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ERIC Number: EJ861670
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 54
ISSN: ISSN-0731-7107
Assessing Outcome in Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Child Depression: An Illustrative Case Series
Eckshtain, Dikla; Gaynor, Scott T.
Child & Family Behavior Therapy, v31 n2 p94-116 2009
Recent meta-analytic data suggest a need for ongoing evaluation of treatments for youth depression. The present article calls attention to a number of issues relevant to the empirical evaluation of if and how cognitive behavior therapy for child depression works. A case series of 6 children and a primary caregiver received treatment--individual CBT for the child and behavioral parent training involving the caregiver and caregiver-child dyad. The effects were generally promising and illustrate how selection of inclusion criteria, measures, measurement intervals, and informants can alter conclusions. These areas warrant attention in studies of child depression and are important not only in interpreting treatment outcome data but also for conducting sound clinical practice. (Contains 4 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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