Practitioner Review: Problems in Children's Peer Relations: What Can the Clinician Do?

Neena M. Malik, Wyndol Furman

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Abstract

This paper describes the assessment and treatment of children with peer relationship problems. The first part of the paper is organized around five topics: peer rejection, peer neglect, the absence of friendships, reputation in the peer group, and peer group affiliations. Next, a series of assessment methods is delineated, including peer, teacher, parent and self reports, as well as direct observational procedures. Finally, we suggest a number of treatment options, including social skills training, social cognitive interventions, and co-operative group interventions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1303-1326
Number of pages24
JournalJournal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry
Volume34
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1993

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Keywords

  • Peer relations
  • Rejected children
  • Treatment of peer problems

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology

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