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Filges, Trine; Andersen, Ditte; Jørgensen, Anne-Marie Klint – Research on Social Work Practice, 2018
Objectives: This review evaluates the evidence on the effects of functional family therapy (FFT) on drug abuse reduction for young people in treatment for nonopioid drug use. Data and Analysis: We followed Campbell Collaboration guidelines to conduct a systematic review of randomized and nonrandomized trials. Results: The search yielded two…
Descriptors: Family Counseling, Therapy, Drug Abuse, Youth
Richards, Jason C. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Many important decisions regarding couples and families are made by the legal system. However, this system's adversarial nature often results in relational losses for clients, even when one "wins" a case. Some believe a solution may exist in legally-minded marriage and family therapists, who, as experts in family systems theory, are in a…
Descriptors: Family Counseling, Marriage Counseling, Court Litigation, Counseling Techniques
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Leung, Cynthia; Tsang, Sandra; Sin, Tammy C. S.; Choi, Siu-yan – Research on Social Work Practice, 2015
Objective: This study aimed to examine the efficacy of the Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) in Hong Kong Chinese families, using randomized controlled trial design. Methods: The participants included 111 Hong Kong Chinese parents with children aged 2--7 years old, who were randomized into the intervention group (n = 54) and control group (n…
Descriptors: Family Counseling, Counseling Effectiveness, Parent Child Relationship, Questionnaires
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Anslow, Katharine – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2014
This research aimed to illuminate the experiences of adults with learning disabilities of the reflecting team, in the context of their systemic family therapy. Five adults with learning disabilities were recruited from one community learning disability team. A qualitative design using interpretative phenomenological analysis (IPA) was appropriate…
Descriptors: Mental Retardation, Family Counseling, Teamwork, Adults
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Weaver, Addie; Greeno, Catherine G.; Marcus, Steven C.; Fusco, Rachel A.; Zimmerman, Tina; Anderson, Carol – Research on Social Work Practice, 2013
Objective: This pilot study examined the effect of structural family therapy (SFT) on children's impairment and depressive symptomatology and mothers' depressive symptomatology and anxiety for 31 families served by a community mental health clinic. Method: A one group predesign/postdesign, with a baseline and two follow-up time points, was used.…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Mothers, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Family Counseling
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Abbate-Daga, Giovanni; Quaranta, Michela; Marzola, Enrica; Cazzaniga, Giovanna; Amianto, Federico; Fassino, Secondo – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2013
Eating Disorders (ED) are often severe illnesses entailing a heavy burden for families. Family therapy is recommended for young patients, but only a few studies have investigated therapeutic interventions with families tailored also to adult and longstanding patients. We recruited 87 families with daughters affected by an ED, aiming to assess the…
Descriptors: Counseling Effectiveness, Family Counseling, Eating Disorders, Patients
Del Moro, Ronald R. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This study investigated processes, strategies, and frameworks that took place during group supervision classes, which best cultivate the self-awareness of Mental Health and Marriage and Family Counselors-in-Training (CITs). It was designed to explore factors across multiple theoretical models, which contributed to the cultivation of self-awareness…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Counselor Training, Mental Health Workers, Family Counseling
Van Horn, Patricia; Osofsky, Joy D.; Henderson, Dorothy; Korfmacher, Jon; Thomas, Kandace; Lieberman, Alicia F. – Zero to Three (J), 2012
Child-parent psychotherapy (CPP), an evidence-based dyadic therapeutic intervention for very young children exposed to trauma, is becoming the go-to therapeutic intervention for infant mental health practitioners. Although CPP has been shown to be effective for rebuilding the parent-child relationship, reducing trauma symptoms, and reducing…
Descriptors: Evidence, Early Intervention, Parent Child Relationship, Depression (Psychology)
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Ramisch, Julie – Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 2012
Current research about families and couples who have children with autism is discussed using the Double ABCX model as a guide. A case study is presented along with recommendations for therapists who work with couples who have children with autism. Marriage and family therapists are encouraged to use the Double ABCX model as both an assessment tool…
Descriptors: Autism, Marriage Counseling, Children, Therapy
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Bernardon, Stephanie; Pernice-Duca, Francesca – Family Journal: Counseling and Therapy for Couples and Families, 2012
Borderline personality disorder (BPD) presents a number of symptoms and adjustment issues for individuals, but it is also associated with a myriad of risks for the larger family system. A systemic perspective is crucial to comprehending the development of BPD. Promoting healthy relationships with one or more supportive adult enables the child to…
Descriptors: Personality Problems, Systems Approach, Personality, Symptoms (Individual Disorders)
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Rowe, Cynthia L. – Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 2012
Just 15 years ago, Liddle and Dakof ("Journal of Marital and Family Therapy," 1995; 21, 511) concluded, based on the available evidence, that family therapy represented a "promising, but not definitive" approach for the treatment of drug problems among adolescents and adults. Seven years later, Rowe and Liddle (2003) review described considerable…
Descriptors: Evidence, Drug Abuse, Adolescents, Ecology
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Owen, Jesse; Rhoades, Galena K. – Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 2012
Interparental conflict is one of the primary risk factors for negative outcomes for children whose parents separate, and it is likely to be high while parents are separating. Results are mixed regarding the effectiveness of interventions aimed at reducing interparental conflict. This study examined co-parents who were court-ordered to attend a…
Descriptors: Females, Conflict, Child Rearing, Child Custody
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Ballard, Mary B. – Journal of Creativity in Mental Health, 2012
Transitioning successfully from one stage of development to the next in the family life cycle requires the accomplishment of certain developmental tasks. Couples and families who fail to accomplish these tasks often become "stuck" and unable to move forward. This impasse frequently leads to heightened stress reactions and crippled channels of…
Descriptors: Films, Therapy, Interpersonal Communication, Communication Skills
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Friedlander, Myrna L.; Kivlighan, Dennis M., Jr.; Shaffer, Katharine S. – Journal of Counseling Psychology, 2012
Predictions of family therapy outcome consistently vary depending on which client rates the alliance. We used the actor-partner interdependence model (Kenny, Kashy, & Cook, 2006) to test the interdependence of parents' and adolescents' ratings of alliance, session depth/value, and improvement-so-far after Sessions 3, 6, and 9. Initial analyses…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Family Counseling, Therapy, Prediction
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Sundet, Rolf – Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 2011
This qualitative study examined how a group of families and their therapists described helpful therapy. The qualitative analysis generated family and therapist perspectives. As a double description, the therapist and family perspectives highlighted conversation, participation, and relationship as three core areas of helpful therapy. These are…
Descriptors: Family Counseling, Family Attitudes, Counselor Attitudes, Counseling Effectiveness
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