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100 1  Lucier, Julie 
245 10 Juvenile firesetting:  A community mental health 
300    83 p 
500    Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 66-
       03, Section: B, page: 1724 
500    Chairperson:  Patricia W. Cone 
502    Thesis (Psy.D.)--Massachusetts School of Professional 
       Psychology, 2005 
520    The focus of this study was to evaluate the process by 
       which community mental health clinicians conceptualize 
       juvenile firesetting and how this conceptualization 
       translates into assessment and treatment. The research 
       related to juvenile firesetting is in its infancy but 
       there is evidence to suggest that a more holistic approach
       to this problem is most effective. The incorporation of 
       the child and family in addressing the problem of 
       firesetting behavior allows for a more comprehensive 
       treatment approach. Additionally, a bimodal process to 
       treatment including fire safety education and a cognitive-
       behavioral component has been speculated to be the most 
       effective mode of treatment 
520    This study consisted of community mental health clinicians
       who work with children completing a questionnaire to 
       determine how they define, assess and treat juvenile 
       firesetters, and how much training they feel they have 
       received related to firesetting. The results of the 
       questionnaire revealed that most clinicians believe that 
       lighting matches and lighters as well as lighting other 
       objects such as toys or cards all meet the definitional 
       criteria for firesetting behavior. However, the majority 
       of clinicians felt that a child needed to light other 
       objects on fire only once to be considered firesetting as 
       opposed to two or more times for lighting matches or 
520    With respect to training, most clinicians have had some 
       training related to the issue of juvenile firesetting 
       although there is no consensus about the effectiveness of 
       the training. Despite the level of training in firesetting,
       only a third of all clinicians surveyed admitted that they
       routinely inquire about the behavior but all clinicians 
       indicate that they would address this behavior as an 
       active problem on a child's treatment plan at least 
       "sometimes." The results of this study suggest that 
       although community mental health clinicians are aware that
       firesetting behavior occurs there is tremendous 
       variability about how they come to understand this 
       behavior and address it in their clinical work with 
590    School code: 1005 
590    DDC 
650  4 Health Sciences, Mental Health 
650  4 Psychology, Clinical 
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690    0622 
710 20 Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology 
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