Robert D. Friedberg

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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 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)
In the classic story The Wizard of Oz (Baum, 1900) the heroine, Dorothy, is given the legendary instruction, “Follow the yellow brick road!” by Glenda the Good Witch. If she stays true to the path, she will find her way to the Emerald City where the great and powerful Oz will help her get home. Dorothy exhibits blind faith in Glenda’s supervision and(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)
Cognitive therapy (CT) is increasingly being adopted by child psychiatrists for a variety of clinical problems. This article explains the cardinal principles, practices, and processes associated with this approach. More specifically, a brief overview of the treatment model is offered along with an emphasis on case conceptualization and modular format 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)
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)