Kids Together Child and Adolescent Group Therapy Program: Evaluating a Therapeutic Change Process

Susan Hansen, Fordham University

Abstract

This study examined the effectiveness of a group therapy intervention in reducing youth internalizing and externalizing behavior problems and examined the change process, identifying youth subgroup shifts pre to post -intervention. Demographic data were collected and the Child Behavior Checklist instrument was scored for 220 youth attending group between 1996-2012. ^ Results suggest Internalizing Problem Scores (t = 4.98 , df = 219, p = < .0001, d = .27), Externalizing Problem Scores (t = 3.73, df = 219, p = < .0001, d = .19) and Total Problem Scores (t = 4.91, df = 219, p = < .0001, d = .26) were significantly lower at post -intervention. Pre -intervention analysis determined a two class model was the model of best fit prior to intervention, while at post intervention a single class model was the model of best fit, indicating that there was less heterogeneity at post -intervention.^

Subject Area

Health Sciences, Mental Health|Social Work

Recommended Citation

Hansen, Susan, "Kids Together Child and Adolescent Group Therapy Program: Evaluating a Therapeutic Change Process" (2013). ETD Collection for Fordham University. AAI3560671.
https://fordham.bepress.com/dissertations/AAI3560671

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