Issues in Residential and Inpatient Treatment

  • Robert D. Lyman
  • Steven Prentice-Dunn
  • David R. Wilson
  • George E. TaylorJr.


Residential and inpatient treatment are extremely invasive interventions. They result in changes in virtually every aspect of not only the child’s life, but the entire family’s life as well. Because of the disruptive effects of removing children from their homes for treatment and the dangers of institutionalization and stigmatization that follow, it is important that mental health practitioners consider all aspects of the clinical situation before making such a treatment decision.


Inpatient Treatment Residential Treatment Group Home Apply Behavior Analysis Respite Care 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert D. Lyman
    • 1
  • Steven Prentice-Dunn
    • 1
  • David R. Wilson
    • 2
  • George E. TaylorJr.
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of AlabamaTuscaloosaUSA
  2. 2.Private PracticeSalemUSA
  3. 3.Brewer-Porch Children’s CenterUniversity of AlabamaTuscaloosaUSA

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