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Category: Children & Adolescents

Efficacy and Effectiveness of CBT for Youth

By Saige Portera, BA, Hannah Toyama, BA, Jeremy Joves, BA, Anika Mehta, BA, Courtney Giannini, BA, Samantha Honnert, MA, and Beck Institute Faculty Member Robert Friedberg, PhDCenter for the Study and Treatment of Anxious Youth at Palo Alto University The following summary collects evidence speaking to the efficacy and effectiveness of CBT for youth. As the established psychosocial intervention for behavioral health issues in childhood through adolescence, studies have shown…
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Goal Setting to Engage Adolescents

CBT for Youth By Torrey Creed, PhD Many adolescents begin treatment on a different footing from adults. Rather than choosing to start treatment, adolescents may be referred by someone else for behavior the adolescent sees as justified, appropriate, or a part of their identity rather than something to be changed. Other adolescents may be referred for treatment for behavior or situations they feel hopeless or helpless about, and may therefore enter…
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Children’s Emotional Buckets

Cognitive Behavior Therapy with Youth by Torrey A. Creed, Ph.D. Imagine yourself lowering a ladle into a bucket of cool water to scoop out a drink. If the bucket is full, you can probably take a ladleful without much of a negative impact. However, taking a scoop from a mostly-empty bucket may cause you to uncomfortably scrape the sides and leave very little behind. Knowing you’ll inevitably have to scoop…
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