New Directions in Behavioral Family Intervention with Children

  • Matthew R. Sanders
Part of the Advances in Clinical Child Psychology book series (ACCP, volume 18)

Abstract

Behavioral family intervention (BFI) has had a major influence in the field of child psychopathology and has become a dominant paradigm in the treatment of many childhood disorders (Lochman, 1990). During the past three decades, BFI has evolved as a viable, empirically supported approach to working with oppositional and conduct-disordered children (Forehand & Long, 1988; Forehand & McMahon, 1981; Sayger, Home, Walker, & Passmore, 1988; Twardosz & Nordquist, 1988; Webster- Stratton, Kolpacoff, & Hollinsworth, 1988; Wells & Egan, 1988) and, to a lesser extent, children with attention-deficit disorders (Barkley, Guevremont, Anastopoulos, & Fletcher, 1992; Pisterman, McGrath, Firestone, Goodman, Webster, & Mallory, 1989). BFI is also widely used with abused and neglected children as a component of a multicomponent intervention protocol (Lutzker, 1992). Parent training has become an integral part of services for children with autism and developmental disabilities (Schreibman, Kaneko, & Koegel, 1991; Harrold, Lutzker, Campbell, & Touchette, 1992). Children with language problems (Laski, Charlop, & Schreibman, 1988; Alpert & Kaiser, 1992) and academic learning difficulties (McNaughton, Glynn, & Robinson, 1987) have also been shown to benefit from this approach, and behavioral techniques have been successfully employed with a variety of common behavior problems of otherwise normal children such as bedtime and mealtime problem (Dadds, Sanders, & Bor, 19984; Hall, Axelrod, Tyler, Grief, Jones, & Robertson, 1972; Sanders, Dadds, & Bor, 1989a) and problems on shopping trips or in restaurants (Clark, Greene, Macrae, McNees, Davis, & Risley, 1977).

Keywords

Parent Training Family Intervention Apply Behavior Analysis Recurrent Abdominal Pain Parent Management Training 
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  • Matthew R. Sanders
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  1. 1.Behaviour Research and Therapy Centre, Department of PsychologyUniversity of QueenslandQueenslandAustralia

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