Link to the University of Pittsburgh Homepage
Link to the University Library System Homepage Link to the Contact Us Form

A Randomized Clinical Trial Comparing Individual Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Child-Centered Therapy for Child Anxiety Disorders

Silk, JS and Tan, PZ and Ladouceur, CD and Meller, S and Siegle, GJ and McMakin, DL and Forbes, EE and Dahl, RE and Kendall, PC and Mannarino, A and Ryan, ND (2016) A Randomized Clinical Trial Comparing Individual Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Child-Centered Therapy for Child Anxiety Disorders. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology. 1 - 13. ISSN 1537-4416

[img]
Preview
PDF
Available under License : See the attached license file.

Download (284kB) | Preview
[img] Plain Text (licence)
Available under License : See the attached license file.

Download (1kB)

Abstract

© 2016, Routledge. All rights reserved. This study compared individual cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and a supportive child-centered therapy (CCT) for child anxiety disorders on rates of treatment response and recovery at posttreatment and 1-year follow-up, as well as on real-world measures of emotional functioning. Youth (N = 133; ages 9–14) with anxiety disorders (generalized, separation, and/or social anxiety) were randomized using a 2:1 ratio to CBT (n = 90) or CCT (n = 43), which served as an active comparison. Treatment response and recovery at posttreatment and 1-year follow-up were assessed by Independent Evaluators, and youth completed ecological momentary assessment of daily emotions throughout treatment. The majority of youth in both CBT and CCT were classified as treatment responders (71.1% for CBT, 55.8% for CCT), but youth treated with CBT were significantly more likely to fully recover, no longer meeting diagnostic criteria for any of the targeted anxiety disorders and no longer showing residual symptoms (66.7% for CBT vs. 46.5% for CCT). Youth treated with CBT also reported significantly lower negative emotions associated with recent negative events experienced in daily life during the latter stages of treatment relative to youth treated with CCT. Furthermore, a significantly higher percentage of youth treated with CBT compared to CCT were in recovery at 1-year follow-up (82.2% for CBT vs. 65.1% for CCT). These findings indicate potential benefits of CBT above and beyond supportive therapy on the breadth, generalizability, and durability of treatment-related gains.


Share

Citation/Export:
Social Networking:
Share |

Details

Item Type: Article
Creators/Authors:
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Silk, JSjss4@pitt.eduJSS4
Tan, PZ
Ladouceur, CD
Meller, S
Siegle, GJ
McMakin, DL
Forbes, EEerika@pitt.eduERIKA
Dahl, RE
Kendall, PC
Mannarino, A
Ryan, ND
Date: 12 March 2016
Date Type: Publication
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology
Page Range: 1 - 13
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.1080/15374416.2016.1138408
Schools and Programs: Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences > Psychology
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1537-4416
PubMed Central ID: PMC5218980
Date Deposited: 12 May 2017 20:00
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2017 23:55
URI: http://d-scholarship.pitt.edu/id/eprint/31918

Metrics

Monthly Views for the past 3 years

Plum Analytics

Altmetric.com


Actions (login required)

View Item View Item