Occupational Therapy for Conduct Disorder

Our specialist mental health occupational therapists provide therapy online for people with conduct disorder. 

We are a registered NDIS provider and use an inclusive approach to therapy, where the person can be in the comfort and familiarity of their own home.

How can occupational therapy benefit people with conduct disorder?

A mental health occupational therapist is different from a psychologist or psychiatrist. Mental health occupational therapists look at how your condition affects the functional aspects of your life and work with you on ways to improve this.

Occupational therapy can benefit people with conduct disorder in a variety of ways:

1. Skill development: Occupational therapists can help individuals with conduct disorder develop essential life skills such as self-control, problem-solving, decision-making, and communication skills. These skills can enable them to manage their behavior better and make more positive choices.

2. Emotional regulation: Conduct disorder often involves difficulty regulating emotions, leading to impulsive and aggressive behaviors. Occupational therapists can teach individuals techniques to recognize and control their emotions, allowing them to respond more appropriately in challenging situations.

3. Social skills training: Occupational therapists can provide social skills training to help individuals with conduct disorder improve their interactions with others. This can involve teaching appropriate behaviors, empathy, perspective-taking, and conflict resolution skills, enhancing their ability to build positive relationships.

4. Anger and stress management: Occupational therapists can help individuals with conduct disorder learn effective techniques to manage their anger and stress. This includes teaching relaxation techniques, problem-solving strategies, and healthy coping mechanisms to prevent aggressive or impulsive reactions.

5. Sensory integration therapy: Some individuals with conduct disorder may have sensory processing difficulties, which can contribute to their behavior problems. Occupational therapists can provide sensory integration therapy to help individuals regulate their sensory experiences, improving attention, focus, and behavior.

6. Daily routine and structure: Occupational therapists can work with individuals with conduct disorder to establish consistent daily routines and structured environments. This can enhance predictability, reduce frustration, and improve behavioral control by providing a sense of stability and organization.

7. Home and school interventions: Occupational therapists can collaborate with families, teachers, and other professionals to develop strategies and interventions for managing challenging behaviors in home and school settings. This may involve modifying the environment, implementing behavior management plans, and providing support and education to caregivers and educators.

Overall, occupational therapy interventions for people with conduct disorder aim to promote self-regulation, positive behavioral choices, social skills development, and improved functioning in various areas of their lives.

Occupational therapy assessments for conduct disorder

We are able to provide many types of occupational therapy assessments online, including Functional Capacity Assessments (FCA) and reports required for the NDIS. Please see this article for more information on assessments we can provide.

NDIS registered provider

We are a registered NDIS provider and work with self-managed, plan-managed and agency-managed clients. 


If your are an NDIS provider or support coordinator we can provide reliable occupational therapy for clients with conduct disorder in any location. Refer a client and we’ll connect you to the right clinician. 

Is online occupational therapy effective?

Yes! A growing body of evidence shows that online delivery of therapy can be as effective as face to face. Online therapy has many other benefits too, including being convenient and accessible for people in regional and rural areas.  

How does online occupational therapy work?

At Umbo online therapy is not just zoom plus business-as-usual. It’s much more diverse than simply videoconferencing. Umbo therapists provide an individualised approach to each person, using the latest evidence, and a variety of technologies and engagement techniques.

Umbo champions person-centred therapy. It means the person and their family/support people leads the conversation. We believe that the most effective therapy occurs when support is given in the environment where the person lives, learns, works or plays. Therefore we work with the family, and teach skills to you or to other supporters. This means you’re achieving real-life goals, rather than just achieving goals in a clinic.

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