Human Relations Training for Families: A Counselling Strategy

  • Blake G. Ford
  • Lloyd W. West


To evaluate the efficacy of a human relations training program for parents of personality disorder pre-adolescent boys, sixty families were randomly assigned to four experimental groups: 1) Control, 2) Mother, 3) Mother-Father, 4) Mother-Father-Child. Pre- and posttest measure of Parents' and Subjects' behaviour were obtained by audio and video tape recordings of family interaction in a standardized laboratory setting. Significant differences between groups at posttesting were found on four dependent variables: Empathy, Warmth, and Genuineness of Parents, and Positive Assertive Behaviour of Subjects.
How to Cite
Ford, B. G., & West, L. W. (2012). Human Relations Training for Families: A Counselling Strategy. Canadian Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy, 13(2). Retrieved from
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