The effectiveness of family therapy and systemic interventions for child-focused problems

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Title: The effectiveness of family therapy and systemic interventions for child-focused problems
Authors: Carr, Alan
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Date: Feb-2009
Abstract: This review updates a similar paper published in the Journal of Family Therapy in 2001. It presents evidence from meta-analyses, systematic literature reviews and controlled trials for the effectiveness of systemic interventions for families of children and adolescents with various difficulties. In this context, systemic interventions include both family therapy and other family-based approaches such as parent training. The evidence supports the effectiveness of systemic interventions either alone or as part of multimodal programmes for sleep, feeding and attachment problems in infancy; child abuse and neglect; conduct problems (including childhood behavioural difficulties, ADHD, delinquency and drug abuse); emotional problems (including anxiety, depression, grief, bipolar disorder and suicidality); eating disorders (including anorexia, bulimia and obesity); and somatic problems (including enuresis, encopresis, recurrent abdominal pain, and poorly controlled asthma and diabetes).
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: Wiley
Copyright (published version): 2009 The Author. Journal compilation © 2009 The Association for Family Therapy and Systemic Practice
Keywords: Family-based approachesSystemic interventionsAdult-focused problemsTreatment manualsFamily involvementTrainingProfessional developmentFamily therapists
DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-6427.2008.00451.x
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
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