Robert D. Friedberg

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Although cognitive behavioral spectrum approaches with individual children are plentiful and demonstrate effectiveness, cognitive behaviorally oriented clinicians are frequently left to their own devices when it comes to treating families. Cognitive behavioral family therapy is a relatively recent development and there are precious few reports of its(More)
The Children's Depression Inventory is a widely researched and clinically useful measurement tool. However, research on the CDI is limited by an overreliance on outpatient samples. This is unfortunate because the CDI holds potential for use in inpatient settings. Method. This retrospective static group comparison examined the CDI total scores contained in(More)
There has been a recent focus on the processes that underlie intervention delivery for children and adolescents throughout the Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) literature. Certain process variables have been associated with treatment outcome among youth receiving CBT. Data for these process variables including: the therapeutic alliance or therapeutic(More)
Although some research has assessed both the content and mode of information processing in subclinical depressive states, studies have yet to address these issues in clinical depression. In particular, research has not examined whether there is evidence of content specificity in the processing of state and trait depressive information, and whether this(More)
Empirically supported treatments (EST) hold much promise in relieving psychological distress and dysfunction. However, various obstacles to effective training and clinical practice have truncated dissemination efforts. One such obstacle is the perceived applicability of EST procedures to raw world clinical practice. This article proposes a rubric for(More)
Wars in Afghanistan and Iraq are associated with more deployments than in previous years. Recent estimates show 1.2 million school children have a parent that is serving in the active military. Family stress increases proportionately to the length of deployment and the perception of danger. In a recent study, twenty percent of children whose parent was(More)
In this article introducing the special issue, factors involved in making the translation from lab findings to clinical practice are discussed. The common themes which pervade all the articles are articulated. Pivotal points of each individual contribution are emphasized. Particular attention is paid to developmental sensitivity, conceptualization, the(More)
Case conceptualization is the theoretically based foundation for clinical practice. However, the ugly truth of clinical practice is that many clinicians eschew case conceptualization and essentially board Da Vinci’s figurative ship with neither a compass nor a rudder. They suffer drift with various winds and tides frequently blowing them off course.(More)