Brendan Andrade (Alumni) - University of Toronto
|Award Type:||Career Development Award|
|Supervisor(s):||Dr. Rosemary Tannock|
|Project Title:||Social Cognitive Predictors of Outcome of Group Treatment for Children aged 8-12 with Disruptive Behaviour|
Dr. Brendan Andrade is a Registered Clinical Psychologist who has worked at a number of children's mental health facilities in Ontario and the east coast of Canada. He completed his Doctoral training at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia and is currently Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto and Clinician-Scientist in the Child Youth and Family Program at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). Dr. Andrade's research has focused on understanding the factors that contribute to and maintain disruptive behavior in childhood and on clinic- and community based intervention approaches for disruptive and aggressive behaviour. He is pursuing two lines of interrelated research: 1) The social- and neuro-cognitive correlates of aggressive and disruptive behaviour in childhood; and 2) Effectiveness and predictors of short- and long-term treatment outcome of children with disruptive behavior and their caregivers participating in cognitive-behavioural group treatment. This second line of research is highlighted by the Addressing Behaviour and Treatment Effectiveness (ABATE) project which is funded by a New Investigator Fellowship with the Ontario Mental Health Foundation. In this collaborative project Dr. Andrade and the Better Behaviours Service team at the CAMH are using a randomized and controlled methodology to test the effectiveness of a clinic-modified version of an evidence-based cognitive-behavioural group treatment program compared to individually based treatment. Findings from this investigation will contribute to a clearer understanding of which clinic-based treatments are most effective and enduring for children with disruptive behaviour and to which factors predict better treatment outcomes. Research findings from both lines of research will inform development of innovative and novel approaches to addressing the mental health needs of children with disruptive behaviour.