Evaluating a Self-Help Approach to Helping a Phobic Child: A Profile Analysis

  title={Evaluating a Self-Help Approach to Helping a Phobic Child: A Profile Analysis},
  author={Mary C. Secret and Martin D. H. Bloom},
  journal={Research on Social Work Practice},
  pages={338 - 348}
This is a report of the practitioner evaluation of clinical social work in afield setting; it involved helping a 9-year-old girl with a severe phobia of dogs. A single-system design is used to evaluate the outcome of contextual therapy, a real-life desensitization approach. An instigative method, self-help training for the child, was directed by a clinical social worker who was not present during the intervention. Treatment appeared to produce a rapid and significant decrease in the child's… 

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