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(p. 77) Evidence-Based Psychosocial Interventions: Advances and Challenges 

(p. 77) Evidence-Based Psychosocial Interventions: Advances and Challenges
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(p. 77) Evidence-Based Psychosocial Interventions: Advances and Challenges
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Alan E. Kazdin

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10.1093/med-psych/9780190463281.003.0004
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date: 26 April 2018

This chapter discusses the development of psychosocial interventions with supportive evidence in their behalf. The goals of these evidence-based psychosocial interventions are to reduce psychological dysfunction related to affect, cognition, and behavior and psychiatric disorders that can impair everyday functioning. The range of treatments with an evidence base is vast and includes multiple cognitive and behavioral treatments, traditional therapies, and many “treatments as usual.” This chapter provides a description of the current status of treatment, as well as the challenges related to interpretation of findings and the generality of findings from research to practice.

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