NotesFAQContact Us
Collection
Advanced
Search Tips
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
ERIC Number: EJ791170
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jan
Pages: 40
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 168
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1537-4416
Evidence-Based Psychosocial Treatments for Ethnic Minority Youth
Huey, Stanley J., Jr.; Polo, Antonio J.
Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, v37 n1 p262-301 Jan 2008
This article reviews research on evidence-based treatments (EBTs) for ethnic minority youth using criteria from Chambless et al. (1998), Chambless et al. (1996), and Chambless and Hollon (1998). Although no "well-established" treatments were identified, "probably efficacious" or "possibly efficacious" treatments were found for ethnic minority youth with anxiety-related problems, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, depression, conduct problems, substance use problems, trauma-related syndromes, and other clinical problems. In addition, all studies met either Nathan and Gorman's (2002) Type 1 or Type 2 methodological criteria. A brief meta-analysis showed overall treatment effects of medium magnitude (d = 0.44). Effects were larger when EBTs were compared to no treatment (d = 0.58) or psychological placebos (d = 0.51) versus treatment as usual (d = 0.22). Youth ethnicity (African American, Latino, mixed/other minority), problem type, clinical severity, diagnostic status, and culture-responsive treatment status did not moderate treatment outcome. Most studies had low statistical power and poor representation of less acculturated youth. Few tests of cultural adaptation effects have been conducted in the literature and culturally validated outcome measures are mostly lacking. Recommendations for clinical practice and future research directions are provided. (Contains 8 tables and 3 footnotes.)
Lawrence Erlbaum. Available from: Taylor & Francis, Ltd. 325 Chestnut Street Suite 800, Philadelphia, PA 19106. Tel: 800-354-1420; Fax: 215-625-2940; Web site: http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/default.html
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Researchers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A