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Impact of Therapists' Skill on Effectiveness of Parenting Groups for Child Antisocial Behavior

This study investigated the influence of therapist skill on the effectiveness of a manualized parenting program for child antisocial behavior. A reliable instrument with 10 scales was developed to measure skill. 15 parenting groups were observed, from a controlled trial involving 90 clinically referred, disadvantaged children aged 3-8 with severe antisocial behavior. Child outcome was assessed by interview. The skill level of therapists running the groups was found to be a significant predictor of effectiveness.

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Year: 2008
Bibliography: Scott, S., Carby, A., and Rendu, A. 2008. King?s College London, Institute of Psychiatry. University College London.
Authors: Scott, Carby, Rendu, , 

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