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Clin Psychol Rev. 2013 Feb;33(1):133-45. doi: 10.1016/j.cpr.2012.10.010. Epub 2012 Nov 6.

Behavioral parenting interventions for child disruptive behaviors and anxiety: what's different and what's the same.

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Department of Psychology, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 05405, USA. Rex.Forehand@uvm.edu

Abstract

This paper reviews the role of parents in behavioral interventions with children's disruptive and anxiety problems. The evolution of interventions for these two types of problems differs, as has the role of parents in these interventions. In contrast to the central role of parents in the conceptualization and treatment of disruptive behaviors, parents have played a more varied and less prominent role in the conceptualization and treatment of children's anxiety. Furthermore, the literature involving parents in the treatment of children's anxiety indicates these interventions are more efficacious than control groups but not more efficacious than intervening with the child alone. Some limited evidence emerges for parenting as a mediator in the treatment of disruptive behaviors, but not of anxiety, where the role of parenting has rarely been measured. Implications for conceptualizing the role of parents in intervention programs for youth are discussed and directions for future research are delineated (e.g., collecting long term follow-up data, examine moderators of treatment response, develop programs for comorbid diagnoses).

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ClinicalTrials.gov NCT01367847.

PMID:
23178234
PMCID:
PMC3534895
DOI:
10.1016/j.cpr.2012.10.010
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