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Presented at the 19th Annual Research Conference

The Effects of Parent Participation on Child Psychotherapy Outcome: A Meta-Analytic Review

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Session Number: 34 Room: Salon B

Presenting: Kathy Dowell

All Authors for this paper: Kathy Dowell

Presentation Type: paper presentation

Synopsis: The effects of parent participation on child psychotherapy outcomes were evaluated through meta-analytic review. Forty-two studies were included that compared an individual child treatment group to either combined parent-child/family therapy treatment, or a parent-only treatment. Results indicate that combined treatments were more effective than individual child treatments. No differences were found between individual child and parent-only interventions. Moderator analysis for the comparison of child-only to combined treatments identified child treatment orientation as a marginally significant predictor. Results suggest that including parents in treatment of children is beneficial. More research is needed on this comparison to offer specific treatment recommendations.

Date: Friday, February 24, 2006

Session Time: 10:15 AM - 11:45 AM

Presentation Time: 11:15 AM - 11:45 AM