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ACA 2018 Conference & Expo Sessions


228 - Examining the Impact of a Couple Intervention Program on Parental Outcomes


Apr 27, 2018 5:15pm ‐ Apr 27, 2018 5:45pm

Description

This session highlights a federally funded randomized control trial project that evaluates the effectiveness of a couple’s intervention on parental outcomes. The presenters will discuss previous research on couple interventions that examined the “spill-over effect” into parental outcomes, Project Harmony’s research findings with 500+ couples, and the need for future research in the area of couple interventions, specifically as it relates to the parent-child relationship.

Attendees will gain knowledge regarding the current research trends in couple interventions (e.g., single case research design, evidence-based practice, grantmanship). The presenter has advanced statistical knowledge and expertise with child counseling and parent education. The presenter will focus this presentation on Project Harmony, the most recent project examining a couple intervention using a randomized control trial design. The content will include data from the current study on correlations between couples’ satisfaction and parental outcomes, specifically parental alliance and parental stress. Attendees will learn about the (1) research design of Project Harmony, (2) recruitment strategies for obtaining 600+ couples each year as part of this federally funded grant, (3) the spill-over effect of a couple intervention into parental outcomes, and (4) future research directions for couple interventions, specifically as it relates to the parent-child relationship.

Learning Objectives:

  • Attendees will gain information on the “spill over” effect, specifically related to the connection between couples’ satisfaction and parental outcomes.
  • Attendees will be provided with information on Project Harmony’s specific couple intervention and possibilities to infuse into their own work as professional counselors.
  • Attendees will be able to articulate future trends and necessary research in the area of couple interventions, specifically as it relates to impacting the parent-child relationship.

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