Your patient is an eight-year-old male child who is extremely active and not doing well in school. After several visits and using the Conners CBRS, you diagnosed him with ADHD. His parents are divorced, and the father attends with the mother and is against medication but would like to talk about cognitive-behavioral approaches prior to starting medication. What is your approach with this child and his parents? What options would you present and why? If they agreed on a medication but later wanted to try the cognitive-behavioral approach to wean the child off of medication, what types of linear plan would you form, who would you involve in this plan, and how long would you expect this plan to be in place in order to show long-term improvements?
- Length: A minimum of 250 words, not including references
- Citations: At least one high-level scholarly reference in APA from within the last 5 years