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Developed and pilot-tested a measure of satisfaction with mental health services for young clients. One hundred fifty youth from 11 to 17 years of age who had completed services received the measure as a telephone interview. Fourteen of 17 candidate items met criteria for test-retest reliability, part-whole correlation, and correlation with a validation(More)
This study used an experimental design to evaluate the effectiveness of two procedures designed to inform parents about the workings of child therapy, increase the accuracy of their expectations for their child's treatment, and thereby improve their attendance rates. The informational materials explained the importance of parental involvement, how play is(More)
This study examines relationships between depression and perceptions of the lives of people in general. One hundred fourteen college students completed the Center for Epidemiological Studies Depression Scale (Radloff, 1977), the Depressive Experiences Questionnaire (Blatt, D'Afflitti, & Quinlan, 1976), and two instruments that asked subjects to make(More)
Administered the Attitudes Toward Guns and Violence Questionnaire (AGVQ) to 1,619 students in Grades 3, 5, 6, 7, 9, 11, and 12 from four demographically diverse school systems. Fifty-two of the 61 items exhibited satisfactory part-whole correlation and correlation with a validity criterion. Factor analysis revealed four main factors: Aggressive Response to(More)
This study examined relationships between emotional adjustment and a number of coping styles and strategies in people with cancer. Two-hundred eighty-three adults completed measures of positive and negative emotions, subjective ratings of cancer-related symptoms and functional impairment, coping strategies, hope, benefit finding, emotional(More)
Investigated relations between young people's scores on the Attitudes Toward Guns and Violence Questionnaire (AGVQ; Shapiro, Dorman, Burkey, Welker, & Clough, 1997), demographic variables, and exposure to firearms and violence. 1,164 students, Grades 3 to 12, from an urban, suburban, parochial, and private school system completed anonymous self-report(More)
Utilized a naturalistic methodology to examine treatment responses associated with major psychotherapeutic methods in 150 youth aged 11 to 17 years old in a community mental health center. Treatment methods were not experimentally controlled but were measured retrospectively by therapist report. Treatment response was assessed by a composite of 6 measures(More)
We compared a research-based, manualized intervention called Helping the Noncompliant Child (HNC; McMahon and Forehand 2003) to treatment as usual (TAU) for 194 children, 3–9 years old, with disruptive behavior disorders in a community clinic. The two interventions did not produce different outcomes or levels of parent satisfaction. However, almost three(More)
Cue effects on TAT imagery, often considered evidence of fear of success, were examined. The cue generally used to assess this motive (Horner, 1968) was modified to depict success in an occupation traditionally considered appropriate for females (ballet). This new cue and Horner's original "medical student"cue produced very different results in fear of(More)
This longitudinal study investigated the effectiveness of a one and one-half year long residential treatment program for 26 boys aged 11-15 with histories of sexually aggressive behavior. The clients were assessed with self-report and staff-report measures at the beginning and end of treatment and at several time points in between; also, aggressive acts(More)