Development of adaptable and flexible treatment manuals for externalizing and internalizing disorders in children and adolescents

José J. Bauermeister, Cheryl Y.C. So, Peter S. Jensen, Orit Krispin, Amira Seif El Din

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Abstract

In this paper we describe the process used to develop treatment manuals for internalizing and externalizing disorders in children and adolescents. These manuals were developed to offer health care providers and others working in child mental health a flexible intervention that could be adapted to different countries and localities based on: 1) the amount of health care and school resources that are available; 2) the nature and severity of the types of problems children have; and 3) the preferences and cultural factors that are important within these communities. We also discuss the experiences and cultural issues faced by sites in Egypt, Lebanon, Israel, and Brazil who volunteered to implement the manualized treatment programs. The feedback received from these sites indicates that the manuals can be implemented to help children with internalizing and externalizing problems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)67-71
Number of pages5
JournalRevista Brasileira de Psiquiatria
Volume28
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2006

Keywords

  • Affective symptoms
  • Behavior therapy
  • Disruptive behavior disorders
  • Evidence-based medicine
  • Therapy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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