Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology

, Volume 13, Issue 3, pp 357–372 | Cite as

Toward a cognitive-behavioral model of child psychopathology and a critique of related interventions

  • Philip C. Kendall


A cognitive- behavioral model recognizes the interdependencies of cognitive, affective, social, developmental, and behavioral factors in the etiology and remediation of childhood psychopathology. The model is concerned with the cognitive distortions and deficiencies that surround behavioral events and emphasizes the combination of treatment strategies with the therapist as a remediation organizer. Recommendations are made regarding treatment expectations, the specificity of the cognition-disorder relationship, the quality of the application of the training, and the need for further involvement of the child in the therapeutic curriculum.


Treatment Strategy Behavioral Event Behavioral Model Behavioral Factor Related Intervention 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Philip C. Kendall
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Clinical Psychology, Department of PsychologyTemple UniversityPhiladelphia

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