J Clin Psychol Med Settings 2020 03;27(1):139-149
Departments of Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences; Pediatrics, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, 760 Westwood Plaza, Semel 48-241, Los Angeles, CA, 90024-1759, USA.
The purpose of this article is to propose management and treatment protocols for family members impacted by MBP abuse. A brief review of psychopathology, co-morbidities, MBP risk level, treatment outcomes, and rationale for treatment is presented, followed by detailed guidance regarding psychological treatment and management. We propose five components of psychotherapy for abusers, best remembered by using the acronym of ACCEPTS: ACknowledgement, Coping, Empathy, Parenting, Taking charge, and Support. Read More