ERIC Number: EJ779443
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002
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Family-Based Empirically Supported Interventions
Sexton, Thomas L.; Alexander, James F.
Counseling Psychologist, v30 n2 p238-261 2002
In this article, the authors evaluate family-based counseling interventions from the perspective of the Principles of Empirically Supported Interventions (PESI). At the broadest level of evidence, both the qualitative and meta-analytic reviews provide substantial support for the general efficacy of family-based interventions. At more specific levels of evidence, family-based intervention programs that target at-risk adolescents demonstrate clinical success with a variety of clients and problems, in many locales, when delivered by a range of interventionists. Finally, the authors provide some thoughts on the current state of family-based intervention research and the value of the PESI criteria for identifying and developing effective treatments, as well as guiding future family-based research.
Descriptors: Intervention, Prevention, Family Programs, Counseling Techniques, Qualitative Research, Meta Analysis, At Risk Persons, Adolescents, Evaluation Criteria
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