Bridging Theory, Research and Practice to More Successfully Engage Substance Abusing Youth and Their Families Into Therapy

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Abstract

This article aims to bridge the gap between systems theory, clinical research and clinical practice in order to more successfully address family interactional patterns that prevent families with a substance abusing youth from entering treatment. Important developments in family systems thinking that provide the foundation for working with hard to reach families are reviewed, specific family interactional patterns that appear to be obstacles to engagement are presented, and practical strategies for overcoming these obstacles are recommended.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)9-24
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Child and Adolescent Substance Abuse
Volume3
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Social Psychology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Psychology(all)

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