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ERIC Number: EJ944879
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Aug
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-0890-8567
Child-Parent Psychotherapy: 6-Month Follow-up of a Randomized Controlled Trial
Lieberman, Alicia F.; Ippen, Chandra Ghosh; Van Horn, Patricia
Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, v45 n8 p913-918 Aug 2006
Objective: To examine the durability of improvement in child and maternal symptoms 6 months after termination of child-parent psychotherapy (CPP). Method: Seventy-five multiethnic preschool-age child-mother dyads from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds were randomly assigned to (1) CPP or (2) case management plus community referral for individual treatment. Children were 3 to 5 years old. Follow-up assessments were conducted 6 months after the end of a 1-year treatment period. Mothers completed the Child Behavior Checklist and the Symptom Checklist Revised to assess child's and mother's symptoms. Results: For treatment completers, general linear model (GLM) repeated-measures analyses support the durability of CPP with significant group x time interactions for children's total behavior problems and mothers' general distress. Intent-to-treat analyses revealed similar findings for children's behavior problems but were not significant for maternal symptoms. Conclusions: The findings provide additional evidence of the efficacy and durability of CPP with this population and highlight the importance of a relationship focus in the treatment of traumatized preschoolers. (Contains 1 table and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Child Behavior Checklist