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ERIC Number: EJ796615
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 8
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 31
ISSN: ISSN-1066-4807
Structural Techniques for Engaging Reluctant Parents in Counseling
Kindsvatter, Aaron; Duba, Jill D.; Dean, Erin P.
Family Journal: Counseling and Therapy for Couples and Families, v16 n3 p204-211 2008
Parents sometimes present their children for counseling with the hope that counselors can resolve or ameliorate their children's "pathology." Often what is presented or understood by parents as the individual pathology of children in fact has a relational component involving parental interactions with the children. However, some parents may initially be reluctant consumers of the counseling process. Yet, parental involvement is important because parents may not only be contributors to the problem that their children are experiencing, but the best resource to assist their children in developing positive mental health. This article describes structural interventions for engaging reluctant parents in counseling. (Contains 1 note.)
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Language: English
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