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May 1974

A Direct Approach to Altering Mother-Child Interaction in Disturbed Children

Author Affiliations

Seattle, Wash
From the Department of Psychiatry, and Behavioral Sciences, Division of Child Psychiatry, University of Washington, Seattle.

Arch Gen Psychiatry. 1974;30(5):636-639. doi:10.1001/archpsyc.1974.01760110060007

Behavior problems in children between the ages of 21/2 and 9 years that are disturbing to mothers are treated in a time-limited, structured therapeutic program. Mother and child are observed and mothers are instructed for the purpose of acquiring a greater and more effective interactional repertoire.

The instructions are based on the observational data, and are given by the use of a one-way wireless intercom.

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