NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
ERIC Number: EJ1097489
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jun
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1354-4187
Learning from the Experts: A Thematic Analysis of Parent's Experiences of Attending a Therapeutic Group for Parents of Children with Learning Disabilities and Challenging Behaviour
Thompson-Janes, Emily; Brice, Samuel; McElroy, Rebecca; Abbott, Jennie; Ball, June
British Journal of Learning Disabilities, v44 n2 p95-102 Jun 2016
The Confident Parenting group is a therapeutic group for parents of children with learning disabilities and challenging behaviour, which is informed by the principles of behavioural theory and acceptance and commitment therapy. Parent's experiences of the group were elicited through participation in a large focus group which followed a semistructured interview format with questions and discussion guided by the lead researcher. This aimed to elicit information about parent's overall experiences of attending the group and its perceived effectiveness. Thematic analysis was used to draw themes from parent's rich narratives. Four main themes were identified: (i) parent's pre-group narratives, (ii) barriers and solutions, (iii) positive "aspects" of Confident Parenting and (iv) positive "outcomes" of Confident Parenting. The themes highlighted how beneficial parents found Confident Parenting as well as raised helpful ideas about how to engage families where there are practical and personal barriers to attending.
Wiley-Blackwell. 350 Main Street, Malden, MA 02148. Tel: 800-835-6770; Tel: 781-388-8598; Fax: 781-388-8232; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A