How NVR achieved its leading position in parenting research: present achievements and future directions

Keynote
Haim Omer
20 Mai 2020
16:30-17:15
ENGLISH (German translation)

How NVR achieved its leading position in parenting research: present achievements and future directions

How NVR achieved its leading position in parenting research: present achievements and future directions
This review aims to update all colleagues interested in NVR on the many studies regarding its efficacy and mechanism of action.  If we consider the problems and disorders in which NVR has been implemented, we can divide the studies into three major categories: a) treatments for „externalizing disorders“, i.e. behavior problems such as violence, disruptive behaviors, discipline problems, tantrums, threats, health-harming habits, ADHD, ODD, conduct disorder, children with „tyrannical behaviors, and delinquency; b) treatments for „internalizing disorders“ such as anxiety disorders, OCD, social withdrawal, high-functioning autism disorder and PTSD, and c) prevention of dangerous trends with children and adolescents who are not in the psychopathological spectrum, such as computer and internet misuse, dangerous driving, and problematic eating.  In all of those fields NVR has been shown to be at least as effective as the best evidence-based treatments such as CBT. One area in which NVR has proved more successful than virtually any other treatment is that of parent engagement.  Drop-out rates from NVR are the lowest in the literature.  NVR has shown exceptional rates of father-engagement, an area that is notoriously difficult for all therapeutic approaches.  Besides its effectiveness in reducing child symptoms, NVR reduces parental helplessness, parent-child escalation, increases the parents‘ ability and willingness to perform caring gestures, and reduces the isolation of parents (and foster-parents). One field in which NVR is simply the only extant treatment is that of adult entitled dependence.  A treatment manual is about to be published and a first, very promising clinical study has been published.  In contrast to the variety and richness of parenting studies, there is an urgent need for studies about NVR for teachers.  The interest in NVR programs for schools is growing apace (as witnessed by the many translations of my book for teachers).  The fact that NVR has shown itself helpful in all fields in which it was implemented may facilitate the readiness to fund and perform such studies also in schools.

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