ERIC Number: EJ852584
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Apr
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Satisfaction with Components of the Therapeutic Model: Perspectives of Consumers and Professionals
Lazicki, Tammy A.; Vernberg, Eric M.; Roberts, Michael C.; Benson, Eric R.
Journal of Child and Family Studies, v17 n2 p264-276 Apr 2008
We provide information about consumer and provider perceptions using a mixed-model pilot study within the Intensive Mental Health Project (IMHP), a school-based treatment service for children with SED and their families. Caregiver, youth, and provider questionnaires developed for this project elicited quantitative and qualitative information on treatment satisfaction, therapeutic alliance, and active involvement in treatment. Caregivers and children overall had positive perceptions of the services they received through IMHP. Providers reported very good working relationships with most children and families. Consumers also provided constructive comments about how to improve services. Our results add support to the importance of therapeutic alliance and collaboration, which are guiding principles of the IMHP.
Descriptors: Caregivers, Counselor Client Relationship, Therapy, Mental Health Programs, Emotional Disturbances, Questionnaires, Counselor Attitudes, Outcomes of Treatment, Family Programs
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