ERIC Number: ED303748
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Sep
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Review of the Psychological Effects of Divorce throughout the Lifespan Including Implications for Clinical Treatment.
Hall, Pamela E.
This document presents a comprehensive review of the literature on the psychological effects of divorce from the preschool years through adulthood. Topics discussed include the developmental perspective on divorce through various age groups; divorce as an event or process; and the role of the mental health professional. This review provides an interdisciplinary perspective combining research and clinical findings about the effects of parental divorce in childhood on subsequent psychological development. References from 153 professional journals and popular literature are cited and various approaches to clinical treatment are described. Recommendations for use of a consultation model are included. The research findings presented highlight both positive and negative aspects of parental divorce and specify areas of controversy which still require further investigation. The document states the information is intended for application in the clinical, school, and community realm and is designed for use by mental health and child-oriented professionals. It can be used by individuals who are not in the mental health field such as parents, teachers, etc., however, it is recommended that mental health professionals be available to clarify technical terms regarding psychological theory. (Author/ABL)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations; Information Analyses
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, Pace Univeristy.