Cognitive-behavioral therapy with children and adolescents

M. A. Southam-Gerow, A. Henin, B. Chu, A. Marrs, P. C. Kendall

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This overview of the clinical strategies and research literature suggests that CBT is an effective treatment approach for certain childhood disorders. In the treatment of anxiety and depression, CBT has consistently demonstrated superiority over waitlist controls, and has been shown to be an effective, cost-efficient alternative to traditional counseling methods. The limitations of CBT in the treatment of aggression and ADHD point to the need to consider the broader familial and social context as well as the multiplicity of accompanying problems in the treatment of childhood disorders. Progress has been evident, more progress will take additional time. The outcomes to date buttress the merits of the effort.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)111-136
Number of pages26
JournalChild and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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