior, and methodology and research design.ÿ
The newly revised edition of this volume describes the nature of conduct disorder, incorporating the most important findings since the publication of the original. The author draws on current research and clinical work from a variety of fields to explore such topics as: psychiatric diagnosis; child-rearing practices; parent psychopathology; sex differences in development; i