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College of Arts and Sciences
Master of Arts in General Psychology (MAGP)
NACO controlled Corporate Body
University of North Florida. Department of Psychology
Dr. Angela Mann
Dr. Brian Fisak
Dr. Christopher Leone
It is estimated that approximately 16-20% of youth will develop a diagnosable behavior disorder. Behavioral parent training is a valuable approach to address disruptive behaviors by teaching parents how to effectively manage their child’s challenging behavior with non-physical disciplinary techniques. While these programs are generally effective, attrition rates have been found to be as high as 60% in some cases. This review provides information about the characteristics commonly associated with these programs, the attrition rates of each program, and the general effectiveness of the programs. Meta-analytic procedures were implemented to identify contributing factors leading to withdrawal from intervention.
Keywords: parent training, behavioral parent training, parent management training, parent child interaction therapy
Michael, Brett C., "Attrition in Behavioral Parent Training Programs in Clinical and Community Settings: A Meta-analytic Review" (2018). UNF Graduate Theses and Dissertations. 780.