Category: Couples / Close Relationships

Symposium

Symposium 95 - Maximizing Telephone- and Web-Based Interventions for Couples and Families

Saturday, November 18
1:45 PM - 3:15 PM
Location: Indigo Ballroom E, Level 2, Indigo Level

Keywords: Community-Based Assessment / Intervention | Families | Couples / Close Relationships
Presentation Type: Symposium

Telephone and web-based interventions for couples and families can extend the reach of these interventions to a larger range of people who have limited access for socioeconomic, rural location, or other factors related to access. There are a number of aspects of delivery, however, that may affect the impact of these interventions that are originally based on effective face-to-face interventions.  The presentations in this symposium discuss various strategies for maximizing interventions based on telephone communication, online delivery, or both. Roddy and colleagues describe the findings of a study to test two levels of coaching provided for participants in a web-based program, OurRelationship, to increase relationship satisfaction and decrease psychological symptoms. Both levels of coaching had a similar effect of increasing relationship satisfaction, but the coaching condition with greater frequency led to greater decreases in symptoms. Braithwaite and colleagues describe an online relationship program, ePREP, that has shown effectiveness in decreasing intimate partner violence and depression, and increasing positive communication. They discuss ongoing research to test different “dosing” strategies, and the expansion of the program for traditionally underserved populations, such as those with low literacy. Sayers and colleagues describe the development of a telephone-based coaching program to help family members and close friends of military Veterans support these Veterans in deciding to engage in needed mental health care. They describe the extension of this coaching strategy for those concerned about Veterans with substance abuse problems using the web-based delivery of the empirically supported program, Community Reinforcement and Family Training, or CRAFT. Finally, Carpenter and colleagues describe a phone-based parent-to-parent intervention based on the CRAFT treatment that has been shown effective in helping families support a young adult (18-24) in reducing or eliminating substance use through treatment engagement. They report that the pilot program helped parents increase their exposure to CRAFT, their confidence in deal with their young adult, and their use of positive reinforcement and natural consequences in substance abuse reduction. As discussant for the symposium, Dr. Scott Stanley will review the implications of the different strategies for extending these effective treatments, the factors that may moderate the effectiveness of these alternative delivery strategies, and suggestions for future research.

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Steven L. Sayers

Associate Professor
University of Pennsylvania and CMC VA Medical Center

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Scott M. Stanley

Research Professor
University of Denver

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    McKenzie Roddy

    Graduate Student
    University of Miami

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    Scott R. Braithwaite

    Assistant Professor
    Brigham Young University

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    Steven L. Sayers

    Associate Professor
    University of Pennsylvania and CMC VA Medical Center

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    Kenneth M. Carpenter

    Director of Training
    Center for Motivation and Change: Training Institute

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