Closing Comments

A number of comments may be made about the material reviewed in this chapter. First, well-articulated psychological interventions have been shown to be effective for a wide range of child-focused problems. Second, these interventions are brief and may be offered by a range of professionals on an outpatient basis. Third, for many of the interventions, useful treatment manuals have been developed which may be flexibly used by clinicians in treating individual cases. Fourth, the bulk of psychological interventions for which there is evidence of effectiveness have been developed within the cognitive-behavioural family-system psychotherapeutic traditions.

TREATMENT RESOURCES Childhood behavioural problems

Forehand, R. & Long, N. (1996). Parenting the Strong-Willed Child: The Clinically Proven Five Week

Programme for Parents of Two to Six Year Olds. Chicago: Contemporary Books. Forehand, R. & McMahon, R. (1981). Helping the Non-compliant Child: A Clinician's Guide to

Parent Training. New York: Guilford. Webster-Stratton, C. (1987). Parents And Children: A 10 Program Videotape Parent Training Series with Manuals. Eugene, OR: Castalia Press.

Attentional and overactivity problems

Barkley, R. (1995). Taking Charge of ADHD: The Complete Authoritative Guide for Parents. New York: Guilford.

Barkley, R. (1999). Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: A Handbook for Diagnosis and Treatment (2nd edn). New York. Guilford. Braswell, L. & Bloomquist, M. (1991). Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for ADHD Children: Child, Family and School Interventions. New York: Guilford.

Adolescent conduct problems

Alexander, J. & Parsons, B. (1982). Functional Family Therapy. Monterey, CA: Brooks/Cole. Chamberlain, P. (1994). Family Connections: A Treatment Foster Care Model for Adolescents with

Delinquency. Eugene, OR: Castalia. Dishion, T. & Kavanagh, K. (1989) The Adolescents Transition Programme (manuals and accompanying video vignettes). Eugene, OR: Independent Video Services. Henggeler, S. & Borduin, C. (1990). Family Therapy and Beyond: A Multisystemic Approach to Treating the Behaviour Problems of Children and Adolescents. Pacific Grove, CA: Brooks Cole.

Drug abuse

Szapocznik, J. & Kurtines, W. (1989). Breakthroughs In Family Therapy With Drug Abusing Problem Youth. New York: Springer.


Kendall, P., Kane, M., Howard, B. & Siqueland, L. (1990). Cognitive-behavioural Therapy for Anxious

Children. Treatment Manual. Admore, PA: Workbook Publishing. March, J. & Mulle, K. (1994). OCD in Children and Adolescents: A Cognitive-Behavioural Treatment Manual. New York: Guilford.


Clarke, G. & Lewinsohn, P. (1984). The Coping with Depression Course -Adolescent Version: A Psychoeducational Intervention for Unipolar Depression in High School Students. Eugene, OR: Peter Lewinsohn.

Lewinsohn, P. & Clarke, G. (1986). The Coping with Depression course-Adolescent Version: Parent

Manual. Eugene, OR: Peter Lewinsohn. Stark, K. & Kendall, P. (1996). Treating Depressed Children: Therapists Manual for ACTION. Ardmore, PA: Workbook Publishing.

Eating disorders

Woodside, B. & Shekter-Wolfson, L. (1991). Family Approaches in Treatment of Eating Disorders. Washington, DC: APA Press.

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