ERIC Number: ED218874
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Treatment Contract with Parents of Emotionally Disturbed Children.
Wadsworth, Ann Jackson
Contracting, the process of engaging one or both parents in the delivery of psychiatric services to the child, is an essential condition for successful treatment and parental collaboration around management of the emotionally disturbed child. There are three components of the treatment contract: emotional, cognitive, and practical support. Common problems in establishing the contract include the parents' own psychopathology and emotional turbulence and the professonals' own reaction to the perceived negative presentation of parents. Case examples illustrate problems encountered with parents and the factors of the treatment contract. (SB)
Descriptors: Contracts, Cooperation, Emotional Disturbances, Parent Attitudes, Parent Participation, Psychiatric Services, Therapy
Bellevue Psychiatric Hospital, Ann Jackson Wadsworth, 30th St. and 1st Ave., New York, NY 10016.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Orthopsychiatric Association (59th, San Francisco, CA, March 29-April 3, 1982).