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CBT for Children and Adolescents

Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Children and Adolescents

Dr. Aaron Beck at Beck Institute's CBT for Children and Adolescent's Workshop

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CBT is Effective for Internalizing Disorders in Children

According to a recent literature review published in Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review, several studies provide initial support for the application, efficacy/effectiveness, and transportability of cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) for children with internalizing disorders. This review focused specifically on computer-based CBT, camp-based CBT, school-based CBT, and CBT delivered in primary care settings and lends support for these methods.

Elkins, R., McHugh, R., Santucci, L. C., & Barlow, D. H. (2011). Improving the transportability of CBT for internalizing disorders in children. Clinical Child And Family Psychology Review,14(2), 161-173. doi:10.1007/s10567-011-0085-4

Internet-Based CBT for Bulimic Symptomatology

A study published in Behaviour Research and Therapy found a significant improvement in eating disorder symptoms (behavior and cognitions), among adolescent participants (n=101) with bulimia nervosa (BN) or bulimic symptomatology following the completion of an internet-based cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) intervention. These findings suggest that an internet-based approach could serve as an initial intervention for adolescents with bulimic symptomatology.

Pretorius, N., Arcelus, J., Beecham, J., Dawson, H., Doherty, F., Eisler, I.,…Schmidt, U. (2009) Cognitive-behavioural therapy for adolescents with bulimic symptomatology: The acceptability and effectiveness of internet-based delivery. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 47(9), 729-736.