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Psychoanalytic/psychodynamic psychotherapy for children and adolescents who have been sexually abused

  1. Ben Parker1,*,
  2. William Turner2

Editorial Group: Cochrane Developmental, Psychosocial and Learning Problems Group

Published Online: 31 JUL 2013

Assessed as up-to-date: 24 JUL 2013

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD008162.pub2


How to Cite

Parker B, Turner W. Psychoanalytic/psychodynamic psychotherapy for children and adolescents who have been sexually abused. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2013, Issue 7. Art. No.: CD008162. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD008162.pub2.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Priory Hospital Chelmsford, Adolescent Unit, Chelmsford, Essex, UK

  2. 2

    University of Bristol, School for Policy Studies, Bristol, UK

*Ben Parker, Adolescent Unit, Priory Hospital Chelmsford, Stump Lane, Springfield Green, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 7SJ, UK. benparker@priorygroup.com.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: New
  2. Published Online: 31 JUL 2013

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Characteristics of excluded studies [ordered by year of study]

StudyReason for exclusion

Homstead 1986This dissertation describes, through a case study analysis involving pre and post measures, the multifaceted examination of one treatment group for adolescent females who were sexually abused; however, the study does not involve random assignment and the intervention is not psychoanalytically/psychodynamically informed.

Baker 1987The adolescent participants and the three therapists were randomly assigned to treatment conditions, but all therapists used Rogerian techniques in both individual and group therapy.

Downing 1988The study is limited by a number of methodological weaknesses (e.g. lack of standardised assessment tools and use of standardised treatment approaches), including nonrandom assignment of participants to conditions.

Sullivan 1992The assessed intervention was not psychoanalytically/psychodynamically informed.

May 1992The research design in this study involved a pretest-posttest non-randomised group design utilising an analysis of covariance.

McGregor 1993The study is limited by a number of methodological weaknesses (e.g. short length of time from pre-test to post-test, small sample size n = 5), including nonrandom assignment of participants to conditions.

De Luca 1995The study examined the effectiveness of group therapy for sexually abused children in a pre-treatment and follow-up assessment design without randomising participants to conditions.

McGain 1995The study aimed to examine the efficacy of an outpatient group treatment of sexually abused girls using a pre-post, matched control/treatment design.

Witzmann 1995The study is limited by a number of methodological weaknesses (e.g. small sample size n = 8), including convenience sampling and nonrandom assignment of participants to conditions. The intervention was also not psychoanalytically/psychodynamicaly informed.

Celano 1996The assessed intervention (RAP, Recovering from Abuse Program) was not psychoanalytically/psychodynamically informed.

Tourigny 1998The study involved a pre-, post-intervention evaluation of a treatment programme for sexually abused children without random assignment and the use of a control group.

Thun 2002The assessed intervention (a modified version of the multidimensional model proposed by Lindon 1994) was not psychoanalytically/psychodynamically informed.

Trowell 2002Multi-centre RCT that compared a psychoanalytical/psychodynamically-informed intervention with another active treatment modality; as such, it does not meet our inclusion criteria.

Pfeifer 2003The study involved nonrandom assignment of participants to groups and used a quasi-experimental design to evaluate the effects of a group art therapy programme for sexually abused girls.

Tourigny 2005The study used a quasi-experimental design to evaluate the effects of a group therapy programme for teenage girls who had reported sexual abuse. The group programme is described in the paper as 'psycho-educational' (p79) and does not meet our inclusion criteria.

Lampe 2008The study examined the efficacy of a three-stage psychodynamically-oriented inpatient treatment program (PITT) but did not use random assignment of participants.

Simoneau 2008The study did not involve random assignment of participants to intervention and control conditions.

Duffany 2009The assessed intervention (CTP, Children's Treatment Program) was not psychoanalytically/psychodynamically informed.

Ghosh Ippen 2011The participants in the study (75 preschool-aged children) were exposed to multiple traumatic and stressful events mostly relating to exposure to marital violence (as confirmed by their mothers); as such, the study does not meet our inclusion criteria.