This study examined the utility of a parent-training program which included training to facilitate generalization to high-demand child-management situations, and employed structured analogue assessments of parent discipline performance in high-demand situations. A single-subject design was used to evaluate the effects of intervention with three physically abusive parents. The use of parenting skills was observed during free-play assessments (in clinic and home) with their child and two home-simulation assessments (low- and highdeviance) with clinical assistants enacting scripted child behaviors. Results support the effectiveness of the parent-training package and the use of low- and high-demand home-simulation assessments. Attempts to assess the impact of treatment on child management related to high-demand situations is particularly important given that these situations may function as antecedents to abuse behavior. The findings contribute to the literature on parent-training withphysically abusive parents and suggest directions for future research and practice.
- analogue assessment
- parent training
- physical abuse
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Psychology
- Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
- Sociology and Political Science