Incorporating Caregivers into Adolescent Psychotherapy: A Systematic Review
Date of Paper/Work
Master of Social Work (M.S.W.)
Type of Paper/Work
Clinical research paper
This systematic review explores the therapeutic factors that influence how effectively caregivers are incorporated into various therapy models with their adolescents. The five therapeutic models investigated in this study are: individual therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, ecologically-based family systems therapy, and attachment-based family therapy. Using the University of St. Thomas “Summons” search engine, 14 articles were selected for use in this study. The three predominant themes that emerged in the findings were a need for strong boundaries between clinicians and caregivers, sound clinical judgement in terms of when it is appropriate for caregivers to be involved, and the need for balanced therapeutic alliances between clinicians, caregivers, and adolescent clients.
adolescent theraphy, caregiver involvement, attachment, therapeutic alliance, family therapy
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Taylor, Kelsey, "Incorporating Caregivers into Adolescent Psychotherapy: A Systematic Review" (2017). Social Work Master’s Clinical Research Papers. 793.