Identifying empirically supported treatments for phobic avoidance in individuals with intellectual disabilities.

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PubMed URL: 
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18502248
Author: 
Hagopian LP
Author List: 
Jennett HK
Hagopian LP
Journal: 
Behav Ther
PubMed ID: 
18502248
Pagination: 
151-61
Volume: 
39
Issue: 
2
Abstract: 
This paper reviews the literature regarding the treatment of phobic avoidance in individuals with intellectual disabilities. Criteria for classifying interventions as empirically supported, developed by the American Psychological Association (APA) Division 12 Task Force on Promotion and Dissemination of Psychological Procedures, were used. For studies employing single case experimental designs, criteria developed by APA Division 16 (Kratochwill & Stoiber, 2002; Shernoff, Kratochwill, & Stoiber, 2002) were used to supplement Division 12 criteria. Results indicate that behavioral treatment can be designated as a well-established treatment for phobic avoidance in individuals with intellectual disabilities.
Published Date: 
June, 2008

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