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ERIC Number: EJ1037117
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Aug
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3257
Brief Report: Effects of Solution-Focused Brief Therapy Group-Work on Promoting Post-Traumatic Growth of Mothers Who Have a Child with ASD
Zhang, Wei; Yan, Ting-ting; Du, Ya-song; Liu, Xiao-hong
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v44 n8 p2052-2056 Aug 2014
The study evaluated the impact of solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT) group-work on the post-traumatic growth (PTG) of mothers who have a child with ASD. A quasi-experimental design was used in which 43 mothers participated. 18 mothers in 2 SFBT groups (n = 9 in each group) received a 6-session SFBT group therapy while 25 mothers in a control group received no treatment. The Post-traumatic Growth Inventory was used to measure the PTG levels of the participants at baseline, post-treatment and 6-month follow-up assessments. Mothers who attended SFBT group-work reported higher PTG scores both at post-treatment (t = 4.065, p = 0.001) and 6-month follow-up (t = 2.980, p = 0.006) assessments. Further investigations to prove whether SFBT in groups can increase the positivity of clients would promote the use of SFBT.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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