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ERIC Number: EJ1085618
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Nov
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Reference Count: 28
The Beck Initiative: Training School-Based Mental Health Staff in Cognitive Therapy
Creed, Torrey A.; Jager-Hyman, Shari; Pontoski, Kristin; Feinberg, Betsy; Rosenberg, Zachary; Evans, Arthur; Hurford, Matthew O.; Beck, Aaron T.
International Journal of Emotional Education, v5 n2 p49-66 Nov 2013
A growing literature supports cognitive therapy (CT) as an efficacious treatment for youth struggling with emotional or behavioral problems. Recently, work in this area has extended the dissemination of CT to school-based settings. The current study has two aims: 1) to examine the development of therapists' knowledge and skills in CT, an evidence-based approach to promoting student well-being, and 2) to examine patterns of narrative feedback provided to therapists participating in the program. As expected, school therapists trained in CT demonstrated significant gains in their knowledge of CT theory and in their demonstration of CT skills, with the majority of therapists surpassing the accepted threshold of competency in CT. In addition, an examination of feedback content suggested that narrative feedback provided to therapists most frequently consisted of positive feedback and instructions for future sessions. Suggestions for future research regarding dissemination of CT are discussed in light of increasing broad access to evidence based practices.
Descriptors: Mental Health, Mental Health Workers, Health Services, Feedback (Response), Evidence Based Practice, Counseling Techniques, Cognitive Restructuring, Emotional Disturbances, Behavior Problems, Counselor Training, Well Being, School Psychologists, Futures (of Society), Counselor Attitudes, Program Descriptions, Rating Scales, Likert Scales, Statistical Analysis, Hierarchical Linear Modeling
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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