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Psychology

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DePaul University

2016

Bibliotherapy

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An Examination Of The Effectiveness Of A Bibliotherapy Version Of Parent-Child Interaction Therapy, Julie Christine D'Amico Jun 2016

An Examination Of The Effectiveness Of A Bibliotherapy Version Of Parent-Child Interaction Therapy, Julie Christine D'Amico

College of Science and Health Theses and Dissertations

Disruptive behavior problems are common in early childhood. However, despite their ubiquity, they are often quite stressful for parents and can be damaging to parent-child relationships. In addition to being disruptive to the family, research has demonstrated that early disruptive behavior problems can set children on a path to continue experiencing escalating levels of disruptive behavior throughout childhood and into adolescence. Recent research has determined prevention to be an important area of emphasis for interrupting this negative trajectory of disruptive behaviors. Secondary prevention interventions target children and families who are seeing the early signs of this negative long-term trajectory and ...