Efficacy of brief strategic family therapy in modifying hispanic adolescent behavior problems and substance use

Daniel Santisteban, Angel Perez-Vidal, J. Douglas Coatsworth, William M. Kurtines, Seth J Schwartz, Arthur LaPerriere, Jose Szapocznik

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Abstract

This study investigated the efficacy of brief strategic family therapy (BSFT) with Hispanic behavior problem and drug using youth, an underrepresented population in the family therapy research literature. One hundred twenty-six Hispanic families with a behavior problem adolescent were randomly assigned to 1 of 2 conditions: BSFT or group treatment control (GC). Results showed that, compared to GC cases, BSFT cases showed significantly greater pre- to post-intervention improvement in parent reports of adolescent conduct problems and delinquency, adolescent reports of marijuana use, and observer ratings and self reports of family functioning. These results extend prior findings on the efficacy of family interventions to a difficult to treat Hispanic adolescent sample.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)121-133
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Family Psychology
Volume17
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2003

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Efficacy of brief strategic family therapy in modifying hispanic adolescent behavior problems and substance use. / Santisteban, Daniel; Perez-Vidal, Angel; Coatsworth, J. Douglas; Kurtines, William M.; Schwartz, Seth J; LaPerriere, Arthur; Szapocznik, Jose.

In: Journal of Family Psychology, Vol. 17, No. 1, 01.03.2003, p. 121-133.

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Santisteban, Daniel ; Perez-Vidal, Angel ; Coatsworth, J. Douglas ; Kurtines, William M. ; Schwartz, Seth J ; LaPerriere, Arthur ; Szapocznik, Jose. / Efficacy of brief strategic family therapy in modifying hispanic adolescent behavior problems and substance use. In: Journal of Family Psychology. 2003 ; Vol. 17, No. 1. pp. 121-133.
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