Evidence-based practice in family therapy and systemic consultation. 1 Child-focused problems

Journal article citation:
Journal of Family Therapy, 22(1), February 2000, pp.29-60.

Considers the evidence for the effectiveness of family therapy and family-based interventions from critical literature reviews and controlled trials with children and adolescents who present with various difficulties. The evidence supports the effectiveness of family therapy as an effective treatment either alone or as part of a multimodal or multisystemic treatment programme for child abuse and neglect, conduct problems, emotional problems and psychosomatic problems. Discusses the implications for practice, training and continuing professional development in the field of family therapy.

Subject terms:
intervention, literature reviews, mental health, outcomes, treatment, therapy and treatment, young people, anorexia nervosa, challenging behaviour, child abuse, child neglect, children, depression, drug misuse, emotionally disturbed children, family therapy, evaluation, evidence-based practice;
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