Interventions for child sexual abuse group treatment for child sexual abuse: Treatment referral and therapeutic outcomes
A quasi-experimental design was used to compare the effectiveness of group (game-based cognitive behavioral) therapy to group-plus-individual therapy for child sexual abuse. The sample consisted predominantly of children from economically disadvantaged, African-American or Latino backgrounds. Pretreatment scores were examined in order to determine which factors influence treatment referral decisions. Results suggest that children who were referred for individual therapy in addition to group therapy report higher pretreatment levels of sexualized behavior. Posttreatment differences were also compared across therapy conditions. Results suggest that individual therapy is needed to address the sexual concerns of survivors but that it may not be needed to augment the effects of group therapy for other symptoms. Implications for treatment are discussed.
Journal of Child Sexual Abuse
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Liotta, Lindsay; Springer, Craig; Misurell, Justin R.; Block-Lerner, Jennifer; and Brandwein, David, "Interventions for child sexual abuse group treatment for child sexual abuse: Treatment referral and therapeutic outcomes" (2015). Kean Publications. 1862.