ERIC Number: ED217307
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Families with Noncompliant Children: Applications of the Systemic Model.
Neilans, Thomas H.; And Others
This paper describes the application of a systems approach model to assessing families with a labeled noncompliant child. The first section describes and comments on the applied methodology for the model. The second section describes the classification of 61 families containing a child labeled by the family as noncompliant. An analysis of data from the 61 families is discussed, which reveals that 4 district patterns account for 100% of the cases. Each of the four patterns, named after dances to reflect each particular pattern's own "beat" and repetitive structure, are labeled as the "Fox Trot," the "Rhumba," the "Tango," and the "Minuet" and discussed in detail. For each pattern, the number of families from each structure exhibiting the pattern is described along with the conceptualizations important for each pattern. The way that families frame their problem and their expectations for therapy are also discussed in the context of each dance pattern. (Author/NRB)
Publication Type: Reports - General; Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (89th, Los Angeles, CA, August 24-26, 1981). For related document, see CG 015 912.