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ERIC Number: ED208334
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Pages: 21
Abstractor: N/A
Mental Health Intervention with Prepubertal Children.
Russell, Roger A.; And Others
Little research has examined the practical techniques employed by psychologists working with children. To examine current practices in child psychotherapy, licensed psychologists in the state of Texas completed questionnaires about mental health intervention efforts with prepubertal children. Almost half of the 724 respondents indicated that they had some therapeutic involvement with children. The respondents tended to be engaged in a variety of work activities, but spent more time offering therapy in a private practice arrangement. The psychologists' practices mainly consisted of children with adjustment reactions, school problems, and learning disabilities. Psychologists preferred the use of family therapy and behavioral procedures; the majority saw their clients for relatively brief periods of time. The findings indicate that psychologists tend to work with only a small portion of those children in need of psychological services. (Author/RC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A