March, P. and Harris, P.R. (1996) Beliefs about stories: parents' and therapists' explanations of childhood difficulties. Contemporary Family Therapy, 18 (2). pp. 291-304. ISSN 0892-2764
Therapists and parents were given vignettes describing the behavioural and emotional difficulties of two nine-year-old children and were asked to rate the importance of a number of possible explanations for such difficulties. Broad agreement was found between parents and therapists, but also there were a number of significant differences. Parents endorsed more child centered explanations and put greater emphasis on physical and developmental factors, while therapists endorsed relationships factors and saw the beliefs of other family members as important. Therapists who were parents showed a pattern of responses that lay between those of parents and non-parent therapists.
|Keywords:||parents' beliefs; therapists' beliefs; family therapy; emotional/behavioural problems|
|Institution:||The University of Sheffield|
|Academic Units:||The University of Sheffield > Faculty of Science (Sheffield) > Department of Psychology (Sheffield)|
|Depositing User:||Miss Anthea Tucker|
|Date Deposited:||20 Oct 2009 14:34|
|Last Modified:||20 Oct 2009 14:34|