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Robbins, Michael S.; Feaster, Daniel J.; Horigian, Viviana E.; Puccinelli, Marc J.; Henderson, Craig; Szapocznik, Jose – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 2011
Objective: Therapist adherence has been shown to predict clinical outcomes in family therapy. In prior studies, adherence has been represented broadly by core principles and a consistent family (vs. individual) focus. To date, these studies have not captured the range of clinical skills that are represented in complex family-based approaches or…
Descriptors: Drug Abuse, Factor Structure, Adolescents, Family Counseling
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Henderson, Craig E.; Dakof, Gayle A.; Greenbaum, Paul E.; Liddle, Howard A. – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 2010
Objective: We used growth mixture modeling to examine heterogeneity in treatment response in a secondary analysis of 2 randomized controlled trials testing multidimensional family therapy (MDFT), an established evidence-based therapy for adolescent drug abuse and delinquency. Method: The first study compared 2 evidence-based adolescent substance…
Descriptors: Drug Abuse, Drug Use, Adolescents, Family Counseling
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Mccrady, Barbara S.; Epstein, Elizabeth E.; Cook, Sharon; Jensen, Noelle; Hildebrandt, Thomas – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 2009
Although alcohol use disorders (AUDs) adversely affect women, research on efficacious treatments for women is limited. In this randomized efficacy trial of 102 heterosexual women with AUDs, the authors compared alcohol behavioral couple therapy (ABCT) and alcohol behavioral individual therapy (ABIT) on percentage of days abstinent (PDA) and…
Descriptors: Females, Drinking, Alcohol Abuse, Family Counseling
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Hogue, Aaron; Henderson, Craig E.; Dauber, Sarah; Barajas, Priscilla C.; Fried, Adam; Liddle, Howard A. – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 2008
This study examined the impact of treatment adherence and therapist competence on treatment outcome in a controlled trial of individual cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and multidimensional family therapy (MDFT) for adolescent substance use and related behavior problems. Participants included 136 adolescents (62 CBT, 74 MDFT) assessed at intake,…
Descriptors: Counseling Techniques, Behavior Problems, Behavior Disorders, Interrater Reliability
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Kinney, Jill M.; And Others – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 1977
Preliminary results indicated success in preventing outside placement for 121 out of 134 family members at a savings of over $2,300 per client, compared to projected cost of placement. Follow-up indicated that 97 percent of those avoiding placement continued to do so. (Author)
Descriptors: Community Services, Counseling Effectiveness, Family Counseling, Family Relationship
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Taplin, Paul S.; Reid, John B. – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 1977
Systematic observations of parent-child interaction collected in the homes of 25 families who participated in a parent-mediated social reprogramming treatment project for aggressive boys were used to assess changes in parent consequences for child behavior. (Author)
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Comparative Analysis, Counseling Effectiveness, Family Counseling
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Sigal, J. J.; And Others – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 1977
Interventions of family therapy trainees (N=19) with a videotaped simulated family and with families they were treating were coded. Evidence suggests the frequency with which family therapists trained in the dynamic interactional approach use interpretation might predict their success with families otherwise likely to terminate treatment…
Descriptors: Content Analysis, Counseling Effectiveness, Family Counseling, Helping Relationship
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Shadish, William R.; And Others – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 1993
Conducted meta-analysis of 163 randomized trials to examine differences in outcome associated with different theoretical orientations, differences between marital and family therapies versus individual therapies, clinical significance of therapy outcome, differences between marital versus family therapies in both outcomes and problems treated, and…
Descriptors: Counseling Effectiveness, Family Counseling, Marriage Counseling, Meta Analysis
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Szapocznik, Jose; And Others – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 1986
Presents additional data for the effectiveness of conducting family therapy through one person. Data are presented on 35 Hispanic families. Results are reported separately for pre-post and pre-post versus follow-up. The findings provide further evidence for the effectiveness of one-person family therapy and also further clarify previously reported…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Counseling Effectiveness, Counseling Techniques, Drug Abuse
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Szapocznik, Jose; And Others – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 1983
Presents the results of a therapy-outcome study comparing the relative effectiveness of conjoint family therapy and one-person family therapy in Hispanic families (N=37). Results indicated that both treatment modalities were highly effective in improving family functioning and that one-person family therapy was more effective in reducing…
Descriptors: Counseling Effectiveness, Counseling Techniques, Drug Rehabilitation, Family (Sociological Unit)
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Szapocznik, Jose; And Others – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 1989
Compared structural family therapy (SFT), individual psychodynamic child therapy (IPCT) and control condition for Hispanic boys (N=69) with behavior and emotional problems. Findings suggest that control condition was less effective in retaining cases than treatment conditions, and SFT was more effective than IPCT in protecting family integrity.…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Child Psychology, Children, Comparative Analysis