Evaluation of Parent Management Training Effectiveness to Modify Conduct Problems in Children



A procedure of author’s behavioral training “There is a contact” for parents of children with conduct problems is described, and an assessment of its effectiveness in a longitudinal controlled study is carried out. The intervention group consisted of 17 parents of children with high rate of behavioral problems (12 boys and 5 girls), and the control group consisted of 34 parents of children (19 boys and 15 girls); children were at the age of 2—8 years. The initial level of children’s conduct problems was similar in both groups according to the Eyberg child be- havior inventory. Level of conduct problems in the control group remained sta- ble during six months after the training, and in the intervention group reduced significantly (t=2,3, p<0,05). Large positive effect of intervention on mothers’ disciplinary tactics and anxiety-depression symptoms was revealed in a year after the training (Cohen’s d=2,2 and 0.94, respectively). Conclusion: the program “There is a contact” can be recommended for professionals working with chil- dren’s conduct problems.

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Keywords: children’s conduct problems, behavioral therapy, evaluation of intervention effectiveness, controlled trial, parenting training

Journal rubric: Empirical Researches

Article type: scientific article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17759/cpp.2016240106

For citation: Varshal A.V., Slobodskaya E.R. Evaluation of Parent Management Training Effectiveness to Modify Conduct Problems in Children. Konsul'tativnaya psikhologiya i psikhoterapiya = Counseling Psychology and Psychotherapy, 2016. Vol. 24, no. 1, pp. 80–96. DOI: 10.17759/cpp.2016240106. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Information About the Authors

Aleksandra V. Varshal, Research Scientist, State Scientific-Research Institute of Physiology and Basic Medicine, Novosibirsk, Russia, e-mail: a.v.varshal@physiol.ru

Elena R. Slobodskaya, Doctor of Psychology, Candidate of Medical Sciences, Chief Researcher, Federal StateBbudgetary Scientific Institution "Research Institute of Physiology and Fundamental Medicine", Novosibirsk, Russia, e-mail: hslob@physiol.ru



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