Retrospective Self-Reports of Therapist Flexibility in a Manual-Based Treatment for Youths with Anxiety Disorders

Philip C. Kendall, Brian C. Chu

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Abstract

Evaluated retrospective therapist ratings of the flexibility used when applying the procedures and strategies prescribed in the treatment manual. Flexibility ratings were collected from 18 therapists who had treated 148 children with anxiety disorders (ages 9 through 13). Analyses revealed strong reliabilities for a flexibility questionnaire and that flexibility was used by therapists; however, significant relations between therapist-rated flexibility and treatment outcome were not found. Discussion focuses on the role of flexibility in manual-based psychological treatments and future directions for study.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)209-220
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology
Volume29
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology

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