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Handbook of Parent Training: Helping Parents Prevent and Solve Problem Behaviors, 3rd Edition

ISBN: 978-0-470-14039-0
608 pages
July 2007
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A guide to the latest tools for teaching effective and positive parenting skills

In the last three decades, parent training has established itself as an empirically sound, highly successful, and cost-effective intervention strategy for both pre-venting and treating behavior disorders in children.

Handbook of Parent Training, Third Edition offers a unique opportunity to learn about the latest research findings and clinical developments in parent training from leading innovators in the field. Featuring new chapters, this thoroughly revised and updated edition covers issues that have emerged in recent years.

Readers will find the latest information on such topics as:
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Behavioral family intervention for childhood anxiety
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Working with parents of aggressive school-age children
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Preventive parent training techniques that support low-income, ethnic minority parents of preschoolers
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Treating autism and Asperger's Syndrome
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Parenting and learning tools including role playing and modeling positive and effective parenting styles


Offering practical advice and guidance for parent training, each chapter author begins by identifying a specific problem and then describes the best approach to identifying, assessing, and treating the problem. In every instance, descriptions of therapeutic techniques are multimodal and integrate theory, research, implementation strategies, and extensive case material.

Handbook of Parent Training, Third Edition is a valuable professional resource for child psychologists, school psychologists, and all mental health professionals with an interest in parent skills training.
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Table of Contents

Preface.

Acknowledgments.

Contributors.

Introduction.

PART ONE PREVENTION.

1 Preventive Parent Training with Low-Income, Ethnic Minority Families of Preschoolers (Deborah Gross, Christine Garvey, Wrenetha A. Julion, and Louis Fogg).

2 New Beginnings: An Empirically-Based Program to Help Divorced Mothers Promote Resilience in Their Children (Sharlene Wolchik, Irwin Sandler, Lillie Weiss, and Emily Winslow).

PART TWO DEVELOPMENTAL DISORDERS.

3 Comprehensive Programs for Families of Children with Autism (Monica Campbell and Martin Kozloff).

4 Parent Management Training to Improve Competence in Parents of Children with Asperger Syndrome (Kate Sofronoff and Koa Whittingham).

PART THREE INTERNALIZING DISORDERS.

5 Behavioral Family Intervention for Childhood Anxiety (Paula Barrett and Lara Farrell).

6 Parent Training in the Treatment of School Refusal Behavior (Christopher A. Kearney, Marcus T. LaSota, Amie Lemos-Miller, and Jennifer Vecchio).

PART FOUR EXTERNALIZING DISORDERS.

7 The Triple P—Positive Parenting Program: A Public Health Approach to Parenting Support (Matthew R. Sanders).

8 Parent-Child Interaction Therapy with Physically Abusive Families (Amy D. Herschell and Cheryl B. McNeil).

9 Success-Based, Noncoercive Treatment of Oppositional Behavior (Joseph M. Ducharme).

10 Tailoring the Incredible Years Parent Programs according to Children’s Developmental Needs and Family Risk Factors (Carolyn Webster-Stratton).

11 Training Parents of Children with Comorbid Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and Oppositional Defiant Disorder (Jeffrey S. Danforth).

12 Working with Parents of Aggressive, School-Age Children(Timothy A. Cavell and L. Christian Elledge).

PART FIVE OTHER COMMON CHILDHOOD DISORDERS.

13 Home-Based Treatment for Primary Enuresis (Michael W. Mellon and Arthur C. Houts).

14 Parent Training for Parents of Adolescents with Substance Use and Delinquent Behavior Problems (Steven A. Branstetter, Joshua Masse, and Lisa Greene).

Author Index.

Subject Index.

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Author Information

James M. Briesmeister, PhD, is a psychotherapist with a private practice, and a psychological examiner for the State of Michigan, Department of Jobs Commission. A prolific author and coeditor of books on family therapy and parent training, he also teaches various psychology courses at Macomb College and is a member of the Institutional Research Review Board at the University of Detroit Mercy.

Charles E. Schaefer, PhD, is Professor of Psychology and Director of The Center for Psychological Services at Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey. A recipient of the Play Therapy Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association for Play Therapy (APT), he has coauthored or edited numerous books on child therapy and parenting.

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