Enhancing treatment participation in CAMHS among families of conduct problem children: Effectiveness study of a clinician training programme
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Background: The effectiveness of a training programme targeting structural and therapy process strategies to enhance treatment attendance among families of conduct problem children was evaluated across three community mental health clinics.
Method: Utilising a staggered multiple-baseline design, referrals prior to clinician training were compared to posttraining referrals (N=221).
Results: In comparison to service as usual, children and their families referred after the training initiative had significantly higher treatment attendance (66% vs. 83%) and 79% less likelihood of attrition, though findings were mixed for child's mental health.
Conclusions: The findings provide initial support for the effectiveness of the clinician training programme in increasing treatment involvement.
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