Handbook of Evidence-Based Therapies for Children and Adolescents

Bridging Science and Practice

  • Ric G. Steele
  • T. David Elkin
  • Michael C. Roberts

Part of the Issues in Clinical Child Psychology book series (ICCP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Establishing the Need and Criteria for Evidence-Based Therapies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Ric G. Steele, Michael C. Roberts, T. David Elkin
      Pages 3-8
    3. Ric Ric G. Steele, Ric Jennifer A. Mize Nelson, Ric Timothy D. Nelson
      Pages 25-43
    4. Charmaine K. Higa, Bruce F. Chorpita
      Pages 45-61
  3. Evidence-Based Therapies for Specific Disorders or Conditions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 63-63
    2. Wendy K. Silverman, Armando A. Pina
      Pages 65-82
    3. Thomas H. Ollendick, Donna Pincus
      Pages 83-102
    4. Eric A. Storch, Michael Larson, Jennifer Adkins, Gary R. Geffken, Tanya K. Murphy, Wayne K. Goodman
      Pages 103-120
    5. Colleen M. Cummings, Mary A. Fristad
      Pages 143-160
    6. Anthony Spirito, Christianne Esposito-Smythers
      Pages 177-194
    7. Betsy Hoza, Nina Kaiser, Elizabeth Hurt
      Pages 195-219
    8. Robert J. McMahon, Julie S. Kotler
      Pages 221-240
    9. Lindsey L. Cohen, Jill E. MacLaren, Crystal S. Lim
      Pages 281-295
    10. T. David Elkin, Laura Stoppelbein
      Pages 297-309
    11. David H. Gleaves, Janet D. Latner
      Pages 335-353
    12. Craig A. Johnston, Chermaine Tyler
      Pages 355-370
    13. Jonathan M. Campbell, Caitlin V. Herzinger, Carrah L. James
      Pages 371-388
    14. Camille J. Randall, Eric M. Vernberg
      Pages 389-408
    15. Deborah Deas, Kevin Gray, Himanshu Upadhyaya
      Pages 429-444
  4. Implementation Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 445-445
    2. Michael A. Southam-Gerow, Alyssa M. Marder, A. Aukahi Austin
      Pages 447-469
    3. Beth A. Kotchick, Rachel L. Grover
      Pages 487-504
    4. William A. Rae, Constance J. Fournier
      Pages 505-519
    5. Julianne M. Smith-Boydston, Timothy D. Nelson
      Pages 521-535
    6. Vicky Phares, Jessica Curley
      Pages 537-549
    7. Thad R. Leffingwell, Frank L. Collins Jr.
      Pages 551-568
    8. T. David Elkin, Michael C. Roberts, Ric G. Steele
      Pages 569-575
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 577-585

About this book


Growing numbers of young people—some 10% to 20% of school-age populations—have mental health problems requiring intervention, and current policy initiatives identify evidence-based therapies as the most effective and relevant forms of treatment. By reviewing evidence-based treatments (EBTs) across a wide spectrum of conditions, the Handbook of Evidence-Based Therapies for Children and Adolescents: Bridging Science and Practice closes the gaps between children’s needs and services as well as those between research, training, and practice,

Several EBT options, both proved and promising, are offered for each covered disorder and are bolstered by case examples, tables, and reference lists. Features include chapters on implementation issues such as diversity, family treatment, assessment strategies, and community settings, and step-by-step guidance for the researcher looking to gather empirical support for therapies.

With comprehensive coverage provided by numerous leading experts in the field, this volume covers the broadest range of disorders over the widest pediatric-adolescent age range, including:

  • Behavioral disorders, ADHD, aggression, bullying.
  • Phobias, panic disorders, school refusal, and anxiety.
  • Autism and pervasive developmental disorders.
  • Depression, mood disorders, and suicidal behavior.
  • Alcohol and drug abuse.
  • Eating disorders and obesity.
  • PTSD.

With its emphasis on flexibility and attention to emerging issues, the Handbook of Evidence-Based Therapies for Children and Adolescents is essential reading for anyone who works to address the mental health needs of children, including clinical child, school, and counseling psychologists; clinical social workers; and child psychiatrists as well as advanced-graduate level students in these and other related fields.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Ric G. Steele
    • 1
  • T. David Elkin
    • 2
  • Michael C. Roberts
    • 1
  1. 1.Clinical Child Psychology ProgramUniversity of KansasLawrenceUSA
  2. 2.Department of Psychiatry & Human BehaviorUniversity of MississippiJacksonUSA

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