An introduction to the competencies-based approach

Elizabeth S. Sburlati*, Heidi J. Lyneham, Carolyn A. Schniering

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This chapter provides an introduction to Evidence-Based Treatment of Child and Adolescent Anxiety and Depressive Disorders: A Competencies Based Approach. This is done by covering the genesis of the book in terms of the rationale for the competencies-based approach, a description of the model of therapist competencies that this book is based upon, and highlighting to the target clinical trainer, supervisor and therapist audience the aims, utility, and structure of the book and it’s chapters.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEvidence-based CBT for anxiety and depression in children and adolescents
Subtitle of host publicationa competencies-based approach
EditorsElizabeth S. Sburlati, Heidi J. Lyneham, Carolyn A. Schniering, Ronald M. Rapee
Place of PublicationChichester
PublisherBlackwell Publishing
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9781118500576
ISBN (Print)9781118469248, 9781118469255
Publication statusPublished - 2014


  • therapist competence
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • child
  • adolescent
  • evidence based practice
  • empirically supported treatment


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