Group Intervention Program for Oppositional, Noncompliant and Aggressive Preschoolers

Vera Auerbach, Reg Nixon, Karen Forrest, Shylaja Gooley, Gundula Gemke

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The READY program is an innovative group treatment program designed for aggressive and non-compliant preschool aged children. Building upon the work of Hembree-Kigin and McNeil, READY is a twelve-week program, with additional booster sessions two and four weeks after completion of the weekly sessions. Treatment is intensive and targets behavioural difficulties at several levels. The treatment comprises of (1) group instruction of specialised behaviour management techniques for parents, (2) social skills training and techniques to improve self-esteem for the children, and (3) a supportive psychotherapy group for parents.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)30-34
Number of pages5
JournalClinical Psychologist
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 1999
Externally publishedYes


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