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Child-Centric Intervention Research: The Devil is in the Detail

Campbell, C.L., Collins, M.A. and Reid, C. (2013) Child-Centric Intervention Research: The Devil is in the Detail. European Journal for Person Centered Healthcare, 1 (2). pp. 352-361.

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This paper discusses conceptual, ethical, pragmatic and paradigmatic constraints encountered in a T2 ‘bench to bedside’ translational research endeavour piloting an early intervention program for young children who have experienced sexual abuse. The resultant child - centric intervention research framework emerged from the challenges associated with trauma - related clinical work, the absence of an evidence-base and the difficulties of adopting traditional positivistic methodologies when evaluating practice in this complex field. Critically, the resultant framework was person-centred and, hence, individually responsive. More specifically, it was child-centred and so developmental and systemic issues were privileged.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Psychology and Exercise Science
Publisher: European Society for Person Centered Healthcare
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