Child and adolescent cognitive behaviour therapy in South Africa: An editorial review

Rosenstein D. ; Seedat S. (2011)


The evidence base for cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) 1 and other psychotherapeutic interventions in child and adolescent populations in low to middle income countries such as in South Africa is almost non-existent. In this review we explored the transportability of cognitive behaviour therapy interventions into the South African mental health care environment. Further investigations of CBT's effectiveness for children and adolescents and its cultural adaptability in South Africa are needed. 1When using cognitive behaviour therapy in this article we refer to all iterations and therapies that support the basic principles of CBT and that are evidenced based. © 2011 Copyright NISC Pty Ltd.

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