Getting Dads Off the Sidelines: Practices for Promoting Father Involvement in Mental Health Interventions
Gregory Fabiano, Ph.D.
University at Buffalo
In this overview, Dr. Gregory Fabiano describes the important role of fathers in the promotion and support of positive mental health for children. Dr. Fabiano also discusses the possible reasons why fathers may find it challenging to participate in parenting interventions. Lastly, Dr. Fabiano describes ways in which clinicians may better engage fathers to participate in the mental health treatment of their child.
Gregory Fabiano, Ph.D. is an associate professor of Counseling, School, and Educational Psychology at the University at Buffalo. His interests are in the area of evidence-based assessments and treatments for children with ADHD. He is an author on over 40 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters. Dr. Fabiano has been the recipient of numerous awards including the Hodgson Russ Award for Excellence in Collaboration and the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers. In addition, the University of Buffalo has granted him the Exceptional Scholars Young Investigator Award and the Distinguished Alumni Award. Dr. Fabiano’s work has been funded by multiple federal agencies including the U.S. Department of Education, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the National Institutes of Health.