The Social Sciences

Year: 2016
Volume: 11
Issue: 6
Page No. 890 - 902

The Effective Comparison Between Modular Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (MCBT) and Child-Parent Relationship Training (CPRT) in Children with Separation Anxiety Symptoms

Authors : Zohre Abbasi, Shole Amiri and Hooshang Talebi

Abstract: The purpose of this study was comparing effect of Modular Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (MCBT) and Child-Parent Relationship Training (CPRT). MCBT is the new treatment form of CBT with modular approach and individual of interventions. CPRT is a method for modification mother-child relationship. This study observed and compared the effectiveness of MCBT and CPRT on children with separation anxiety symptoms. This study is a randomized clinical trial. Subjects were 45 pair mother-child 6-7 years old with diagnosis of SAD, being randomly assigned to MCBT, CPRT and control groups (15 children in each group). Subject children in MCBT group participated in variable 4-20 h weekly sessions within modular cognitive-behavioral therapy manual whereas subject children’s mother in CPRT group contributed in 10 h weekly sessions within child-parent relationship training. The control group received no treatment. The screen for children separation anxiety disorder from (Child Symptom Inventory (CSI4), parent forms). Tests administered to all subjects in pretest, posttest and the follow-up measurement (2 and 3 months later). Analysis of variance with repeated measurements were applied to analyze data by Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) Software package (v. 20). MCBT and CPRT; demonstrated significant difference in reducing separation anxiety disorder from children’s parent reports. MCBT in comparison with CPRT; effectively improved reducing separation anxiety in children.

How to cite this article:

Zohre Abbasi, Shole Amiri and Hooshang Talebi, 2016. The Effective Comparison Between Modular Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (MCBT) and Child-Parent Relationship Training (CPRT) in Children with Separation Anxiety Symptoms. The Social Sciences, 11: 890-902.

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