Evidence-based practice in the prevention and treatment of adolescent behavior problems

Thomas L. Sexton*, Adam R. Fisher, Clare Graham, Nihal A. Elnahrawy

*Corresponding author for this work

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Prevention and treatment specialists in the mental health field face some of the most difficult and pervasive of those adolescent behavior problems. The focus of this chapter is on the problems and defines evidence-based practice, evidence-based prevention, and treatment programs specifically designed to address adolescent behavior problems and the remaining barriers to developing successful treatments for this needy population. The chapter then reviews the background, current status, controversies, and future directions of evidence-based prevention and treatment programs for adolescent behavior problems. A main goal for this chapter is to help overcome some of the suspicion and reluctance of practitioners and communities to embrace programs that have potential to help with very difficult clinical problems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHandbook of Adolescent Behavioral Problems
Subtitle of host publicationEvidence-Based Approaches to Prevention and Treatment
PublisherSpringer US
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9781489974976
ISBN (Print)9781489974969
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)
  • Medicine(all)
  • Social Sciences(all)


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