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Question 1: A child bumps his knee against a desk and kicks the desk, accusing it of hurting him. He tells his mother that the desk was purposely mean to him. Which stage of cognitive development is this child at?

  1. Concrete operational

  2. Preoperational

  3. Formal operations

  4. Sensorimotor


Reference: Dulcan MK. Dulcan’s Textbook of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Arlington, VA: American Publishing Inc. 2010.


Question 2: Which of the following is the most evidence-based therapy for conduct disorder?

  1. Parent-child interaction therapy (PCIT)

  2. Parent management training (PMT)

  3. Multisystemic therapy (MST)

  4. Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)


Reference: 1. Van der Stouwe T, et al. The Effectiveness of Multisystemic Therapy (MST): A Meta-Analysis. Clinical Psychology Review. 2014;34(6):468–481.2. Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology. Multisystemic Therapy for Disruptive Behavior Problems & Substance Abuse. 2015. Available from:

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