Comparing the effectiveness of EMDR and TF-CBT for children and adolescents: A meta-analysis

Description

Efficacy of EMDR and TF-CBT for posttraumatic stress symptoms (PTSS) was explored through meta-analysis. A comprehensive search yielded 494 studies of children and adolescents with PTSS who received treatment with these evidence-based therapeutic modalities. Thirty total studies were included in the meta-analysis. The overall Cohen’s d was small (−0.359) and statistically significant (p < 0.05), indicating EMDR and TF-CBT are effective in treating PTSS. Major findings posit TF-CBT is marginally more effective than EMDR; those with sub-clinical PTSS responded more favorably in treatment than those with PTSD; and greater reductions in PTSS were observed with presence of comorbidity in diagnosis. Assessment of publication bias with Classic fail-safe N revealed it would take 457 nonsignificant studies to nullify these findings.

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Journal

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English

Author(s)

Jennifer H. Lewey
Christopher L. Smith
Brandi Burcham
Nia L. Saunders
Dina Elfallal
Siobhan K. O’Toole

Original Work Citation

Lewey, J. H., Smith, C. L., Burcham, B., Saunders, N. L., Elfallal, D., & O'Tooler, S. K. (2018).  Comparing the effectiveness of EMDR and TF-CBT for children and adolescents: A meta-analysis.  Journal of Child & Adolescent Trauma, 1–16. doi:10.1007/s4065

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“Comparing the effectiveness of EMDR and TF-CBT for children and adolescents: A meta-analysis,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed October 22, 2020, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/25330.

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