Commentary

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

  • David Rosenstein
  • Soraya Seedat

Abstract

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.

Journal of Child and Adolescent Mental Health 2011, 23(2): 69–73

Author Biographies

David Rosenstein
Department of Psychiatry, Tygerberg Campus, Stellenbosch University, Cape Town South Africa
Soraya Seedat
Department of Psychiatry, Tygerberg Campus, Stellenbosch University, Cape Town South Africa
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Articles

Journal Identifiers


eISSN: 1728-0591
print ISSN: 1728-0583