A reevaluation of estimates of child therapy effectiveness.

  title={A reevaluation of estimates of child therapy effectiveness.},
  author={Stephen R. Shirk and Robert L. Russell},
  journal={Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry},
  volume={31 4},
  pages={703-9; discussion 710}
In a recent review of nonbehavioral child and adolescent psychotherapy, it was concluded that the magnitude of methodological flaws in this body of research precluded an evaluation of effectiveness. However, recent quantitative reviews of child and adolescent therapy have concluded that nonbehavioral therapy is relatively ineffective compared with behavioral therapy. A sample of nonbehavioral studies was reviewed to evaluate the adequacy of estimates of effectiveness. Three contributions to… CONTINUE READING

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