Parent-Therapist Alliance, Technology Use, and Treatment Outcomes in Behavioral Parent Training: A Preliminary Investigation Public Deposited

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  • Anton, Margaret
    • Affiliation: College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Psychology and Neuroscience
  • Although technology-enhanced services are posited to promote therapeutic alliance, a critical element of treatment engagement, relatively little research has examined this hypothesis, particularly with treatments targeting child mental health. As such, this study preliminarily examined the link between parent-therapist alliance and a range of treatment outcomes between the standard treatment for early onset disruptive behavior disorders, Behavioral Parent Training (BPT), and a technology-enhanced version. Findings revealed small to moderate effects of alliance on outcomes for both groups; however, differences in patterns of alliance and technology use within the technology-enhanced group suggest implications for better understanding the impact of technology on the therapeutic process, the deployment of existing technology-enhanced services, and the development of future technology-enhanced services.
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  • Tate, Deborah
  • Ward, Dianne
  • Jones, Deborah
  • Abramowitz, Jon
  • Sheridan, Margaret
  • Lysle, Donald
  • Youngstrom, Jennifer
  • Doctor of Philosophy
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  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Graduate School
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  • 2018

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