alexa Pretreatment social relations, therapeutic alliance, and improvements in parenting practices in parent management training.
Infectious Diseases

Infectious Diseases

Air & Water Borne Diseases

Author(s): Kazdin AE, Whitley MK

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Abstract The authors examined the parent-therapist alliance in parent management training for children (N = 218; 53 girls and 165 boys, ages 2-14) referred clinically for oppositional, aggressive, and antisocial behavior. The interrelations of pretreatment parent social relationships, the parent-therapist alliance over the course of treatment, and improvements in parenting practices at the end of treatment were evaluated by different raters. As expected, the better the quality of the parent-therapist alliance, the greater the improvements in parenting practices by the end of treatment. Social relations of the parents prior to treatment were associated with the parent-therapist alliance during treatment and parental improvements at the end of treatment. The relation between the therapeutic alliance and improvement in parenting practices was partially explained by pretreatment parent social relations. Copyright 2006 APA This article was published in J Consult Clin Psychol and referenced in Air & Water Borne Diseases

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