Discussing assessment findings with families: A guided participation model of information transfer

Sanders, Matthew R. and Lawton, Jan M. (1993) Discussing assessment findings with families: A guided participation model of information transfer. Child and Family Behavior Therapy, 15 2: 5-35. doi:10.1300/J019v15n02_02


Author Sanders, Matthew R.
Lawton, Jan M.
Title Discussing assessment findings with families: A guided participation model of information transfer
Journal name Child and Family Behavior Therapy   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0731-7107
Publication date 1993-01-01
Year available 1993
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1300/J019v15n02_02
Open Access Status
Volume 15
Issue 2
Start page 5
End page 35
Total pages 31
Place of publication Binghamton, N.Y
Publisher Haworth Press
Language eng
Subject 380000 Behavioural and Cognitive Sciences
380100 Psychology
380107 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
Abstract The interpersonal context within behavioral family intervention is a potentially important determinant of therapy outcome. This paper highlights the importance of identifying and explicating specific consultation skills associated with successful clinical outcomes. The discussion of assessment findings with families is an important phase of therapy for laying the foundations for skill training. These discussions are important in developing a working relationship with the family and for creating appropriate expectations of therapy process and outcome. A guided participation model of information transfer is described and illustrated with examples from the author’s work with families of behaviourally disturbed children. Commonly encountered difficulties are highlighted and possible solutions to individual consultation problems are proposed. Specific suggestions are made for enhancing therapy outcome with difficult to treat families and those at high risk of dropping out of therapy. Implications of this work for research into the mechanism of change in behavioral family intervention are discussed.
Keyword assessment findings
information transfer
behavioral family intervention
behavioural family intervention
BFI
consultation skills
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: Theoretical Development of Triple P
 
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