Book Review of Helping the Noncompliant Child Essay
McMahon, R.J. & Forehand, R.L. (2003). Helping the noncompliant child: family-based treatment for oppositional behavior. New York: The Guilford Press.
The purpose of this book is to provide a detailed description of the empirically validated Helping the Non-Compliant Child (HNC) program – a program created to help parents improve their children’s (ages 3-8) noncompliant and oppositional behavior.
Chapter 1 provides background information on noncompliance by discussing the role of compliance and noncompliance in normal development and by highlighting the role of noncompliance in the development of conduct problems early in life. The authors stress that current research …show more content…
Chapter 8 describes four sets of adjunctive interventions developed by the authors to enhance the effectiveness and generalization of the treatment effects. Chapter 9 explains how the HNC program can be adapted for special populations. Finally, Chapter 10 presents a review of the research and testing of the HNC program. Four distinct appendices contain numerous parent handouts and record sheets, various assessment measures, and one adjunctive intervention.
In the preface, the authors explain that they wrote this edition in order to try to incorporate all of the information that they have learned in the