ERIC Number: EJ937114
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jun
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 53
Interventions for Child and Adolescent Depression: Do Professional Therapists Produce Better Results?
Michael, Kurt D.; Huelsman, Timothy J.; Crowley, Susan L.
Journal of Child and Family Studies, v14 n2 p223-236 Jun 2005
We reviewed and analyzed child and adolescent depression treatment studies (1980-2001) through a comprehensive literature search. The outcome data from 19 studies (31 treatments) were extracted and weighted standard mean effect sizes were computed. Outcomes were compared across two levels of therapist training: professional and graduate student. Moreover, age was examined to test for differential effects on treatment outcome. Overall, professionals and graduate student therapists produced impressive yet commensurate outcomes when treating depressed youth. There were no significant differences found when treating children versus adolescents. The implications and limitations are reviewed, as are the suggestions for future research.
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Effect Size, Depression (Psychology), Intervention, Children, Adolescents, Outcomes of Treatment, Comparative Analysis, Counselors, Professional Development
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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