Award Date

1-1-2006

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

Psychology

First Committee Member

Brad Donohue

Number of Pages

99

Abstract

The maltreatment of children is a devastating social problem in the United States. Many researchers and child welfare workers believe the recent increase in child neglect is directly correlated to an increase in parental substance abuse. There is a strong relationship between child neglect and parental substance abuse, however there are limited treatments that address both issues simultaneously. The present study developed a Family Behavior Therapy treatment manual and preliminarily evaluated the credibility and client satisfaction of the interventions with a family referred by Clark County Family Services. The manual is based on existing published manuals, one of which is specific to drug abuse, and the other to child neglect. Manual development occurred in four phases including integration and modification of existing manuals, editing of developed drafts, role-plays, and finally implementation with a pilot case. This information will provide pilot support for a later controlled investigation of the treatment manual.

Keywords

Abuse; Child; Development; Manual; Neglect; Parental; Substance; Treatment

Controlled Subject

Clinical psychology

File Format

pdf

File Size

2447.36 KB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Language

English

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Identifier

https://doi.org/10.25669/vd36-00ez


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