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01-09-2017 | Original Paper

Therapeutic Alliance, Perceived Treatment Barriers, and Therapeutic Change in the Treatment of Children with Conduct Problems

Auteurs: Alan E. Kazdin, Emily McWhinney

Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Child and Family Studies | Uitgave 1/2018

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Abstract

We examined two emergent processes in treatment (parent-therapist alliance and perceived barriers to treatment participation) in parent management training for children (N = 234, 55 girls and 179 boys, ages 4–14) referred clinically for oppositional, aggressive, and antisocial behavior. We predicted that two parent characteristics (interpersonal relationships and quality of daily life) evaluated prior to treatment would predict quality of the therapeutic alliance and perceived barriers during treatment. Alliance and perceived barriers were significantly related to treatment outcome. Stronger alliance and fewer perceived barriers were associated with greater therapeutic change. Interpersonal relationships and quality of daily life, each represented with multiple measures, predicted quality of the therapeutic alliance and perceived barriers during treatment. Alliance and barriers continued to predict therapeutic change even after controlling for pretreatment predictors of these emergent processes.
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Metagegevens
Titel
Therapeutic Alliance, Perceived Treatment Barriers, and Therapeutic Change in the Treatment of Children with Conduct Problems
Auteurs
Alan E. Kazdin
Emily McWhinney
Publicatiedatum
01-09-2017
Uitgeverij
Springer US
Gepubliceerd in
Journal of Child and Family Studies / Uitgave 1/2018
Print ISSN: 1062-1024
Elektronisch ISSN: 1573-2843
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10826-017-0869-3

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