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Robinson, Merideth; Neece, Cameron L. – Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2015
Studies have found that low marital satisfaction, parenting stress, and child behavior problems are linked in families of children with developmental delays (DD). However, previous investigations examining the relationships between parenting stress, child behavior problems, and marital satisfaction rarely examine the interrelationships of these…
Descriptors: Marital Satisfaction, Stress Variables, Child Behavior, Behavior Problems
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Baskin, Thomas W.; Rhody, Margaret; Schoolmeesters, Shannon; Ellingson, Colleen – Counseling Psychologist, 2011
An educational group intervention focusing on forgiveness and marriage education was implemented with adoptive parents. Couples qualified by having adopted at least one special-needs child. Data were examined for 112 adoptive parents: 54 from a treatment group that immediately received a 36-contact hour intervention and 58 from a waiting list…
Descriptors: Intervention, Marital Satisfaction, Adoption, Depression (Psychology)
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Christensen, Andrew; Atkins, David C.; Baucom, Brian; Yi, Jean – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 2010
Objective: To follow distressed married couples for 5 years after their participation in a randomized clinical trial. Method: A total of 134 chronically and seriously distressed married couples were randomly assigned to approximately 8 months of either traditional behavioral couple therapy (TBCT; Jacobson & Margolin, 1979) or integrative…
Descriptors: Marital Status, Marital Satisfaction, Effect Size, Therapy
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Hahlweg, Kurt; Heinrichs, Nina; Kuschel, Annett; Feldmann, Marit – Behavior Modification, 2008
The efficacy of bibliotherapy has primarily been investigated in anxiety disorders, depression, or substance dependence. The efficacy of self-help books to increase parenting competence was only investigated in a few studies despite their broad dissemination in public. The aims of the study were to investigate the short- and long-term efficacy of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Self Help Programs, Parent Education, Allied Health Personnel