Title

In Vivo Feedback Predicts Parent Behavior Change in the Attachment and Biobehavioral Catch-up Intervention

Date

2016

Author(s)

EB Caron, Kristin Bernard, and Mary Dozier

Type of Product

Journal Publication

Model(s)

  • Attachment and Biobehavioral Catch-Up (ABC)

Description

Understanding mechanisms and active ingredients of intervention is critical to training clinicians, particularly when interventions are transported from laboratories to communities. One promising active ingredient of parenting programs is clinicians' in vivo feedback regarding parent-child interactions. The present study examined whether a form of in vivo feedback, in the moment commenting, predicted treatment retention and parent behavior change when the Attachment and Biobehavioral Catch-up (ABC) intervention was implemented in a community setting. Observational data were collected from 78 parent-child dyads (96% mothers; M age = 29 years; 81% minority; infants' M age = 12 months; 90% minority) across 640 sessions conducted by 9 clinicians (100% female, M age = 39; 67% minority) in Hawaii. Parental behavior was assessed with a semi structured play task before and after intervention. (author abstract)

Data Collection Methods

  • Fidelity observations
  • Parent-child observations

Status

For More Information

Caron, E. B., Bernard, K., & Dozier, M. (2016). In vivo feedback predicts parent behavior change in the Attachment and Biobehavioral Catch-up intervention. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 53, 1-12.
doi: 10.1080/15374416.2016.1141359
Author contact information:
Mary Dozier
mdozier@psych.udel.edu

Topics

  • Participant, Family, and Program Outcomes
  • Program Quality, Continuous Quality Improvement, and Fidelity