Title

Assessing the Effectiveness of Solution-Focused Brief Therapy for Couples Raising a Child with Autism: A Pilot Clinical Outcome Study

Keywords

Autism spectrum disorder, couples therapy, solution-focused brief therapy, multiple baseline design

Abstract

The increased diagnostic rates and awareness of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) have led to more couples with children on the spectrum seeking professional services. Parents with a child with ASD have reported higher levels of marital dissatisfaction and parental stress than couples raising a child with other developmental disabilities. Unfortunately, there is a lack of research investigating the effectiveness of treatments for couples raising a child with ASD. In this pilot clinical outcome study, a multiple baseline design was used to identify the effectiveness of solution-focused brief therapy for couples raising a child with ASD.

Original Publication Citation

Turns, Sara Smock Jordan, Kevin Callahan, Jason Whiting & Nicole Piland Springer (2019) Assessing the Effectiveness of Solution-Focused Brief Therapy for Couples Raising a Child with Autism: A Pilot Clinical Outcome Study, Journal of Couple & Relationship Therapy, 18:3, 257-279.

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2019-02-27

Publisher

Journal of Couple & Relationship Therapy

Language

English

College

Family, Home, and Social Sciences

Department

Family Life

University Standing at Time of Publication

Full Professor

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