Fathers in family therapy: Lessons from research

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Title: Fathers in family therapy: Lessons from research
Authors: Carr, Alan
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/6427
Date: 2001
Abstract: Treatment outcome research has shown that for 2/3 to 3/4 of cases family therapy is an effective intervention for child focused problems. One factor that has consistently been shown to enhance the effectiveness of family therapy is father involvement. Where fathers do not attend at least some therapy sessions, it is more likely that the family will drop out of treatment or that therapy will not lead to problem resolution. An important question arising from this finding is how best to engage fathers in family therapy and how to create opportunities within therapy for fathers to contribute to resolving presenting problems. In this paper the implications for clinical practice of research on the role of fathers in families and family therapy will be explored.
Type of material: Book Chapter
Publisher: Edwin Mellen Press
Keywords: Family therapyFathersFather-involvement
Other versions: http://mellenpress.com/mellenpress.cfm?pc=9&bookid=4690
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Is part of: Carr, A. (eds.). Clinical Psychology in Ireland, Volume 4: Family Therapy Theory, Practice and Research
ISBN: 9780773473430
Appears in Collections:Psychology Research Collection

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