Integrated Family Intervention for Child Conduct Problems: A Behaviour-attachment-systems Intervention for Parents
By: Mark Dadds (author), David Hawes (author)Paperback
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Parents are often trapped in a coercive system in which the daily toll of dealing with misbehaviour leaves them with little positive emotion left to give. Even parents who have been trained in positive parenting fall short of showing enough attachment-rich behaviour. This treatment program emphasises interactions applied to non-problematic child behaviour that are rich in caring and shared time. The use of tokens and other artificial rewards are replaced by a focus on love, intimacy and acceptance. Integrated Family Intervention is a practitioner-focused practical and efficacious family-based treatment for conduct problems, incorporating current empirical knowledge of child and family functioning, and extensive clinical experience. The book provides practitioners with a comprehensive theoretical background, research review, practical advice, and a complete manualised 9-session treatment guide including client handouts. The techniques covered are relevant to all clients struggling to manage their child's behaviour.
Integrated Family Intervention is primarily targeted at children aged 2 to 8 years with conduct problems such as aggression, non-compliance, rule breaking, tantrums, and fighting with siblings. It can be used in a range of contexts from face-to-face individual tertiary treatment to an early intervention for families at risk, and as a universal preventive strategy for all parents in a group format.
Mark Dadds is currently Professor of Psychology at the University of New South Wales, Sydney Australia, and Senior Research Fellow of the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia. He was previously Co-Director of the Griffith Adolescent Forensic Assessment and Treatment Centre, and Director of Research in the School of Applied Psychology, Griffith University. David Hawes is a clinical psychologist and early career researcher. He is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the School of Psychology, University of New South Wales, Australia, where he also lectures in developmental psychology.
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