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(p. 3) Parent Intervention: Engagement Phase of Therapy: Sessions 1–3 

(p. 3) Parent Intervention: Engagement Phase of Therapy: Sessions 1–3
(p. 3) Parent Intervention: Engagement Phase of Therapy: Sessions 1–3

Melissa K. Runyon

and Esther Deblinger

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date: 23 September 2020

Chapter 1 discusses the first three sessions of the parent section of combined parent-child cognitive behavioral therapy (CPC-CBT). These sessions form the engagement phase of therapy and include an outline schedule for all sessions, which will explore the rationale and structure of the program, issues of confidentiality, clinical guidelines, disclosure of referral incident, consequence review and motivational procedure, identification of common goals, commitment to family safety, definitions of violence and abuse, effects of abuse and violence on children, behavioral principles, and activities to introduce praise of the child.

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