5. Child and Adolescent Characteristics that Impact on Therapy

  1. Elizabeth S. Sburlati,
  2. Heidi J. Lyneham,
  3. Carolyn A. Schniering and
  4. Ronald M. Rapee
  1. Caroline L. Donovan and
  2. Sonja March

Published Online: 11 APR 2014

DOI: 10.1002/9781118500576.ch5

Evidence-Based CBT for Anxiety and Depression in Children and Adolescents: A Competencies-Based Approach

Evidence-Based CBT for Anxiety and Depression in Children and Adolescents: A Competencies-Based Approach

How to Cite

Donovan, C. L. and March, S. (2014) Child and Adolescent Characteristics that Impact on Therapy, in Evidence-Based CBT for Anxiety and Depression in Children and Adolescents: A Competencies-Based Approach (eds E. S. Sburlati, H. J. Lyneham, C. A. Schniering and R. M. Rapee), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118500576.ch5

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 11 APR 2014
  2. Published Print: 25 APR 2014

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781118469255

Online ISBN: 9781118500576

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Keywords:

  • child;
  • youth;
  • adolescent;
  • anxiety;
  • depression;
  • internalizing;
  • knowledge;
  • comorbidity;
  • development

Summary

This chapter describes background knowledge that a therapist should possess when working with youth experiencing internalizing disorders, and has four major foci. First, knowledge regarding internalizing psychopathology, its presentation in youth, and the impact of comorbidity on treatment will be discussed. Second, the influence on therapy of cognitive, social and emotional developmental issues will be presented. Third, discussion will centre around the impact on therapy of individual differences in young people, with a particular focus on demographic variables, health conditions and learning disorders. Finally, the impact on therapy of environmental factors (parental psychopathology, parenting style, and conflict) and life events (stressful life events, trauma, and bullying) will be discussed.