Counseling Outcomes for Youth With Oppositional Behavior: A Meta-Analysis
Version of Record online: 7 JAN 2014
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Journal of Counseling & Development
Volume 92, Issue 1, pages 13–24, January 2014
How to Cite
Erford, B. T., Paul, L. E., Oncken, C., Kress, V. E. and Erford, M. R. (2014), Counseling Outcomes for Youth With Oppositional Behavior: A Meta-Analysis. Journal of Counseling & Development, 92: 13–24. doi: 10.1002/j.1556-6676.2014.00125.x
- Issue online: 7 JAN 2014
- Version of Record online: 7 JAN 2014
- Manuscript Accepted: 28 JAN 2013
- Manuscript Revised: 24 DEC 2012
- Manuscript Received: 9 SEP 2012
- oppositional behavior;
- oppositional defiant disorder;
This meta-analysis of clinical trials explored the effectiveness of treatments targeted at changing oppositional behavior. The meta-analysis included 31 peer-reviewed treatment studies with school-age youth ages 6–17 years identified as having oppositional defiant disorder. Results were synthesized using a random effects model for mean difference and mean gain effect size estimates. Findings suggest that counseling/psychotherapy is effective in treating oppositional behavior in school-age youth at termination, but the long-term efficacy of such treatment is less stable.