Families, family-therapy and child psychopathology

Mark Dadds

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Family therapies for
child psychopathology are currently very
popular, however, little energy has been
devoted to scholarly examination of the role of
family variables in the development and
treatment of childhood disorders. It will be
shown that evidence for the role of the family
is generally limited to case studies and correlational
research. Only for child conduct disorder
is there experimental evidence that
family variables can play a causal role. Methodologies
for delineating the role of the family
will be discussed with implications for the
efficacious and ethical practice of family therapy
for childhood disorders.
Original languageEnglish
Article numberTH079.2
Pages (from-to)453-453
Number of pages1
JournalInternational Journal of Psychology
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - 1992
Externally publishedYes


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