Contingency Management, Self-Control, and Education Support in the Treatment of Childhood Phobic Disorders: A Randomized Clinical Trial
This study evaluated the relative efficacy of an exposure-based contingency management (CM) treatment condition and an exposure-based cognitive self-control (SC) treatment condition relative to an education support (ES) control condition for treating children with phobic disorders. Eighty-one children and their parents completed a 10-week treatment program in which children and parents were seen in separate treatment sessions with the therapist, followed by a brief conjoint meeting. Children in both the CM and SC conditions showed substantial improvement on all of the outcome measures. These gains were maintained at 3-, 6-, and 12-month follow-ups. Interestingly, children in the ES condition also showed comparable improvements at posttreatment and at 3-, 6-, and 12-month follow-ups. Implications of the findings are discussed with respect to knowledge development and clinical practice.
Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology
Silverman, W. K.,
Kurtines, W. M.,
Ginsburg, G. S.,
Weems, C. F.,
Serafini, L. T.
(1999). Contingency Management, Self-Control, and Education Support in the Treatment of Childhood Phobic Disorders: A Randomized Clinical Trial. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 67(5), 675-687.
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