Conduct disorders are common between ADHD, some series has shown that even almost 40% of patients develop some of the two main diagnosis: ODD or CD.
That comorbidity between ADHD and ODD or CD has made that treatment become complex and requires different interventions.
One field of treatment has been parental functioning.
It has been common that reward or punishment as two effective strategies modulate familiar interactions when they are referred to AHD sons.
However, in a long time, they failed to improve functioning, and frustration appears.
Attachment somehow is been hidden behind diagnosis and treatment, and family stop its evolution repeating wrong strategies.
Group therapy is a well-known tool that may help with this dysfunction in two ways: psychoeducation and debriefing.
The aim of this work is to resume our experience working with parents in a group therapy model.
We have found that affective symptoms are common between parents, ant that they difficult parenting strategies.
Taking that into account we promoted emotional expression using debriefing groups as model, before introducing psychoeducational issues.
Our hypothesis is that change is not possible if there is not a corrective attachment experience that let parents recover their role.
We use it as a complementary tool to family and individual therapy.
We will explain this model and its results based in therapists’ and patients’ experiences using open interviews.
Disclosure of interest
The authors have not supplied their declaration of competing interest.