Encyclopedia of Couple and Family Therapy

Living Edition
| Editors: Jay Lebow, Anthony Chambers, Douglas C. Breunlin

Parenting Skills Training in Couple and Family Therapy

Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-15877-8_977-1

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Introduction

Parenting requires a vast array of skills to guide a child through the developmental stages of life. Countless parent-child interactional sequences shape and inform a child’s perception of self, others, and the world. Parents can face a multitude of challenges as they attempt to establish the rules, roles, customs, beliefs, and values that shape the context of family life. When parents and children encounter obstacles, it can be helpful to seek out outside intervention and resources, such as parenting skills training, to assist in providing additional knowledge, skill building, and support. In cases of child abuse and/or neglect, parents may be required to attend parenting skills training or a specified evidence-based parenting program to ensure that parents or caregivers can provide their children with the safety and...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Loma Linda UniversityLoma LindaUSA

Section editors and affiliations

  • Brian Baucom
    • 1
  1. 1.University of UtahSalt Lake CityUSA