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Unread February 22nd, 2007, 08:44 PM
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Default Evidence-Based Treatments for Children and Adolescents are Superior to Usual Care

A recent meta-analysis examined published studies and unpublished dissertations in which participants aged 3-18 were randomly assigned to either an evidence-based treatment (EBT) or usual care (UC). The results indicated that, overall, the EBTs were superior to UC. While this study included a number of EBTs which are not cognitive-behavioral as well as a number of cognitive-behavioral EBTs, many of the treatments that showed the largest effect-sizes were cognitive-behavioral. These included: Multi-Systemic Therapy, Problem-solving Training, Parent Management Training, Cognitive Self-Instruction Training, and Motivational Interviewing.
Weisz, J. R., Jensen-Doss, A., & Hawley, K. M. (2006). Evidence-based youth psychotherapies versus usual care: A meta-analysis of direct comparisons. American Psychologist, 61, 671-689.
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