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The Impact of Child Parent Relationship Therapy on Child Behavior and Parent-Child Relationships: An Examination of Parental Divorce
International Journal of Play Therapy (2011)
  • Dalena Dillman Taylor, University of North Texas
  • Katherine Purswell, University of North Texas
  • Natalya A. Lindo, University of North Texas
  • Dr. Kimberly M. Jayne, Portland State University
  • Delini Fernando, University of North Texas
Abstract
The current study used a mixed methodological approach to examine the impact of Child-Parent-Relationship Therapy (CPRT) on divorced parents and their children. Specifically, in the present study, the authors investigated parents' perceptions of the impact of CPRT on the parent, the child, and the parent–child relationship. CPRT was found to be helpful in reducing parenting stress and child behavior problems. Parents also reported that CPRT helped them feel more connected to their children and provided them with new tools for parenting. The results of the current study add to the current literature on divorce, affirming that CPRT may be an effective intervention for children of divorce. Limitations of the study and implications for future research are discussed.
Keywords
  • Counseling,
  • Child psychology -- Methodology,
  • Parent -- child relations -- Case studies
Publication Date
July, 2011
DOI
10.1037/a0024469
Publisher Statement
 © 2011 Association for Play Therapy/Sage

*At the time of publication, Kimberly Jayne was affiliated with the University of North Texas.

Citation Information
Dalena Dillman Taylor, Katherine Purswell, Natalya A. Lindo, Kimberly M. Jayne, et al.. "The Impact of Child Parent Relationship Therapy on Child Behavior and Parent-Child Relationships: An Examination of Parental Divorce" International Journal of Play Therapy Vol. 20 Iss. 3 (2011) p. 124 - 137
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/kimberly-jayne/9/