This book presents an in-depth look at evidence-based programs for training parents of children with behavior problems. Authors Shriver and Allen review the empirical support for four major programs, as well as some more popular programs that lack strong empirical support. Throughout this review they teach readers how to identify the best research in parent training, how to prepare for parent training sessions, and finally show how to translate this research into everyday practice.
Parents usually are the most influential people in a child's life. So when child problems like noncompliance, hyperactivity, sleep problems, feeding problems, toileting problems, academic problems, and adolescent–parent conflict arise it is important for parents to take on the primary role in their resolution. This book explains what parents are taught when collaborating with a psychologist or counselor and how they are taught effectively.
Practitioners, whether they are experienced, new to parent training, or students of the field, will find this book to be a valuable resource for taking interventions developed under tightly controlled research conditions and adapting them to the conditions of day-to-day practice, where resources are more limited and presenting problems are often more complex.
List of Tables and Exhibits
I. Searching for the Best Available Evidence
Parenting and Parent Training
Empirically Supported Parent Training Programs
Evaluating the Scientific Merit of Parent Training Alternatives
II. Developing Clinical Expertise
Conceptual Foundations of the Empirically Supported Parent Training Programs
How to Teach Parents
Cultural Issues in Parent Training
III. Integrating and Translating Research Into Everyday Practice
Beyond Noncompliance: Developing Evidence-Based Parent Training Interventions
Delivering Evidence-Based Parent Training: From Research to Practice
Parent Training: Prevention and Future Research
About the Authors