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    'Too busy'? fathers' attendance for family appointments

    Walters, J. and Tasker, Fiona and Bishard, S. (2001) 'Too busy'? fathers' attendance for family appointments. Journal of Family Therapy 23 (1), pp. 3-20. ISSN 0163-4445.

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    Fathers are often less likely to attend for appointments with their referred children at family and child psychiatry clinics than are mothers. The literature related to this topic is examined. A study of fathers' attendance at family sessions is reported, in which attenders are compared to non‐attenders. It is concluded that conventional suppositions regarding fathers' attendance, such as work hours and family roles, are not as important predictors of fathers' attendance as fathers' relationships with their own fathers and current relationships with their partners. Clinical implications are examined.


    Item Type: Article
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Science > School of Psychological Sciences
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 17 Mar 2020 19:04
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 17:58


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