Treat the Family to Increase Efficacy in Treatment of Children
> 2/10/2006 2:26:03 PM

Dr. Jenny Isaacs explains, in this vlog entry, how the family unit is an important piece when treating children.

There is a great deal of research based evidence to support this practice, some of which can be found using these links:

Hemphill, S.A. & Littlefield, L. (2001). Evaluation of a short-term group therapy program for children with behavior problems and their parents. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 39, 823841.

Hoagwood, K. E. (2005). Family-based services in children's mental health: A research review and synthesis. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 46, 690

Kazdin, A. E., & Wassell, G. (2000). Therapeutic changes in children, parents, and families resulting from treatment of children with conduct problems. Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 39, 414-420.

Kazdin, A. E., & Whitley, M. K. (2003). Treatment of Parental Stress to Enhance Therapeutic Change Among Children Referred for Aggressive and Antisocial Behavior. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 71, 504515.


Comments

Um, this ain't exactly news. Try:Alexander, J. & Parsons, B.V. (1973). Short-term behavioral invervention with delinquent families: Impact on family processes and recidivism. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, (81), 219-225.Palazzoli-Selvini, M., Boscolo, L., Cecchin, G.F., & Prata, G. (1974). The treatment of children through brief therapy of their parents. Family Process (16), 429-442.Bowen, M. (1966). The use of family therapy in clinical practice. Comprehensive Psychiatry (7), 345-374.The ideas are 60 years old, the research is 30-40 years old. Better late to the party than not at all!
Posted by: DocG 2/15/2006 8:18:41 AM



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