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Pezeshki P, Doos Ali Vand H, Aslzaker M, Jafari M. The Effectiveness of Emotion Coaching Parenting Program (ECPP) in Iranian Preschool Children with Internalizing Disorders. PCP. 2020; 8 (3)
URL: http://jpcp.uswr.ac.ir/article-1-703-en.html
1- Department of Clinical Psychology, School of Medicine, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
2- Department of Clinical Psychology, School of Medicine, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. , doosalivand.h@sbmu.ac.ir
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Objective: Emotion Coaching Parenting program (ECPP) is one of the treatment programs focused on emotions and targets the way parent and child interact emotionally. Although the effectiveness of ECPP on children with internalizing disorders has been proved previously, effects of this program have not been investigated in Iranian preschoolers with a range of internalizing disorders. Therefore, the aim of the current study was to examine the effects of ECPP when used with mothers of preschoolers with internalizing disorders.
Method: The current study was a randomized controlled trial (RCT). Thirty-one participants who were randomly assigned to ECPP (n=15) and waitlist group (n=16) completed all treatment session. Data were collected at three stages of pre-intervention, post-intervention and 3-months follow-up, using Difficulties in Emotion Regulation Scale, Emotion Regulation Checklist, Achenbach’s Child Behavior Checklist and Maternal Emotional Styles Questionnaire.
Results: Repeated measures ANOVAs were conducted to test differences between the intervention and control group for maternal emotion regulation and maternal EC. Repeated measures ANOVA indicated significant improvements in emotional awareness and emotion regulation of mothers in intervention group at post-intervention and follow-up compared to the pre-intervention, while no significant improvements were found in control group. Children in both groups showed improvements in emotional lability/negativity at post-intervention, but the improvements were significantly higher in intervention group. Children of intervention group, also, showed higher improvements in emotion regulation compared to the control group. Additionally, significant reductions in the symptoms of children’s internalizing disorders at post-intervention and follow-up, were observed in intervention group compared to the control group.
Conclusions: ECPP can be one of the effective treatments for reducing the symptoms of children’s internalizing disorders and improving the emotion regulation of parent and child.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Family and group therapy
Received: 2020/04/21 | Accepted: 2020/09/22 | Published: 2020/07/20

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