Shifting internal parent-child representations among caregivers of teens with serious behaviour problems: An attachment-based approach

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2012
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Author: Obsuth, I.
Author: Scharf, M.
Abstract
Attachment theory provides a rich framework for the development of interventions for trauma. This study examined processes underlying treatment outcomes of an attachment-based program (Connect; Moretti, Braber, & Obsuth, 2009) for parents of teens with severe behavior problems. Caregivers completed the Parenting Representations Interview and the Child Behavior Checklist prior to and following treatment. Results confirmed significant reductions in teens' problem behavior and changes in parental representations of the parent, teen, and parent–teen relationship. Shifts in parenting representation were significantly related to reductions in teen problem behavior, consistent with the view that changing attachment representations underlies therapeutic effects.
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Moretti, M. M., Obsuth, I., Mayseless, O., & Scharf, M. (2012). Shifting internal parent-child representations among caregivers of teens with serious behaviour problems: An attachment-based approach. Journal of Adolescent Trauma, 5, 191-204. 10.1080/19361521.2012.697104 This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Journal of Adolescent Trauma on August 3rd 2012 available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/19361521.2012.697104
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Journal of Adolescent Trauma
Document title
Shifting internal parent-child representations among caregivers of teens with serious behaviour problems: An attachment-based approach
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Taylor & Francis
Date
2012
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5
First page
191
Last page
204
Publisher DOI
10.1080/19361521.2012.697104
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