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COPE for 3-12 Year Olds


  • Cunningham, C. E., Boyle, M., Offord, D., Racine, Y., & Hundert, J., Secord, M. & McDonald, J. (2000).  Tri Ministry Project:  Diagnostic and demographic correlates of school-based parenting course utilization.  Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 68, 928-933.
  • Cunningham, C. E., Cunningham, L. J., Martorelli, V., Tran, A., Young, J., & Zacharias, A. (1998). The effects of primary division student mediation programs on playground aggression. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 39, 653-662.
  • Cunningham, C. E., Bremner, B., & Boyle, M. (1995). Large group school-based
    courses for parents of preschoolers at risk for disruptive behaviour disorders: Utilization, outcome, and cost effectiveness. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 36, 1141-1159.
  • Cunningham, C. E., Davis, J. R., Bremner, R., Dunn, K. W., & Rzasa, T. (1993). Coping modelling plus problem solving versus mastery modelling: Effects on adherence, in-session process, and skill acquisition in a residential parent training program. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 5, 871-877.
  • Cunningham, C. E. (1993). Increasing the availability and accessibility of services for ADHD children. The ADHD Report, 1, 4-5.
  • Cunningham, C. E., Bremner, R.B. & Secord-Gilbert, M. (1993). Increasing the
    availability, accessibility, and cost efficacy of services for families of ADHD children: A school-based systems-oriented parenting course. Canadian Journal of School Psychology, 9, 1-15.
  • Fabiano GA, Pelham WE, Cunningham CE, Yu J, Gangloff B, Buck M, Linke S, Gormley M, Gera S. (2012). A Waitlist-Controlled Trial of Behavioral Parent Training for Fathers of Children with ADHD. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology.
  • McGrath, P., Lingley-Pottie, P., Thurston, C., MacLean, C., Cunningham, C., Waschbusch, D., Watters, C., Stewart, S., Bagnell, A., Santor, D., & Chaplin, W. (2011). Telephone-based mental health interventions for child disruptive behavior or anxiety disorders: Randomized trials and overall analysis. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 50, 11, 1162-1172.
  • Lakes, K.D., Kettler, R.J., Schmidt, J., Haynes, M., Feeney-Kettler, K., Kamptner, L., Swanson, J. & Tamm, L. (2009). The CUIDAR early intervention parent training program for preschoolers at risk for behavioral disorders: An innovative practice for reducing disparities in access to service. Journal of Early Intervention, 31, 167-178.
  • Thorell, L.B. (2009). The Community Parent Education Program (COPE): Treatment effects in a clinical and a community-based sample. Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 14, (3) 373-87.
  • Tamm, L., Swanson, J., Lerner, M., Childress, C., Patterson, B., Lakes, K., Nguyen, A.S., Kudo, M., Altamirano, W., Miller, J., Santoyo, R., Camarero-Morse, V., Watkins., J., Simpson, S., Waffarn, F. & Cunningham, C. (2005). Intervention for preschoolers at risk for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): Service before diagnosis. Clinical Neuroscience Research, 5, 247-253.


  • Cunningham, C. E. (2006). COPE: Large group, community based, family-centred parent training. In R. A. Barkley (Ed.) Attention Deficit Hyperactivity: A Handbook for Diagnosis and Treatment. New York:  Guilford Press.
  • Cunningham, C., Knight, R., Harrison, R., & Bohaychuk, D. (2005). The effectiveness of COPE for 3 to 12-year olds in front-line clinical practice.
  • Cunningham, C. E. (1998). Large group, community based, parenting courses. In R. A. Barkley (Ed.) Attention Deficit Hyperactivity: A Handbook for Diagnosis and Treatment. New York:  Guilford Press.
  • Cunningham, C. E. (1996).  Improving availability, utilization, and cost efficacy of parent training programs for children with disruptive behaviour disorders.In R. Peters, & R. McMahon, (Eds.).  Preventing Childhood Disorders, Substance, Abuse, and Delinquency. New York: Sage.
  • Cunningham, C. E. (1990). A family systems oriented parent training program. In R. A. Barkley (Ed.) Attention Deficit Hyperactivity: A Handbook for Diagnosis and Treatment. New York: Guilford Press.
  • Cunningham, C.E. (1989). A family systems oriented training program for parents of language delayed children with behaviour problems. In C. Shaefer & J. Briemeister (Eds.), Handbook of Parent Training: Parents as Co-therapists for Children's Behaviour Problems. New York: John Wiley & Sons.
  • Ozturk, S. (2003). Effectiveness of a training group for mothers of children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Unpublished master’s thesis, Bogazici University. Ostanbul, Turkey.
  • Thorell, L. B., Hellstrom, A. (2006). COPE Foraldrautbildning for dig som har barn i aldern 3 – 12 ar. – Rapport fran utvarderingen av kurser i Uppsala Lan och Tyreso kommun. Uppsala, Sweden.
  • Van der Spuy, H.I.J., Cunningham, C. E., Siegel, L., Elbard, H., & Nielson, E. (1983). Evaluation of a treatment program for children with specific language delay. In H. D. Rosler, J. P.Das, and I. Wald (Eds.). Problems of Mental and Language Retardation. Berlin: VEB Deutscher Verlag der Wissenschaften.
  • Cunningham, C. E. (2005). COPE: Large group, community based, family-centered parent training. In: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity: A Handbook for Diagnosis and Treatment, Barkley, R.A., (Ed.); New York: The Guilford Press.


  • Cunningham, C. E., Bremner, R., Secord, M., & Harrison, R. (2009). COPE, The Community Parent Education Program: Large group community based workshops for parents of 3 to 18 year olds. Hamilton, ON Canada: COPE Works.