Group Parent Child Interaction Therapy Essay
Citation: Niec, L. N., Barnett, M. L., Prewett, M. S., & Shanley Chatham, J. R. (2016). Group parent–child interaction therapy: A randomized control trial for the treatment of conduct problems in young children. Journal Of Consulting And Clinical Psychology, 84(8), 682-698.
Previous Research: Parent management, based on behavioral principles, is considered the best treatment for children with oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) or conduct disorder (CD). Within the past 40 years there have been meaningful advances in this kind of treatment; however, now that the treatment exists the question is how does this kind of therapy reach enough families?
Purpose of the Research: The purpose of this particular study is to explore two primary questions: “(a) Do families who complete Group Parent–Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) demonstrate reductions of child conduct problems and increases in positive parenting skills that are not inferior to families who complete individual PCIT? (b) Does Group PCIT offer benefits–specifically, increased parental social support, treatment retention and adherence–relative to individual PCIT.”
Sample: Families seeking services at a university, regarding conduct issues, were referred to received information about a study dealing with 3–to–6 year–old children diagnosed with oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) or conduct disorder (CD). In the end, there was a total of 81 participants after the…