Evidence-Based Parenting Interventions: Current Perspectives and Clinical Strategies

D. J. Hawes, J. Allen

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The effective treatment of child psychopathology is often determined by the effectiveness with which a clinician is able to facilitate targeted and sustained change in parenting. In this chapter we provide an overview of evidence-based parenting programs, and the principles and strategies that are key to working therapeutically with parents in formulation-based interventions. We begin by examining the conceptualization of parenting processes that have informed these programs, with a particular focus on child conduct problems and anxiety disorders-the areas in which the current evidence is most established. Attention is then given to key issues in the planning and delivering of parenting interventions, including strategies for promoting parental engagement, establishing shared therapeutic goals, and collaborative treatment planning with parents. A number of the most established programs are then examined with respect to key components and ongoing efforts to improve effectiveness.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPositive Mental Health, Fighting Stigma and Promoting Resiliency for Children and Adolescents
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9780128044148
ISBN (Print)9780128043943
Publication statusPublished - 27 Jun 2016


  • Anxiety
  • Conduct problems
  • Discipline
  • Parent-child relationship
  • Parenting interventions
  • Parenting practices

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)


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