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

TitleIdentifying empirically supported treatments for phobic avoidance in individuals with intellectual disabilities.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsJennett HK, Hagopian LP
JournalBehavior therapy
Volume39
Issue2
Pagination151-61
Date Published2008 Jun
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.

DOI10.1001/archneurol.65.8.noc80042
Alternate JournalBehav Ther