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Promoting parent-therapist collaboration in intensive behavioural intervention programs : exploring estrategies to improve teamwork

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dc.contributor.author MacDonald, Melissa
dc.date.accessioned 2010-10-27T14:13:35Z
dc.date.available 2010-10-27T14:13:35Z
dc.date.issued 2010-10-27
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10464/3069
dc.description.abstract This qualitative study investigated senior level staff (Senior Therapists), front-line staff (Instructor Therapists), and parent perspectives on parent-therapist collaboration within Intensive Behavioural Intervention settings. Two senior staff interviews, two parent interviews, and a focus group with therapists were conducted to examine how parents and therapists currently interact within IBI settings, parent and therapist expectations of each other, factors that promote and barriers that impede parent-therapist collaboration, and how parent-therapist collaboration might be improved. A constant comparative analysis by question within and across cases revealed five prominent themes of 'Role Definition', 'Perspective-taking/Empathy', 'Trust', 'Open Communication', and 'Consistency'. Additional similarities and differences were discovered between parent and therapist perspectives such as the need for clear parentprofessional boundaries, the importance of maintaining client privacy, and respect. Implications of the findings and suggestions for future research are discussed. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Brock University en_US
dc.subject Behavior therapy en_US
dc.subject Child psychotherapy -- Parent participation en_US
dc.title Promoting parent-therapist collaboration in intensive behavioural intervention programs : exploring estrategies to improve teamwork en_US
dc.type Electronic Thesis or Dissertation en_US
dc.degree.name M.A. Applied Disability Studies en_US
dc.degree.level Masters en_US
dc.contributor.department Center for Applied Disability Studies en_US
dc.degree.discipline Faculty of Social Sciences en_US


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