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What separates a person prone to anger outbursts, defiant behavior, and impulse control issues who doesn’t commit crimes from another person with the same behavior and emotional profile who does go on to commit criminal acts? If we can effectively screen for this combination, then we are well on our way to being able to understand it, and then treat it toward prevention. Join Dr. Jerrod Brown as he takes you on a journey into conduct disorder and disruptive, impulse control behavior profiles and how they may be associated with a propensity to commit violent crime. After taking this training, you will be equipped with the skills to prevent the possible commission of a violent act before it occurs, helping to potentially save multiple lives in the process!

Disruptive, impulse-control, and conduct disorders are characterized by symptoms of aggression, angry outbursts, antisocial behaviors, self-control problems, defiance of authority figures, impulsivity, and uncooperative and defiant behaviors. In combination with other environmental, family, socio-emotional, and physical health factors, these multi-faceted conditions can contribute to a host of consequences, including an increased risk of criminality. This training is designed to increase understanding of the causes, consequences, and implications these disorders have on criminal offending behavior. Interviewing, screening, ans intervention approaches will also be discussed in this training. Related topics considered during this training will include criminal recidivism, anger, violence, and aggression, rumination, psychopathology, adverse childhood experiences, alexithymia, metacognition, substance misuse, head trauma, hypothalamic–pituitary–adrenal (HPA) axis dysregulation, central, nervous system dysfunction, impulsivity, theory of mind, adaptive functioning, sleep problems, special needs populations, and antisocial behavior to name a few. Empirically based research findings will be discussed throughout this training.



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This training will provide participants clinical knowledge and tools to:

a). Define disruptive, impulse-control, and conduct disorders.

b). Learn and describe the common causes and consequences associated with disruptive, impulse-control, and conduct disorders.

c). Learn and understand at least 3 interviewing, screening, and intervention options.

d). Understand and describe the role and impact disruptive, impulse-control, and conduct disorders have on criminal offending behavior.

e). Acquire an understanding of the existing empirical research on disruptive, impulse-control, and conduct disorders.


Target Audience:

Mental health counselors, psychologists, social workers, drug and alcohol counselors, marriage and family therapists, telehealth treatment professionals, and other clinical mental health professionals.


Instructional Level: Intermediate

Instructor(s): Jerrod Brown, PhD, MA, MS, MS, MS

Material Author(s): Jerrod Brown, PhD, MA, MS, MS, MS

Jerrod Brown, Ph.D., M.A., M.S., M.S., M.S., is a professor, trainer, researcher, and consultant with multiple years of experience teaching collegiate courses. Jerrod is also the founder and CEO of the American Institute for the Advancement of Forensic Studies (AIAFS). Jerrod has also provided consultation services to a number of caregivers, professionals, and organizations pertaining to topics related to autism spectrum disorder (ASD), fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD), confabulation, suggestibility, trauma and other life adversities, traumatic brain injury (TBI), and youth firesetting. Jerrod has completed four separate master’s degree programs and holds graduate certificates in Neuropsychology, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Other Health Disabilities (OHD), and Traumatic-Brain Injuries (TBI). Jerrod has also conducted over 200 workshops, webinars, and on-demand trainings for various organizations and professional and student audiences. In 2021, Jerrod completed a post-doctoral certificate in Leadership and Organizational Strategy from Walden University and a Professional Certificate in Forensic Psychology from San Diego State University Global Campus. Currently, Jerrod is pursuing a graduate certificate in Neuroscience and the Law from Michigan State University. Jerrod has published several articles and book chapters, and recently, co-edited the book Forensic Mental Health: A Source Guide for Professionals (Brown & Weinkauf, 2018) with Erv Weinkauf. Jerrod is also regularly featured on several national and international podcast programs. Email:

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