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ERIC Number: EJ928832
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Sep
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0005-7894
The Alliance in a Friendship Coaching Intervention for Parents of Children with ADHD
Lerner, Matthew D.; Mikami, Amori Yee; McLeod, Bryce D.
Behavior Therapy, v42 n3 p449-461 Sep 2011
The alliance between parent and therapist was observed in a group-based parent-training intervention to improve social competency among children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The intervention, called Parental Friendship Coaching (PFC), was delivered to 32 parents in small groups as part of a randomized clinical trial. PFC was delivered in eight, 90-minute sessions to parents; there was no child treatment component. Observed parent-therapist alliance recorded among 27 of the parents was measured using the Therapy Process Observational Coding System-Alliance scale (TPOCS-A; McLeod, 2005). Early alliance and change in alliance over time predicted improvements in several parenting behaviors and child outcomes, including peer sociometrics in a lab-based playgroup. These preliminary findings lend support to the importance of examining the parent-therapist alliance in parent-training groups for youth social and behavioral problems. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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