ERIC Number: EJ1156902
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Nov
Abstractor: As Provided
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy versus a Counselling Intervention for Anxiety in Young People with High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Pilot Randomised Controlled Trial
Murphy, Suzanne M.; Chowdhury, Uttom; White, Susan W.; Reynolds, Laura; Donald, Louisa; Gahan, Hilary; Iqbal, Zeinab; Kulkarni, Mahesh; Scrivener, Louise; Shaker-Naeeni, Hadi; Press, Dee A.
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v47 n11 p3446-3457 Nov 2017
The use of cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) as a treatment for children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) has been explored in a number of trials. Whilst CBT appears superior to no treatment or treatment as usual, few studies have assessed CBT against a control group receiving an alternative therapy. Our randomised controlled trial compared use of CBT against person-centred counselling for anxiety in 36 young people with ASD, ages 12-18. Outcome measures included parent- teacher- and self-reports of anxiety and social disability. Whilst each therapy produced improvements in participants, neither therapy was superior to the other to a significant degree on any measure. This is consistent with findings for adults.
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Cognitive Restructuring, Behavior Modification, Comparative Analysis, Randomized Controlled Trials, Counseling Techniques, Anxiety, Adolescents, Parent Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Interpersonal Competence, Counseling Effectiveness, Self Concept, Foreign Countries, Diagnostic Tests, Observation, Measures (Individuals), Rating Scales, Coding, Pretests Posttests, Statistical Analysis
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule
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