A meta review on parent training and therapies studies

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Seyma Tuncay
Fusun Gokkaya


This study aims to review the studies which are evaluated the efficacy of parent training and parent therapies. This article is a systematic review, and a literature search was performed for all published studies from March to July 2019 parent training programmes that report any retention and dropout data. To accomplish the purpose of the study, we compiled the studies from different databases including the following: Academic Search Complete, Science Direct, Medline, Scopus, Mendeley, PubMed, Crossref and Google Scholar, which published between 1998 and 2018. ‘Parent, parent training, parent training-efficacy, parent behaviour, parental behaviour, parent training interventions, parental, parenting, parent education and parenting skills’ words were used to identify the related studies. In designing the research, we discussed the research features of the participants and groups, training programs, sessions, therapists, methods, materials, measurements and results. A total of 23 studies met the search criteria. According to the reviewed results, after the parent training and therapies, parents moved away from violence and embraced more positive behaviours, and the violence of children decreased. As a result, it was seen that parent training and therapies contributed positively to the relationship between parent and child.


Keywords: Parent, parent training, parent therapies, parent education, parent training efficacy.



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Tuncay, S., & Gokkaya, F. (2020). A meta review on parent training and therapies studies. Global Journal of Psychology Research: New Trends and Issues, 10(1), 102-117. https://doi.org/10.18844/gjpr.v10i1.4392