Psychotherapy for Children and Adolescents: Directions for Research and Practice

Hardcover | January 15, 2000

byAlan E. Kazdin

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What do we wish to know about psychotherapy and its effects? What do we already know? And what needs to be accomplished to fill the gap? These questions and more are explored in this thoroughly updated book about the current status and future directions of psychotherapy for children andadolescents. It retains a balance between practical concerns and research, reflecting many of the new approaches to children that have appeared in the past ten years. Designed to change the direction of current work, this book outlines a blueprint or model to guide future research and elaborates the ways in which therapy needs to be studied. By focusing on clinical practice and what can be changed, it offers suggestions for improvement of patient care andadvises how clinical work can contribute directly and in new ways to the accumulation of knowledge. Although it discusses in detail present psychotherapy research, this book is squarely aimed at progress in the future, making it ideal for psychologists, psychiatrists, and all mental health carepractitioners.

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What do we wish to know about psychotherapy and its effects? What do we already know? And what needs to be accomplished to fill the gap? These questions and more are explored in this thoroughly updated book about the current status and future directions of psychotherapy for children andadolescents. It retains a balance between practic...

Alan Kazdin is at Yale University.

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Format:HardcoverPublished:January 15, 2000Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

I. BACKGROUND1. Introduction2. Clinical Problems of Children and Adolescents3. Approaches, Treatments, and Characteristics of PsychotherapyII. EVIDENCE: MAJOR FINDINGS, STRENGTHS, AND LIMITATIONS4. The Effects of Psychotherapy: Current Status of the Evidence5. The Effects of Psychotherapy: Empirically Supported Treatments6. Treatments that Work: Illustrations of Exemplary Research7. Characteristics and Limitations of Therapy ResearchIII. IMPROVING THERAPY RESEARCH8. Developing Effective Treatments: A Model for Clinical Research9. Designing and Conducting a Treatment Study10. Implementing and Evaluating Treatment in Clinical Practice11. Psychotherapy Research in PerspectiveAppendix A: List of Child and Adolescent PsychotherapiesDr. Irving Quickie: Appendix B: Methodology in a NutshellNotesReferencesAuthor IndexSubject Index

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"The book is refreshingly written, and rings with a warm authority that is a useful reminder to researchers, and a welcome change for clinicians concerned about the split between research and clinical practice. I recommend it to both clinicians and researchers, and also to health plannersconcerned about whether psychotherapy is useful form of medical treatment. The anser is a resounding yes, and Dr. Kazdin is clarifying and improving our understanding of this answer." -- D.S. Palframan, MD, Annals RCPSC, Vol. 33, No. 6, Sept 2000