The generalization of treatment effects in parent training with multidistressed parents

Mark R. Dadds, Matthew R. Sanders and Jack E. James (1987) The generalization of treatment effects in parent training with multidistressed parents. Behavioural Psychotherapy, 15 4: 289-313. doi:10.1017/S0141347300012696

Author Mark R. Dadds
Matthew R. Sanders
Jack E. James
Title The generalization of treatment effects in parent training with multidistressed parents
Journal name Behavioural Psychotherapy
ISSN 0141-3473
Publication date 1987-01-01
Year available 1987
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1017/S0141347300012696
Open Access Status
Volume 15
Issue 4
Start page 289
End page 313
Total pages 12
Place of publication London
Publisher Academic Press
Language eng
Subject 380000 Behavioural and Cognitive Sciences
380100 Psychology
380107 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
Abstract This paper represents two studies which attempt to clarify the process by which families who have multiple problems respond to behavioural parent training procedures. Study 1 assessed a range of parent and child behaviours in diverse home and community childcare settings during baseline, child management training and 3- month follow-up. Results show that while treatment gains occurred in the home training setting with the therapist present, little generalization of therapeutic effects to other settings was found. At follow-up, the gains made in the training setting had largely reverted to baseline levels. Study 2 assessed the same parent and child behaviours across settings for another group of multidistressed families during baseline, child management training, generalization training (consisting of planned activities and a social-marital support intervention) and at follow-up. Results indicated that the generalization training was associated with further improvements in non-training settings for parent and child behaviour, and that these results had maintained or further improved at follow-up. The results are interpreted and discussed with reference to future research and clinical work with conduct disordered children and their families.
Keyword generalization
parent training
multidistressed parents
community setting
child management training
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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