Curative factors in adolescent day programs: participant, therapist, and parent perspectives

Kennair, Nicola, Mellor, David and Brann, Peter 2016, Curative factors in adolescent day programs: participant, therapist, and parent perspectives, International journal of group psychotherapy, vol. 66, no. 3, pp. 382-400, doi: 10.1080/00207284.2016.1149412.

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Title Curative factors in adolescent day programs: participant, therapist, and parent perspectives
Author(s) Kennair, Nicola
Mellor, DavidORCID iD for Mellor, David
Brann, Peter
Journal name International journal of group psychotherapy
Volume number 66
Issue number 3
Start page 382
End page 400
Total pages 19
Publisher Routledge
Place of publication Abingdon, Eng.
Publication date 2016-03-23
ISSN 0020-7284
Keyword(s) social sciences
psychology, clinical
therapeutic factors
Summary Adolescent day programs (ADPs) have treatment outcomes as good as, or better than,regular outpatient treatment for adolescents who present with emotional, behavioral, social,and psychiatric disorders. However, they may be more costly, and the mechanisms of changewithin them are unknown. Identification of the most important curative factors couldenable the streamlining of these programs. This descriptive study examined the perceptionsof curative factors in ADP treatment as rated by 38 participants, 51 of their parents, and14 clinicians. Findings were variable across informant groups. Adolescent respondentsreported Universality, Acceptance, Learning from Interpersonal Action, Decision Making,Altruism, Guidance, and Instillation of Hope to be equally the most helpful curative factorsin the program. Clinicians ranked Acceptance to be the most important factor, followed byDecision Making, Self-Understanding, Vicarious Learning, and Universality. Parentsranked Acceptance, Universality, Guidance, and Instillation of Hope as being most helpful.The findings provide directions for the enhancement of ADPs.
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/00207284.2016.1149412
Field of Research 170199 Psychology not elsewhere classified
1701 Psychology
Socio Economic Objective 970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
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