Solution-focused brief therapy for behavior problems in children and adolescents: A meta-analysis of treatment effectiveness and family involvement

  title={Solution-focused brief therapy for behavior problems in children and adolescents: A meta-analysis of treatment effectiveness and family involvement},
  author={Kai-Shyang Hsu and Mo Yee Lee and Ray Eads and Zhemin Wen},
  journal={Children and Youth Services Review},
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A Comparison Group Study of Solution-Focused Therapy versus “Treatment-as-Usual” for Behavior Problems in Children

Abstract Behavior problems are the most common reason that children and adolescents are referred to treatment. This study presents a rationale for the application of solution-focused therapy to

Practitioner Review: The effectiveness of solution focused brief therapy with children and families: a systematic and critical evaluation of the literature from 1990-2010.

Although much of the literature has methodological weaknesses, existing research does provide tentative support for the use of SFBT, particularly in relation to internalizing and externalizing child behaviour problems.

Solution-focused brief therapy: a review of the outcome research.

It is concluded that the 15 studies provide preliminary support for the efficacy ofSFBT but do not permit a definitive conclusion, and highlights areas where methodology in future studies can be strengthened to provide more conclusive evidence of SFBT efficacy.

Effectiveness of Solution-Focused Brief Therapy

The studies reviewed provide strong evidence that SFBT is an effective treatment for a wide variety of behavioral and psychological outcomes and, in addition, it may be briefer and therefore less costly than alternative approaches.

Differential Effectiveness of Behavioral Parent-Training and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Antisocial Youth: A Meta-Analysis

The results indicate that there may be systematic differences in the outcomes associated with BPT and CBT when the setting of the intervention is considered, suggesting the need to carefully consider the effect of setting in future research.

Behavioral Parent Training as a Treatment for Externalizing Behaviors and Disruptive Behavior Disorders: A Meta-Analysis

Abstract A meta-analysis examining the effectiveness of Behavioral Parent Training for children and adolescents with externalizing behaviors and disruptive behavior disorders was conducted with 79

The effectiveness of one session of therapy using a single-session therapy approach for children and adolescents with mental health problems.

  • R. Perkins
  • Psychology, Medicine
    Psychology and psychotherapy
  • 2006
The study adds weight to the argument that a solution-focused SST approach can be effective for the treatment of children and adolescents with mental health problems and recommends SST as the initial choice of treatment for these clients.

Examining the Effectiveness of Solution-Focused Brief Therapy: A Meta-Analysis

Objective: A meta-analysis was conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT). Method: Hierarchical linear modeling software was used to synthesize the primary

Treatment Programs for Youth with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders: An Outcome Study of Two Alternate Approaches

Results have implications for future treatment of youth with EBD and suggest that greater emphasis be placed on research linking treatment to specific symptom clusters, especially highly comorbid clusters in this hard to serve population.