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ERIC Number: EJ916724
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Mar
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 47
ISSN: ISSN-1063-4266
Ethnic Similarity, Therapist Adherence, and Long-Term Multisystemic Therapy Outcomes
Chapman, Jason E.; Schoenwald, Sonja K.
Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, v19 n1 p3-16 Mar 2011
The current study investigated relations among ethnic similarity in caregiver-therapist pairs of youth participating in Multisystemic Therapy, therapist adherence, and youth long-term behavioral and criminal outcomes. Participants were 1,979 youth and families treated by 429 therapists across provider organizations in 45 sites. Relations were found, independently, and in the presence of ethnic similarity, between adherence and reductions in youth externalizing and internalizing behavior problems 1-year posttreatment and youth criminal charges 4 years posttreatment. Relations between ethnic similarity and outcomes were found only for reductions in youth externalizing behavior problems and not when adherence was included in the model. Adherence ratings were higher, however, in ethnically similar caregiver-therapist pairs, and evidence was found that this increased adherence predicted slightly better outcomes for youth. Implications for further research and clinical practice are considered. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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