This popular treatment manual presents an empirically validated program for teaching parents to manage noncompliance in 3- to 8-year-olds. Practitioners are provided with step-by-step guidelines for child and family assessment, detailed descriptions of parent training procedures, effective adjunctive treatment strategies, and complete protocols for conducting and evaluating the program. Also included are dozens of reproducible handouts and forms, including assessment instruments, parent handouts, and recordkeeping sheets. Nationally recognized as a best practice for treating conduct problems, the program is supported by a substantial body of treatment research. --- from the publisher
1. Child Compliance and Noncompliance
2. Parent Training
3. Overview of the "Helping the Noncompliant Child" (HNC) Parent Training Program
4. Assessment Methods and Procedures
5. The Feedback Session and Sample Program Outline
6. Phase I: The Skills of Differential Attention
7. Phase II: The Skills of Compliance Training
8. Adjunctive Interventions
9. Adaptations for Specific Populations, Karen C. Wells
10. Review of Treatment Research and Current Directions
A. Parent's Consumer Satisfaction Questionnaire
B. Parent Handouts and Record Sheets
C. Social Learning Criterion Tests and Scoring Keys
D. Mealtime Brochure
"The manual includes strategies for a range of ages and is excellent for anyone in the field who is having difficulty helping parents set rules that are followed."
"This book is solidly grounded in the scientific research on childhood oppositional behavior and parent/family training approaches....Anyone interested in empirically based parent training for the management of difficult children will find this book 'must' reading for staying abreast of the state of the art."
-Russell A. Barkley, PhD, Department of Psychiatry, State University of New York Upstate Medical University at Syracuse
"A pleasure to read, the volume is grounded in 20 years of meticulous research. The rationale for each clinical technique is detailed, precise steps are outlined for implementation, and useful case examples are provided. Each page provides further evidence that these authors know what they are doing and can serve as most effective guides....One of the best books on family interventions that I have read."
-John B. Reid, PhD, Oregon Social Learning Center
"Clinicians will appreciate the clear language and step-by-step guidance through program procedures, as well as the parent handouts and other supporting materials. Researchers will appreciate the summary and update of relevant empirical work, including thoughtful self-critique and directions for the future."
-John R. Weisz, PhD, Judge Baker Children's Center, Harvard University
About the Authors:
Robert J. McMahon, PhD, is Professor of Psychology at the University of Washington in Seattle. He is also a member of the Conduct Problems Prevention Research Group and Principal Investigator at the Seattle site of the Fast Track Project, an NIMH-funded multisite, longitudinal investigation of the prevention of early-starting conduct problems in high-risk children. Dr. McMahon has coedited a number of books and serves on the editorial boards of several journals.
Rex L. Forehand, PhD, is Professor of Psychology at the University of Vermont and Regents Professor Emeritus at the University of Georgia. He is also Principal Investigator of a CDC-funded parenting project. Dr. Forehand's publications include two coauthored parenting guides. He is a member of 10 editorial boards.