The purpose of this study was to examine the factors associated with successful completion of Parent-Child Interaction Therapy among Latino families in a non-profit community mental health clinic (CMHC) located in an urban area of Los Angeles County. This study focused on treatment outcome in the areas of child behavioral symptoms, parental stress, and parent verbalization. The utilization of adjunct supportive services (in-home coaching and collateral sessions) was also explored. A secondary data analysis of 72 closed case files of children and their parents or primary caregivers from 2007-2011.
This study found 50% PCIT attrition rate at the CMHC, with 36 Latino families successfully completing treatment. Completers were found to average 30 sessions to complete PCIT and were more likely to be older than treatment non-completers. Statistically significant changes were found from pre- to post- on all treatment outcome measures, suggesting PCIT might also benefit Latino families. Additional research is needed.
|Commitee:||Green, Yolanda, Ranney, Molly, Tan, Philip|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 51/04M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
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