Solution Focused Brief Therapy With Families Who Have A Child

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Lloyd, H. & Dallos, R., (2006). Solution-focused Brief Therapy with families who have a child with intellectual disabilities: a Description of the content of initial sessions and the processes. Clinical Child Psychology And Psychiatry, 11, 367-386. doi: 10.1177/1359104506064982 In this qualitative study, the authors examined the use of solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT) with families who have one or more children with intellectual disabilities. Lloyd and Dallos explain that these families experience difficulties that are unique and must be taken in consideration when treating. Failure to take into account the difficulties that these families experience can lead to an increase of the demands and stresses due to the perceived increase in demands. Previous research indicates that parental stress should be targeted through psychoeducation. Parental training and behavioral interventions have been shown to effectively reduce the child’s challenging behavior in terms of frequency, intensity, and duration. However, interventions like these are difficult for such families to implement. The goal of this study was to summarize SFBT sessions with families who have a child with an intellectual disability, what processes occurred, contributions from the children, how the practitioners perceived the sessions, and inform other professionals about the efficacy of SFBT in working with families who have children with an intellectual disability. Seven families were recruited into…

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