Cost-effectiveness of psychotherapy for child aggression: First, is there effectiveness? Comment on Shechtman and Ben-David (1999)


Journal Article

Prevention programs and interventions to reduce aggression in children can be evaluated in terms of costs of treatment versus long-term economic and social benefits. The group psychotherapy approach by Shechtman and Ben-David is quite brief and seems to demonstrate short-term reductions in aggressive behavior. If effective, this approach could be cost-beneficial. But its enduring efficacy is unclear, and the potential iatrogenic effects of placing aggressive children with other aggressive children make this approach risky. Copyright 1999 by the Educational Publishing Foundation.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Dodge, KA

Published Date

  • December 1, 1999

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 3 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 275 - 278

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1089-2699

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1037/1089-2699.3.4.275

Citation Source

  • Scopus