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Revista Colombiana de Psiquiatría

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JORDAN-QUINTERO, Martha Isabel et al. Implementation of a Multi-Family Intervention for Children With Behavioural and Emotional Problems in a Semi-Rural Population. rev.colomb.psiquiatr. [online]. 2022, vol.51, n.2, pp.113-122.  Epub Jan 08, 2022. ISSN 0034-7450.


To determine the feasibility of implementing a community-based, multi-family Multiple psychotherapy group intervention in a semi-rural population in Aranzazu, northern Caldas, Colombia. Family Affective symptoms


Qualitative study. A convenience sample was taken of 10 families with children Child with affective and behavioural disorders, previously identified by the Child Behaviour Check-Community list (CBCL). The Multifamily Psychoeducational Psychotherapy (MF-PEP) model was adapted to the culture and needs of the families.


The contents of the sessions and the topics and experiences that were most significant for the children and their families are described.


The adaptation to the cultural context of the multi-family intervention had a very good acceptability by all participants: caregivers, children and therapists.

Keywords : Multiple psychotherapy; Family; Affective symptoms; Child; Community.

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